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  1. 4 points
    EDIT: I unfortunately had to take the stream down last night after it premiered to fix an issue that went under the radar. If it had been a very minor thing I would have left it, but I wasn't happy leaving it up with that in still in there. It has now been fixed and the film is now back online. The link below has been updated. Thanks for sticking with me! Hey everyone! My next film, STAR WARS: KOTOR - THE SOLDIER'S DESTINY is now available to watch on YouTube! After nearly nine months of hard work, I am proud to finally show this film off. This is a beginning of a whole new trilogy and era for my KOTOR Machinima Saga, and I hope you all enjoy it. This was quite the challenge compared to my TSL Quadrilogy, and I'm so excited to take the story lines and characters deeper in the next two parts. I want to thank a few people for their help on this project (and over the years): @Sith Holocron - for his ever continuous honest and constructive feedback and suggestions which help make these films the best they can be. (And for lending his voice to the project, too!) @TheDukeOfDerps - for coming onto the project very near the end, yet still delivering to me his lines in an incredibly timely fashion! @madtitan12 - For lending his time and talents to the project to play Harnich. @Mellowtron11 - for continuing to be the man of one thousand voices, bring in Darth Bandon in Episode 2 @UnusualCharacters - For his ridiculously good impression of HK-47 and bringing many laughs to the dialogue. Finally, I'd like to thank @DarthParametric for his assistance in some of my modding queries. And to everyone else who has supported me over the years. It means a lot! I hope you all enjoy the film. ~ DV
  2. 4 points
    A formerly unreleased remnant of the unfinished chapter of the M4-78 Documentary M4-78: The Problem with Master Vash One thing that I don’t think I’ve previously discussed is the problem of voice overs of the character Master Vash – the Jedi we’re seeking in the M4-78 materials. Did you know that there are two voice actresses for the lines that appear in the game? When we first see and hear Master Vash, it’s an old video that T3-M4 plays of your Exile’s trial on Coruscant. The voice actress for Vash in this scene is Vanessa Marshall. Vanessa Marshall has played a number of parts over the years, including a few characters in the Extended Universe including: Master Bela Kiwiiks (from SWTOR), Hera Syndulla (from Star Wars: Rebels and Forces of Destiny) and assorted characters in KotOR2. [ed: insert pictures of the various characters] I’ll put an IMDB link to her CV in the video description below. Here’s where things take a turn. Vanessa Marshall isn’t who we hear on the planet of M4-78 though. That completely different voice actress is Kath Soucie. In the Star Wars EU alone, she’s played the female Smuggler and minor characters in SWTOR, Mira Bridger and Minister Maketh Tua in Star Wars: Rebels, Mon Mothma from the Star Wars: The Clone Wars cartoon, the Nightsister in Star Wars Empire at War: Forces of Corruption, Mara Jade in Star Wars: Empire at War, and the list goes on and on with other non-Star Wars roles. [ed: insert pictures of the various characters] I’ll put an IMDB link to Kath Soucie’s CV in the video description below. There are two people doing the work of one character. Most folks don’t even notice the actress change up as each section has few lines and they are separated by a decent amount of both in-game and real-world time. Let’s be honest - most people aren’t making off like a shot from T3’s Trial video to go straight to Korriban so they can meet Vash right away. Why bring this up though? One of the limitations of any of the versions of M4-78 mods is severe limitation of lines that can be used for what Vash can say in the mod. There’s not a lot. Since they are two different voice actresses, you can’t grab sample from one Vash iteration and hand it off to the other. It won’t sound right as they aren’t trying to actively mimic each other. An enterprising modder could technically grab lines from other games to try to extend Kath Soucie’s lines from one of the games listed below. However that modder would have to limit themselves to lines where Soucie’s lines sounded like her Vash impression that were left on the KotOR2 disc. Then they would run into the same issue of limitations of what the actress can say based on those lines. The answer to this would seem to be to recast the part of Master Vash entirely. Whenever this has been brought up, there’s been pushback. The most common reasons is a connection to the few lines that appear in the Coruscant files that appear in both modded and unmodded versions of the Coruscant trial scene – which as pointed out earlier – isn’t even the same actress as the one on Korriban.
  3. 3 points
    I got a lot of problems with you people. Now you're gonna hear about it. I'm trying something new again, though I've been thinking of doing it for a while. I noticed the site update changed the way it manages updates to mods. I think the new way makes more sense than the old way, but it does mean it's easier for updates to go unnoticed to anyone who isn't specifically following the mod page for that. So I figured I'd do a sort of mod roundup every so often to shout into the void about what I've been up to. Updates The primary point of this format - new updates to old mods that you might've missed. Supermodel Fix for K2 - Added some fixes for dual saber animations. And apparently I broke TSLRCM's lean animations at some point, so I fixed those too. Slave Bastila - I spent a good part of the summer putting out fires for this mod. Then after I thought it was done, there was some more weird stuff that wasn't even my fault. Nobody's reported anything for a couple months so I think it's safe now. Handmaiden Sisters - This was the first mod I submitted to Deadly Stream, though it wasn't the first mod I made, not by far. So it didn't have much sentimental value and I neglected it. It had been out of date for a while. I ended up redoing it from scratch for the update. Korriban: Back in Black - By request, there are new options for Uthar and Yuthura. And also a fix for a weird bug with a guy on Manaan. New Mods Some fine additions to your collection. Vision Enhancement - Makes the player stop going to bed wearing armor and teleporting to the Ebon Hawk in their sleep. Fashion Line I: Cloaked Jedi Robes for K1 - Ports those K2 robes with cloaks to K1. Possibly the #1 request since Deadly Stream started accepting ported mods, if we aren't counting "hey why don't you port the entire game" as one mod. Force Knock - Adds a Force power to replace the need for the Security Use skill. Modding Tools & Resources Stuff of no interest to non-modders but of potential non-zero interest to modders. Cloaked Jedi Robes & Supermodel Port for K1 - Mod resource version of what makes the Cloaked Robes and Slave Bastila work. Odyssey++ - User-defined languages for Notepad++. Suggests stuff as you type. Makes scripting for KOTOR easier. Something Completely Different In this section I'll post something recent that I didn't make but I think is cool and deserving of attention. This time, without a doubt, it's the CSLU Toolkit revival by @Jenko. The CSLU Toolkit is what KOTOR mods have always used to generate lip files because that's what was available back in 2005 when JdNoa made her LipSynchEditor. It was a convenient, free resource... at the time. Recently, it's been impossible to get a hold of the software. The CSLU server has been offline for over a year, meaning nobody could install the Toolkit. Even if they had the installer, it wouldn't work without the server available to confirm the license. I remember problem-solving this when the server first went offline. I even sent over my registry files, hoping we could get a new installation to recognize my license - just so we'd have the option of transferring a totally legitimate installation to a new machine when the time came. But nothing worked. It was oddly secure for freeware. Ultimately, it took him single-handedly pestering the staff at Oregon Health & Science University, getting his emails sent down a chain of several people in the hopes that it would finally reach somebody who actually worked on the thing. And it did. It was a Festivus miracle.
