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  1. View File [K1] Republic Soldier's New Shade This mod replaces the vanilla and/or the installed Republic Soldier texture with the new shade-specularity tweaked version. # Background # The way I see it; the vanilla and/or already present Republic Soldier texture lacks some shading and reflection particularly on its trim, so I thought adding ones would somehow enhance its appearance. # About this Mod # Inside this mod are 6 options of new shade and specularity tweaked Republic Soldier texture in TPC format: [Main] New Shade for Male NPC Republic Soldier [Option-1] Vanilla version for JC's "Republic Soldier Fix for K1" - Male and Female * [Option-2] Vanilla Version Model - Female NPC Republic Soldier [Option-3] New Shade for JC's "Republic Soldier Uniform for PC" - Male and Female * [Option-4] Vanilla version for JC's "Republic Soldier Uniform for PC" - Male and Female * [Option-5] New Shade for JC's "Republic Soldier Fix for K1" - Male and Female NPC Republic Soldier * * Option 1, 3, 4 and 5 requires JCarter426/JC's "JC's Republic Soldier Fix for K1" to be installed first. # Final Remarks # There's always room for improvements - critiques, comments, suggestions, questions and feedbacks for the next update are much appreciated - PM, write them on my feed or leave any on the mod's page as you please. And thank you! for downloading, and playing this mod. Hope you enjoy the mod as much as I do! Installation: I suggest you to manually removes any TGA/DDS and TXI instances of the relevant files [if there're any] from the 'Override' folder. And then - run the installer [TSLPatcher.exe], and hit the [Install Mod ->] button! Uninstallation: remove the installed files from the 'Override' folder or replaces them with the files stored in the 'Backup' folder [if generated] Compatibility: this option will be compatible with JCarter426's "JC's Republic Soldier Fix for K1" as long as this mod was installed after the said mod has. With any mods that is using the same name for the assets and/or potentially overwrite this mod, no compatibility is guaranteed Redistribution: if you want to redistribute the mod - just go with it. Though less likely I will provide supports to any other place than DeadlyStream. If you are to re-use an assets to a project you will be releasing, you don't have to ask for permission - but your generous intention is very much welcome. I'd love to know what others are up too, particularly if my work are included. And then, make sure to credit BioWare & LucasArts with the release - particularly with the inclusion of the assets. An appreciation to this lil' peasant work here is also a very warm welcome, welcome. Credits: The Almighty Force which gave me chance to finish the mod BioWare & LucasArts for developing one of the best RPG I've played DarthParametric for past-present knowledge which allows me to create customs and for all the outstanding creation that I am a fan of JCarter426 for "JC's Republic Soldier Fix for K1" release; as without his mod - most of these contents would not have been possible Snigaroo/Sniggles for hosting #mod_development on Discord > r/kotor, and especially for making me revisit this mod for an update Salk for the input to include additional before-after screenshots Fred Tetra for the amazing KotOR Tool ndix UR for tga2tpc DrMcCoy for xoreos-tools' "xoreostex2tga" stoffe for the magnificent TSLPatcher, and Fair Strides for later improves it Notepad++team for Notepad++ All the Tool Makers wasn't mentioned - can't make it without y'all! All the inspiring streamers on DeadlyStream All the inspiring modders either active or inactive DeadlyStream for being a home; a place to hangout - to discuss and hosting my work DeadlyStream staffs for tirelessly improving and maintaining the site -eb Submitter ebmar Submitted 09/13/2018 Category Skins K1R Compatible Yes  
  2. Version 1.1.1

    387 downloads

    This mod replaces the vanilla and/or the installed Republic Soldier texture with the new shade-specularity tweaked version. # Background # The way I see it; the vanilla and/or already present Republic Soldier texture lacks some shading and reflection particularly on its trim, so I thought adding ones would somehow enhance its appearance. # About this Mod # Inside this mod are 6 options of new shade and specularity tweaked Republic Soldier texture in TPC format: [Main] New Shade for Male NPC Republic Soldier [Option-1] Vanilla version for JC's "Republic Soldier Fix for K1" - Male and Female * [Option-2] Vanilla Version Model - Female NPC Republic Soldier [Option-3] New Shade for JC's "Republic Soldier Uniform for PC" - Male and Female * [Option-4] Vanilla version for JC's "Republic Soldier Uniform for PC" - Male and Female * [Option-5] New Shade for JC's "Republic Soldier Fix for K1" - Male and Female NPC Republic Soldier * * Option 1, 3, 4 and 5 requires JCarter426/JC's "JC's Republic Soldier Fix for K1" to be installed first. # Final Remarks # There's always room for improvements - critiques, comments, suggestions, questions and feedbacks for the next update are much appreciated - PM, write them on my feed or leave any on the mod's page as you please. And thank you! for downloading, and playing this mod. Hope you enjoy the mod as much as I do! Installation: I suggest you to manually removes any TGA/DDS and TXI instances of the relevant files [if there're any] from the 'Override' folder. And then - run the installer [TSLPatcher.exe], and hit the [Install Mod ->] button! Uninstallation: remove the installed files from the 'Override' folder or replaces them with the files stored in the 'Backup' folder [if generated] Compatibility: this option will be compatible with JCarter426's "JC's Republic Soldier Fix for K1" as long as this mod was installed after the said mod has. With any mods that is using the same name for the assets and/or potentially overwrite this mod, no compatibility is guaranteed Redistribution: if you want to redistribute the mod - just go with it. Though less likely I will provide supports to any other place than DeadlyStream. If you are to re-use an assets to a project you will be releasing, you don't have to ask for permission - but your generous intention is very much welcome. I'd love to know what others are up too, particularly if my work are included. And then, make sure to credit BioWare & LucasArts with the release - particularly with the inclusion of the assets. An appreciation to this lil' peasant work here is also a very warm welcome, welcome. Credits: The Almighty Force which gave me chance to finish the mod BioWare & LucasArts for developing one of the best RPG I've played DarthParametric for past-present knowledge which allows me to create customs and for all the outstanding creation that I am a fan of JCarter426 for "JC's Republic Soldier Fix for K1" release; as without his mod - most of these contents would not have been possible Snigaroo/Sniggles for hosting #mod_development on Discord > r/kotor, and especially for making me revisit this mod for an update Salk for the input to include additional before-after screenshots Fred Tetra for the amazing KotOR Tool ndix UR for tga2tpc DrMcCoy for xoreos-tools' "xoreostex2tga" stoffe for the magnificent TSLPatcher, and Fair Strides for later improves it Notepad++team for Notepad++ All the Tool Makers wasn't mentioned - can't make it without y'all! All the inspiring streamers on DeadlyStream All the inspiring modders either active or inactive DeadlyStream for being a home; a place to hangout - to discuss and hosting my work DeadlyStream staffs for tirelessly improving and maintaining the site -eb
  3. View File [K1] T3-M4 Custom Portrait [K1] T3-M4 Custom Portrait This is a T3-M4 custom portrait mod. The concept is much inspired by "Artistic Fanart Portraits [K1]", authored by Mutilator57. Base image was taken from here, with some edits then adding background for artistry purpose to better suit the playthrough experience. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- There's always room for improvements - critiques, comments, suggestions, questions and feedbacks for the next update are much appreciated - PM, write them on my feed or leave any on the mod's page as you please. And thank you! for downloading, and playing this mod. Hope you enjoy the mod as much as I do! Installation: run the installer [TSLPatcher.exe] then hit the [Install Mod ->] button! You may want to remove any instance of TGA/DDS format of PO_pt3m3 in the 'Override', either before/after the installation. Make a backup if you want to Uninstallation: remove PO_pt3m3.tpc from the 'Override' and/or replace with the backup ones Compatibility: will not be compatible with mods that share the same scope with this mod This mod will have direct effect anytime and anywhere it had been installed The mod was play-tested with KotOR 1 Restoration/K1R and K1:Community Patch/K1CP installed and is compatible with them Redistribution: you may distribute the mod; just don't claim it as your own, and give credits where it's due. At last, leave appreciation to BioWare & LucasArts with any inclusion of the assets. An appreciation to this lil' peasant's work here is also a very warm welcome, welcome. Credits: The Almighty Force which gave me chance to finish the mod BioWare & LucasArts for developing one of the best RPG I've played starwars.wikia for providing the base image Fred Tetra for the amazing KotOR Tool ndix UR for tga2tpc stoffe and Fair Strides for the magnificent TSLPatcher All the Tool Makers wasn't mentioned - can't make it without y'all! All the inspiring streamers on DeadlyStream All the inspiring modders either active or inactive DeadlyStream for being a home; a place to hangout - to discuss and hosting my work DeadlyStream staffs for tirelessly improving and maintaining the site Snigaroo for hosting #mod_development on Discord > r/kotor - thanks! The place is so much fun - and inspiring! :jarjar: -eb Submitter ebmar Submitted 05/16/2018 Category Skins K1R Compatible Yes  
