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  1. More news on the situation at Lucasfilm...
  2. I think that the situation is not entirely the same. I'm not a reddit user/fan, but, they don't seem to be in the entertainment business having spent 4 billion on an IP that came with an existing established fan-base they needed to sell future products to -- the SW franchise. Then allowed that fan-base to be vilified because they saw that The Last Jedi, and though being a good looking film, thought it was an utter turd that shat on The Force Awakens and the original trilogy, so as to push an agenda at all costs -- even story. These fans no longer trust critic reviews, because they went to see The Last Jedi because critics said it was the best Star Wars film ever. This resulted in the film doing less at the box office compared to The Force Awakens, as these fans did not return to the cinema for repeat viewings. Then when Solo came out, they opted to send a message to Lucasfilm (Disney) by not spending their money to see it. And no I actually don't think this was due to an organised boycott -- lots of fans came to this conclusion on their own, and those that aren't fans, simply decided that a SW film was no longer an indicator of money well spent and best use of their leisure time. Money talks, and a loss of money (revenue) to Disney makes things like Kathleen Kennedy being fired for her role in all this as the head of Lucasfilm, a reality -- even if at the moment they are having a hard time finding someone to take the job after KK made it toxic. It may not make much of a difference, but it is a first (critical) step. Personally, I think the deciding factor will be the performance of SW IX, that will clarify the impact Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi has had on the profitability of Star Wars.
  3. Yeah, really not a great must see film. I think if you were to ask yourself, "if this wasn't a Star Wars film, would I pay money to see it?", the answer would be no but you might stream it if you are bored and looking to watch anything sci-fi related. I also think that the writing in particular was something I'd expect from a made for TV film. It feels like it was written for television as part of some expanded universe, made for fan service but not good enough for a cinema release. I wonder with all their current issues -- Kathleen Kennedy rumored to already having been fired -- whether this may be a better strategy for them regarding Star Wars anthology films. Make them streaming only releases, like you find on NetFlix but instead for Disney's own streaming service. Which I've heard about. And for cinema releases, trilogy films that come out every other year. Oh, and non-EA Star Wars games... books... comics... if they can fix their problem before Star Wars is dead to the majority of fans. And yes, I have seen the film and no I didn't watch it at the cinema -- and I'll leave it at that.
  4. Any model changes will have to wait until I add the features to my tool to support it. Any additional work will have to likely wait until near the end of May; and that still depends on various factors.
  5. You'd have to be specific with when this happens, as the most recent part of the game I have played is the last part of the game commencing with the Telos station attack. It depends upon the models they are using, typically when it cuts to some other part of a place, it doesn't use that place as you would see it as the player moving through the environment. It's actually a fake enclosed set that is in the same level "scene." So it you are on Telos, and it cuts to the "Ebon Hawk" it doesn't load the Ebon Hawk level and models it just jumps to a small little enclosed interior model that is way off to one part of the level. Anyway, depends upon the model in that you could replace the textures with ones that look a better fit, and if that doesn't work or isn't an option, you can replace the models used themselves. However, I have yet to do any of that so far; my focus has been on other things and it has been so long since I played various parts of the game, that I am just unaware of them. Also, I can't help but end up playing a dark-side character, so conceivably, there are parts of the game I have actually NOT seen as they are restricted to light-side players.
  6. I can't directly quote figures and the sources for such figures, but from what I've seen from what appear to be well informed commentators, TLJ has well under-performed to what Disney was expecting. They reportedly paid 4 billion for the IP -- or the deal was worth that to Lucas -- just because a movie makes a billion (or 2) doesn't mean that is a billion in profit for Disney. The movie cost something to make -- hundreds of millions -- then it cost something to market -- from other mediums, I know it can cost just as much to market the product as it cost to make. Then there is everyone who is getting a slice of the income coming in from the cinemas. Then there is the cost of merchandising, which sales for appear to be nonexistent. The poor user ratings for the film aren't "bots" or a minority with an agenda. The movie looks good but is actually utter rubbish. The main demographic for the film can easily see that, why TLJ is not performing as well as TFA as they are not opting to see the film multiple times -- again, based on what has been said by informed commentators; can't be sure on their sources. Disney wants to make a lot of money from Star Wars, not just break even or generate what is comparatively a small profit compared to what they paid for the IP. To think that Disney is not paying attention to all this, is rather naive. An example of what appears to me to be an informed commentator: As for contacting Disney to air my complaints, I won't be doing that but rather not paying to see either the Solo flick or episode IX. Not saying don't, as doing so stating you won't be seeing the next SW film because of TLJ, along with doing that. Could make it rather clear to disney the impact of TLJ. I'm just someone who prefers to allow actions to speak for themselves. BTW: how do you embed YouTube videos into a post -- I can't get it to work.
  7. As far as I can tell, this is a general question not a WIP post/thread. This thread doesn't belong here.
  8. If you mean the installation files, at the moment I have a lot of things in sub-folders, however, my original intent was just to copy all that into a single folder. But, with the issues with the lightsabers, I thought I would at least separate those out as though they fix issues, they come with a trade-off. I may also do the same with things like armor / robes. Not everyone is going to like the changes I made to models or, the changes I made to the UTI files themselves -- I made certain robes for example, to be light / dark side limited along with a few that are class limited. Regardless, the bulk of the mod files are actually all organised into the one sub-folder at the moment.
  9. So far Korriban hasn't had any .mdl edits so won't require updated models to be install but, most other areas end up having model edits to at least change textures used. I in particular like to change any texture from another texture set to the area I'm working on that I find. It's hard enough when its textures within this set that get used all over the place for all manner of purposes, but it's even more of a pain to find that the area is using a texture from somewhere else that I've long stopped work on. It's easier to switch it to have a clean canvas to work on than it is to try and adapt your direction to work with what has been done for another area.
  10. So continued due to images per post limitation... I also went and did the textures for the secret tomb as well: And that's all of Korriban done.
  11. So, I was working on a few things during Sunday, first was the Saber issue. Sadly, I cannot do much at the present to fix this other then address the black explosion decal from grenades and such: On looking at the Korriban pink cave wall issue, I realised that the cave largely made use of only 3 textures, so, I just replaced them: This resulted in me looking at the other areas of Korriban, and noticed that some of the outside textures were being used in the Academy: I was going to edit the models so that they used different models to the outside but, then I just started replacing textures using a specific texture used on the outside as the basis for much of the ones on the inside: