Bastila the Exile

Wootwoot, Carter's first mod (?) post his joining of the site staff! Champagne, anyone? Anyways, it adds Bastila as a selectable head for...

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Wootwoot, Carter's first mod (?) post his joining of the site staff! Champagne, anyone?

Anyways, it adds Bastila as a selectable head for the PC to wear. And as the readme does acknowledge, it has been done before. I've never been one for ' as selectable head' mods, but I'm glad to see an effort was made to be original in this instance. Apart from adding DS transitions, the head also has some subtle yet distinct differences from Bastila's regular one. Compare it to screens of her default appearance, or just take a closer look at them. Whether it's an improvement or not is subjective, but I'm glad that it's original.

The main quibble I have is with the eyes for the dark side transitions - they're dark to the point you have to look closely to notice any red/organge around the edges. And while the yellow is more noticeable, I'd definitely make it brighter. Either that, or make them dead and lifeless like the default Sith eyes. Anything else doesn't really fit.

Note: Please remember to give the author of the mod feedback, as the download count isn't particularly verbose. Written comments tend to be much more useful and encouraging.

-Emperor Devon

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KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC II: THE SITH LORDS MODIFICATION
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TITLE: Bastila the Exile
VERSION: 1.0
AUTHOR: JCarter426

FILE NAME: PCBast.zip
DATE RELEASED: 6/04/08

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 -< BASTILA THE EXILE >-
      *VERSION 1.0*

    ==By JCarter426==

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CONTENTS
1. Installation
2. Description
3. File List
4. Bugs
5. Permissions
6. Acknowledgements
7. Contact Info
8. Disclaimer
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1. Installation

Step 1: Copy all the files in the Images folder to your Override folder.

(NOTE: If you have my Class Clothing mod installed, just click OK when it asks you to overwrite the three N_CommF*01 .tga files.)

Step 2: If you have in your Override folder appearance.2da, heads.2da, or portraits.2da, I suggest you back them up. Otherwise, skip this step.

Step 3: Run the TSL patcher. Select your SWKotOR2 directory (NOT Override) and install.

Step 4: Start a new game as a female character, and Bastila will be selectable. Or you could edit your appearance with the savegame editor; the appearances are: P_FEM_C_LRG_42 (Guardian), P_FEM_C_MED_42 (Sentinel), and P_FEM_C_SML_42 (Consular).

Uninstallation: Remove the images from your Override and delete appearance.2da, heads.2da, and portraits.2da, or replace them with a backup.



2. Description

Yeah, yeah, yeah. It’s been done before—I know. :P But I’ve never made a new head, so I figured I’d give it a shot. I believe the title says it all; this mod will add a new selectable head, that of Bastila Shan, party member from KotOR I, who has a few brief cameos in KotOR II.

You might notice that it isn’t *exactly* Bastila; I’ve taken the liberty to reskin her head a bit. I don’t think it’s all that noticeable unless you compare screenshots. I didn’t feel like doing so. :P

Also included are dark side transitions—well, make that transition; instead of the K2 style transitions, Bastila will get Sith eyes, and her skin will become a bit paler. And there are custom portraits, of course, one for LS and one for DS.

As for clothes, I stuck with the normal commoner variety; however, Bassie will get a different style depending on her class. If you’ve ever used my Class Clothing mod, you’ll know what I mean (in fact, if you’re still using it, this mod will overwrite a bit of it; don’t be afraid ;)). I was planning to reskin her K1 clothing and use that model for her Jedi robes, but you’ll have to wait for a V2 on that one; I couldn’t quite match each reskin to the right robe, and it’ll take some time to sort things out.

Bastila’s underwear is a reskin of the Handmaiden’s, and it has a DS transition as well, to match the paler skin. Ditto for the Dancer’s uniform, which I’ve reskinned to match Bastila’s skin tone. That’s about it, I think. Oh, and before you ask, no, the other Bastilas in the game won’t be headless—I promise. ;)

And obviously this mod won’t be compatible with any other Bastila PC mods. Well, there’s a slight chance that it is, but I wouldn’t test that theory if I were you. (I say that it might be because there are two Bastila heads; I’ve used number 1, and it’s quite possible that if someone else used number 0, the mods could be compatible to a degree). Again, don’t test it, and don’t blame me for any problems if you do. :P

Enjoy!



3. File List

IMAGES FOLDER
A_Bast01.tga
A_BastD01.tga
L_Bast01.tga
L_Bast02.tga
N_CommFL01.tga
N_CommFM01.tga
N_CommFS01.tga
P_BastilaH.tga
P_BastilaHD.tga
PO_PBastila.tga
PO_PBastilaD.tga

.2DA FILES
appearance.2da
heads.2da
portraits.2da



4. Bugs

None that I am aware of. Again, I’m going to be making a V2 (eventually), so if you do find any, let me know and I’ll fix it (again, eventually :P).



5. Permissions

This mod may NOT be edited or distributed without the expressed permission of the author. But odds are I’ll let you use it; email me and we’ll talk. ;)



6. Acknowledgements

Stoffe for the TSL patcher, and of course Fred Tetra and his fabulous KotOR Tool.



7. Contact Info

If you have any problems/questions/comments/suggestions, email me at bbbrassil-at-gmail-dot-com. Just don’t send me spam. :P



8. Disclaimer

THIS MODIFICATION IS PROVIDED AS-IS AND IS NOT SUPPORTED BY BIOWARE/OBSIDIAN ENTERTAINMENT OR LUCASARTS OR ANY LICENSERS/SPONSORS OF THE MENTIONED COMPANIES. USE OF THIS FILE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK AND BLAH BLAH BLAH THE ABOVE MENTIONED COMPANIES OR THE AUTHOR IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE CAUSED TO YOUR COMPUTER FOR THE USAGE OF THIS FILE.

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