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  1. KAurora can also edit the room links, although I would really recommend acquiring Gmax and KOTORMax for the convenience, since you can get Gmax for free.
  2. I'm planning to make it an optional patch similar to the existing one that lets her retain her Sith uniform, so there should be no compatibility issue if you want to do something similar in another mod. I'm thinking of having options for her to wear either black or blue robes.
  3. There are a lot of parts involved, but this is perfectly reasonable first as a first attempt at modding if you are prepared to learn. The basic steps are: Create the merchant NPC (UTC file) Create the store inventory (UTM file) Add the merchant and store to the the game Create a dialogue (DLG file) so you can talk to the merchant and attach this to the Conversation field on the merchant Write a script to open the store and attach this to a node in the dialogue file Here are the essential tools required for the job: KOTOR Tool to extract files K-GFF to edit the merchant's UTC file, store inventory UTM file, and UTI files for any new items you might want to create DLGEditor to edit the merchant's dialogue NWNNSSComp to compile scripts TSLPatcher and ERFEdit for compatibility if you intend to release the mod You can find a rundown of the most common modding tools here. There is also an archived tutorial from LucasForums on how to create a merchant here. A couple more notes: For my Jedi Tailor mod, I added a trigger (UTT file) to the dynamic area information (GIT file) that spawned the merchant and all other related objects. I felt that this had the smallest footprint and would therefore be best for compatibility. I also added a few invisible placeable objects to keep track of local variables relating to the tailor's dialogue. KOTOR 1 typically uses global variables for this, and I feel this should be avoided unless strictly necessary, again for compatibility. KOTOR 2 has more local variables available, so the merchant could handle them all alone.
  4. Assuming there are no file name conflicts, yes, that should work. It's somewhat better practice for compatibility purposes to use TSLPatcher to patch the merchant file in a .mod file, but this isn't strictly necessary, especially if this is for your own personal use. The only caveat to add is that you have to load a save from before you ever entered the area where the merchant is.
  5. It doesn't at this time, but that's something I'm planning to add in the next version.
  6. I'm not sure. It shouldn't do that, so I'll have to take a look when I have access to the files again.
  7. Yes, any changes to UTI files will not affect items that are already in your inventory.
  8. If you haven't already, you should recompile all the scripts for KOTOR 1. The vast majority of the NWScript functions are the same and the bytecode formats are the same, so many scripts compiled for one game will work in the other, but any differences will result in runtime errors. When the virtual machine interprets a script function that either doesn't exist or doesn't match the expected signature, it stops executing the entire script. For example, the function CreateItemOnObject() is available to both games, but in KOTOR 2 it has an extra parameter at the end for hiding feedback. // Stuff CreateItemOnObject("item_name", target, 1); // More stuff vs // Stuff CreateItemOnObject("item_name", target, 1, FALSE); // Here be problems Something like this will obviously compile fine with a KOTOR 2 compiler, and, as I recall, it will even execute in KOTOR 1, creating the item... but then the rest of the code won't execute. Recompiling for the correct game will catch a few problems at compile-time like your issue with the KOTOR 2-exclusive function here, but perhaps more importantly, it will also fix the sublte errors like this that won't occur until runtime.
  9. Yes, as I recall, I updated my mod with the same fix we added to the Community Patch. So either should work in the meantime until SS is able to add the fix to his mod.
  10. There's a mod to give Canderous helmet filter here, but I think it replaces all his lines. I'm not sure if it's something that can be turned on and off without editing every dialogue file that involves Canderous.
  11. Because you keep insisting that if Malachor existed, it would be the only place Malak would have taken Bastila without giving any evidence for that claim. Especially in the post I just quoted. Where is your evidence for this? The temple has a torture chamber for torturing Jedi which was successfully used to seduce a Jedi to the dark side. Fine, then, you were wrong. Happy now? I don't see how this is a problem. Revan was not personally responsible for everything that ever happened, nor should Revan be. KOTOR 2 goes in depth about the Exile's involvement in the Mandlaorian Wars because the game is about you, but it also builds up Revan as a master strategist and godlike figure more than even KOTOR 1 does.
