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MOD:TSL Twi'lek Male NPC Diversity

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TSL Twi'lek Male NPC Diversity


=TSL Twi'lek Male NPC Diversity=

A KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC II: THE SITH LORDS MODIFICATION


AUTHOR: Leilukin
FILE NAME: TSL Twi'lek Male NPC Diversity.7z
LATEST VERSION: 1.0.1
CONTACT: E-mail to leilukin@outlook.com, or message to Leilukin on Deadly Stream

 

1. DESCRIPTION:

This mod aim to diversify the appearances of Twi'lek male NPCs in KotOR 2: TSL, by giving the named Twi'lek male NPCs different looks to set them apart.

Compared to KotOR 1, Twi'lek NPCs in TSL have more variety in appearances, but some Twi'lek NPCs reuse the same looks from KotOR 1. Therefore, this mod intends to make the named Twi'lek male NPCs look unique.

The Twi'lek male NPCs affected by this mod include:

  • Harra, a Czerka officer in the Citadel Station's Residential 082 East module on Telos
  • Ahrnell, a mercenary in the Crystal Cave on Dantooine
  • Lupo Shar, owner of the swoop race gallery on Nar Shaddaa
  • Keh'Vehn, a refugee in the Refugee Quad on Nar Shaddaa

The unique appearances of these NPCs are created by utilizing the assets from Ashton Scorpius' Better Twi'lek Male Heads for K1 Enhancement Pack modder's resource, which is based on the Twi'lek NPC assets from SpaceAlex's K1 Enhancement Pack, which has been released as a modder's resource.

Ashton Scorpius' TSL Better Twi'lek Male Heads mod is not required for this mod to work, but I recommend installing Ashton's mod alongside this mod for visual consistency between the Twi'lek male NPC heads.

For the best experience with this mod, it is recommended to load a save before visiting Telos for the first time.

 

2. INSTALLATION:

Extract the TSL Twi'lek Male NPC Diversity.7z archive you downloaded to anywhere you like, as long as it is not within the KotOR 2 directory. Run Install.exe, point the installer to your KotOR 2 directory, where swkotor2.exe is located, and let the installer do its job.

I also provide upscaled head textures for the Twi'lek male NPCs as an optional installation. After installing the main part of this mod, go to the "Optional - Upscaled Textures" folder, drop the files into the Override folder in your KotOR 2 directory and overwrite files when prompted.

If you prefer the Twi'lek men's original "blubber" necks, or you choose to install Option B of Ashton Scorpius' TSL Better Twi'lek Male Heads, after installing the main part of this mod, go to the "Optional - Original Necks" folder, drop the files into the Override folder in your directory and overwrite files when prompted.

When you install this mod, a new folder named "backup" will be created by the installer in the same folder as the installer. Do not delete the folder or the file within the folder if you are planning on uninstalling this mod.

If you have installed The Sith Lords Restored Content Mod (TSLRCM), when you install my mod, you will receive a warning about the installer skipping at least the 906NAR.mod file because it already exists in your Modules folder. Do not need to worry about this warning, as it is just the way I set up the installer to ensure my mod will be installed properly if you do not use TSLRCM.

***IMPORTANT NOTE FOR STEAM USERS:***
I DO NOT recommend using the Steam Workshop if you want to use this mod. Steam Workshop is frankly a mod compatibility nightmare, and I recommend reading this post on why Steam Workshop is NOT recommended for modding KotOR 2.

 

3. UNINSTALLATION:

Go to the backup folder created when you installed this mod, cut and paste the following MOD files into the Modules folder of your KotOR 2 directory:

  • 203TEL.mod
  • 301NAR.mod
  • 302NAR.mod
  • 604DAN.mod

If there is any 2DA file (appearance.2da and/or heads.2da) present in the backup folder, cut and paste the 2DA file(s) into the Override folder in your KotOR 2 directory. Otherwise, delete the 2DA files from your Override folder.

If you want to uninstall this mod completely, delete the files with the "llk" prefix that are used by this mod from the Override folder in your KotOR 2 directory. See READ ME.txt for the list of these files to be deleted.

 

4. KNOWN ISSUES:

None currently known. If you find any bugs or problems, please let me know.

 

5. MOD COMPATIBILITY:

This mod is not compatible with any other mods that modify or change the heads of the Twi'lek male NPCs affected by this mod (see the Description section above for a full list of the NPCs).

This mod does not replace any vanilla Twi'lek textures and models, so this mod is compatible with mods that retexture or remodel vanilla Twi'leks.

This mod is compatible with The Sith Lords Restored Content Mod (TSLRCM). Make sure you install this mod after TSLRCM.

 

6. PERMISSION:

Since this mod utilizes assets from Ashton Scorpius' Better Twi'lek Male Heads for K1EP modder's resource, per Ashton's terms in the modder's resource, do not use assets from this mod without receiving Ashton's permission first.

I do not use nor support Steam Workshop, so I do not want any of my mods to be uploaded to Steam Workshop.

 

7. CREDITS:

SpaceAlex for the K1 Enhancement Pack modder's resource
Ashton Scorpius for creating the Better Twi'lek Male Heads for K1EP modder's resource and giving me the permission to use it
Cortisol for Holocron Toolset
bead-v for MDLedit
ndix UR for tpcview
Stoffe for TSLPatcher; Fair Strides for the updated version

 

 

THIS MODIFICATION IS NOT SUPPORTED BY BIOWARE/OBSIDIAN ENTERTAINMENT OR LUCASARTS OR ANY LICENSERS/SPONSORS OF THE MENTIONED COMPANIES. USE THIS FILE AT YOUR OWN RISK AND NEITHER THE ABOVE MENTIONED COMPANIES NOR THE AUTHOR IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE CAUSED TO YOUR COMPUTER FOR THE USAGE OF THIS FILE.


  • Submitter
  • Submitted
    01/24/2023
  • Category
  • TSLRCM Compatible
    Yes

 

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