Kotor - Tool v1

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Title:
Kotor - Tool v1
Author:
Fred Tetra
Created:
10/11/2004
Updated:
10/11/2004
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Description: Kotor - Tool v1

Kotor Tool is the Swiss army knife for Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic modding. Extract files, change game rules, and customize game levels


Quick start instructions...

Unzip the kotor_tool.exe, ImageTools.dll files and the Maps folder to a directory.

The first time you run the program, it will attempt to
detect where you have installed KotOR and configure
some of the directory paths it needs to work. It will
then bring up the path management screen so you can verify them.


To work with BIF files:
Expand the BIFs item on the tree view.
You can:

- Select any *.bif file from the tree view, then click
Extact to extract every file in it to a directory

- Select any file in a bif, then click Extact to extract
it to a directory

- Select any file in a bif, then click Hex View to see
it in Hex/ANSI/Unicode

- Double-click on any 2da file to bring up the editor for it.
You can then edit the values and write the file to a directory.
(Most likely the override folder in yout KotOR folder)
Clicking on the column header in the editor grid will sort it
based on the values in that column. Repeated clicking will
change the sort direction.

- You can also open the 2da v2.b file editor from the File menu
for editing. NOTE: You do not have to open the chitin.key file first.

- 2DA editing features:
* Add line to end, delete any line, right click
to insert new line. Be careful with those last two!

* You can renumber the row labels from the right-click menu

* Undo all changes

* Reset sort to "as opened" mode (press F5 or use menu

* Import and export your 2da files in XML format

- Double click on any nss/vis/txi file to bring up the editor for it.
You can then edit the text and write the file to a directory.

- To extract a .mdl (Model) file, double click on it; the model will be
extracted and converted, along with any required TGA-format textures.
NOTE: You must have CChargin's Extract0-5 program installed in the
same directory as Kotor Tool.

To work with RIM files:
Expand the RIMs item on the tree view.

- Select any *.rim file from the tree view, then click
Extact to extract every file in it to a directory

- Select any file in a rim, then click Extact to extract
it to a directory

- Double-click on almost any file in a rim to launch the GFFEditor,
assuming you have installed it in the kotor_tool directory

- Control-Double-click on almost any file in a rim to launch text editor
with a syntax-colored version of the GFF file's contents

- Shift-Double-click on almost any file in a rim to launch text editor
with a plain-text version of the GFF file's contents.


To work with ERF files:
Expand the ERFs item on the tree view.

- Select any file in a rim, then click Extact to extract
it to a directory

- Double-click on almost any file in a rim to launch the editor for it.

- TPC files now can be viewed with the built-in image viewer. You can also
save the files in TGA format from the viewer.

- If you like using the keyboard to navigate the treeview, you can use the
spacebar to open the Image Viewer with a TPC file selected.

- If the Image Viewer is open, moving up and down the list of TPC files
with the arrow keys will show each image in turn. Note: some files cannot
yet be viewed.

- To view tpc files in an external app, hold down the Shift key while
double-clicking. You need tpc2tga and an image viewer. (see below)

- Some tpc files have a format that is not yet understood. Attempting
to view one of these files may either show a strange image or
crash the program.

Notes:
* You can specify whether or not you want to automatically convert extracted .tpc files to TGA format
from the Tools | Options... menu. This is only used with the external tpc2tga program.

* If you also want to be able to view the .tpc files using an external program
you must install a TGA file viewer and specify the path to it in the Path Manager.
You can download a free TGA viewer at http://www.creabit.com/viewer/

* If you want to edit files contained in RIM files, install
Bioware's Gffeditor in the same directory as kotor_tool.

* You may also want to set whether or not you want the BIFs tree built on
program startup or not from the Tools | Options... menu.

* You can specify whether or not you want the BIF tree built at
program startup or not from the Tools | Options... menu.
If you leave the checkbox unchecked, the BIF portion of the
tree view will only be built when you attempt to expand it.


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