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Achilles
04-02-2005, 09:17 PM
...from my website.

The readme's a doozy, so I'll spare you the tears and just post the Q&A.

One of the chief complaint lobbied by those who have played SW:KotORII - TSL is the game is way too easy. Luckily, Obsidian Entertainment (OE) was kind enough to architect their game in such a way that this is easily resolved. Why on earth they didn't do this themselves, I have no idea.

Here are some questions that I imagine many players will have regarding this mod:

Q: What does this mod do?
A: This mod utilizes autobalance.2da to make opponents more difficult. Additionally, I have modified this file so that players can get to Level 35 without having to use cheats or exploit glitches.

Q: Is this a "hardcore mod"?
A: I, personally, would not classify it as a hardcore mod. My experience with these types of mods is that they are designed to make all battles significantly more difficult. Philosophically, I believe that while most fights should be challenging, truly grueling encounters should be reserved for "bosses".

Q: How does this mod work?
A: OE originally designed the autobalance.2da file so that opponents will get more difficult as the game progresses. Unfortunately, they did it in such a way that they reduce penalties at each tier rather than increase bonuses. For example, at Step 1, an opponent's level is 75% of yours (if you're Level 4, then they're Level 3). In addition to this, they also have Vitality Point multiplier of 0.65. This means that if they have 100 hit points unencumbered, then they would only have 65 hit points when you encounter them. What I have done is changed a majority of these multipliers to 1.00 (100%). This means that if a NPC spawns with 100 hit points, it gets all 100 of those hit points. For the upper tiers (Steps 4 and 5) some categories have modifiers of 1.10 or 1.20 (110% and 120% respectively).

Q: How were you able to increase XP using this one file?
A: I have tweaked the level multiplier so that opponents are always a higher level than you are. By doing this, I have exploited the game's existing system in a way that will allow you to earn more XP for the fights that you win.

Q: Why did you choose level 35 as a cut-off for your mod?
A: After level 35 your feat-reliant characters start to run out of useful stuff during level-ups. Similarly, after Level 35 your DS Consular/Sith Lords start running out of useful Force Powers and your LS Consulars/Jedi Masters have exhausted LS Force Powers. I know some people don't have a problem with LS PCs casting DS powers, but I don't care for it, so I felt that Level 35 was appropriate.

Q: Are the fights still cakewalks?
A: Early in the game, while you're party members are still cutting their teeth, the fights can be pretty challenging. Later in the game, when you have a significant number of levels under your belt, more powerful force powers, items, etc, the fights get much easier. They are by no means the "one hit wonders" that they used to be, but you will have to put forth some effort to kill the baddies. Opponents will do more damage when they hit you, but because your party is more powerful, they might not always get the chance (bosses excluded).

Q: Why haven't you put more effort into making normal fights harder?
A: Not all NPCs are bosses, nor should they be. Cannon fodder is cannon fodder, and I really don't consider 15 rounds to kill a cannok "fun". Elite troopers, dark jedi, etc should take multiple rounds to kill (which they do), but since your PC is supposed to be the uber Jedi/Sith coming up on their own, then it doesn't make much sense that everyone else in the galaxy is just as uber as your PC (again, bosses excluded).

Q: What have you done for boss fights?
A: I really didn't care for the way that OE made "the Darths". Instead of making them "real characters", they just gave them an insane number of attribute points and some sick default saving throws. What I did was take the time to build each Darth out as if they were a party member (starting with a certain number of attribute points, gaining force powers at each level, etc). I designed Darth Nihilus to be a level 50 Sith Assassin, Darth Traya as a level 40 Sith Lord, and Darth Sion as level 30 Sith Marauder. Of course some tweaking was required to make the fights beatable, but in my opinion, they are significantly more challenging than they were before.

Q: What other assumptions/philosophies did you account for when making this?
A: You never see any of the Jedi/Sith in the movies stopping to stim up, activate shields, or whatever right before a fight. I know that it's pretty common to have buffs in a video game, but I personally don't care for them. If you use stims and shields with this mod, you're likely to find that most fights are still pretty easy.

Drazin
04-02-2005, 09:29 PM
Sounds great Bud :)
I do have one additional question however.

