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  1. 16 points
    Hi everyone, I know it has been a long ..long time since I last posted here. I have been thinking about getting back into modding… Over the past few months I have been looking over the Revenge of Revan mod and seeing if I will return to it. Then came the new Kotor Level Editor (KLE).. which changed everything.. Also tweaked the story for the mod to help with the pacing. I decided to return to finish Revenge of Revan. The mod will be released in sections There will be no human VO till after the mod is fully complete. Using the KLE (Kotor level editor) to build the mod. Will be looking to build a team. I am looking for individuals to join the team - this would be for dialogue and quest writing. The writing team members will be using the dlgeditor. You will be adding your text in the dlg editor and once I have the file, I will add in the scripting to the dlg, for example jrl entries, LS/DS points, etc. If your interested in joining the writing team, send me a message 😃 Team members: Writer : N-DReW25 Art: Redrob41 Also included a video showing off the new kotor editor and showing how it will help in production. Logan23
  2. 14 points
    Hi everyone, I wanted to let you guys know we are hard at work on the mod. I have a tutorial video on the KLE ( kotor level editor ) , where I show you how I'm placing in npcs, the dlg and the animation. In the beginning of the video you will see the Hutt Lounge on Nar shaddaa fully populated and animated. The tutorial is for you guys to see the inner workings of building a mod like this. I hope the video is helpful for other modders, giving them a work flow using the KLE in their projects. Second tutorial video is on setting up a combat level using KLE and Fair Strides's NPC Auto-Leveller 1.0. Logan23
  3. 10 points
    Ive taken a break from modding for couple month to keep things fresh, however, there have been improvements for K2 that ive not shown yet. A lot of research regarding a noise - friendly Implementation of reflective surfaces has been done - now the "shinyness" of textures is not "in your face" anymore like in the k1 complete overhaul series but depending on the surface itself - e.g. shine on brushed metal spots that are visible through a worn, rusty texture can now be selected easily in most complex patterns & appearances. Secondly, with that development added to the repertoire i redid Peragus completely and applying the method to places like Nar Shaddaa as well. Due to model editing every area looks different but planetwise conform. I try also to maintain the original games color scheme when possible: Some screens from the reworked Peragus: New "Mustafar" wall concept: Nar Shaddaa is also receiving treatment: Before: after: New console: Before: After: Tell me what you think, also about the Peragus "Mustafar" walls.
  4. 10 points
    Thanks for all the comments everyone. I think I will go with style 1 so that the screenshot page does not become a chaotic blinking mess. However, I will also provide a link to some sort of comparison that allows a manual switch between the two shots. And there will of course also be normal screenshots without any comparison that show the new skyboxes in full. Apart from that I've been making good progress. The main Telos render is now finally done and I'm also making progress verifying that everything is working as intended.
  5. 9 points
    Hi everyone I know a few of you have been asking about the status of the KotOR Level Editor (KLE) project. I'm happy to announce that it's finally ready for a (very early alpha) release. I've made the KotOR Level Editor GitHub page public - please remember it's in early alpha. That said, hope some of you find it useful Find the repo at https://github.com/lachjames/NorthernLights/ My goal is to post this to DeadlyStream in the near future, but for now you'll need to download and install it via GitHub. If you'd like to try it out, please follow the instructions on the linked GitHub page's README. Feel free to DM me, reply to this post, add an issue, etc. if you have issues. For those who are new to KLE, you can find an introductory video listing the features of KLE on YouTube (included below). There is also a (work in progress) KLE guide, as well as a general KotOR/TSL modding guide, at https://github.com/lachjames/KotOR-Modding-Guide Thanks everyone for your help - hopefully this is just a taste of what is to come regarding both KLE and the Northern Lights project in general - with the amount of support I've received so far from you all, there is no doubt in my mind that this is the case.
  6. 9 points
    Greetings, I'd like to share with you the project I've been working on since summer 2020. Some of you may already have heard of it, as the development was public from the beginning. reone is an open source reimplementation of the KotOR engine, similar to xoreos and KotOR.js, but with a number of key differences. It is developed with extensibility in mind, meaning that modding capabilities it aims to provide are on a whole other level compared to the vanilla engine. For example, the graphics have already been significantly improved with the addition of physically based rendering. Current state of the project is such that the most fundamental engine subsystems are either complete or at least partially implemented, i.e. resource management, rendering, audio, GUI, scripting, conversations, combat and more. Given the current pace of development, I intend to finish the project by the end of 2021. My short term goal is to make the first Endar Spire module fully completable - a milestone, that will hoperfully bring more attention to the engine. Technologically, reone is a custom engine based on SDL 2 and OpenGL 3.3, written in C++14. This alone makes it highly portable - reone is believed to be working on Windows, Linux and Mac OS. Some background on myself: I'm a professional software developer from Russia and a prior contibutor to the xoreos project, responsible for most of its recent progress on KotOR. Links: GitHub Page Project Roadmap YouTube Channel
  7. 9 points
    I just completed the last render for this project. Everything is now done! That does not mean the mod(s) will release today or even tomorrow or this week though. I still need to build the mod archives and installers, verify that everything is working as intended and make screenshots etc. None of that should take too long now that the bulk of the work is finally finished but I won't give a release date. It should be soon though. In the meantime, here's a screenshot of the last skybox I finished. It's for the Green Grass for Dantooine mod.