  4. 3 points
    Apparently, I'm one of only a few individuals who still has access to the CSLU Toolkit, software that can output phonemes based on an audio and text sample. Historically, this has been pretty much the only way to generate LIP files for KOTOR so characters' lips will flap when they talk. LipSynchEditor converts from CLSU's PHN format to the LIP format, but to do that you need the PHNs first... unless you want to make lips manually, but that isn't practical. Unfortunately, the Center for Spoken Language Understanding's servers have been offline for a long time. As such, it's currently impossible for new users to install the software required to generate these PHN files. Only a few veterans like myself still have it installed. And I can't even guarantee I'll have access to it forever. It's currently installed on my old computer, but not on my newer system that I built after the servers were offline. I doubt the computer that does have it will last forever, so it's probably only a matter of time before I lose access to CSLU too. Until then, though, I'm able and willing to generate lips on request. And I've gotten a few requests already. Now, I don't want to make a habit of this and get stuck as the guy who does everybody's lips for them because making lips with the CSLU Toolkit is a long, boring process. What I can do for you, though, is tell you can do for me so I don't have to do all of it for you. If you follow the instructions below and send me all the necessary files, all I have to do is hit a button and send stuff back to you. And I have no problem doing that. CSLU requires three things: 1) audio of everything you want to create a lip saved as an individual mono WAV files; 2) a text file accompanying each audio file that contains the words spoken in that line of dialogue; 3) a master list matching each audio file to each text file so it knows what to process. First, you need your VO files in the mono WAV format that the CSLU Toolkit wants. If your VO is new, you merely have to make sure to save it in this format. If you're working with VO from the game, you'll need to convert it first. The game VO files are generally MP3 files with extra bytes added at the start of the file to confuse us. Stripping this header will restore them to regular MP3 files. This can be done with a batch script and you can read up on that here. That will make them MP3, but they still need to be converted to WAV. Any old audio converter can do this. Freemake Audio Converter is one I use for Windows. Alternatively, you can use the Miles Sound Tools to play and convert the VO directly from the original game format to mono WAV. Next, you need to write out all the words spoken in every line and save them as text files. I typically name the text files the same as the audio files. You then need a list of all your audio and text files. This is the most tedious part of the process, but fortunately I've attached batch scripts below to make this easier. text.bat will create blank text files for each audio file. You still have to type the dialogue into them, but at least you won't have to worry about the file names. list.bat will create the master list. It will search for every WAV file and create a line in the list for each one, saving all this as lips.txt. My script assumes each text file is named the same as each audio file, so if you want to use this script, that's required. Send me: 1) all your mono WAV files; 2) all your transcribed text files; 3) your master list of everything to process. Once I have all of those, I can run CSLU's script to generate PHNs and send them along. I can also batch convert to LIP if you want, because that isn't nearly as big a deal as all the above. If you want me to make lips files for you, post a comment below with the necessary files attached or linked, and I'll get to work. Lip Batch Scripts.zip
  5. 2 points
    I meant to post this back in June, but I forgot. It was supposed to be a quarterly thing, but it remains a semi-regular thing. Updates Supermodel Fix for K2 - Fixed a facial issue and updated K1 style running to match what I did with it in my supermodel port. Yay for consistency. Minor Fixes for K1 - Minor updates for minor fixes. Fixed some leaf textures and converted them and others to superior TPC format. Darksaber for K1 and for K2 - Made new blade textures using the Saber plug-in for After Effects. Fixed the hilt alignment because apparently I had people holding it sideways before. Flipped Y-axis on the normal map so it doesn't look like it came from the mirror universe, and maybe made other improvements, hard to say. Converted other textures to superior TPC format. Security Spikes for K1 - Fixed an issue with the code that let it open doors the player normally couldn't interact with, like ones meant to seal holes in the fabric of the universe. Lightsaber Visual Effects for K2 - Added optional textures for the new colors added by the Ultimate Saber Mod, in case you want to use that and have consistent blade quality. Mandalorian Armor for K1 - Fixed a minor issue with Option A & the upgrade screen. New Mods Robe Adjustment for K1 - Two options to give you additional robes on Dantooine. The first option gives you robes to actually wear during the montage; they have the stats of clothing, so the change is merely aesthetic. The second option makes Zhar give you the robes he normally gives a bit earlier, right when you can start wearing them. They can be installed separately or together. Jedi Tailor for K1 - Adds a Trandoshan who will tailor your robes for you. He'll change the color between brown, black, red, and blue without affecting the robe stats. He also sells stuff and gossips. Something Completely Different My pick for this entry is Sith Armor - Freelook Filter Mod by @ebmar. It's such a simple and in retrospect obvious thing to add, but at the same time it's one I doubt I ever would've thought of or bothered with doing myself, so it's especially nice that somebody else did.
