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Star Wars Game Sale!

07 February 2017 - 09:57 PM

Hello everyone. It's been a while since I made a post, but I finally have a bit of new to share.
 
The Humble Bundle is having its third Star Wars Humble Sale. For a low price you can become the proud owner of many great and classic Star Wars games. This pack includes such classics as Empire at War, Battlefront 2 and Knights of the Old Republic. If you or a friend wants to get some of these wonderful games head over to THIS link and check it out. 
 
Act quick, at the time of posting this you will only have 13 days from the time this post was first made public before the sale ends!
 
For those unfamiliar with the Humble Bundle, it features "pay what you want" that allows you to get games at good deals. There is different minimum thresholds of payment that unlocks more games and even physical rewards like shirts. The best part is YOU get to decide where your money is sent (including charity). This deal sends money to Unicef's Star Wars Force for Change that helps improve the lives of children around the world.
 
If you like Star Wars (if not this isn't the website you are looking for) check it out.
 
MOD News
 
In other news, a new version of M4-78 is being tested and should be available to the public some time in the near future. This new version will have the long awaited improved voiceovers  that many users have been looking for.
 
We have also seen the release of the first area in the 2.0 version of the KOTOR ULTIMATE texture pack. You can see my video on it here
 
MOD HIGHLIGHT
 
There has been many great mods released since my last post but as usual I will link to a few that I think are worth checking out. This time I want to highlight the awesome set of same sex relationship mods by Leilukin
 
These mods allow players to experience relationships in the game that were normally exclusively heterosexual (including the ability for Darth Sion and a Male exile). These mods not only enable the differing relationships but also re-dub the voiceovers and subtitles for a less disjointing experience. 
 
M4-78 Documentary Update
 
Finally, a new episode of the M4-78: A History Documentary series will be released soon. If you haven't seen it you can catch up with it here on my Youtube channel 
 
Thanks for reading, have an excellent day.


New News

25 July 2016 - 01:42 AM

Welcome to deadlystream.com.

 

Today’s post will mostly be dealing with updates and information (That is what news is supposed to be, right?)

 

The first and most important update of the day has to do with one of our wonderful staff members here on the site. Modder and Administrator extraordinaire, Sith Holocron, is moving.

Since his travels will take him far (across an entire beautiful, magnificent and humble country) to Alaska he will be taking a break from his admin duties. You can read more about it in his post HERE.

 

To fill the void left by SH you can take up and administrator concerns with Acting Administrator Fair Strides or one of our other wonderful moderators.

 

In other news, the long Gamefront Saga appears to be finally over. Thanks in part to some quick (and legally questionable) actions by Nexusmods all of the files that could be found at the Gamefront archive are now available on Nexusmods. This is excellent news for anyone who was looking to find mods as the searching should in theory be both faster and more accurate now that it is being hosted on the Nexus servers. This means different things for different people.

 

 

For modders: you can reclaim your mods by following this link and contacting them as detailed at the bottom of their post

 

For users: You can find mods for KOTOR HERE and KOTOR 2 HERE

 

 

 

I have also gotten an update in regards to Kotor: Aperion, a project I spoke about in a previous news post.

Taylor Trotter, President and Game Director of Poem Studios responded to some emails I sent him a while back and had this to say in response to my article.

 

1)      [as of April 29th] I have had no contact with Disney or EA.

 

2)      The project will be released in a mod. It will require the original game and use the original voice and music files.

 

3)      [In regards to the mod looking “Un Kotor”]  If you want a shot by shot remake of KOTOR, then this is not your game and I am sorry but as artist (and I wholly believe that, video games are art and I am an artist above all) that I need to have creative liberties otherwise Apeiron becomes void, it becomes a tech project; a conversion modification where it sits as a footnote; and I cannot abide by that. I think the Old Republic definitely had a different aesthetic than the movies and exploring what that atheistic is and how people behaved is infinitely interesting. I will give you a very comical example put it proves my point. No where in KOTOR are there any toilets. Why? Who knows, maybe they didn't think of it, or maybe it was such a small thing it would have taken time and money to put in the game, but there are no toilets in KOTOR. There are in Apeiron and the reason is, is that we have the tech and the time to make KOTOR much more open and explorable. Now I'm sure most people will run past the restroom in the Taris Cantina and never think about it. But there are people who will say "Wait...toilets don't exist in Star Wars...its feels too...normal." And I get that, but (and I kid you not) there is a Wookieepedia article on toilets in Star Wars, and we have them because I'm using the same rule I've had for the past decade while playing DnD, if you can argue a point as why something works or why something is there 99% I'll allow it... We do not take artistic ethos lightly.

