View Full Version : Date and xbox version

08-04-2002, 11:54 PM
I was wondering if anybody has any idea how much different the Xbox version of this game will be verses the cpu?? Obviously controls, and graphics, etc. The whole reason for me buying an Xbox (besides the drop in price) is for this game....I've been reading some of these forums the past few weeks and now thinking about upgrading my cpu. :)

Darth Damage
08-05-2002, 12:28 AM
well i was just lookin around at ebgames and i thought what the hell i should just go look at knights of the old republic, and i saw that the release date has changed from november 2002, all the way to february 2003! that sucks, hope it is not true. what do you guys think?

Norin Radd
08-05-2002, 12:34 AM
When you consider that the XBOX has a 733 MHZ processor, an NVIDIA Geforce 4 graphics card and is basically a CPU minus a few features, I would say, besides the obvious differences that you mentioned, not much in terms of the game itself. One of the features that a PC game will have are the opportunities to make 3rd party modifications to the program, like in JK2.

Though I am sure, that Bioware, having published several successful PC titles will optimize the game to take advantage of the PC's strengths. I myself, plan on getting both versions.:D

Norin Radd
08-05-2002, 12:44 AM
I saw that as well. Kind of disheartening. Though if you have any experience with games, you know that titles rarely release on time. Amazon.com still has it's release date as November.

In retrospect, if they are taking the time to make the game all it can be, then I do not mind waiting. Too many potentially great games have been ruined by designers and publishers rushing them to market.

However, if Lucasarts and Bioware are pushing the console title all the way back to Spring 2003, then they would have defeated their purpose, which was to have KOTOR out on console BEFORE the PC version per an agreement with Microsoft, which gave this game a huge feature in it's XBOX Official Magazine, trumpeting that the first real Star Wars RPG was coming to XBOX first. Also, they did not want the console format to compete with the PC format of the game. This could potentially hurt sales for the XBOX version. Let's see what happens toward November.:D

Darth Damage
08-05-2002, 01:21 AM
then wait we shall...

08-05-2002, 01:27 AM
Hey, thanks a lot for that info Norin....I didn't even know that the XBOX had those capabilities. Still have a lot to learn. I have read a little bit about those 3rd party mods you were talking about, sounds pretty cool to me. I will most likely end up with both as versions as well. Just need to dig up some cash for the new cpu. :D

Also, I like your avatar...how many post do I have to have in order to get something similar??

08-05-2002, 01:40 AM
I was just on the Lucasarts website and it hasn't changed the date...yet. If you guys are right, this is really gonna suck @#* Would be perfect timing with the Ep II dvd coming out then. Guess I'll just have to watch the movie.

08-05-2002, 04:17 AM
Originally posted by Leemu Taos
I was just on the Lucasarts website and it hasn't changed the date...yet. If you guys are right, this is really gonna suck @#* Would be perfect timing with the Ep II dvd coming out then. Guess I'll just have to watch the movie.


This does not please me.


More waiting. They say the best things in life are worth the wait...... well we shall see.

08-05-2002, 07:25 AM
To be honest, I have had my mind set on March 2003(not a typo) for a few months now. It just better be complete when it comes out since the XBOX is coming out so much earlier. But at least we will get to see a review before our game comes out. :D

Com Raven
08-05-2002, 08:03 AM
you can change your avatar whenever you want..

I most likely will get both too...

just to inform you of course ;)

Com Raven
08-05-2002, 08:05 AM
well, I don't give a damn about EB games dates....

plus, LEC usually don't delay their games much, if at all...

they just announce dates when they know they can make them...

and looking at the last "dev talk", everyone talks about the last push, this late stage and whatnot...

Darth Damage
08-05-2002, 03:03 PM
sounds promissing thanks for the positive comment... i think:)

08-05-2002, 03:25 PM
It's not a Geforce 4. It's much closer to a Geforce 3, but the graphics are still far superior to the other consoles. Just compare NCAA Football 2003 between Xbox, PS2, and Gamecube. The difference is remarkable.

Com Raven
08-05-2002, 03:30 PM
it's between a GeForce 3 and 4...

Exar Kun II
08-05-2002, 09:53 PM
The official hardware inventory lists the card as a GeForce 4. If it is between a 3 and 4, it would make sense that they would say a 4. As far as Microsoft is concerned, it's a GeForce 4.

Exar Kun II
08-05-2002, 09:55 PM
I went to one of my local outlets today, GAMESTOP. They have KOTOR for XBOX being released in. . .February 2003.:swear:

Say it isn't so.:(

Ewok Hunter
08-06-2002, 12:17 AM
yeah EBs date are often fairly off. besides, aren't we all really waiting for the PC version :D

Ewok Hunter
08-06-2002, 12:32 AM
it probabaly looks beter because it is far ahead of the other consoles in pure power.

Darth Damage
08-06-2002, 12:39 AM
not me

Ewok Hunter
08-06-2002, 12:45 AM
why not? what do you expect to be better about the x-box compared to the PC? there will proably a limit on the expandibilty of the X-box brcause it only has a 10 gig hard drive

Darth Damage
08-06-2002, 01:35 AM
i dont expect anything, just want the game early thats all and i havent been using my xbox lately i wanna start using it again, and bioware hasent said any differences between the two (please dont start another xbox vs pc battle)

Darth Damage
08-06-2002, 01:36 AM
about the hardrive, who cares that is big enough

Exar Kun II
08-06-2002, 02:13 AM
Personally, I would not save my games on a Hard Drive. :D

Com Raven
08-06-2002, 07:25 AM
some of it's features are better than GF 3, so in some ares it tends to be closer to a 4, in others to a 3...

Com Raven
08-06-2002, 07:34 AM
the xbox harddisk is huge for what it's made for...

