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Blog #51 - Who wants to make HD versions of the trailers?

Blog #51 - Who wants to make HD versions of the trailers?

On the X-Box, the following trailers apparently played before the KOTOR games officially started. I've only ever played the game on PC so I've missed out on this factoid until recently. Here's the one for Knights of the Old Republic.     And here's the one of Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords.           I was wondering if anyone has the KOTOR movie making chops to remake the video using highest resolution -

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Blog #50 - Meet "Holocron"

Blog #50 - Meet "Holocron"

In my recent blog post, I was asking folks for their input on rebuilding my old Windows 7 computer. It's time for an update! Here's the part breakdown . . . iBuypower ARC 647 CASE ATX Mid Tower Case (unchanged from original) Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler (a recent purchase but before this build) PowerColor Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card (unchanged from original) Update (as of 09JAN2019): Radeon RX 580 LG UH12NS30 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer (unchanged from

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Blog #49 - I need a WAV file from MOTS

Blog #49 - I need a WAV file from MOTS

Hey there! You will be most likely be completely lost in you don't do Jedi Knight mods.   I need to get a particular wave from Mysteries of the Sith, the add-on pack from Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II. The WAV file is named "rc61121.wav" and it can be found in the MOTS' JKMsndLO.goo. Thanks!

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Blog #48 - Design my next computer

Blog #48 - Design my next computer

The premise is that you have up to 2,000 dollars of pretend money to spend. What sort of computer could I get for that? Assume I have a mouse and keyboard - everything else is up for grabs. It would also have to be able to play SWTOR on maximum settings. Have at it - and provide links and pictures if possible, please! Update: Instead of creating a whole new computer, I plan to rebuild my current computer. For reasons, I plan to stay with Windows 7 for the time being. Here are the parts

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Blog #47 - Preparing for the Stoney Chapter soon

Blog #47 - Preparing for the Stoney Chapter soon

As I'll be attempting to reach out to Stoney, I thought I should ask you fine folks if there are any questions that you think I should ask Stoney about, mostly in regards to M4-78. 1. First list how I should be pronouncing your screen name if I wind up using your question in the documentary. 2. List your question/s.   Thanks for helping me provide you with a better quality documentary.

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Blog #46 - I Present a SWTOR Question!

Blog #46 - I Present a SWTOR Question!

While adventuring through the worlds of Star Wars: The Old Republic, the player can make various discoveries that are saved in your Codex – an encyclopedia type journal of “important” terms, people and aliens you meet and things you see. Lore is a subsection of the Codex. It is different because there are two ways to get entries into the Lore section. You get automatic entries by killing some creatures or visiting places, but there are also Lore Objects, scattered all over every planet, that wil

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Blog #45 - Hangar versus Hanger

Blog #45 - Hangar versus Hanger

Spelling guy is back with another lesson. Whether it was me or that Star Wars movie with "Rogue" in the title, I think you might have that one firmly in your head. Now it's on to the latest spelling annoyance. Here's an example of the latest target - being used incorrectly. Oh, N-DReW25. I shake my head in disappointment. hangar ˈhaNGər/ noun noun: hangar; plural noun: hangars 1. a large building with extensive floor area, typically for housing aircraft. Correc

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Blog #44 - R.I.P. John Hurt

Blog #44 - R.I.P. John Hurt

Whether it was Alien, V for Vendetta, Spaceballs, 1984, I, Claudius or Helloby, John Hurt graced so many movies and TV appearances it hard to pic a few. Alas, John Hurt passed away today.   Here's a brief look at some of the man's work.   John Hurt, you will be missed. RIP.

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Blog #43 - R.I.P. Miguel Ferrer

Blog #43 - R.I.P. Miguel Ferrer

Miguel Ferrer passed away yesterday. Besides the minor connection to KotOR - him being the brother of Darth Malak's voice actor - you may remember him from many TV and movie appearances. However, most people will remember him in the role of Bob Morton, the creator of Robocop.   You will be missed.

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Blog #42 - Disciple and the Holocrons

Blog #42 - Disciple and the Holocrons

Disciple and the Holocrons . . . that sounds like a bad KOTOR cover band, doesn't it? Anyway . . .   As most of you know, there's some cut content in The Sith Lords regrading "lost holocrons" and Disciple's quest to find them all. During the quest you'd find several of them - both Jedi Holocrons and Sith Holocrons. You could gain force powers from the holocrons. It was a shame it was unreleased as it actually gave you something to actually do with Disciple - a character that racks low

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Blog #41 - 3C-FD

Blog #41 - 3C-FD

I was playing around with Darth Sapiens' hi definition T3-M4 mod sometime ago. I had the the idea to recolor it so it could also be used 3C-FD, the temporary droid in T3's party in the prologue.     Then, I totally forgot about it. Hopefully, someone might be able to recall the name of T3-M4's texture so I can use this in the game.

