ArrenKae123

Lack of Head Skins

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I was wondering, I been seeing a lot of people have really amazing TSL/KOTOR mods on this amazing site, but sadly I haven't found many mods that offer more heads. I was wondering if there's someone who makes head for swkotor 1&2.

 

I have seen some of the mods like:

 

Dark Harbinger

Wound in the Force

 

I think these mods are great additions for the game and for a guy who has beaten Kotor 2 56+ times. I always like playing as a different face. It gives me a clean surface to build an unique character.

 

I would be willing to work on heads myself, if someone would help me understand how to make them and easily start modding them. I think I would work to add some heads to the Download Area.

 

Thanks for anyone, who comments on this forum.

 

P.s. I am also sorry if this is the wrong forum to post this on, just haven't really seen a forum for ideas.

 

P.s.s. Oh by the way, what's with the lack of Santa Claus robes and stuff xD. I think that would be really cool for the holiday.

 

Sincerely,

ArrenKae123

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I was wondering, I been seeing a lot of people have really amazing TSL/KOTOR mods on this amazing site, but sadly I haven't found many mods that offer more heads.

I think there are a fair few head mods floating around. The only problem is where to find them. A lot of the the older ones are not hosted on DS. You can try looking over at Nexus Mods for starters:

 

https://www.nexusmods.com/kotor

 

https://www.nexusmods.com/kotor2

 

I would be willing to work on heads myself, if someone would help me understand how to make them and easily start modding them.

At its most basic, you'd be looking at simple texture mods. You'll want to start with how to find and extract game content, using KOTORTool, etc. You can check these out for an introductory modding overview:

 

http://deadlystream.com/forum/topic/3152-basic-modding-tutorials/

 

https://web.archive.org/web/20121204061235/http://www.lucasforums.com/showthread.php?t=143421

 

Actually creating a new face texture itself is not something KOTOR-specific, so you can search Google for generic guides on that sort of thing.

 

Oh by the way, what's with the lack of Santa Claus robes and stuff xD. I think that would be really cool for the holiday.

https://www.nexusmods.com/kotor/mods/1032

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Darth Parametric,

 


At its most basic, you'd be looking at simple texture mods. You'll want to start with how to find and extract game content, using KOTORTool, etc. You can check these out for an introductory modding overview:

http://deadlystream.com/forum/topic/3152-basic-modding-tutorials/

https://web.archive.org/web/20121204061235/http://www.lucasforums.com/showthread.php?t=143421

Actually creating a new face texture itself is not something KOTOR-specific, so you can search Google for generic guides on that sort of thing.
 

 

You've got me totally interested in this. Any help would really be appreciated. Also, how do I get the KOTOR TOOL to path to KOTOR 2 Directory. I seem to have problems with that.

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KTool predates the existence of the GOG and Steam versions, so it only looks for the registry keys set by the CD version of the game. You can add the information it needs to the registry by creating a REG file pointing to your game's install location. For example, for a typical Steam location you would use something like:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\BioWare\SW\KOTOR]
"Path"="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Steam\\steamapps\\common\\swkotor"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\LucasArts\KotOR2]
"Path"="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Steam\\steamapps\\common\\Knights of the Old Republic II"
Copy and paste that into a text file.

 

This assumes you have a 64 bit version of Windows. If you happen to still be running a 32 bit version of Windows, "Program Files (x86)" would just be "Program Files" and "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node" would just be "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE". Change the drive and folder location to match your install location, making sure to keep the double slashes.

 

Once you have made the appropriate edits, save the file and change the TXT file extension to REG. Then double click the file and answer yes when it asks if you want to add the information to the registry. After that, KTool should find the games.

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Change the drive and folder location to match your install location, making sure to keep the double slashes.

Once you have made the appropriate edits, save the file and change the TXT file extension to REG. Then double click the file and answer yes when it asks if you want to add the information to the registry. After that, KTool should find the games.

Can you make the end of that a little simpler?

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Not really. It would be easier for you to just post the location of your game installs, along with what version of Windows you have (32bit or 64bit), and I'll just make you the REG file.

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Not really. It would be easier for you to just post the location of your game installs, along with what version of Windows you have (32bit or 64bit), and I'll just make you the REG file.

It is through the normal steam directory. And 64-bit.