  6. 2 points
    Throughout both of the games, you'll find crates in several versions. These cubes have different versions - one for each planetary location. (Excepting Taris with has three versions.) I'll list them all, provide the file names, and put a link where you can download them all. Why this may be important to you? 1) You're making a movie and you want to show different crates for different areas. This way you can swap the different textures in and out. 2) You're making a mod for a brand new area. Instead of looking through the KotOR Tool, you can use this blog page. 3) You want to make sure all of the boxes use the highest quality version of the texture. I'll be grouping these by planet, but not in game order nor alphabetical order. TARIS There are three different textures for crates on Taris. I believe the third more colorful version is in Davik's base. File name: LTS_locrat01.tga Size: 512 by 512 File name: LTS_locrat03.tga Size: 512 by 512 File name: LTS_crate.TGA Size: 512 by 512 HARBINGER File name: HAR_Cr01.tga Size: 128 X 128 Suggestion: Use my pack at the bottom of the page as both crates will now use this larger sized, clearer texture. This is the version I have included in the current pack. This texture is sized at 512 X 512 instead of the original texture. No renaming required. ENDAR SPIRE File name: LHR_crate01.tga Size: 128 X 128 Suggestion: Use my pack at the bottom of the page as both crates will now use this larger sized, clearer texture. This is the version I have included in the current pack. This texture is sized at 512 X 512 instead of the original texture. No renaming required. DXUN File name: DXN_Crt.TGA Size: 512 by 512 Note: This texture is also used in altered versions for Tatooine (LTA_trim02.tga, LTA_trim02_00a.tga, and LTA_trim02_01a.tga)and maybe have also expected to be used for Sleheyron (LSL_crate00.tga). Tatooine will be covered below as it's unique. Onderon (OND_t01a.tga) uses a slightly different version which reorders the boxes, and is also covered below. ONDERON File name: OND_t01a.tga Size: 512 by 512 Note: Onderon (OND_t01a.tga) uses a slightly different version of Dxun's texture which reorders the boxes. TELOS File name: TEL_CBx.tga Size: 128 X 128 Recommendation: Use sELFiNDUCEDcOMA's version instead (shown below) from his mod. This texture is not included in the package at the bottom of the page. TATOOINE This version not only covers the crates but also windows and a rusty wall File name: LTA_trim02.tga, LTA_trim02_00a.tga, and LTA_trim02_01a.tga Size: 512 by 512 Suggestion: Use my new upsized version instead (shown below) available in the pack at the bottom of the page. (You'll have to rename it to from "1024 - LTA_trim02 (New Version)" to the file names listed above.) My version (sized at 1024 X 1024) uses a new seamless rusty wall texture and uses the larger size of the box texture from Dxun so you don't lose as much crispness. MANAAN File name: LMA_crate01.tga Size: 256 x 256 Recommendation: Consider using my replacement instead? You'll have to rename this file from "" to "LMA_crate01.tga" (or to whatever name of crate you're replacing it with) before placing it in the Override. This texture is sized at 512 X 512. Included in package below. NAR SHADDAA File name: NAR_cr8.tga, NAR_cr8s.tga Size: 256 X 256, 64 X 64 Suggestion: Use my new version instead (shown below) available in the pack at the bottom of the page. (You'll have to rename it to from "NAR_cr8 (upsized)" to the file names above.) My version - sized at 512 x 512 - uses a recolored version of a different texture. PERAGUS File name: PER_locrat03.tga Size: 512 x 512 Note: Identical to one of the Taris crates but I included it anyway. DRESHDAE (thanks to @Sithspecter for finding it) File name: LZA_crate01.tga, LZA_crate01S.tga Size: 128 X 128, 512 by 512 Suggestion: Use my pack at the bottom of the page as both crates will now use the larger sized, clearer texture. TARIS (SITH BASE), also possibly Manaan Sith Base and Leviathan) Thanks again to @Sithspecter File name: LSI_box01.tga Size: 256 by 256 Pros: Unique box design Cons: Lower texture size. NEW CRATE Since I was spending all of my time looking at these darn things, I decided to make my own. File name: DRO_crate01.tga (rename it to whatever you need) Size: 512 X 512 I used wall panels from the game to make a M4-78 version of a crate. (They had to be shipping their medical supplies in something!) This texture is mostly a goof but if you can find a use for it, more power to you. If you use any of the above in a movie or in a mod and you've found it useful, please list in your credits/read-me as "Set Direction Assistant: Sith Holocron" SH_Set Decoration Crates.7z
  7. 2 points
    I have had more than a few requests to have as a sound set. Now, the lines from SWTOR wouldn't enable me to create a full sound set for SWTOR's but I had come up with a alternate way of creating a sound set. Now I haven't received the lines from these folks yet but I have been promised to have them eventually. Don't bug these people by asking them when they're going to hand in the lines. That will annoy them and you won't get the sound set... Spoilers follow... And this Revan voice actor - which admittedly was a long shot - didn't get back to me but at least you get to see what the artwork would've looked like.
  8. 2 points
    For reference. K1 Heads K2 Heads
  9. 2 points
    Welcome! I'm not necessarily proud, but excited to share a gameplay trailer I worked on. I hope it gives you a visual understanding of what to expect from LME, of course, about 60% of the mod isn't included in the trailer, simply becuase it would have dramatically increased the trailer's time. But to reiterate, LME seeks to create an altered main quest, that forms a triangular effect. Side with Mandalorian Faction, defeat both Rakatan Factions. Side with the One, Black Rakata, faction, and defeat Mandalorian, and Elder Rakata factions. Side with Elder Rakata, and defeat Mandalorian, and the One, black Rakata, factions. What's shown in the video: Main Quest triangle, Mandalorians speaking Mando'a, voice acting, battles, loot, quest logs, and a fan made Mando'a soundtrack by SazMando, which will be included in LME. What's not shown in the video: 3 sidequests are included if you decide to work with the Mandalorians. Party interactions, from the following list of companions: HK-47, Canderous, Juhani, and Zaalbar. Wearable Mando'a armor, stats of Mando'a weapons, increased difficulty of enemy foes (footage was taken on easy, impossible difficulty is intense in the added battles), oppotunities for LS and DS points, NPC interactions with Mandalorians, and some other secrets that the PC will be able to experience if particular choices are made. I plan to release LME relatively soon, but with finals nearly upon me, finishing work (such as typos, slight adjustments to different things ... etc) may make this a mid December release. Thanks for reading and watching! -jc2
  10. 2 points
    Many thanks to: This instructive topic Fred Tetra's "KotORTool" bead-v's "MDLedit" Chuck Chargin Jr./ndix UR's "MDLOps" JCarter426's "JC's Cloaked Jedi Robes & Supermodel Port for K1 - Supermodels" stoffe/Fair Strides' "TSLPatcher" and DarthParametric's past-present modding knowledge , My first ever porting attempt went a success! I remembered back then; the very first thing I wanted to do with modding is on doing this, which ends-up me going nowhere with the attempt lol. So, although I'm not actually "create" one, it is always a pleasing feeling to see an effort comes to fruition. Again, credits to the aforementioned folks; as only because of their effort, the dream isn't just a dream. May the Force be with you all!