 

Thanks again for reading. Please stay tuned to my Youtube channel and deadlystream in the near future as I have some interesting projects in the work.

 

As always, have an excellent day.


GLIntercept: Freecam in Kotor

16 May 2016 - 11:24 AM

http://deadlystream.com/forum/index.php?app=downloads&module=display&section=screenshot&id=860

 

File Name: GLIntercept: Freecam in Kotor

File Submitter: Xuul

File Submitted: 15 May 2016

File Category: Modding Tools

 

Ever want to have freecam in Kotor? Now you can.

 

This program is a free and open-source OpenGL function call interceptor providing a replacement wrapper (opengl32.dll) that exports all OpenGL entry points. When an OpenGL call is made, the GLIntercept wrapper processes it before passing the call onto the real OpenGL system.

 

In plain English this means that using this program you can enable free-cam and wire-frame in KOTOR or KOTOR 2.

 

This upload includes several preset camera speeds for ease of installation.

 

A full tutorial on how to use this program will be available at https://www.youtube.com/c/xuul

 

=====Installation=======

 

1) Install GLIntercept via GLIntercept_1_3_3.exe
2) Go to the folder where GLIntercept is installed
3) Copy the OpenGL32.dll to the Kotor Directory
4) Copy gliConfig_FreeCam.ini to the Kotor Directory
5) Rename "gliConfig_FreeCam.ini" to "gliConfig.ini"
6) Open a Camera Speed Preset folder
7) Copy the config to "[Install Directory]\GLIntercept_1_3_3\Plugins\GLFreeCam"

 

=====Controls=======

 

Press CTRL+SHIFT+C when in game to toggle freecam
Press CTRL+SHIFT+W when in game to toggle wireframe

 

O to reset Camera tilt
P to reset Camera position

 

If using a preset use the arrow keys to move the camera.

 

=====Limitations=======

 

You can only "see" areas that are in the frontward line of site of current PC character.

 

=====Disclaimer=======

 

Presets and instructions compiled by Xuul.

 

www.youtube.com/c/Xuul

 

GLIntercept from version 1.0+ uses the MIT License :

 

Copyright © 2014 Damian Trebilco

 

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

 

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

 

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

 

Click here to download this file


Gamefront is Dead

09 May 2016 - 08:25 PM

The king is dead… long live the king.

 
For those of you who are not aware, I regret to inform you that GameFront, one of the largest games modding websites is gone forever. This shutdown echoes the death of Filefront (KotOR files) that occurred not so long ago. Unlike the Kotorfiles shutdown, there will be no new website to take up the mantle of hosting all of the files. With the death of Gamefront is also the death of every mod and file with it. Over 15 years of gaming history gone in an eye blink. Or so it seems....
 
Early last year the folks working on the Internet Archive Project took note of the collapse of Filefront and began the process of archive the entire website. While this is not the only attempt to save all of the mods from their swift death it is the most comprehensive. This means that nearly every mod and file should, in theory, be available still. Unfortunately, this also means that every single link posted all across the net will now also be broken.
 
So if you are looking for mods from GameFront click HERE
 
Or click for a direct link to the Kotor Section or the Kotor 2 Section

 

I also found a page with some battlefront mods on it here.

 

The pages are slow and unreliable but they do exist. This means that if there is an old mod you missed out on you can grab a copy. 
 
I hope in the future a more reliable host will be found for many of the files but for now be grateful we have this level of access.
 
Interview
 
One thing that I've wanted to do for a while is interview and showcase awesome people in the Star Wars community. I thought it would spoil the surprise if I asked one of our regulars here, so I asked a friend of mine from over on Youtube.
 
