View Full Version : how do u change appearance.2da

11-30-2004, 01:11 PM
if u already have an appearance.2da in ur overide

11-30-2004, 01:25 PM
First this is why we have the stickies posted at the top of the forums here we go

Guide to the Newbie (http://www.lucasforums.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=129789)

Do you want to MOD SWKOTOR (http://www.lucasforums.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=124284)

and hey this last thread probably has what your looking for maybe this one right in the first post.

Adding New selectable PC's (http://www.lucasforums.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=126215)

oh and here too.

Editing Appearance.2da to replace PC models with NPC ones (Darth Bandon body) (http://www.lucasforums.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=122003)

This is why there here.

Darth333 can you work your magic here pleaseAdding New selectable PC's (http://www.lucasforums.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=126215)

11-30-2004, 01:30 PM
Originally posted by viscen
if u already have an appearance.2da in ur overide

You'll first need a .2da editor. By far, Fred Tetra's Kotor Tool is the best (IMHO). You can get it here:


With it, you can open your existing .2da file and begin hacking away at it. It's best to not 'toy around' with it unless (as in your case) you need to edit it in order to make mods play nice together.

Most mods should include a readme file with instructions on exactly what to do with your .2da in order to get it to work. If not, you may have to open BOTH your .2da file, and the one included within the 'other' mod and do a comparison check (sometimes can be a pain in the arse).

If there's specific mods you have in mind, you should go ahead and list them. Someone here may already have an edited .2da they might be willing to give you...

Also, check here:

Darth333 compiled a sweet list of "what & how to's". Section 2 (How to install Mods) lists a link to one of svösh's mods that easily guides you on how to edit your appearance.2da

Hope that helps! :)

::EDIT:: DOH! (again, you've beaten me to the punch darkkender :fist: ) heheh