  11. 2 points
    Hey everyone! As of a few days ago, I entered FULL PRODUCTION on the first in my upcoming prequel series to my TSL quadrilogy, tackling K1 itself. The first film in the series, (name to be announced), is looking better than anything I've ever done before, as I am now shooting in full 1080p widescreen whereas with K2 I used to shoot in 1280x720 and upscale it to 1080p. Stupid, I know. But this is how you learn from your mistakes. In addition to this, I am using a plethora of visual upgrade mods to give the film as fresh a look at possible. This is a time before Darth Revan returned to power, so it expect it to look and feel very different to my original films, but unmistakably still feeling like it belongs in the same universe. Expect more humor, more exciting action and a very different in personality protagonist as I aim to show a good, noble man turn into a monster. All of it, the themes, music, characters, style, etc., is so new to me, as I try to break away from the gritty and bleak universe of TSL and make this film (and the two sequels) feel like to most unique version of K1 you've ever seen... That's all for now, but I'll leave you with a couple of screenshots to tease what is to come. I am by no means rushing this one, and a deadline (and trailer) will only be released when I have reached a considerable milestone. ~ DV
  12. 2 points
    This post is part of a continuing series I've been doing for Darth Varkor's next movie. He mention that other than using Xarwarz's skins for Dantooine, that he was pretty open to suggestions. The next area we'll be talking about possibly improving is Tatooine! When you set up your ideal Tatooine, what mods you do use? Please list the mods that you use below for both the interiors, skyboxes, and the exteriors of this planet. You can mix and match here so if there's parts that you like from one set of skins and you substitute a few of them from another mod, let us know which you use. (You can let us know why you do so as well!) In addition to skins, let us know if there are other Tatooine mods you use - fixes and other things - that you also use. For these, I'd definitely like to hear your rationale for using these. Go ahead and point out any model fixes if there are any. Finally, please add pictures to illustrate your points. Don't attach a link to make us see it on another page though. Have an IMGUR link (or something similar) or put it right in the post. If you have questions, feel free to ask. By the way, I'm still looking for feedback on the M4-78 EP. If you would rather do that anonymously, PM me.
  13. 2 points
    Hey everyone, The day is finally here. The Prodigal Knight is finally out and viewable for everyone. Four years of work culminating in this final film You can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BZpAZM43Zo What a journey this has been. Thank you so much to all of you for your patience and support in particular this year as the first half of 2018 was a bit rocky for me. This has been exhausting, but so much fun, and I'm so glad I could see it though to the end. To my countless voice actors - you know who you are! - thank you to all of you so much, again. Please feel free to leave any kind of review, feedback, etc., you like! That's all for now, I really hope you all enjoy it. Now I suppose I should look at adapting that other Knights of the Old Republic game? Hmm, maybe a short break first... Take care, ~ DV Oh, and you might wanna stick around until after the credits...
  14. 2 points
    I have only finished watching "Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983)" recently, and those scenes inside the Jabba's Palace was quite memorable for me; one of them particularly is that performance of an alien singer with dancers. I thought the ambience of Jabba's Palace was quite match-up with what's inside the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic's Anchorhead's Cantina, so I decided to ask the band there to play one of my favorite tunes, "La rue" by the amazing Cortex, to kind of fits the atmosphere from Jabba's- while enjoying the beauty of the Star Wars Universe at the same time. Video:
  15. 2 points
    "It is done, at last... it is done." Hey everyone! Wow, what a month or so it has been. Re-casting Zekk went better than expected and the film, as of today, is officially done and ready to go. The film will be going public THIS FRIDAY. For any of my voice actors; look out for a little surprise coming sooner than that... I cannot express enough how much this means to me, this began as a "what if?" project back in November 2014 and since then the channel has grown to over 1000 subscribers and lots of people excited for the final chapter. I honestly can't convey enough my gratitude for all the support I've received over the past four years and I'm so excited to release this film. It's the biggest and best yet, I've tried to go out with a bang and hit you all in the feels at the same time. Fourteen months worth of work is about to pay off, and I really hope you all like it as much as I do. No film is perfect, but I'd being lying if I said I wasn't proud to round off adapting one of my all-time favourite games with this film. Alright, that's enough boasting for now. If you haven't seen it yet, the theatrical trailer is now out (link below). I really tried to make it as ambitious as possible and give it a modern spin. Looking forward to hearing what you all think on the finished film. @UnusualCharacters, I know I've thanked you a million times but I want to thank you again so, so much for coming on board not only for extra HK lines, but for breathing new life into Zekk and giving him a completely new take. You're the best! I'll post back on Friday when the film is out. For now, enjoy the trailer! ~ DV P.S: Would anyone be interested in a Q&A style video with the cast and crew after the film is released? I posted about this earlier on my status update, reckon it would be a lot of fun. Let me know!
  16. 2 points
    In some mods I've seen, there has been a shift to use more modern looking elements for in-game lighting and advertisements. Though pretty, they don't seem to accurately give the "feel" that the Star Wars movies do. After all Mass Effect isn't Star Wars and vice versa. Therefore, I've created this blog entry to simply show off what I think those computer interfaces should look like by using pictures from the movies (and the production studio that created them.) These shots come from the following Star Wars movies and are in no particular order: TFA, Rogue One, TLJ, and Solo.
