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  1. Both Sith Lords selectable in both games would be awesome. Would love to see the Malak one. Thank you for your work.
  2. That's the impression I get. The Exile must have remained distant from heavy civilization or from where Jedi or any Force users would be. Maybe trying to forget, or perhaps enjoying the freedom, depending on the individual take.
  3. How did you do this? I'm completely new to hex editing and want to learn.
  4. I didn't have the the time to test it, but I looked at the sabers in a hex editor. It seems they have 3 or 4 lines with the lightsaber color that needs to be changed. The hex value seems to be 77 if you use the search. Or search for w_lsabre. That's all I can think of.
  5. You'll need a hex editor to edit the .mdl files. Someone posted some instructions at the bottom of the first posts page here: https://www.nexusmods.com/kotor/mods/14
  6. I thought the same, but we really didn't get to know that droid too well before it was reprogrammed. HK-47 is too established. Besides, like Talyn's signature says, it's already been done, if briefly.
  7. They can't leave it alone. Too much a cash flow. Disney makes the crappiest villains and they will not understand Revan or Malak. Haven't they screwed over Revan enough? "integrate elements from the first two games in order to bring certain things into the current Star Wars canon." They will completely trash Tales of the Jedi lore just as this Sith Empire business did.
  8. Ah hahaha! In the Trevorrow script, they named some ancient Sith as Palpatine's master

    Kylo Ren, meanwhile, finds a holocron left behind by Emperor Palpatine, meant for Darth Vader, telling him to seek out Palpatine’s master, named Tor Valum, to finish his Dark Side training. It’s not clear if this is meant to be Darth Plagueis or someone else entirely. Naturally, Kylo wants to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps so he goes out searching for Tor Valum.

    Tor Valum is revealed to be a 7000 year old “Lovecraftian” alien.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/paultassi/2020/01/15/colin-trevorrows-reportedly-leaked-star-wars-script-is-a-huge-contrast-to-rise-of-skywalker/#52a96a0d7b81

    Not only does this sound like one of the ancient Sith Avellone wanted to portray in the proposed K3, its name is very close to my Exile's name.

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    2. Ebony Moon

      Ebony Moon

      That would be a twist!

    3. DeathScepter

      DeathScepter

      IF i was going with that Direction, that After the sever injuries caused Sidious, He hide himself thru the force and slowly rebuild himself Snoke and use force drain to heal himself while learning new truths about the Force. Also i would have him powerful enough to fairly take on Luke, Kylo Ren and Rey at the same time in an epic final battle.  I do admit that I am a silly silly fanboy that knows that he will not be a Star wars director.

    4. Ebony Moon

      Ebony Moon

      That sounds like fun, would be epic to watch.

