Neverwinter Nights

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Elle Auddi Shades Aeryn Cylis Dagger Anaria Bladeflight Shirle E Illios Mel213

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Revised Valen Flirtpack with 25 new flirts, missing lovetalks, David Gaider's cut poem, NPC reactivity, typo fixes, & custom head/armor/underwear meshes.

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Please note that I am not the mod author on any of the erf/hak files. I am merely sharing my HOTU modules which contain a collection of Valen romance add-ons plus my expanded work. The original files are wonderfully written, and I would hate if they were lost to the ages.

This mod contains:
1. 25 brand new flirts (7 early, 8 mid, & 8 late) for the Valen flirtpack with 3 minor animations - 1 per each stage. Restores his cut poem written by David Gaider as a late stage flirt scenario.

2. NPC reactivity (Knower of Names, LG Aribeth, the Valsheress, the Warden, Lomylithrar the Rotting, Dahanna's ambush, the Sensei's amulet, and Mephistopheles' expanded banter with a fully romanced & taint free Valen).

3. Syntax, punctuation, & typo corrections for the flirtpack, stage 6 baby lovetalk, and vanilla content.

4. A revised Ch3 that incorporates the ever-elusive mimic and baby lovetalks plus a revised Ch2 with the missing deity talk. The aforementioned dialogues were rebuilt in the Aurora toolset to work alongside the original flirtpack and new flirts.

5. Optional version with new head/armor/underwear replacers. Head replacers are for elves, half-elves, and humans. Armor and underwear replacers are for all races & include torso physics. Will affect female NPCs. This file is partially tested (pub scene, consummation scene, mimic talk, and flirts only).

With these files, you are covered for the entirety of Valen's romance (vanilla and modded) - Ch2 & Ch3 flirts, Ch2 deity banter, Ch3 mimic banter, Ch3 baby banter, and additional NPC reactivity.  No need to access the toolset, just plug and play. Enjoy!

1. Download and extract via winrar. 6 total files - 4 erfs & 2 modules. (Optional version has 3 haks, 4 erfs & 3 modules for 10 total files. Pick only 1 version to use.)

2. Drag & drop the erf files into NWN Diamond\erf (1.69) or Documents\Neverwinter Nights\erf (Enhanced Edition). If you don't have one, please make one. 

3. Drag & drop the mod files into NWN Diamond\modules (1.69) or Documents\Neverwinter Nights\modules (Enhanced Edition).

4. Delete/move out the XP2_Chapter2 and XP2_Chapter3 files found in your nwm folder: NWN Diamond\nwm (1.69) or Neverwinter Nights\data\nwm (Enhanced Edition). This ensures that the game will launch the modded modules (which contains the Valen romance add-ons) during act transitions. Otherwise, your game will just load the vanilla chapters. If installed correctly, Ch2 and Ch3 are greyed out under HOTU's Campaigns section. *VERY IMPORTANT!*

5. If using the optional file, drag & drop the hak files into NWN Diamond\hak (1.69) or Documents\Neverwinter Nights\hak (Enhanced Edition). Drag & drop the extra mod file as outlined in step 3 and delete/move out XP2_Chapter1 as outlined in step 4.

Tip #1
: Run the game with DebugMode 1 active to see where triggers fire (yellow highlights in Diamond Edition). Open the console via the ` key. Reload a prior save if nothing happens. Be wary of haste outside of combat as hasted PCs may miss triggers.

Tip #2: Run the game with no other mods. This mod can be possessive/temperamental at times and does not react well to additional add-ons, haks, overwrites, etc. The optional version with new heads, armors, and underwears being the only exception.

Tip #3: The pub scene is pretty fickle and at times it would launch, and other times it wouldn't. Having no other mods installed may help (tip #2). If you want to see his drinking date without losing progress, make a beeline for the Lith My'athar Public House right when Ch2 loads and speak to the bartender. When the table transition launched, my PC was sitting at an angle while Valen was standing/sitting.

The consummation scene in the Cania tavern launches consistently in EE, though sometimes your henchman may spawn in the room as well. Diamond Edition fires correctly. Rent a room for the night line only displays after his romance is committed. Speak with the dragon tavernkeeper.

Tip #4: Valen has 3 phases to his flirts: early, mid, & late. They can revert when Valen is summoned via the Reaper in Ch3. Manually reset them accordingly via the command console `DebugMode 1:

dm_setvarint AudValenStage_Mid 1
dm_setvarint AudValenStage_Late 1

When asked to select a target, click your PC. You may need to do so again when the romance is committed in order to activate the final flirt stage. If left untouched prior to his love confession, it will automatically set from early to late stage.

Tip #5: Have Valen die and resurrect him for a sweet conversation in Ch3. Romance must be committed to see the dialogue (tell him you love him and ask if he would do the same for you).<3

Tip #6: During the mimic talk, Valen's dialogue will drop if there isn't another henchman recruited. It's scripted to include an interjection from either Aribeth, Deekin, or Nathyrra. Have a full party for this part.

Bug #1: Fade to darkness bug after Ch3 consummation still present, just rest to reset.

Bug #2: Reaper unable to summon henchman in Ch3. This is a known vanilla bug. Henchmen need to have been removed from party (via dismissal or upon PC death) or perished once in Ch2. This has been pre-existingly identified and isn’t due to the mod.

Bug #3: Ch2 is not transitioning to Ch3 upon the Valsheress' death. Click the escape key to exit the unending Mephistopheles cutscene. A rothe beast may spawn momentarily beside your PC in the Gatehouse (Diamond Edition only, EE transitions fine).

Celowin for their Part X: Henchman tutorial in the NWN Lexicon
Auddi for their Valen Flirtpack erfs with additional credits to Shades, Aeryn, Cylis, and Dagger
Mel213 for their Valen Flirtpack modules which helped me to understand the flirt's conversation trees during the creation process of this mod
Anaria Bladeflight for their mimic dialogue fix erf
Shir'le E. Illios for their stage 6 romance fix and deity dialogue fix erfs
Dartagnon for their Rotex - Women of Fantasy hak with additional credits to Lisa
BearThing for their Aribeth Anniversary Head Pack hak with additional credits to Zoligato, Dark_Brood, Torlack, Lord Emil, Discreet Software, Wayland, Colin Semple, Danmar, and Eligio Sacateca
Lord Exodus for their Aribeth's Head for Player Characters hak with additional credits to The NWN Community on, lllSnakeeyeslll, LordEmil, Dark_Brood, and Zoligato
& BioWare for Valen<3