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  • Submitted: Dec 22 2017 03:21 PM
  • Last Updated: Dec 29 2017 08:10 AM
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  • Approved by: Fair Strides
  • Approved on: 23 December 2017 - 12:02 AM
  • K1R Compatible: Yes

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Based on this request thread, this mod attempts to inject a bit of extra variety into one of the minor elements of KOTOR. It makes some changes to the locked kolto tank room in Zelka Forn’s medical clinic in Upper City South on Taris.

 

In the vanilla version of the game, the room has two placeable square kolto tanks, the floating bodies in which both use the PMHC04 (“Mullet Man”) head. For this mod, those were removed and the room model was edited to add two additional round kolto tanks, which match the ones along each side of the room. Additionally, the glass of the tanks had its texture replaced with one of the other variants in the game that is a bit darker and uses an environment/cube map for a hint of reflection. The empty tanks in the preceding room (behind Zelka Forn) were also edited for consistency. For the sanity of those with OCD, the position of the wall light at the back of the tank room was adjusted so it aligns with the centreline of the room.

 

The floating body model from the kolto placeable was stripped out and made into a standalone placeable of its own. The torso mesh was replaced with a new one with clean geometry at the neck join to facilitate using any player or NPC head. Additionally, an all-new female body variant was added, posed to roughly match that of the original male version. Two of these new body variants replaced the original two at the end of the room, with a number of additional bodies placed in the tanks along each side of the room. Zelka Forn’s dialogue when you enter the room for the first time seems to indicate that there were more than the two originally depicted in the vanilla game. Additional body variants not currently utilised in this mod will be released separately as a modder’s resource.

 

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Notes:
This mod relies on editing the Taris Upper City South module (TAR_M02AC). As such, it will not be compatible with any save in which you have previously entered the Upper City South level. Given that is the very first level you enter after leaving the starting apartment on Taris, that means you'll typically need to start a new game to utilise this mod.

 

Edited versions of both room models for the medical facility (M02AC_02G & M02AC_02H) are required for this mod, so will not be compatible with any other mod that edits those models. They still use vanilla textures however, so they will be compatible with texture mods. It will also not be compatible with any mod that edits the two entries for the original tank placeables in the module’s GIT (Placeable List entries 0 and 22). It should otherwise be compatible with other mods that alter the same module, as long as they utilise a properly set up TSLPatcher configuration. Since it has come up in the comments, Kainzorus Prime's NPC Overhaul Mod is compatible, but ONLY if you install it before installing this mod (KP's mod will forcibly overwrite any and all module files, so install it before anything - including K1R).

 

The floating bodies currently use the vanilla player face and underwear textures, so will be affected by any mods that alter those. Future versions of the mod may alter that, however.

 

Per some of my posts in the original request thread, I initially experienced some issues with the tank’s glass texture affecting lighting on the body models (and even outright visibility in one instance) depending on the player’s viewing angle. I believe this has been resolved, but it’s possible the problem may still occur on other hardware combinations that I have no way of testing.

 

The following player heads are used in the current version of the mod:

 

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Presently there is no provision for dealing with a clone of the head the player is using. It’s possible that this may be addressed at some point in the future (but don’t hold your breath).


What's New in Version 1.1 (See full changelog)

  • Revised floating body models to address a crash issue on XP and/or CD versions of the game. Thanks to Salk for bringing the issue to my attention.




If anyone is curious, this mod will NOT be compatible with the Manaan Overhaul mod by Jorak Uln for reasons that DP already described, unless you're willing to go through and delete all the specific files relating for the Overhaul's Kolto tank, you will get a glitchy mess in the med room if you use both.

 

Technically the Kotor Overhaul mod is also not compatible, but a five minute copy+paste/replace with ERFEdit can fix that.

 
Technically the Kotor Overhaul mod is also not compatible, but a five minute copy+paste/replace with ERFEdit can fix that.


The NPC Overhaul?

The NPC Overhaul?

Ya, that. My bad.

If anyone is curious, this mod will NOT be compatible with the Manaan Overhaul mod by Jorak Uln for reasons that DP already described, unless you're willing to go through and delete all the specific files relating for the Overhaul's Kolto tank, you will get a glitchy mess in the med room if you use both.


I have no interest in download 800MB or whatever it is to find out, but I assume this is only a texture issue? Specifically the tank glass texture, LSI_Bact03. I'm curious as to what the "glitchy mess" is, exactly.

Technically the Kotor Overhaul mod is also not compatible, but a five minute copy+paste/replace with ERFEdit can fix that.


That's because Kainzorus Prime is a naughty boy and didn't set up his installer for compatibility. A quick glance suggests the only issue is the forced overwrite of the module, so the easy solve should be to install NPC Overhaul first, then this mod afterwards. My mod will patch his existing module file.

I have no interest in download 800MB or whatever it is to find out, but I assume this is only a texture issue? Specifically the tank glass texture, LSI_Bact03. I'm curious as to what the "glitchy mess" is, exactly.


That's because Kainzorus Prime is a naughty boy and didn't set up his installer for compatibility. A quick glance suggests the only issue is the forced overwrite of the module, so the easy solve should be to install NPC Overhaul first, then this mod afterwards. My mod will patch his existing module file.

The mod comes with several MDL/MDX files, some of which might be for the Kolto Tanks. I don't know what the model name is for it, so I may be wrong on that. I'll redownload the gargantuan mod and look for it later tomorrow.

Anyway, here's what I got with that mod installed.

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The strangest part is how the other soldiers don't even spawn in.

 

I mentioned ERFEdit because while installing your mod first does ensure both mods work together, the effects of the NPC overhaul mod will not fully work on this specific module. That's where ERFEdit saved the day and I just copied and replaced the UTC files from Prime's MOD file to yours.

In the case of Jorak Uln's mod, that's using a save after having entered the area previously. You are spawning the original Mullet Man placeables.

In the case of Kainzorus Prime's mod, no, do not install mine first. Install KP's first, them mine over the top. That should require no further action (aside from not using an existing save once again).

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