  9. Found it https://www.gamefront.com/games/knights-of-the-old-republic/file/glow-rod-restoration for anyone else looking for this.
  10. This is true. Some people take that as a sign that Malak was simply incompetent, or something, without understanding what was really said. I do too. The difference is subtle yet profound. They give Revan all this credit and glorify him, yet they don't realize that Revan had accomplished some degree of what the Exile is known for. Mastering something outside the Force. Revan became adept at strategy and warfare. And there was some 7, 8, 9 levels on Taris with no reliance on the Force at all? Something like that cannot be simply programmed into someone's mind. The Exile is still unique by knowingly and willingly turning away from the Force, but I find it odd that with all of the glorifying of Revan there is no mention of what he accomplished outside the Force. Then there was that underwater adventure on Manaan. No Force, no skills, just reaction time and thinking without reliance on anyone or anything else. We don't get something like that in K2. People who think K1 is too much a trope or doesn't challenge concepts like K2 forget how Manaan turns everything upside down. Yeah, Revan was retconned beginning with K2 and changed into someone having visions and relying entirely on the Force by SWOTOR lore. Canderous isn't always completely clear in K1, but it's kind of a given that he was referring to the Exar Kun war where the Mandalorians were first brought into contact with the Jedi. So by the time of Mandalore Ultimate, they had experienced battle with Jedi and expected Kavar. Canderous did say that he had been fighting for 40 years or so, so he must of been a fresh kid on the battle field in the Exar Kun War. That was pretty funny. HK said it was extreme lengths of frustration. I get the impression that Malak was more a of level headed sort, but serious, so something like that would have aggravated him. I think the character of Malak in this scene tends to be ignored because it wasn't presented in rich dialogue directly at the player. So Malak and K1 gets dismissed as bland and tropish. I don't know how many times I've seen Malak described as bland, 1 dimensional villain, and Sion is so much better. Not that Sion is bad, he's been presented in dialogue which tends to be noticed by most players it seems. This scene gave a lot of depth to Malak and it is one of my favorite in the game because of that, because we get to see what Malak was like before and what character he had. Definitely serious, thoughtful, didn't do anything rashly. Revan was probably more forward, more of a hothead... Revan was described as headstrong and willful by one of the Jedi on the Council. I think Zhar. It's interesting how much can be conveyed in those cut-scenes. How attached to Dantooine Kreia must really be but never lets on. And the presentation of Malak that gets so overlooked. Maybe the Exile could have been writing anonymously for a gossip rag like National Enquirer of what Revan and Malak were really like behind the scenes and what they wer like as obnoxious padawans.
  11. I don't think they did in K1. All humor aside, it was emphasized that Malak was dangerous and was growing stronger. He was a real threat to the Republic. Before the days of Palpatine, I consider Darth Malak to be the most successful Sith Lord because he came so close to conquering the Republic. Master Dorak commented that Malak wasn't the strategic genius that Revan was. Master Zhar said that of the two Malak was the follower. None of this means that Malak was stupid. Malkak was smart and competent enough to command Admrial Karath's allegiance, Admiral Karath lending his strategic know how to the Sith Fleet as Admiral Thrawn did for Palpatine. No one has ever criticized Palpatine for not being a genius at strategy. As for Ulic Qel Droma and Exar Kun being masters of strategy, that's debatable. Ulic insisted on doing his own thing against Exar's warnings., and Exar himself was rather unstable. One might cite the destruction of Taris as a sign of Malak's stupidity, or lack of finesse, but was it really a strategic blunder? In the face of what Malak was dealing with at the time, it was a matter of expedition. A necessary sacrifice. As for the infamous destruction of Telos, even K2 says that it was Revan who initially wanted Telos destroyed because that was where the Jedi were going to hide. There was the humor of HK-47 first calling Malak a meatbag, but HK admitted that he rather liked Malak because Malak was brutal and efficient. Malak was the one who learned of the real powers of the Star Forge. He calls you stupid for seeing the Star Forge as only a means of producing more ships. And think of the groundwork Malak had laid in turning most of the fleet against Revan so when the opportunity came to betray Revan, Malak effortlessly stepped in and executed it. That was a stroke of genius. I see my dark side Revan, in that final duel, telling Malak that he was impressed with how Malak had accomplished that. Bastila warns you, not in so many words but in effect, to not be too confident or cocky about facing Malak. About that scene in K2 where Kreia confronts the Jedi Masters, if you are playing a female Exile, she tells the Jedi that "You will not harm her." That was awesome. Yeah, that was a good scene. Another part that really stood out to me was when Kreia first walks in, and touches the tree planter before she sits down. In that simple gesture all the weight and weariness she is carrying and what Dantooine really meant for her comes through. It makes her so human.
  12. Kreia says that at Dantooine, after the Exile and Kreia meet/confront the Jedi. That's when he Exile is still on the ground after the Jedi Council attempted to Force Block the Exile. Kreia kneels by the Exile and says something to the effect of, "Now I understand your choice at Malachor. You left because you were afraid." Don't remember the exact words. Excellent comparison. An aside, I get tired of the whole "Malak was an idiot. Revan was sooo much better." K2 is very much guilty of this, the writers seem to have been oblivious to the unspoken nuances of K1. Don't even get me started on the Miller comics on how they treated Malak. Revan and Malak were very complimentary to each other. If Malak was such a moron, why did Revan have him as his closest friend? Malak represents direct action and direct thinking, which is preferable in many situations.
  13. Sometimes people are aware of you using Dominate Mind even if it works. Try it on Komad Fortuna in the hunting club and he gives you this look.
  14. It depends on the situation. The game may not give light side/dark side points for some Dominate Mind choices, but for the element of rp, if you are into that, it can matter. If you are using it to take advantage of someone it could be dark, but to get past an obstacle the way Obi-Wan had with storm troopers for a end means of a greater good, it wouldn't be dark. Force Persuading a Czerka official out of paying docking fees might be all right because you refuse to give credits to a corrupt and evil organization. However using Force Persuade to not have to pay Manaan their fees is a form of theft, so it should not be used there by a conscientious Jedi, though regular persuasion is fine. One situation is where you can Force persuade Sharina Fizark on Tatooine to give the wraid plate to sell to Fasa, but that's kind of skeevy, imo, even if you were to give her the max of 700 credits after selling it. The better to normal persuade her into trusting you. Even my darksider prefers regular persuasion, unless it is to terrorize people with Dominate Mind. He a complete jerk anyways, lol. Persuasion skill is generally fair game because the other person's free will remains intact, and if you don't have the intention of exploiting them. A light sided Jedi should focus on persuasion, since Jedi are supposedly peace keepers and diplomatic anyways. Force persuasion should be used as a last resort, although you should always pick the two Force persuade powers because you never know what you are going to run into, like Obi Wan with the storm troopers. Persuade is the most important skill in KOTOR, imo. And you can't neglect the two mind powers