Does anyone know the source of this visual effect?

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So I'm having this issue in game where some of the textures, usually metal (which I believe should look shiny) looks very glossy.  I understand that it is supposed to be shiny, but in my opinion, it looks glossy, almost as if it's wet.  I'm not sure if this is a texture issue or a shader issue (or if it's something else altogether).

Does anyone know what file is the source of this?  I'd like to tone it down a bit if possible.  If it's not possible, I'll probably try removing it from override and see how it without it.

I'm using the GOG version of TSL, if that matters.

I've attached screenshots to show an example of what I mean.  It's most noticeable on droids.




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23 hours ago, Sith Holocron said:

Mods? List all of them. I repeat. All of them. Provide links. 

It's a fairly long list.  I hope it's not too annoying to look at.

I think this is all of it, but this isn't quite the order in which I installed it.  I can't remember that exact order, It's been about a week or so since I installed it all.  Sorry about that.


TSLRCM 1.8.5

M4-78 EP 1.5

Widescreen UI fix - https://deadlystream.com/files/file/332-widescreen-ui-fix-for-knights-of-the-old-republic-2-the-sith-lords/

Coruscant Jedi Temple - https://deadlystream.com/files/file/585-coruscant-jedi-temple-by-deathdisco/

Coruscant Jedi Temple Compatibility - https://deadlystream.com/files/file/394-coruscant-jedi-temple-compatibility/

Galaxy Map FIx - https://deadlystream.com/files/file/28-tsl-galaxy-map-fix/

Galaxy Map Fix Coruscant add-on - https://deadlystream.com/files/file/778-tsl-galaxy-map-fix-coruscant-addon-new-coruscant-icon-and-planet-textures/

Realistic Skyboxes for deathdisco's Coruscant - https://deadlystream.com/files/file/1277-realistic-skybox-for-deathdiscos-coruscant/

Extended Enclave  (and it's M4-78 patch) - https://deadlystream.com/files/file/428-extended-enclave-tslrcm-add-on/

Extended Ending - https://deadlystream.com/files/file/670-extended-ending/

Azgarth N'Dul's Tomb - https://deadlystream.com/files/file/370-azgath-nduls-tomb/

Fixed Changes.ini for DI's Tomb of Azgarth - https://deadlystream.com/files/file/254-fixed-changesini-for-dis-tomb-of-azgath/

Azgarth N'Dul's Tomb Patch - https://deadlystream.com/files/file/371-azgath-nduls-tomb-patch/

High Quality Blasters - https://deadlystream.com/files/file/915-high-quality-blasters/

TSL Vibroweapons Replacement Pack Retexture - https://deadlystream.com/files/file/1285-tsl-vibroweapons-replacement-pack-retexture/

Quarterstaff Replacement Pack - https://deadlystream.com/files/file/218-quarterstaff-replacement-pack/

TSL Default Replacement Hilts Megapack - https://deadlystream.com/files/file/496-tsl-default-replacement-hilt-megapack/

SLM - https://deadlystream.com/files/file/551-schematic-lightsaber-mod-slm/

Revan's TOR Saber - https://deadlystream.com/files/file/671-revans-tor-saber/

Workbench Crystal Attunement (I merged the workbnch.dlg with SLM's using dlg editor, so it *should* be compatible now) - https://deadlystream.com/files/file/18-workbench-crystal-attunement/

Visas Marr's Lightsaber Drop - https://deadlystream.com/files/file/199-visas-marrs-lightsaber-drop/

Thorium Charge Mod - https://deadlystream.com/files/file/147-thorium-charge-mod/

Modder's Resource: Specialized Combat Suits for KotOR and TSL v1 - https://deadlystream.com/files/file/726-modders-resource-specialized-combat-suits-for-kotor-and-tsl/

Loki's Jedi Armor Mod - https://deadlystream.com/files/file/763-l0kis-jedi-armor-mod-extra-suits-add-on/

Jedi Journeyman Robes - https://deadlystream.com/files/file/1511-jedi-journeyman-robes-luke-rotj-outfit/

Movie Style Jedi Master Robes - https://deadlystream.com/files/file/64-movie-style-jedi-master-robes/

Exile's Grey Jedi Robe - https://deadlystream.com/files/file/714-exiles-jedi-robe/

TSL Prequel Robe Replacement - https://deadlystream.com/files/file/413-tsl-prequel-robe-replacement/

Revan's Robes with Model/Animation Fixes for KotOR 2 - https://deadlystream.com/files/file/976-revans-robes-with-modelanimation-fixes-for-kotor-2/

Dxun Holocron - https://deadlystream.com/files/file/1423-dxun-holocron/

Train the Handmaiden - https://deadlystream.com/files/file/1176-train-the-handmaiden/

My Dantooine Statue - https://deadlystream.com/files/file/136-my-dantooine-statue/

Enhanced Lightning Sith Edition - https://deadlystream.com/files/file/326-enhanced-lightning-sith-edition/

Feat Progession for TSL - https://deadlystream.com/files/file/731-feat-progression-for-tsl/

Ultimate Sound Mod - https://deadlystream.com/files/file/293-shems-ultimate-sound-mod-for-tsl-and-kotor/

Realistic Visual Effects - https://deadlystream.com/files/file/735-realistic-visual-effects/

My Realistic Improved Effects Retexture Mod - https://deadlystream.com/files/file/513-my-realistic-improved-effect-retexture-mod/

High Res Beam Effects - https://deadlystream.com/files/file/221-hi-res-beam-effects/