  8. 8 points
    Greetings everyone, My name is EAF97 and I have an exciting new and upcoming mod for those who wish to enhance the appearance of Kotor I in particular. I have taken the liberty to remedy the dreaded "clone effect" for many of the interactive NPCs which players meet in the game and am replacing many of the heads of these NPCs with Playable character heads from the game itself, as well as with PC heads which I have ported in along with some more minor but unique NPC heads from Kotor II and finally some custom-designed heads (with permission from their designers) as well in order to create more variety in the appearance for NPCs. Those who you don't talk to will still retain their generic appearance, but most conversational NPCs will indeed have more distinct appearances. This is what I have created so far and I am looking forward to releasing this project hopefully within the month. A big shoutout to any modders who agreed to allow me to use their work in this endeavor, especially to Effix for the great deal of advice and for Dark Hope in allowing me to use some amazing custom skins and textures and for the others who will be credited for allowing me to use their custom heads and skins.
  9. 8 points
    Since TOR released a set of the Star Forge robes not too long back, I figured it might be a useful basis for a hybrid version with the vanilla cape and loincloth (the TOR version is only painted on) married to SS's flowing robes animations. At this point I've done the initial import, scale, and pose, and am now ready for the transfer to the KOTOR rig. Thanks to the Blender I/O script, I was also able to bake out the tinted textures, which is much easier than trying to approximate it manually as I have had to do in the past. Here's where it's at currently: I still need to fiddle with a few bits and pieces, and there will no doubt be plenty of tweaking to do once the rig transfer is done and I can test out animations. I also have some folded down hoods taken from other sets that I will try to marry to this torso for a hoodless/maskless version. But that will require a fair bit of massaging to get them to fit, so I'm saving that for later. Still not sure about the cape. I think having it white as well would be a bit too overpowering, but I'm not entirely sold on the brown. And I haven't done anything for the DS black version as yet. Since there's no TOR version of that colour scheme for this set, I'll have to cobble something together myself.
  10. 7 points
    View File Larger Text Fonts for KOTOR 1! Have you tried playing KOTOR 1 at any resolution above 1080p? Then you have surely noticed that the text and font do NOT scale with higher resolution! As a result, text can look embarassingly small in the menu, dialogue, and HUD. Fortunately, this mod contains many sorts of font files that the game can use, sorted by size! Now you can play KOTOR in 4k resolution without needing to squint to see important text. These fonts were NOT my creation, they were found and extracted from the Russian version of the game which inexplicably has larger fonts with a variety of sizes (on top of being able to work in English as well). Hopefully everyone who wishes to play KOTOR in high resolution will get to have a more enjoyable experience, and one of the more common problems facing the community can be properly addressed. WARNING: This is NOT compatible with KOTOR 2 TSL. This only exclusively works with K1. As far as I know, there are no compatibility issues with other mods. However if you come across any errors or something that is not working as intended, please let me know here or via my Discord: Xela#6419 Submitter sovietshipgirl Submitted 05/19/2021 Category Knights of The Old Republic  
  11. 7 points
    Expanded Galaxy Project 1.0.7 Update ( Project & Patches available on ModDB, NexusMods & Discord ) Demo Available on DeadlyStream. https://deadlystream.com/files/file/1717-expanded-galaxy-demo/ Currently that I know of RoR, K1 & K2 can now all be played through in full under the same installation using the templates I provide to swap between them. ( I haven't tested the RoR demo in a little while now but it should still all work fine, I have tested K1 in full multiple times throughout the course of working on 1.0.6 & 1.0.7 as well as have tested K2 up to leaving Telos Academy and tested the latter half of the game multiple times before ) I also have a template that works and allows you to install TJM at the same time as well, but I am awaiting permission to release it. It is also now possible to use the RoR heads in K1 & K2, by installing the Expanded Galaxy Project ( you don't have to install the port, but the templates will be required to swap between K1, K2 or RoR. To do this simply install Expanded Galaxy Project for K2, then install RoR on top of that, then use the template from the Port to swap back to K2 ( K2E Install Template ) Then copy appearance.2da, heads.2da and portraits.2da from the RoR template or install over to the override folder. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1K3RvDkG5n_8Dp66Gd3KX5FYlitwKmbZy/view?usp=sharing The above template allows you to swap back to playing RoR. Hopefully this makes sense to people and is a valid enough excuse to bump my own topic. The overall goal of the project once again is to improve both games as much as physically possible within the limitations of the original engine. Random Desktop Backrounds! Thanks to everybody that has helped the project so far and continues to do so, though it is still just me working on the project for the best part I continue to see new and interesting releases every day as well as receive useful / helpful advice from many, now with the majority of the issues out of the way I can finally begin building on the first game as much as possible and importing variables over from savedata that will allow for changes to be made to the second game using the save importer by lachjames which can easily be modified to import other variables. It is my hope to have the overall outlook of each planet in the first game reflect the initial outlook of each planet in the second game. As well as have a strong story revolving around the main character / companions and another simple galaxy crawl and search for this or that. In the case of K2 that will be the Padawans to the Masters that were on Katarr during the devastation of the Jedi, or something along those lines. For K1 that will be something surrounding getting in contact with the Council for better or for worse to discuss what happened to you. For now the RoR heads / species is optional and do not have specific stat boosts in K1 or K2. Thanks for reading and keeping up with the project. This is a short trailer for the KotOR Port a part of the Expanded Galaxy Project, made for me by CatDaddy407, so a big thanks to them for that! I thought I would drop a link to the video here for people to see, though it doesn't show anything special it does highlight the state of the project quite well. Note : The port is currently not available on DeadlyStream and is only available on ModDB or NexusMods. Note : The port is an add-on for the Expanded Galaxy Project. UPDATE : Brotherhood Of Shadow : Solomons Revenge Preview Upcoming Port Patch Notes ( Dialogs Fixed, Missing Scripts Decompiled & Recompiled + Animations Fixed & More ) Construction Complete! The Expanded Galaxy Project or at least it's foundations are finally! no longer under construction... This means a lot of things. It has also come to my attention that many people think Shadow should be voiced due to being such a main character. Which means I might be starting to look for voice actors to help with the project. ( Primarily to voice Shadow and replace Voiceover from Brotherhood Of Shadow : Solomons Revenge ) As well as Writers, Modders, Modellers, Texture Artists and Testers. From here on out I am looking to write a story or set of stories that tie both games together. As well as continuing to enhance what already exists in both games as much as possible. And beginning to focus on implementing new content and merging content from all three parts of the project in order to allow for greater freedom in future mods. I will also be releasing all of the source from both projects or rather I will continue to package the .nss scripts with each and every module as well as the Override folder until the project is much more complete which means people can use all of it to learn from and use to make mods for the game. If and where possible I will write more tutorials and continue to document whatever I work on for the project to the best of my ability. Thor110 Quick Update : I have fixed the broken walls of Sleheyron and Manaan! Kashyyyk's broken level was fixed some time ago. The only level that remains broken isn't even a part of the Port project, which is Taris from Brotherhood. In which you get to play a random Twi'lek Jedi Captain of the Republic instead of a main character of BoSSR because I have not ported all of the characters yet. UPDATE : I have finally got the Sleheyron Arena's working, I don't know why I stopped trying before must have been busy with other levels. Awesome to finally run around these arena's myself too!