  4. Version 1.1.2

    93 downloads

    [K1] T3-M4 Custom Portrait This is a T3-M4 custom portrait mod. The concept is much inspired by "Artistic Fanart Portraits [K1]", authored by Mutilator57. Base image was taken from here, with some edits then adding background for artistry purpose to better suit the playthrough experience. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- There's always room for improvements - critiques, comments, suggestions, questions and feedbacks for the next update are much appreciated - PM, write them on my feed or leave any on the mod's page as you please. And thank you! for downloading, and playing this mod. Hope you enjoy the mod as much as I do! Installation: run the installer [TSLPatcher.exe] then hit the [Install Mod ->] button! You may want to remove any instance of TGA/DDS format of PO_pt3m3 in the 'Override', either before/after the installation. Make a backup if you want to Uninstallation: remove PO_pt3m3.tpc from the 'Override' and/or replace with the backup ones Compatibility: will not be compatible with mods that share the same scope with this mod This mod will have direct effect anytime and anywhere it had been installed The mod was play-tested with KotOR 1 Restoration/K1R and K1:Community Patch/K1CP installed and is compatible with them Redistribution: you may distribute the mod; just don't claim it as your own, and give credits where it's due. At last, leave appreciation to BioWare & LucasArts with any inclusion of the assets. An appreciation to this lil' peasant's work here is also a very warm welcome, welcome. Credits: The Almighty Force which gave me chance to finish the mod BioWare & LucasArts for developing one of the best RPG I've played starwars.wikia for providing the base image Fred Tetra for the amazing KotOR Tool ndix UR for tga2tpc stoffe and Fair Strides for the magnificent TSLPatcher All the Tool Makers wasn't mentioned - can't make it without y'all! All the inspiring streamers on DeadlyStream All the inspiring modders either active or inactive DeadlyStream for being a home; a place to hangout - to discuss and hosting my work DeadlyStream staffs for tirelessly improving and maintaining the site Snigaroo for hosting #mod_development on Discord > r/kotor - thanks! The place is so much fun - and inspiring! :jarjar: -eb
  5. View File [K1] Lightsaber Icons 2K19 This mod replaces all lightsaber vanilla icons [Heart of the Guardian and Mantle of the Force included as optional] with the new version. # Background # When I switch around the lightsabers I had noticed that the blue lightsaber icons wasn't blue enough. It was more purple than blue for my eyes, so I decided to make it blue, similar to the blade's color. The blue color of the icons were inspired by JCarter426's "JC's Lightsaber Visual Effects". In the end not only the color that was changed, but the style of the glowy part too. Their resolution also doubled from 64x64 to 128x128 with extra crispness. The rest of the icons get the same treatment for consistency. # About this Mod # Inside this mod are 18 new lightsaber icons in TPC format - which consists of: 5 lightsaber icons 1 Darth Malak's lightsaber icon [this one had different style than the rest] 5 short-lightsaber icons 5 double-lightsaber icons Heart of the Guardian's and Mantle of the Force's [in vanilla colour scheme] icon # Final Remarks # Now that HotG and MotF has been included the next update should be changing all lightsaber's texture to something that is more hi-poly - we'll see. 🤞 There's always room for improvements - critiques, comments, suggestions, questions and feedbacks for the next update are much appreciated - PM, write them on my feed or leave any on the mod's page as you please. And thank you! for downloading, and playing this mod. Hope you enjoy the mod as much as I do! Installation: make sure to removes any instances of TGA/DDS format of relevant files from the 'Override' folder. All clear, proceed by copy-pasting all files [not the folder] to the 'Override', and overwrite when prompted. HotG and MotF icons are separated in different folder. Similar instruction applies. Uninstallation: remove the said files from the 'Override'. Compatibility: will not compatible with any mods that [potentially] replaces the lightsaber icons. Redistribution: you can redistribute this mod or re-release it to any website; just