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Old 03-19-2009, 01:52 AM   #1
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How do I add character?

First off let me say I'm completely new to modding, and have very little experience with anything related to modding.

My goal is to add a character to Peragus Mining Facility that will join the Party and remain a permanent member of the party. I would like him to approach the party and initiate a dialogue. I already have the ideas of what I want him to look like and what I want him to say. After his dialogue I don't really need him to say anything ever again.

I would like him to look like a generic jedi with any Caucasian face. Let's call him John for now.

If I had to replace a party member I would prefer to replace t3m4. I have already played around with KOTOR TOOL a little bit and know how to do basics but I don't know what scripts to give him if I used t3m4's .utc. Also, I don't know how to place him in peragus and get him to initiate conversation and join party.

Can anyone tell me how to do this from start to finish in great detail yet in lay terms? Basically how to create a party character and how to place him in peragus mining facility.
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Old 03-19-2009, 05:21 PM   #2
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Look at Darth333's great tutorial on the basics for that here:
http://www.lucasforums.com/showthread.php?t=131944
Lemme know if you want any help.
Also, its generally a good idea to check the tutorials before asking a question.


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Old 03-19-2009, 10:16 PM   #3
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Look at Darth333's great tutorial on the basics for that here:
http://www.lucasforums.com/showthread.php?t=131944
Lemme know if you want any help.
Also, its generally a good idea to check the tutorials before asking a question.
Thanks, I'll have a look at it.

Also, I'm sorry. I'm new to forums as well. I tried and tried for hours to find how to do it but couldn't. I will not ask a question unless I can't find the answer though. I think the problem is, is that I don't know what category this kind of modding falls under.

I'm currently looking through the forums on how to change blaster bolt color but all I can find is people saying it's the easiest thing to do. But I can't find anything on how to do it. I need a link to learn step by step how to do everything.

Thanks for the help and again sorry for posting when there was an existing tut.
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Old 03-19-2009, 10:44 PM   #4
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NO prob bob...er...bdubb...
Anywho, usually you'll wanna check the "General Tutorials & Tools", and if its not there you could look at one of the other categories or ask about it. I'll see if I can get a link on that soon...

EDIT: Found it. I knew I'd seen it some where. I actually would have found it faster if I had followed my own advice

I believe this is what you're looking for:
http://www.lucasforums.com/showthread.php?t=168268


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Old 03-19-2009, 11:45 PM   #5
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NO prob bob...er...bdubb...
Anywho, usually you'll wanna check the "General Tutorials & Tools", and if its not there you could look at one of the other categories or ask about it. I'll see if I can get a link on that soon...

EDIT: Found it. I knew I'd seen it some where. I actually would have found it faster if I had followed my own advice

I believe this is what you're looking for:
http://www.lucasforums.com/showthread.php?t=168268
lol, Bob is actually my usual handle.

Oh! I have read this tutorial but didn't try it because other posters in that thread said it didn't work. If you think I should give it a shot then I shall.

And about adding a character I would rather learn how to create a new character and not worry about deleting "twins" from the existing game.

Is there any way I can contact you directly via email or something?

EDIT: I followed the tutorial EXACTLY and never discovered where to change the blaster bolt color. I have the new gun created with the stats I want but it still shoots red bolts. The .tgas I'm using came black and white and so I left them black and white and still, red bolts. Do you know where I can change the bolt color? I would like to change it from red to white.

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Old 03-20-2009, 01:56 PM   #6
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Unfortunately, I don't know much about skinning/texturing, so you may wanna ask a question about that separately. As for the character, feel free to PM me (If you don't know how, click on my name in the left column and select "Send a private message...")


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