DarthParametric

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  1. Just out of the oven, freshly baked.

    Obi-Wan_ANH_Bake.jpg.220373cdc6f4cce10a678854dea29968.jpg

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    2. DarthParametric

      DarthParametric

      DP_Obi-Wan_ANH_Saber_01.thumb.jpg.f2505dea0618d960fdb41415db826c05.jpg

      DP_Obi-Wan_ANH_Saber_02.thumb.jpg.d75808573669977483719e23957fdb3d.jpg

      I need to make a few minor envmap tweaks. It's always such a pain in the ass trying to get that right.

    3. Effix
    4. DarthParametric

      DarthParametric

      Since I know there are some weirdos like @Untold Prophecy that like the ROTS version (for some reason), I figure I'll add a hack job conversion of it.

      Obi_ROTS_01.png.870164bebf9c428ffe902946cde9dede.png

  2. That feeling when you discover that one of your sever hosts has apparently just vanished into the ether, taking ~10 years of SVN databases with it (and your last remote backup is several months old).

    Merry Christmas indeed.....

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    2. DarthParametric

      DarthParametric

      Nah. Although that would have been the preferred case if I had to pick one.

      I have local backups in either case, so it's not the end of the world, just annoying.

    3. jc2

      jc2

      My sympathies.

    4. HK-47
  3. Hah, that avatar looks familiar.

    1. jc2

      jc2

      Nice avatar VP!

  4. So if anyone is looking for mod ideas, here are some for K1 you could consider:

    https://github.com/KOTORCommunityPatches/K1_Community_Patch/issues?utf8=✓&q=label%3A"For+Standalone+Mod"+

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    2. DarthParametric

      DarthParametric

      Tsk, tsk, a dirty Override drop I see.

      Presumably @KnifeMaster will be interested in this one.

    3. N-DReW25

      N-DReW25

      A quick 5 minute installation is ideal for a quick 5 minute mod 😀

    4. DarthParametric

      DarthParametric

      Let's just hope that our changes to resolve issue #247 don't make it incompatible with K1CP...

  5. So does anyone that uses Steam want to report this idiot uploading a laundry list of other people's TSL mods to the Workshop?

    https://steamcommunity.com/id/2CRI/myworkshopfiles/?appid=208580

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    2. DarthParametric

      DarthParametric

      It wasn't me that found it. I don't use Steam more than necessary. @Snigaroo mentioned it in the /r/kotor Discord. I figured I'd put the call out here to try and get some traction on getting them taken down (jack all on Valve's part so far though it would seem, unsurprisingly).

    3. Mephiles550

      Mephiles550

      The Steam workshop for Kotor 1 & 2 should just be an empty page with nothing but a URL for Deadlystream anyway.

      And ya, thanks for the heads up, DP.

    4. DarthParametric

      DarthParametric

      Well K1 doesn't Workshop support, so it's fine. It's just Aspyr screwing things up by including it is their hackjob of a TSL Mac port, which they also pushed for Windows (unsurprising given apparently it's not even an actual port, just the Windows version in a Wine wrapper).

  6. Disney is working very hard to produce new material for @Hassat Hunter to complain about:

     

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    2. JDub96

      JDub96

      Dave is only involved with the pilot. After that he has no input.

    3. Hassat Hunter

      Hassat Hunter

      Resistance or Mandalorian?

    4. JDub96

      JDub96

      Mandalorian.

  7. Someone on /r/gamedev posted this with the caption "UV Mapping Explained", which seems appropriate:

    https://i.imgur.com/1sq2TnN.gifv

  8. Is this hologram statue placeable:

    K1_Rakatan_Hologram_Statue_01.jpg

    only used in the computer room of the Elder's compound? I did a quick browse but couldn't seen any obvious uses of it elsewhere (on Lehon at least).

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    2. Kexikus

      Kexikus

      What about Kashyyyk? I might be wrong but isn't there a Rakata hologram as well? If there is it's probably an NPC, but I don't know.

    3. DarthParametric

      DarthParametric

      The computer? That will use the NPC appearance. This placeable is just an animated texture.

