5 Essential KOTOR Mods

Recent news of SWTOR going free-to-play may have you thinking back on the spiritual predecessor of the MMORPG: Knights of the Old Republic. Maybe you’re a veteran of the series who has played through KOTOR multiple times, or maybe you’re buying it now to get some context for SWTOR. Whatever the case, you’ll want to play with mods.

So for anyone intent on playing KOTOR, we’ve assembled this list of five essential mods that will enhance your experience. Note that this isn’t strictly a list of the best mods, but rather the mods that you shouldn’t do without.

5. Brotherhood of Shadow: Solomon’s Revenge

This mod is essentially a fan-made expansion pack, boasting an epic storyline which encompasses new quests, new party members, new fully voiced characters, new items, and new areas, adding hours of additional gameplay to KOTOR. It even includes custom-modeled areas in addition to reskins of existing location models, and has been executed, overall, with a high level of polish.

4. Bastila Romance Enhancement

I don’t know how prudish the developers thought we are, but the whole fade to black before even seeing characters kiss is a degree of unnecessary censorship that can only be explained as a cop-out to avoid animating a kissing scene. Here’s a mod that actually shows some kissing during Bastila’s romance scene, and it includes a vital fix to a bug that could prevent the romance path from progressing entirely after the scene.

3. K1 Force Pack (2.0)

This mod adds 18 distinct Force powers to the game, available during character level-up. Seven of these are lightsaber forms, and the rest are regular powers, with 4 Light Side powers, 4 Universal powers, and 3 Dark Side powers.

As the mod effectively doubles the total number of selectable Force powers, the author vastly increased the number of powers that can be chosen each level-up to allow players to make use of the new powers. Some balance tweaks are included as well, such as slightly increased opponent difficulty and the elimination of cross-class skill penalties.

2. Enhanced Merchants for K1

Here’s a mod that makes merchants more useful. 90% of all the merchants you see will carry both a greater quantity of items in general, as well as a greater amount of useful items. A veteran KOTOR player can easily rack up more credits than he can spend — this mod seeks to fix that.

1. Super Skip Taris

Fed up of having to go through the Taris sequence every time you replay KOTOR? This mod allows you to skip Endar Spire, skip Taris while taking the Light Side options, skip Taris while taking the Dark Side options, all without sacrificing what you would normally lose by skipping the content. That means you receive all the items you would have otherwise received, all party members, Dark Side or Light Side points, experience points, and credits.

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8 Comments on 5 Essential KOTOR Mods

Peggle20

On August 1, 2012 at 3:37 pm

Don’t forget the widescreen mod if you want to play at modern resolutions.

alex

On November 21, 2012 at 6:43 am

cannot download any mod! specially super skip taris! I lost my savegame trying to use the uniws mod, now I want this mod so desperately!

James

On July 17, 2013 at 8:23 pm

how do you do any of this?

ciorex

On April 29, 2014 at 1:15 pm

none of the ing download links work anymore, if anyone can upload them to any site contact me with the links at – udpopensocket@gmail.com

Ron Whitaker

On April 29, 2014 at 1:32 pm

@ciorex – I’ve just tested these downloads and they seem to work fine. If you’re having trouble downloading, please visit our support site for help in resolving your issues. https://breakmedia.zendesk.com/entries/214809-welcome-to-gamefront-help-center

Thanks!

ciorex

On May 1, 2014 at 3:03 pm

I’ve tried all browsers I can think of, I CANNOT download any of those links I either get 403 denied or webpage not found errors…

ciorex

On May 1, 2014 at 3:05 pm

And YES, I’m still waiting on support to get back to me…..

Fluff

On May 31, 2014 at 9:46 am

@ciorex
You’re not in the US, are you? Then forget it, you’ll never get a filefront file ever again. They blocked the ISP of other countries because they make no money off the ads. I’m not sure why they can just flat out admit it instead of pretending everything works for everyone but that’s how it is.

I usually just get the file from a buddy in the US who then sends them to me.