I understand that there is editing involved when attempting to make several mods work together. Can someone please gave me instructions how I would edit the file?
Well, first download the Kotor Tool. Here's a link: Kotor Tool - A multifunction tool for modding Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic I and II. Afterwards, you must click on the 'Downloads' bar in the upper right corner. After that, I don't know, I am no modder.
Download KoTOR Tool. I suggest not doing appearance.2da editing until you get quite good at modding, as it is a pain in the bum. If you do still want to though, here are some links...
Appearance.2da walkthrough(TSL) - LucasForums [TSL]Appearance.2da: Locking NPC Equipment slots - LucasForums TSL: Tutorial for Removing PC/NPC DS Transitions - LucasForums So you want a new Appearance. Also know as how to create your own new head tutorial. - LucasForums
The bottom 2 are probably best to get started with. :)
Some basic things to remember when editing the appearance.2da:
1) The numbers must be sequential. If you add in a new line in the appearance.2da, keep the numbers in order.
2) texa through texj are for how that character looks in everything from underwear to revans robes.
3) The head texture you pick will determine what head model that character is using.
4) The absolute easiest way of MANUALLY ensuring that your appearance.2da is exactly how you want it is to see if the mods you want to make compatible use the TSL patcher (not just for TSL btw). Open the TSLPatchData folder, and open the changes.ini file. Scroll down to appearance.2da and it will tell you what lines it will work with and what it will change. Then you can just do it yourself.
Without knowing exactly what mods you are trying to get to work together though, its hard to say much more than what the previous posters did about downloading KOTOR Tool and reading through the appearance.2da walkthrough. I'm happy to offer more advice if you want it as I mess around with .2da files quite a bit, just need to know what mods you're working with.
The above is right in everything, except the first. You don't have to keep the number's in order. In fact it's probably best not to as it makes your mod more compatable. :D
Can you PM me what you want to do? If you can't be arsed to learn it, which happens most of the time, PM me, and I'll do it for you. As Flash said, it's a pain to learn it. You need to pay interest if you want to understand it.
Formerly known as Graeme and Arld.