About This File
A Mod for Star Wars Knights of The Old Republic 2
Authors: N-DReW25 and Sith Holocron
Release Date: 18.08.2017
This mod was put together for people that wish to change the skyboxes in the M4-78EP mod. Whether you want Stoney's skyboxes for the nostalgia or if they find the alternate skyboxes are cooler – you now have more choices.
The cut droid planet M4-78 has had more than one single skybox since it was first dreamt up. Obsidian Entertainment - when creating M4-78 - used the cut Sleheyron skyboxes (that still exist within the K1 game files) and then altered them to use as the M4-78 skybox. The original intended skybox for M4-78 was briefly seen in Kotor 2's E3 trailer. In 2008, Quanon created a new custom skybox for the mod which consisted of buildings, a brown sky, and radiation for Stoney to use in his M4-78 mod. Stoney redid the skybox himself for the M4-78 Enhancement Project which had the background of a light orange sky with tall buildings. (That skybox is not included here as it’s already with the EP)
This mod has three skyboxes to choose from:
Stoney's M4-78 Version - by Quanon:
This consists of the skyboxes made by Quanon for his 2008 M4-78. If you’re looking for have your M4-78 resemble the way it looked in Stoney’s original M4-78 mod, this is the one for you.
This consists of the skyboxes intended to be used by Obsidian before M4-78 was cut.
Curious about what the Sleheyron skybox looked like? This’ll be your choice. The original Sleheyron skybox had no ceiling so Sith Holocron had to cobble one together.
With choice comes responsibility.
If you wish to use either the "Stoney Version" or the "Obsidian Version". Copy and Paste the files in the respective folder. You MUST overwrite the files already inside the override folder. (If you are unsure if you’ll want to keep the skybox, you can always revert back to the M4-78EP Skyboxes by copying and pasting the files within the “backups” folder.)
Before you mention it, technically removing following files () from the Override will make the original Obsidian skyboxes from the mod appear. Its inclusion is mainly for simplicity’s sake.
As for the Sleheyron version of the skybox, things are not so simple. As these files (with the exception of the ceiling texture) come from Knights of the Old Republic I, you’ll have to do some renaming of the files in the “Sleheyron Version” folder before you drop them into the Override.
“LSL_sky01” should be “renamed to “DRO_sky1”
“LSL_sky02” should be “renamed to “DRO_sky3”
“LSL_sky03” should be “renamed to “DRO_sky0”
“LSL_sky04” should be “renamed to “DRO_sky2”
“LSL_sky05” should be “renamed to “DRO_sky4”
Remove or Delete the files from your Star Wars Knights of The Old Republic 2 override folder. Copy the contents of the Backup folder into your override folder (The Backup folder contains the M4-78EP skybox)
This mod shouldn't have bugs but if you encounter any, just PM me (N-DReW25) on Deadlystream.
This mod is incompatible with anything that edits the skybox textures for M4-78 EP. This doesn’t include textures that change the skybox as viewed from inside the Ebon Hawk.
Do NOT claim credit for this mod, as that would exceedingly rude. If you want to use Quanon's M4-78 Skybox in your own release, please contact the original author Quanon for permission.
- Obsidian for not deleting all of M4-78 – or at least making it recoverable.
- Stoney for making the original M4-78 mod.
- Quanon for making the skyboxes for the original M4-78 mod and for his permission to include them here.
- Zybl2 for making M4-78EP.
- Hassat Hunter for his continued work on the EP.
- Fred Tetra for Kotor Tool
- Everyone who downloads the mod. (Please leave feedback!)
THIS MODIFICATION IS NOT SUPPORTED BY BIOWARE/OBSIDIAN ENTERTAINMENT, LUCASARTS, DISNEY OR ANY LICENSERS/SPONSORS OF THE MENTIONED COMPANIES. USE OF THIS FILE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK AND THE ABOVE MENTIONED COMPANIES AND/OR THE AUTHOR IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE CAUSED TO YOUR COMPUTER FOR THE USAGE OF THIS FILE.
What's New in Version 1.0
- Updated the readme to display the correct information regarding the M4-78EP Skybox creator.