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Old 04-18-2005, 12:48 AM   #1
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How did you find LucasForums?

Before we all registered here, we all had to find it first... So tell us your story!

For me...
When I was searching for some KoTOR II info on the GameFAQs message boards(like last summer), some links over there eventually lead me here. I even remember viewing Rat Boy's thread from a LONG time ago. Now, I obviously didn't join immediately, and I only waited until the start of next year to join, probably to start off fresh for the New Year or something.
So that's my story.

And here I am.

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Old 04-18-2005, 01:17 AM   #2
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I was getting bored of KotOR and Bioware banned discussion of modding, so I googled KotOR modding and found Holowan. I found a very possitive forum so I stuck around.
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Old 04-18-2005, 01:23 AM   #3
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I was browsing around for stuff on Jedi Academy, when I stumbled upon this snug little JA forum. I entered and found tons of threads I can post in. I used to be a veteran at another forum earlier, but it sucked and was brimming with Under 15s. This place looked better and believe me: This place, it's like my second home. These members, they're my only friends, this community: Dunno where I'd be without it. Truly, nothing can beat LucasForums.


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Old 04-18-2005, 01:26 AM   #4
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I had played KotOR twice and was lookind for some new content, and google'd kotor mods, and found this site, and decided to join. Best decision I ever made relating to games


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Old 04-18-2005, 02:06 AM   #5
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I had beating Kotor 1 and thought it was a great game. I decided to look for mods and came across pcgamemods. That, obviously, led me here. I've registered at a forum or two in the past, but never really posted. A while back, I asked a question and I decided to stick around.

Perhaps the force is keeping me here. It certainly isn't my modding skills!!!


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Old 04-18-2005, 02:10 AM   #6
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Lurking the Jedi Outcast boards, trying to find the reason I kept getting whined at & banned from servers for playing the game the way it was designed to be played.

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Old 04-18-2005, 03:17 AM   #7
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I was surfing Bioware's forums and someone had posted a screenshot with a modded robe in it. Someone asked where they got the robe, and the original poster put up a link to Holowan Labs. Never found the robes that were in the screenie, but I quickly became part of the scenery. FWIW, I don't think I've been back to the BW forums since
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Old 04-18-2005, 04:12 AM   #8
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I beat KOTOR like 4 times, wanted to zest the game up myself so I Googled 'KOTOR Mods Modding' and found Holowan Labs. The rest is history!


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Old 04-18-2005, 04:58 AM   #9
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I was getting info on Galactic Battlegrounds, and I used GalacticBattles.com to get it. They just happened to have a section on these forums. Much later when KOTOR was developed I decided to take a look at these forums to see if they have anything KOTOR so I ended up here.
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Old 04-18-2005, 05:34 AM   #10
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Back for KotOR 1, I was on the GameFAQ's Messageboard, and a couple of people were asking where they could find "mods" for KotOR and I asked them what a "mod" was and followed the link to Holowan, so basically I didn't know what a mod was until about the middle (May) of KotOR modding, and who knew, that I would be making mods and modeling, let's see my first mod added a +3 strength attribute to a saber, and since then I've made a couple of tiny modules, several models, and a couple of rather large item packs with RedHawke, and even some poor re-skins... lol, goes to show how much a good group of people and an excellent group of friends can teach you, thanks guys

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Old 04-18-2005, 05:50 AM   #11
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I was looking for TSL info and browsed around the official site and when I couldn't find the info I wanted I thought I should try the boards and in the forum links on the TSL site there is one LucasArts forum and StarwarsKnights forum. I tried Lucasarts forum first but found that there were only a bunch of children there so I almost gave up but decided to try out StarwarsKnights too and... jeez! I found a bunch of interesting, respectful and nice people and... here I still am.

...a Sith Probe right now with, oh I don't know, 116 posts maybe?


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Old 04-18-2005, 08:08 AM   #12
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It was an accident really, and a proof for Google's inefficency but worth it (Everyone on thios Forum is my friend ). I was lookin for Jedi Academy 2 news, and I found this Forum. How about you?
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Old 04-18-2005, 08:52 AM   #13
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it was a complete accident for me. back when i bought the original Kotor game, i honestly didn't think there would be any mods for it, so i was originally planning on trading it in down @ EB Games for Far Cry or something after i had played it 5 million times or so. but back in like, April or March 2004 (i really don't remember specifics), i was looking for an .exe patch for the game, and managed to come across a couple of mods posted on Gamespot's DLX service.

after dl'ing the files and installing them, i found some links to Holowan in the readme's. and for the curious, those first mods were the Hardcore mod, Twi'lek Mania Mod, the Carnival Mod, and the Arena Mod (all made by Talchia).
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Old 04-18-2005, 09:00 AM   #14
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... those first mods were the... Twi'lek Mania Mod...
Oooo, that sounds just right up my alley. You know if it's still around?


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Old 04-18-2005, 09:06 AM   #15
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i think its still on dlx.gamespot.com, but all it does is make the twi'lek heads available for your character creation.


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Old 04-18-2005, 09:23 AM   #16
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Oooo, that sounds just right up my alley.
But I couldn't find it...

I only found some movies and... some voice clips...