  12. 7 points
    Hi All - With all the rumors of a new KoTOR coming out, Deadlystream is in great need of a new theme for Deadlystream and a new Logo/Banner. What I am looking for is someone to do what is outlined below, this would be a paid project and anyone who can show some previous work is free to apply. I am particularly hoping someone from the community would like to do this work, as I believe someone with a passion for KoTOR and Star Wars would be better suited for this. This could all be done by one person or if you would prefer to do just the theme or just the logo that works too. Theme - Build a wireframe and/or a psd of a new theme for Deadlystream Design new icons for Deadlystream forums New design for the Forum section of Deadlystream New design for a News Section of Deadlystream New design for the download section of Deadlystream New design for the Gallery Section of Deadlystream Logo and Banner - New Logo that includes Deadlystream in the name New Banner that is Star Wars / KoTOR theme'd Logo can be layered over banner, and will be used at the header of Deadlystream Please reach out to me via PM if you are interested. Thank You, Tyvokka
  13. 7 points
    I've always been a little bothered by the sith war sword being a reskinned version of the vibro double-blade, so I'm working on an alternate model for it. :: UPDATE :: 11/22/2020 Still working on this, I've been getting sidetracked with other projects.
  14. 6 points
    Hi everyone, We are well into Episode 1's production and everything is going well. Wanted to post some images this time. We started to add in the RoR's Load screens You might see some new buildings in this module. Thanks to seedhartha We will be having locations on the map where you can interact with Holonet News to discover what's going on in the galaxy. Started to do some first drafts with the re skinning of the CEC facility. Thanks to the KLE (Kotor Level editor), I was able to use placeables to create a wall which cut the room in half and help make it feel different. Vogga the Hutt's room A small Cantina on Nar Shaddaa MORE TO COME, Loagn23
  15. 6 points
    I've recently been able to do some work on combat animations. For a while now I've been trying to understand how the "fancy" melee on melee combat animations are triggered. This took me a while to figure out because I thought they were controlled by the combatanimations.2da. It appears that all other attacks are handled there except for this particular scenario. I believe this was hardcoded to act this way in the original game, and that is why they are not present in the combatanimations.2da. If the attacking creature is using a basic melee attack, and the target creature is using a melee weapon, and they are both directly attacking each other. Then the attacker and target uses a variation of c*a*, c*d*, and c*p* depending on if they were hit or parried. c*a1, c*a2, c*a3, c*a4, and c*a5 are for attacking (Attack Animation) c*d1, c*d2, c*d3, c*d4, and c*d5 are for damaged (Target Response Animation) c*p1, c*p2, c*p3, c*p4, and c*p5 are for parrying (Target Response Animation) When the attack is queued up a random number is rolled returning 1,2,3,4, or 5 and then proper attack animation is then chosen. Once the attack result is calculated the appropriate response animation is chosen for the target. Example Scenario: So if the the attacker is using a single one handed weapon, and the basic attack random animation number is 4, then the attacker will use the animation c2a4. If the attack hits, the target will use c2d4. If the attack misses, the target will use c2p4. Note: If you are confused by the naming convention for combat animation be sure to check out this post: (Analysis of the Combat Animations) by @JCarter426. Here is a video demonstration of it in action.
  16. 6 points
    It took longer than expected, but High Quality Skyboxes II for TSL is finally out! You can find the mod on nexusmods and once it's been approved also here on DS of course: In the meantime you can also watch the showcase: I will also upload the mod to the Steam workshop hopefully tomorrow but I'll have to set that up and test it first.
