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Diabolist VR Install Guide


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Diabolist VR Install Guide

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1. INTRODUCTION


Diabolist VR is a high fantasy theme-based mod list that pays homage to the hack-n-slash loot-hoarding Action RPG of the late 90s, it does this by adding 10 Diablo inspired mods and so much more, this includes:



2. PC REQUIREMENTS FOR DVR


DVR should run well on modern PC-VR configurations from medium to high end, I focused heavily on optimizing all performance related settings via ini files, mods, tools and using a low 512k res DynDOLOD configuration for hybrid 3D trees.

This should be a good start for decent performance.

A complete DVR install has a total size of roughly 94gb GB, (this size includes the initial DVR file download from the Wabbajack software + the complete install.)

Since I use a Rift S, the skyrimvr.ini files will reflect that, so a few of these .ini settings will need to be adjusted to suit your specific HMD and PC. I will go over that and other recommended settings throughout this guide.


DVR is developed and tested with this PC-VR setup:


3. MOD LIST FEATURES


To save space on the in-game loot card, DVR uses a 3 tier STAR Halgaris RPG loot system.

The Percentages displayed below are the item drop rates.

NOTE: Some hard-coded vanilla gear and quest items still have 1 or more enchants with No Star, this cannot be changed, additionally, there is 10 randomly enchanted item variations on all tiers, EXCEPT No Star & No Enchant (Vanilla).


4. GAMEPLAY PREP


From here forward, I will be using 2 terms Over and Over.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED and CRITICAL.



4A. SkyrimVR and Steam Install


It is CRITICAL to have a 100% fresh install of SkyrimVR ON THE ROOT C DRIVE.

DO NOT USE –> C:\Program Files and C:\Program Files (x86) <– Ignore these 2 folders for the entire process of this install guide, due to possible admin rights restrictions.

It is also HIGHLY RECOMMENDED and BEST PRACTICE to have STEAM INSTALLED ON THE ROOT C DRIVE.

EXAMPLE:

Steam Install Location:

SkyrimVR Install Location:

Diabolist VR Install Location:



4B. Visual C Runtime Installs



4C. Windows Antivirus and Firewall Settings





4D. Windows Paging File Size



4E. Wabbajack and DVR Install




4F. SkyrimVR ini Tweaker





4G. CPU Threads




5. MCM Recorder Auto-Load Settings



5A. Fine-Tuned Challenge


DVR uses Adept difficulty by default, this is CRITICAL to utilize the Fine-Tuned Challenge mod, because the dmg & spawn multiplier numbers will not function as intended if any other vanilla difficulty setting is used, this mod simply REPLACES the vanilla difficulty settings with detailed % numbers. Experiment if you want, however, Fine-Tuned DEFAULT % with ADEPT set is a good start if you want easy dungeon crawling, but for the best experience you would set the multipliers progressively higher, for example I use: Easy: 130%, Medium: 140%, Hard: 150%, Very Hard: 160%, then adjust the Dmg taken & Dmg inflicted sliders based on your own preferences, I use 80% Dmg Inflicted and 120% Dmg Taken, I also take followers on my adventures, you’ll probably want to do the same..

Fine-Tuned Challenge Settings


5B. Monster Mods


DVR uses several heavily customized monster mods at its core:

Skyrim Immersive Creatures (SiC)
Here There Be Monsters (HTM)
Rogue Like Encounters (RLE)
Monster Mod 2022 (MMod)
Scary Night Spawner (SNS)
Creepy Zombies (CZom)
4thUnknowns (4th)

These mods have been cleaned, optimized and all level lists have been overhauled to reflect a Diablo theme, this means very low wildlife population with increased random monster spawns.

Also installed is Skyrim Underground (SU), this mod has it’s own set of monsters spread out between 2 massive underground dungeons, there is also a new dungeon added with 3.0 Reimagined called Dark Glade, which can be accessed through a trap door on a boat sitting at the Solitude docks.

RLE provides 3 Combat modules to pick from and DVR uses the Clean Combat Module, which only alters the enemy combat styles, this module adds NO further difficulty, and it lets Fine-Tuned Challenge handle all base difficulty aspects.


RLE Combat Features, Quoted From The Author:



5C. Nethers Follower Framework


Difficulty Settings for Followers GIVING DAMAGE and TAKING DAMAGE can be adjusted in the Nethers Follower Framework mod settings inside MCM. It is also possible to ADD custom Followers like Inigo and Lucien into the Framework so they can use the NFF rules, I have tested this feature extensively over years of playtime as I always take these followers with me on ALL playthrough adventures, and it works like a charm, Access their dialogue menu after recruiting them into your party and then simply choose the NFF Import option. Please read this very helpful PDF Guide from the author of this mod, if needed, as NFF has a slew of options to get acquainted with.

NFF


6. The Sharper Eye


With SteamVR, I Highly Recommend using The Sharper Eye mod with or without TAA, this mod needs to be downloaded manually and simply unziped and placed inside of the main SkyrimVR folder, It includes the preset, the required shader and a custom VR-enabled Reshade build, additionally, these are the settings I use for a relatively sharp image with TAA enabled, There is also performance mode available on the bottom right corner but it is NOT Needed, as My Settings are on par with peformance mode, but click it if you want to experiment anyways.

To Enable or Disable this window shown below, click the HOME Button.

Sharper Eye Settings


7. TAA On or Off


TAA makes the distant image in VR have less jaggies (less shimmer but more blur), but this setting may have a noticable performance impact on your PC performance, personally I dont mind a tiny bit of blur with my newly revised FPS Stabilizer settings, so this mod list comes with TAA Turned ON by default, but if you decide to disable this setting then you must open your SkyrimVR ini Tweaker tool Skyrim ini Tweaker Small and disable these ini 2 settings.

bTAAWater = 0

bUseTAA = 0

NOTE: These steps are Only Needed IF you decide to Disable TAA.

I SUGGEST LEAVING TAA ON FOR THE BEST IMAGE QUALITY WHILE USING SHARPER EYE COMBINED WITH MY CUSTOM FPS STABLIZER TAA SETTINGS.

However, TAA On or Off is ultimately a personal preference.


8. NVIDIA Settings


The SkyrimVR specific nVidia Control Panel settings I have provided are for better visual clarity for the Rift S, but they likely work fine with a range of other HMDs, do some research online and feel free to experiment with your own settings if these are not sufficient for your GPU.

SkyrimVR nVidia Settings 1 smaller SkyrimVR nVidia Settings 2 smaller


9. SkyrimVR and SkyrimPrefs ini


If you want to reset your Diabolist VR .ini files back to install defaults: skyrimprefs.ini & skyrimvr.ini ⬅️️ click this link to get both current files and then overwrite them inside your ‘DVR\profiles\Diabolist VR’ folder, also make sure to grab the Skyrim.ini file and place it inside your root SkyrimVR folder


10. DO NOT SORT DVR WITH LOOT


DVR has been manually sorted from top to bottom & using loot WILL destroy the correct plugin order, if you add more mods, you will NEED to know where to place those new plugins and loose files, you will also need to incorporate them into the many custom made patches (if this is needed), additionally, I WILL NOT provide support with changing ANY aspect of this modlist. DVR support is EXCLUSIVE to the modlist provided, that being said, If you mess up the plugins order somehow, you can simply click the circular icon on the Mod Organizer window to restore the original plugin order based on the most recent date.No LOOT Sorting


11. INSTALL IS COMPLETE



Thanks for downloading Diabolist VR.

…but most importantly …

Have fun Dungeon Crawling, Monster Hunting and Loot Hoarding!

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Latest DVR Guide Update, 08/10/2022.