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#63423 Saving Star Wars

Posted by VarsityPuppet on 07 March 2018 - 06:29 PM

Disney is going to do whatever makes them the most money. I don't think the passionate Star Wars fans like us are really the majority anymore. Much easier to woo and make new generations of fans. Maybe a boycott would work, but for every disappointed fan, there is one that loves it and plenty more to woo.


I think the real nail in the coffin for Star Wars isn't going to come from passionate fans - it's going to come from over-saturation and the general populace getting tired of it.


The same thing is already sort of happening to Marvel, but I think they generally manage to stay afloat by jumping to different genres. Star Wars, I feel doesn't have that same flexibility. You can't change it too much because at some point it ceases to be Star Wars and then starts being one of those really generic, near-future, dystopian YA novel movie adaptations.

#63355 Download:Helena Shan Improvement

Posted by VarsityPuppet on 05 March 2018 - 04:29 AM

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File Name: Helena Shan Improvement

File Submitter: VarsityPuppet

File Submitted: 04 Mar 2018

File Category: Mods

K1R Compatible: Yes


May your father and mother rejoice; may she who gave you birth be joyful! Proverbs: 23:25




This mod gives Bastila’s mother, Helena, an overdue makeover so that there is an actual noticeable family resemblance between the two women.


- Use the TSLPatcher to install


- Sorry, I don’t have a real good uninstallation process for you. I guess delete helena.utc from your override?


- Bead-V and ndix-ur for their work on mdledit/mdlops
- Fred Tetra + KOTOR TOOL
- Obsidian, Bioware and the Odyssey Engine
- The DeadlyStream Community who has been around all of these years
- Jesus Christ, My Lord and Savior. For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.



Click here to download this file

#63327 New Planet: Ilum

Posted by VarsityPuppet on 04 March 2018 - 03:34 AM

Omg stop, it's driving me nuts that some people believe this is real.

It makes me sad that some people think that this is not real :(

#63283 New here, awfully glad I found the site.

Posted by VarsityPuppet on 01 March 2018 - 09:26 PM

Glad you meet you! Welcome to the forums. I would love to see some of the work you've done in Neverwinter Nights


God bless

#63244 [WIP] Bastila's Mother

Posted by VarsityPuppet on 27 February 2018 - 08:44 PM

Yeah they do look pretty similar, I guess.  Just thought I'd mention the other possibility to the discussion.  BTW, is Dustil's head one of the ones available to the player to use as the PC?


No, it's a unique head

#63240 [WIP] Bastila's Mother

Posted by VarsityPuppet on 27 February 2018 - 07:54 PM

Maybe Carth's kid Dustil too?


Carth and Dustil already look pretty similar, but I know at least at one time there was a mod that made him look younger

#63220 [WIP] Bastila's Mother

Posted by VarsityPuppet on 27 February 2018 - 05:35 AM

I'm working on a mod to make Bastila's mother, Helena, actually look like her daughter. The original is generic red-haired old lady jedi

I know, they totally look alike
Anyways, the idea was to reinforce that family relation, so I basically took Bastila's base head, added wrinkles, made a few model tweaks, and changed the hair.
So this is probably better, right?

And here's a video if you need a better reference

I need some ideas on what clothing to give her. My inclination was to give her one of the N_CommF variants, but wasn't sure.

#63111 Changing values in portraits.2da

Posted by VarsityPuppet on 23 February 2018 - 03:05 PM

This just in: Darth Paramedic wins Community Member of the year in a landslide victory

#63083 VP's Onderon Traveler Clothing

Posted by VarsityPuppet on 22 February 2018 - 05:04 PM

Oh hey


That was my first mod. If you're having trouble finding it, I can search my vast archives and upload it here to DeadlyStream. Or just remake it I suppose.


I'll try to have something shortly.


God bless.

#63051 Original Star Wars 1977

Posted by VarsityPuppet on 21 February 2018 - 06:41 PM

Well, I've seen his versions but he's added new effects and sounds, and in some cases new music. Which I really, really don't like.

My proposal would be to keep the original performances and performers as intact as possible while including the miscellaneous sound and visual effects upgrades George Lucas approved, which don't change the pace of the film, or add blatant new CGI creatures or change the designs of creatures already present.


I haven't found that the effects are too distracting, in fact some are so minor I'd hardly notice if I hadn't read the list. The only piece of changed music I noticed was the Battle of the Heroes playing during Vader and Obi-Wan's duel, which I did find out of place at first, but I quite like now.


His general philosophy is to update poor matte paintings, fix visual inconsistencies, but especially in A New Hope, he added the hologram screen during the Death Star attack. Also plenty more TIE fighters during that battle.