Have you tested this mod in the Dxun Tomb?
Where the one Sith Master/Lord is supposed to die from Lightning. Some people have had trouble with this particular spot and I felt it was due to being higher than normal Level. Which gave the Sith too many hitpoints to be killed by the lightning properly.

I'm just curious as to whether my theory is accurate, and if your mod will cause a problem, or if it can be rectified.

Again, Awesome Mod Achilles.
Tougher is what the game needed for sure.

Daiko701
04-02-2005, 09:45 PM
Achilles could you post this on a link other than your site, I can't seem to download anything from your site. I get the error of current security setting won't allow download or something to that effect. I have tried to reset all of my security settings but to no avail. I do not know why this error keeps appearing nor do I know how to rectify it as of yet. Please post so I may use your fine work. Maybe at pcgamemods or here? Anyway thanks for the great mods (I hope I can try this one out)


*Edit: Ok it was wierd but for some reason my pc did not want to trust your site, so I uninstalled my AVG, reinstalled, re-configured and had to add your site to allow downloads. Funky but it worked........ Now to get down do some serious gameplay....... thanks

Achilles
04-02-2005, 10:05 PM
Originally posted by Drazin
Have you tested this mod in the Dxun Tomb? I've tested this on about 4 different games and have yet to run into this problem. Odd are that if he's not dying, then you have a file conflict with his .utc. Just my 2 cents.

General Kenobi
04-02-2005, 10:14 PM
I've never "had" to kill that sith with lightning? I just kill him.


B.O.T (back on topic)

Achilles, This sounds absolutely KILLER. I have been waiting for a mod exactly like this one. This is going in the override and a new game begins tonight :)

Shadow Blaze
04-02-2005, 10:49 PM
Not a bad idea achilles. This will be going in my override.

Mav
04-02-2005, 11:12 PM
I was beginning to wonder what you were doing, now i know, good job ;)

RedHawke
04-03-2005, 05:27 AM
^^^^
I'm with Mav, this sounds marvelous Achilles! :D

stoffe
04-03-2005, 06:01 AM
Originally posted by Achilles
I've tested this on about 4 different games and have yet to run into this problem. Odd are that if he's not dying, then you have a file conflict with his .utc. Just my 2 cents.

The script (a_ritual_sc_1) applies a flat 1000 Universal damage to the Sith that's killed when the ritual breaks. So if he's got more than 1000 hitpoints, he'll not die.

A wild guess would be that the people who run into this problem have their party at very high levels by the time they do the tomb, and as such the Autobalancer will push his hitpoints above 1000.

I'll post source code for that script if you want it, should be an easy fix to apply GetMaxHitpoints() damage instead of 1000 to accomodate high level players. :)

Tupac Amaru
04-03-2005, 06:23 AM
Sounds like a good reason to start a new game. :) Most fights were way too easy before.

Achilles
04-03-2005, 06:32 AM
Originally posted by stoffe -mkb-
The script (a_ritual_sc_1) applies a flat 1000 Universal damage to the Sith that's killed when the ritual breaks. So if he's got more than 1000 hitpoints, he'll not die.

A wild guess would be that the people who run into this problem have their party at very high levels by the time they do the tomb, and as such the Autobalancer will push his hitpoints above 1000.

I'll post source code for that script if you want it, should be an easy fix to apply GetMaxHitpoints() damage instead of 1000 to accomodate high level players. :) *shrug* In my last game, I visited Dxun (the 2nd time) in the high 20's. I've yet to encounter a situation where he didn't die. Perhaps some people are using KSE to get to 30+ and that's what's causing the issue.

General Kenobi
04-03-2005, 12:12 PM
I agree with Ach. never had a problem one at any level visiting 2nd planet or last (god onderon is LONGGG). I kill that sucker everytime though with no probs. :)

ChAiNz.2da
04-03-2005, 12:16 PM
Superb work as usual man, got mine and can't wait to test this sucker out! :D

Prime
04-03-2005, 12:17 PM
Very nice, Achilles. :)

Lorden Darkblade
04-03-2005, 01:44 PM
Very very nice mod achillies :D
It's going to my Override folder as I type this ;)

shosey
04-03-2005, 02:45 PM
do you need to start a new game for this to work?

