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  1. View File Streamlined Peragus The opening act of The Sith Lords gets a bad rap. It's actually very atmospheric and gives a great introduction to the themes of the game (especially if you install a skin like A Darker Peragus). It only has one real problem: it's too long and repetitive. Especially since TSL rewards replaying to try different paths, it can be a chore to get through at the beginning of a new game. This cuts out about a quarter of the length without sacrificing any plot points, by removing a large section that doesn't reveal anything new, and changing some frustrating level design decisions that add delays and backtracking without adding meaningful choices. This should give new players a better opening experience to the game, as well as letting experienced players get through the first segment faster. I recommend also installing my Harbinger Arrival: Free Cam mod, which speeds up a long unskippable animation sequence. It's separate so that it can be installed on its own for people who don't want the more drastic changes in Streamlined Peragus. Compatibility Requires TSLRCM. Tested with the KOTOR2 Spoiler-Free Mod Build, but it should work with the Full Mod Build too. Install this after them. Also compatible with my Harbinger Arrival mods. Install them in any order. Links KOTOR2 Spoiler-Free Mod Build: https://www.nexusmods.com/kotor2/mods/1186 Malkior's A Darker Peragus REDUX: https://deadlystream.com/files/file/722-a-darker-peragus-redux JoeNotCharles' Harbinger Arrival: Free Cam: https://deadlystream.com/files/file/2449-harbinger-arrival-free-cam JoeNotCharles' Harbinger Arrival: Restore Movie: https://deadlystream.com/files/file/2448-harbinger-arrival-restore-movie Submitter JoeNotCharles Submitted 05/25/2024 Category Mods TSLRCM Compatible Yes  
  2. Version 1.0.0

    63 downloads

    The opening act of The Sith Lords gets a bad rap. It's actually very atmospheric and gives a great introduction to the themes of the game (especially if you install a skin like A Darker Peragus). It only has one real problem: it's too long and repetitive. Especially since TSL rewards replaying to try different paths, it can be a chore to get through at the beginning of a new game. This cuts out about a quarter of the length without sacrificing any plot points, by removing a large section that doesn't reveal anything new, and changing some frustrating level design decisions that add delays and backtracking without adding meaningful choices. This should give new players a better opening experience to the game, as well as letting experienced players get through the first segment faster. I recommend also installing my Harbinger Arrival: Free Cam mod, which speeds up a long unskippable animation sequence. It's separate so that it can be installed on its own for people who don't want the more drastic changes in Streamlined Peragus. Compatibility Requires TSLRCM. Tested with the KOTOR2 Spoiler-Free Mod Build, but it should work with the Full Mod Build too. Install this after them. Also compatible with my Harbinger Arrival mods. Install them in any order. Links KOTOR2 Spoiler-Free Mod Build: https://www.nexusmods.com/kotor2/mods/1186 Malkior's A Darker Peragus REDUX: https://deadlystream.com/files/file/722-a-darker-peragus-redux JoeNotCharles' Harbinger Arrival: Free Cam: https://deadlystream.com/files/file/2449-harbinger-arrival-free-cam JoeNotCharles' Harbinger Arrival: Restore Movie: https://deadlystream.com/files/file/2448-harbinger-arrival-restore-movie
  3. View File Harbinger Arrival: Free Cam Unlocks the camera during the Harbinger arrival animation, so you can have the eerie experience of walking alongside the huge ship as it pulls closer. I think it's more ominous this way (and as a bonus, if you're replaying and don't want to watch again, you can rush through without waiting for the whole animation.) Compatibility Tested with Vanilla KOTOR2, TSLRCM and the KOTOR2 Spoiler-Free Mod Build, but it should work with the Full Mod Build too. Install this after TSLRCM and anything else that modifies the Harbinger arrival sequence, such as the Harbinger Arrival Performance Enhancement (which is included in the mod build). Also compatible with my Harbinger Arrival: Restore Movie mod. Install them in either order. Links KOTOR2 Spoiler-Free Mod Build: https://www.nexusmods.com/kotor2/mods/1186 JoeNotCharles' Harbinger Arrival: Restore Movie: https://deadlystream.com/files/file/2448-harbinger-arrival-restore-movie Submitter JoeNotCharles Submitted 04/02/2024 Category Mods TSLRCM Compatible Yes  
  4. View File Harbinger Arrival: Restore Movie TSLRCM replaces the single movie when the Harbinger arrives at Paragus with a 3-step sequence: a movie, an in-engine cut scene, then another movie. This puts the original movie back while keeping all the other TSLRCM changes. Why do that? The main reason to prefer the in-engine cut scene is that the original movie looks awful - space shots of the ship arriving can get away with a fuzzy low resolution, since they're so different from the gameplay, but the middle section really suffers by comparison. But, Naelavok's Remastered (Upscaled) Cutscenes improve the movie quality enough to compete with the rendering. PapaZinos' Harbinger Arrival Performance Enhancement mod does a lot of great work to make the cut scene smoother and fixes a lot of glitches, but on my machine (with the upscaled movies) there's still a loading delay when switching from a movie, to an in-engine rendering, back to a movie. The single movie has smooth fades, so it has better pacing for this important scene. I still recommend the Performance Enhancement mod, though, because it fixes a lot of other glitches in the sequence, and it greatly improves another brief cut scene after the Harbinger arrives. To make sure PapaZinos' hard work on the in-engine rendering doesn't go to waste, I used it to add a little improvement to that cutscene as well... Compatibility Not needed with vanilla TSL. Works with TSLRCM with or without the Harbinger Arrival Performance Enhancement. Tested with the KOTOR2 Spoiler-Free Mod Build, but it should work with the Full Mod Build too. Install this after TSLRCM and Harbinger Arrival Performance Enhancement. Also compatible with my Harbinger Arrival: Free Cam mod. Install them in either order. Links Naelavok's Remastered (Upscaled) Cutscenes: https://www.nexusmods.com/kotor2/mods/1066 PapaZinos' Harbinger Arrival Performance Enhancement: https://deadlystream.com/files/file/2027-harbingers-arrival-performance-enhancement-for-tslrcm KOTOR2 Spoiler-Free Mod Build: https://www.nexusmods.com/kotor2/mods/1186 JoeNotCharles' Harbinger Arrival: FreeCam: https://deadlystream.com/files/file/2449-harbinger-arrival-free-cam Submitter JoeNotCharles Submitted 03/31/2024 Category Mods TSLRCM Compatible Yes  
  5. Version 1.1.0

