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Welcome to Holowan Laboratories, home of the friendly technology people! Holowan Laboratories is one of the best places to discuss Knights of the Old Republic and The Sith Lords modding. While you are here, please follow some guidelines that will help keep the forum neat, tidy, and enjoyable for all.


A. General forum rules:

The General Forum Rules, applicable to all Star War Gamer forums, including the present forum, can be found here: http://www.lucasforums.com/showthread.php?t=222842


B. Additional Holowan Laboratories rules

In addition to the general rules, Holowan Labs has a few specific posting rules:

1. Check if your question has already been asked

Most likely if you have a question, it has been asked before. Please use the Search Feature to see if this is true in your case. The search button is at the top of the page. Also, if you are just getting started into modding, please also check the locked tutorial forums at the top of the main Holowan Labs page (General Tutorials + Tools, Skinning and Modeling, 2da Editing and Scripting). There is a ton of information there to help get you started. It is a lot easier to get help when you have played around a bit with the tools and can ask specific questions. That said, if you do have a legitimate question, please do not be afraid to ask.

2. Your topic should be about modding Knights of the Old Republic or The Sith Lords

Stay on target! Holowan Laboratories is a place to discuss the finer points of modding Knights of the Old Republic and The Sith Lords. There are plenty of other Star Wars Gamer forums to talk about other topics. If your thread is not on topic, it will be moved, closed or deleted.

3. Use descriptive thread titles

When starting a new thread, please use a title that specifically describes what it’s about. This helps to attract people who are interested, and it allows those who aren't to steer clear. Titles such as "Help!", "What do I do?", and "Question" are not helpful. A more descriptive thread title will get you the help you need in a more timely fashion.

4.Put your modding requests in the modding requests forum

If you have an idea that you would like to see implemented but cannot create the mod yourself, please post it in the Modding Requests forums.

If you are looking for download links to a mod you just can't find, or one that's no longer available, please post in the Mod Link Requests thread. This thread is very active and you can expect to get a quick response.

5. Get permission before using someone elses work

Some modders have no problem with people using some or all of their work for other projects, but most do. This can be a very sensitive issue, as modders have worked very hard to produce their mods and don't want them stolen. As a courtesy to the authors of other mods, please get permission to use their work with your own. This will prevent any hard feelings. Threads that discuss/link to mods that use other mods without permission will be locked and the links to said mods removed. That includes uploading someone else's work on another

6. Mods containing assets (models, textures, sounds, etc.) ported from another game are prohibited

It is against LucasArts/Disney policy to port assets from one game to another. Holowan Laboratories does not condone porting of this nature. Theoretical discussion of porting is allowed, however no mods may be released with ported assets. The exception to this is if the asset in question is present in both KOTOR and TSL. Modders may create from scratch mods that resemble assets from another game.

7. When asking a question, state which game (Knights of the Old Republic or The Sith Lords) it is about

To make it easier for other members to help you and avoid confusion, please state which game your question concerns if you ask about something. While (Knights of the Old Republic or The Sith Lords are fairly similar from a modding perspective there are some significant differences in how certain things are done, and some things may be possible to do in one game but not the other.

8. A word to Holowan veterans

Holowan veterans, don't forget to be helpful and thoughtful of new members. They don't know the community as well, and so they are going to make some mistakes. Don't forget what it was like when you were new. Let's try to encourage them and keep them around.


C. What's in a name?

1. Holowan Lab Orgins

Thanks for following these guidelines, and don't forget to have fun!

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