DaxJorell
04-03-2005, 02:50 PM
This sounds much better than a lot of the so-called "hardcore" mods in that I like your "realism" philosophy that takes into account the fiction of the game as well as the game itself.

I will definitely try this mod out.

Q: Does it conflict with the Prestiege Class Mod that Maverick and Redhawke did?

I would love it if some of the modders got together and released a Community Mod Pack -- One Mod -- That combined the Handmaiden for Female players + This mod + Prestiege Class Items and Robes Mod as I think it makes it a better gaming experience "from the ground up", regardless of any other mods.

This is actually the answer to your earlier question (even if it was rhetorical): Obsidian didn't even beta test this game -- for glitches/bugs and gameplay/balance issues -- And was rushed to deliver an incomplete game to Lucas Arts.

Achilles
04-03-2005, 03:25 PM
@shosey: Nope, but you might find that you're at a disadvantage if you install it in the middle of one. How much of a disadvantage, I can't say.

@DaxJorell: I haven't used that mod, so I don't know. Unless it utilizes any of the files included in this mod, or attempts to address game balance, they should be compatible. Perhaps you could try it out and let us know.

...And please, let's not turn this thread into yet another diatribe on OE, LA, or the release schedule of this game. TIA.

envida
04-03-2005, 09:27 PM
Very Nice Achilles. I will defentivily try this out when I have the time to actually play the game :D

beancounter
04-03-2005, 10:43 PM
Hey Achilles,

I am curious what you have found out about the autobalance 2da. I looked at it when I was building the Hardcore mod. On the surface, the autobalance.2da seems like the perfect method to balance TSL, because anyone could customize their level of difficulty without having to script anything.

But I ran across one huge problem with the autobalance.2da. Everything works perfectly except for the vitality bonus. If you change the Hit Dice, saving throws, damage, AC or To Hit the change will take effect right off the bat. However, the vitality bonus never seemed to change. For instance, open up autobalance.2da and change the vpmult, tohitmult, armormult, damagemult, savemult and levelmult to 0.02. Now open up a save game and start fighting! Cast a few force powers - notice how horrible their saves are? How bad their AC is? But, the HP never changes. It still takes the same amount of damage to kill them. Now, quit and reopen autobalance.2da. Change everything to 4.00 and restart TSL. Notice how the monsters are almost impossilbe to hit, how they do massive damage and have super saving throws. But, they still die after the same amount of damage. No matter what value you enter for vpmult they will still have the same HP.

Now let me place one condition on this. You can affect the HP if and only if the NPC has a high constitution bonus. Then, if you raise their Hit Dice they will get the bonus HP. But changing vpmult does nothing.

That is the only reason I did not use autobalance.2da. I should have posted this earlier, but I did not realize anyone was working with this 2da.

Achilles
04-03-2005, 11:41 PM
Interesting. I never noticed, but it's entirely possible that the level multiplier allows for added VP without changes to the vpmult column, which would explain why that never became apparent to me during testing.

Thanks for the info! I won't worry about that column if I decided to make adjustments to the file in the future.

beancounter
04-04-2005, 12:32 AM
Let me clarify that. Raising the level of the creature by adjusting levelmult only does two things. It gives more experience for killing it and it gives the constitution bonus to vitality. It does not change the base vitality, saves, to hit or damage.

Achilles
04-04-2005, 12:41 AM
Originally posted by beancounter
Let me clarify that. Raising the level of the creature by adjusting levelmult only does two things. It gives more experience for killing it and it gives the constitution bonus to vitality. It does not change the base vitality, saves, to hit or damage. Fair enough. Thanks again!

stoffe
04-04-2005, 11:08 AM
Originally posted by beancounter


But I ran across one huge problem with the autobalance.2da. Everything works perfectly except for the vitality bonus. (snip)
No matter what value you enter for vpmult they will still have the same HP.

Now let me place one condition on this. You can affect the HP if and only if the NPC has a high constitution bonus. Then, if you raise their Hit Dice they will get the bonus HP. But changing vpmult does nothing.


Interesting. There is one thing with this autobalancer I don't quite understand though: Some enemies, like a number of Sith Captains and the respawning Sith Assassins on Dxun, have huge amounts of vitality points, far more than what anyone of their level reasonably should have. They get increasingly more as you go up in level as well.

