This modification aims to improve the overall look of the game "Star Wars Knights of the old republic" by replacing textures and models.

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This tutorial shows you how mods are normaly installed on every system.

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Hello everyone,

this tutorial should show you how to install mods and KotOR Ultimate to your KotOR game on either Stand-alone-game, the Steam-version and on Linux-based systems(will follow later).
Most mods are packed into archives and have to be installed manual, but some even come with an installer, here you normally just have to choose the right folder to install them.

NOTE: THIS IS JUST THE GENERAL WAY MODS ARE INSTALLED IF A MOD YOU DOWNLOADED DOESN´T WORK IT MAY HAVE GOT PREFERENCES, READ THE MODS-README FOR INSTRUCTIONS THEN!


Pre-install-instructions:

1. Ensure that you have installed the latest DirectX that´s available.
2. Install the latest drivers available for your graphicscard.
3. Install the KotOR-Patch 1.03 for best compatibility


Mods that come with installers:

1. Some installers directly look where your game is installed and will make it completely alone.
2. IF NOT: You just have to look where your game is located on your harddrive(normally it´s something like :"C:\program files\lucas arts\star wars knights of the old republic\" or something similar)
3.(STEAM)if you play with steam your game normally is located in a foler something like this: "C:\program files\Steam\steamapps\common\swkotor"


Windows Stand-Alone:

1. Unpack the mod you downloaded where ever you want.
2. Inside the unpacked folder there will be either the modded files or another folder that maybe called "override"
3. Copy the whole content of the folder or the complete "override" folder.
4. Go to your installtion folder of the game(normally it´s something like :"C:\program files\lucas arts\star wars knights of the old republic\" or something similar)
5. Look up if there´s a folder called "override". If not either paste the copied override folder or create a new one and paste the copied files into the the override folder.
6. Everythings done, start your game and enjoy the mod!

Steam-version:(almost same as stand-alone, the game is just located in another folder)
1. Unpack the mod you downloaded where ever you want.
2. Inside the unpacked folder there will be either the modded files or another folder that maybe called "override"
3. Copy the whole content of the folder or the complete "override" folder.
4. In this Case the game normally is located here: "C:\program files\Steam\steamapps\common\swkotor\"
5. Look up if there´s a folder called "override". If not either paste the copied override folder or create a new one and paste the copied files into the the override folder.
6. Everythings done, start your game and enjoy the mod!

Linux-Version:(more detailed step-by-step will follow)
If you play SW KotOR on Linux you surely play it via "Play on Linux"
1. Open the virtual drive that play on linux has created for you.
2. The folder-system here shoul look similar to your Windows.
3. Just do steps 1-6 from the Stand-Alone-Version and everything should work fine!

So now I hope i was able to help you installing KotOR mods to your specific System. As soon as it´s possible to me i will make a tutorial how to install KotOR on Linux and how to install mods on Mac

greetings
Thunder3

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Lougy
Lougy

Hi thunder, I followed the steam tutorial exactly but when I loaded my game back up it was all messed up: parts of the floor were missing, alot of glitchy looking lines everywhere.
Other than that I liked what I saw, the colour was alot better and the tiny texture details make a massive difference. I had to uninstall it but maybe I did something wrong, have you heard of that before.

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Greatsaga
Greatsaga

You know, the proper steam installation directory is...

Steam\steamapps\common\swkotor

steamapps is not spaced, and it's swkotor not Star Wars Knight of the Old Republic.

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DarkSith420
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I'm using Windows Vista. I'm trying to figure out how to actual extract the mod into the overide folder. My copy of KOTOR Collection arrives tomorrow. I already installed Winrar on my CPU. I'm just afraid of screwing up my CPU.

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I put several mod's contents into the override folder in my kotor files, but none of them have changed the game at all. I don't know what I could've done wrong but this is getting stressful and any help would be appreciated. I downloaded TSL from Steam if that matters, but from what Ive read it doesn't seem to make much difference.

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my mod KotOR - Ultimate is for the first Knights of the Old Republic game, and not for the second one, "The Sith Lords" it won´t work

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TrooperSteve147
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So I installed that patch, and now KOTOR won't start "without the CD" which I don't have because i downloaded the game off Steam. So is there a way to run it with the patch installed????

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fozchina
fozchina

doesn't it come with a folder 1.3 no cd? If not there are plenty of torrent sites that have the replacement exe file to use. After all these years my cd's are scratched to hell

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mathijs004
mathijs004

so now i installed all the mods on my steam version but now it said: no-cd rom drive found

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Darthshade1
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I can't get my mods to install period

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Nightcore50
Nightcore50

So with this mod specifically do I set the installer to go to the swkotor main folder or into its override folder? Because so far I don't think I've seen any new textures. I'm playing on Steam if that helps.

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