  17. 1 point
    Hello there! Production has finally come to an end on The Soldier's Destiny. After an incredibly productive last two/three weeks I think I'm finally happy with it. The official release trailer is now up. Saturday, June 29th, mark your calendars! As you can see from the end card, I've added a few time zones to help with the premiere time on YouTube, sorry if I missed any out. The film will be premiering live on my youtube channel so I hope to see some of you guys there! I'll save all the thanking properly for later, but I just wanted to quickly give a shout out to @Sith Holocron for his ever continuous support during my endeavors, as well as @Mellowtron11 for his many, many voices! (I'm convinced he's multiple people.) See you guys next week! ~ DV
  18. 1 point
    Hi everyone! Keeping with tradition, here is another better late than never blog post. These past couple of months have been crazy for me, very hectic. From uni to moving house, I haven't had a lot of time to work on the film. But, in the past two weeks or so things have began to quieten down for about a month so I've been able to make strong headway on the film, successfully casting another voice actor and nearing a full picture-lock. Taris and Tatooine are completely done (minus colour grading on Taris, and sound mix & grading on Tatooine) and Dantooine is coming along nicely. I'm super proud of this film, you've never seen KOTOR 1 quite like it. Anyway, I figured it was about time I posted another trailer. So, here it is: I had a lot of fun making this one based off of one of the many fantastic trailers for Guardians of the Galaxy. Please note: all the comedic moments in the film have been heightened through the edit of the trailer. The film is by no means a comedy like Guardians, I just felt inspired by the trailer and the film does have a fairly light-hearted feel, so I thought I'd roll with it to see if I could top my Logan-inspired trailer for TPK. That's about it for now, one final trailer will be coming soon(ish!) along with the release date of the film. I will be premiering the full film LIVE on YouTube so it'd be great to hang out with some of you guys there in the livestream. I'll try to post back sooner than I did last time! ~ DV
  19. 1 point
    So you've ripped the tracks using one of the guides out there or you're just that clever with using Miles Sound Tools that you didn't even need one. Congratulations! You have that music to listen to to your hearts content. But what of the artwork that you probably want to track tag your MP3's with? What ever shall you put in there? Well, I have you covered. (pun intended) Here are two examples if nothing else comes to mind and . . . a template if you have the picture and don't want to fiddle around with the text too much. If you use my template, feel free to post your KotOR II themed IMGUR link in a post below.
  20. 1 point
    For this blog, I’m not covering other larger mods and their compatibility patches. These will be simple quality of life selections that will – in my humble opinion – enhance your play-through. As this section is essentially an opinion piece, your mileage may vary. This section covers the first part of the game, namely the Peragus Mining Colony and the Harbinger. All mods of the mods listed are compatible with TSLRCM. Peragus Tweak 1.4 by VarsityPuppet Adds dead miners to replace the burned and desiccated corpses usually found around the Peragus levels. Peragus Mining Gear 1.01 by Kainzorus Prime This mod changes the miner uniform found in the Peragus tunnels into gear that both looks fitting for space mining, as well as slightly boosting its stats. However, it also requires proficiency in light armors to be used now. Peragus Medical Monitors and Computer Panel by Sith Holocron This mod both increases base resolution of both the medical monitors (as seen when your character first wakes up on Peragus) and the various computer panels seen around the Peragus levels. Peragus Large Monitor Adjustment by Sith Holocron This small mod collection replaces textures for the large monitor seen on Peragus that overlooks the asteroid field. I wasn’t crazy about the low-resolution images in the smaller boxes off to the side so I decided to take a crack at it. I’ve kept to general idea of what were originally shown in those boxes so this difference won’t be too drastic. In addition, that old low-resolution asteroid animation just had to go. It has been replaced as well. Finally, that scrolling text box can now be read. Since the original text box was illegible, I decided to make my own. Whether you use this mod or not, I highly recommend using the next mod in this list to go with it. Peragus Administration Level Room Model Fixes by DarthParametric This mod addresses some minor geometry issues in the Peragus Administration level. It plugs two gaps in the ceiling that allow the player to see into space, and it also adjusts one of the animated panels on the large screen in the communications blister so that it aligns better. The panel and one of the ceiling fixes are for the exterior version of the level that you see from the maintenance walkway. “Replacement Peragus II Artwork by Trench” uploaded by Sith Holocron If you use my “Peragus Large Monitor Adjustment”, you’re going to want to use this upgrade that increases the quality of the Peragus II model. (That’s the texture of the planetoid with the exposed glowing core which miraculously hasn’t immediately cooled after being exposed to space?) This mod changes the texture of the planet inside the station, outside the station, and on the Large Monitor screen. There’s even two varieties of the planetoid to choose from. A Darker Peragus REDUX 1.0 by Malkior Peragus seems like it was supposed have more of a haunted house feeling, doesn’t. It being an area that’s seemingly abandoned with dead folks littering the ground, wouldn’t it help matters if it was a little darker to accent the creepiness of it all? This mod fixes that by editing the lightmaps and darkening all of the placeable items in the Peragus, Peragus Spacewalk, and Harbinger portions to match the darker lightmaps. Peragus Mining Laser by e-varmint (https://www.dropbox.com/s/2ss4lzd77k4yb0a/e-varmint%20-%20Peragus%20Mining%20Laser.zip?dl=0) Your first ranged weapon in the game – provided you’re not cheating – is likely to be the Pergaus Mining laser. Wouldn’t it be nice if that laser actually looked like a tool that a miner would actually use? This mod fixes that. Luckily, I still had this in my archive so now you can use it too! Here’s a short video so you can see a closer look at the model before you download. Harbinger Hull Fixes 1.1 by DarthParametric The Harbinger is apparently the Swiss cheese of spacecraft. It has more holes in it than a damn sieve. This mod is a combination and extension of my previous separate mods fixing various geometry and model issues with the Harbinger. Geometry has been tweaked or added, UVs adjusted, model hierarchies re-ordered, etc. where appropriate to remove gaps, fix incorrect light-maps, or address other problems. Improved Peragus Asteroid Fields by Vasilii Zaytsev It takes the default 2D asteroid field texture used in the Peragus asteroid fields in the tutorial/prologue and outside of the Ebon Hawk hangar bay, and replaces them with much nicer ones. HD Cockpit Skyboxes 2.0 by tjsase When you land the Ebon Hawk on a planet, you are able to look out of the cockpit and view the landing platform. This is achieved by a cylindrical texture. Since the vanilla textures were low res, inaccurate, and