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KotOR Savegame Editor is a Perl/Tk application used in the editing of
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic savegame files.

 

The following fields are currently editable:
- Savegame name
- Player name
- NPC Name
- Appearance (player and party)
- Portrait (player and party)
- Attributes
- Skill Ranks
- Equipment (player and party)***
- Feats (add/remove)**
- Powers (add/remove)**
- Cheats Used flag
- Hit Points (current and max*)
- Force Points (current and max*)
- Experience Points (player and party)
- Good/Evil rating
- Credits
- Time played
- Class (see notes below)**
- Levels
- Current Party
- NPCs
- Global Booleans
- Global Numerics
- Gender
- Min1HP
- Inventory**
- Influence (TSL only)
- Chemicals (TSL only)
- Components (TSL only)
- Quests

 

*=Note: Max Hit Points and Max Force Points, while editable appear to be calculated
at the time the savegame is loaded. Therefore while these fields are editable, the
game will change the values back to what it calculates as correct. It is therefore
better to change your Wis/Cha and Con to affect your MFP and MHP.

 

** Not supported on Xbox Saves, will cause "Damaged Savegame" message.

 

*** See special section for detailed instructions

 

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Credits
-----------------
tk102 for originally creating the KSE.
Pazuzu156 for reporting the issue with the Cloud saves, as well as helping fix it and setting up a mirror for and creating the auto-updater. :D
Chev Chelios for much discussion of how Steam worked, as well as creating the INI-Generation tool, KPF. :D
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Before Using KSE
-----------------

 


Before using KSE, it recommended that you make a backup of your 'saves'
directory, just in case.

 

For KotOR1, it is also recommended that you download the KSE Fixed Cutscene Files
and place them into your override folder.

 

Available at www.starwarsknights.com/tools.php,
a direct link is www.starwarsknights.com/mtools/kse_cutscene_fixed.zip

 

An alternate link:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/9h9872u2q6du2dq/kse_cutscene_fixed.zip

 

If there is a problem with the updater, please PM Pazuzu156 at this link:
http://deadlystream.com/forum/user/13604-pazuzu156/


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Intro to KSE
---------------

 


KSE is a stand-alone executable that can be located anywhere on your
hard drive. Upon launch, it attempts to locate the KotOR and TSL installation
directories based upon its registry entry. If an installation directory is
not located in this manner, a BrowseForFolder dialog is displayed and KSE will
look for the presence of swkotor.exe (for KotOR1) or swkotor2.exe (for KotOR2)
in that directory. Savegames are assumed to be in a folder called 'saves' under
the installation directory. Each savegame file ('savegame.sav') is assumed to
be in its own subfolder along with 'partytable.res', 'savenfo.res', and
'GLOBALVARS.res' files. These assumptions are all based upon a normal
installation, so if you haven't moved files around you're fine.


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Using KSE
-------------

 


Upon detection of the above folder/files, KSE will layout each savegame in
a treeview window. Click on the [+] and [-] buttons to open/close. When
selecting a savegame for the first time, there is a couple seconds of
delay as the file information is loaded into memory, so don't panic.
Highlighting different items in the treeview will bring up editing options
in the pane to the right of the treeview window.

 

In the editing pane, there are will usually be two buttons at the
bottom labeled as 'Apply' and 'Commit Changes'. The Apply button will
update the treeview and apply changes in memory. Commit Changes will
write the changes in memory to the actual files. Most changes require the
savegame.sav file to be re-written which takes a little while. You will
receive a message indicating success in editing the savegame. Note: you don't
have to Commit Changes until you're done Applying changes to memory; however,
if you are editing multiple savegames, you will need to Commit Changes for
each savegame.

 

Feats and powers have a different appearance in the editing pane. If
the 'Feats' group or 'Force Powers' group is selected, the editing pane
will contain a listbox of all available Feats or Powers to choose from.
Instead of an Apply button, there is an 'Add Feat' or 'Add Power' button.
If you already have the feat/power, this button does nothing. If not, the
treeview will be updated and the changes will be Applied to memory.

 

If a particular feat/power is selected from the treeview, you will have the
option to Remove it using the editing pane. There's no need to edit
feats/powers -- you have to Remove the old one and Add the new one.

 

 


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Override Folder: Subdirectories NOT supported
---------------------------------------------

 


Although TSL supports subdirectories in the Override folder, KSE does not. Too often,
there are two or more files that are named the same and KSE would have to make some
arbritrary decision as to which one to use. Inevitably this will generate bug reports
because the end-user expected the other file to be used by KSE. So to save us both that
grief, if you wish to add custom items to your inventory or use some custom 2da file,
you will need to make sure that you copy those custom files into your override root folder,
perform your KSE edits, then remove them. (Note that KotOR also does not recognize
subdirectories.)


