Telos Shuttle Crash Movie Fix



One of the unique features I talked about the other day when reviewing the new movies for M4-78 was the cut scene videos that you can see in both Knights of the Old Republic games. Now let’s talk about the cut scenes when you take the transport from Citadel Station to the Restoration Zone in Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords. There is a series of movies you see, meaning they’re not all one movie when you’re making the transition.

Now, for most people they don’t have their swkotor2.ini file set where the movies play at the same resolution as their game. It’s how Obsidian set up the game just like BioWare did for Knights of the Old Republic. The problem with the movie set up during that transition I talked about in the first paragraph is how your monitor is refreshing constantly when playing each movie. Well, I had that happen with the two different monitors I’ve played both Knights of the Old Republic games on. I later figured out how to mess with the swkotor2.ini file and stop that from happening when setting the cut scene movies to the same resolution as my game setting. That was many, many years ago. I've also noticed that I'm the only one who figured that out when talking to others about it over the years.

Anyway, Zbyl2 & DarthParametric worked together to put those series of cut scene movies as one movie. They call it a “fix”, but I look at it more as a convenience than anything. Well, some of you will probably agree with the authors in calling it a fix. However you would like to call it, it’s here for your convenience.

The authors used the TSL Patcher to have this mod installed. If you’re one of those people who do not like using the Patcher (many out there feel that way), you can manually install the files if you want without causing a problem. Just make sure to put the movie file in the movies folder and the script file in the override folder. Enjoy! :D

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Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords


zbyl2 & DarthParametric

This is a simple mod for KOTOR 2 that replaces the sequence of movies on Telos depicting
the shuttle crash that occurs as you transition from the orbital station to the planet's
surface. For some reason, Obsidian didn't produce this sequence as a single movie. While
that was fine on the Xbox version, when playing at higher resolutions on the PC the game
engine forcibly changes the screen resolution every time a movie is played (even when
using the HQ Movies patch). This makes the shuttle crash sequence extremely jarring, as
the game resizes the screen between each of the 4 movies.

It adds a new Bink movie and a script that tells the game to load it in place of the
original sequence of 4 separate movies. Nothing is overwritten.

Simply extract the archive and run TSLPatcher.exe. To uninstall, delete a_201shuttle.ncs
from the Override folder. The original crash movies are left untouched. If you install
or uninstall the mod and wish to use an existing save in Dock Module 126 then you should
transition to another area (Entertainment Module, etc.) and then back again before boarding
the shuttle. This forces the game to reload the script that tells it which movie/s to play.

The replacement movie was made by merging the original 4 files together unedited. The short
"fade to black" at the end of each movie was thus retained, resulting in a slight break
between each individual scene. However, because the sequence is now a single file, you
won't experience the much more jarring delay caused by the game resizing the screen between
each individual movie.

This mod should be compatible with any other mod, as long as they don't use a_201shuttle.ncs

You can contact both authors via the Star Wars Knights forums:
zbyl2 - http://www.lucasforums.com/member.php?u=157326
DarthParametric - http://www.lucasforums.com/member.php?u=108447

This mod may not be altered or distributed on other sites without the express permission of
the authors.

This modification is provided as-is and is not supported by Bioware, Obsidian Entertainment,
LucasArts or their licensers/sponsors. Use of this file is at your own risk. Neither the
aforementioned companies or the authors are responsible for any damage that may be caused to
your computer by the usage of this file.

Star Wars, Knights of the Old Republic and related properties are trademarks of Lucasfilm Ltd.
and/or its affiliates. Bioware and the Odyssey Engine are trademarks of Bioware Corp. Obsidian
Entertainment is a trademark of Obsidian Entertainment, Inc. Bink is a trademark of RAD Game
Tools, Inc.

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