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Old 04-18-2005, 09:29 AM   #17
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I was getting bored of KotOR and Bioware banned discussion of modding, so I googled KotOR modding and found Holowan. I found a very possitive forum so I stuck around.
Exactly the same thing here: I was getting bored and I was looking for a quick swoop racing fix as I couldn't beat swoop racing on my low end machine at that time (too much lag)

sooo...I found the place, didn't find any swoop racing mod, downloaded the first version of Kotor Tool (hehe it was nothing compared to what it is today - modding kotor has gone a long way since then), browsed the files, tried to figure out how it worked and made an easy swoop racing mod...to take a famous latin quote:
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(I came , I saw, I modded)

* remembers old days where we had to make and edit .dlg files with a gff editor without seeing the original entries with nostalgia *


edit: Montnoir, you'll find the Twilekmania mod here: http://home.t-online.de/home/Talchia/english.html

and a bunch of older (and recent) sites in this sticky: http://www.lucasforums.com/showthrea...hreadid=143413
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Old 04-18-2005, 09:47 AM   #18
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Wooohoooo! Darth333 is the man... errr.. well... girl.. err... ummm... She ROCKS!

Twi-Lek honey here is I! (the prospect of twi-leks makes does strange things to my grammar) *starting a new KOTOR game*


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Old 04-18-2005, 09:53 AM   #19
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I don't remember exactly what I was googling but I found www.sith-res.tk first which was Lil' Jawa's old msg board. From there I found links to both http://nwn.bioware.com/developers and these forums. Given the file formats, I thought it'd be cool to make a tool that could read 2da files, extract from ERFs etc... then I saw that Fred Tetra had just released the 1st version of KotOR Tool, so I figured he had that covered. I set my sights instead on a savegame editor that was GUI and easy to use. Because Fred's treeview seemed easy to use, I chose to use one also for KSE.

Holowan Labs was very exciting back then because it was all a big mystery that we were discovering.


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Old 04-18-2005, 10:10 AM   #20
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I joined when I needed help with Jedi Power Battles(also did a search to find the site).

Forums were alot different back then it was like the wild west. Fun, but alot of people died. But I stuck around because of the JK.net site.

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Old 04-18-2005, 11:10 AM   #21
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I was actually looking for NWN "extra" tools because I was wanting to get into modding...

The link I followed however took me to Fred's KotOR Tool thread... (perhaps a Google error, but I'm rather thankful for it)... after reading it and few of the other threads (because as many others have said, everyone was very supportive)... this "KotOR" game sounded like tons of fun..

that's right... I didn't even own the game until after I found these forums!

After I beat the game, I created an account on Holowan, and have been here ever since....


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Old 04-18-2005, 11:49 AM   #22
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I was looking for some mods for Jedi Academy on google, and found a thread here about a mod. ABout a week after I registered, and here I am. I did take quite a few big breaks from here though, I was either really busy, forgot to come back, or moved ((The last time I had a big break.)). So hopefully I'm back for good now.


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Old 04-18-2005, 12:04 PM   #23
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I was on the gamefaqs forum and someone posted a link to the starwarsknights.com forum and now I'm here.


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Old 04-18-2005, 07:11 PM   #24
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I'd been getting bored with KOTOR (It gets boring when you've played the game for over ten months without mods )
I'd been playing Jedi Academy at the time, and a friend of mine showed me a mod site... which was PCgamemods. I then noticed the KOTOR section, re-installed the game, dowloaded a TON of mods, and while downloading the plug-in, I saw a link to Holowan....
I lurked around the site for about a month, and then decided to join. I'm surprised I've remained here for so long when not being able to mod... It's just a great forum. A lot better than some of the other forums out there... no, chat rooms would be the term.


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Old 04-18-2005, 08:45 PM   #25
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I basically search KOTOR mod.s and boom.


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Old 04-18-2005, 10:48 PM   #26
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Mine goes on forever...

I beat KOTOR for the millions of times and I said to my uncle that the game gets boring after playing it for months. I kept complaining so he suggested holowan. He never really did tell me what it was but he mention LF and Labs. So finally I googled it and came across holowan. I pretty much stuck there until I got into Jedi Academy where I moved to the Swamp. Then I decided to lurk everywhere and post at Battlefront sometimes.


But im still a n00b.



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Old 04-19-2005, 12:36 PM   #27
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I was looking for a Kotor site and google it and found this.


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Old 04-19-2005, 09:30 PM   #28
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I'm originally from GeeBeedotcom(now a dead forum). I was looking for info on Galactic Battlegrounds, went to the official site, then to the fans page and boom, there it was, GalacticBattles.com, I clicked on it and joined the forums. Didn't exactly know why, I just did.

Then, after when KOTOR for PC came out, I finally joined the SWK.net forums. I've been staying here ever since. Well, I went to many parts of Lucasforums, going back and forth, back and forth...


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Old 04-20-2005, 08:26 PM   #29
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I have to go with what T7 said cuz that is how i found it also



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Old 04-20-2005, 08:35 PM   #30
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I found the forums during a google for KOTOR edits about 4 years back. I'd just read the threads and download all the files I liked. Never used it until not long ago. I decided hell man that modding stuff kinda looks like fun if I can play with what things look like. Went from there. Now I've got up my own download site for TSL stuff. Check it out sometime in the links in my signature.


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