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I assume you mean C:\Program Files (x86)\. In that case download and extract the attached Zip, then double click on the extracted REG file, clicking on Yes when asked.

 

attachicon.gifKOTOR_Original_Registry_Keys.zip

Thanks, is there any way to see these heads in 3d instead of 2d?

 

Also, do we have a TPC to TGA converter? The one on the page that recommend doesn't work.

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is there any way to see these heads in 3d instead of 2d?

You'd have to extract, convert, and load the models into a 3D package. That's not something that can be covered with a quick explanation. You'll have to go look at some of the mod tutorials that cover that.

 

Also, do we have a TPC to TGA converter?

KOTORTool will individually convert TPCs to TGAs. Someone (maybe tk102?) made a commandline batch converter, although I can't find a link for it at the moment.

 

However there is also a commandline converter as part of the Xoreos Tools:

 

https://github.com/xoreos/xoreos-tools/releases/download/v0.0.4/xoreos-tools-0.0.4-win64.zip

 

https://github.com/xoreos/xoreos-tools/releases for other versions.

 

You can use a batch file to mass convert TPCs. Put the TPCs in the same directory as the tools, then extract the BAT from this Zip:

 

Batch_Convert_TPC.zip

 

into the same folder. Double click the BAT file and it should convert all the TPC files it finds.

 

The batch command, for those interested:

 

@echo off
for %%F in (*.tpc) do xoreostex2tga --tpc %%~nF.tpc %%~nF.tga
pause

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There are some head mods out there.
This one for TSL
http://deadlystream.com/forum/files/file/490-ror-playable-humans-for-tsl/

I browsed through the 93 K1 modpages on nexus earlier this week, and saw some cool stuff.
If I find the links again, i'll edit this post

EDIT: here are some I found. (I was mostly looking for females, so didnt really save retextures with males)

Lashowe as pc
https://old.nexusmods.com/kotor/mods/357/?

Playable Rattataki (1.1)
https://old.nexusmods.com/kotor/mods/457/?

Playable Echani PCs
https://old.nexusmods.com/kotor/mods/454

Shasha
https://old.nexusmods.com/kotor/mods/899/?

 

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There are some head mods out there.

This one for TSL

http://deadlystream.com/forum/files/file/490-ror-playable-humans-for-tsl/

 

I browsed through the 93 K1 modpages on nexus earlier this week, and saw some cool stuff.

If I find the links again, i'll edit this post

 

EDIT: here are some I found. (I was mostly looking for females, so didnt really save retextures with males)

 

Lashowe as pc

https://old.nexusmods.com/kotor/mods/357/?

 

Playable Rattataki (1.1)

https://old.nexusmods.com/kotor/mods/457/?

 

Playable Echani PCs

https://old.nexusmods.com/kotor/mods/454

Shasha

https://old.nexusmods.com/kotor/mods/899/?

 

 

I really like the Sasha one! Thank you, I seen most of those before. I was wondering if there were any higher-quality heads. The two I mention, my eyes lighted up when I first saw them. 

But again, you looking up the heads, I really appreciate that.

 

And to be honest, I look for the female heads too. For Kotor 2, heads seem to be harder to find. Unless you wanna play as a NPC, someone people never wanted to play as. My immersion breaks when I play as someone in the game. Like when you find out there's another guy like you and he's named Azkul.  :question:

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Then RoR Playable Humans is what you're gonna enjoy. The heads are based on the models from vanilla, but textures and creativity in using models do their job so that heads don't look like NPC duplicates and every of them is great.

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Then RoR Playable Humans is what you're gonna enjoy. The heads are based on the models from vanilla, but textures and creativity in using models do their job so that heads don't look like NPC duplicates and every of them is great.

That is definitely true. I have looked at these many times. I would play some of the heads. Would make me enjoy my decision in the game again.  

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I'm new to modding . I just started today lol but I kinda know photoshop   so I will have a head probably after this weekend. sometimes monday ..... it's going to be a enhanced vanilla face though so it might not be what your looking 4 .. I also  think there a lack of faces  even though males have the most...  female  head  are few .. so I'm planning on trying to add a scar  as well as enhancing the character face..

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late reply i know but i can't help but feel the same way there really is a lack a player head skins.....thing is i really like all of the default heads in game but some times i like one heads face but another's hair/facial hair....could some possibly do multiple alternate head skins for each head but with a hair or facial style from another already existing head?

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