Segan Wyndh Sabers

These lightsaber hilts are ChAiNz.2da’s first attempt ever at making new lightsaber hilt models. They’re very unique indeed. Also in this...

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These lightsaber hilts are ChAiNz.2da’s first attempt ever at making new lightsaber hilt models. They’re very unique indeed. Also in this pack comes an alternate choice to use the author’s unique style of blade styles, representing each of the seven different lightsaber colors you see in the KOTOR game. As you may have noticed, the author really loves thinking outside the box and has no trouble bring in new things you wouldn’t usually see in the Star Wars Universe. These blade colors are no exception. This really appeals to those who are looking for new original stuff. If you don’t like those blade styles, just simply follow the instructions in the readme to find out how to use the default blade color style.

These blades are the Darth Malak length style blades (see pics to see what I mean). I really like the style of the hilt and for my personal use; I converted it as Darth Malak’s lightsaber (also since it has the proper blade length ;))

As with any mod that brings new types of lightsabers to the table, an upcrystals.2da file is required to make it work. The good news is it’s compatible with many different types of popular lightsaber mods out there. As for the author’s recent mods that have been uploaded here...

Revan's Items http://knightsoftheoldrepublic.filefront.com/file/Revans_Items;66228

Revan’s Long Saber http://knightsoftheoldrepublic.filefront.com/file/Revans_Long_Saber;66308

Long Saber Crystal Pack http://knightsoftheoldrepublic.filefront.com/file/Long_Saber_Crystal_Pack;66249

It’s best to use the upcrystals.2da file that this mod provides to make them all compatible with each other if you plan on using them all. These new hilts also bring some new stats to enhance them (find out more in the readme). Enjoy these new hilts! :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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Authors name:
ChAiNz.2da

See my other Mods at:
http://www.jumpstationz.com
http://www.pcgamemods.com/u/5069/


Authors Contact:
chainz@jumpstationz.com  (please put 'Kotor' somewhere in the subject)


Mod Name: 
Segan Wyndh Sabers by ChAiNz.2da v1


Length of time to make:
apx 2.5 - 3 weeks (first time modeling)
http://www.lucasforums.com/showthread.php?s=79bbb982c222bee056d89048fb2de244&threadid=139367


Description of Mod:
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This mod is my first attempt at modeling. Introducing my Segan Wyndh Lightsaber! 
Part of my expanding Segan "series", this lightsaber was by far one of the hardest things I've done. I can't thank the guys & gals over at Holowan Laboratories enough for all of their support & feedback. Thanks everyone, this wouldn't have been possible without you!

To show my thanks, I've also included "Alternate" Color Styles! If you're not very fond of my Revan Style blades (zig-zag hollow look), you can drag-n-drop these files instead to install the standard game colors. These colors also have their own crystal icon, so if you're feeling froggy...you can mix-n-match the styles (however you can't have all of both styles).

ie - zig zag blue/solid green/zig-zag yellow, etc. but NOT solid red/zig-zag red

Color Chart Values: 
30 = Blue / 31 = Green / 32 = HotG / 33 = MotF
34 = Red / 35 = Violet / 36 = Yellow


In addition, I've included Master "Hilt Skin" files, both in a layered Photoshop (psd) format & a Layered Tiff (.tif) file. So if you don't like my hilt skin, feel free to create your own! :)

Though cheats are very convenient, trust me when I say it would be worth your efforts to get them "naturally". When you visit Manaan, talk to the "Shady" Rodian in the East Central Area. Depending on what you've accomplished on Manaan, certain dialogue options will come available, and a 'favor' will be asked...

I will say it involves the Swoop Races, so if you're not too thrilled I strongly suggest visiting Darth333's site and downloading her Easy Swoop Racing mod. You can get it at either of these links:

http://www.geocities.com/d333mods/index.html
http://www.pcgamemods.com/5287

Though I would suggest talking to him BEFORE going to the swoop races. It's not necessary, but the dialogue will make much more sense.


Item History:
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Never quite willing to 'conform' to the Jedi's traditionalist ways, Segan Wyndh, a gifted engineer, was always looking to improve upon the Jedi's antiquated "tools". Though his armor was a marvel in design, he prided himself with his lightsaber technology.
Unique in construction & functionality, this lightsaber utilizes a crystal 'cartridge' system. Harnessing the beams of both natural and a special man-made fusing crystal, Segan was able to produce a beam with powerful effects.
Chastised by his peers and often 'warned' by the Council of his non-standard ways, Segan set off on his own after the Exar Kun Wars. 
Perhaps influenced by the Dark Side, or clouded by his own feelings of disgust & disdain, Segan's whereabouts became a mystery, along with his engineering marvels.
It was rumored Segan was last seen on Taris, though reports were never confirmed...

