DEM Burlesque 1.1 Overhaul 1.0
original mod by Karter, overhaul by Darklocq
This is an overhaul patch of the gorgeous Steampunk–Victorian outfit “DEM Burlesque 1.1” AKA “DEM Vodevil” or “DEM Vaudeville” by Karter. It is available both for the CBBE BodySlide set by Woodsnow® which uses HDT HighHeels, and in a separate version for the UUNP BodySlide version by Siegmeyer, which uses NIOverride heels.
Items from this set go well with ones from DEM Victorian (especially that mod’s mini-jacket) and similar fancy-dress mods like Fine Imperial Dress, and some parts of more steampunky gear like the Osare Culort[/url] outfit, and Graviczapa Charm.
The original mod has great meshes and textures, but a total trainwreck of an ESP, and a confusing folder and file structure (problems that have persisted in both of the BodySlide sets).
Some of the fix-it tips below are good for other mods (texture tweaking, fixing body slots, etc.).What This Patch Does, in Detail
Five video previews:
[*]Update.esm is required (i.e., you need the patched, final version of the game). No other DLCs required (despite the original mod’s claim to the contrary).
[*]You do NOT need the original DEM Burlesque mod, which is hard to get to, and made for some odd-ball body only. The UUNP and CBBE versions include all necessary resources.
[*] The original mod description page is here (use Google Translate if you don’t read Russian), and it links to two more pages about the mod, where you can get the original if you create a login account.
[*]Siegmeyer’s UUNP version, with NIOverride high heels: download from here, and get the “DEM Burlesque UUNP NiO.7z” version. Discussion page here. The download page also provides a non-NiO version (i.e., an HDT HighHeels version), but I’m not supporting that, since NIO works better.
[*]Woodsnow®’s CBBE version, with HDT HighHeels: direct download. Announcement page here.
[*]HDT HighHeels System, if you want to use that version.
[*]RaceMenu, if you want to use the NetImmerse Override heels. NIOverride has been built into RaceMenu since forever, though it is also available as a separate download if you’re a RaceMenu hater and an ECE fan.
[*] Both of them require SKSE[/url], so I list that as a requirement for this mod. To get HDT effects (bounce, etc.) on the clothing, you also need HDT Physics Extensions (whether you use HDT HighHeels or not).
[*]The High Heels Sound mod is not required.
⌚ TL;DR version: Install one of the two BodySlide sets. Install this patch. Generate your BodySlide meshes. Do it in that order.
Sorry, this is NOT a complete “fire and forget” mod, due to complexity and potential redistribution restrictions. Parts need to be installed in order, and you will have to do something manually if you use UNPB, LadyBody, etc. (or some other, unknown BodySlide conversion):
1. Noobs: Install either RaceMenu (for NIOverride) or HDT HighHeels System (or both), depending how you want your heels done. Both require SKSE. You should also have HDT Physics Extensions, and (for CBBE) a BBP or TBBP bounce-and-jiggles mod, or this and all other outfits and bodies will be very rigid.
2. Install either the CBBE and HDT HighHeels Bodyslides for this outfit, or the UUNP and NiOverride BodySlides. Either set will provide the meshes and textures you need.
2.1. Allow this process to overwrite anything from the original mod if you installed it way back when.
3. Install the correct version of THIS mod for your needs, matching your BodySlide set.
3.1. Allow this process to overwrite anything from previous steps (this will be the ESP file and various meshes).
3.2. Use BodySlide to generate meshes that match your body.
3.3. Optionally install the low-resolution (1K) texture set, a separate download, if you have a potato.
3.4. Optionally install the gold and red retexture (separate downloads for 2K and 1K).
4. ⚠️ WARNINGS ⚠️:
4.1. Some old slider sets for this have been known to output incorrect mesh names for the dress (cuirass/robe) part, possibly others. If you’re not using one of the two BodySlide sets I support, then check to make sure, and rename them if necessary to match what they should be. Change the BodySlide XML file for that part to output the correct filename next time.
4.2. Both of the supported slider-set packages, like the original mod, come with fairly large (2K) textures for screen archery (about 5 MB per DDS file, and most of them saved in the wrong format, as DTX5 instead of DTX1 when they have no transparency, which makes them take up twice as much disk space and VRAM for no reason). Any other DEM Burlesque conversion or slider set may also include these. Some texture-management notes:
The following files can be removed after all this, as they are now redundant with the new Texture Set records and the better organization by color:
Leaving them in place is harmless; just wastes some disk space.Upgrading
If you are already using the original mod, this is a safe mid-game replacement, as all the original gear’s FormIDs, etc., are the same. The only symptom you’d likely have is maybe some de-equipping of gear temporarily (e.g., the bracelet uses a different slot now, so if you have some other item also in that slot, then whichever is equipped last will “win”).Only If You Are Using Some OTHER Body Shape or Slider Set
If you are NOT using either Siegmeyer’s UUNP, or Woodsnow® (972917984)’s CBBE sliders – if you are using someone else’s slider sets, or are using some other body model like Lady Body or UNPB – then you are going to have to get your hands dirty.
