It's Star Wars day, and what better way to celebrate than by looking back at the two most popular games in the GameFront mod library, in the Knights of the Old Republic series?
Whether you’re a veteran or a newcomer, your KOTOR experience isn’t complete without mods. To help you out, we’ve assembled this list of ten essential mods you shouldn’t play these games without. Note that this isn’t strictly a list of the best mods, but rather the mods that you shouldn’t do without.
Knights of the Old Republic Mods
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Knights of the Old Republic II Mods
90SK’s SUPER Content Mod
What better way to kick off this list than with a content mod? Not just any content mod, mind you — a SUPER content mod. This massive content mod revamps the SWTOR 2′s armor and robes while also adding new encounters, merchants, items, character portraits, and more.
Some of the new baddies are even fully-voiced, and the new dialogue is quality material. Look for new merchants on Nar Shadaa and Onderon.
Ultimate Saber Mod
No, I’m not just picking mods with the words “super” or “ultimate” in them. This saber mod adds 36 new lightsaber hilt models to the game, enhancing your saber customization options. All of the important Jedi and Sith NPC’s in the game will also be sporting the new lightsaber hilts.
Want to get to Telos in under 15 minutes? This mod allows you to skip through the vast majority of Peragus and even acquire a lightsaber, color crystals, and a pair of weak Jedi Robes — essential for second, third, of twelfth playthrough.
KOTOR and TSL Save Game Editor
Save game editors aren’t just for “cheating.” This one allows you to do so much more than alter your attributes, skills, feats, Force Powers, and equipment. You can do those things, of course, but you can also change your character’s name, your class, your appearance, the names, classes and appearance of your companions, and much, much more.
TSL Restored Content Mod
Apparently, a fair amount of content was cut from Knights of the Old Republic II, and this mod restores that missing content.
There are complete story arcs, each planet has some added content, you have party interaction, Dantooine is much more complete and the Battle is even more epic. There is also the much vaunted HK factory and new high quality voice-overs.
To quote from the trailer:
There was once a game. And it was released to the public incomplete, and left broken.
Now… it has been made whole.
(Cue dramatic music)