View Full Version : installation order query

08-20-2009, 10:54 AM
hey all, can i just say 1st off that i'm in awe of the great work you guys and gals have done! i love kotor but the mods out there make it a whole new experience!

now, down to business! i jumped headlong into the whole mod usage and tried to install as many as possible. i started a game with a number of mods installed and things were running ok. then i guess i got greedy! i tried to install the mekel recruit mod and the recruitable kay mod, when i loaded my save it was unplayable or just buggy (invisble pc, not moving forward, missing protraits, blob of colour on the screen!). in order to save my sanity i just uninstalled and reinstalled and then added the mods again, but i've not once been able to get a game goin since. very frustrating.

thing is tho, i'm not trying to knock those 2 mods, i know they are quality from what others have said, but i wonder is there a specific order i need to install them in? or are some incompatible with others? i assume this is a rather sticky question to answer but if anyone can i'd be in their debt.

the mods i am installing are:
brotherhood of shadow solomons revenge 1.0 - silveredge9
brotherhood...patch 1.1 - silveredge9
recruitable kay 1.0 - inyri forge
rec. kay patch 1.01 - inyri forge
project bastila - eddie the lightbringer
bastila romance enhancement - swfan28
k1 force pack 2.0 - star admiral
mekel recruit 1.1 - tanesh?
male head pack - inyri forge
character reskin pack 2.0 - shem
jolee into yoda - shem

there were a good few others too, but i figure i should limit how much i tinker!

any help at all would be appreciated, i'm dying to get started on brotherhood of shadow!



Edit: even if anyone can tell me if ANY two mods are incompatible then at least i can start narrowing them down to the ones i want most.

Rtas Vadum
08-20-2009, 05:08 PM
I'd say that BOS:SR might have problems with Project Bastlia. BOSL:SR adds a new character to your party list after a certain point(After Leviathan, if you start the first part of its storyline), and it uses Bastila's slot.

The Character Reskin pack and Male head pack should be fine adding with the other mods, as long as the others don't change the same textures.

The rest I can't be sure of, as I haven't really used them. But the main thing you need to watch when you install mods, is when two mods use the same files, mainly 2da, dlg(dialouge files), Script files(nss, or ncs), etc.\

08-20-2009, 05:34 PM
thanks for the reply rtas!

i guess i'll just have to go with brotherhood, recruitable kay, and maybe mekel.
hopefully there'll be no clashes, but i'm having no luck in that regard lately. :(

Edit :oh, and if anyone knows what order i should install them in please tell me.
brotherhood is huge and takes ages to install, so i'm keen to avoid trial and error.

08-20-2009, 07:29 PM
BOS should be first and it IS compatible with RK.

08-20-2009, 07:33 PM
thanks for the reply canderis.

i think i may have to start again tho, everytime i load my saves i end up looking at a screen with all the GUI in place but no portrait and only big blocks of colour where the game world should be. i can then transfer to one of my teammates and my PC is invisible! then, if i try to go to my PC the game crashes. :confused:

08-20-2009, 09:13 PM
I think I know you're problem. Try re-installing the head mod.

08-20-2009, 10:14 PM
i did mate, i did each one individually to see what would happen and at no time could i get the saves to work. i was using one of the modified heads so i thought that it was an issue with the head mod too, but no luck.

i bit the bullet and restarted again. this time i have the BOS and kay mods in, aswell as the reskins, head mods and force pack. no issues so far, but i am reluctant to add the mekel mod. as much as i want to do it, i have a feeling its incompatible with the BOS and kay mods. plus, adding that one late on seemed to start all my problems last time round. bummer.

anyway, thanks for your replies mate!