New Lightsaber Color Crystals

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Colors are nice. The more you can choose from, the better. Humans typically as they grow into fully developed people develop their person color preferences. Anytime we have a chance to choose from different color choices, we get happier for some reason.

In the case of lightsaber colors; despite what George Lucas has established as what colors are available in the Star Wars Universe, games outside of his storyline tend to go towards directions of multiple colors that are outside the traditional blue, red, green, and purple for Mace Windu. In the case of Knights of the Old Republic, it added yellow, orange (Heart of the Guardian), and cyan (Mantle of the Force). When Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords was made, silver and viridian were added to the possible colors to choose from. I know if I don’t cover it, somebody won’t be able to resist to let me know that I was wrong and try to point out that I didn’t include the bronze color in my review for TSL. Then I would have to say in return that the bronze and orange lightsabers use the same blade color, so I don’t count bronze since it’s not its own color. Okay, I got that out of the way.

Eagleracer38x sends us an updated file to his color crystal mod. In this mod includes some new color crystals with some new lightsaber colors to choose from that you can get in the Ebon Hawk near HK-47. This will give you more colors to choose from.

The reason for the update is because apparently for some people some of the items were not spawning so the author had to make some fixes to the scripts in hopes it will solve the problem. There are some new added options to this update that you will have to read up on in the readme file.

The TSL Patcher will help you install the mod for easy installation and patching up the upcrystals.2da file that needs some added lines so you can remove and add the new color crystals into the different types of lightsabers. Enjoy the update! :D

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.

-Shem

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KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC II: THE SITH LORDS MODIFICATION
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NAME : New Lightsaber Color Crystals
Author : Eagleracer38x
email: eagleracer38x@hotmail.com
date: 08/28/07 V1.0
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This is a package of custom saber colors along with adding the missing files for the Mantle of the Froce, Heart Of the Guardian and the Bronze color crystals. These crystals can be found in game on the Ebon Hawk in room you find HK-47 in or gotten by using the 'giveitem' cheat with the cheat console, the giveitem codes are listed at the bottom of the readme. 

All the sabers have the same properties as the standar in game sabers. And can be used as single, double or short blade lightsabers.

Installation Instructions:
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If you have Envida's smuggler's compartment mod, this mod uses the same 003_ebo_enter.ncs and 004_ebo_enter.ncs files, so if you get an error about copying those to the override folder it shouldn't be a problem.

First, if you have not already done so, create a folder called "Override", without the quotes, in your KOTOR2 directory.

Extract the contents of the zip to a temporary folder, run the Patcher EXE follow the instructions, and you should be good to go.

Using the TSL Patcher this mod now will modify upcrystals.2da

There are some optional TGA's and UTI files that you can copy and paste to your override. The UTI's add the color name to the lightsabers in the equip screen. TGA's are new color maps to replace the in game sabers, which may confict with other mods, and a set of Orange Icons to change them from the Heart of The Guardian icons.

Uninstallation Instructions:
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Simply delete these files from your override directory, and restore any necissary files from the backup directory the patcher makes in the temp folder you run the patcher from.

This Item Package Contains: 
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New Blade colors are; Blue Green, Bright Pink, Ice Blue, Light Blue, Magenta, Pale Pink, Purple (differnt that violet), and Yellow Green

Fixed in game colors are; Heart of the Guardian, Mantle of the Force and Bronze

There are optional tga and uti files. The tga's are new texture maps for the in game colors to match the new colors added by this mod. And a set of Orange saber icons to replace the icons the orange sabers share with the Heart of the Guardian sabers. The optional uti files adds the color name for the in game sabers to the discription. (A blue lightsaber will now show up in the equip screen as "Blue Lightsaber" instead of just "Lightsaber") 


Known Bugs and Issues:
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This mod doesn't confict with USM. It should work with Oldfash's replacements for the in game sabers, but you will have to choose what color maps to use for the blades. None of the saber numbers conflicted with any of the mods I was able to find still available. 

It also is compatable with Envidia's smuggler compartment mod

When using the skip peragus mod, The Veridian sword shows up as an unfinished white saber in game until you go to the work bench, place another color crystal in, then replace the veridian crystal back in the saber and assymble it. I have no idea why, it was doing this even without the uti files I created in this override folder. This may be the case for all virdian sabers you find in game.

You recieve two crystal of each color, both originals from in game and new ones, but at the work bench it shows two stacks of two of all the new crystals, but you really do only have two to place in sabers. If you place one in a saber, then you will see two "stacks" of one of each of the new crystals.


Giveitem Item Cheat Console Codes:
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Crystals:
g1_w_sbrcrstl20 - Hear Of the Guardian
g1_w_sbrcrstl21 - Matle of the Force
u_l_colo_10     - Bronze
u_l_colo_248    - Yellow Green
u_l_colo_249    - Purple
u_l_colo_250    - Pale Pink
u_l_colo_251    - Bright Pink
u_l_colo_252    - Light Blue
u_l_colo_253    - Blue Green
u_l_colo_254    - Ice Blue
u_l_colo_255    - Magenta

Double Blade Lightsabers:
g1_w_dblsbr001  - Hear Of the Guardian
g1_w_dblsbr002  - Matle of the Force
g_w_dblsbr007   - Bronze
g_w_dblsbr248   - Yellow Green
g_w_dblsbr249   - Purple
g_w_dblsbr250   - Pale Pink
g_w_dblsbr251   - Bright Pink
g_w_dblsbr252   - Light Blue
g_w_dblsbr253   - Blue Green
g_w_dblsbr254   - Ice Blue
g_w_dblsbr255   - Magenta

Lightsabers:
g1_w_lghtsbr01  - Hear Of the Guardian
g1_w_lghtsbr02  - Matle of the Force
g_w_lghtsbr07   - Bronze
g_w_lghtsbr248  - Yellow Green
g_w_lghtsbr249  - Purple
g_w_lghtsbr250  - Pale Pink
g_w_lghtsbr251  - Bright Pink
g_w_lghtsbr252  - Light Blue
g_w_lghtsbr253  - Blue Green
g_w_lghtsbr254  - Ice Blue
g_w_lghtsbr255  - Magenta

short Lightsabers:
g1_w_shortsbr01 - Hear Of the Guardian
g1_w_shortsbr02 - Matle of the Force
g_w_shortsbr07  - Bronze
g_w_shortsbr248 - Yellow Green
g_w_shortsbr249 - Purple
g_w_shortsbr250 - Pale Pink
g_w_shortsbr251 - Bright Pink
g_w_shortsbr252 - Light Blue
g_w_shortsbr253 - Blue Green
g_w_shortsbr255 - Ice Blue
g_w_shortsbr255 - Magenta


Adknowledgements and CREDITS::
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Thanks to Fred Tetra for creating the awesome and simple to use kotor editing tool. 

To Darth333 for her Whereami armband.

Envidia for easy to follow and modify scripting for placing this mod in game. And for the 003_ebo_enter.ncs and 004_ebo_enter.ncs files. I would have worked on my own, but couldn't get one of these two to decompile to make sure this mod doesn't interfer with the standard in game smuggler compartment.

Redhawk for the text files I cut to make the read me and intro.rtf files for this mod

And Achilles for his great guide for making new sabers


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 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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