    4. Kexikus

      Kexikus

      Yeah, that's what I was thinking about.

  9. So did the Beks and Vulkars ever get any official logos? It seems like there must have been some concept art for it or something at least. After all, what's the point of being in an illegal biker gang if you don't get a sweet jacket with a cool logo like a flaming skull on it?

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    2. N-DReW25

      N-DReW25

      Considering how simplistic the Empire and Rebel Alliance Logo's are two backwards italicised Cs would make sense for a Star Wars Motor Cycle club.

    3. JCarter426

      JCarter426

      There are Bek Nikto as well, though. I remember at least one. And of course they're used as random non-gang Nikto throughout both games.

      I want to say they put gangs into the game without considering the mandatory gang colors. ...Nah, that can't be it.

    4. DarthParametric

      DarthParametric

      I'm sure they considered it, along with various other things, but it was likely beyond the practicalities imposed by the hardware and the engine.

  10. Today is the 49th anniversary of the moon landing, July 20 1969. Kind of lame how far behind we are in space travel. When I was a kid growing up with the early days of the Shuttle program, having models of it hanging from the ceiling of my bedroom, I figured we'd well and truly have giant space stations and moon/Mars colonies by this point.

    1. ebmar

      ebmar

      Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" playing in background.

    2. Mutilator57

      Mutilator57

      Well it only took Australia until now to create a space agency but hey, better late than never!

    3. DarthParametric

      DarthParametric

      They were talking about building a spaceport at the top of Cape York about 20-odd years ago. If they'd have done that we'd actually have a functional space industry now, rather than just thinking about how it might be nice to have some time in the future.

  11. A tip for anyone using Max and exporting a lot of models via KOTORMax and starting to experience slowdown in the process. Open a Listener window (F11) and type/paste in:

    gc()

    This is the inbuilt "garbage collection". It's supposed to run automatically, but I think it is probably broken on modern systems with oodles of RAM. Note that this will flush the undo buffer, so probably don't do it while in the middle of editing a file.

    1. JCarter426

      JCarter426

      150311852 garbages. 🤔

  12. Trying out something new:

    TSL_TOR_Ported_Mask_Eradicators_Mask_Tes

    Still need to fill in the back after I chopped off all the head and neck parts of the original, plus add a shadowcaster mesh and fiddle with envmaps (ugh).

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    2. ebmar

      ebmar

      Quote

      Envmaps work the same in both games.

      Noted- thanks for the info! :cheers:

    3. DarthParametric

      DarthParametric

      An obvious inclusion for experiments:

      TSL_TOR_Ported_Mask_Revan_Mask_Test_01.j

    4. ebmar
  13. I'm waiting for this policy change to turn out to be some elaborate scheme to round up all the porters and ban them.

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    2. ebmar

      ebmar

      Thankful for being basic 😂

    3. LDR
    4. Malkior

      Malkior

      The Mods wouldn't do this! They simply wouldn't!

       

      (As an aside, it's nice to finally be able to edit Status Update replies)

  14. If you are looking for something to do, Carth could use a hand - https://deadlystream.com/topic/5529-a-new-look-for-carth/

     

  15. Doing some CAD work instead of 3D modelling for a change of pace. Going to put my 3D printer through its paces.

     

    CAD_Obi_Wan_ANH_Saber_WIP_01_TH.jpg
     

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    2. DarthParametric

      DarthParametric

      No, as I said in the first post, this is a CAD model that will be 3D printed. So it will be a real physical object. Once it is exported as STLs for printing, it will be millions of polygons. Far too dense for use in a game. Besides, there are already mods that add Obi-Wan's ANH saber if you want a game version. I think one of Oldflash's ones adds it.

