Using A Custom Race

Custom races can be used with my mod.  A warning though ... check with the author of your custom mod to make certain they have a vampire version of their race that has the proper flags set to identify you as a vampire (the keywords "ActorTypeNPC", "ActorTypeUndead", and "Vampire" attached to it).

If using a custom race, the "RaceCompatibility for Skyrim and Dawnguard" mod should work well with my mod, but you have to follow TMPhoenix's directions.  It is ESSENTIAL if you want your custom race to become a Vampire Lord.

My mod needs a clean save in between an old version and a new - he outlines a clear procedure how to do a clean save in conjunction with his mod.
"If you need to do a clean save for Better Vampires, you don't need to remove the RaceCompatibility mod, you NEED to make sure you re-install it WITHOUT the Better Vampires option. Then do your clean save, then re-install Better Vampires and then re-install RaceCompatibility mod WITH the Better Vampire option. Then you need to make sure NMM/LOOT has placed the mods in the correct load order." -TMPhoenix
If you do not have Dawnguard or still need help, check with TMPhoenix for troubleshooting.

Issues and bugs will result if your custom race also modifies the PlayerVampireQuest script ... contact the mod's author.  Install your custom race, then my mod, and say yes to replace any files.

The mod author of a custom race may have failed to attach the proper tags so you can be recognized as a vampire ...
If a custom race does not have a vampire version of that race then others may not recognize you as a vampire in the game and you may be unable to feed. I have a menu option for a workaround that allows you to feed ... but it is only a bandaid and not recommended.

Mod authors of custom races don't necessarily need to edit PlayerVampireQuest script to be compatible with my mod. Contact your custom race's mod author and ask for a vampire version of their race.


The author of any custom race can easily make a vampire version of their race (or you can too if you are so inclined):

1) Load the custom race .esp in the Creation Kit
2) Open the custom race (i.e. look for LunariRace)
3) Change the ID of the race to "yourcustomracenameVampire" (i.e. LunariRaceVampire)
4) Change the name of the race to yourcustomracenameVampire (i.e. LunariRaceVampire)
5) Save this as a new race, don't overwrite the original
6) Open up the race you just created
7) Add the keywords "Vampire", "ActorTypeNPC", and "ActorTypeUndead" to your new race (General Data, under Keywords)
8) Add the spells "VampireHuntersSight", "VampirePoisonResist", and "VampireVampirism" to your new race (General Data, under Specials)
9) Save your new race
10) Save your custom race .esp and exit the Creation Kit

After this, you can use the console to "setrace yourcustomracenameVampire" (i.e. setrace LunariRaceVampire) and you'll be able to feed normally and be identified as a vampire in the game.

NOTE: Be sure you use my menu option to infect yourself with Sanguinare Vampiris and rest 3 days so you have all the vampire perks and scripts running in the background. You cannot just change your race, you have to have the PlayerVampireQuest script running in the background too!

To cure yourself, use my menu to reset vampirism, cure your disease before 3 days are up, and use the console to "setrace yourcustomracename" (i.e. setrace LunariRace).

My mod will add a feeding perk to you when you start - so you should be able to feed no problem. If that does not work, use my customization menu option: "Fix Feeding For Custom Race", BUT only use it if you have to ... the game won't recognize you as a vampire even if this does allow you to feed and progress through stages and ranks.

I do not use a custom race or the RaceCompatibility mod, but Jayce Styles created a great video on how he got his Lunari custom race working with Skyrim, the RaceCompatibility mod, and Better Vampires: