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Fallen Guardian
01-06-2013, 08:53 PM
Well, to put a long story short, this mod makes the text you see when you investigate into Elassa's murder in the Republic Embassy into an actual cutscene. (For a more detailed description check the ReadMe below.)

ReadMe
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Sunry Murder Recording Enhancement Demo ReadMe
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NAME: Sunry Murder Recording Enhancement
TYPE: Added Content
VERSION: 2.0
SIZE - Unzipped: 2.97 Megabytes, Zipped: 796 Kilobytes
DATE RELEASED: August 3, 2013
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DESCRIPTION
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In the vanilla version of the game there was a quest on Manaan which inolved you becoming a lawyer for an ex-Republic soldier who had supposedly murdered a Sith. This, if you followed it far enough, would eventually lead you to investigating around the embassies of both the Republic and the Sith. When you found some evidence, it was presented in the form of text, though referred to as a video by said text. I have taken this text and turned it into a video (a cutscene) showing the events which the text described.
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VERSION 2.0 CHANGES
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Fixed the TSL Patcher installation so it no longer causes the game to crash when entering manm26ae. Now both the manual installation and the TSL Patcher installation work.
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INSTALLATION
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An installation which involved the TSL Patcher has been made ready for your use and is the simplest and easiest way to carry out installation.
If you wish, for whatever reason, to not use TSL Patcher it will require you to manually copy and paste files from the TSLPatchdata folder into the specific folders they need to be placed in.


Note: I am not responsible for any incompatibility issues that may arise from the use of this mod in conjunction with other mods. (Though I'll help you try and sort them out, if you tell me about them.)
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TSL PATCHER INSTALLATION
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1) Double click SMRE Installer.exe found in the main directory of the Sunry Murder Recording Enhancement folder.
2) Click the button labeled Install Mod.
3) Click yes to the box that'll pop up... if you wish to proceed with installation.
4) Watch as all the little file names and progress reports scroll by and wait until the installer is complete.

(IMPORTANT! If you encounter error while running the TSLPatcher saying that manm26ae.mod already exists, DO NOT worry. This just means a little insurance policy I had in place wasn't needed.)
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MANUAL INSTALLATION
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1) Open up the folder titled "Manual Installation".
2) Just take the one file in there (manm26ae.MOD) and put it in the Modules folder, found in the SWKotOR main directory.

(I TAKE NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ERRORS MADE WHILE MANUALLY INSTALLING THIS MOD)
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KNOWN BUGS
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- Rarely Elassa will turn around right when she shouldn't
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BUG REPORTING
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There are 3 ways to report bugs. 1: Post your issues in the Taris Upper City Emporium Release Thread. 2: Post your issues in the Deadly Stream Release Thread. 3: PM your issues to me (Fallen Guardian) at Deadlystream or Lucas Forums.


TO REPORT THROUGH TARIS UPPER CITY EMPORIUM

1) Go to the Taris Upper City Emporium section of the Knights of the Old Republic branch of LucasForums (http://www.lucasforums.com/forumdisplay.php?f=645) and either create an account or login to your existing one.
2) Find the thread called "Sunry Murder Recording Enhancement".
3) If the bug has not been reported already, post a VERY DETAILED description of what is occurring in your game. I will report back to you in a week. If I don't, feel free to try the 3rd method of reporting bugs, which is private messaging me.

TO REPORT THROUGH DEADLY STREAM

1) Go to the Mod Releases Section of the Knights of the Old Republic branch of Deadly Stream (http://deadlystream.com/forum/forum/17-mod-releases/) and either create an account or login to your existing one.
2) Find the thread called "Sunry Murder Recording Enhancement".
3) If the bug has not been reported already, post a VERY DETAILED description of what is occurring in your game. I will report back to you in a week. If I don't, feel free to try the 3rd method of reporting bugs, which is private messaging me.


TO REPORT THROUGH PM

1) Go to Deadly Stream (http://deadlystream.com/) or Lucas Forums (http://www.lucasforums.com/) and search for the user Fallen Guardian. Lucas Forums: http://www.lucasforums.com/member.php?u=167390, Deadly Stream: http://deadlystream.com/forum/user/8932-fallen-guardian/
2) Send me a private message with a VERY DETAILED description of what is occurring in your game. I will likely report back to you within a week. If I don't report back, well, you can wait a bit. If you've waited for a year, get over it. I'm probably never going to reply if I don't reply wihtin a year.
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SPECIAL THANKS
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To the tool creators of the community

~ Kotor Tool.....................A VERY special thanks to Fred Tetra
~ K-GFF GFF Editor/DLGEditor.....tk102
~ ERF Editor/TSLPatcher..........stoffe

Also thanks to everyone over at Holowan Labs for helping me whenever I have problems with modding.
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REDISTRIBUTION
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This mod may NOT be redistributed in any way without the explicit permission of myself (Fallen Guardian) and the proper credit given to me within the ReadMe.
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LEGAL
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THIS MODIFICATION IS PROVIDED AS-IS AND IS NOT SUPPORTED BY BIOWARE CORP/OBSIDIAN ENTERTAINMENT OR LUCASARTS OR ANY LICENSERS/SPONSORS OF THE AFOREMENTIONED COMPANIES. USE OF THIS FILE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK AND THE AFOREMENTIONED COMPANIES AND THE AUTHORS ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE CAUSED TO YOUR COMPUTER FOR THE USAGE OF THIS FILE.


Screenshot
http://i45.tinypic.com/2lvn61c.jpg

YouTube Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70Ne7Kf0jts

MediaFire Link: DOWNLOAD (http://www.mediafire.com/download/6ozxqm63n1q0a0z/SMRE_Version_3.0.zip)
KotOR Files Link: DOWNLOAD (http://knightsoftheoldrepublic.filefront.com/file/Sunry_Murder_Recording_Ehancement;121910")
Deadly Stream Link: DOWNLOAD (http://deadlystream.com/forum/files/file/324-sunry-murder-recording-ehancement/)
Source Scripts (For Modders): DOWNLOAD (http://www.mediafire.com/?15ftbguylhxkvrz)

Sithspecter
01-06-2013, 09:45 PM
Very nice! This is a clean, simple mod that adds a creative element to the game. I like it.

TWINKEYRUNAWAY
01-06-2013, 10:05 PM
Little things like this is why I love the modding community.

90SK
01-06-2013, 10:20 PM
Wow! This mod is very solid, a good addition to the game and well done, that cutscene is great! Nice work!

Dak Drexl
01-07-2013, 12:08 AM
Really nice!

L0ki194
01-07-2013, 03:02 PM
Never did like how it was just a wall of text. Downloaded.

Fallen Guardian
01-07-2013, 04:36 PM
Very nice! This is a clean, simple mod that adds a creative element to the game. I like it.

Little things like this is why I love the modding community.

Wow! This mod is very solid, a good addition to the game and well done, that cutscene is great! Nice work!

Really nice!

Never did like how it was just a wall of text. Downloaded.

Thanks all of you. I just remembered that I didn't include the source code for the scripts so I've put a link to them up in the first post, if anyone's interested.

Sith Holocron
01-08-2013, 12:27 AM
An instant download. I'm looking forward to putting it my override - forgetting about it - and then being surprised by it when I eventually get back to trying KotOR 1 again!

Dan Warial
01-18-2013, 08:45 AM
It's not working for me. Whenever I enter module mnm26ae I'm greeted with main menu. I tried warping but it didn't help. I was using TSLPatcher if you want to know.

L0ki194
01-18-2013, 06:32 PM
An instant download. I'm looking forward to putting it my override - forgetting about it - and then being surprised by it when I eventually get back to trying KotOR 1 again!

Well, I'm currently playing K1, cause I got mad at TSL. I tried adding ONE single thing to my inventory in KSE, got an error code, go back into the game, and ALL my party members are gone. And, because I'm an idiot and don't keep multiple saves, I couldn't go back. And no autosave. *Facepalm*

Fallen Guardian
01-19-2013, 11:33 AM
It's not working for me. Whenever I enter module mnm26ae I'm greeted with main menu. I tried warping but it didn't help. I was using TSLPatcher if you want to know.

Huh, that's strange. Other mods?

Well, I'm currently playing K1, cause I got mad at TSL. I tried adding ONE single thing to my inventory in KSE, got an error code, go back into the game, and ALL my party members are gone. And, because I'm an idiot and don't keep multiple saves, I couldn't go back. And no autosave. *Facepalm*

Weird. I highly doubt it's due to anything with this mod, it sounds something like an issue with the dialog.tlk... what other mods do you have?