desaturated, tjsase recreated the platforms in Maya and rendered them to look as they do in-game. The main planets, including M4-78, are all remastered in 4096x1024. Replacement Loading Screens for KotOR2: Original Pack (with or without TSLRCM) - Part 1 by Sith Holocron Were you ever dissatisfied with the low-resolution loading screens when the in-game footage looks so much better? What if there was a mod that took care of that for you? Psssst . . . it’s this mod! Part 1 of this set covers the loading screens for the following areas: Peragus, Harbinger, Citadel Station, Telos IV, and the Ebon Hawk. This version of the mod covers the areas in the normal “vanilla” game and for some of the areas added/restored by TSLRCM. Fixed Hologram Models and Admiralty Redux for TSLRCM 1.6 by DarthParametric - This mod attempts to address some of the issues with holograms in TSL. In the vanilla game, the majority of holograms have things like eyeballs and teeth being visible through the head. This is caused by the way the game handles transparency, in conjunction with the order in which it renders the individual meshes that a model is comprised of. By changing the hierarchy of the meshes within these models, certain elements can be occluded, resulting in less cases of “bug-eyed” holograms. This is not a perfect solution however. Because meshes do not self-occlude, visual glitches still remain during certain animations and camera angles, but this is likely the best that can be done without being able to make alterations the game engine itself. Do you think I may have missed anything? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below. Update 18FEB2019: Do you think the Peragus Mining Gear that you wear after finally wearing more than your underwear is a little lackluster? Then try this mod from Kainzorus Prime on for size!
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    In my recent blog post, I was asking folks for their input on rebuilding my old Windows 7 computer. It's time for an update! Here's the part breakdown . . . iBuypower ARC 647 CASE ATX Mid Tower Case (unchanged from original) Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler (a recent purchase but before this build) PowerColor Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card (unchanged from original) Update (as of 09JAN2019): Radeon RX 580 LG UH12NS30 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer (unchanged from original) Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming K4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard Western Digital Blue 4TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply CORSAIR Vengeance LED 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 300 Cooler Master SickleFlow (Red) 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan (I had to replace a fan in front, more on that below) NZXT Sleeved LED Kit - red - 1m (12 LEDs) The Pictures! Here's a "before" picture for you with all of the old equipment, with the side off. You might note that there's a small fan between that huge light brown Noctua fan and the side of the case. That fan - a red LED fan - was moved to the front of the case in the build. It joins another red LED fan that was purchased to replace an old one. Here's the case emptied out. The Intel chip is installed in the motherboard. Power supply installed. Better look at the fan that was later moved to the front. The monstrous fan is put back in. As you can see above, the Corsair RAM almost could not make it in due to the large fan size. That RAM has red LEDs in them. Are you seeing a red theme in this build yet? It's interesting to me because the original build had a blue cathode light bar. That red band on the side of the case should have convinced me to go with a red light bar in the first place. I wanted some red lights in there besides the RAM so I went with the lighting kit listed above. I wanted it subtle so I placed the LEDs just outside of view of the window so there would be a faint glow rather than something more Vegas styled. Here's the back of the case. Side panel reinstalled, with room lights on. Front of the case, in low light conditions. Side of the case, in low light conditions. This process has not been without a headache. After installing the Windows 7 back on the computer, I discovered (after the fact) that Windows 7 computers do not recognize drives above 2TB because a partition type called MBR. It has to be a GPT type to do that. However - and here comes a catch 22 - you can't install Windows 7 on a GPT drive. But I do still have a Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive from the original build which I'll be installing back into the computer. The Windows 7 will install on there, enabling me to changine the parititon scheme on the 4TB drive from MBR to GPT. I just have to have the time and patience to get back into the computer to install that drive. In the mean time, I can certainly make do with 2TB as it's more than what I had before! Finishing touches: I'm one of those old folks that like to use Windows event sounds. Mine mostly came from this video. (I also added a few myself from other sources.) I might be able to part with them if you PM me. (This offer may be retracted at any time.) Special Thanks. Thanks so much to Th3bigM00se to helping me put this together. (He did most of the work.) You can visit his Youtube channel here! (Be nice, folks!)
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    Hey everyone! As 2018 draws to a close (damn, time flies), I thought I'd share an update on the project. Unfortunately, there won't be a trailer anytime this year -or, what's left of it- like I was hoping. It simply isn't in a state to be shown off yet, nor is enough done to warrant a trailer of any kind. But, with that said, the film is coming along really, really well. The story arc for all three films has been in place for about a year now, and thanks to some people, particularly @Sith Holocron, I now have a complete visual look for the film nailed, as well as a soundtrack. It's shaping up to be quite the challenge, adapting K1 in a manner that stays faithful to the game whilst still feeling connected to my TSL quadrilogy is no easy feat, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't enjoying it. Outside of that, I am a lot more busy now than I ever was during production of my TSL films. Between a very exhausting Master's degree and a job, I don't have a lot of time free. I'm even starting to (hopefully) branch into freelance video editing as a career, but more on that next year. For now, rest assured, the film is coming, and you can expect the title and your first look at it early next year. I have no release date in mind, but, a late spring/early summer 2019 would be ideal. We'll see. That's all for now, work is slowing down for the year now as we enter the holiday period, think I need a bit of a break from it all, too! I went into pre-production only two weeks after TPK released, so a week or so off to spend time with family (and of course, more uni work) is needed. I plan to start releasing snippets of the soundtrack in January, so you can look forward to that before getting a real look at the film. Attached to this post are a few sneak-peek screen shots of the film... Hope you all have a great Christmas, everyone, and a happy new year! I love being on this site and a part of this community. ~ DV EDIT: Apologies if some of the screenshots appear a bit dark...that's Premire's doing, not how they will look in the finished film. Colour grading will be the last thing I do!