I think the Empire Strikes Back is more grounded, I think the only major CGI change he made was changing the Emperor's appearance so it looks more like ROTJ emperor than ROTS emperor. Everything else I think was extensive matte repainting, and creating miniatures to increase the fidelity of the shots.


But I digress...


I am generally in favor of the CGI changes, but boy oh boy do they need another update. Unless I'm missing something, they're still using the renders from the 2004 DVDs, right? Our technology and lighting technology has gotten a lot better, could do with a redo

#63049 Original Star Wars 1977

Posted by VarsityPuppet on 21 February 2018 - 04:36 PM

So after watching Harmy's despecialized editions, I have to say.

Basically I was considering something, I think partially some of the changes GL made were somewhat positive;

Essentially I think it would be perfect if we could get them on Blu-ray with all the changes made up to Disney's buyout.

Apart from these;


Original take lines should be present, not replacements in rereleases.
Obi-Wan's Krayt Dragon scream should be the 2004 version.
CGI rocks.
The additional CGI Dewbacks.
The background ones in "Look Sir Droids" should stay, all others should go.
The Ronto and extended Mos Eisley with the speeder passing through the street.
"Han shot first." Scene.
Jabba & Boba Fett in SW scene.
The blaster impacts on the Imperial Officers' chests should not be censored.


Luke's line;
You're lucky you don't taste very good.
Should be restored.
Boba Fett should be Jason Wingreen.
Lando should only say "Attention" once.


"Jedi Rocks" Goodbye you awful CG monstrosities.
The Original Sarlacc Pit rather than the new one, the CGI beak looks bad.
Han should say;
"It's alright, trust me." Instead of
"I can see a lot better."
Original Sebastian Shaw head.
When the mask is removed.
Victory Celebration should stay but no Gungan "We'sa free!"
No Hayden Christenson.
No "No!" From Vader.

I'd rather have this happy medium than either the original films or the special editions but we'll probably never get that, officially.


Have you ever heard of Adywan's versions? He does a lot of these types of changes although I'm not sure on some of the specifics. He has A New Hope and Empire Strikes Back released so far.


As someone who enjoys the prequels, I've softened to the inclusion of Hayden Christensen's appearance, although they should at least make him look older

#63036 Technical Vertex Buffer Difficulties

Posted by VarsityPuppet on 20 February 2018 - 05:26 PM

Oh snap, I have a 1070 as well, but haven’t run into such issues. But also, I don’t have the Steam version. Hmmmmmmm

Perhaps I should investigate and see if I can reproduce

#63008 Malachor V

Posted by VarsityPuppet on 18 February 2018 - 05:06 PM

Some of these are good ideas from a gameplay perspective, but would be hard to do with the available resources
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#62976 Sleheyron

Posted by VarsityPuppet on 16 February 2018 - 03:56 PM

I am aware of this, and so far only have 2 placeables in Sleheyron, which are actually used as such, unlike some other mods which use placeables as part of the area model. However, mod compatibility, especially with BoS, is not my chief concern.


To be fair, the only way to get animated models was via placeables back then. Perhaps some of these mods would benefit from a revisit.


Posted by VarsityPuppet on 14 February 2018 - 04:21 PM

... what?


You are the one framing videos which aren't 100% positive or negative concerning TLJ as "pro" or "anti", not me.

"pro" and "anti" are innherently contrarian. 


Let me try to explain this as if you are five years old:

Suppose we have two children, Thomas and Sally.
Thomas and Sally are discussing their love of candy and, specifically, lollipops.
Thomas says: "I love lollipops, I eat one three times a week!"
Sally says: "I don't really like lollipops, I eat one every month."

After this exchange someone asks you to describe this situation.
You describe it as such:

"Thomas is pro-lollipop and Sally is anti-lollipop."

Would someone who hears this description think Sally ever eats a lollipop? Or even likes lollipops?
Would someone who hears this description think Thomas ever stops eating lollipops?

You see how you're dividing this discussion binarily? 

It's not like Sally never eats a lollipop and Thomas is spending 24/7 eating lollipops. But that is what your implying by describing videos as "pro" or "anti"


People don't owe you their free time, dude.



Correct me if I'm wrong here, but it sounds like the implication you're making here is that Hassat Hunter can only understand things if they're explained in a very simplistic way (i.e. as if he were 5 years old), and that he is entitled (i.e. People don't owe you their free time)

If you ask me, sounds like that's bordering on toxic, which is not to say that you're the only contributor to that. I admit I could be fully wrong, but wanted to point it out so you have the chance to explain more clearly, lest things go south again.