Sith Holocron

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  1. Are you sure about that? Leaving aside your Status Updates . . . Character Portraits thread - posted once (here) Mod Finishing thread - posted twice (here and here) [WIP]Recruit Sarna thread - posted twice (here and here) New person? He's been here since 2015. And by crop, I mean do indeed mean deleting the unnecessary text. And he is replying in my Blog.
  2. Why check your Private Messages when you can ask @Sithspecterhere. In public. Hey @Sithspecter, can he use your mod? As long I have you here: Neville, isn't it high time to finally stop using this picture? We get it - you love the picture. One posting of it per thread is more than enough though. Speaking of threads, one WIP thread for Sarna related things is more than enough for the Works In Progress section. You have two at the moment. (Before I retired, it was three.) If you actually want folks to help you, don't divide your effort over multiple threads. Ask an administrator to merge them for you. Lastly, only quote something if you're going to reply to the questions. Crop out what you're not going to reply to. That's just simple common sense.
  3. Let's start this off with a very recent quote. I've thought that very thing too! Which led to a recent Status Update of mine. Wow. That's a lot of engagement on that Status Update. In case you're coming late to this party of sorts, let's bring you up to speed. I'm talking about a recent modder which I will not mention by name. In fact I will refer to them as "the modder in question" from here on. The modder in question has proved . . . problematic. In short, the modder in question is a spammer. Besides the previously alluded to inundation of the Status Updates section, this fellow loves make threads too. And a blog. And presumably, lots of Private Messages too. (I was a recipient too until I blocked them.) I won't even name the mod in question by the modder in question. But ask yourself this question: how often have you seen this picture posted lately? If it's more than once, you may have an idea about who I'm talking about. When you have a singular mod you're working on, how many WIP threads do you need for it? And I'm not talking about threads tangential to the mod that seek advice on how to do something. Oh no. I'm just talking about a WIP thread. The answer you're likely thinking of is one. The modder in question apparently doesn't feel the same way. The modder in question seems to think that posting several threads about the project is the correct way to go. Threads (in several sections), Status Updates, and PMs. Until very recently, there were two threads by the modder in question in the Works in Progress section alone. One of my last acts as Staff was to merge those two threads in the WIP section together. (Apparently, the Retirement papers took a few days to be filed.) But then, there was a new thread posted in the General Kotor/TSL Modding section. And it's basically yet another WIP thread. You know . . . by the modder in question. My musings aren't about a need or lack of one for the mod. (I could have another blog dedicated to that whole topic but I fear that may be overkill.) My issue is how the site itself appears to be gamed - or to use Effix's word "Bombarded" - in order to force folks to volunteer to make the mod for the modder in question. How many times must a thing be spammed before it's called a violation of the rules? Just wondering out loud.
  4. Remember the days when the Status Update section wasn't dominated by one person?

  5. To the person uploading other people's mods: STOP IT!

    1. N-DReW25


      I also noticed that person, I'm not sure how or why but his comment and review sections where totally missing and funny enough when I downloaded his mods it turns out he uploaded empty .zip files.

    2. Sith Holocron

      Sith Holocron

      I should have said "persons" not "person".  Looks like we have two folks uploading things that aren't theirs.  However, the major offender has had the stolen mods hidden.  As a moderator, I am unable to take any further punitive action.  Folks would have to appeal to the Administrators for that.

      By the way: if anyone is in touch with Ferc Kast, please ask if they could reach out to me?

