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MOD:NPC Alignment Fix

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NPC Alignment Fix


This modification alters the alignment of various npcs to match their allegiance and characteristics, since in vanilla KotOR BioWare left everything neutrally aligned with few exceptions. Through this, "vs. alignment group" properties now have more opportunities to take effect as they should.

Unlike in the sequel, here's no Force Sight so I didn't get too fancy - it's mostly just set values all across the board to ensure everyone is firmly sitting in their respective sides. No longer will the game regard Darth Bandon as this misunderstood Grey individual, but instead as the smug good-for-nothing slimebag we all know him to be.

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What will this change, really?

It will mainly spice things up in terms of combat, the Solari crystal will work fully against every Dark Jedi (and more) you come across. Of course they now have a reduced fp cost so it more or less balances itself out.

What if I'm Dark-Sided?

The Mantle of the Force crystal can remove your lightsaber's light-side restrictions. Also don't forget, mods that add items with bonuses versus alignments will benefit from these changes too, so you don't need to limit yourself only to what exists in the base game!

Compatibility...

As long as you install this mod last there really shouldn't be any issues other than different mods hard overwriting my changes, in which case they will take no effect, but nothing too serious. Due to the number of files this mod entails, it is very likely that any other mods that edit .utc files via override will coincide with the ones my modification references.

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Credits:

Fred Tetra for Kotor Tool.

stoffe for TSLPatcher and ERFEdit, updated by Fair Strides.

The Deadlystream community for being an all-around helpful bunch.


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    04/05/2021
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Hello, @TK-664!

I commend you for this nice little modification of yours. I feel like it is a really good addition to the game and a must-have.

A suggestion for your next version: wouldn't it be good to extend this to the Party Members as well? Those that are going to fight or may end up fighting against the Protagonist: Dark Bastila, Jolee, Zaalbar and Juhani.

There would be also some Taris NPC (Selven, the Assassin comes first to mind but also the Dark Jedi at the Sith Base) but I guess you have intentionally left them out because the Protagonist has not yet acquired a Jedi class there yet.

Cheers!

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Hey, thanks for the feedback!

I considered Taris first things first but then I didn't do it for the reason you mentioned, of course it occured to me afterwards that you might use mods like "Jedi from the start" and KSE but at that point I was pretty much done with it. This mod was quite literally a handful because I had to check everything by hand and make sure there were no typos, misplacings and other sorts of issues so I kinda forgot Taris in the end 😛

I do intend on going back and including it if for no other reason than the Hidden Beks being a much needed "vs. Light Side" opportunity since they're so scarce. Not that it would make a difference for most players though. There's also some utcs still missing and others that don't need to be included (cutscenes, cut content), I tried to be as thorough as I could but those aren't immediatly obvious to spot.

About the party members, they're accounted for in vanilla except for Bastila at the Star Forge which I ignored on purpose because she's so easy to beat already.

 

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