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HD PC Portraits

for Knights of the Old Republic

v1.0 - 20190909 by ndix UR (DeadlyStream user)

 

This modification adds high resolution (1K) portrait images for player characters (PCs). All 30 male and female vanilla player characters are provided, with all 5 light-dark variants, for a total of 150 new portraits. The 1K portraits have 256x the resolution of the 64x64 originals. The portraits are rendered to match the poses, colors, facial expressions, and lighting of the original images as closely as possible given the following constraints:

  • Only vanilla textures (and my own additional maps based on same) are used
  • A couple face textures had the eye in the wrong place and had to be fixed
  • I reduced the number of background gradients to a set of 4 standards. The originals are all over the place in terms of the gradients and I didn't have time to replicate every one. An effort was made to match each individual set of portraits to its appropriate set of background gradients.

While the textures are mostly crap, 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 materials, of which the original diffuse textures are only a part. I didn't really redo geometry, beyond appropriate use of subdivision surface modifiers.

See the included images in preview/ for an idea of how the portraits look.

 

INSTALL / UNINSTALL

To install, copy the 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.

 

 

LEGAL

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 implied warranty, you can redistribute it, in original or modified form. If you do, a credit of some kind is nice but not required.

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