  17. 6 points
    I'm currently working on the turret minigame in KotOR I. My goals in order of priority are: Make the game more challenging Scale the challenge of the minigame with your difficulty setting Improve graphics, effects, and audio Diverse enemy types Remove "random" encounters and make it so the battles occur: Once when leaving Taris Once when arriving per planet Once when leaving per planet Once when escaping the Leviathan Once when approaching the Star Forge Optional challenges Unique stages - not always be six interceptors flying the same loops around you, but different numbers and types of ship, different skybox and eyecandy, different movement for the Ebon Hawk, different objectives (escape, survive, destroy x many fighters in a certain amount of time) Persistent health - don't take too much damage, or it will be there next time you fight! You must go to a specific location to receive ship repairs, or leverage your own (or companions) repair skill to "heal" the ship Experience gains for destroying fighters A questline with T3-M4 that allows you to upgrade the ship's health A vendor to install more powerful and unique-looking turrets on your ship While all of these goals are achievable based on what I've observed by going over the data, I know that it's easy to over-promise and under-deliver. Therefore these are mentioned as "possibles". Those in bold above are almost complete. I mention the other goals because I'd like to describe how these could be achieved if my other commitments make it impossible for me. So, I will go over the more ambitious goals in case future modders are interested in how to implement the changes. Remove "random" encounters and make it so unique battles occur This one is pretty easy. At the moment all minigame encounters use exactly the same module: M12ab. Even the battle that occurs over Taris, with it's unique skybox and background Leviathan is still just M12ab. What is actually happening is some scripting that occurs when the encounter is being loaded. When going in to the minigame, KotOR is evaluating your global variables to determine what skybox and audio cues to use (or in the case of the HK-47 practice, whether to apply the holographic visual effect) - in the case of the Taris escape, an animation is actually playing on a loop around you that gives the appearance of the starfield, Taris in the distance, and the Leviathan hovering nearby. This animation can be found in m12ab_01a.mdl/mdx. I've cut out a section of the animation to show you the awesome model that comes in the mdl: In order to create unique encounters, my thoughts are to either create new modules from copies of M12ab, or to use expanded scripting to make the existing module more flexible. I haven't yet tried duplicating the module and seeing how it would effect things, but that's next on my list. If you wanted to go very basic though, you could just use MDLedit to modify m12ab_01a.mdl, and change the LSP_planettari01 texture mentioned in it to some other planet texture. I'm completely new to modelling and haven't animated a thing, so just how far I am able to go with this and how much I can learn is anyone's guess. However if there are any talented animators out there who wanted to create a unique animation for a space battle encounter that takes place prior to boarding the Star Forge, you can find an *awesome* Hammerhead model from KotOR II in 104PERg.mdl: Unique Stages This would come down to scripting. It's possible to decompile all scripts apart from the heatbeat script (thanks to Thor110 for decompiling all the others). Inside the scripts, you can play around a lot with when the encounter ends and under what conditions. Even in the M12ab.are file, it is possible to do a lot with the nature of the encounter. To give you some examples of what is definitely possible: Spawn fewer enemy fighters - this is a simple matter of deleting the enemy structures in the .are: Make the Ebon Hawk fly around - this can be done by changing the track listed under the player structure. You could "hijack" the track of an enemy structure, or create your own custom one in Blender. I've had an absolute blast give the Hawk the m12ab_mgt06 track, making it progress at 1/4 speed, and playing the turret game in a moving ship, with interceptors flying all around me Make the enemies faster This can be done by editing the enemy tracks in blender - just shrink down the animation to play over a fewer number of frames. At the moment, the interceptors in my modded game are flying around 33% faster, and boy oh boy does it make the game better GIve enemies more hp, more powerful weapons, more rapid-firing weapons, or unique models Again, just a matter of making changes to the .are. At the moment, I have 4 normal fighters and 2 "elite" fighters that are colored the same red as the Sith heavy troopers. The elite fighters absolutely rip you apart - they deal +33% damage, fire twice as fast, and have double the hp, so I'm having to actually think in the game and prioritise targets. Make the enemies chase you while the Ebon Hawk performs evasive manoeuvres This is just a matter of editing those tracks. I'm no animator/modeller but this would appear to be the most achievable change to make to the game even as an amateur (though it does require that unique copies of M12ab can be created and function, something I have not tested). What you could do for example is create a simple track that would float up and down and side to side, then copy that and move the track back and to the side by a certain distance, maybe give it an additional keyframe at the start so that it gives the illusion of following your ship movement rather than mirroring it. Naturally if the interceptors were behind you the whole time they would rip you to pieces - at this point I am playing around with the possibility of scripting to adjust the frequency of their shots. Inaccuracy is a good variable to adjust - it is a percentage chance to miss you, so this would make prolonged fire from interceptors survivable. Rate of fire is another that would work in this type of situation, it is something like number of shots per second - however in a tail pursuit this may make the fighters shooting you seem a bit odd if they are either constantly rapid-firing or firing on a precision perfect shoot-wait x seconds-shoot-wait x seconds pattern. There's a lot more I want to say about modding this minigame but I've just looked at the clock so it will have to wait. Suffice to say that there is a LOT of unused potential in KotOR from this game, that was very likely left on the wayside by BioWare due to time constraints.
  18. 6 points
    Here they are! The comparison gallery for the TSL release is ready. Have fun looking through those pictures: https://kexikus.github.io/HQSkyboxes_TSL_Comparison/
  19. 6 points
    It's been a while since the last update but progress has been going well. The main thing still left is to render all the skyboxes. There are not many left but Telos is currently taking a long time (200+ render hours already and not done yet). After that the rest should be much faster though. And I also started assembling and collecting the final files for the releases as well as checking all modules again to see if there are any issues that need fixing. At the same time I prepared the screenshots for all locations. This also includes comparison screenshots and that's where this post comes in. I could use some opinions on which type of comparison you prepare, so here is the same scene in three different comparison style. I do have a pretty clear favorite but I'm still open about changing my mind. Style 1: Style 2: Style 3: Let me know what you think!
