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Blog #100

Blog #100

All of my blogs now have one of those pictures that (usually) indicates the title of the blog. I’ve numbered all of my blogs since I’ve started creating them and I’ve finally reached 100 of these things.   Wow.  100 blogs.  Someone, please call a doctor! Instead of me rambling on yet another niche topic, I’ll now invite you to go through the previous 99 blogs and see if there’s something you may have missed from me.  I’d like you to have opportunity to consider if there’s something

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Blog #99 - But what about "XXX" for a sound set?

Blog #99 - But what about "XXX" for a sound set?

I have had more than a few requests to have as a sound set.  Now, the lines from SWTOR wouldn't enable me to create a full sound set for SWTOR's but I had come up with a alternate way of creating a sound set. Now I haven't received the lines from these folks yet but I have been promised to have them eventually. Don't bug these people by asking them when they're going to hand in the lines.  That will annoy them and you won't get the sound set... Spoilers follow

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Blog #98 - A look back at my Ord Mandell video

Blog #98 - A look back at my Ord Mandell video

Thought I'd pimp out my old "Ord Mandell" video for old time's sake.  It was the one of the first videos that I used GLIntercept in. I wonder if this video and my Lonna Vash video were responsible for Mrmann's series of videos being pushed out on a more regular basis. Do you think there is something to that theory?

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Blog #97 - TIME SENSITIVE - Help me choose the picture for next soundset

Blog #97 - TIME SENSITIVE - Help me choose the picture for next soundset

Hey there folks!  The next soundset I plan to release will be the Imperial Agent from SWTOR.  However, I'd like your help choosing the picture for the soundset, if you don't mind.   Here are your choices. 1. The Standard Picture: On the Bridge     2. The Agent in Conversation (This will be cropped to remove HUD elements)   3. Agent walking away from an explosion. 4.  Same pose as picture number 1 but I replace the background with another locale

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Blog #95 - What do you LIKE or LOVE about M4-78 EP? (version 1.5)

Blog #95 - What do you LIKE or LOVE about M4-78 EP? (version 1.5)

In your own words, can you tell me what you like and/or love about the M4-78 Enhancement Project.  At the very least, it would be amusing to read some short entries about what you thought was worthy about the mod.  If I were to work on the documentary again, it also might prove to be a helpful repository of quotes I could work. If you dislike the M4-78 Enhancement Project, I have a whole other blog dedicated for that topic.  I’m just trying to keep these areas separate. It’s just easier to

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Blog #96 - What do you HATE about the M4-78 EP? (version 1.5)

Blog #96 - What do you HATE about the M4-78 EP? (version 1.5)

In your own words, can you tell me what you are disappointed with or downright hate about the M4-78 Enhancement Project.  At the very least, it would be amusing to read some short entries about what you thought was annoying about the mod.  If I were to work on the documentary again, it also might prove to be a helpful repository of quotes I could work from. If you like (or even love) the M4-78 Enhancement Project, I have a whole other blog dedicated for that topic.  It’s just easier to make

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Blog #94 - The Problem with Master Vash

Blog #94 - The Problem with Master Vash

A formerly unreleased remnant of the unfinished chapter of the M4-78 Documentary M4-78: The Problem with Master Vash One thing that I don’t think I’ve previously discussed is the problem of voice overs of the character Master Vash – the Jedi we’re seeking in the M4-78 materials. Did you know that there are two voice actresses for the lines that appear in the game? When we first see and hear Master Vash, it’s an old video that T3-M4 plays of your Exile’s trial on Coruscant

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Blog #93 - What's in my DropBox? [Holiday Edition]

Blog #93 - What's in my DropBox? [Holiday Edition]

Here are some links that I'm either making open to the general public for the first time  - or in certain cases - reminding you that I've done so before. Mod issues are your own responsibility as I won't be providing troubleshooting. Happy Holidays. KotOR1 Mods Shores of Death: Kill Everyone at the Beach Scene by Furio Manaan Fish Fest by Furio Evil Temple: An Alternate Temple Scene by Furio Alternate DS Female Romance Ending by JdNoa Slaughter the Jedi Co