Crystal Cartridge:
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Known for his ingenuity and non-standard Jedi "form", Segan Wyndh developed this special cartridge. Roughly an emitter within an emitter, this cartridge houses a special man-made 'fusing' crystal. When natural crystals are placed in it's adjoining chambers, their beams are channeled through this fusing chamber. The combined beams, when channeled through the saber's unique emitter array, has varied but often more powerful effects.
The construction of the focusing crystal and it's cartridge technology have been all but lost since Segan's untimely demise. Though rumors have spread similiar technologies have been utilized by the Sith Lord, Darth Revan himself...


STATS:
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+2 Attack
Keen
Massive Criticals - 1d6
Blaster Bolt Deflection +2
Upgradeable


Files included:
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readme.txt

Default Override install files:
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upcrystals.2da
iw_lghtsbr_030.tga
iw_lghtsbr_031.tga
iw_lghtsbr_032.tga
iw_lghtsbr_033.tga
iw_lghtsbr_034.tga
iw_lghtsbr_035.tga
iw_lghtsbr_036.tga
iw_sbrcrstl_030.tga
iw_sbrcrstl_031.tga
iw_sbrcrstl_032.tga
iw_sbrcrstl_033.tga
iw_sbrcrstl_034.tga
iw_sbrcrstl_035.tga
iw_sbrcrstl_036.tga
k_pman_racecha_n.ncs
k_pman_racechamp.ncs
man_pazaak.utm
man_swsaber.utm
man26_shady.dlg
man28_shady.utc
segan_30.tga
segan_30.txi
segan_31.tga
segan_31.txi
segan_32.tga
segan_32.txi
segan_33.tga
segan_33.txi
segan_34.tga
segan_34.txi
segan_35.tga
segan_35.txi
segan_36.tga
segan_36.txi
sw_sabershop.ncs
sw_sbrcrstl30.uti
sw_sbrcrstl31.uti
sw_sbrcrstl32.uti
sw_sbrcrstl33.uti
sw_sbrcrstl34.uti
sw_sbrcrstl35.uti
sw_sbrcrstl36.uti
sws_blue.uti
sws_green.uti
sws_heart.uti
sws_mantle.uti
sws_red.uti
sws_violet.uti
sws_yellow.uti
w_lghtsbr_030.mdl
w_lghtsbr_030.mdx
w_lghtsbr_031.mdl
w_lghtsbr_031.mdx
w_lghtsbr_032.mdl
w_lghtsbr_032.mdx
w_lghtsbr_033.mdl
w_lghtsbr_033.mdx
w_lghtsbr_034.mdl
w_lghtsbr_034.mdx
w_lghtsbr_035.mdl
w_lghtsbr_035.mdx
w_lghtsbr_036.mdl
w_lghtsbr_036.mdx
w_lsabreblue30.tga
w_lsabreblue30.txi
w_lsabregold32.tga
w_lsabregold32.txi
w_lsabregren31.tga
w_lsabregren31.txi
w_lsabrepurp35.tga
w_lsabrepurp35.txi
w_lsabrered34.tga
w_lsabrered34.txi
w_lsabreturq33.tga
w_lsabreturq33.txi
w_lsabreyelo36.tga
w_lsabreyelo36.txi

Source Files:
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k_inc_debug.nss
k_inc_drop.nss
k_inc_generic.nss
k_inc_gensupport.nss
k_inc_man.nss
k_inc_utility.nss
k_inc_walkways.nss
k_pman_racecha_n.nss
k_pman_racechamp.nss
Segan Saber Hilt Skin - Master.psd
Segan Saber Hilt Skin - Master.tif
sw_sabershop.nss

Alternate "Standard" Colors & Icons:
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iw_sbrcrstl_030.tga
iw_sbrcrstl_031.tga
iw_sbrcrstl_032.tga
iw_sbrcrstl_033.tga
iw_sbrcrstl_034.tga
iw_sbrcrstl_035.tga
iw_sbrcrstl_036.tga
w_lsabreblue30.tga
w_lsabreblue30.txi
w_lsabregold32.tga
w_lsabregold32.txi
w_lsabregren31.tga
w_lsabregren31.txi
w_lsabrepurp35.tga
w_lsabrepurp35.txi
w_lsabrered34.tga
w_lsabrered34.txi
w_lsabreturq33.tga
w_lsabreturq33.txi
w_lsabreyelo36.tga
w_lsabreyelo36.txi


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Installation: 
Just extract all files within the "For Override" folder into your Kotor override directory.** 
You can substitute the icons, colors and styles by dragging the appropriate color & icon files from the "Standard Color Styles" folder into your override directory. (see color chart above).