Fixed Hologram Models and Admiralty Mod - https://deadlystream.com/files/file/1201-fixed-hologram-models-and-admiralty-redux-for-tslrcm/

TOR Ports: KOTOR Comic Republic Uniforms Admiralty Patch - https://deadlystream.com/files/file/1348-tor-ports-kotor-comic-republic-uniforms-admiralty-patch/

A Darker Peragus - https://deadlystream.com/files/file/32-a-darker-peragus/

A Darker Peragus Redux - https://deadlystream.com/files/file/722-a-darker-peragus-redux/

Very Animated Screens and Panels for M4-78 - https://deadlystream.com/files/file/1503-very-animated-screens-and-panels-for-m4-78/

TSL Animated Computer Panel - https://deadlystream.com/files/file/1385-tsl-animated-computer-panel/

Coruscant Scene No Overlay - https://deadlystream.com/files/file/396-coruscant-scene-no-overlay/

Hi Resolution Skin for Ebon Hawk - https://deadlystream.com/files/file/202-hi-resolution-skin-for-ebon-hawk-tsl/

KOTOR 2 Animated Ebon Hawk Monitors - https://deadlystream.com/files/file/848-kotor2-animated-ebon-hawk-monitors-not-including-galaxy-map/

M4-78 Fog Fix - https://deadlystream.com/files/file/1462-m4-78-fog-fix/

Side-opening Doors on Malachor - https://deadlystream.com/files/file/593-side-opening-doors-on-malachor/

Protocol Droids by Vurt - https://deadlystream.com/files/file/189-protocol-droids-by-vurt/

K2 Exterior Textures, Part 1 - https://deadlystream.com/files/file/187-k2-exterior-textures-part-1/

K2 Exterior Textures, Part 2 - https://deadlystream.com/files/file/188-k2-exterior-textures-part-2/

Grass and Foliage Reimplanted - https://deadlystream.com/files/file/1486-grass-and-foliage-reimplanted/

More Vibrant Skies - https://deadlystream.com/files/file/156-more-vibrant-skies/

TSL Origins: Telos Overhaul- https://deadlystream.com/files/file/759-tsl-origins-telos-overhaul/

TSL Origins: The Harbinger Overhaul- https://deadlystream.com/files/file/897-tsl-origins-harbinger-overhaul/

HK Droids SWTOR Style - https://www.nexusmods.com/kotor2/mods/52/?

TOR HK Skin Pack - https://deadlystream.com/files/file/573-tor-hk-skin-pack/

4k Atton - https://deadlystream.com/files/file/441-4k-atton/

HD 2K Visas - https://deadlystream.com/files/file/519-darth-sapiens-presents-hd-2k-visas-marr/

HD 2k T3-M4 - https://deadlystream.com/files/file/514-darth-sapiens-presents-t3m4-hd-2k/

HD Darth Nihilus - https://deadlystream.com/files/file/367-darth-sapiens-presents-hd-darth-nihilus/

Darth Nihilus Animation Fix - https://deadlystream.com/files/file/73-darth-nihilus-animation-fix/

HD 2k Darth Sion - https://deadlystream.com/files/file/367-darth-sapiens-presents-hd-darth-nihilus/

HD Mandalore - https://deadlystream.com/files/file/319-darth-sapiens-mandalore-hd-reskin/

Different Handmaiden Appearance - https://deadlystream.com/files/file/837-different-handmaiden-appearance/

JC's Handmaiden Sisters - https://deadlystream.com/files/file/810-jcs-handmaiden-sisters/

My own retexture for Kreia - (there is no link, as I've not uploaded it, but the files are P_KreiaA.tga and P_KreiaH.tga)

Sith Stalker Armor - https://deadlystream.com/files/file/155-sith-stalker-armor/

Proper Sith Assassins - https://deadlystream.com/files/file/155-sith-stalker-armor/



PS.  I'm still looking for a good Mira texture mod, so if you know a good one, I'm open to suggestions.

Thanks for responding.  Even if you can't figure out the source of the issue, I appreciate your response.

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I'll look over your lengthy list in a minute.  But first, which part or parts of your game set up is - in your opinion - overly shiny?  This may help narrow down the sources of the issue, which can't be gleaned form only two screenshots of the same area, same character, and even the same angle.

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17 hours ago, Sith Holocron said:

I'll look over your lengthy list in a minute.  But first, which part or parts of your game set up is - in your opinion - overly shiny?  This may help narrow down the sources of the issue, which can't be gleaned form only two screenshots of the same area, same character, and even the same angle.

I didn't get any prior screenshots; I was trying my best to ignore it while I was still on Peragus.  I did notice it on the Paragus mining droids (both types, but it was more apparent on the larger droids), as well as few places on the floor/walls of the Harbinger.  I can also see it in some areas of Telos (Citadel Station) on the floors/walls, but it's less noticeable.  I was thinking it was Metallic surfaces, but it doesn't seem to affect all of them.  T3-M4 looks fine, HK-50 looks fine, Kreia's lightsaber looked fine, and parts of walls/floors look fine.


16 hours ago, DarthParametric said:

Search for CM_Baremetal.tga/.txi/.tpc in your Override folder. Delete them.

I didn't have CM_Baremetal.tpc, but the other two were present.  I removed them from Override, and it seems to have reduced the shine/glossy effect a good bit.  It's must less obnoxious now.  Thanks!

I am still curious what mod was causing the issue, or if it was perhaps a hardware issue (I heard that certain graphics cards can cause some textures to be transparent.  Maybe this was something similar).  Either way, I'm glad this helped.


Thanks, guys.

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