  12. What is your evidence for this? It is by no means said in KOTOR 2 that Malachor is the only place to make Jedi fall to the dark side, or even the first: It seems likely that Lehon had the same property: Malachor is perhaps the most important of these three locations in KOTOR 2, but that is in KOTOR 2, when it is the only one of the three that has not been discovered and attacked by the Republic. If your alternative is that there is no choice and other people should not be allowed to make a choice that you disagree with, in a roleplaying game, then I cannot be convinced this alternative is inherently better. Yes, because it was the source of the infinite fleet. The Trayus Academy was not. Later, the Sith lost the Star Forge, but still had the Trayus Academy. No, this is not true: There is no definitive answer given in the game, and it is speculated that they had already begun to fall before discovering the Star Forge. You said the game gave you no opportunity to counter Kreia's argument, and I showed you a quote in which Kreia literally says "you were right." I don't know what more you want. Do you want another example of Kreia saying you were right? Yes, Canderous attributes the Republic's victory at Malachor to Revan's strategy. So does everyone in KOTOR 2. However, other people were there and did things that Revan personally did not do. There is no indication of any connection between Exar Kun's Sith and Revan's Sith in the game beyond this one line. I think it's a relic from an earlier draft of the game in which Bastila was Vima Sunrider and the game followed up more closely on the events of the Great Sith War, but that is only speculation on my part. On that note, though, you are willing to accept connection between Exar Kun's Sith and Revan's Sith in order to explain this continuity error, but you are not willing to accept a connection between Revan's Sith and the Sith of KOTOR 2 who were explicitly written to be survivors of Revan's Sith?
  13. It is not "more specialized." It's mentioned at various points in the game that there are many worlds like Malachor and Korriban that are wounds in the Force that the Sith used to break Jedi. So choose that Revan was light-sided. Those who prefer that Revan was dark-sided and are fine with the subsequent events should still be free to do so. I'm not going to defend the competency of NPCs in either game. But as for the two locations being different, yes, the place where Jedi were taken to be turned to the dark side against their will is different from the place where Force sensitives who have already turned to the dark side willingly go. They have conquered half the galaxy. It stands to reason there are many places in their empire that we do not see. But they weren't. That's not the plot of the game. And I don't see how it would be an improvement to completely disconnect the sequel from the original. I referenced this quote before. Most of what you're talking about here is Canderous' description of the war in general, not the Battle of Malachor V specifically. I would also point out that Canderous has some dialogue in this conversation that makes absolutely no sense in the context of either game: Regardless of the Exile's role at Malachor, according to KOTOR 2, the battle was Revan's strategy and Revan was still the impetus of the Republic's victory. But of course Revan was not the only Jedi there.
  14. The implication of the dark side ending is that the Republic is destroyed. Obviously there had to be some semblance of a status quo for a sequel to happen and for the Republic to exist in the films. Revan's disappearance allows for that while also at least giving some recognition of players' choice in the first game. Even if Malak had access to the Trayus Academy, it was not his center of power. The Star Forge was. On the other hand, and I know you take issue with this, the Sith of KOTOR 2 did not have the Star Forge. In the wake of their civil war, their center of power moved. I don't understand what this means. The Sith in KOTOR 2 would not exist without Revan. Of course the Trayus Academy was connected to him or her. The Sith governor you meet was still being trained. Presumably, there, but that is beside the point. There were multiple training facilities. Korriban was not unique. Again, the idea that Revan had multiple masters was established in the first game. Zhar says that Revan had a master other than himself, and we are never told who this is. KOTOR 2, as a sequel, introduces us to a character that must have existed, but that we had never met before. You are given every opportunity to disagree with Kreia in dialogue, and the very nature of the game, with you as the player and Kreia as the final boss, forces you to oppose her ideologically. Kreia herself admits to her hypocrisy and that she has to be stopped: Nobody is forcing you to believe her point of view is correct. Chris Avellone has said that he wrote Kreia to raise questions that he had about Star Wars, but I think you are putting words into his mouth as much as he put into Kreia's. I'm not familiar with other Expanded Universe material relating to the Mandalorians from that time, so I can't comment, but this is a minor reference that players familiar with the films would understand and is irrelevant to the story of the game. I don't know how you inferred so much from a few sentences that say little more than "a battle happened." The Battle of Malachor V is a minor plot point that is barely mentioned in the original and elaborated upon in the sequel.
  15. Yeah, it's the fade out effect that causes this problem with certain hardware. I think I've had this problem on destroying NPCs that have bump maps. It's probably a memory leak or some similar issue.