Current MCM Document Version: 7/10/2021 2.0.0
For Dungeons & Deviousness to work properly, the MCM and Skyrim in-game settings should be set as follows.
A Word About Difficulty
Before you get started, a word about difficulty: Dungeons & Deviousness is intended to be a semi-hardcore list with survival elements and a relatively high difficulty curve. That said, there are several mods included in the list that affect difficulty and changing the in-game difficulty will do nothing. There is exactly one difficulty for Dungeons & Deviousness Director's Cut: the one that comes with the list. If it's too hard, too bad.
That said, the following three mods (AVA, ELSA, and CC&BR) are included to make it actually possible to play the list. Skipping them is possible, but you are strongly advised against skipping them under any and all circumstances.
Character creation in Dungeons & Deviousness is going to be slightly different than you're used to. Follow the directions below in the order they are presented to make sure you set up you character correctly.
Also, before you begin, if you're going to use a RaceMenu preset, it's possible that they will look weird on initial load. You can load the head sculpt for your chosen preset from RaceMenu's Sculpt menu. Doing so should fix any oddities with head shapes and such. Note that not every preset has a head sculpt to load, you should only do this if it looks weird.
AVA & ELSA
Immediately after you create your character, you'll be prompted to assign your attributes using AVA. You may do this now or later by selecting the appropriate response when the popup appears. If you choose to do this later, you'll be given a power in your Powers/Shouts menu that you can activate to assign your attributes. You should select either Expert or Master when prompted.
ELSA gives you a bonus to a single skill based on your character's background. To do this, select the "Reflect" option from your Power/Shout menu and then press the Shout key (Usually Z) to select your background.
The choices you make in the AVA and ELSA menus are permanent and cannot be changed without starting a new character!
Classic Classes & Birthsigns Reimagined
You will start the game with a book in your inventory called "Classic Classes". Read this book to select a class and birthsign for your character. The book will be removed after you select a class and birthsign. You can still change your birthsign/standing stone by finding the appropriate one in Skyrim's game world.
The choices you make in the CC&BR menu are permanent and cannot be changed without starting a new character!
Depth of Field: Minimum/Off
A Matter of Time
Click "Load user settings", then wait for the confirmation message to appear.
You don’t need to change anything here, just open the MCM menu to initialize the framework.
Click "Import Settings"
Click "Load Setting"
If Estrus Chaurus doesn’t appear in the MCM menu, you need to go back to the start of this document and read the red text. :)
Click Register Animations to enable them, then exit the MCM and re-enter the MCM.
Click Load from File
Mod Active: Enabled
Gender Quick Change: Numpad 7
iHUD Hotkey: <
Key press toggles: Enabled
Less Intrusive HUD
Click Load Personal Preset, exit the MCM, wait for it to finish setting up completely, then proceed.
Click Import Settings
Milking Duration: 1 sec
Feeding Duration: 1 sec
Simple Race Milk: Disabled
Disable Skooma Effect: Enabled
Disable Armor Stripping: Enabled
Milk leaking effect: Disabled
You don't need to do anything here, but you need to know this exists. If you miss a message in the top left corner of your HUD, you can check this to see what you missed.
This is another one that you need to know exists. Powers Keyring lets you hide spells/powers from your magic menu and access all of the hidden ones by equipping the "Keyring" power and then using the Shout key (default Z). If your spell/power menu gets too cluttered, you should use this to clean it up a bit.
SexLab - Sexual Fame
Click "[Debug] Reset All Papyrus Storages"
Config Key: Set this to something you'll never press, like Insert.
Sexuality: Pick your character’s preference.
Rebuild & Clean
Click Import Settings, then exit the MCM and wait until you see a message stating "Creature Animations Installed" before continuing.
Click Import Settings. When it says Actioning Settings, exit the MCM, then wait for a popup to appear saying "SLS: Import settings complete".
Save & Load
Click Load Custom Settings, confirm, then wait for it to say "Settings loaded."
SL Anim Loader
SL Anim Loader's MCM can take a while to load, but usually no more than 30 seconds. If it is taking too long to load, exit the MCM, wait 30 seconds, then try again.
The following settings may look like it disables some animations, but it doesn't. Furniture Sex Framework will handle the furniture animations instead of SLAL.
Click Enable All
Animations by Leito Furniture
Click Disable All
Click Disable All
Click Disable All
General Options (Again)
Click Register Animations This can take up to 5 minutes to complete, wait in the MCM until it is finished.
Tool Key: O
Tool Actor List Key: O
Click Update Furniture Types
Filter Furniture Anims: Enabled
Override Chance: 0.20
Open Journal: B
(Optional) Double tap input: Disabled
Step Dodge: Enabled
Save & Load
Click Load Balanced Settings, confirm, then wait for it to say "Settings loaded."
Click Start RN&D, then exit the MCM and then go back into it.
Check Needs hotkey: Esc/Unbind
Drink from Stream hotkey: K
Frostfall is: Enabled, then exit the MCM and wait for the “Frostfall setup complete” message to appear.
iWant RND Widgets
iWant Status Bars
Click Load, then wait for the “Load Complete” message to appear. This may take a minute or two.
Click Start Hunterborn, then exit the MCM and wait for the "Hunterborn SE started. Good hunting!" notification to appear.
Click Load Settings.
Click "Load MCM", confirm, then wait for it to say "Done!"
CBBE 3BBB Addon
Player Use Slot: 60 - Devious Devices Compatible
NPC Use Slot: 60 - Devious Devices Compatible
Archery Gameplay Overhaul (AGO)
Persistent Arrows: Disabled
Arm Fatigue: Disabled
Potion Duration: Set all to 5 seconds
Poison Duration: Set all to 5 seconds
Ragdoll Paralysis: Disabled
Reoccuring Time: 0 min
After picking a lock time: 0 sec
After combat time: 0 sec
Short Birth Duration: Enabled
No Effects: Enabled
GIST Soul Trap
Show message on soul lost: Disabled
Show message on soul shrunk: Disabled
Show message on soul displaced: Disablec
Show message on soul trapped: Enabled
Enable Leveling System: Enabled
Enable Lock Overhaul, exit the MCM, then reopen the MCM.
Activate Smash Locks: Enabled
Unlock with Magic
Enable Unlock Spell: Enabled
Loot and Degradation
Text Notifications: All
Player Item Break Chance: 4
Type of Light Source: No Special Effect
Random Normal Attack
NPC Activate: Enabled
Schlongs of Skyrim
SOS Potions: Disabled
Purge Dead Actors Every 10 Game Days: Enabled
Enable SOS: Enabled
SLA Monitor Widget
Vertical Anchor: Center, then exit the MCM, wait 5 seconds, then go back into the MCM.
SexLab Separate Orgasms
NPC Game: Disabled
Animation Speed Control: Off
Devious Cidhna - Pirates: Enabled
Devious Cidhna - Bandits: Enabled
Devious Cidhna - Vampires: Enabled
DCL - Bondage Adventure: Enabled
DCL - Leon: Enabled
DCL - Leah: Enabled
DCL - Prison: Enabled
Devious Followers: Enabled
Spell Learned: Return
Forgotten Spells: Enabled
Visual & Sound
Exhaustion Expired: Skill Forward
Spell Learned: Skill Increase
Trade & Barter
Barter Presets: Medium