Skin rating: * * ½ (out of four)
Bot Support: Yes NPC Support: Yes Team Support: No New Sounds: No
W4rbird's newly modified "Possessed Tavion" is something that may make several gamers happy. It takes the new Tavion model from the default Jedi Academy and brightens it up, gives it an electrical shader, and makes the eyes appear possessed to create the effect, as well as providing an electrocuted Stringer hilt. I like what's here, but I do not feel that the intent of the skin is fully realized.
The Stinger hilt that now has an electrical shader is fine, not much to say. I don't really like that hilt though; it's just so boring.... However, I do like electrocuted Tavion, whose features have now been brightened up so that she's not so dark anymore; I can actually see her model details in-game. The electrical shader looks quite good, and the author even managed to make the first animated (electricity effect) player icon I've ever seen. What could have been better was the eyes, which don't look intrinsically bad as being bright red fixations of a deadly stare, but for a possessed Tavion, they're a little hokey. I think these plainly red eyes need to be changed to something deeper, something that better represents the fire that a possessed Tavion needs to have.
Why I can't recommend it is a more obscure reason, one with which many might disagree. The skin does indeed look pretty good, but the problem that I had with it is that a possessed Tavion needs to both look possessed and sound possessed. I heard the same corny, one-dimensional Tavion cackles and jeers when a truly possessed Tavion would have a more sinister, perhaps deeper in pitch, tone of voice, one that sounds more maniacal; this may be partially done by simply editing the already-existing sound files with a simple, open-source audio editor like Audacity to lower the pitch. That's why this skin really doesn't seem complete to me. However you I'm sure don't really care, and I don't see why else you shouldn't get this skin if you'd like a Tavion with sparks.
*********************************** A Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy Skin *********************************** TITLE: Modified possessed Tavion AUTHOR: [DragoN].Warbird* E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org WEBSITE: http://www.indiglo.boo.pl FILENAME: Tavion_possessed.pk3 FILESIZE: 700 KB DATE RELEASED: 19 November 2005 CREDITS: I would like to give a credits to LucasArts/Raven Software (from obvious reasons). INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS: Just unpack the archive and place *.pk3 file in your /Base folder. DESCRIPTION: A modified version of possessed Tavion, she's now electrical :) Mod also inlcudes Tavion's possessed saber* - it's just changed reborn saber hilt with added shader, which makes hilt also electrical :) BOT support: yes Teamcolors: no NPC: yes (type /npc spawn tav in console to summon this model) BUGS: no COMMENTS: If you want to include that saber* to your npc, in *.npc file in 'saber' section add 'tav' (without quotes) entity. ================================================ THIS MODIFICATION IS NOT MADE, DISTRIBUTED, OR SUPPORTED BY ACTIVISION, RAVEN, OR LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY LLC. ELEMENTS TM & © LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY LLC AND/OR IT'S LICENSORS. ================================================ Screenshots are presenting model with Dynamic Glow effect on.
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