Ming the Merciless Head Skin and Robe

Has anybody heard of Ming the Merciless? If you have, I suppose more power to you since I never have. If I have heard of him, I totally fo...


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Has anybody heard of Ming the Merciless? If you have, I suppose more power to you since I never have. If I have heard of him, I totally forgot who he is. This character was someone Darth InSidious asked for as a mod request many years ago. Later Darth InSidious learned how to mod and when that happened it would almost seem as if the memory of this request leaked out of his head when modding knowledge was put into place instead. :p Just kidding DI! :p

Well, here you have it; a head that resembles Ming the Merciless – which the author used the third male Asian head as the base model for this skin. The only thing is I have no clue to how close the author got to the character. I will say that when I first saw the screenshots, I really thought the work itself on the head was fantastic. I really think the eyebrows on head look really cool and worth the download if you like the work even if you’re like me and not familiar with Ming the Merciless.

There is also a new robe that included in this mod release that is based off of the hoodless Darth Revan robe model that you can find in Naga Sadow’s tomb, which is located where you can find Naga Sadow’s poison vibroblade.

There are three .2da files and compatibility is more than likely based on most personal override folders, so the author has conveniently set up the TSL Patcher to install this mod in case there are many of you out there that have no modding skills. Enjoy the new head mod! :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.


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Ming the Merciless head skin and robe for SW:KotOR v1.0

By Darth InSidious


One of my first mod requests, even before I became a modder, was for a head and robe skin for Ming the Merciless, from the immortally tacky 1980 film, Flash Gordon. After I became a modder, I rather forgot this mod idea, until prompted again by an avatar of RedHawke's. And so, without further ado, here is a new head based upon that of Ming the Merciless, and a new robe, based upon his robes. I started work, got a bit stuck making the robes and forgot about them until Inyri reminded me and prodded me over them. That, and I needed a Christmas mod. :P

Now, if only there were an item in KotOR I similar to the dancer outfit in KotOR II - "fetch the bore-worms!"


This mod adds a new head to the game, loosely based on Max von Sydow's Ming the Merciless in the 1980 film and/or running joke, Flash Gordon. It also adds a robe, also based upon the film, which has been placed in the tomb of Naga Sadow, in the same container as Naga Sadow's Poison Blade.


To install this mod, just open "Install Ming The Merciless Head Mod v1.0 by Darth InSidous", and click "Install Mod".


To uninstall this mod, delete the mod files from your SWKotOR\Override folder, and restore any backup files in the 'backup' folder created by the patcher in the same directory as the patcher.

Known Bugs

I have noticed that there is a slight issue with the Brotherhood of Shadow mod, where Matilda can end up with the icon for the Ming head - however, I believe this is a problem to do with the BoS, and not with this mod. This issue will not otherwise affect your game, however.

Also, this skin was not designed  for T7 or RedHawke's  Darth Revan robes/PMBJ/Star Forge robes remodel with the cape, hood, and belt added on. The texture will look...bad with these models, and I advise on basis of aesthetics that you remove either of  these remodels before installing this mod. As above, not doing so won't break your game, either.

Legal Disclaimer

All materials and copyrights belong to Lucasart, Bioware and Obsidian Entertainment Inc., 
Kotor Tool belongs to Fred Tetra, NWNSSCOMP belongs to Edward T. Smith.
I own none of the materials, and I'm not making any money out of this mod. This mod is to be distributed 
as-is without alteration, unless by permission of the mod author. This mod is not to be distributed for profit, either.
For private use, this mod may be further edited and modified as the user wishes, but this mod, or any derivate of this mod, may not be uploaded elsewhere without the expressed permission of the mod author.

Found a bug? Got a comment? Complaint? I'm usually about at http://www.lucasforums.com, where you can PM me, or at http://forums.team-gizka.org . If not, try emailing me at cringe909@hotmail.com.

Thanks to:

Fred Tetra for the truly awesome KotOR tool and his nwnsscomp conversion;
svösh and PrtyLizardJedi for their skinning tutorials;
RedHawke for the reminder :) ;
Inyri Forge for prodding me to release the mod :p ;
Holowan in general for being helpful, friendly and all the rest of the good stuff it is :) ;
Lucasarts and Bioware for KotOR, without which this mod wouldn't have been made.



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