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(WIP) The Guardians - a custom fantasy race - by Trykz and ???


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Yes, you read the title correctly. So allow me to explain the ???

 

But first, meet Syranna:

 

Guardian001.jpg

 

Syranna is the very first of her kind. And she is VERY special in many, many ways:

 

First, she is the base model for the females of her race (yes, that's your clue that there will be males as well LOL). BUT, she is NOT a Preset character. In fact, as of right now, there are no presets. But we'll get to that later.....

 

The Guardians are a race of holy warriors. But that doesn't make them "good guys" in every way. And this is one of those "special" things I was talking about. Guardians CAN become vampires OR werewolves. However, as vampires, they are true Daywalkers. With the ability to overcome the damaging effects of the sun that lesser vampires cannot:

 

no sun damage

no health loss

no loss of stat regeneration

 

and with EVERY strength that lesser vampires obtain when they become undead. But as a race of holy warriors, they are blessed with numerous counter-effects that allow them to continue their crusade of ridding Skyrim of it's many evils, unhindered by sunlight.

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But enough of that for now. Lets move on to the ??? part of the thread title:

 

The ??? means that I want something from some of you. It's pretty simple, and gives some of you the opportunity to put your own personal mark onto one of my races. So here's what I want:

 

I want your BEST looking Redguard character (male or female) in the form of a save game (this is my first race mod using Redguards as a base). And here's what I'll do with it:

 

I will import the face from your save file character into a Preset character that can be selected from the race menu when creating a character of this race. Just remember, the save file MUST be of the Redguard Race. And the reason for that is because the Redguard race uses a number of special morphs for facial features that make them unique from the other races. It would also be best if you're using Ran's Type-D headmesh as a replacer for your vanilla races. However, NO morphs other than vanilla can be used (such as the eye rotation morph), because I don't use them and it will mess up the imported face. But anything else should be fine. To make this simpler, here is exactly what I'm using:

 

Coverwomen Look 1 with the optional lace warpaints

Ran's Type-D head mesh (with vanilla facial morph .tri files)

CBBEv3 body with BBP (or UNPB as an alternate... the headmesh works with most bodies)

 

The body doesn't really matter. Just figured I'd mention it in case anyone wondered.

 

You can attach your save file here in this thread, or you can upload it to MediaFire and PM me a link to it. It's your choice. At the end of the week (assuming I have 10 male and 10 female candidates or more), I'll post screenshots of these characters and hold a poll.

 

The top 10 voted males and females will be used as the 20 presets the race will release with, and their creators will get a mention and thanks in both the mod file itself, and in the description when I add it to my other races in the downloads section here on LL.

 

I have a metric shit-ton of stuff to add to this race (lots of cool spells, effects, and abilities), and don't really want to spend days customizing characters for presets.

 

So this is your chance. Lets see what you guys can do.

 

Trykz

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I put something together. Hope you like it. Since I did not want to use Apachii Hairstyles' date=' the hair is surely improvable.

 

[img']http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg546/scaled.php?server=546&filename=sheaz.jpg&res=landing[/img]

 

Shea Savegame

 

Lookin' good Kraxon ;)

 

C'mon guys, do you REALLY want to leave this all up to me and Kraxon? LOL

 

Trykz

 

Downloading coverwoman right now and then I will give it a try.

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i WOULD surely lend a hand but as we have same head mesh and body only it stops me a bit.

 

P.S. btw why using vanilla TRI files not radio/Rans? Ck doesnt allow to give other paths to tri files? dont have huge knownledge about race creation in Skyrim thatwhy askin

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i WOULD surely lend a hand but as we have same head mesh and body only it stops me a bit.

 

P.S. btw why using vanilla TRI files not radio/Rans? Ck doesnt allow to give other paths to tri files? dont have huge knownledge about race creation in Skyrim thatwhy askin

 

The problem is the requirements. Not really the parts.

 

I don't like adding extra requirements to my race mods, because not everyone uses the same stuff. Basically, if someone is using the eye rotation .tri and I add it, and someone else doesn't want to install it, then that second person will pass the mod over because of it.

 

Generally speaking, a lot of people use the same bits. But not all in the same combination. So it's just easier if I don't add them as a requirement, and let people add them to their own copy of the mod if they want them.

 

But if I use a face morph that others don't have (or maybe want), then they'll have problems with the presets not appearing correctly. My race mods have gotten to a point where I don't really need to support much outside of basic issues that I can quickly walk someone through. But if I have to start explaining .tri files and other stuff many are not familiar with, it takes away from the time I'd rather spend developing the next mod.

 

Trykz

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hmmm ye anyways i can make some redguard babes without custom tri files tho i dont use coverwomen but mix of many other mods' date=' not even sure from what took what, just give me a sign and imma make some when time allows

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That's fine. What I listed is basically just for informational purposes. It's easier if others happen to be using it as well, but it's not really required.

 

Trykz

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BTW jan, can you link me the exact headmesh and .tris you're using? If they work better than what I currently have (I need to update some stuff LOL), I might make them standard parts in my mods.