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    "Awaken..." *Looks around cautiously* Well, I seemingly escaped my cyrosleep that I took for reasons I can't recall. I'm so ecstatic to see all the improvements to ease the process of modding, and the new possibilities unlocked. What, Jolee? You don't think that portrait matches you? A relatively "small" project I may do is porting the K1 player heads into K2. My first step will be seeing which heads Obsidian didn't remove from the game assets, and then go from there. On another note, I confirmed that I did lose all of my files for Echo of the Force (my previous WIP TC for KOTOR II)...except...I did apparently retain most of my notes. The downside is I have to redo everything from scratch. I'm slowly restarting it, but it may take some time to get back to where I was at before. Here's my first stab at recreating one of the NPC skins I had previously done. Anyways, until my next entry, may the Force be with you.
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    This guide is requested by @Sith Holocron. In Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, there is a side quest on Dantooine named “Sandral-Matale Feud”, which you receive after you have dealt with Juhani at the grove and met the Jedi Council. This quest line revolves around a family feud between the Sandrals and the Matales, mainly between the patriarchs of each family, Nurik Sandral and Ahlan Matale. The questline will lead to a heated confrontation between Nurik and Ahlan, and there are multiple ways to resolve the questline. This guide will provide details on the different ways to resolve the Sandral-Matele feud, and how to achieve those endings. Here is the link to my Sandral-Matale Feud Ending Guide
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    This version of the content permanently replaces my old version. It was 10 years old and it was showing it's age. It needed some work on it. Hopefully the effort shows! A little background: To those that always wanted to see the cut romance ending to Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic for Dark Sided female characters, now you can. (Yes, I know Revan is canonically a male, but you have to play as a female to use this mod.) Thanks again to JdNoa for creating this great mod. To download this mod for yourself, visit here: JdNoa Alternate Female Romance Ending REQUIREMENTS: In order for you to be able to make the mod work you’ll need the following things to happen in your game: Your PC is female. You have followed the Carth romance as far as possible before the Unknown Temple (i.e. you got the "I think I could love you" conversation and responded appropriately). You took the DS path at the Unknown Temple. FAQ: I know Revan is canonically male, but you can't romance Carth as a male without additional mods, nor would I want to. (He has too many trust issues.) Yes, Revan is invulnerable for the fight with Bastila but this video isn't about the fight, but for the lines that Carth says. This new version adds new titles, new end credits - that likely led you to this description - and adds the Star Forge falling into the sun with an appropriate fadeout. This mod was created from pre-existing sound files that always existed on the KOTOR game discs. They were not re-voiced. I cut together some of the various conversation options to make a smoother experience . . . and so I didn’t have to show each conversation more than once. To those that will inevitably ask/state/yell “Hey Carth, the ship is RIGHT BEHIND YOU!”, please realize that Carth didn’t want her to survive the Star Forge’s destruction. He was sacrificing himself and hoping she would do the same. Who’s to say he didn’t tinker with the Ebon Hawk so they *couldn’t* take off, right? CREDITS: I used the following mods (or portions of them) with the aforementioned mod by Jdnoa in this video. They are listed in no particular order. Kexikus’ High Quality Starfields and Nebulas 1.2 – Fenharel’s Female Player Corruption – https://www.nexusmods.com/kotor/mods/1232 Curtis1973’s Star Forge Plus CM Effects Pack - https://www.nexusmods.com/kotor/mods/1138 Crixler’s New Saber Crystal Pack version 2.5 – Redrob41 Party Model Fixes and HD Bastila – DarthParametric’s Revan’s Hoodless / Maskless Flowing Robes for K1 – Sithspecter’s Revan’s Flowing Cape and Belt Fix – https://deadlystream.com/forum/files/file/709-revans-flowing-cape-and-belt-fix/ ZimmMaster’s Revan’s Jedi Robes – https://deadlystream.com/forum/files/file/466-revans-jedi-robes/ (Note: the TXI file needed for ZimmMaster's mod is included in DarthParametric’s mod listed above) Drewton's Darth Malak - Dark Lord of the Sith (2.0) - https://www.nexusmods.com/kotor/mods/773/ (Note: I turned the armor to greyscale as I thought it gave him a better look. He's not in this video for very long though. LOL) DarthParametric’s KOTOR Comic Republic Uniforms for K1 - and finally . . . Sith Holocron’s Remove the Menu Beeps from KOTOR and TSL - https://deadlystream.com/files/file/313-remove-the-menu-beeps-from-kotor-and-tsl/ SPECIAL THANKS: To Reddit user “tmnfrog” for providing the save. That user saved me countless hours so I could jump straight to where I needed to record. Thanks! Here's a link to the video. I've made a link rather putting the video here so YouTube sees the actual engagement. Please leave likes and comments there so I know what you liked about the video on YouTube. And please subscribe to the channel so you don't miss out on future videos.
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    In Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, on the summit of the Temple of the Ancients at the Unknown World, you will be confronted by Bastila, who has fallen to the dark side. During the confrontation you will be provided the opportunity to determine which ending you will get, and there will be consequences of your choice there. If you choose the light side ending by rejecting Bastila's suggestion for you to reclaim the title of the Dark Lord of the Sith, you will face the fallen Bastila again in the Star Forge. Depending on your dialogue choices, you will either successfully convince Bastila to return to the light side, or you kill her if you fail to do so. This guide will provide in-depth details on how the mechanics of redeeming Bastila on the Star Forge works, and which dialogue options will give you better chance in successfully redeeming Bastila. Here is the link to my redeeming Bastila guide
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    This blog post is actually for my own reference so I don't have to seek out which of the many posts I've mentioned it in. When folks mention their "big modding project" or their "huge overhaul" of either KotOR1 or KotOR2, here's what I used to quote... If you actually wish to see if a large scale project will make it to release, see if they follow this advice. If they don't, that project likely won't make it. You may use the above quote to remind folks when "the next big thing" rolls around.