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Sith Holocron

Blog #40 - Seeking an illuminated keyboard

Blog #40 - Seeking an illuminated keyboard

Hey folks! I need some input on a keyboard for one of my computers. The computer I'm talking about here is my old XP computer. I think my illuminated keyboard is on it's way out. Seeing as I got about 10 years out of it, it's put up a valiant fight. However, it is time to let it go. However, it being an XP computer, I'm not prepared to spend a lot of money for a new keyboard. Might you have any recommendations for an illuminated keyboard under 50 bucks (US) that you can personally recommend

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Sith Holocron

Blog #39 - Selected Track Artwork for my SWTOR Audio Drama

Blog #39 - Selected Track Artwork for my SWTOR Audio Drama

Sometimes, I need a long playlist to listen to when I'm running myself ragged on the treadmill. I had decided to record video of the Imperial Agent story arc when I would then convert into MP3s. After that was done, I added my own music choices. I went through the sound files to explore as many branches of character discussions so I could expand them. I even added extra NPC's on story missions - you can only have one accompany you at a time - if I felt they had something interesting or funny to

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Blog #37 - Family Matters

Blog #37 - Family Matters

I'll have to fly out of Kodiak today to head back to NYC early this evening - assuming that I can get out in this weather. My mother is in the hospital and isn't expected to make it. So the next week or so, I'll be a very faint presence on the forums. If you have access to my Facebook account, please don't post your well wishes on there at the moment because I'm not quite in the right mind frame for that. (You may post those thoughts here in this blog.) If you have questions to do with KOTOR stu

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Blog #36 - Sith Holocron Moves

Blog #36 - Sith Holocron Moves

Hey folks, I've had this message set up in advance so I can activate it and be on my merry way.   On or about the 20th of July 2016, my possessions will be boxed up and I will start the long move from the east coast of the United States all the way up to Alaska. That's a long hike - and with a whole country in between! Adding to the time it takes to move all my family's stuff, there's also the matter of the housing situation being set up on the other end of the journey. (I may be in te

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Sith Holocron

Blog #35 - Portrait Pictures

Blog #35 - Portrait Pictures

I've turned most of the major characters' lines for K1 and TSL into Mp3. I'm weird that way. I'm also anal retentive which means I have to track tag those MP3s. And I have to have decent album art for the track tag.   Why not turn that obsessive nature into a positive?   Hence me working on my own little portrait package. HairlessWookiee over at Reddit has been kind enough to provide some high quality shots of the TSL NPCs for me. A few at time right now. I thought I'd show o

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Blog #33 - Please review an alternate M4-78 mod from 2006?

Blog #33 - Please review an alternate M4-78 mod from 2006?

I had a thread on Reddit that linked to an early M4-78 mod created a long, long time ago which didn't even use Vash in it. I'd love to have outside sources give some opinions. I haven't played it myself. It was created by a modder named Darth Shan way back in 2006. If anyone is interested in using this mod and giving feedback, I'll have a place for it in one of my videos in my (yet unreleased) YouTube M4-78 Documentary. You can provide text, or text with your own voice saying your words. There i

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Blog #32 - Coruscant as envisioned by Ralph McQuarrie

Blog #32 - Coruscant as envisioned by Ralph McQuarrie

"I can still remember all the glittering lights of Coruscant. Very pretty. Can we go back there, Master?" - HK-47, Knights of the Old Republic Ralph Angus McQuarrie (June 13, 1929 – March 3, 2012) was an American conceptual designer and illustrator. His career included work on the original Star Wars trilogy, the original Battlestar Galactica TV series, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and Cocoon, for which he won an Academy Award. These are the concept paintings that he did for Coruscant.

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Sith Holocron

Blog #31 - Requiem for an iPod

Blog #31 - Requiem for an iPod

Alas, my music player seems to have had it's day.     This 160GB held a lot of playlists - which was very helpful as it stored all of the music and it also had most of the voiced lines in both of the KOTOR games.   However, I'm not quite ready to give up on the device yet. I've seen videos on YouTube that show you how to replace the battery and the hard drive. As I'm a bit of a butterfingers when it comes to electronics, I think I'd rather seek out a service that w

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Blog #30 - I need a tutorial for a HK-47 voice filter

Blog #30 - I need a tutorial for a HK-47 voice filter

Going through various Star Wars video games, I've found numerous other sound files performed by Kristoffer Tabori. He voices our favorite homicidal droid from the KOTOR series, HK-47 (and his various "family members".)   I'd like to listen to these various sound files and have them sound like HK-47. To be specific: I don't want to hear a filter used in HK-50 or HK-51 lines - just HK-47's filter. I just need to figure what the closest filter settings to the ones used by Bioware and Obsi

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Blog #29 - Star Wars Crawls in KOTOR 1 and 2 (Non English Versions)

Blog #29 - Star Wars Crawls in KOTOR 1 and 2 (Non English Versions)

I use the U.S. version and I only speak English so I have to reach out to you fine folks to get the answer for this.   At least five years ago, ttlan posted up on his website the various spelling and grammatical errors in the opening crawl for the French version of KOTOR2.     Is this an issue with the other foreign language editions of KOTOR1 and/or KOTOR2?   In addition, what countries did have the official localization for both games?

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Sith Holocron

Blog #28 - A M4-78 mod I've overlooked

Blog #28 - A M4-78 mod I've overlooked

I've just become aware that there's another M4-78 mod available on the 'net that was created way back in 2007. It's called the Droid Planet mod and it was created by Darth_Shan. The creator got it to a version 1.3 so he must have worked on it for some period of time.   Why mention this to you, Dear Reader? Have you heard me mumble something about a secret project lately? I'm currently working on a video documentary that will cover all of M4-78's history: Why it was cut from the game in

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Blog #27 - Addiction?

Blog #27 - Addiction?

I just got the most recent Star Wars Humble Bundle. What's odd about that is already have so many other games . . . .   Kind of weird that I got that since I already have these . . .                       Even if I was frugal when picking these up, do I have collection addiction?

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Sith Holocron