[TSL] Animated Computer Panel 2.0.0

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This mod replaces the static computer panel placeables [PLC_comPanel] that found throughout the game; such as one in the Bumani's, Medical Unit, and Czerka's [on Telos] with the animated ones.

 

 -= BACKGROUND =-

It was Sith Holocron's request about his least favorite texture in KotOR2/TSL that makes me work on this mod. But as time goes by curiosity on trying to improve it haunts me, by doing more and looking much better -- hence the born of v2.0.0. On this [as well as the previous one] I have him to help on making the panel screen, hence the sweet result of a movie-like looking ones. You should check out his blog from where the inspiration comes -- 

And then with DarthParametric's handy-hands the panel now have a new symmetrical frame, some 3D buttons, also few TOR-ported bits on the screen. Not stopping there, it now have a new panel board decals -- a copied work from Frank Diorio's downloadable decals [then niubniubsuniverse-dot-com].

 

-= ABOUT THIS MOD =-

Inside this mod are 2 version; transparent screen and a solid-non-transparent version.

Preview:

Specifics:

  • New panel frame trimesh made by @DarthParametric
  • New 3D buttons trimesh made by DarthParametric
  • Panel screen bitmap made by @Sith Holocron
  • Panel board bitmap made by Frank Diorio
  • TOR ported animated bits redistributed by DarthParametric
  • Tools mostly worked on to -- KOTORmax [gmax] by bead-v / Aurora MDL [N++] by Symmetric

The panel texture currently still in vanilla scheme [based on stock PLC_comPanel], albeit upscaled to x1024 from x256 using PS'.

 

-= KNOWN ISSUES =-

With transparent version, some objects will become invisible behind the screen; such as traffics seen from Medical Unit and lightsaber as well with the hilt. There's a workaround for the traffics, but that's beyond the scope of this mod so they're something to live with at the moment. Nothing that I know of though for the lightsabers.

 

-= FINAL REMARKS =-

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

 

Hope you enjoy the mod as much as I do!

 

-= INSTALLATION =-

Run the installer and choose INSTALL option. Pick one you choose -- then hit the [Install Mod ->] button!

 

-= UNINSTALLATION =-

  • Choose the UNINSTALL option in the installation menu
  • For a clean uninstallation, remove these files from the Override after proceeding with the main procedure --
  1. eb_plc_commpane1/2.MDL
  2. eb_plc_commpane1/2.MDX
  3. eb_plc_commpane1/2.PWK
  4. eb_companel_btns.TPC
  5. eb_companel_pnel.TPC
  6. eb_companel_wave.TPC
  7. sheb_compnl_scrn.TPC

 

-= COMPATIBILITY =-

  • Not compatible with mods that hard-overwrites placeables.2DA
  • Not compatible with mods that alter the modelname and label setup for RowIndex 292 in placeables.2DA
  • Not compatible with mods which happened to have the same name with the MDL, MDX, PWK, and TPC-s that included with this mod

 

-= 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 in the Unknown Regions. If you are to re-use an assets to a project you will be releasing, please be kindly to ask for permission first - that way I know what's up, and if it's interesting enough I might offer to be involved, lol. Or at least we'll talk. Cheers!

 

-= CREDITS =-

  • The Almighty Force
  • Obsidian Entertainment and LucasArts for The Sith Lords
  • Frank Diorio as the creator of panel board bitmap
  • Sith Holocron for feedbacks, ideas and the panel screen
  • DarthParametric for past-present knowledge, his creation that I took learn from, and particularly with this project -- the panel frame, 3D buttons as well the TOR-ported bits [and both endless technical-to-non assistance which makes this mod possible]
  • JCarter426 and Inyri Forge for all their awesome work that I look up to - I learned a lot from their mods and been practicing a lot using their method
  • Fred Tetra for KotOR Tool
  • bead-v for KOTORmax and MDLedit
  • Symmetric for Aurora MDL
  • ndix UR for tga2tpc and tpcview
  • stoffe for TSL Patcher and Fair Strides for the updates
  • VarsityPuppet for 2DA Editor
  • All Tool Makers wasn't mentioned - can't make it without y'all! :respect:
  • All streamers on DeadlyStream
  • All 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
  • DeadlyStream's #modding [Discord] channel that particularly essential for this project

-eb


What's New in Version 2.0.0   See changelog

Released

  • 2 version of the panel -- transparent screen and solid-non-transparent version
  • New panel frame trimesh made by DarthParametric
  • New 3D buttons trimesh made by DarthParametric
  • Panel screen bitmap made by Sith Holocron
  • Panel board bitmap made by ©FrankDiorio, as shown on his website [then niubniubsuniverse-dot-com]. Available to use but not for resale
  • TOR-ported animated bits redistributed by DarthParametric
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Sith Holocron

   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

This is pretty much exactly what I was looking for.  Thanks for working on my request, @ebmar!

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The pleasure is mine! I'm the one who need to thank you for doing the amazing part which is the animation. It was an honor me to be able to release it. I'm having a fun time collaborating with you and working on the texture. :cheers:

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LoneWanderer

   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

The computer panel from this mod (version 2.0.0) is a vast improvement upon vanilla version. The author paid great attention to details: beautiful animated screen, new panel with animated buttons, nice color palette. And the transparent version is awesome! In comparison, vanilla panel is so bleak and ugly.
I highly recommend this mod!

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The computer panel from this mod (version 2.0.0) is a vast improvement upon vanilla version... And the transparent version is awesome! I highly recommend this mod!

Thank you for the kind words, also for highly-recommending this mod -- much appreciated.

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The author paid great attention to details: beautiful animated screen, new panel with animated buttons, nice color palette.

As this mod consisted of various authors' works, it wouldn't be fair if I take all personally. Just being thankful that I had the opportunity to work with them/theirs, and compile them into one amazing work that I'm also a fan of, hahah. Cheers.

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GNihilus2

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oh man. such a wonderful/neat work. Just tested on Telos (Citadel St) and how awesome it looks. Gives way more life/"reality" to these areas.

even animated on both sides of the monitors, wasnt expecting that one either. 

i couldn't reduce the size of the texture with my software (dunno if i can type the soft name here), any chances you could do that? (5,3 Mb for just one texture is a little too much for my half.end rig overloaded with 'heavy' textures and hundreds of mods within my overloaded Override!!!)

appreciate ALOT this add-on, you and that guy by the name of SH    ;)  Cheers to both, rated 5 stars naturally.   ;)  

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oh man. such a wonderful/neat work. Just tested on Telos (Citadel St) and how awesome it looks. Gives way more life/"reality" to these areas.

Thanks! Your thoughts are very much appreciated. :cheers:

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even animated on both sides of the monitors, wasnt expecting that one either.

As soon as you see how the texture was mapped you will know that is expected. 😁

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i couldn't reduce the size of the texture with my software (dunno if i can type the soft name here), any chances you could do that?

Yes, I could- here it is: 512_PLC_comPanel.7z. Enjoy, @GNihilus2!

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(5,3 Mb for just one texture is a little too much for my half.end rig overloaded with 'heavy' textures and hundreds of mods within my overloaded Override!!!)

Hahah- that doesn't sound like a half-end rig judging by your mods setup there lol.

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appreciate ALOT this add-on, you and that guy by the name of SH. Cheers to both, rated 5 stars naturally.

Thanks! and yes, this work will not have the same result without Sith Holocron doing the amazing animation.

And thanks again; for the review! :cheers:

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