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    AUDITIONS ARE NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO AUDITIONED. Hey everyone, Well, this is a post I had hoped I'd never have to make, but here we are. I regret to say that the final film in my series: "The Prodigal Knight" is on an INDEFINITE hiatus. This is due to my main voice actor for Zekk becoming AWOL and failing to meet various deadlines and (recently) no longer responding to my emails at all. Because of this, I have finally decided to part ways with this voice actor. I want to say now, that I hold no ill will against this person, this is not a character assassination or a rant against him, but I can no longer continue to delay this film because of him. I have an understanding of his situation and I wish him all the best, but I don't feel it's fair on myself to be kept waiting any longer whilst wondering if I will ever receive the final sets of lines to complete the film. What does this mean for the project? Well, first of all: IT IS NOT DEAD. This project WILL eventually be done, I promise. This setback, however, means I must now re-cast Zekk for this final film and find a new actor to re-record ALL of his lines for this film, not just the remaining few. I won't be happy with releasing a film where the lead changes voice halfway through. They don't do it in the movie industry, and I don't see why I should either. This will take time, yes, but I have all the lines written and ready to go, to be sent in one large batch to whoever eventually takes the part. Auditions for the part are now OPEN. If you are interested, please contact me directly on here. Or, if you have a recommendation for a voice actor, please send it my way. Please note I am NOT able to offer any voice actors any form of payment other than my undying gratitude and an early download link to the film before it goes public. I will not being looking into paid voice acting sites, either. If you want to audition for the role, you must fit the following criteria: - Have access to HIGH QUALITY/professional level recording equipment. I am not *too* picky, but background noise and/or gaming headset mics are a no go. - Have a link to at least one existing showreel you are willing to share with me, so I can hear your work before considering you. - Be punctual when replying to emails and meeting deadlines. - Able to act using a deep and confident tone. For further reference, please consult my previous films to see how Zekk sounded. Please remember: This is a BIG part, with a lot of lines. Please don't audition for this role if you are not up to the commitment. Thank you to everyone who has stuck with me as I make it through this film. It will see the light of day, I promise. And I hope you will all agree when I say it will be worth the wait. ~ DV
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    All of my blogs now have one of those pictures that (usually) indicates the title of the blog. I’ve numbered all of my blogs since I’ve started creating them and I’ve finally reached 100 of these things. Wow. 100 blogs. Someone, please call a doctor! Instead of me rambling on yet another niche topic, I’ll now invite you to go through the previous 99 blogs and see if there’s something you may have missed from me. I’d like you to have opportunity to consider if there’s something you might add to the conversations I’ve previously started. Yes, I do realize that many of the blogs are locked. You’ll be able to tell because it has this picture as the blog’s title picture. If you encounter one of these locked blogs and you still want to acknowledge it, I believe you can still drop either a “like”, or “light side” icon, or a “thanks” icon on the blog. If you’re going to comment on M4-78 stuff, I would recommend you limit the comments on the “like/love” blog on M4-78 EP version 1.5, the “disappointed/hate” blog on M4-78 EP version 1.5, or the “M4-78: Set Decoration” blog covering all of Zbyl2 and Hassat Hunters versions of M4-78 EP. Having detailed reviews of version 1.5 – split in the pro and con blogs – will help me work on another chapter on the documentary if at some point I decide to resume working on it. Note that as of this date: version 1.5 is only available on Deadly Stream. Version 1.3 is only on the Steam Workshop, and MODDB has version 1.2. As I’m preparing to move across the country relatively soon, I’ll be holding off making any new blogs until I am settled in a new place. I haven’t even figured out where on the east coast that my wife and I are moving to so I can’t offer any estimates. And let’s be honest, time estimates aren’t one of those things that I like doing any way. (Have you ever seen my signature? LOL) If you do decide to comment on my blogs, I want to read your comments and not look at one of these . . . This . . . is less helpful to me than something like this . . . or this With the last two pictures, I know what you're trying to say and have more information to use when replying to the comment and/or making new mods. (In the above example, I corrected the mod by putting the missing file.) The likes and thanks icons don't give me any hook to work with. So my faithful reader: Keep safe, keep modding, leave some comments (on my blogs, my mods, and my videos), and I’ll see you at some point on the other side.
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    Heh. One of my favorite moments in the Dark Knight trilogy. Anyways...Like one of my IRL friends, I'm really not one for receiving presents; but...I do enjoy giving them. So, as an inverse birthday present, I'm repackaging some of my mods to upload / update them here with new previews and consistent readme formatting. I started last night with updating "Clothed Beginning", and hope to get more of them uploaded / updated soon. Unfortunately, I lost most of my original preview images for mods, so I had to make new ones for use in redesigning my website. And I decided, despite recent events, to start uploading my mods on Steam Workshop too. But, because of how they handle installing mods, it'll mostly be the ones that don't involve 2da files to avoid compatibility issues. To start, I uploaded "Clothed Beginning" there last night. Both copies of that now have the same screenshots, readmes, and preview images. Here is my modding plate right now: Redesign my website Upload mods here and Steam (new readmes / previews for consistency) Work on a few mod projects (nothing ready to announce just yet) Update a few mods, including Clothed Beginning (to hopefully fix the bug with Atton / Kreia not acknowledging the player being clothed) and Playable Twileks.
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    Had lost my close cousin two days ago. This is my first time experiencing this kind of "loosing" an important part in my life. I have been in a breakup and/or failed in anything before but it feels whole lot different. As I'm writing this down I don't want to be pitied nor any intention of me to spread any gloomy air around the forum. I just want to apologize if I can't reply, not delivering any stuffs or even as active in the forum like before, least in the meantime. It is so hard for me even to only sat in front of my PC, like I don't know what I wanted to do. I even wrote this from my phone. Hope to be back soon. ☺️