View Full Version : [KOTOR] Ming the Merciless head and robe

Darth InSidious
12-21-2007, 10:13 AM
Yes, the diabolical emperor of the planet Mongo (and the cosmos) now makes his appearance in KotOR! He and his robes are available...and so,



From the readme:

Ming the Merciless head skin and robe for SW:KotOR v1.0
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By Darth InSidious


One of my first mod requests, even before I became a modder, was for a head and robe skin for Ming the Merciless, from the immortally tacky 1980 film, Flash Gordon. After I became a modder, I rather forgot this mod idea, until prompted again by an avatar of RedHawke's. And so, without further ado, here is a new head based upon that of Ming the Merciless, and a new robe, based upon his robes. I started work, got a bit stuck making the robes and forgot about them until Inyri reminded me and prodded me over them. That, and I needed a Christmas mod. :P

Now, if only there were an item in KotOR I similar to the dancer outfit in KotOR II - "fetch the bore-worms!" :xp:


This mod adds a new head to the game, loosely based on Max von Sydow's Ming the Merciless in the 1980 film and/or running joke, Flash Gordon. It also adds a robe, also based upon the film, which has been placed in the tomb of Naga Sadow, in the same container as Naga Sadow's Poison Blade.


To install this mod, just open "Install Ming The Merciless Head Mod v1.0 by Darth InSidous", and click "Install Mod".


To uninstall this mod, delete the mod files from your SWKotOR\Override folder, and restore any backup files in the 'backup' folder created by the patcher in the same directory as the patcher.

Known Bugs

I have noticed that there is a slight issue with the Brotherhood of Shadow mod, where Matilda can end up with the icon for the Ming head - however, I believe this is a problem to do with the BoS, and not with this mod. This issue will not otherwise affect your game, however.

Also, this skin was not designed for T7 or RedHawke's Darth Revan robes/PMBJ/Star Forge robes remodel with the cape, hood, and belt added on. The texture will look...bad with these models, and I advise on basis of aesthetics that you remove either of these remodels before installing this mod. As above, not doing so won't break your game, either.

Legal Disclaimer

All materials and copyrights belong to Lucasart, Bioware and Obsidian Entertainment Inc.,
Kotor Tool belongs to Fred Tetra, NWNSSCOMP belongs to Edward T. Smith.
I own none of the materials, and I'm not making any money out of this mod. This mod is to be distributed
as-is without alteration, unless by permission of the mod author. This mod is not to be distributed for profit, either.
For private use, this mod may be further edited and modified as the user wishes, but this mod, or any derivate of this mod, may not be uploaded elsewhere without the expressed permission of the mod author.

Found a bug? Got a comment? Complaint? I'm usually about at http://www.lucasforums.com, where you can PM me, or at http://forums.team-gizka.org . If not, try emailing me.

Thanks to:

Fred Tetra for the truly awesome KotOR tool and his nwnsscomp conversion;
svösh and PrtyLizardJedi for their skinning tutorials;
RedHawke for the reminder :) ;
Inyri Forge for prodding me to release the mod :p ;
Holowan in general for being helpful, friendly and all the rest of the good stuff it is :) ;
Lucasarts and Bioware for KotOR, without which this mod wouldn't have been made.




Download links:
From my webspace. (http://www.box.net/shared/jdu8gyakg4)KotORFiles link (http://knightsoftheoldrepublic.filefront.com/file/Ming_the_Merciless_Head_Skin_and_Robe;85207) (Thanks, Shem!)

12-21-2007, 01:52 PM
Haven't seen that movie, to be honest, but the reskin looks awesome. Very cool robes.

12-21-2007, 06:49 PM
:lol: If you haven't seen it, it's definitely worth a watch. Hilarious film.

Nice work. :p

12-22-2007, 10:26 AM
Excellent work DI especially the dark side transition.

Wedge Suron
12-31-2007, 03:19 PM
I've asked this on KOTORFiles but, is there a Cheat Code?

Darth InSidious
12-31-2007, 07:10 PM
Err...for what?

01-01-2008, 12:42 PM
Nice work.

01-01-2008, 11:33 PM
could of had gave him more sith eye dark side transition

01-02-2008, 02:57 PM
This skin looks awesome! Good work DI, I have visions of RH playing it right now... I miss his old avatar! Ah well :)

I could bring it back, but Drow Elven Hotties FTW! :xp: -RH

05-01-2008, 06:53 PM
LOL. DI, did you know that "Ming the Merciless" was in fact that nickname given to Australian Prime Minister Robert Menzies? Hilarious. I do know that Ming was a character in Flash Gordon comics, but I'm downloading this mod just for that.