  6. Done. You'll have to rename the files to what you'll need yourself. This concludes the transaction. Sarna TGA.7z
  7. That image is not a galaxy map. As you can plainly see, I used portions of XarWarz's texture in my texture, with his permission. (Three out of the four screens that is.) And mine is animated. Perhaps you ought to look at the screenshots or maybe the video?
  8. We have several issues that need to be taken care of before you even get to the portrait stage: 1) Though I was sent a save and some 2da files, I don't have an updated UTC file for Sarna. Now to everyone else out there that isn't currently aware of this, I don't work with UTC files in my mod. I'm mostly a texture only mod type of guy. (loadscreens.2da being an exception in my TSL loading screen packs) As such, I wouldn't even be able to begin to explain how he can adjust Sarna's UTC file to have her wearing a Republic Trooper uniform. Which leads to the next problem... 2) From what I gather, Sarna's head just doesn't have a mask hook on it. So will Neville tackle that issue so that Sarna can wear that helmet? 3) That helmet is from @Sithspecter's Republic Helmet mod. Not sure if you've received permission to use that. How are you planning on dealing with that? Note that I've tagged SS in this post so he sees this. When you requested portraits for this mod you've been discussing lately, I thought you'd be - um - further along. If the mod isn't ready enough to show the character in the uniform you want her in, it's too early to have portraits done. Unless you want her looking like she did in the cantina - in civilian clothing.
  9. Provide me with a save where the PC can engage in conversation with her. I may work on this but you'll have to be patient as this'll go by my schedule, not yours. Lack of patience will negate the request.
  10. You're in the right place for it.
  11. When it's ready, it's ready. You'll know when that is.
  12. Might anyone be willing to find all of the lines that Jolee Bindo says in the Korriban Expansion mod by @newbiemodder? Reasonably, you may be wondering why I might ask for this . . . Seeing as many folks have been making samples of characters (from both KOTOR and TSL) saying various things, it might be interesting to try and put these new methods to actual use in a mod. Mind you, I wouldn't be doing anything with this but if someone else had the lines, the sound files, knowledge on how to make LIP files and the time, they could make some sort of compatibility patch. In addition, most of these examples that have cropped up lately have been almost universally female characters. If using AI models is the way of the future, let's see male characters be tested on in addition to female characters.
  13. Happy birthday,  @Logan23!

    1. Logan23


      Thank you!!

  14. Are you using anything else in regards to mods?
  15. Highlighted mod above is listed as incompatible as per the official compatibility list.
  16. I hear what you're saying but . . . these lines that I refer to would probably best be used to "train" an AI model. With the extra information, an AI voice platform would have that much more information to perform any new custom lines. With the limitations of AI training, emotion (in your example, possible seductiveness) tends to be removed from any newly created lines. So if you wanted to add Mission to say KOTOR2 or KOTOR3 mods, you could more easily do so. And she'd be older by the time of KOTOR2 or 3, so that would lessen the "ick factor." Just to be clear though - I wouldn't want a romance mod.
  17. The best source for new Cat Taber lines is SWTOR.
  18. Like the "Let's See Your Characters" thread, this is your opportunity to show off a part of characters' legacy: the Reputation Tracks. If you aren't aware, certain factions across the universe grant token of their gratitude which advances your Reputation with that faction. Some achievements and items from those faction's reputation vendor are gated behind certain Reputation levels. The rarest gear and titles are usually gated behind the Legendary tier, which indicates you've maxed out that faction's REputation track. You can see how you're doing by hitting the "Y" key to open your Legacy window and clicking on the Reputation section. For the past few weeks, I've been working on turning my Reputation "green" which a easy indicator that the track has been maxed out. Here are my current "fields of green" How have you been doing so far folks? Update as of 28APR2021:
  19. I am planning way ahead for this year's Life Day display. Might anyone have a link to a 3 and 3/4 inch scale figure or statue of Santa Claus?  He'll be in the background so I won't need to pose his arms or anything.

    BTW, this display won't be on Tatooine this year which is your only hint about the in-universe location.

    If you missed last year's display, click here.

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    2. DarthParametric


      I could print it for you (I have a resin printer now) but the cost of shipping it half way round the world would be pretty horrendous. Although given the time buffer I suppose it could go surface mail. Might just make it by Xmas, lol.

    3. Sith Holocron

      Sith Holocron

      Surface mail would be just fine, if you were kind enough to undertake this for me. This shouldn't go uncompensated so please PM what the shipping and material costs are when you the opportunity. 

    4. DarthParametric


      Ironically it seems like regular air mail (2-3 weeks) is actually around half the price of surface mail (2-3 months) currently from my USPS equivalent. I guess the plague has put international ocean freight at a premium.

      Edit: Even so, damn, looks like it would cost a pretty penny. Maybe around US$50 for shipping by the time you wrap and box it up so it doesn't get broken (cured resin tends to be brittle, kind of like glass). I'd suggest considering me a last resort if you can't find someone in the US.

  20. New information as of 17 APR 2021. Information mirrored from Vulkk's page on the matter. And that about covers it folks! If you want to use my link before the 27th, here's the link.
  21. Update as of 17 APR 2021. Information mirrored from Vulkk's page on the matter. And that about covers it folks! If you want to use my link before the 27th, here's the link.