Mission Vao as Darth Talon



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


DarthParametric (K1 Conversion, Class Mod, Texture Tweak)
Levi Davis/nineball (Original Textures)

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.

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.

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.

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). 

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.

You can contact me via the SWKnights forums - 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 author.

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.


3 years ago

Hey, can an update be made to where Mission joins you if you pick the Sith Lord route of Rakata Prime? I really wanted to spare Darth Mission and have her join Bastila and I in our rule over the universe as my apprentice.

Having to kill my favorite party member (When modded, otherwise HK is my favorite) sucks Spaceballs (see what I did there? to make the comment less inappropriate I typed the name of a movie.) in my oppinion.