don't claim it as your own. Though less likely I will provide support/updates on any other site than DeadlyStream. You don't have to ask for permission, but I do appreciate all the generous intention. Also, if you are planning to re-use the assets to a mod/project you will be releasing, make sure to give credits to BioWare & LucasArts. At last, credit to me is always a warm welcome, welcome. Credits: LucasArts and BioWare for developing one of the best RPGs I've ever played! DarthParametric for past-present knowledge which allows me to create customs and for all the outstanding creation that I am a fan of JCarter426 for the inspiring "JC's Lightsaber Visual Effects" and all his awesome work that I look up to Fred Tetra for the amazing KotOR Tool ndix UR for tga2tpc All the Tool Makers wasn't mentioned - can't make it without y'all! All the inspiring streamers on DeadlyStream All the inspiring modders either active or inactive DeadlyStream for being a home; a place to hangout - to discuss and hosting my work DeadlyStream staffs for tirelessly improving and maintaining the site Snigaroo for hosting #mod_development on Discord > r/kotor - thanks! The place is so much fun! :jarjar: -eb Submitter ebmar Submitted 12/10/2018 Category Skins K1R Compatible Yes  
  6. Version 1.0.1

    291 downloads

    This mod replaces all lightsaber vanilla icons [Heart of the Guardian and Mantle of the Force included as optional] with the new version. # Background # When I switch around the lightsabers I had noticed that the blue lightsaber icons wasn't blue enough. It was more purple than blue for my eyes, so I decided to make it blue, similar to the blade's color. The blue color of the icons were inspired by JCarter426's "JC's Lightsaber Visual Effects". In the end not only the color that was changed, but the style of the glowy part too. Their resolution also doubled from 64x64 to 128x128 with extra crispness. The rest of the icons get the same treatment for consistency. # About this Mod # Inside this mod are 18 new lightsaber icons in TPC format - which consists of: 5 lightsaber icons 1 Darth Malak's lightsaber icon [this one had different style than the rest] 5 short-lightsaber icons 5 double-lightsaber icons Heart of the Guardian's and Mantle of the Force's [in vanilla colour scheme] icon # Final Remarks # Now that HotG and MotF has been included the next update should be changing all lightsaber's texture to something that is more hi-poly - we'll see. 🤞 There's always room for improvements - critiques, comments, suggestions, questions and feedbacks for the next update are much appreciated - PM, write them on my feed or leave any on the mod's page as you please. And thank you! for downloading, and playing this mod. Hope you enjoy the mod as much as I do! Installation: make sure to removes any instances of TGA/DDS format of relevant files from the 'Override' folder. All clear, proceed by copy-pasting all files [not the folder] to the 'Override', and overwrite when prompted. HotG and MotF icons are separated in different folder. Similar instruction applies. Uninstallation: remove the said files from the 'Override'. Compatibility: will not compatible with any mods that [potentially] replaces the lightsaber icons. Redistribution: you can redistribute this mod or re-release it to any website; just don't claim it as your own. Though less likely I will provide support/updates on any other site than DeadlyStream. You don't have to ask for permission, but I do appreciate all the generous intention. Also, if you are planning to re-use the assets to a mod/project you will be releasing, make sure to give credits to BioWare & LucasArts. At last, credit to me is always a warm welcome, welcome. Credits: LucasArts and BioWare for developing one of the best RPGs I've ever played! DarthParametric for past-present knowledge which allows me to create customs and for all the outstanding creation that I am a fan of JCarter426 for the inspiring "JC's Lightsaber Visual Effects" and all his awesome work that I look up to Fred Tetra for the amazing KotOR Tool ndix UR for tga2tpc All the Tool Makers wasn't mentioned - can't make it without y'all! All the inspiring streamers on DeadlyStream All the inspiring modders either active or inactive DeadlyStream for being a home; a place to hangout - to discuss and hosting my work DeadlyStream staffs for tirelessly improving and maintaining the site Snigaroo for hosting #mod_development on Discord > r/kotor - thanks! The place is so much fun! :jarjar: -eb
  7. Just a simple information to share to save ones from getting burnt-out, lol. Why we don't want to use TPC format for lightmaps? It broke the maps When put into a module/MOD file, it crashes your game upon reloading and/or exiting the game Stick only with the TGA for that one...
