(all of these steps are also essential if you are upgrading)
Please follow these steps if anything goes wrong or if upgrading from a previous version of my mod:
1) Rest/wait for 24hr in the
game - this will allow any NPCs you have fed upon, or used Seduction
or Fear's Embrace on, time to recuperate.
my MCM - Troubleshooting and Cleanup page and click on "Reset/Clear
Better Vampires Mod".
3) Exit my MCM to have the mod reset.
4) Use my MCM -
Troubleshooting and Cleanup page and click on "Reset Sanguinare
5) Exit my MCM to have your vampirism reset.
6) Save your game (it must be a real save, not a quick save).
7) Exit the game.
8) Uninstall and DELETE the
old version of my mod (completely DELETE all files, scripts, etc. from the Skyrim\Data and
Skyrim\Data\Scripts folders). I use MO to remove mods, but you can
check the files section and use my "Remove Better Vampires" batch file - it will ENSURE everything is gone..
9) Start the game and load your saved game from step 6 - ignore the message about missing content.
10) Now make a new "clean" save without my mod (not a quick save).
11) Exit the game. Use the Script Cleaner on the "clean" save from step 10 (to ensure the cleanest slate possible).
12) Download and install my latest mod version using NMM or MO.
13) Load your "clean" saved game from step 10 (or 11).
14) Customize my mod with the MCM, customization power, or console commands.
15) You were infected in
steps 4 and 5, now you must wait 3 days for your disease to run its
course and you will become a stage 1 Vampire (fully fed).
Load order is important. My mod has to be in the correct load order. I highly recommend you use LOOT to sort your load order; it is quite easy to use. The load order in general should look like this:
Remove other mods first, install my mod last.
RaceCompatibility.esm (if you use it)
Unofficial Patches (if you use them)
RaceCompatibilityUSKPOverride.esp (only if you use the USKP)
SkyRE (or similar overhauls)
Texture Replacers (vampire eyes, skin colour, etc.)
Royal Bloodline.esp (only vampire mod that should be loaded after mine)
Also, please remember that the installation order is just as important as the load order!
If you use NMM to install my mod it will overwrite the scripts of
other mods that use the same files - HOWEVER, if you install my mod
first, then remove some other mod that used the same scripts, NMM will
replace the other mod's scripts with the vanilla Skyrim backups it had.
It does not have to load
last in your order, it just has to load after any mods that may also
alter vampires. The only exception to this is Royal Bloodline - it can
be installed and loaded after my mod.
Save Game Script Cleaner
If something still isn't working for you, perhaps try this great tool:
Save Game Script Cleaner by Hadoram
If scripts have somehow become glitched or unresponsive, or maybe you installed a new version over an old version, this may help you. It is said to be quite effective at fixing script issues.
"RaceCompatibility for Skyrim and Dawnguard"
The "RaceCompatibility for Skyrim and Dawnguard"
mod should work well with my mod, but you have to follow TMPhoenix's
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
"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." -
If you do not have Dawnguard or still need help, check with TMPhoenix for troubleshooting.
If you need to update my mod while using RaceCompatibility, Octoboy outlined these steps that worked perfectly for him:
Using the BV MCM -> Clear/Reset BV Mod
Using the BV MCM -> Reset Sanguinare Vampiris (curing vampirism)
Saving the game in a new slot
Using the NMM -> Uninstall BV
Using the NMM -> Uninstall RC
Using the NMM -> Install RC WITHOUT BV
Load Skyrim Save from earlier.
Save in another, new slot (this makes your clean save)
Using the NMM -> Uninstall RC
Using the NMM -> Install BV
Using the NMM -> Install RC with BV (overwriting the VampireQuest scripts from BV)
Using the NMM -> Arrange Load Order
And at the bottom, after all other plugins, finally Better Vampires
Load most recent save
Using the BV MCM -> Reset Sanguinare Vampiris (to become infected)
Wait for 3 days (72 hours)