This mod is a remastering of most of the sounds present in K1, much as what PastramiX has done for TSL.
From the Readme:
Music Enhancement For K1 Readme
Developer: Star Admiral
What This Mod Does:
Unlike the disaster that was the original soundtrack of TSL, the music of the
original KOTOR was actually reasonably mixed. However, the quality was still
lacking, as it was encoded in one channel with a sample rate of 22kHz and a
sample size of only 8-bit. This mod, inspired by the excellently done
remastering of the music of TSL by PastramiX, will remaster the music of
KOTOR. All decodable music files were decompressed using Miles Sound
Studio and subsequently remastered with two channel stereo audio with a
sample rate of 44kHz and a sample size of 16-bit. The resultant files were
then recoded as MP3 files at the maximum bitrate of 320kbps. In addition,
the soundtrack files have ID3 tags attached to them so that you can put the
entire soundtrack on an MP3 player.
To install this file, there are several steps to follow. First, go to your default
KOTOR installation folder, usually at C:\Program Files\LucasArts\SWKOTOR\
and backup your entire StreamMusic folder. Keep it in a safe place in case
you wish to uninstall this mod. Afterward, go to the StreamMusic folder that
you will use and delete all the WAV files that do not begin with “al_”. Make
sure that you leave the remaining WAV files inside the folder. Lastly, copy
over all the files from this mod folder into your StreamMusic folder.
To uninstall this mod, delete the StreamMusic folder from your main KOTOR
folder and restore the one that you backed up when you installed this mod.
As this mod edits sound files only, it will be compatible with any other mod
that doesn’t also change the sound files inside the StreamMusic folder.
None that I know of. If there is, it is most likely due to a misnaming of a
sound file. Contact me and I’ll see what I can do to fix the problem. On a
side note, most of the sound files are remastered properly, but on testing
this mod, I did locate one sound file that had some scratchy noise in it, most
likely due to a faulty MP3 encoding. If there are any other sound files that
have this problem, be sure to contact me and provide a description as to
where the sound was playing so that I may recode it to eliminate the noise.
You can email me at email@example.com or you can find me hanging out
at the Holowan Labs at various times of the day under the user name Star
Admiral. I’ll do my best to get back to you ASAP.
A million thanks go out to all the people at the Holowan Labs who have
tirelessly spoon-fed me information on modding either KOTOR or TSL, the
geniuses who created the wonderful how-to modding tutorials, and the other
modders whose work I shamelessly disassembled to learn how they did what
they did. I’m looking at mainly DarthParametric, RedHawke, stoffe,
ChAiNz.2da, TriggerGod, and Ferc Kast, without whom I could not have
learned as much as I did. For this mod, I must also hand out thanks to
PastramiX for remastering the music of TSL and to Sith Holocron for
prompting me to start this mod. Hopefully this mod will live up to the high
bars set previously for the TSL remastering. Thanks again. =)
Naturally, you can modify these files for your personal use. You also may use
them in any mod if you would like, but please give me credit. That's all I ask.
THIS MODIFICATION IS NOT MADE, DISTRIBUTED, OR SUPPORTED BY
BIOWARE, OR LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT
COMPANY LLC. ELEMENTS TM & © LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY
LLC AND/OR ITS LICENSORS.
Well, as this is a sound mod, it's a bit difficult to post a screenshot.
KOTOR Files: Here
With any luck, this mod will prove comparable PastramiX's one. Have fun with it.
- Star Admiral