Before asking about why something works the way it does, please read my mod description and look through my customization menu in the game so you can see what settings I have and what is currently selected.

    Also, please check out these links explaining Skyrim vampirism bugs.  Maybe my mod is not at fault and it is an unfortunate glitch in the game ...

    http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Skyrim:Vampirism#Bugs
    http://elderscrolls.wikia.com/wiki/Vampirism_(Skyrim)#Bugs
    http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Skyrim:Vampire_Lord#Bugs


    Skyrim is buggy. If you ever get stuck in a quest, this is the BEST site to look up bugs and quests.  You can find console commands to bypass quest stages that get stuck:
    http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Skyrim:Skyrim





    The most important thing to try if you EVER have a problem with this mod is to perform a "clean" install. 

    ALWAYS TRY THIS FIRST! 
    Use BOSS to sort your load order, but it isn't perfect.  
    Try moving my mod to the very bottom of your load order and test your game.  
    If problems still persist, follow the steps below;  they only take about 5 minutes ...

    (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.
    2) Use my MCM - Troubleshooting and Cleanup page and click on "Reset/Clear Better Vampires Mod" or use the "Reset Better Vampires" menu option by using the {Customize or Reset Better Vampires Mod} power (found at the bottom of your powers menu).
    3)
    Exit my MCM to have the mod reset.
    4) Use my MCM - Troubleshooting and Cleanup page and click on "Reset Sanguinare Vampiris" or use the "Reset Vampirism" menu option by using the {Customize or Reset Better Vampires Mod} power (found at the bottom of your powers menu).
    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 NMM to remove mods, but you can check the files section and use my "Remove Better Vampires" batch file if you installed manually (it is much faster).
    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.
    12) Download and install my latest mod version using NMM.
    13) Load your "clean" saved game from step 10.
    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

    Load order is important. My mod has to be in the correct load order. I highly recommend you use BOSS to sort your load order; it is quite easy to use. The load order in general should look like this:

    Skyrim.esm
    Official DLCs
    ...
    RaceCompatibility.esm (if you use it)
    ...
    Unofficial Patches (if you use them)
    RaceCompatibilityUSKPOverride.esp (only if you use the USKP)
    SkyRE (or similar overhauls)
    ...
    Custom Races
    Texture Replacers (vampire eyes, skin colour, etc.)
    ...
    Better Vampires.esp
    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. 

    Remove other mods first, install my mod last. 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.




    "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 directions ... 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/BOSS 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.

    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
    Exit Skyrim

    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)
    Exit Skyrim

    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

    Skyrim.esm
    All DLC
    RaceCompatibility.esm
    Unofficial Patches
    CustomRaces.esp
    RaceCompatibilityUSKPOverride.esp
    CustomRace.esp
    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)