5 gig music and saves, 5 gig virtual memory...

Darth Damage
08-06-2002, 08:40 PM
thank you Com

Ewok Hunter
08-07-2002, 12:25 AM
hmm... Raven is ther anything you can do about combing all of these redundant threads?

Com Raven
08-07-2002, 06:54 AM
hey, I am a fanatic xbox owner myself...

Com Raven
08-07-2002, 06:56 AM
maybe :)

which threads you mean exactly ?

Darth Damage
08-07-2002, 03:18 PM
people just dont know the power...:vadar: :lightning

Com Raven
08-07-2002, 03:20 PM
we'll teach them...

Ewok Hunter
08-07-2002, 04:28 PM
take it to the lucasconsloe forums...

Com Raven
08-07-2002, 05:49 PM
Nah, I am a mod here, so I can teach ppl here :)

Darth Damage
08-08-2002, 02:31 AM
you tell em

08-08-2002, 02:43 AM
Well we can hope these stores are confused and have muddled up the PC release date with the X-Box :(

08-08-2002, 02:45 AM
Nah leave em, it'll make it look like we have a bigger fan base at the moment than we actually do :)

Com Raven
08-08-2002, 07:35 AM
Ewok and me are doing our best, but you could drop by more often Thrift :)

08-08-2002, 11:47 AM
Originally posted by Thrift
Well we can hope these stores are confused and have muddled up the PC release date with the X-Box :(

That was my first thought when I read this.

Com Raven
08-08-2002, 02:27 PM
I am running my parent's bookstore these days as they are on holiday, and te oc lists

Star Wars Knights of the Old Republix
X-Box DVD Game
electronic Arts

Darth Damage
08-08-2002, 09:05 PM
THANK GOD!, I dont care what anyone says about the XBOX I know that i like it and thats all that i care about.

08-08-2002, 09:59 PM
At X-Box Au, in their release dates they have it as November... ( http://www.xboxau.com/content.php?id=releases )

I'm going to live in hope of this.....................

Ewok Hunter
08-08-2002, 10:04 PM
2-3 topics about the x-box version...

Com Raven
08-09-2002, 01:55 AM
yeah, and this was a particularly good week to be a xbox gamer...

new bioware game, PGR 2, and that little game called Halo 2...

08-09-2002, 09:29 AM
halo one was good but the controls are hard to get used too

08-09-2002, 09:46 AM
I have an Xbox and is Starwars knights short for Starwars knights of the old republic? And when is it due out? :confused:

Ewok Hunter
08-09-2002, 03:19 PM
look at the other X-box kotor thread, there was a whole discusion on the release date

Darth Damage
08-09-2002, 07:09 PM
where did you find out about halo 2? any kind of concept design or story line?

Com Raven
08-10-2002, 12:16 PM
you go back to earth...

and there are some unbelievable screenies around...

Darth Damage
08-10-2002, 07:49 PM
seriously doubt screens for halo 2

Exar Kun II
08-10-2002, 08:11 PM
Well, it's official. KOTOR has been pushed back. Sprin '03 for the XBOX, Summer '03 for the PC. Oh well, SW Galaxies will more than tide us over, as well as other great games being released. I am sure the delay was for good reason. This just gives Bioware more time to make the game better. AND IMPROVE THOSE LIGHTSABERS!!!!!:D

Com Raven, thanks for that update, Comrade.:D

Ewok Hunter
08-11-2002, 12:43 AM
Originally posted by Darth Damage
seriously doubt screens for halo 2
Here's some of those screenshots from Halo 2:http://www.xboxgaming.com/screens/AUG0802/halo22/scrn_111.jpg http://www.xboxgaming.com/screens/AUG0802/halo2/halo2_announce_1.jpg :D

Com Raven
08-11-2002, 06:44 AM
I for my part say those screens are very real...

if you look, there are still tiny edges...

plus, they are all taken from an in-game cutscene they showed at X02....

Ewok Hunter
08-11-2002, 02:31 PM
got them from one of the news story things about Halo2...

remark 666
08-12-2002, 03:09 AM
I was in a clan, Jedis of the Old Republic, I guess I'll be upgrading to [KOR] when the PC version comes out ;)

well, at least I've learned some usefull material to talk about, keep those comments coming :)

Com Raven
08-12-2002, 04:12 AM
we only say useful things, right guys :)

just Ewok is a spammer [look at off-topic threads...]

Ewok Hunter
08-12-2002, 11:17 PM
no, look at the SWG board, and you'll see a textbook definition of Spaming

Com Raven
08-13-2002, 04:23 AM
At Galaxies, Jan is the master of spamming :)

08-13-2002, 04:14 PM
Originally posted by Exar KunII

This just gives Bioware more time to make the game better. AND IMPROVE THOSE LIGHTSABERS!!!!!

We can only hope. :)

:saberg: :saberr: :saberb: :duel:

Com Raven
08-13-2002, 04:18 PM
and pray...

to whomever your soul may belong...

Ewok Hunter
08-13-2002, 08:18 PM
...so it is written, so it shall be done. :p

Com Raven
08-14-2002, 06:45 AM
hmm, back from religion on topic :)

08-17-2002, 01:38 AM
Hey everybody, I didn't even know there was a lucasconsole forum page. I only found out where it was today, I just figured the best place to find out info about the game was here.....so I asked about it. I saw Ewok Hunter's earlier post and didn't think about it. I will, no more, ask xbox questions.....

I will still be lurking..... :cool:

Com Raven
08-17-2002, 02:57 AM
well. I am a absolute xbox freak, so just feel free to ask whatever you want....

[harhar, tonite Halo 4on4 CTF carnage at my house....]