Lightsaber On/Off Switch

I am pleased to announce that author, HouseOfAmon bring us his 1.2 final updated version of his lightsaber switch mod for Knights of the...


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I am pleased to announce that author, HouseOfAmon bring us his 1.2 final updated version of his lightsaber switch mod for Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords.

What many have come to be familiar with is this mod gives you and your party members the ability to turn your lightsaber on and off on command. If you want your lightsaber to be on and stay on until you want it off, this mod is what you’re looking for.

In this updated version of the mod, you can now turn all lightsabers on in your party at the same time and turn them off at the same time. This new feature needed a separate .uti file to pull this trick off. These items can be made at the workbench, useful to those who don’t like to use the cheats, or use the KSE or to get it.

What you do is make one or both of them for your inventory. That’s all you need to do (it’s not equipable). If for some reason you want to be able to type in the cheat to get it, just type in...

giveitem saberswitch (to turn on one lightsaber at a time) giveitem saberswitch2 (to turn all lightsabers on at the same time)

Next, go to your toolbar at the bottom of your game play screen to the slot where your shield activator is. You have to make sure it says “Lightsaber Switch” or “Lightsaber Switch All” in the slot before you can use it. Then either select it with your mouse, or hit the number 6 on your keyboard to turn your lightsaber on (or all lightsabers on). As soon as your want to turn your lightsaber off, just repeat the steps I just mentioned (same goes for the switch all slot). See the screenshots provide to see the visual on what you need to do. You’ll see a nice lightsaber icon for each different types of switch (same icon used) to know if you’re in the right area.

You know how you can hit the X button on your keyboard to flourish your lightsaber? That still works. If you do that while using this mod as the lightsaber is on, as by game default the lightsaber will eventually turn off.

When I tested this mod, sometimes having the lightsaber turn on will delay, or you may have to hit the activate button a couple of times or so to get it to respond, especially if you turn your lightsaber on and off really quick. There needs to be a delay in time for it to respond properly.

This mod uses the TSL Patcher for easy installation since it does need to merge four different .2da files that you maybe using in your personal use. I love this mod so much, a wonderful idea put into action. Enjoy this everybody!

Note: Please leave the author feedback, especially if you download this mod and use it. It really helps encourage the author to make more mods in the future.


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LightSaber On/Off Switch v1.2
Author: Smoke (a.k.a HouseOfAmon)


This mod allow's you to turn your lightsaber on & off at will..... It will remain on, till you switch it off...

Using In-game

1. The new items can now be created at a workbench, you only need one of each of these in your 
      inventory. One is called Saber Switch, the other is called Saber Switch All...

2. To use the item in-game, you don't have to equip it, you only have to select it in the quick key slot, 
      it shows up in the same slot as armbands. 

      I have included a screenshot that shows the mod being used, and shows the quick key slot,, 
     The slot is at the bottom left hand side of the picture..
Note:  To use the quick key slot you can either put your mouse on the icon, and use the mouse wheel
	   to scroll through the list, or you can hold the shift key, and press number 6 to scroll through...
	   (Not number pad 6, the other one) 

Note: You can spawn the items by using the cheat codes, giveitem saberswitch, and 
              giveitem saberswitch2, or you can use Kotor Save Game Editor, they are labeled
              BP_Item1, and BP_Item2,..... 

New In v1.2

1. I have created a second saber switch that lets you turn on your whole parties 
    lightsabers at once..

Updating/Installing v1.2

It's easy, just run the included .exe file, and select install mod, it will prompt you to enter your installation
folder, point it to your SWKotor2 folder..  ie.   C:Program FilesLucasArtsSWKotor2


This isn't necessary, if you don't want to use the mod anymore, just use a workbench
to break down the saber switch items.. 

Bug Section

Note: The use of the flourish command while the blade is on will cause the saber to deactivate as it normally would after you perform a flourish. After combat it will also power down. Area transitions will also cause this. 

Note: Sometimes the switch does not activate the saber, usually after any of the above occur, or when switching npc's to power their sabers. 

So if you hit the button, and nothing happens after about 1 second, hit it once more, and it will activate. Hitting the button over, and over rapidly makes it worse.


Holowan Labs 
I just wanted to thank all the moderators, and regulars that visit there for all their help, tutorials, and letting me post all my problems there. :) Thank you..

stoffe -mkb- 
Thank you, for all your help on the forum, for your excellent mods, and for all your tools.. 

Fred Tetra
I would like to thank you for your wonderfull little tool, Kotor Tool, it really has made us modders job a lot easier..

I also want to thank Maverick for helping figure out how to use the exact icon I wanted..

Last Words

Well, this is probably the last version, I know I said I would try to fix the On/Off detection, and I did, but 
about 600 lines into the code, I realised I would need another 200-300 to finish, and it was like I had
initially said, it was more work to fix than it was worth.   Anyways...

So hope this mod is something you all enjoy, I know I enjoy using it, and making it was fun as well... 

Well thanks for your feedback, votes, and support.... Peace..

Enjoy the mod!

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