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Notes About Feats and Powers
-----------------------------

 


As of version 1.0.2, a checkbox has been added which allows you to turn on and
off the 'extra' feats and powers that aren't normally accessible during level
ups. These are for experimentation and modding purposes. Please don't email me
if you crash the game after adding one of these weird feats/powers. However, if
you discover a use for one, please post your finding to an appropriate forum so
others may learn from your tweaking.


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Reminder: No Safety Net!
-------------------------

 


It should be noted that there isn't much in the way of safety nets built
into this program. You can attempt for example to specify a negative
number of experience points or apply other crazy settings which KotOR may
or may not understand. I guess that's half the fun, but consider yourself
warned. If you're really attached to your savegame, MAKE A BACKUP FIRST.


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Notes regarding Class-changing/Adding/Removing
-----------------------------------------------

 


As of version 0.4.0a, KSE provides the ability to change a character class. This
makes for very interesting possiblities, including playing as a Droid or as a
non-Jedi class combination. It also allows the player to change their initial
class into a Jedi class. There are a couple things to consider when changing
classes:

 

- In TSL, don't choose the "Bounty Hunter (CUT!)" class unless you're
asking for trouble

 

- Do not make a multi-classed character the same class in both classes.
KotOR doesn't seem to like that.

 

- Before changing your class into a droid, you may want to unequip all
items first. I've had the game hang during loading when I didn't do this.

 

- The droid classes grant you Feats like Logic Upgrade but you won't see
the icon for them in your Feats screen. Also, KotOR doesn't let you equip droid
armor/weapons/implants. That's too bad. 😞

 

- (For KotOR1) If you make your early single-class character a Jedi class, you'll
probably also want to grant him/her the Feat: Force Sensitive to give you an
extra 40 points, otherwise you won't be able to do much in the way of force
powers until you level up. Also, you won't be able to get any Force Points
until you level up once.

 

As of version 1.3.0, KSE allows you to add and remove classes to your PC and
NPCs. It is known that the games won't recognize more than 2
classes. I wouldn't recommend removing all
your classes either. Then you'd just be a couch potato and you don't need a
game for that. 🙂

 

 


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Notes regarding changing levels
--------------------------------

 


As of version 1.0.5, you now have the ability to directly change your PC and NPC
class levels. Adding additional levels will affect your Hit Points and your Max
Hit Points and maybe some other secondary attributes. The amount of experience
points needed to further level up will also increase accordingly. You can level
up past level cap (20 for KotOR, 50 for TSL), though it doesn't do much in terms of gameplay.

 

Leveling down will subtract previously gained powers/feats/skills and maybe
attributes that you received from leveling up. The game stores all the
information about what level you were when you gained your abilities. So if you
level down, it forgets you had those abilities.

 

For the normal player, I can't think of much use for changing your level. For
modders, changing levels may hold more importance.


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Notes about changing equipment
-------------------------------

 


As of version 3.3.5, you can change the equipment that the Player or Party Members
are currently wearing. This does have a few sticky spots that you might want to be
aware of, such as:

 

- The character must be able to equip the item in the first place, otherwise the
game unequips it on loading.*
- As a follow-up, the same applies to equipping weapons. IE: don't equip a two-handed
weapon and a one-handed in the same set-up.
- To equip an item on an NPC, you will first have to change a piece of their data,
such as an attribute.** This is due to an unknown bug to be fixed in the next version.
- I have not tested how the game likes having a ranged and melee weapon set-up, but I
wouldn't hold my breath.

 

*; The one exception found during testing was in equipping a droid piece on the head... :?
**: This doesn't mean you have to make the attribute higher or lower, just hitting apply\
on the current value works.


===============
Known Bugs
===============
No saves found (You have Steam KotOR 2 and use cloud saves)
-----------------------------------------------------------
Go to your KotOR 2 folder and make a folder called "saves".
Inventory Hiccup
------------------
If an item is added to your inventory and it has the same Tag as another item, KSE
will generate an error.

 

Getting Stuck During Vision Sequence (KotOR1)
----------------------------------------------
Symptom: After leaving the Endar Spire or Leaving Taris, you run into a sequence
where you should be seeing a "dream" cutscene but instead you're locked up in a
room with a "CutStart" object that doesn't do anything.

