WPMU Dev Buddypress substitue tutorial?

Is there a way in all of these plugins to use any of them in place of Buddypress? The Elegant Theme (Nexus) that I am using is not compatible with BP and I have really been interested in the other plugins that I see that WPMU has. If I need to make my site MU I will :slight_smile:

I was also told that Mingle could work as well but I am most interested in using as many WPMU Dev plugins as possible since they all link with each other.

Thank you