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ObiLaws
02-14-2007, 11:03 PM
Ok so I had a page to go to for a launcher but evry time I go to it to read it, my internet explorer freezes and says at the top "(Not Responding)" so I need to know to make a launcher mod, please, because I think this would be good for me to start my modding iwht, ya know, something simple. I could probably make several of these, once I learn how. So could someone please help me out? P.S. I don't know if there is a thread like this already, so if there is, please include a link (if its helpful and tells you how)

Miltiades
02-15-2007, 10:42 AM
You can find the file in c:\Program Files\LucasArts\SWKotOR2\launcher. It's the swlauncher.bmp. Just retexture it and then replace your edited one with the original one.

Ghost Down
02-15-2007, 12:58 PM
Or C:\Program Files\Lucas Files\LucasArts\SWKotOR\launcher for KotOR 1

- Ghost Down

ObiLaws
02-15-2007, 06:13 PM
Ty guys, I need to know how to music and stuff like that and how to put it into a .zip format or whatever to post onto the internet, though.

Miltiades
02-15-2007, 07:29 PM
background.wav is the music file of the launcher, found in the same folder. That's for Kotor2, I don't know about Kotor1, as it isn't installed atm, but I'm pretty sure it's the same.

ObiLaws
02-15-2007, 07:41 PM
Ok but I've found that its hard for the launcher to recognize files and crud like that such as, "launcher.ini, [General]
Background=swlauncher.bmp (one that I want to use)"
and it says it can't find the picture, could someone help me out there?

Miltiades
02-16-2007, 11:14 AM
Wait wait, what exactly did you do? The only thing you need to do is retexture the swlauncher.bmp and make sure you save it as swlauncher.bmp. It won't recognize anything else.

ObiLaws
02-16-2007, 06:03 PM
Well, what happened is that I had a modded launcher in the launcher folder, so I moved it out, put in the picture, made it a .bmp, and changed the name to swlauncher.bmp, I need to figure out where the "original" launcher went, I know I backed it up, but I just pressed copy on the launcher folder so I don't know where it copied to, thats as detailed as I can get it.

Miltiades
02-16-2007, 06:31 PM
You already had a modded launcher in the launcher folder? And it worked? I don't know why another picture wouldn't want to work. With what program did you make the file?

The best way I can think of is to just back up your launcher folder and then edit the swlauncher.bmp instead of creating your own file.

ObiLaws
02-19-2007, 11:46 PM
Well, I think i figured out where my original launcher picture went, and then I just use the GIMP to edit, or retexture or whatever, and then I have my modded file, then I just need to know how to get into a .zip or .rar format.