** IMPORTANT, this mod utilizes an "upcrystals.2da" file. If you are using another mod that uses this file, DO NOT overwrite it with this one included! Some editing of your existing "upcrystals.2da" will be involved. HOWEVER, I've tried very hard to make mine compatible with popular saber mods. Below is a list of mods that my included "upcrystals.2da" will work with (safe to overwrite):

compatible saber mods:

-ChAiNz.2da's Longsaber Crystal Pack mod
-ChAiNz.2da's Revan's Items mod
-ChAiNz.2da's Revan's Longsaber mod

-T7's Lightsaber 6 Pack mod
-T7's Qui-Gon Lightsaber mod

-Seprithro's Weapon Pack mod

-RedHawke's Revan/Sith/Bastila Item Pack mod
-RedHawke's Revan The White/StarForge/Booster Pack1 mod

-RedHawke's & Maverick187's Lightsaber Pack mod

-Maverick187's Blade of Balance mod
-Maverick187's White Double-bladed Saber mod


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Usage:
Though I've already stated it's "worth" getting it naturally, here's the cheat codes for those not interested ;)

1- with cheats enabled, type "~" (without quotes) and enter:

For the Saber w/crystal:
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giveitem sws_blue
giveitem sws_green
giveitem sws_heart
giveitem sws_mantle
giveitem sws_red
giveitem sws_violet
giveitem sws_yellow


For the Crystal:
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giveitem sw_sbrcrstl30  (blue)
giveitem sw_sbrcrstl31  (green)
giveitem sw_sbrcrstl32  (HotG)
giveitem sw_sbrcrstl33  (MotF)
giveitem sw_sbrcrstl34  (red)
giveitem sw_sbrcrstl35  (violet)
giveitem sw_sbrcrstl36  (yellow)


2- Press "ENTER"


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Removal: 
Just delete all the files associated with this mod.


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SUPER SPECIAL THANKS TO:

- T7nowhere - For all of the modeling tips, tricks, tweaks, 'nudgeful' encouragement (heh) and putting up with my nagging.
http://members.shaw.ca/t7nowhere/KotOR.htm

- cchargin - For MDLops, the excellent replacer tuorial & the KMM mod manager prog.
http://home.comcast.net/~cchargin/kotor/index.html

- svösh - For his superb modeling tutorials and easy to follow threads.
http://www.angelfire.com/crazy2/xclone_0101/kotor_mods.htm

- tk102 - For all of his scripting help, advice, pointers & encouragement.

- Darth333 - For all of her scripting help, examples, pointers and the ever popular Easy Warping Armband (a must).
http://www.geocities.com/d333mods/index.html

- Darkkender - For answering my scripting "what's, why's & huh's?"

- RedHawke - For explaining the ever "vicious cycles" of compiling scripts and their quirks.
http://www.citlink.net/~redhawke/mods.html


Additional thanks to:

- Holowan Laboratories for all the great resources!
http://www.lucasforums.com/forumdisplay.php?s=6a623b4fcf4980d7acdb600155dc4c24&forumid=324

- Kitty Kitty who compiled the VERY useful Tools and mods list
http://www.lucasforums.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=122049

- Fred Tetra for the Kotor Tool app, outstanding!
http://kotortool.home.comcast.net/index.html

- Roboius for the GFF Editor, a great supplement to Fred's Kotor Tool
http://nwvault.ign.com/Files/other/data/roboius2.shtml

- Jackel for this 'readme' template!
http://www.lucasforums.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=132089

- To everyone else I may have forgotten, and to all who have tried this mod out (or at least got this far in the readme)...Thank you!


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This Mod is not supported by LucasArts or Bioware. Please do not contact them for support of this mod. 

Copyright:
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, characters, items, etc. are trademarks
and copyrights owned by their respective trademark and copyright holders.

Bioware and the Odyysey Engine are trademarks of Bioware Corp.

All trademarks and copyrights contained in this document are owned by their
respective trademark and copyright holders.

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