If this is not determined by the autobalancer, and doesn't come from their level and Con bonus to VP, from where do they get this extra vitality?

Here's a screenshot of the stats of one such enemy as an example:

Healthy Sith Assassin (http://img9.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img9&image=tslassassinhealth2qh.jpg)

una
04-04-2005, 02:58 PM
Originally posted by stoffe -mkb-
Interesting. There is one thing with this autobalancer I don't quite understand though: Some enemies, like a number of Sith Captains and the respawning Sith Assassins on Dxun, have huge amounts of vitality points, far more than what anyone of their level reasonably should have. They get increasingly more as you go up in level as well.

If this is not determined by the autobalancer, and doesn't come from their level and Con bonus to VP, from where do they get this extra vitality?

Here's a screenshot of the stats of one such enemy as an example:

Healthy Sith Assassin (http://img9.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img9&image=tslassassinhealth2qh.jpg)

Hmmm i am really interested in how you get to see the enemy stats in the message log. Is it just something i havent seen before or is it a mod?

beancounter
04-04-2005, 09:00 PM
Stoffe - that is one healthy Sith Assassin! I think you misunderstood me on the autobalancer - the game does adjust their hitpoint based on your level. But it is always the same percentage regardless of the values you use in autobalance.2da.

Now, is that one of the Sith Assassins on Duxn? It is probably one of the following utc files sith_ass404 to 406. The utc file shows that they are level 8 with 60 HP. I think that is the key to your mystery. The vast majority (90%)of your opponents utc files are level 1 with 10 hitpoints. To be honest I think it is a bug in the game. I think it is using the formula: Level Adjustment of 17 * Base Hit Points of 76 * 75% = 960. Check out the Mandorian Guide who's UTC is f_mand_guide. He is level 1 with 9 hit points. His formula seems to be Level Adjustment of 15 * Base Hitpoints of 9 * 84% = 117. I will be honest I could never pin the formula down, and I know different NPC's use different formulas.

Try changing the UTC files to level 1 with 9 hitpoints and see what happens.

una - you can not post that data directly to the game. Stoffe is running a custom mod.

By Design
04-05-2005, 09:41 PM
Well this should prove very usefull. I have found KoTOR 2 very easy so I started a new game with Beancounter's Hardcore mod (Insane set), now i get to start over with Bean's AND this installed as they don't seem to conflict file wise. And when the Ultimate Lightsabre mod comes out with it's beefed up Nihilus encoutner sabre I should throughly get my ass handed to me :D

Thank you all

Achilles
04-05-2005, 10:28 PM
Originally posted by By Design
And when the Ultimate Lightsabre mod comes out with it's beefed up Nihilus encoutner sabre I should throughly get my ass handed to me :D All Sith Lord encounters have been beefed up with this mod, however from what I've heard, the Nihilus battle included in the ULM is going to be epic :D

Smilodon
04-06-2005, 09:19 AM
Originally posted by By Design
Well this should prove very usefull. I have found KoTOR 2 very easy so I started a new game with Beancounter's Hardcore mod (Insane set), now i get to start over with Bean's AND this installed as they don't seem to conflict file wise. And when the Ultimate Lightsabre mod comes out with it's beefed up Nihilus encoutner sabre I should throughly get my ass handed to me :D

Thank you all

Yea, I'm too playing with these now; great work Achilles :)
Let's see how hard Nihilus is gonna be, luckily I'm already on my way to the Ravager with my current character ^^;

infernox
05-02-2005, 10:08 PM
can't download from your siter is says error then a emssage saying get ur own freewebs site

Jeff
05-02-2005, 10:20 PM
Originally posted by infernox
can't download from your siter is says error then a emssage saying get ur own freewebs site

i get the same thing, uve used up ur bandwidth it says.

Achilles
05-02-2005, 11:04 PM
Yep. Resets on the 20th. FWIW I'm looking at other options for free web hosting, but it will probably be a while before I put any work into a new site.

d. aser
05-04-2005, 12:24 AM
The site appears to be up but the link to the mod is broken just so you know. :)

YertyL
11-06-2005, 04:45 PM
Oh
my
GOD!
I have just fought Nihilus and it was ... ... ... hard. My PC was level 31; Nihilus had a defense of 76! I was only able to hit him with a natural 20 (automatic hit) or after buffing myself up with a ridicoulus amount of stims.
In the end, it was old school 1on1 - and at the exact same time Nihilus collapsed, my character collapsed too - but it was still counted as a win.
What an exciting fight! Would also be cool to have a chance of more than 5% of hitting though :)

Clone L68362
11-06-2005, 08:53 PM
Ya know I always found TSL to be annoying. Not too easy or hard but challenging. And after finishing Peragus you spend a LONG time having enemies always save against your force powers.

DarkExcalibur42
11-06-2005, 09:46 PM
i'm dl-ing this and i don't even own TSL yet. This sounds perfect, and I know the fights in KOTOR1 could be too easy at times... and that's the major complaint I hear from TSL on this site. Looking forward to using this mod... :D

rpuresteel
01-29-2006, 02:53 AM
How the heck are you supposed to defeat Nihilus? He resists everything, crits for 200-400 almost every round, uses an unresistable (since he is 20 levels above you) health drain when he gets near 50%...

I've tried absolutely everything I can, and I can't get anywhere near defeating him.

The mod was great up until this... even with the added challenge it was a lot of fun. Nihilus is just insane though.

Achilles
01-29-2006, 03:19 AM
I don't remember him being quite that hard, but then again it's been a long time since I tested that fight. In fact, I remember making him progressively easier during the testing (1st version: everyone died within seconds :D). Maybe it's time to rebalance the rebalance mod ;)

rpuresteel
01-29-2006, 03:25 AM
I may have been exaggerating a little...

I just tried three more times and it was more like 200-400 damage crits every other round, not every single one... :)

ChAiNz.2da
01-29-2006, 07:03 AM
I welcomed the challenge... Nihilus was hard.. but since I had stockpiled tons of crap I thought I'd never use, Nil gave me the opportunity to lift off some of that weight.. hehehe

Take note though that if you use the USM along with Achilles' mod (which I do).. Nil becomes uber tough... ya' better be prepared... ;)

Achilles' Re-Balance is still one of my favorite mods to this day. I don't think I'll ever say this game is "too easy" anymore hehehe...

Osuirof
01-30-2006, 09:21 PM
I`ve got one question:
Will your mod work properly with Paragon`s D20 Adaptation Mod ?
Because I`ve used Hardcore Mod (don`t recall by who), + D20 Adaptation, and I was on 50 lvl before third planet :evil5:

Achilles
01-30-2006, 09:45 PM
I'm not familiar with that mod or what it does. So long as it does not also use autobalance.2da, there shouldn't be any compatability issues.

Osuirof
01-30-2006, 10:56 PM
I'm not familiar with that mod or what it does. So long as it does not also use autobalance.2da,...
In short: it changes TSL to SW D20 tabletop RPG (more or less).

And unfortunately it uses autobalance.2da (and couple of other arrays, scripts, etc., but only autobalance is the problem), and its values are lower (higher if negative) than yours.

So I think, that it will boost "my" level (higher ECL, CR -> more XP-> higher level)
Am I correct ?

Achilles
01-30-2006, 11:08 PM
Levelmult is the one to watch. If the numbers is higher than the values I entered then you will level up faster. If it's lower then you will level slower.

Osuirof
01-31-2006, 07:51 AM
O.K., thank you.

And what about crmod ?
Higher values, makes level up faster ?
(Sneaky Question Insertion Mode: on)
So if I want to make tougher opponents, but want to level up "normally", leave alone what ? Levelmult, and crmod ?
(Sneaky Question Insertion Mode: off)

I didn`t find any .xls in download from pcgamemods, which you mention in readme, only this:
http://img71.imageshack.us/img71/8444/cont9sj.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
just so you know.

Davinq
07-11-2006, 07:39 PM
Sorry if I'm refreshing this thread unneccessarily, but I can't get the mod to work. (It won't go in my Override folder). When I try to place it in there, I get this message:

Cannot create or replace Achilles' game balance mod: Access is denied. Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use.

