Mod Rating: Advanced
Well, I'm very pleased for my first Mod review to be bringing you this very accomplished mod by DarthParametric. This is an updated version of his previous mod that changed Mission Vao into Darth Talon, having taken on-board constructive criticisms the author has decided to tweak the skin and turn Mission into a (Dark?) Jedi, the skin is very well done, the .2da edits and TSL Patcher has all been executed with an impressive amount of ability.
I think this is a high quality and well worth a download if you have become bored with Missions default appearance. Because of use with TSL patcher the mod should be compatible with a lot of other mods out there, which is always commendable when Modders take the time to learn how to use the patcher. I think this mod will be a popular and well executed edition to our collection of mods here...
Enjoy! -- jonathan7
Please leave the author praise and constructive criticism; which are often far more valuable than rating mods...
Knights of the Old Republic MISSION VAO AS DARTH TALON V2 ============================= AUTHORS: DarthParametric (K1 Conversion, Class Mod, Texture Tweak) Levi Davis/nineball (Original Textures) ABOUT: Back in late 2006, Levi Davis (AKA nineball) put out a mod for TSL that allowed female PCs to play as the Sith Twi'lek Darth Talon from Dark Horse's Legacy comic series. I quite liked the look of it, but I never play as a female in KOTOR so it wasn't initially of use to me. However, I was playing K1 at the time and, on an impulse, decided to try and convert it to a reskin of Mission. I had never modded KOTOR before, so it was as much an exercise in learning some basic techniques as producing the desired end result. After some trial and error I managed to get it working and posted some screenshots in Levi's SWKnights thread. Levi gave me permission to release it to the public as long as I gave credit for the textures. At the time I wasn't really interested in that, and as I uninstalled K1 and moved on to other things, the files sat in the Override folder, momentarily forgotten. Just recently, I reinstalled TSL and went back to SWKnights after a long absence. Someone posted a thread about Sith tattoos and I recalled Levi's mod. After browsing the thread for it again, I decided to dig out the Mission conversion I had done and see if I could release it. WHAT IT DOES: Reskins K1 NPC Mission Vao from a Rutian (blue) to Lethan (red) Twi'lek with black, full-body Sith tattoos modelled after Legacy comic book character Darth Talon. Version 2 of the mod now also converts Mission into a Jedi Sentinel. While Darth Talon is arguably more of a Sith Warrior (Guardian), I felt Sentinel more accurately reflected Mission herself because of their greater reliance on non-Force skills. She starts out with some basic Force powers, appropriate Jedi feats and a lightsaber. All her other stats remain identical to her original Scoundrel template. The textures have also been tweaked slightly following feedback from users of version 1. The red skin colour has been toned down somewhat to bring it more into line with Darth Talon's look in the comic. INSTRUCTIONS: Extract the archive and run TSLPatcher.exe. Follow the program's instructions to install the mod. If you prefer Mission to remain a Scoundrel instead of a Jedi, once the mod is installed go to your Override folder and delete the file p_mission.utc If you have already installed V1 of the mod, it is safe to install V2 over the top of it. COMPATIBILITY: This mod should be compatible with most other mods that use TSLPatcher. If you are using an older mod that comes with pre-modified appearance.2da and heads.2da files then you MUST place them into your Override folder first. This mod (and any other that uses TSLPatcher) will patch any relevant 2DA files it finds already existing in the Override folder to make them compatible. This mod will NOT be compatible with any mod that changes/replaces Mission's texture/portrait/selection screen files or that changes her character template (i.e. starting class, feats, powers, etc). CREDIT: The original Darth Talon skin textures were taken from Levi Davis's "Darth Talon Selectable Character for TSL" mod. Original thread here - http://www.lucasforums.com/showthread.php?p=2280581 Used with permission. CONTACT: You can contact me via the SWKnights forums - http://www.lucasforums.com/member.php?u=108447 PERMISSIONS: This mod may not be altered or distributed on other sites without the express permission of the author. DISCLAIMER: 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 author/s 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. Darth Talon is a creation of John Ostrander and Jan Duursema. Dark Horse Comics is a trademark of Dark Horse Comics, Inc.