This project is meant to attempt to port all content from Star Wars: KOTOR II TSL into Star Wars KOTOR 1 Mobile (for Android / IOS), resulting into a partially / fully playable mobile version of KOTOR II TSL for IOS / Android.
The game will be installed and ran as a Total Conversion Mod over the mobile KOTOR 1 version.
The mod development will consist in the following stages:
- 1. Converting all files from the PC version of KOTOR II, to work with the older KOTOR 1 engine.
- 2. Adapting these files to be installed as a mod (into the Override folder, etc.) for KOTOR 1
- 3. Downgrading / adapting features from KOTOR II that are inexisting in KOTOR 1 (like Crafting, Lightsaber Forms, Companion Training and Loyalty, etc.)
- 3. Adapting and optimising the mod to work on IOS / Android KOTOR 1.
- 4. Testing, Optimising, Polishing
Different approaches (listed here as inspiration for other porting endevours):
- Porting the Xoreos Engine or KotOR JS Engine to Android / IOS (for the developers of the Xoreos Engine / KotOR JS Engine)
- Updating the KOTOR 1 Mobile older version of Odissey Engine to work with features from the newer KOTOR II TSL engine (for modders who experimented with the source code of the engines, etc.)
The mod / port will be released here as it is being worked on, and updated as it is progressed on! This endevour will be completly open and collaborative, all work will be uploaded from the start and updated as it progresses!
The development of the mod will be completly open and all content will be released to the public as it gets created! This is our vision, we call it the open-development concept!
Everyone who believes they can contribute or help with this project in any way are invited to!
Project Completition: 5%
Project Status: Phase 1 (KOTOR 1 to KOTOR 2 file conversions)
Progress: Ported unmodified files from KOTOR II TSL PC version to KOTOR 1 IOS version.
Filename adapted to work with IOS File System (all files were renamed in lowercase letters).
Practical Result: Succeded in having partial KOTOR II TSL code execution and asset loading into KOTOR 1 IOS version. Specifically, the game crashes when launchimg a mew game, but loading a savegame works. Loading a savegame will display a black screen, however the background music plays, and the Inventory, Map and Quests screens can be accesed and they display the KOTOR II respective content. Accesing the Character screen crashes the game. I will upload a Youtube video showing the resulting functionality soon!
To do next: Convert the modules, textures and animation files from KOTOR 2 format to the KOTOR 1 format and load them into the KOTOR 1 engine.
So far i managed to port the K2 maps to K1 using @Thor110's brilliant tutorial "01 - [TUTORIAL] - Creating a Module for TSL using a KotOR Map!", found here: Deadlystream.com
Now the maps can be warped to but there are no story elements, most NPC's are present but interaction with them does not work, most containers are empty, some still have the loot inside, area transition works for some arear but fails many times, especially when you want to enter the docked Ebon Hawk. Most levels load fine but some of them crash the game (especially the Peragus levels), and the mini-map does not display at all, strangely when the map section is accessed it always shows the Manaan Hrakert Rift Underwater Station map. The character animations also got "broken" after adding the ported files (that is why the characters look so "stiff" in the pictures)... So i could say i had very partial success so far!
Project Completition: 20%
Project Status: Phase 2 (KOTOR 1 to KOTOR 2 converted files adapting and optimising)
Progress: Ported all KOTOR 2 maps to KOTOR 1 format using Thor110's tutorial. Loaded ported / converted maps into the mobile version of KOTOR 1.
Practical Result: Got partial success, most levels work and have been ported fine, some content / features / characters like story elements and NPC interaction do not work, the minimap does not display at all and the map does not work on the ported levels (it always displays the Hrakert Rift Station level map), some area transitions (Return to the Ebon Hawk) do not work, the text above NPC's / area transitions / story objects in level does not display at all (the field is always blank). The character animations also got broken because of the added ported files.
I copied the ported levels into the mobile version of KOTOR 1 (after renaming all filenames in lowercase characters) and managed to get the game to load the ported levels by making a savegame for each module, them transferring that savegame on the mobile version, and loading that save in KOTOR 1 mobile. I am using an iPad 3 to test the mod.
To do next: Adapt and optimise the files causing the bugs / glitches / problems, like script files, restore all functionality (story elements, characters, scripts, etc.). This will be the hardest part (if possible at all)!
Greetings, friends! We are in great need of help right now, in order to continue work on the project, if making this project will be posible at all due to the issues we encountered!
We need someone with programming experience, C / C++ would be best because NWScript is based on C, programmers with NWScript knowledge would be ideal!
Anyone who wants to help is welcome, just drop me a message here on ModDB, or You can download the assets i uploaded here and get the two KOTOR games and start working on the project right away! The K2M project is completly open-source, so anyone can collaborate on it! Let me know if You want me to set up a GitHub account for You to upload Your valuable work!
Development is halted at the moment, because we hit a major roadblock regarding porting the KOTOR II scripts to KOTOR I.
The issues are with the scripts and the dialogue files, which are incompatible between the two games!
The problem is that manually changing each line of code would take a lot of time, and not all scripts are changeable. And to make things worse, attempting to alter the scripts almost allways results in the game (KOTOR I) crashing - this might make this entire project impossible if the game will keep crashing on every script change!
Also manually rewriting all dialogue lines from KOTOR II into a KOTOR I format file would take forever and is not an option, we are looking at automating the process if possible...
We tried porting the first level (The Ebon Hawk tutorial), and changing the scripts (and not all scripts could be rewritten!), and this resulted in the game crashing!
We have no programmer actively working on the project now, and i do not have any programming skills, we desperately meed to recruit some programmers if we want to have a chance at continuing this project!
Regarding the state of the mod, the mod is certainly NOT abandoned or cancelled, and we hope this will NEVER be the case as long as it is POSSIBLE to make it! As long as it will take, we will work on it and release new builds as soon as they are ready! At the moment we have no estimate as to when this will be ready, just stay tuned for news.
We appologise for these issues, they are something we have not forseen! At the beggining, after porting the maps / levels, we thought that most scripts would work inherently, but unfortunately we were proven wrong!
Thank You all for Your interest and understanding, and support for this project!
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