L0ki194
01-19-2013, 03:18 PM
Weird. I highly doubt it's due to anything with this mod, it sounds something like an issue with the dialog.tlk... what other mods do you have?

Oh, the problem I said was for The Sith Lords, not because of the Sunry Murder Trial mod. In TSL I tried to add a custom uti I made, but it derped my game. (I had NO party members) And JUST when I actually managed to train Bao-Dur to be a Jedi....

Christos K
01-19-2013, 03:25 PM
^I've recently gotten stuck in a save too because I don't like to have more than three saves... On my next playthrough I will use at least five saves.

Revan79
02-04-2013, 02:38 AM
I had the same problem that whenever I tried to enter the manm26ae module it took me to the main screen. I even tried to warp and it had problems such as going to the main menu. This caused me to have to warp in the other areas just to complete that world. This was with a clean install of Kotor. The only big mod I have was Yavin IV and that wouldn't affect that. Once I removed the manm26ae from the modules and put the old one back in, with the back up it saved I had no problems. I'm glad I am not the only one that had issues as was stated already. Is there anyway for you to fix this Fallen Guardian as the mod looks cool. Thank you.

Fallen Guardian
02-05-2013, 07:26 AM
Wow, that's strange. Did you install it with the TSLPatcher? Also, besides Yavin and this mod, what other mods do you have installed?

Revan79
02-07-2013, 02:05 AM
Maybe it had to be the Yavin IV mod afterall. I have no clue. I did another install of the game. I only kept the items from that mod and this time I did manual install of your sunry enhancement and I had no problems warping or loading into that area. I really didn't have any other big mods besides Yavin IV but maybe it did something that was conflicting. Mods are a funny thing. But I have it working now. :)

Fallen Guardian
02-07-2013, 10:52 PM
All right cool, good to know.

Zhaboka
02-08-2013, 03:46 AM
I'm playing through KotOR on my Windows 7, Intel Core 2 (2.13 GHz), NVIDIA GeForce 8500 computer, and I've just run into the same bug Dan Warial and Revan79 had. In addition to the Sunry Murder Recording Enhancement, I also have BoS:SR, the KotOR Restoration Project demo, the Tatooine Jabba's Palace mod, Shem's Enhanced Merchants, LDR's KotOR Improvement Mod, and TannerBill's Content Pack 1 installed, as well as a bunch of reskin mods that I don't think would affect any of this. Any thoughts? Am I screwed?

Fallen Guardian
02-08-2013, 04:53 PM
Try using the prepackaged module that is in the Manual Installation folder that came with the mod. I'm thinking the issue might be something to do with the TSLPatcher installation... I'll get back to you on that idea though.

Zhaboka
02-08-2013, 07:38 PM
So just drop it in to the modules folder and replace whichever one's there already?

EDIT: I went ahead and tested it the way I just specified, and it worked. I still have a back-up of the old module, so I'll let you know if anything else goes wrong. Thanks, Fallen!

EDIT 2: I completed Manaan with no other bugs/crashes. Once again, thanks!

Fallen Guardian
02-09-2013, 09:17 AM
Awesome! Now I need to figure out why the TSLPatcher install is causing problems...

Zerimar Nyliram
02-09-2013, 02:54 PM
Looks like Sunry shot first. ;)

Zhaboka
02-09-2013, 11:05 PM
Oh, right, that's the other thing. Sunry says he shot Elassa while she was sleeping, and this is confirmed in Jolee's and Revan's dialogues. But the recording shows them both walking in and her being completely awake when he shoots her. I guess it's fathomable that Sunry could be lying, but why would he lie to make Elassa seem more helpless than less? Would it be possible to alter the recording so that it shows Elassa sleeping and Sunry already in the room, pacing, and then shooting her?

Fallen Guardian
02-10-2013, 09:20 AM
I could try. The reason I didn't do that originally though was mostly due to limitations with the game engine, but I'll see what I can do.

CptPriceless
02-10-2013, 02:14 PM
On Taris, weren't there people hungover in that Sith Party? You could try to find that animation.

