Kexikus

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  1. There's a lot more to quests than just the quest value. In fact, all that's stored in that value is the text displayed in your journal (okay, maybe slightly more than that). To properly reset a quest you would have to edit all the globals related to that quest to whatever their value was at that point in the game. And it's very unlikely anyone here knows which ones you even have to edit not to mention what their values have to be. I don't know why KSE would crash with your edits though but I never used it much so maybe someone else can at least help you on that front.
  2. Okay, that's really weird. Glad to hear you were able to fix it though!
  3. Where did you extract all of your mod archives to?
  4. Sorry for the late reply and thanks for the comment. I can see your point but I actually think that Thrawn's skybox is just way too bright. The buildings in my skybox have pretty much the exact same color as the module buildings themselves. Making them any brighter would just create unnatural lighting. But I'll let the skybox rest for a while and look at it again later. That should give me a new perspective and might convince me to make some changes.
  5. The On Enter script of a trigger is working just as it should. It triggers every time some creature enters the trigger area which may result in something that seems like random behaviour but isn't. So if you want a trigger that only works with the PC, then you need the additional check you mentioned but that is the intended behaviour.
  6. Nar Shaddaa is getting close to the finish line. I fixed the skybox in all modules and added the foreground buildings. On top of that I followed a suggestion by Jorak Uln to add some color variation to the windows of all buildings. The effect is intentionally pretty subtle but visible in this screenshot: Now I just need to get rid of the bright outline around the foreground buildings and maybe tweak the distribution of the background buildings some more to get more variety in the buildings closest to the player.
  7. Glad to hear that. Enjoy your playthrough!
  8. Thanks! As to seeing more of the horizon. While I would like to see more of that myself, it just makes no sense here. This is the landing pad of the refugee quarter after all so it definitely won't be the highest building around. In fact I think that it would be even better if the surrounding buildings were higher than in my skybox but I decided to stay consistent with the prerendered cutscenes. And yes, those buildings might look a bit outdated by today's standards but that's partially intentional (and partially my inability to create something better). But I really want to keep the style of the vanilla game and not make it into something it isn't. I'll leave the modernizing to you.
  9. Nar Shaddaa is coming together really well and much easier than I expected: A few things to note here: The 2D building backdrops in front of the skybox are still missing. And the windows are all way too yellow. I might also tweak the building distribution a little as it's pretty obviously all the same building on the right. But I'll add the other buildings first as that might already hide this issue.
  10. Could you post a screenshot of what you're seeing?
  11. While I agree that TSLs Nar Shaddaa is way too clean, this is not something that I'll be able to fix with just a new skybox. That would also require extensive edits to at least the lighting of all areas and ideally also changes and additions to textures and props. But if someone were to do such an overhaul for Nar Shaddaa, I'd gladly provide a matching skybox. I might add some additional neon advertisement to my skybox if that doesn't feel too out of place compared to the actual areas but that remains to be seen. For now I try to stick to the vanilla look.
  12. Four months later and I finally finished the Nar Shaddaa buildings: Next up is getting them into Terragen to create the cityscape. I might add some floating building like the casino from SWTOR further down the line but for now these five should suffice for my skybox needs.
  13. I think I'll start rendering the vanilla skyboxes once they're all done and while that's in progress I will work on the third party skyboxes (which are not that many so it shouldn't take too long I hope). Then I'll see how far I got with those once the vanilla renders are all done. Actually it's been only about 2.5 years since I started with V2. Terragens v4 came out a few months earlier and while it has seen some improvements since that major release, there are no big new features or anything like that. At least none that I know of. Also, while I'm here: I'm not dead and work on those Nar Shaddaa buildings is continuing very slowly. My focus in the last months simply was on other personal projects and my masters thesis. That might/should change in a few weeks however.
  14. 851nih and 852nih are not related to that, no. Try redownloading the mod and reinstalling it and make sure that you replace all files when asked to do so. I sadly can't remember what caused the black square but it really should go away if the latest version is properly installed. If that doesn't work you can always delete all files starting with 151har from your Override. That will revert all changes I made to the harbinger level but that might be preferrable to the black square.
  15. Somehow the first one feels more in line with the vanilla loading screens.
  16. You need to right-click somewhere in the DeNCS window and select "View decompiled code".
  17. If anyone wants to use them for that you're very welcome.
  18. Thanks for the suggestion. I don't want to change the ingame lighting too much but I'll see if I can tweak it a little for a better look. You should know the answer to that type of question, right? Currently work is still underway for the Nar Shaddaa buildings. I aim to create five different buildings based on those seen in the cutscenes. The first one is done, the second is in progress as seen here:
  19. I get the feeling that the enemy AI wouldn't like that at all and get super confused.
  20. And another skybox is done (well, actually two). As I said before it's the Unknown World: That screenshot is actually a little older though. I've since tweaked the colors a little to reduce that horrible sun glare. Apart from that the skybox is almost exactly the same as in V1. The only difference is the moon texture which I replaced with a texture from here so that it's no longer our moon you see in this alien sky. And as always, there's also two renders and unlike my other renders, I moved the camera quite a bit for these to get a more interesting foreground. But since those islands are usually only seen in the very far distance they're of course not that great looking. Better than no foreground though But as I said in the beginning, there's another skybox and that's the sunset version of the Unknown World used in the revelation and DS ending cutscenes. That one uses the same terrain of course but I remade the sky from scratch to get closer to its vanilla look. For comparison here's the very unnatural looking V1 of that skybox. The new one is just waaaay better: It's still a little cheated and not entirely realistic but it helps setting the tone of those two scenes. I even had a version with a sky that was much more red just like the vanilla sky but that was just too unrealistic for my taste. Anyway, here's the corresponding render: Those two were close to the last vanilla skyboxes for K1. The only one left now is Kashyyyk and some tweaks to Tatooine and Manaan. And afterwards there are of course still the mod skyboxes to do. TSL is also coming along very nicely with only two vanilla planets remaining, namely Nar Shaddaa and Dxun. I started working on some building models for Nar Shaddaa and I have to say that this is probably the least fun thing I've done for these skyboxes yet... 😅 But we'll see how it goes. I'll keep you updated.
  21. I use KotORMax with 3DS Max 2017 without any issues. Just try it.
  22. I don't think so. The only animation I can do is a rotation like the one for Malachor and that only works for very cloudy skies as you'd otherwise get weird lighting on the clouds. And even then you usually have clouds moving in one direction and not rotating around a single point, i.e. an animation like that wouldn't work for the Telos Polar Plateau either even though that one is just as cloudy. And K1 doesn't even have something like that.
  23. That's not the model, that's the render. The problem here is that each render is illuminated individually and sometimes, especially in scenes with thick clouds, that illumination will not match. But that's easily fixed by using a so called "global illumination cache" in TG. I'm just too lazy to do that for my test renders as that takes extra time. But in the final version these corners won't be visible at all (and the resolution will be higher and there will be less grain).
  24. It's done. Malachor is now complete. I went with the color closer to vanilla as you all suggested and also desaturated the dark clouds a little bit. In addition to that I tweaked the terrain color a little and also improved the terrain itself so that you can no longer see where it begins. Here's what the result looks like: But since this is an animated skybox, pictures can't really do it justice and so here's a video for you all: And as always, there's also a render of just the skybox. Well, two actually. And I have them in two versions. One is the raw Terragen render and one was edited in a similarly to the skybox textures to get darker clouds at the top. Next up is the Unknown World, but that's mostly fixing the skybox model for all modules and rerendering the skybox itself with some tiny tweaks. I'll keep you updated.