[K1] Legends - Ajunta Pall's Blade 1.0.2b

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This mod replace the default Ajunta Pall's Blade appearance with the "Legends" rendition.

 

 # Background #

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Held by the Dark Jedi even before he fell to the dark side, this may be one of the few truly personal items owned by Ajunta Pall, and remains as thoroughly corrupted as he.

The blade of the fallen, Ajunta Pall's Blade -

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"I am that which grips the heart in fright, hearkens night and silences the light."

I have always thought about something that is dark-enigmatic about the blade after hearing those words, so this project was started to accommodate the idea.

 

# About this Mod #

This mod replace the default Ajunta Pall's Blade appearance with the "Legends" rendition. The new blade is using the amazing IRobert's [K1] Vibroweapons replacement pack retexture base texture and model, which having that science-fantasy feeling to its design and concept. I edited them later particularly on coloring and scheming to match my interpretation of the blade. IRobert gave permission for everyone to freely use, change or modify the mod with *redistribution* policies applies.

* With v1.0.2 included the model fix kindly provided by the infamous Dark Lord of the Sith, DarthParametric. It's a fix for holes in the meshes of the hilt which causes artefacts with the shadow casting.

The new blade trying to fits the concept of the true Ajunta Pall's blade, which described as -

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The blade of this sword is an ebony black and notched along its length to give it a cruel and jagged appearance. There is a strange visual effect upon the sword which makes it seem as if shadows pulse and ebb along its surface. It is very cool to the touch, and upon close inspection a small insignia of a dark circle can be spotted on its hilt.

Those features can be seen on the blade now.

 

# Final Remarks #

I suggest you to install VarsityPuppet's Spectral Ajunta Pall Canonical Appearance first and then install this mod after. This mod aims to complete the Ajunta Pall's personal items part.

There's always room for improvements - critiques, comments, suggestions, questions and feedbacks for the next update are much appreciated - PM, write them on my feed or leave any on the mod's page as you please. And thank you! for downloading, and playing this mod.

 

Hope you enjoy the mod as much as I do!

 

Installation: Choose your installation preferences - then run the installer [TSLPatcher.exe] and hit the [Install Mod ->] button!

Uninstallation:

  • Choose the UNINSTALL option in the installation menu
  • Additionally you may want to remove these items from the Override folder -
  1. ireb_apallblade.tpc
  2. ireb_apb_glow01.tpc
  3. ireb_apb_glow02.tpc
  4. iw_vbrdblswd_037.tpc
  5. w_vbrdblswd_037.mdl
  6. w_vbrdblswd_037.mdx

Compatibility:

  • For maximum compatibility, install this mod at the latter stage of your mod's build
  • There's an option for this mod to be compatible with VarsityPuppet's Spectral Ajunta Pall Canonical Appearance and Rece's Ajunta Pall's Swords Revamped. Just make sure to choose it only after those mods has
  • The main installation of this mod is not compatible with the said mods, and/or any mods that hard-overwrite the Tomb of Ajunta Pall/korr_m37aa module

For this mod to be fully effective you should at least load a saved game before entering the Tomb of Ajunta Pall [korr_m37aa] module

The mod is play-tested with both the latest version of KotOR 1 Restoration/K1R and K1:Community Patch/K1CP installed and is compatible with them

Redistribution: do not redistribute this mod or re-release it on any websites. I'd love to provide direct support to my work, which wouldn't be possible if they're scattered everywhere. If you are to re-use an assets to a project you will be releasing, you don't have to ask for permission - but your generous intention is very much welcome. I'd love to know what others are up too, particularly if my work are included. And then, make sure to give credits to IRobert, DeadMan, seph6, RevanDark, DarthParametric, BioWare & LucasArts with the release - particularly with the inclusion of the assets. An appreciation to this lil' peasant work here is also a very warmwelcome, welcome. :cheers:

Credits:

  • The Almighty Force which gave me chance to finish the mod
  • BioWare & LucasArts for developing one of the best RPG I've played
  • IRobert, DeadMan, seph6, and RevanDark for [K1] Vibroweapons replacement pack retexture
  • DarthParametric for his assistance on GFF editing in v1.0.1 and the model fix in v1.0.2 and ultimately for the past-present knowledge which allows me to create customs also for all his outstanding creation that I am a fan of
  • VarsityPuppet for the permission to have Spectral Ajunta Pall Canonical Appearance being awesomely stand-out in the screenshots and inspiring me with his work
  • JCarter426 & Inyri Forge for all their awesome work that I look up to - I learned a lot from their mod setup and been practicing a lot using their method
  • ROTNR for Creating Module Files in KotOR tutorial - which guides me on packaging the custom module
  • Snigaroo/Sniggles for hosting #mod_development on Discord > r/kotor
  • Fred Tetra for the amazing KotOR Tool
  • bead-v for MDLedit and KOTORmax
  • ndix UR for tga2tpc
  • stoffe for the magnificent TSL Patcher, TLKEd, ERFEdit, et cetera, and Fair Strides for later improves them
  • TK102 for K-GFF
  • Notepad++team for Notepad++
  • All the Tool Makers wasn't mentioned - can't make it without y'all! :respect:
  • All the mod's users that provides reviews and constructive feedbacks pre v1.0.2 - gerblul, todevuch, JustABitAgroed, Ebony Moon etc.
  • All the inspiring streamers on DeadlyStream
  • All the inspiring modders either active or inactive
  • DeadlyStream for being a home; a place to hangout - to discuss and hosting my work
  • DeadlyStream staffs for tirelessly improving and maintaining the site

-eb


What's New in Version 1.0.2b

Released

  • Included the model fix kindly provided by the infamous Dark Lord of the Sith, @DarthParametric. It's a fix for holes in the meshes of the hilt which causes artefacts with the shadow casting
  • Using higher-resolution to improve details in the textures. It is now scaled twice the size of the former
  • The texture now is in native in-game TPC format for better performance and efficiency, with zero-to-none quality differences to the former TGA
  • Restructure to the mod's figure and is using MOD/modular install as a whole
  • The blade model is using variation 37 now to match the module numbering [korr_m37aa]
  • Tweaks to the model selfillumcolor, so it now illuminates 100% white glow color for the blade part, whilst the former was set for about ~75% green [left-over from the original green vibroblade used as basis]
  • New! - Added Compatibility Install and Uninstall option exclusively for VarsityPuppet's "Spectral Ajunta Pall Canonical Appearance" and Rece's "Ajunta Pall's Swords Revamped" users
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Ebony Moon

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Love the look of the sword. It casts an odd shadow, but otherwise it's perfect.

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Love the look of the sword.

Thanks! Much appreciated. :cheers:

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It casts an odd shadow...

Thank you for the heads-up and you're right about it - as I have noticed of that also recently. By the time I have gained the appropriate modelling skill -as you may have known that the actual model isn't a work of mine- I'd be more than happy to be able to fix it at some point.

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JustABitAgroed

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Hey, ebmar. I really like this mod and I'm glad to report that it conflicts with nothing, especially the (in my opinion all-important) Ajunta mod by VarsityPuppet (hopefully it gets finished soon 😁), and I'm always glad to see new or improved unique weapons, as that's something that KotOR (1 especially) severely lacks. I'm also thankful that the new textures don't show up before the notched steel sword is revealed to be Ajunta's blade. I do however, have one critique, and it is a major one: "hearkens night and silences the light." That's not how a poet would describe a sword with a gleaming white blade, especially when the blade itself is what "silences the light." In my view, the blade should be black. So black that it's devoid of light. I'd suggest talking to JCarter426 and seeing if you can find a way to integrate part of his Darksaber into the blade of Ajunta's sword (or perhaps you could construct something similar without too much trouble, I have no experience with this type of thing so, just trying to give you options). The way that the Darksaber looks as though the light is being swallowed up by the dark is a flawless fit for Ajunta's sword.

Response from the author:

Amazing. I have always been a fan of your Review since what you did with Selven "Legends":

And now I have wowed again. 😁

 

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Hey, ebmar.

Hey, JustABitAgroed! :cheers:

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I really like this mod and I'm glad to report that it conflicts with nothing...

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and I'm always glad to see new or improved unique weapons, as that's something that KotOR (1 especially) severely lacks.

Thanks! Glad that you like the mod; either to hear that on your end the mod seems to be working as you intended, or that it fulfill your wish to see new and/or improved unique weapons. Very much appreciated! :cheers:

And more importantly, lots of credits need to be addressed to IRobert, DeadMan, seph6, and RevanDark for without the amazing "[K1] Vibroweapons replacement pack retexture", this mod would not be a possibility. :respect:

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...especially the (in my opinion all-important) Ajunta mod by VarsityPuppet (hopefully it gets finished soon 😁)...

Yes! that mod in my opinion too; is one of the all-important mod that needs to be compatible with! Mmm, wasn't it finished already? 🤔

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I'm also thankful that the new textures don't show up before the notched steel sword is revealed to be Ajunta's blade.

Actually, back then there was a plan to have the new textures show up along with the acquired notched steel sword, and it was for immersion reason. But it seems the decision to make it not was the right one.

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I do however, have one critique, and it is a major one: "hearkens night and silences the light." That's not how a poet would describe a sword with a gleaming white blade, especially when the blade itself is what "silences the light." In my view, the blade should be black. So black that it's devoid of light. I'd suggest talking to JCarter426 and seeing if you can find a way to integrate part of his Darksaber into the blade of Ajunta's sword (or perhaps you could construct something similar without too much trouble, I have no experience with this type of thing so, just trying to give you options).

Fantastic! Yes! To tell the truth, I have downloaded and fiddled around with JCarter426's "JC's Darksaber for K1" before deciding to have a go with the white glow. I am hoping to hack some knowledge from the mod to have it implemented to the blade [as I believe I will only need its black glow]. But I got reluctant and in the end decided not to go with the black glow because of this reason:

  • Of my personal preferences back then; I found a white glow suits better with the Spectral Ajunta, particularly with his glowy white eyes. Although I do take notice with the "silences the light" line which directed me to think about Black hole and then leads mo to the Darksaber, which you stated as being "So black that it's devoid of light". But again, for personal reason [aesthetics reason included] I go with the white glow.
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The way that the Darksaber looks as though the light is being swallowed up by the dark is a flawless fit for Ajunta's sword.

Yes, I wholeheartedly agree with you now. Perhaps, with the v2.0 I can accommodate this fantastic idea as an alternative for the v1.0.

Again, many thanks for the amazing feedback. These brilliant thoughts are very much appreciated.

May the Force be with You, JustABitAgroed! :cheers:

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todevuch

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It looks exciting.  I'd like to see how it looks in the game!)

Response from the author:

I am sorry the mod's currently Broken as reported by @gerblul, but it is Under Construction right now. Very sorry for the inconvenience. 🙏

Update: The mod has been fixed now. Hope you enjoy it! :cheers:

And if you thought that the blade was exciting, the credits should be addressed to IRobert for the hardwork with those amazing base texture! :respect:

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