I spoke with Mowseler, who describes herself as a Cosplayer, lover of video games and sci-fi. She is also the General Manager of Hamptons Handcrafted Lightsabers LLC. Who better to talk to about Star Wars than someone whose day job is to sell ACTUAL LIGHTSABERS.
 
Below is an abbreviated copy of the interview.
 

Xuul- You’re obviously a huge STAR WARS fan. Do you have a favorite character?
 
Mowseler- . I absolutely love Star Wars. Picking a favorite character is so hard..if we’re considering strictly the movie canon, then it would be a hard tie between Obi-Wan and Han Solo. If we’re including the expanded universe, then I would probably have to go with Darth Bane. That trilogy really opened up such a palatable experience to embrace the Darkside.
 
X- Let’s talk about cosplay. Many of your works have dealt with Star Wars and Knights of
the Old Republic in particular. Why is that?
 
M- Star Wars has always been an incredibly huge part of my life. I watched the trilogy every weekend with my dad as a kid - I even took martial arts for a time so I could feel more Jedi-like haha. I have always loved the universe and the characters, so it was only natural that I would start my journey into cosplay with the franchise I love the most. As for KOTOR - it’s one of my favorite games of all time (still taking a backseat to Legend of Legaia). Being a big RPG fan, it was a match made in heaven to have an awesome Star Wars story to go with it.
 
X- Do you create everything from scratch, or cobble together most of it from existing works.
 
M- It’s a mix of both. I try to make most things myself, but I also don’t think it’s necessarily a bad thing to incorporate already made items into your cosplay. Especially as you are learning. I didn’t know anything about sewing when I got started, so for Atris, I took an O-Ren Ishii robe from Kill Bill and modified that some to fit my needs haha. With Revan, I bought a corset already made and added pieces to it because I didn’t want to risk snapping my ribs in half doing it myself. Darkside Artis was completely handmade (expect boots….F boots). Rey was completely handmade and hand dyed (it was so much fun). Other costumes, like Maggie, Ellie, Lily, Jodie and Max I pre-bought their clothes because they are just simple shirts and jeans and then I either added the shirt designs myself and/or weathered them. (I love weathering). Kylo Ren was a commissioned robe from Hampton’s Jedi Outfitters. I don’t really discriminate, but I do prefer making things myself. It’s more fun and allows me to be really creative.
 
X- What is the most difficult aspect for you when it comes to getting a cosplay together?    What is the most rewarding aspect?
 
M- Time. I work full time, so it’s always hard to find the time to dedicate to builds, especially more difficult ones (like 200 individually soldered LED’s in Darkside Atris’ tabards). [In regards to the rewarding aspects] if it’s a costume I built myself, it’s the satisfaction of knowing I made it, and the reaction from others who appreciate the hard work I put into it. If it’s a more simple costume that I fabricated from preexisting materials, I focus more on portraying the character in the photographic art I make with David Love Photography so that I can provide something of value to other fans of the series. I always work really hard and put a lot of effort into every costume/photo, regardless of how much work the build required.
 
X- Changing tracks for a moment…  Kotor 1 or Kotor 2?
 
M- 7. Kotor 2. D: 
 
Don’t get me wrong, I love everything about Revan and Kotor 1, and I am well aware that Kotor 2 is pretty unfinished and unsatisfying in some regards, but I really love the work Chris Avellone put into the story, and the overall darker tone it took. It was really refreshing to see a character that had literally been cut off from the Force, and a dark presence that was so vile and uncontrollable. And I loved the tragedy of Atris, despite the actual lack of depth given to her in the game. I guess my imagination just allows me to fill in the holes that were left due to it being rushed. I think a remake of the game with attention to the plot would really hit hard with the fans. Maybe Apeiron will hit that one next!
 
X- Don't worry Kotor 2 is the correct choice. Chris Avellone's work is amazing… How about mods? Do you use TSLRCM? M4-78?
 
M- Yes, Chris is awesome- I have played Kotor 2 with the mods. They obviously make the game much better.
 