    77 downloads

    Unlocks the camera during the Harbinger arrival animation, so you can have the eerie experience of walking alongside the huge ship as it pulls closer. I think it's more ominous this way (and as a bonus, if you're replaying and don't want to watch again, you can rush through without waiting for the whole animation.) Compatibility Tested with Vanilla KOTOR2, TSLRCM and the KOTOR2 Spoiler-Free Mod Build, but it should work with the Full Mod Build too. Install this after TSLRCM and anything else that modifies the Harbinger arrival sequence, such as the Harbinger Arrival Performance Enhancement (which is included in the mod build). Also compatible with my Harbinger Arrival: Restore Movie mod. Install them in either order. Links KOTOR2 Spoiler-Free Mod Build: https://www.nexusmods.com/kotor2/mods/1186 JoeNotCharles' Harbinger Arrival: Restore Movie: https://deadlystream.com/files/file/2448-harbinger-arrival-restore-movie
  6. There are 2 files at the download link, Dustil_Restoration.zip and "Dustil Restoration.zip" (with a space). The one with the space is version 1.1, the one with the _ is version 1.0.
    Essential tool. I never would have even considered installing the modbuilds without this.
  7. Thanks! My first mod (of 2 planned for this cutscene) is done: https://deadlystream.com/files/file/2448-harbinger-arrival-restore-movie/ Well, it's still pending approval, but hopefully it'll show up soon.
    All the little improvements to backgrounds, character poses, etc make the sequence feel much smoother.
  8. Version 1.0.0

    84 downloads

    TSLRCM replaces the single movie when the Harbinger arrives at Paragus with a 3-step sequence: a movie, an in-engine cut scene, then another movie. This puts the original movie back while keeping all the other TSLRCM changes. Why do that? The main reason to prefer the in-engine cut scene is that the original movie looks awful - space shots of the ship arriving can get away with a fuzzy low resolution, since they're so different from the gameplay, but the middle section really suffers by comparison. But, Naelavok's Remastered (Upscaled) Cutscenes improve the movie quality enough to compete with the rendering. PapaZinos' Harbinger Arrival Performance Enhancement mod does a lot of great work to make the cut scene smoother and fixes a lot of glitches, but on my machine (with the upscaled movies) there's still a loading delay when switching from a movie, to an in-engine rendering, back to a movie. The single movie has smooth fades, so it has better pacing for this important scene. I still recommend the Performance Enhancement mod, though, because it fixes a lot of other glitches in the sequence, and it greatly improves another brief cut scene after the Harbinger arrives. To make sure PapaZinos' hard work on the in-engine rendering doesn't go to waste, I used it to add a little improvement to that cutscene as well... Compatibility Not needed with vanilla TSL. Works with TSLRCM with or without the Harbinger Arrival Performance Enhancement. Tested with the KOTOR2 Spoiler-Free Mod Build, but it should work with the Full Mod Build too. Install this after TSLRCM and Harbinger Arrival Performance Enhancement. Also compatible with my Harbinger Arrival: Free Cam mod. Install them in either order. Links Naelavok's Remastered (Upscaled) Cutscenes: https://www.nexusmods.com/kotor2/mods/1066 PapaZinos' Harbinger Arrival Performance Enhancement: https://deadlystream.com/files/file/2027-harbingers-arrival-performance-enhancement-for-tslrcm KOTOR2 Spoiler-Free Mod Build: https://www.nexusmods.com/kotor2/mods/1186 JoeNotCharles' Harbinger Arrival: FreeCam: https://deadlystream.com/files/file/2449-harbinger-arrival-free-cam
  9. Thanks! ...wow, these are a lot more timing-dependent than I expected. No wonder my own stuff wasn't working.
  10. I'm trying to make my own mod of the Harbinger cut scene compatible with this. Is there source available for new .ncs files it installs? Specifically back104.ncs - is that compiled from Vanilla_KOTOR_Script_Source/TSL/TSLRCM/Modules/154HAR_Harbinger_Command_Deck_(cutscene)/back104.nss? Are there any alterations?
  11. I think I've found an out of date instruction. Using KOTOR2_Spoiler_Free.toml mod #85 is "Handmaiden - Fit and Athletic", with 1 download link: http://deadlystream.com/files/file/846-handmaiden-fit-and-athletic/ The instructions are looking for 2 files: [[thisMod.Instructions]] Action = "Extract" Overwrite = true Source = ["<<modDirectory>>\\FS_Fit_Handmaiden Patch.rar", "<<modDirectory>>\\FS_Fit_Handmaiden.7z"] But that download only has the .7z. I can't find the .rar anywhere. (And pre-validation gives errors about missing files that are supposed to be in the .rar.) I'm not sure if the .rar is needed for compatibility with other mods, or just optional, so I skipped the whole "Handmaiden - Fit and Athletic" mod for now.