Brotherhood of Shadows: Solomon’s Revenge Textural Reinterpretation 1.0.0

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Created by: Sith Holocron (and others listed in the credits section)

Game: Knights of the Old Republic 1

Version 1.0 Uploaded: 20 MAY 2024

 

The Brotherhood of Shadows: Solomon’s Revenge Textural Reinterpretation mod was designed to upscale and/or enhance the textures seen in the mod.  It is an extensive mod pack (as might be indicated by the size) but as seen listed below, it is not a complete overhaul.

Just a note:  I have included upscales of the loading screen.  However, if someone wants to take at recreating the loading screen in color, I thoroughly support that effort. I say “load screen” rather than “load screens” as the same loading screen is used for all of the BOS:SR areas.

On N_DarthRevan01 (TGA and TXI): The mod doesn’t appear to add anything notable to this skin and the game already has this one available. Though I upscaled the texture, you may safely discard it if you covet another texture instead. If folks do want to change the texture of the traditional Darth Revan, there are so many fine reskins available. In addition, I suggest researching the Flowing Robes mod when researching alternate textures.

What’s not included and why:

All textures with the header m80, m81, or m82. As upscaling these textures will not improve their quality, I have not done so. You should leave these textures in the Override as-is.

fx_Smoke02.tga: Upscaling this texture will not improve the quality. Leave this texture in the Override as-is.

Skybox textures (trs_Bsky01.tga, trs_bsky01.txi, trs_sky0001, trs_sky0002, trs_sky0003, trs_sky0004, trs_sky0005, wst_sky0001, wst_sky0002, wst_sky0003, wst_sky0004, wst_sky0005, zzz_sky0001, zzz_sky0002, zzz_sky0003, zzz_sky0004, zzz_sky0005): I highly recommend using Kexikus’ mod instead of using the skyboxes included with the Brotherhood of Shadow: Solomon’s Revenge mod. (https://deadlystream.com/files/file/723-high-quality-skyboxes-ii/) However, if you insist on using the original skyboxes, you’ll be able to find them in the folder named “Original BOS Skyboxes.” From what I have seen in game, both the original skybox textures and my upscaled versions of them are NOT compatible with Kexikus’ skybox mod for BOSSR. If you encounter issues, you have been forewarned.

Shadow’s textures I have not made upscales for the character and clothing textures for “Shadow”. I highly recommend using Dark Hope’s mod instead.

All added portrait textures: I have not made upscales for any of the added portrait textures for the portraits added with BOS:SR. I highly recommend using ndix UR’s portrait mod instead.

 

 

Installation:

The “twilek_m02d.tga” texture has been both upscaled and converted to be compatible with Ashton Scorpius’ mod “K1 Better Male Twilek Heads” and requires its use to work properly. Make sure that mod is downloaded and installed according to its installation directions before installing mine. That mod can be found here: https://deadlystream.com/files/file/1430-k1-better-male-twilek-heads/

After reading the caveats implied in the “What’s not included and Why” section, then add all of the textures you’ll be using into your Override folder. Allow my textures to override the files there. There are 3 TPC files in my mod:  aaa_bla01.tpc, fff_lobla01.tpc, and ooo_lobla01.tpc.  Make sure to delete the TGA and TXI files of the same name in the Override folder.

I won’t be providing an uninstall guide as the shear number of files that’ll be replaced defies an easy way to explain it.

Thanks / Credits:

I have used a few of the textures from Dark Hope’s “international Global Mod” who has kindly provided blanket permission for their use.  Thanks to Dark Hope for allowing me to do so here.

n_sithcomf01, n_sithcomf02, and n_sithcomf03 in the Optional textures folder is derived from textures from Thor110’s ”Topaz GigaPixel AI Upscales - K1 1.0.0.” Thanks to Thor110 for providing his upscales to the community as a Modder’s Resource. https://deadlystream.com/files/file/2160-topaz-gigapixel-ai-upscales-k1/

The “twilek_m02d.tga” texture has been both upscaled and converted to be compatible with Ashton Scorpius’ mod “K1 Better Male Twilek Heads” and requires its use to work properly. That mod can be found here: https://deadlystream.com/files/file/1430-k1-better-male-twilek-heads/

Thanks to Ashton Scorpius for his permission to use his Twi’lek male head template to fix this texture.

Any issues with this mod – other than the previously stated skybox issue with Kexikus’ BOSSR skybox mod – can be left here on the download page. Please tag me when reporting those errors as that will speed up the timeliness of my reply. Thank you.

Enjoy the mod.

(This section reserved for when I get around to making an overview video for this mod.)

I hereby state that I specifically do NOT wish this mod to be uploaded to Steam Workshop - with the exception of Hassat Hunter who has my permission to do so.

I may release this on NexusMods at a later date but I don't wish others to do so. Usage in other mods must be requested AND approved by me before your use.


What's New in Version 1.0.0   See changelog

Released

Removed the Matilda heads in the pack which are not supposed to be in this mod.  Please download Dark Hope's version instead.  (Link to that mod in my description.)

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LordMerek

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I originally made some upscales to some BoS:SR textures for my now-defunct Steam Guide because the low quality textures were especially noticeable when using High Resolution textures for the rest of the game, but those were never meant to be anything other than a quick fix, these on the other hand cover everything that can be reasonably upscaled and you can actually see the work put into it and take it a step further beyond simple upscales.

The Skyboxes thankfully aren't included by default (Because of Kexikus' awesome Skybox textures and I can't play either game without them) and the textures for Shadow aren't included at all thanks to the existence of Dark Hope's lovely retexture. Even in 2024, Brotherhood of Shadow is alive and well thanks to the continued efforts of Sith Holocron, Dark Hope, Kexikus, ndix UR, and many others. That said, I think Brotherhood of Shadow is in dire need of new voice actors, dialogue revisions, and overall bug fixes before it can truly be considered in-line with the rest of the game. This upscale pack is is getting us one step further towards that goal. Oh, and there are some video upscales/60fps interpolation of the movies but I have it on good authority those might be remade in the future.

Thanks for this and congrats once again on the release.

 

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