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darthrevan11
08-08-2009, 02:56 PM
Okay, haven't checked in in a while, but I'm looking over the tutorials and have decided to get into KOTOR modding. This will be my project thread for any projects I should decide to undertake, and also where I'll ask for feedback and help, as well as show progress reports and whatnot.

Project List:
[KOTOR] - Recruitable (unnamed Duros)

Recruitable Duros NPC

I know a recruitable NPC may be a bit of a big project to start with, but hey, what I'm planning covers a lot of topics and will help me learn how a ton of stuff is done.

Plot Summary: When you first exit your apartment on Taris and save the Duros outside from the Sith soldier and his droids, I plan to have him introduce himself and have a name.

Then, if you recall, you find this same Duros locked in a force cage inside the Sith military base also on Taris. You have the option to kill him for some easy dark side points, or save him for some points to the light side. If you opt to save him, I plan to add a conversation string that allows you to ask him to accompany you. If you ask him he will accept, and then something will happen to T3-M4, perhaps a surprise security system, and he will be removed from your party via total destruction (mwahahaha) and the Duros will join your group right there.

You find out that this Duros is a member of an underground group that is resisting the Sith occupation on Taris, working as a tech agent. As you leave the military base, he receives a call on his comm that the main base of his resistance group is under attack by the Sith in retaliation for the break-in. You can choose to go along with this sidequest or skip it and go on to Canderous.

After you go save the base or not, he'll follow you for the rest of the game, and I'll offer up some dialogue between him and the PC, maybe even another sidequest on one of the planets.

I also plan to add some unique items for him, and for the PC as well. I thought I could try making a character to serve as a more alive, interesting replacement for the beep-beep T3-M4. He would still serve as the 'Expert droid'-like character for your party.

I have a few questions for the people here in the modding community, if you could point me in the right direction.

1)I wanted to make this new Duros character able to be equipped with all the armors and such and have it show up. I think the only way to go about this would be to adapt the head of a Duros onto NPC human bodies, perhaps with a small edit or two. Is there an easier way to do this, or are my efforts doomed to failure?

2) Would it be possible to make a droid special weapon equitable to a non-droid PC? I anted to replace one of his arm shields with a droid weapon slot, with the excuse being that he has a special device on his arm to equip it to. If I can't do that I'll just make armbands restricted to him that accomplish the same thing, but that would require whole new items and I'd rather be allowed to use what the game comes with.

I may have others later, but answers to those, along with any suggestions in general would be very much appreciated.

jonathan7
08-08-2009, 03:49 PM
Please do not bump or double post in a thread this quick - use the "edit" function found in the bottom right of your posts to update. It is only acceptable to 'double' post after you have not updated for quite a while and have significant new updates... This you could have just put in your first post when you made the thread 20 minutes ago - j7

I have a few questions for the people here in the modding community, if you could point me in the right direction.

In answer to your question you may want to review the following mods;

1)I wanted to make this new Duros character able to be equipped with all the armors and such and have it show up. I think the only way to go about this would be to adapt the head of a Duros onto NPC human bodies, perhaps with a small edit or two. Is there an easier way to do this, or are my efforts doomed to failure?

http://knightsoftheoldrepublic.filefront.com/file/Playable_Alien_Species_Beta;100593

2) Would it be possible to make a droid special weapon equitable to a non-droid PC? I anted to replace one of his arm shields with a droid weapon slot, with the excuse being that he has a special device on his arm to equip it to. If I can't do that I'll just make armbands restricted to him that accomplish the same thing, but that would require whole new items and I'd rather be allowed to use what the game comes with.

http://knightsoftheoldrepublic.filefront.com/file/Flame_Thrower;73974