  20. 5 points
    When I used to play TSL on the xbox as a kid, I would spend hours in the Enclave Sublevel wondering what it would be like if it was cleaned up and restored to a functioning Academy where Jedi would live and train. Playing Jedi Outcast and seeing Luke's Jedi Academy and all the students training was incredibly amazing to see and helped to inspire my hopes for the Enclave sublevel. After I got my feet wet modding with some recruitment mods, such as getting T3-M4 early and recruiting HK-47 on Taris, and learned my way around the various modding tools available, I began work to restore the Sublevel as a central hub for a resurgent Jedi Order to train a new generation. So far, I have cleaned up all the debris from the sublevel, evicted the Laigreks, placed additional dormitories, created a holo communications room similar in function to what we see in Revenge of the Sith, as well as dedicating one of the rooms as a functioning Medical Bay. Presently, I am working on transferring the scripts that the Mandalorian recruits on Dxun use when sparring to have Jedi Padawans be dueling with lightsabers at set intervals in one of the rooms that I will dedicate as a training area. I plan to place holocrons within the Jedi Archives and training holograms that can either be sparred with directly or used as instructional vids for younglings. My ultimate goal would be for this to be end game content, with a light side player arriving on Dantooine to meet a Twilek who used to maintain the Enclave when the Jedi were around and he offers his help in restoring what he worked for years to maintain before the bombardment. Modules on Dantooine beyond the sublevel could also be changed to reflect the Jedi's presence on the planet again, with training missions to take out Kath Hounds, helping settlers, what have you. I have so many ideas and many may be beyond reality but I wanted to announce this here and see what people's thoughts were and if they had any ideas on what they would be interested in seeing. One thing that is presently beyond my abilities is restoring the Enclave main level to a functioning state via the removal of the large stone debris and changing the module to reflect areas that were present in K1 such as the landing area. It's definitely something I'd like to include, but I will need to learn more as I dive into fulfilling this childhood dream of mine. As a side note, I've begun thinking what a restored Sith Academy would look and function like so its possible this could be all be wrapped into an 'Academy Expansion' mod of some sort.
  21. 5 points
    It's out! Words do not describe how excited I am to have finally finished one of my projects. I realize I have been very haphazard working on these, but schoolwork has always come first for me. Still, I am so glad and I feel like I have a huge weight lifted on my shoulders. Rest assured, I am always working on these projects, just at my own, weird pace. Thank you so much to everyone involved for making this a reality. Next up: Battle of Dxun!
  22. 5 points
    Hello! I am extremely new to modding, but I have an idea I want to pursue that I would appreciate any guidance on. The rough outline is to bring a version of TSL’s richer companion interactions to K1. The method would be to equip a custom “hide” item into your companion’s hidden inventory slot when you finish a companion’s relevant optional quest as a buff/reward. This is the same way that HK-47 receives all their buffs from your relevant repair attempts. The goal is to boost the weaker non-jedi characters, while providing some incentive/satisfaction for pursuing their individual storylines. In my own attempt to research this, I have the following basics mapped out: I would need to create new .uti files for the items containing the buffs. I would need to create a script that equips the item in the “hide” slot (or replace an item already there) I need to then attach(?) that script to the dialog or journal event associated with completing the relevant quest I would also need to change/add text to the last dialog entry associated with that quest to explain to players the nature of the boost [ala HK-47’s repair boosts] The relevant characters and quests are: Carth → Finding Dustil Mission → Mission’s brother Canderous → Jagi’s Challenge Zaalbar → Chieftain in Need The boosts would attempt to make each character closer to the utility of jedi in a way that is consistent with the narrative: I am not posting this in the mod requests section because I would like to figure this out on my own. Looking through the mod tools and tutorial sections, there are a few different tools I could use? Which ones are the best for this kind of task? I have tried to get JRLedit and dlg editor, but I can’t seem to get them working on my computer. Am I on the right track? Is any part of this just not going to work? Any guidance or redirect to the right resources would be amazing.
  23. 5 points
    [Update: 03/31/2021/AM] Just to let you know that the project's not dead -- well, it actually is a couple weeks back since I haven't touched it from when. 😂 Will want to keep it short here. So there's a change of concept to most -if not all- of the room. The central area that was planned to have fountains will be replaced by a field-sized lounge that has an island bar at the center -- The idea comes from @DarthParametric originally, and with thorough discussions as well of careful considering -- can say that this one's final [conceptually]. 🤞 Also with his generous help we can finally get a beautiful TOR-ported-own-modification island bar at the center there. There are changes follows with the then drinking-lounge/bar, so it is now will be a *cough* stripper-stage -- You can see there as well a new-sleek-table-lip again made by DP, to help Pazaakers or drinkers or whoever they will be to comfortably keep their hands on the table. There are also lightbeams from the lamp that we get the idea from Kashyyyk's to make this sleazy-dirty place prettier [and make some senses]. There are couple of changes made but I forgot which, but for sure they're an improvement from the former. Will get back to you soon with another update -- one with significant progress, hopefully. Cheers. That's all for today -- catch you later, and may the Force be with you!
  24. 5 points
    Thanks! i can safely say that the reworked areas / textures for this newest overhaul will be unlike anything i did before. The heightmaps have a ton more detail, the shine is directly linked to the texture noise itself , thus way more natural and overall the tex designs are much more linked to the movies than games for more realism. This, and the splitting of planets into different areas visually makes it a very large project. Current status for K2: Harbinger tex = done, but K2 has a nasty bug with a low res overlay that needs to be solved. Beta: Peragus, Korriban, Dantooine, Ravager (only minor tweaks) Alpha: Telos, Onderon, Nar Shaddaa, Goto (still some work ahead, but nothing major) To be done: Ebon Hawk, Malachor, Dxun, M4-78 (major work to do)
  25. 5 points
    another Panel done, this time "military" themed - fitting the Telos underground base: Mando: Modded Panel:
  26. 5 points
    That's like saying it was so much better than contracting herpes. True, but not necessarily a high bar to pass.
  27. 5 points
    Once again I'm trying to go for a low poly design that won't clash with the rest of the game. I know I already have another thread going, but I like to switch things up to avoid burning myself out on one project. The screenshot below is using placeholder textures and materials.
  28. 5 points
    Against my better judgement, working on another head port:
  29. 5 points
    Not bad, @Salk. Better than I expected, honestly I don't think your accent is a problem at all, as there are plenty of characters with different accents throughout the game. Mic quality is really the only obstacle. But @Sith Holocron is also a serious contender, and I think the hired VA did a great job too. Here's my edit, with carefully edited bass/treble, fade in/out and silence: nm35aavict23000_Salk_km_edit_v2.wav
  30. 4 points
    KOTOR's needed this for some time, glad to see it, hopefully it's a faithful remake that improves upon the original in more than fidelity. Then give us a finished 2, and a real 3.
  31. 4 points
    It's more entertaining to drag it out for a few more years anyway. Keep 'em thirsty.
  32. 4 points
    I guess I'm getting old... I feel like your posts are a bit of a bombardment. Anyway, I can't see the full body here, but it looks like what you want is in this screenshot? Or part of what you want? I'm currently replaying KotOR but I can't tell if this was your own texture work. If so then I'm sure you can tweak it some more to look more like that SWTOR artwork from that Galactic History entry.
  33. 4 points
    If you're going to be a "Student" I'd suggest not aggravating and insulting someone who owes you nothing and was trying to help.
  34. 4 points
  35. 4 points
    I think keeping the script from my post is fine. Now that I've got some thinking on the brain, I re-wrote it to be a lot simpler. The only mechanical change from the previous version is that I made oSaber always be from oPC's inventory (we were checking oPC's inventory and then defining oSaber as coming from oAtton's) and then have oPC give the item to oAtton before equipping it.
  36. 4 points
    I wouldn't bother making another video of this, but here's some screenshots to give you an idea:
  37. 4 points
    Thanks! PBR is not available in 0.15, hence "feature preview" in the video title. Currently, you either want to build reone from source or wait until I release the next version (which will take some time, as I intend to make Endar Spire completable with it). Regarding launch: specifying the game path should be enough, yes. Did you install the VC redistributable, as the readme suggests? Other than that, you want logs to diagnose problems: either start reone from the command line, or add "logfile=1" to the config file and look for "reone.log". Regarding graphical capabilities, current light limit is 16 lights (easily extendable). There is also an experimental feature to convert self-illumed models to actual light sources, which does spice interiors quite a bit. Ray tracing is not entirely out of the question, but the engine would need to be rewritten to replace OpenGL with Vulkan. Definetely not something I'm interested in for the time being. Also, keep in mind that to fully utilize PBR, vanilla assets need to be augmented with additional data: metalness and roughness parameters, per each diffuse texture, which I setup by hand for the preview video.
  38. 4 points
    I have to second this. This sounds like a great mod idea, both inside and outside your project. This was something that always bothered me. Would be interesting to see how the camp reacts after losing several of its people, the recruit trainees usually perish, some of the patrolling guys do as well. You'd have to make sure dueling NPCs didn't end up dueling air, or maybe that would look fine, like shadow boxing.
  39. 4 points
    Get TSLRCM 1.8.6 on Deadlystream: Or through the Steam workshop. Changes; * Soundset of Coorta and Thugs changed from Mira to Commoner Male * Fixed always failing persuasion check for the Ithorian coming in when stealing the prototype shield * Fixed skipped line in 203TEL * Wrong VO used for aliens on Nar Shaddaa * Added fix for the "friendly Twin Suns" gamebreaking issue. * Added alternative female Revan line on Goto's Yacht. * One revan good/dark convo check was swapped in Disciple conversation * Fixed issue where one could get stuck if entering the enclave with Kreia and a third party member and was controlling the third member. * Fixed "good react" suddenly branching to Dark Side dialogue with certain options in Kreia's global dialog. * Visas: "Is her kind rare" and "What's a Miraluka" response from Atton was swapped. * Kreia's first good path no longer decreases -INF after selecting "Perhaps you are right", canceling out the loss and gain like the first dark side path. * Fixed Sith Assassin and Jedi Watchmaster losing ability to select Dual Strike. * Fixed 232hk50006 not playing on steam * Fixed NPC rotation when talking to Hanharr * Fixed a missing script for female players on Onderon. * Fixed Disciple conversation abrubly ending * Added a female version of a line to Tobin's dialog * Fixed typos in dialog.tlk December 18 KOTOR2 will release on mobile devices. For TSLRCM 1.8.6 on mobile click here: Additionally M4-78EP 1.3 has been updated on Steam. There is no standalone version of this at this time, sorry. If you run into any issues you can post them here:
  40. 4 points
    [Update: 02/18/2021/AM] Progress made with the bar/drinking lounge. I have added a signage to the counter, as well a touch of comfortness by adding a nice-gritty[?] carpet. The table trims also have been reshaped, and few other stuffs mainly to make this place more compelling, lol -- I'm looking to work on this project pixel-by-pixel on a daily basis. Trying to get my memory back with some stuffs I used to know at the very least, 'cause not modding for months makes me forgot more than what I've learned, lol. Catch you later!
  41. 4 points
    How's this? PMHC06-Dark Brown Hair.zip
  42. 4 points
    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords is a fun game to play, at least as far as character leveling and battling your way through the game is concerned (so many of the sidequests being broken as all get-out, not so much). Which is good, because if the story as-is was the main draw of the game? I might have donated or pawned my Xbox copy and never looked back. Because... hot take: The majority of KotOR II's writing is crap, especially in regards to the Jedi Order and the Sith Triumvirate. Now, there are some things and concepts I like, but there's a lot (especially to do with the areas just mentioned) that has grated on me more and more with every subsequent playthrough. So, I'm going to cover the things I have problems with and pitch fixes for them (marked with underlines). Now, I realized a lot of these fixes cause contradictions with Legends storylines that referenced this game, but you know what? Serves Legends right for having mindlessly rubber-stamped practically every non-Lego game that came out after SotE as canon (especially The Force Unleashed). And for the NJO novels. * Letting the player decide whether Revan embraced redemption or reverted to evil. Letting the player have it either way as far as Revan's gender is concerned? That's all fine and dandy (that is, aside from the sloppy coding not checking this properly especially wrt the stupid Jedi Masters). But KotOR II also tries to let you choose whether the first game had the Light Side or Dark Side endings (hence why the galaxy is so jacked-up) but that. Doesn't. Actually. Work. Because except in the situational alternate Dark Side ending, THE STAR FORGE DOESN'T GET DESTROYED on the Dark Side path. The Dark Side ending of KotOR 1 is: "Revan kills Malak, reclaims the Sith empire and the Star Forge, is poised to conquer the galaxy." With something like the Star Forge in play... trying to have it both ways like KotOR II does just doesn't work. I'm sorry, but no. Revan needs to be locked in as Light Side. * Most of the attempts to tie the Sith Triumvirate and their crap, and the Trayus Academy, to the first game need to be excised. 1. Revan already had a secret ancient Dark Side MacGuffin facility that was part of what factored into their going Dark: it was called the Star Forge. 2. I'm sorry, but I think if Revan and Malak's empire used the Trayus Academy to convert Jedi then Malak would have taken her there rather than Lehon, no? 3. If Revan was sending suitable captured Jedi to Trayus as well as "disappearing" Force-sensitives from the ranks to send them to Trayus (and this seems too big a thing to keep secret from Malak), then somehow I don't think the Dreshdae Academy on Korriban would have been so blindly welcoming to defector Jedi and supposed defector Jedi. And would have been screening students in need of "correction". 4. Subtext in the first game seems to strongly indicate that Revan was Vrook Lamar's Padawan. Chris Avellone's Mouthpiece Kreia doesn't get to usurp that. Chuck it all, work in a nonconflicting setup for the Trayus Academy. * Speaking of Kreia... Ugh. Just... Ugh. I think the game would almost be better off without her, but she's a little too enmeshed to be chucked so some rewriting will have to suffice. Chris Avellone has said: "When it came to the narrative, a lot of thrust for the storyline came from an examination of some interpretations of the Force that were coming out of Episode I, II, and III, mostly the fact that the Force seemed to have a will of its own and it had a plan for everybody in the universe but that plan didn't seem beneficial for a whole bunch of people, result in a lot of death and destruction, and then lastly the idea that we didn't really have any choices over our actions; it was a lot of predestination. As a role-playing game designer, all of those things kind of bothered me" (quote found on Kreia's Wookieepedia page, but it's not the original source). Hence Kreia's extreme bitterness towards the Force and its will, to the point that she's trying to kill the Force. But there are some major problems with that thrust. 1. The timeline proves that Avellone is either fibbing or mis-speaking in that interview, because TSL predates RotS and so RotS (and interpretations of the Force based thereupon, including a more competent examination of "the will of the Force" from Matt Stover's novelization) can't have actually been much of a factor. 2. Speaking as a prequel fan I don't seem to recall people talking that much about "the will of the Force" in the films. 3a. While those interpretations may have been present in Expanded Universe novels and whatnot of the time, they don't really match up with what the movies themselves (OT or PT) show (indeed, the movies themselves would seem to portray predestination as false - "Always in motion, is the future," remember? Avellone referencing that makes this writing even more painful- and actions that assume predestination as dangerous and self-destructive), or George Lucas' conception of the midi-chlorians and the Whills (which is more along the lines of destiny-as-choice, same for George Lucas' personal beliefs). 3b. George said in 2003 that what he was exploring with the prequels was how someone would fall into evil ways, and that his conclusion was the inability to let go and move on in the face of change and loss - which is exactly what we see with Anakin in the prequels; "will of the Force" has nothing to do with it, nor is it said to (at least in the movies). 4. All of that being said, Chris Avellone's counter-interpretation of the Force as mouthpieced through Kreia comes off as more than a little shallow and knee-jerk. It's made worse by the fact that the narrative doesn't offer much in the way of counterarguments to the interpretation given through Kreia, so it feels like the game is shoving that interpretation down your throat. For me at least, this is amplified by the fact that you're rarely if ever allowed to actually counterargue any of Kreia's philosophical attitudes. Rebuff? Yes. Counterargue? No. Something else Avellone said is that the lesson he hoped players took away from KOTOR II was "it's okay to question the franchise." Well, as far as I'm concerned he couldn't have blown that one harder if he'd tried. Because what I took away from this game was "It's not okay to question my super-negative intepretation of the Force and I'm gonna viciously staple it to your forehead." Rebalance the narrative to present good counterarguments to her