About This File
HD NPC Portraits
for Knights of the Old Republic
v1.1 - 20180306
by ndix UR (DeadlyStream user)
This modification adds high resolution rendered portrait images for NPCs. The 1K portraits have 256x the resolution of the 64x64 originals. The portraits are rendered to match the poses, colors, and lighting of the vanilla portraits as closely as possible given the following constraints:
- Unable to adjust facial expressions via skin deformation
- Only vanilla textures (and my own additional maps based on same) are used
While the textures are quite low-res, most of the work was in material setup using a modern rendering engine, so even the vanilla textures still wind up looking much better than they have any right to. This is because of real lights, shading, and material properties, of which the original diffuse textures are only a part. That said, only materials that could be divided along existing geometry were separated, which prevented me from being able to do some things I would have liked to, especially for HK & T3. I didn't really redo geometry, beyond appropriate use of edge split and subdivision surface modifiers.
It also includes 1K versions of the darkened placeholder portraits before you meet characters in-game.
There's a portrait for Trask Ulgo, because why not.
This package includes a portrait for Shadow, from Brotherhood of Shadow: Solomon's Revenge. If you are not using that mod, you don't need the included PO_channa.tpc. BOS:SR includes many portraits, maybe I will do a separate package for them.
Thanks to Silveredge9 for the blanket approval to use assets from his mods, without which I would not have released Shadow.
INSTALL / UNINSTALL
To install, copy the TPC files from the package Override/ folder to the Override/ folder for your KOTOR game installation.
To uninstall, remove the TPC files for this package from your KOTOR game Override/ folder.
THIS MODIFICATION IS NOT MADE, DISTRIBUTED, OR SUPPORTED BY OBSIDIAN, OR LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY LLC.
ELEMENTS TM LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY LLC AND/OR ITS LICENSORS.
The content of this mod is free for use and reuse, with no expressed or implied warranty; you can redistribute it, in original or modified form. If you do, a credit of some kind is nice but not required.
What's New in Version 1.1 See changelog
- Less plastic finish for HK-47
- Restructured preview images