  8. ndix UR

    tga2tpc

    Version 1.5.1

    336 downloads

    tga2tpc ============================================================ Author: ndix UR Release: August 2018 Version: 1.5.1 ============================================================ Convert TGA images to TPC format for use in KotOR and TSL. TPC files contain the information from a TXI file (so the TXI file is no longer needed when a TPC file is used), and can be uncompressed or compressed with either DXT1 or DXT5. Advanced features like animation and cubemap layering are initiated by the presence of specific TXI directives like cube 1 and proceduretype cycle. For some reason, the game really wants normal maps to be in TPC format. This will let you create and use full 32-bit color normal maps without having to make them into simple height maps by using indexed color. The tool is free, open source, and cross-platform. Code is available at https://github.com/ndixUR/tga2tpc The app is written in javascript, built on Electron using three.js, jquery, bootstrap. ============================================================ How do I set it up? Windows: unzip the package, run tga2tpc.exe Mac: unzip the package, move tga2tpc.app to /Applications, run it * This is not a signed application, so you have to do whatever is required to run non-MAS applications on your MacOS version. ============================================================ How do I use it? Drag files in and hit start. There shouldn't be much more to it than that. Using square and/or power of 2 sized textures is a good idea (sometimes required), TXI information is optional, and the settings are pretty much self-explanatory. The nature of TPC alpha blending is not necessarily intuitive so you may need to seek information to use it properly. ============================================================ Features Create cubemaps Create animated textures DXT1/5 Compression available (requires 2^n texture size) Horizontal/Vertical flip, for those pesky wrongly oriented TGA files Bicubic downsampling for mipmaps (precomputed small versions of the texture, part of the TPC format) Control texture alpha blending setting Known Issues Cannot create uncompressed animated textures. Only for converting from TGA to TPC. For TPC to TGA, use Kotor Tool, xoreos-tools, etc. Progress bar doesn't update as often as you might want. Bicubic downsample is slow. I recommend only using it for final conversions, not testing. The package size is large. This is the cost of easy cross-platform GUI support. All electron applications are large like this. You are likely to have problems trying to read TGAs from folders containing markup entities/encoded characters (like ') ============================================================ Thanks DarthParametric for inciting the creation of this tool, and doing the testing. DrMcCoy and all the contributors to xoreos, whose TPC decoding implementation provided the basis for the TPC library herein. bead-v for moral support.
  9. I've noticed while extracting a good number of textures from the KOTOR 1 game files that the ones that are mostly black have no alpha on them(such as the ones with stars). Does the game have a special way of handling textures that makes them transparent with this or is this an issue with all of the tpc to tga converters for the game? If anybody has an explanation of this that would be great, i cant seem to find a way to easily and quickly remove the black from the images.