Zhaboka
02-10-2013, 03:18 PM
Yeah, or somehow find the animation from when the Exile is asleep on the Ebon Hawk and has the visions. You would have to show her dying, you could just have Sunry fire as the recording cuts/fades out.

Fallen Guardian
02-11-2013, 05:39 PM
On Taris, weren't there people hungover in that Sith Party? You could try to find that animation.

Oh, right, that's the other thing. Sunry says he shot Elassa while she was sleeping, and this is confirmed in Jolee's and Revan's dialogues. But the recording shows them both walking in and her being completely awake when he shoots her. I guess it's fathomable that Sunry could be lying, but why would he lie to make Elassa seem more helpless than less? Would it be possible to alter the recording so that it shows Elassa sleeping and Sunry already in the room, pacing, and then shooting her?

Yeah, or somehow find the animation from when the Exile is asleep on the Ebon Hawk and has the visions. You would have to show her dying, you could just have Sunry fire as the recording cuts/fades out.

I actually just looked at the original BioWare dialogue for the computer, where the text described to you Sunry's murder of Elassa.


[The computer screen switches to a fish-eye view from some sort of small surveillance device on a wall.]

[A beautiful young woman enters the room, followed by a much older man.]

[As she walks farther into the room, he softly closes the door, pulls a blaster, and shoots her in the back.]

So with this you can see why I went the way I went. I don't know if BioWare intentionally made Sunry's account of the events inaccurate or if it wanted the Republic's view to be inaccurate or it was just plain inconsistency, so, what I'd like to know is what you guys would like me to do. Change it to line up with what Sunry says? Or just leave it as it is now?

LDR
02-11-2013, 08:41 PM
Leave it as it is. I think the whole 'Sunry is a cripple' was just a blatant lie to make him seem like an innocent old man.

Zhaboka
02-12-2013, 01:32 AM
Yeah, that's a really good point, I had forgotten about the original text on the terminal. Forget I said anything.

Fallen Guardian
08-03-2013, 08:17 PM
It's not working for me. Whenever I enter module mnm26ae I'm greeted with main menu. I tried warping but it didn't help. I was using TSLPatcher if you want to know.

I had the same problem that whenever I tried to enter the manm26ae module it took me to the main screen. I even tried to warp and it had problems such as going to the main menu.

I'm playing through KotOR on my Windows 7, Intel Core 2 (2.13 GHz), NVIDIA GeForce 8500 computer, and I've just run into the same bug Dan Warial and Revan79 had.

After a long time I finally got around to fixing the bug with the TSL Patcher installation. The original post's download links have been changed to reflect the update.

milestails
08-03-2013, 11:10 PM
Thanks for the update!

GeorgNihilus
08-04-2013, 11:52 AM
Excellent FG! thanks for the patcher update ... although I don't have that module tweaked fortunately so manual copy should do it ... bug was present only with previous TSL patcher installation or manual module copy too?? :raise:

looks like sort of must-have cutscene indeed :thmbup1:

Fallen Guardian
08-05-2013, 10:32 PM
Thanks for the update!

No problem.

Excellent FG! thanks for the patcher update ... although I don't have that module tweaked fortunately so manual copy should do it ... bug was present only with previous TSL patcher installation or manual module copy too?? :raise:

looks like sort of must-have cutscene indeed :thmbup1:

Thanks. In the previous version the bug was only present in the TSL Patcher installation, manual installation caused everything to run smoothly.

Fallen Guardian
08-07-2013, 01:32 PM
Sorry for the double post - version 2.0 had a bug slip by me too. I've now uploaded a version 3.0 which corrects the problem, links have been changed to reflect the fix. If problems still ocurr with the TSL Patcher installation override your installation with the manual one.

CrisG
08-08-2013, 06:49 AM
Superb idea ..looks great, am about to start a replay with all of the restorations to date to test them all and this will be a great addition. thanks :)

GeorgNihilus
11-03-2013, 10:31 AM
Sorry for the double post -version 2.0 had a bug slip by me too-. I've now uploaded a version 3.0 which corrects the problem, links have been changed to reflect the fix. If problems still ocurr with the TSL Patcher installation override your installation with the manual one.
a good decision from my part about checking this thread just before installing 2.0 ... and even better to find deadlystream link working 'cause kotorfiles link isn't for me ...

thx again for ALL your continuos modding efforts :thmbup1: