The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Imp's More Complex Needs
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Feb 20, 2012 @ 5:33pm
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Imp's More Complex Needs

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:

Blood (if you're a vampire)
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:
Bethesda Forums:

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:


!!!!! 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 !!!!!!
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ShadowDragon_79 Jan 17 @ 5:15am 
If I have all DLCs, do I also need all 3 mod-addons?
Kangshi Jan 15 @ 10:36am 
I dont' get how this mod's timescale works. I have this mod's timescale off. I set my game's timesacle of 1 minture in game =120 minutes in real life. What I should do with the timescale of the mod? what should I do with the fixed timescale?
bensonaerules Nov 14, 2016 @ 4:38am 
Hey Imp, not sure if this has been reported, but I was having problems before with mudcrab legs causing a crash to desktop using this mod. It would happen whenever i would hover over the item in the food menu. Cheers.
Imp  [author] Nov 7, 2016 @ 4:36pm 
It's available for SE on Nexus Mods:
Pegazeus Nov 7, 2016 @ 12:13pm 
Will your mod work or be updated for the Skyrim Special Edition?
Imp  [author] Nov 5, 2016 @ 8:57pm 
If you have SKSE, hit "N" when standing near detectable water. If not, equip the +More Complex Actions+ power and use it near a waterfall, ripples, or a well.
Actually That Communist Nov 5, 2016 @ 8:28am 
How do you refill waterskins?
Imp  [author] Nov 3, 2016 @ 8:59pm 
Once it's crafted, fill it up the same as you would empty wine bottles, then drink from it.
phaseblade5080 Nov 2, 2016 @ 8:00pm 
how do you use the waterskin
fresh goblin Oct 29, 2016 @ 7:02am 
ugh how the hell do i delete this i tried bu its not working!