  10. View File tga2tpc tga2tpc ============================================================ Author: ndix UR Release: August 2018 Version: 1.5.1 ============================================================ Convert TGA images to TPC format for use in KotOR and TSL. TPC files contain the information from a TXI file (so the TXI file is no longer needed when a TPC file is used), and can be uncompressed or compressed with either DXT1 or DXT5. Advanced features like animation and cubemap layering are initiated by the presence of specific TXI directives like cube 1 and proceduretype cycle. For some reason, the game really wants normal maps to be in TPC format. This will let you create and use full 32-bit color normal maps without having to make them into simple height maps by using indexed color. The tool is free, open source, and cross-platform. Code is available at https://github.com/ndixUR/tga2tpc The app is written in javascript, built on Electron using three.js, jquery, bootstrap. ============================================================ How do I set it up? Windows: unzip the package, run tga2tpc.exe Mac: unzip the package, move tga2tpc.app to /Applications, run it * This is not a signed application, so you have to do whatever is required to run non-MAS applications on your MacOS version. ============================================================ How do I use it? Drag files in and hit start. There shouldn't be much more to it than that. Using square and/or power of 2 sized textures is a good idea (sometimes required), TXI information is optional, and the settings are pretty much self-explanatory. The nature of TPC alpha blending is not necessarily intuitive so you may need to seek information to use it properly. ============================================================ Features Create cubemaps Create animated textures DXT1/5 Compression available (requires 2^n texture size) Horizontal/Vertical flip, for those pesky wrongly oriented TGA files Bicubic downsampling for mipmaps (precomputed small versions of the texture, part of the TPC format) Control texture alpha blending setting Known Issues Cannot create uncompressed animated textures. Only for converting from TGA to TPC. For TPC to TGA, use Kotor Tool, xoreos-tools, etc. Progress bar doesn't update as often as you might want. Bicubic downsample is slow. I recommend only using it for final conversions, not testing. The package size is large. This is the cost of easy cross-platform GUI support. All electron applications are large like this. You are likely to have problems trying to read TGAs from folders containing markup entities/encoded characters (like ') ============================================================ Thanks DarthParametric for inciting the creation of this tool, and doing the testing. DrMcCoy and all the contributors to xoreos, whose TPC decoding implementation provided the basis for the TPC library herein. bead-v for moral support. Submitter ndix UR Submitted 10/08/2017 Category Modding Tools  
  11. The TPC texture format contains a floating point number in its header that we refer to as 'alpha blending'. It appears to be critical when used with DXT5 compression. This tutorial will try to help you use this feature properly. What is alpha blending? Alpha blending is not a direct 'opacity' or 'transparency' factor. It is only relevant for non-environment mapped textures that contain alpha-channel image-based transparency. For example, semi-transparent signage, mostly transparent windows, ghosts, etc. The best description I can give you for what alpha blending is: TLDR: alpha blending is not object opacity. It hides any mesh behind the textured object that has opacity less than tpc alpha blending number. Set it to 0.0 when using texture alpha channel as transparency. The meshes that will be hidden include any mesh that may be using alpha channel solely for environment mapping. Let's see how this plays out in practice with some visual aids. Each figure uses a TPC encoded version of the K1 Manaan Overhaul semi-transparent texture for the Sith Embassy signage. Transparency of the sign is right around 50%. Figure 1. TPC with alphaBlending set to 1.0 With alphaBlending set to 1.0 the only thing that shows through the sign is the skybox itself. This may be some kind of depth buffer test to make sure that something always blends through, which, in the 1.0 case, leaves just the most distant mesh, the skybox. Figure 2. TPC with alphaBlending set to 0.9 This seems to be the critical shot. With alphaBlending set to 0.9, lma_wall11 is showing, while lma_wall09 is hidden. lma_wall11 is 100% opaque, 0% transparent. lma_wall09 is 85% opaque, 15% transparent. So because lma_wall11 opacity > alphaBlending, it is shown, while, for lma_wall09, opacity < alphaBlending, so it is hidden. Figure 3. TPC with alphaBlending set to 0.5 In figure 3 we can see that both lma_wall09 and lma_wall11 are showing because their opacities are both greater than 50%. Figure 4. TPC with alphaBlending set to 0.0 This looks exactly the same as figure 3. Wait, isn't that weird though? Why can't we see the other sign through the first sign? It's opacity is 50%, which is greater than 0.0... Figure 5. TPC with alphaBlending set to 0.5, reverse viewing angle Just by looking through the sign in the opposite direction, the signs in the background now are blended through. This is showing a couple things. First, it seems that alphaBlending doesn't actually control instances where the same texture is behind itself. Instead, it appears that there is some kind of directionality at play. I haven't figured out what determines the direction of blending. I investigated whether it was the faces that appear earlier or later, but that didn't necessarily seem true. Using alpha blending The game's vanilla textures use all kinds of different values from 0.0 - 1.0 here. I do not fully understand why or how they have come up with a lot of their alpha blending values. In my testing, it seems like if you have a semi-transparent object, you set this to a low value, 0.0 or 0.1, and if you have a non-transparent object, you set this to 1.0. The important thing is that you do not think of alpha blending as the transparency or opacity of the object itself. If anyone comes up with better guidelines for setting this value through scientific testing, I will be happy to update this post to reflect the improved guidance.