       

      Further update - the clamp is mostly done, just need to add the transistors and the calculator bubble strip:

      CAD_Obi_Wan_ANH_Saber_WIP_03_TH.jpg

    3. ebmar

      ebmar

      So... things just got real here. I'm going to find a merchant selling Jedi robe in my town then; if there's any 🙃

    4. DarthParametric

      DarthParametric

      I think it is pretty much done now. Comprises about 17 different components:

      CAD_Obi_Wan_ANH_Saber_WIP_04a_TH.jpg

       

      CAD_Obi_Wan_ANH_Saber_WIP_05a_TH.jpg

      All that remains is the D-ring and the clamp bolt, but I think I will use actual metal parts for those. There's also something that sits inside the emitter, but I'm not 100% on the specifics of that - need to do some more research. I might also need to make some sort of insert that sits inside the clamp, to make it a bit more solid. This seems to be something people do when making props from real or replica parts.

      Edit: Revised a few edges with some fillets. Updated pics.

  16. I saw someone talking about Visas having no teeth over on the KOTOR subreddit. Insteresting Visas fact: She also has two tongues.

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    2. DarthParametric

      DarthParametric

      Hah. I actually have a version of it that shortens the hood to stop clipping that I was playing around with when doing the hologram mod. Wouldn't be difficult to excise the extra tongue and fix the gummyness.

    3. Sith Holocron

      Sith Holocron

      Nice! I wonder if that'll affect the various reskins for Visas already out there?

    4. DarthParametric

      DarthParametric

      I have a remapped version that removes the mirroring on the face for dealing with the black line issue, but the regular UV map version would work with any existing reskin.

  17. I was fixing Bastila's hair for the latest Hologram/Admiralty update and I realised I never enabled the render flag on her lower teeth. How the hell did that slip past QA?

  18. Only a week to go. My body is ready.

  19. The droid in the new Solo trailer looks a lot like one of the SWTOR droids if you ask me - https://i.imgur.com/tdMFGh0.png

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    2. Sith Holocron

      Sith Holocron

      Which SWTOR droid?

    3. DarthParametric

      DarthParametric

      This kind of thing - https://swtor.jedipedia.net/en/npc/ancient-droid-defender

       

      The ones you see on Tython in those old ruins, for example.

    4. Sith Holocron

      Sith Holocron

      You're right - they do have a bit of similarity.

  20. Reasons why you don't make DP a moderator #62: I would permaban any person that made an April Fools post

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    3. jc2

      jc2

      I wish I could read lips, do you have a transcript I could read? ;P

      But I understand your position very well now!

    4. DarthParametric
  21. That feeling when you are halfway through updating a fresh Windows install on a new drive and you suddenly realise your boot partition is about 20GB too small.....

  22. This starman is heading off tomorrow on what should be an eventful trip, one way or the other - https://imgur.com/a/3ZPQm

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    2. Mellowtron11

      Mellowtron11

      I will admit I'm a bit surprised that they didn't play Space Oddity then... :)

       

    3. DarthParametric

      DarthParametric

      I think Musk mentioned it at one point. I'm not sure if they played it during the 4 hour stream from the roadster (didn't watch that). Of course there may also have been licensing issues.

    4. Mellowtron11

      Mellowtron11

      That makes sense. Still pretty cool they actually played a bowie song!

  23. After multiple reloads testing the Taris Upper City South medical center, I finally realised that Zelka Forn has the same voice actor as G0-T0 in TSL (and SWTOR Bounty Hunter companion Gault Rennow)

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    2. Sith Holocron

      Sith Holocron

      He's also Colonel Darok in SWTOR as well. (Kristoiffer Tabori plays a few other roles besides HK's in TOR)

    3. DarthParametric

      DarthParametric

      Oh and Chunk in Vampire Bloodlines. Perhaps his best role of all time.

    4. HK-47

      HK-47

      heh. I love coming across characters with voices from other SW media. The one that I have the most fun with is when it's the guy that did Dooku's voice in CW. I always respond with "Yes Dooku."

  24. What's the consensus on the Harbinger's "doctor" and "medical officer"? Are they the same NPC. or two different ones? They are labelled differently, one uses and officer body the other a soldier body, but both use the same head.

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    2. L0ki194

      L0ki194

      Just had a listen to each recording, and yeah, she's got the same VO.

    3. DarthParametric

      DarthParametric

      Cheers. I'll consider that case closed then.

    4. Mephiles550

      Mephiles550

      Ya, was certain that they're the same character.