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See the Discussions tab for the full ReadMe, FAQ, Changelog, and notes on creating compatibility patches for other mods.



IMCN is a realistic hunger/thirst/sleep mod for Skyrim. It assigns real world nutrition information to all foods, giving each item its own strengths and weaknesses, and adding a large array of new stats in addition to the usual hunger/thirst/sleep.

There are two modes available, Basic and More Complex. The general idea is to make it pretty basic to keep your hunger, thirst and sleep taken care of, to avoid penalties. Enable More Complex mode and you'll have additional stats to keep track of, but the potential to earn stat bonuses by taking better care of your character.


More Complex mode keeps track of:

Satiation - Penalties if greater than 100%, increases when eating
Calories - Penalties if less than 0%, increases when eating/drinking
Hydration - Penalties if less than 0%, increases when eating/drinking
Sleep - Penalties if greater than 100% (8 hours)
Blood (if you're a vampire) - Penalties if less than 0%, bonuses for high levels
Protein - Penalties if less than 75%, Bonuses for greater than 125% (based on running average over last 8 hours)
Nutrients - Penalties if less than 75%, bonuses for greater than 125% (based on running average over last 3 days)
Alcohol - Penalties and bonuses depending on level (none for 0%)
Caffeine - Bonuses depending on level (none for 0%)
Moon Sugar - Bonus depending on level (none for 0%)
Mental Fatigue - Penalties to magicka if greater than 0%, increases as magicka is expended, decreases when you sleep or rest
Physical Fatigue - Penalties to maximum stamina if greater than 0%, increases as stamina is expended, decreases when you sleep or rest
Morale - Bonuses if greater than 6.0, penalties if less than 4.0, increases or decreases depending on the appeal of the food you eat


Basic mode, which is similar to Fallout: New Vegas' Hardcore mode, keeps track of:

Satiation
Calories
Hydration
Sleep
Blood (if you're a vampire)
Alcohol
Caffeine
Moon Sugar (skooma)


There's a great deal more to this mod than I can fit on this description page (there's a character limit) so check out the discussion tab, and the mod's Nexus page for additional compatibility patches, readme, and changelogs, and the Bethesda forums topic for the latest info on updates and planned features.

Nexus Page: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=10639
Bethesda Forums: http://forums.bethsoft.com/topic/1440257-relz-imps-more-complex-needs-3/



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Basic Tips

Try to keep your hunger and thirst above 0, shoot for above 100% for both after a meal.
Eat before fast traveling if you find you're arriving too hungry.
Ride a horse. This will conserve calories and water, and give you a chance to recover from fatigue.
USE THE TIMESCALE ADJUSTER. It can be enabled and configured in the config menu.
Check out the +IMCN Conditions+ menu to get an idea of the kinds of penalties or bonuses provided.


IMCN supports SkyUI's Mod Configuration Menu (MCM). SkyUI is not a requirement for installation, but some configuration options will be unavailable without it.

The hotkey for checking your needs levels and using water sources require SKSE to be installed. SKSE is not a requirement for installing the mod, but the hotkey will not work without it.


Compatibility Patches for Dawnguard, Hearthfire, and Dragonborn DLCs are available:

Dawnguard: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=126207204
Hearthfire: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=126208965
Dragonborn: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=126209574


!!!!! IMPORTANT !!!!!!

Before uninstalling, enter the foods section of your inventory and click the +IMCN Vitality+ item, go to "Actions" and pause by either clicking the Enable/Pause toggle button, or the Reset button. The button should read "Enabled/Pauses: Paused" when you're done. This will dispel all active effects, making it safe to uninstall without messing up your character's stats. Save, then uncheck the files from your load order.

!!!!! IMPORTANT !!!!!!
1,109 Comments
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xXjcivilsXx Jul 5 @ 11:26am 
So basic is pretty much the same as complex I just won't see the counters? Or does the basic mod just make it to where I just eat.
65y creshaw Jul 4 @ 8:45pm 
Which foods do i need to consume toget nutrients? I tried everything multiple times and still have nutrient deficiency.
Imp  [author] Jul 3 @ 9:38pm 
I could say more, but I should start charging a consulting fee for this kind of thing. At the very least, the threat of a paper trail should scare off any crazies planning to actually starve people.
Imp  [author] Jul 3 @ 9:27pm 
It depends. The mod just starts a timer once your calories bottom out. I think it's ten days for food, four for water. In real life, it depends on what kind of shape you're in to begin with, and how active you are. A lot of your body's functions can run aerobically by burning fat, with fat stores being on the order of 100,000 calories (2,000 calories x 50 days). It also breaks down muscle for amino acids and to reduce calorie load.
2Handsome4You Jul 3 @ 7:02am 
like how many days?
Imp  [author] Jun 28 @ 1:46pm 
The people most likely to need the faq might not know what faq stands for. Nice technical writing catch.

It takes a while to die of starvation.
2Handsome4You Jun 28 @ 1:29am 
i starved my character for 3 days
and still does not die
2Handsome4You Jun 28 @ 1:10am 
my character wont die of starvation even when i enabled fatal effects
TheBuffDuff Jun 27 @ 1:48pm 
i can find the faq
Imp  [author] Jun 27 @ 1:30pm 
It's on the... check the faq.