interpretation in-story (both spelled out in dialogue and implied through actions in scenes) and also maybe tone Kreia the f*** down in places. Or, in lieu of toning her down, maybe change the story so that the Jedi Masters are overtly trying to draw her out (only to get more than they bargained for)? Just rewrite things around her hard enough that the game as a whole isn't cramming her view of the Force down your gullet (even if Kreia herself still is) * Kreia's prophesy re: Mandalore is dumb for various reasons even in the context of Legends (I'm sure Karen Traviss in particular probably had a few things to say to Avellone about that one). Rewrite it for accuracy or just chuck it outright and never look back. * The Jedi Masters' verdict on Dantooine feels very forced and abrupt, especially given Kavar and Zez Kai-Ell's individual reactions to a Light Side player. The first couple times I played through the game, I actually thought both Light Side and Dark Side players got this scene and it didn't properly take Light Side players into account (because, well, it honestly doesn't). As it stands, this is an unacceptable mess. Fix 1: Insert sufficient buildup to actually justify the verdict Fix 2: Change their reasoning for why they're doing what they're doing (maybe along the lines of "Under better circumstances, we would be content to let this be, but there are dangers"?) Fix 3: Change what they're doing and the setup for Kreia's intervention entirely * This game's presentation of the Battle of Malachor V doesn't seem to quite jibe with what the first game told of the last battle of the Mandalorian Wars. Not sure of a fix here, admittedly. But... It does feel worth commenting on. * It feels like there's a bit too much information critical to plot logic walled off behind Influence with party members. * The game tries to pull the same "trying to toughen the galaxy up for an outside threat" retcon on Revan that was elsewhere attempted in Legends re: Thrawn. It doesn't really work with Revan (it was semi-plausible with Thrawn, at least as an original, pre-corruption-by-Palpatine motive), although I'll admit that trying it with Revan still isn't nearly as bullcrap as people using it to try and excuse Palpatine and the Galactic Empire's sins. Regardless, it should probably be chucked. * Rewrite the timing and wording of HK-50's drugging of the Exile and sabotage of the Harbinger to better fit with the established info about picking up the Ebon Hawk and investigating the Sith warship I realize this is a huge undertaking, and not everyone will feel the same way I do about the narrative... But I feel it would be worth doing.
  43. 4 points
    Did you just report yourself for spam? I think that's a first.
  44. 4 points
    Thanks. I cant agree more! Compared to todays standards i cant even watch the old Kotor /especially TSL anymore. The levels look so bland and unlike Star Wars, and even modded its harsh when you switch from e.g. Control to K2. To aim for a realistic look i tried to emulate a lot of assets from the Mandalorian series lately , which seems to be the better choice to get a natural looking result than when orienting on games like BF2 & FO. The Trayus Academy will be last on the list, but i dont think it would be more difficult to pull of than the other planets.
  45. 4 points
    It is explained that after Revan disappeared, nobody was powerful enough to control the Star Forge: The existence of one academy does not preclude the existence of other academies for other purposes. The Sith have multiple training facilities in the first game: Korriban, Lehon, Manaan, Taris. There is no reason they couldn't have had another on Malachor, assuming it was even active after Malak took over. Chronicles of the Old Republic implies that it was abandoned at some point and reestablished by Kreia after the events of the first game: Although that source is riddled with continuity errors. I don't know where you got this from. The only character in the first game who explicitly mentions having trained Revan is Zhar: And that implies that Zhar was not Revan's primary master, just as in the second game, it is said that Revan had many masters: You disagree with the villain of the story's point of view. And this is a problem how? I thought this was an explicit reference to Jango Fett's death in Attack of the Clones. The only mentions of Malachor in the first game are: This seems consistent with the second game's depiction of the events to me, in as much as it can be consistent with so little existing information.
  46. 4 points
    I am not sure I would call all of TSL's writing crap, but it's definitely lacking here and there. Honestly I would say if you wish to go through 130,000 lines of dialog and improve them, rewriting them as well as finding a way to fix the Audio around them, crack on. Or otherwise good luck finding a team do so, I myself have had thoughts of changing all sorts of things, though I cannot say that the writing was heavily one of them, other than perhaps typos or out of place lines. There is also one huge thing to consider, which is compatibility and interest, compatibility for something like this will be practically non-existent and I suspect interest would be lacking also, though I can also say that on the other hand if done right interest would be huge, so all in all good idea, huge undertaking, I would say make a start on it, or form a team and make a start on it, or start by heavily improving the writing of just a single area in the game to showcase your suggested improvements.
  47. 4 points
    I did exactly what’s being described above in my Carth’s Republic Uniform and Flight Suit mod a few years back. I added a new feat to Carth so that the item was restricted to him and couldn’t be used by anyone else. The mod is still available in the downloads section if you want to pick it apart and see how it works.
  48. 4 points
  49. 4 points
    Alright so at this point I've got four versions in different stages of completion. I realized I was probably going overboard with the first three, and that the width of the blades might not jive with all the weapon animations. So here's the latest model, with a simpler design and a blade which is about the same width as that of the standard vibro double-blade.
  50. 4 points
    I wound up trying out for Hijata. This is really more of a test of my recording space as I'm getting over a cold but why not share the results? But if Salk wants the files, I sent them to him to do what he wishes. The outtake line at the end has an uninvited guest.