 

Cause: You have NOT placed the modified .dlg files into your override directory
and you have changed your character to a Jedi/Minion/Droid class or you have
changed your Gender to something other than Male or Female.

 

Fix: Download the KSE Fixed Cutscene Files (available from http://www.pcgamemods.com/8800 )
and place the .dlg files into your Override folder.
==============================================

 

After changing appearance to look like (an NPC), the real NPC has no head!
---------------------------------------------------------------
Symptom: You change appearance to look like one of your party NPCs and all is well
until you attempt to enter a new area with that NPC. Then the NPC loses its head!

 

Cause: SW:KotOR doesn't like two unique characters appearing together.

 

Fix: From T7Nowhere's post on Holowan Labs--

 


I know how to fix the head problem, but it will take a bit of work.

 

The thing about it. Bioware set it up so that you can't encounter an npc with your
head, so in appearance.2da there is a normalhead and backup head columns.

 

SO in order for and npc not to loose there head that npc would need an backup head.
As Juhani is a unique npc she doen not have a backup and when you transition from
one area to another the game checks appearance.2da(I suspect) and sinse your
character comes first the game will give you juhani's head and she looses hers.

 

There is a way to remedy this and it is simple open up appearance.2da with KT (if
you have that file in override then open that appeance.2da) go to row 8 which is
Party_NPC_Juhani and scroll ove until you see columns "normalhead" & "backuphead"
and simple type 5 in the backuphead column save the file back to override. And now
you and Juhani can be twins. if you would like juhani to have a different head when
you take hers then simply open heads.2da to find an appropriate female head (or
male. what ever make you happy) and type that number in the backuphead column and
save appearance to override.

 

Don't worry this is very simple to do.

 

 

 

- tk102


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Equipment Section
------------------
Due to an unknown bug, the Equipment branch might become unusable.

 

The only fix is to restart KSE.
==================
Please report bugs to zxcvbnm6012@yahoo.com

 

11/7/13 - In addition, please report bugs to tristongoucher@gmail.com Thank you. - Fair Strides.


 

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hello im having  a problem with kse in that when ever i launch it it tell me to direct it to where i have my kotor directory and i have both games on steam (my system is 64bit). Everytime i point to either swKotor or Knights of the old republic II in the steam/steamappss/common folder it just crashes. I would appreciate it if you could give me some advise in to what i am doing wrong. the kse log just shows 8/2/2015--1:11:24= KSE startup v3.3.6 and thats it. thank you.

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Have you tried restarting your system after you did the Registry edits?

 

And can you tell me the path that you're giving KSE for each game?

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C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\swkotor\

 

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Knights of the Old Republic II\

 

and no i havent restarted yet  ill do that right now.

 

 

edit: omg thank you i just needed to restart i feel like facepalming sorry if i came off a little mean, was just really fustrated. Thank you for your help.

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hello im having  a problem with kse in that when ever i launch it it tell me to direct it to where i have my kotor directory and i have both games on steam (my system is 64bit). Everytime i point to either swKotor or Knights of the old republic II in the steam/steamappss/common folder it just crashes. I would appreciate it if you could give me some advise in to what i am doing wrong. the kse log just shows 8/2/2015--1:11:24= KSE startup v3.3.6 and thats it. thank you.

 

Hi im having the same problem but sadly adding the registry keys haven't fixed the problem (i added the keys to both HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node) for KOTOR 2.

I don't have KOTOR 1 installed.

The editor only asks for the KOTOR folder but then it throws an error and quits.

My path is: K:\Steam\steamapps\common\Knights of the Old Republic II

 

I have restarted several times since the registry editing and the KOTOR Tool ist working.

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Hi im having the same problem but sadly adding the registry keys haven't fixed the problem (i added the keys to both HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node) for KOTOR 2.

I don't have KOTOR 1 installed.

The editor only asks for the KOTOR folder but then it throws an error and quits.

My path is: K:\Steam\steamapps\common\Knights of the Old Republic II

 

I have restarted several times since the registry editing and the KOTOR Tool ist working.

KotOR Tool is a different beast entirely, but if you're referring to KotOR 1, then try just sending it to your KotOR 2 install.

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The note about Kotor Tool was only for reference but I got it working

 

KSE won't start unless I have a registry entry for KOTOR 1

Regardless if i have KOTOR 1 installed or not

 

Thanks for the tip with referring to KotOR 1 ^^

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So I have made sure my save files are in the root directory for Kotor.

I have made sure everything is run in Administrator (not that it should matter, I am the sole user of this computer and am set as Admin, but I made absolutly sure it was run as admin anyways).

