It's always nice when a author comes back with an updated version of their mod, especially in such short time. After all, that's why every review has a notice encouraging people to leave comments for the author, so that they will return with new mods in the future. And so Xacius returns with an update to the Unique Lightsaber Blades mod released just a few days ago. Well, the first version was for Knights of the Old Republic II, while this is for Kotor I, but it actually will work for KotOR II as well, though it doesn't include the two colors unique to KotOR II--silver and viridian.
Many (myself included) were not satisfied with the look of the lightsaber blades in the Knights of the Old Republic games, so it's no surprise that numerous mods have been released to "fix" the lightsaber blades in KotOR. In fact, the same applies for the Jedi Knight games; there are countless lightsaber blade mods over on JKFiles as well. I think the source of the problem is that the lightsaber appears in just about every Star Wars comic, video game, and movie/TV series, and the look of the blade is different in each one, whether it be a clean shaft of colored light, or a fiery, amorphous blade.
Xacius has gone to the latter extreme, making it so that the blades almost appear to be made out of colored fire. It's vaguely reminiscent of the lightsaber's appearance in some of the old Tales of the Jedi comics that take place in the era just before Knights of the Old Republic. In fact, as many of you probably know, the title "Knights of the Old Republic" was taken from one of the earlier TotJ story archs. The first version of Xacius' mod lacked blades for the orange and yellow lightsabers, so at Shem's advice Xavius returns with an update to correct that error. Also included are a variety of unique blades in the style of the Heart of the Guardian and Mantle of the Force colors--i.e. they don't have the traditional white core that most lightsabers do. The author has gone so far as to name the blades with rather interesting titles.
The author has not added the new lightsabers and crystals to any placeable in the game, so you'll have to use the cheat console or savegame editor in order to get them. The author has provided the proper cheat codes; however, you should not include the .uti ending in the cheat console. So, for example, to get g_w_shortsbr20.uti, you would type "giveitem g_w_shortsbr20" and that's it. And while the mod uses upcrystals.2da, the author has not made use of the TSL Patcher, so any other mods that use that file will not be compatible unless you do some .2da editing yourself. Not much else to say other than that if you like the new saber look, give the mod a download. Enjoy! :)
NOTE: Please leave comments/feedback for the author, especially if you download and use this mod; usually it's the only reward modders receive for their efforts.
********************************** Knights of the Old Republic ********************************** Title: Unique Saber Blades, New Crystals, and New Sabers (K1) Author: Xacius Date Released: 5/15/08 Description: Added 5 new saber crystals and blades to the game, and fully re-textured the other blades giving them all a much more distinct look and feel. Also, all of the new sabers are upgradable. Instructions: Just dump all of the files in to your Override file and enjoy! How to get: I didn't add any of these to any loot tables, as I'm horrible at scripting, you'll have to get them through cheats. Single Saber Cheats: g_w_lghtsbr20.uti g_w_lghtsbr21.uti g_w_lghtsbr22.uti g_w_lghtsbr23.uti g_w_lghtsbr24.uti Short Saber Cheats: g_w_shortsbr20.uti g_w_shortsbr21.uti g_w_shortsbr22.uti g_w_shortsbr23.uti g_w_shortsbr24.uti Double-Bladed Cheats: g_w_dblsbr020.uti g_w_dblsbr021.uti g_w_dblsbr022.uti g_w_dblsbr023.uti g_w_dblsbr024.uti Crystal Cheats: g_w_sbrcrstl20.uti g_w_sbrcrstl21.uti g_w_sbrcrstl22.uti g_w_sbrcrstl23.uti g_w_sbrcrstl24.uti g_w_sbrcrstl25.uti g_w_sbrcrstl26.uti Included Files: g_w_lghtsbr20.uti g_w_lghtsbr21.uti g_w_lghtsbr22.uti g_w_lghtsbr23.uti g_w_lghtsbr24.uti g_w_shortsbr20.uti g_w_shortsbr21.uti g_w_shortsbr22.uti g_w_shortsbr23.uti g_w_shortsbr24.uti g_w_dblsbr020.uti g_w_dblsbr021.uti g_w_dblsbr022.uti g_w_dblsbr023.uti g_w_dblsbr024.uti g_w_sbrcrstl20.uti g_w_sbrcrstl21.uti g_w_sbrcrstl22.uti g_w_sbrcrstl23.uti g_w_sbrcrstl24.uti g_w_sbrcrstl25.uti g_w_sbrcrstl26.uti iw_lghtsbr_020.tga iw_lghtsbr_021.tga iw_lghtsbr_022.tga iw_lghtsbr_023.tga iw_lghtsbr_024.tga iw_dblsbr_020.tga iw_dblsbr_021.tga iw_dblsbr_022.tga iw_dblsbr_023.tga iw_dblsbr_024.tga iw_shortsbr_020.tga iw_shortsbr_021.tga iw_shortsbr_022.tga iw_shortsbr_023.tga iw_shortsbr_024.tga w_lghtsbr_020.mdl w_lghtsbr_021.mdl w_lghtsbr_022.mdl w_lghtsbr_023.mdl w_lghtsbr_024.mdl w_dblsbr_020.mdl w_dblsbr_021.mdl w_dblsbr_022.mdl w_dblsbr_023.mdl w_dblsbr_024.mdl w_shortsbr_020.mdl w_shortsbr_021.mdl w_shortsbr_022.mdl w_shortsbr_023.mdl w_shortsbr_024.mdl w_lghtsbr_020.mdx w_lghtsbr_021.mdx w_lghtsbr_022.mdx w_lghtsbr_023.mdx w_lghtsbr_024.mdx w_dblsbr_020.mdx w_dblsbr_021.mdx w_dblsbr_022.mdx w_dblsbr_023.mdx w_dblsbr_024.mdx w_shortsbr_020.mdx w_shortsbr_021.mdx w_shortsbr_022.mdx w_shortsbr_023.mdx w_shortsbr_024.mdx w_lsabreblue02.tga w_lsabreblue03.tga w_lsabreblue04.tga w_lsabreblue05.tga w_lsabreblue06.tga w_lsabreblue02.txi w_lsabreblue03.txi w_lsabreblue04.txi w_lsabreblue05.txi w_lsabreblue06.txi w_lsabreblue01.tga w_lsabregold01.tga w_lsabregren01.tga w_lsabrepurp01.tga w_lsabrered01.tga w_lsabreturq01.tga w_lsabreeyelo01.tga upcrystals.2da
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