 

Thanks,

 

Trykz

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BTW jan' date=' can you link me the exact headmesh and .tris you're using? If they work better than what I currently have (I need to update some stuff LOL), I might make them standard parts in my mods.

 

Thanks,

 

Trykz

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http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/12951

this is the basic what i'm using, headmesh is Ran's D. just DL main file and copy TRI/NIF.and atm i'm oldschool couse still usin default races

after reinstalation of Skyrim will heavily test all available face mods and might find something else what's good too.

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BTW jan' date=' can you link me the exact headmesh and .tris you're using? If they work better than what I currently have (I need to update some stuff LOL), I might make them standard parts in my mods.

 

Thanks,

 

Trykz

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http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/12951

this is the basic what i'm using, headmesh is Ran's D. just DL main file and copy TRI/NIF.and atm i'm oldschool couse still usin default races

after reinstalation of Skyrim will heavily test all available face mods and might find something else what's good too.

 

Ahh..... ECE. It's a cool mod, but not very good for custom races other than YGNord. Mostly because it was initially designed for use with the YGNord race. So when you start moving things around, out of their original pathing for other custom races, you get a lot of freakish results like bugged out eyes, or mouths that have weird blemishes around them.

 

Trykz

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BTW jan' date=' can you link me the exact headmesh and .tris you're using? If they work better than what I currently have (I need to update some stuff LOL), I might make them standard parts in my mods.

 

Thanks,

 

Trykz

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http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/12951

this is the basic what i'm using, headmesh is Ran's D. just DL main file and copy TRI/NIF.and atm i'm oldschool couse still usin default races

after reinstalation of Skyrim will heavily test all available face mods and might find something else what's good too.

 

Ahh..... ECE. It's a cool mod, but not very good for custom races other than YGNord. Mostly because it was initially designed for use with the YGNord race. So when you start moving things around, out of their original pathing for other custom races, you get a lot of freakish results like bugged out eyes, or mouths that have weird blemishes around them.

 

Trykz

 

nothing of this happened to me, i made custom race bymyself with added scripts etc and didnt have any of those "artifacts" also works good with default races

 

Edit: almost forgot, u can get those morph files alone too: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/12944

it says that requires ECE but i used these files before without ECE and worked good

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it's really good mod. with enough imagination u can make pretty good female chars as it has new nose/eye sliders. these 2 chars in attachment was made with those morph installed, dunno as others thinks but its quite good mod for char creation ;D

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I tried but skyrim got an CTD just after taking the screenshot. So this is the best Screenie I could get.

 

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And I didn't have the chance to save this one

 

2lxilu.jpg

 

 

 

But she blinked

 

 

Another Question, how do you upload a savefile?

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I tried but skyrim got an CTD just after taking the screenshot. So this is the best Screenie I could get.

 

bhbz2r.jpg

 

And I didn't have the chance to save this one

 

2lxilu.jpg

 

 

 

But she blinked

 

 

Another Question' date=' how do you upload a savefile?

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That's a good lookin' Redguard :P

 

But you should be able to just rar or 7z it up and attach it here in the thread.

 

Trykz

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I ment that I have no idea where the savefiles are stored?

 

Saves are stored in your Documents folder.....

 

on another note' date=' Preset 10 is my gift to all of you:

 

 

 

 

It's the only one I'm gonna do :D

 

If Nexus takes it down (dunno why they would), I'll put it on my webspace :P

 

Trykz

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I ment that I have no idea where the savefiles are stored?

 

Saves are stored in your Documents folder.....

 

on another note' date=' Preset 10 is my gift to all of you:

 

 

 

 

It's the only one I'm gonna do :D

 

If Nexus takes it down (dunno why they would), I'll put it on my webspace :P

 

Trykz

 

There can be only ONE!!!!!

okay, yeah, its late, im tired. I would like to give you some assistance by uploading a preset candidate tomorrow... later today, lol. Can't wait!

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So.....

 

I spent a bit today looking over saved game characters some of you upped for me. There were quite a few drop-dead gorgeous babes (even without their eyes or hair LOL). However, I'm looking more for a pretty exacting combination of soft and beautiful, while also strong and hearty in their appearances.

 

This ain't no Temptresses. These are good looking bad-ass bitches who need to look the part. I'm still not 100% satisfied, but this is where I'm at right now:

 

 

GuardianFemalePreset01.jpg

GuardianFemalePreset02.jpg

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GuardianFemalePreset06.jpg

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GuardianFemalePreset09.jpg

GuardianFemalePreset10.jpg

 

 

So keep those saves coming if you got 'em. The last three (and a couple others) are basically what I'm looking for. Importing a new face is cake. So replacing a few of what you see here is quick and easy.

 

I still need males though. I want this out to you guys by tomorrow night sometime, so get 'em posted as soon as you can.

 

I have about half-a-day of work finishing up the racials, abilities, and effects, so it'll likely be pretty late when I drop this into my MediaFire, but it should be ready before midnight.

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