I've even made sure the registry things are all correct.

There is a weird thing where I have a directory called "bioware" and one called "BioWare Corp", so I'm not sure about that, but the first one does have the correct path. I double checked.

I've restarted my computer, and still I can not get KSE to see any saves.

It terminates telling me that there are no saves in place.

I tried to double click on one of the .bat files but all that happened was a window opened and closed so quickly that all I could do was see that there was flicker on my screen.

I've tried all of them, and none of them work.

In the comandprompt window I get a message: " 'KPF.exe' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file."

I have no idea what this means, nor do I see a KPF.exe file anywhere, so I am completely baffled.

I would love to use this program, but at this point, I'm feeling like I just won't be able to make it work.

Does anyone have any idea of what I can do?

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You can re-download KSE, extract everything from the 7z archive, and try running KSE again.
 

This should give you a KPF.exe in the folder where KSE now is, and it should generate a KSE.ini file with the following format:

 

[installed]
K1_Installed=1
K2_Installed=1
TJM_Installed=0

[Paths]
Steam_Path=
K1_Path=C:\Program Files\LucasArts\SWKotOR
K2_Path=C:\Program Files\LucasArts\SWKotOR2 - SG
K2_SavePath=C:\Program Files\LucasArts\SWKotOR2 - SG\saves
K2_SavePathCloud=
TJM_Path=undef

[Options]
Use_K2_Cloud=0

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I cannot even open the application. I have re downloaded it and tried again and still have the same problem. I get the error "The application was unable to start correctly (Oxc0000142). CLick OK to close the application".

 

I am not very tech savy so any help would be appriciated. I am using the original disk if that is any help.

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Okay, if you haven't already, I recommend downloading and installing this:

 

http://www.7-zip.org/a/7z1512.exe

 

After that's installed, you would go to where you downloaded this program and right-click the download. You should see an option called "7-zip" with an arrow pointing off to the right; another section will appear when you go to that option. You will want to select "Extract Files..." and then click "Ok" in the next window.

 

You should then have a folder near the download's file. You would go into there and double-click the kse_337a.exe file.

 

If any of the above doesn't work, then I would recommend listing every file in the folder for me, please.

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Try following the instructions in the KPF_Readme.txt to run the proper .bat file. See if the issue appears then.

 

If it does, I'll help you bypass the need to run that program. If it does not the issue would be with the KSE_337.exe and I will then endeavour to help you more.

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In that case, I'll sum it up:

Run the "-2ini -pdisc.bat" if you have and use a disc version of either game. If the disc version isn't found, it'll default to the Steam version (for example, disc version of KotOR 1 and Steam version of KotOR 2 would be done if you didn't have the disc version of KotOR 2).

 

Otherwise, run "-2ini.bat".

 

Then try to run KSE (since you should now have a kse.ini file)

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In that case, on the KSE download page, look on the right side for previous versions. When you mouse over the 3.3.5 version, you should have one icon/image appear that looks sort of like a download icon. Click that, and you should download the 3.3.5 version of KSE.

 

Perhaps that one will help you out. (The later versions were just the .ini file and trying to cooperate with Steam's cloud saves for KotOR 2...)

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Just registered to give this info.

 

I couldn't get it to start until I added the saves folder inside my KOTOR2 directory (which wasnt added with my clean Steam install), even though the ini pointed out that it was going to use cloudsaves.

 

Maybe need to update the tool to not check for that directory if cloudsaves are active?

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Hey. I was wondering what I could do. I am using the Steam version of TSL and when I try to use the KSE, I can't get past the PathFinder screen with the "export" options on the bottom. My OS is Windows 10. Am I doing something wrong? Or should I use an older version of this tool? None of the buttons seem to respond.

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Hey. I was wondering what I could do. I am using the Steam version of TSL and when I try to use the KSE, I can't get past the PathFinder screen with the "export" options on the bottom. My OS is Windows 10. Am I doing something wrong? Or should I use an older version of this tool? None of the buttons seem to respond.

If you have a KSE.ini file, please paste the contents here. Also, do you have a saves folder in your KotOR 2 folder?

 

If you still have issues, try this:

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Hey there, new here. I've been trying to download this file for a while now and I keep getting an error and asked to contact administration. No idea what would cause it.
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https://gyazo.com/07474d7e9c5ffee292ecf0aa28423fde

That's what the page looks like after I hit download. Oh. It has a rather large preview thing. I wouldn't know how to turn that off, it's suppose to just be a link.

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