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Blog #92 - Looking to complete Achievements in SWTOR

Blog #92 - Looking to complete Achievements in SWTOR

I've got two missions that I'm having difficulty completing in SWTOR and I'm looking for folks that might willing to join me on these missions so I can finally be done with them. Both of these missions are on a Republic character on the "Star Forge" server. On with the mission descriptions! 1) The Shroud Revealed "The Shroud Revealed" is the final mission in the Republic line of the Macrobinocular Missions.  In it, you finally take on the character called the Shroud personally.

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Blog #91 - Set Decoration: Peragus and the Harbinger

Blog #91 - Set Decoration: Peragus and the Harbinger

For this blog, I’m not covering other larger mods and their compatibility patches.  These will be simple quality of life selections that will – in my humble opinion – enhance your play-through.  As this section is essentially an opinion piece, your mileage may vary. This section covers the first part of the game, namely the Peragus Mining Colony and the Harbinger.  All mods of the mods listed are compatible with TSLRCM. Peragus Tweak 1.4 by VarsityPuppet Adds dead miners to replace

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Blog #90 - Set Decoration: M4-78

Blog #90 - Set Decoration: M4-78

For this blog, I’m not covering other larger mods and their compatibility patches.  These will be simple quality of life selections that will – in my humble opinion – enhance your playthrough.  As this section is essentially an opinion piece, your mileage may vary. 1) M4-78 Movies Remade - Provides higher resolution versions of the landing and take off cut scene movies that are currently in the mod. 2) Console M4-2K - It's the console from M4-78. A high-res, animated take on the

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Blog #89 - Set Decoration: Crates

Blog #89 - Set Decoration: Crates

Throughout both of the games, you'll find crates in several versions.  These cubes have different versions - one for each planetary location. (Excepting Taris with has three versions.) I'll list them all, provide the file names, and put a link where you can download them all.  Why this may be important to you? 1) You're making a movie and you want to show different crates for different areas.  This way you can swap the different textures in and out. 2) You're making a mod for

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Blog #88 - What mods do you use for Tatooine?

Blog #88 - What mods do you use for Tatooine?

This post is part of a continuing series I've been doing for Darth Varkor's next movie.   He mention that other than using Xarwarz's skins for Dantooine, that he was pretty open to suggestions. The next area we'll be talking about possibly improving is Tatooine! When you set up your ideal Tatooine, what mods you do use?  Please list the mods that you use below for both the interiors, skyboxes, and the exteriors of this planet.  You can mix and match here so if there's parts that you like fr

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Blog #87 - I want your TOP 10 issues with the M4-78 EP

Blog #87 - I want your TOP 10 issues with the M4-78 EP

I'll have to get working on the rest of the YouTube documentary eventually but I'm going to need your input in order to proceed. I'd like you to list which version you played, either version 1.2 or version 1.3. This is very important as some issues may have been fixed in 1.3 that were present in 1.2 !  (However, I still want to hear them as the documentary will cover each version in chronological order.) I'd like you to list where you acquired the mod. (Was it from here, MODDB, St

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Blog #86 - What mods do you use for the Ebon Hawk?

Blog #86 - What mods do you use for the Ebon Hawk?

I was asking DarthVarkor about skins he'd be using for his next movie.  He mention that other than using Xarwarz's skins for Dantooine, that he was pretty open to suggestions.  Let's tackle an area that we know that'll be in next movie . . . the Ebon Hawk.  When you set up your ideal Ebon Hawk, what mods you do use?  Please list the mods that you use below for both the interior and the exterior of our favorite star ship.  You can mix and match here so if there's parts that you like from one set

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Blog #85 - So you need a soundtrack cover for KotOR I and/or II...

Blog #85 - So you need a soundtrack cover for KotOR I and/or II...

