About This File
This mod replaces the lightsaber blade textures. I've made new textures using Saber, a plug-in for After Effects made by visual effect artists who work on the actual films, which they released for free on VideoCopilot.net. The new textures are of higher quality (1024x1024 vs the original 128x128) and should be more accurate to the movie look, given that they were generated with a tool made by movie people.
I've adjusted some of the blade colors; I mainly used math to choose them, placing them at even distributions along the color spectrum, and sticking with the plug-in's default setting for blue. In more practical terms, this means yellow is a bit yellower, while green and violet are closer to the blue end. Blue itself is much brighter than the original.
I've also included some alternate texture options:
The Brighter Green alternate texture is more in line with Luke's lightsaber as it is depicted in Return of the Jedi.
The Darker Blue alternate texture is more in line with the original game color and blue lightsabers as they are depicted in Revenge of the Sith.
Heart & Mantle
There are two for the Heart of the Guardian and Mantle ofthe Force colors. The default is my approximation of the original game textures, while the alternate option has them changed to look more like standard lightsaber blades since I had to do them anyway for the K2 version. Heart becomes orange and Mantle becomes cyan, if you choose this option.
- Extract files from the downloaded archive.
- Copy the files from Override to your own Override folder (if you don't have one, make one).
- Optionally, copy whatever files you want to use from the Alternate Textures folder to your Override folder, replacing the previously-installed files.
- Remove the installed files.
This mod should be compatible with any mods that add or alter lightsaber hilts, assuming the use the orginal game textures for the blades.
This mod is not compatible with other mods that alter the lightsaber blade textures, including my own past mods.
KOTOR Tool – Fred Tetra
Saber – Andrew Kramer & VideoCopilot.net
tga2tpc – ndix UR
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If you would like to include any part of this mod in anything, then please contact me for permission.
IT'S SO DENSE, EVERY SINGLE IMAGE HAS SO MANY THINGS GOING ON...
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I make mods as a hobby and will most likely do so regardless of any donations or lack thereof, but modding does take up a lot of my time and every bit helps.
What's New in Version 1.2 See changelog
- Added alternate texture options for green and blue.
- Converted all textures from TGA/TXI to superior TPC format.