EnderWiggin
07-11-2006, 11:16 PM
Sorry if I'm refreshing this thread unneccessarily, but I can't get the mod to work. (It won't go in my Override folder). When I try to place it in there, I get this message:

Cannot create or replace Achilles' game balance mod: Access is denied. Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use.

Like C:\Program Files\LucasArts\SWKotOR2\Override ?

Is that where you are putting it?

_EW_

ChAiNz.2da
07-12-2006, 10:01 AM
Restart your computer.

Your system memory is leaking and it's still "using" the file in an active state (at least the computer thinks so).

If that's not it, then make sure you're logged in as an administrator on your computer (or an account with proper read/write rights)...

And finally, if neither of those are the case.. re-download the file. If it's a corrupted download, the computer may think it's still 'downloading' the thing and won't let you touch the file until it thinks it's done..

Darkkender
07-12-2006, 11:00 AM
Restart your computer.

Your system memory is leaking and it's still "using" the file in an active state (at least the computer thinks so).

If that's not it, then make sure you're logged in as an administrator on your computer (or an account with proper read/write rights)...

And finally, if neither of those are the case.. re-download the file. If it's a corrupted download, the computer may think it's still 'downloading' the thing and won't let you touch the file until it thinks it's done..

As Chainz said for most of the above. I have Struck out the least likely. Bolded and underlined the most likely and Italicized the 2nd most likely.

mongerman
09-18-2006, 10:48 AM
Is there any other place to download this mod? The link on Achilles homepage is a deadend...

Arátoeldar
09-18-2006, 08:50 PM
Is there any other place to download this mod? The link on Achilles homepage is a deadend...

PM me your email address and I will send it to you.

jxxx22
10-03-2006, 02:03 AM
i need this mod too.
anyone can upload?

finisher700
01-05-2007, 03:23 PM
Hello,

Achilles' website is "temporarily frozen" and the reason given is "because it used up its monthly bandwidth." Being as it is early in the month, I assume the site will be locked away for a long time, with only brief moments of availabilty before it gets re-frozen.

Reading other posts, it seems that this is a contininued problem with this mod, and furthermore the modder has not posted this piece of work on any public mod-hosting sites, which is quite unusual indeed. Any chance of getting this mod from someone or somewhere? Thanks in advance.

Q
01-05-2007, 05:46 PM
^^PM me your email address and I will try to send it to you.

finisher700
01-05-2007, 06:02 PM
Hi Qliveur,

Thanks! PM sent.

Achilles
01-06-2007, 12:26 AM
Hello,
Achilles' website is "temporarily frozen" and the reason given is "because it used up its monthly bandwidth." Being as it is early in the month, I assume the site will be locked away for a long time, with only brief moments of availabilty before it gets re-frozen. Bandwidth resets on the 20th, so today is the mid-point of freewebs' month. Look for it again on the 20th if you're unable to find anyone to email it to you. Best of luck.

hagashi
01-14-2007, 05:53 AM
Seeing as how the website is still frozen I was wondering if there was still someone willing to email the mod to me? Thanks for your time.

bluewhale
01-15-2007, 04:03 AM
I will add to the chorus of people requesting this mod. If someone could PM it to me, it would be appreciated.

Vayne42
01-21-2007, 12:45 AM
I'll join the queue begging for a copy of this mod. Achilles, have you considered hosting the mod elsewhere? knightsoftheoldrepublic.filefront.com and pcgamemods.com both spring to mind, and it'd make it easier for us to get it and take some pressure off your site (Since it's the 21st as I'm typing this, either Freewebs are running slow or you got swamped almost immediately after the reset)

Q
01-21-2007, 01:40 AM
^^^
Well, since I've already emailed it to a couple of people already, you guys can PM me your email addresses and I'll send it to you.

Sinapus
01-21-2007, 04:19 PM
Okay, Qliveur kindly sent me the .zip for the mod AND the fix for the "Dxun Sith Who Just Won't DIE" bug (thanks!) and I have a question:

Is there a copy of the sourcefiles available? One of the mods I've installed conflicts with one file in this mod:

a_kreatris.ncs

I have the .nss for the script from the mod already installed (Handmaiden Choice mod by stoffe) so it might be a simple matter of going in, changing any entry of "n_darthtraya001" to "n_darthatris001" or "n_darthtraya002" to "n_darthatris002" and recompiling. The readme for Achilles's mod seems to say that's all it did, but I want to be certain.