So you've ripped the tracks using one of the guides out there or you're just that clever with using Miles Sound Tools that you didn't even need one.  Congratulations!  You have that music to listen to to your hearts content. But what of the artwork that you probably want to track tag your MP3's with?  What ever shall you put in there?  Well, I have you covered.  (pun intended)  Here are two examples if nothing else comes to mind and . . .  a template if you have the picture and don't want t

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Blog #84 - New version of a 10 year old video

Blog #84 - New version of a 10 year old video

This version of the content permanently replaces my old version.  It was 10 years old and it was showing it's age. It needed some work on it.  Hopefully the effort shows! A little background: To those that always wanted to see the cut romance ending to Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic for Dark Sided female characters, now you can. (Yes, I know Revan is canonically a male, but you have to play as a female to use this mod.)  Thanks again to JdNoa for creating this great mod.  T

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Blog #83 - GUI elements from the Star Wars movies

Blog #83 - GUI elements from the Star Wars movies

In some mods I've seen, there has been a shift to use more modern looking elements for in-game lighting and advertisements.  Though pretty, they don't seem to accurately give the "feel" that the Star Wars movies do.  After all Mass Effect isn't Star Wars and vice versa.  Therefore, I've created this blog entry to simply show off what I think those computer interfaces should look like by using pictures from the movies (and the production studio that created them.)   These shots come fro

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Blog #82 - VO should be done last in large projects

Blog #82 - VO should be done last in large projects

This blog post is actually for my own reference so I don't have to seek out which of the many posts I've mentioned it in. When folks mention their "big modding project" or their "huge overhaul" of either KotOR1 or KotOR2, here's what I used to quote...     If you actually wish to see if a large scale project will make it to release, see if they follow this advice.  If they don't, that project likely won't make it.  You may use the above quote to remind folks when "th

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Blog #80 - Looking for a small voice part to be filled

Blog #80 - Looking for a small voice part to be filled

I've been converting the Imperial Agent storyline into a audio drama.  From time to time, I need to have folks do the lines for droids and aliens because - as it's an audio drama - I can't rely on subtitles.  I'm looking for a someone to record the lines below  if they're interested.  British, Irish, Welsh, or Scottish accents preferred but I'll listen to all submissions.  Male or female voices welcome.  Mono or stereo.  MP3 or WAV. Lines: I request your attention.  I have an urgent me

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Blog #78 - So much for Coruscant . . .

Blog #78 - So much for Coruscant . . .

RAGEQUIT!   Well, this project at least.   Here's what I wanted to do. The Landing Video would have covered all three areas of the mod preceded by an orbit shot.         The pan would have been quick but the EH green screen would have only shown up after the pan stopped moving.   (I even had a skybox set up for the fountain module - no one ever pointed out that there's a blue Dantooine sky above that room but I sure as hell

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Blog #77 - The "LucytheAlien" Situation

Blog #77 - The "LucytheAlien" Situation

Since many of you lack the intestinal fortitude to ask me directly why she was banned, allow me to illuminate you. Multiple times, she violated Rule 6 - the bumping rule. She was warned many times via PMs not to do this but she continued to do so. She even bragged about doing so here.   Let's not forget her continual complaints that folks weren't working non-stop about mods she put in requests for. Modders will work on mods at their own pace and badgering them about it i

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Blog #76 - Using M4-78 EP with Snigaroo's KOTOR2 Mod Build

Blog #76 - Using M4-78 EP with Snigaroo's KOTOR2 Mod Build

Snigaroo - one of the administrators over at the KOTOR2 Subreddit - dislikes using M4-78 EP. That's his right. However, when I do my next play-through of KOTOR2, I want to use both the KOTOR2 mod build and the M4-78 EP. Might anyone have any suggestions what the install order would be in this particular situation? You should assume that I am using the 4CD version of KotOR2 and that I am playing on a Windows 7 computer.   I'm leaving this blog open as I have no idea when M4-78 EP will r

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