X- What games have you been playing lately, & what are you most looking forward to?
 
M- My life has been really hectic in the last year, so it’s been hard to put aside some time for gaming (TRAGEDY), but I was able to play Fallout and Witcher 3 most recently while I was recovering from a minor surgery. Both of those games are terrific. I plan on streaming on my Twitch channel once I get my internet set up in my new place, and I have a ton of games on the list :D
 
X- If I recall you recently started working at Hampton’s Hand-Crafted LED Sabers (HHCLS) . Tell us about that.
 
M- I recently took the position of manager for the company Hampton’s Hand-Crafted LED Sabers (HHCLS). So far it’s been NUTS - We are fulfilling our orders for our recent Kickstarter promotion for modular sabers. I moved from Florida to California, and while it was a huge change, it has been pretty awesome so far. I love California’s weather (nice and dry), and working for Ken Hampton is really easy. Because I’m the real boss ;) But really, who doesn’t want to say that they basically make lightsabers for a living? I wake up every morning excited to go to work, and the hours fly by without me even realizing. The nature of this business also affords me more time to work on costumes, more tools for creating awesome projects, and the ability to attend more conventions and actually have booths for not only our products but my costume pictures as well.
 
X- The OTS Sabers look awesome. What really sets them apart from the typical sabers in the
Market?
 
M- OTS is pretty awesome because unlike some of the other modular systems, ours features an internal chassis that houses the electronics, which is actually the motto of OTS - “It’s all about the chassis”. What this affords the user is the ability to very easily change each hilt on the fly (emitter, foregrip, rear grip, pommel) with our catalog with just a few twists and no fear of damaging the electronics or connectors. On top of that, our starter collection comes mostly plain, which allows the user to completely customize their pieces with etching, powder coats, or even adding leather/rubber/cloth to personalize the look. 
 
We also offer the hilt pieces anodized in four colors to start: black, red, blue, and gold, with our trim pieces being able to be plated in either chrome or black chrome ( a personal favorite - it looks so cool). We plan to release new sets probably every quarter, with designs increasing in complexity, and even character hilt sets eventually. 
 
But don’t take it from me - you can build your own to see if you like it on our website. There is also an app on the Google Play store. We are working on releasing an Apple version shortly (having to jump through hoops with Apple, of course). The builder also has a link to preorder the basic tier packages on our Indiegogo campaign.
 
X-Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. One more thing I have to ask. Do you get to play with lightsabers at work? Because that would be awesome?
 
M- Of course I do :D
 
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This is the part of the article where I usually put a bunch of links for further reading. Unfortunately, due to my recent move, I don't have much for you this time.

 

Here is a mod for Chivalry with a Starwars Skin 

 

This video is a Star Wars song about Kreia

 

I also high recommend following Mark Hamill @HamillHimself on Twitter. It is amazing.

 

There is also some interesting new Kotor 3 Rumours bouncing around if that's your kind of thing.

 

Sorry about that last one.

 

Until next time. Have an excellent day!


Dragon Age Mod Series Suggestions

07 April 2016 - 04:32 PM

At the request of some of my lovely and wonderful subscribers I am planning on reviving my Dragon Age Origins Mod Tutorial Series.***

 

Since I thought there might be a few folks around here who like the Dragon Age series, I thought I would ask for suggestions on the new videos.

 

In this series I will cover the basics of installing, and tweaks mods for both Dragon Age: Origins and possibly Dragon Age 2 as well. Like all of my modding series' it will also feature highlights, reviews and showcases of various mods.

 

Since this series is over 2 years old (not to mention in such shoddy quality) I will also revisit some of the mods I looked at originally and use the latest methods and tweaks to make the game run great.

 

 

I will probably be covering mods that I have covered already as well but please ask anyway. I might have not considered redoing that particular video.

 

Feel free to post here with mod links, questions and suggestions (even if you have PM'd me or commented on youtube).

 

Even if this thread gets no responses I will get to redoing this series eventually, it just might take a bit longer.

 

Thanks for the support.

 

 

 

 

 

*** this has nothing to do with CREATING mods, sorry.