If you’re using some custom race, you may have to add it to races that can wear this, in the ARMA records in the ESP. A better solution is to change the “Armor Race” subrecord of your custom race (in the ESP for that mod, not this one) to be NordRace or some other vanilla race.
Otherwise, follow the instructions immediately above; various other parts of the original mod shipped without BSDismemberSkinInstance data. Just because it worked in the original authors’ game, back when, under different conditions, doesn’t mean it’ll work in yours. Body slot details:
If this turns out to be a frequent problem, I’ll just patch all the slider-set files to use BSDismemberSkinInstance data, but don’t want to do the work if I don’t have to.What This Mod Doesn’t Do
Most of these are not to-do items; a few are.This mod does not:
I don’t claim any credit for anything but cleaning up and duplicating some ESP records and corresponding NIF lines, and tweaking some texture files. The original mod is all the work of Karter (DEM), and the BodySliding is all by the modders who’ve done slider sets for this. I impose no new restrictions of any kind on this re-mod, though a mention would be nice if you do something with it.
Any original conditions of the author may apply. So far as I can tell, these are: Any reuse of Karter’s meshes and textures requires attribution to him and his original mod. Permission must be gained to redistribute a complete mod of his work on some other site. However, patches and conversions and slider sets are clearly not as restricted, since there’s about a dozen of them at various sites, and no indications a permissions problem regarding any of them, anywhere.
However, even this redistribution restriction only appears at one of the Karter’s upload sites, not the other, and not at Karter’s own site, so it may just be boilerplate injected by that one site (like the default and overly restrictive permissions junk that Nexus “pushes” on us by default, seemingly as a “@#$% you” to Steam Workshop). Regardless, this re-mod seems “safe”, being just a partial patch; you still need one of the BodySlide sets, which do have the allegedly necessary permissions.
Karter originally credited (on various pages) Daz3d, Kris†a™, Revil, and Hidanna/Rinn for tools and assistance, but not for any specific resources. Says some of the screenshots (also used here) were by Laxire.
A couple of other screenshots also used here (and in ground meshes of some of the items) are by Marmotte at Skyrim Scandal, and Mita (ミタ, Mitakusaner) at Sky TM.DEM Victorian, Steampunk (Engineer), Glam, etc.
I may work on Dem Vic next. It’s also known as DEMDressNight, and NightDEM. Created by Karter. Here’s what I’m finding so far:
Some DEM Vic/Burl items have white equivalents in DEM Glam by by 国防安全部, whose release page indicates no reuse restrictions.
And, Karter also made a DEM Steampunk, a.k.a. Engineer Dress, that shares some features in common with DEM Burl & DEM Vic, but is more explicitly steampunk (has goggles, etc.) There’s a UUNP slider set (including for Skyrim Special Ed.) here.
A non-DEM-series Karter mod with stuff that will go well with this is Royal Hunting UNP (English download here, CBBE BodySlides here or here, a UUNP slider set here and here, including for SSE). UUNP version with “full HDT” including the skirt is here (see video); this may be HDT-SMP; I’m not sure yet (original author’s page provides a non-SMP HDT UNP version, but it’s behind a login-wall). This version is definitely SMP, but not UUNP. Regardless, the XML and weighting from one of those can probably be adapted to the bustle in DEM Victorian (though I would actually tone it down a little; the video shows the RH skirt flowing around so much it’s like it’s made of gauze).
DEM The Witch and Herbalist by Karter has some other stuff that would go well with this gear, but I can’t find any BodySlide sets for it at all so far. Karter’s Dresses for Eva also has some stuff that fits this look; CBBE version; no UUNP version found yet. Two more by him, Tunics for UNP and DEM Summer Dresses, are also good bets (though also including various Asian and Middle-eastern stuff); the second of these includes more retextures of the mini-vest found in DEM Victorian and DEM Glam. Haven’t looked for slider sets for them yet. There’s a “Karter Dresses UUNP” (including one for SSE) here, but not sure which set they are for.Clockwork Castle, More Steampunk Stuff
Probably the ideal setting for this stuff, Clockwork Castle is a Victorian/Steampunk quest and house mod, a Breton-Dwemer stately castle with design elements borrowed from the (real-world) Crystal Palace, and in parts reminiscent of some bits of the Bioshock games, though that’s more of a 1930s vibe. It’s an interesting spin on Dwemer (and on “faraway High Rock, according to the latest fashions from that province”). My own idea of Breton culture was more feudal Anglo-Norman and Hiberno-Norman with some Scottish thrown in (gotta put tartan kilts on someone in this game). I never would’ve thought to go Victorian/Edwardian.
Aside from Osare Culort[/url] and Graviczapa Charm (Sharman), another very steampunk outfit (and Dwemerized to fit the game world better) is Engineer Outfit by Haishao. Note: attempts to convert Grav Charm to BodySlide have not[/url] been successful so far. BDO Milren Fedora is also a good bet (includes a hat, obviously, but more than that; CBBE and UUNP); fedoras originated in the Victorian era, and originally as women’s hats. Another likely suspect is Imperial Investigator Armor[/url] by calyps, and its various retextures and conversions.
Original URL: https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/96956