CedricFP
02-08-2007, 06:53 AM
Can someone simply upload the mod to rapidshare or something? It'd be great to get this mod. Why not PCGamemods?

sincrav
02-25-2007, 12:20 PM
hiya Qliveur, could u add me to that list as well for the mod ^^
thx in advance

sartho
03-02-2007, 02:27 PM
Hey, could you add me to that list as well?

Web Rider
03-04-2007, 01:08 AM
Can someone simply upload the mod to rapidshare or something? It'd be great to get this mod. Why not PCGamemods?

since it has been nearly a month since this post I'm quoting, I'd like to second the request for this mod to be posted, somewhere with less fragile bandwidth. Just not PCGM, since it isnt working either. Perhaps filefront?

lix1982
10-31-2007, 11:17 PM
Well it seems I've come too late, but I do want this mod, so does anyone know where this mod can be obtained? :)

dcinroc
11-01-2007, 01:19 AM
Well it seems I've come too late, but I do want this mod, so does anyone know where this mod can be obtained? :)

Achilles has it on his homepage.

http://www.freewebs.com/achilles01/miscellaneous.htm

It works well.

You might also try beancounter's Hardcore TSL mod. It will work with Achilles' mod. Both mods are good. Together, they are great!

http://xfer.lfnetwork.com/starwarsknights.com/HarcoreMod-TSL.zip

You can also add stoffe's Improved Combat AI to furter enhance the badguys, though adding this to the other mods requires some .2da file merging.

http://www.starwarsknights.com/kotor2mods.php

lix1982
11-01-2007, 06:11 AM
Achilles has it on his homepage.

http://www.freewebs.com/achilles01/miscellaneous.htm

It works well.

You might also try beancounter's Hardcore TSL mod. It will work with Achilles' mod. Both mods are good. Together, they are great!

http://xfer.lfnetwork.com/starwarsknights.com/HarcoreMod-TSL.zip

You can also add stoffe's Improved Combat AI to furter enhance the badguys, though adding this to the other mods requires some .2da file merging.

http://www.starwarsknights.com/kotor2mods.php

Seems Achilles'homepage cannot be opened,but still I appreciate your help very much. :)

Q
11-01-2007, 07:56 AM
^^^PM me your email address and I'll send it to you.;)

lix1982
11-01-2007, 08:59 AM
Mod received,im going to enjoy it. Thanks a lot, and of course hail to the great author.

Q
11-01-2007, 09:19 AM
^^^You are most welcome. Hope you enjoy it.:)

Grail Quest
12-01-2007, 12:01 PM
I'm playing this mod and on Difficult, and so far I have to say BE VERY CAREFUL about whether you want to use it.

Right now, my companions are around level 28, and I just crunched through the Jungle Tomb with Atton, HK-47, and Mandalore. It was ridiculous. Sith grunts were doing 50 damage, and some of the Dark Jedi were doing 100+. And this is WITHOUT CRITICALS, and AFTER Energy Resistance. Atton and Mandalore both have energy damage resistance from armor overlays, and Immunity to Critical Hits from implants. HK-47 has armour that gives him a very high energy damage resistance.
Combined with this are incredible bonuses (nearly 40 for all grunts), and Sith Assassins automatically make all saves against Force Powers because they have an enormous saving throw bonus.
I made it through the final battles against the Sith Lords and the Sith Lord/Sith Master combo only because HK-47 was running and shooting, and Atton has the power to get up as long as he wasn't the last one standing when he got gunned down.

The early game was ok, and time-filler small skirmishes are okay, but critical and quest battles feel impossible. The unarmed combat challenges, like the Mandalorian Battle Circle, are absolutely impossible since they are doing about 3x-5x damage and they always hit.

Achilles
12-02-2007, 05:22 PM
I'm playing this mod and on Difficult, and so far I have to say BE VERY CAREFUL about whether you want to use it.Or be very careful about the decision to use it on Difficult ;)

"Doc, it hurts when I do this".