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Taris Revisited for KOTOR 1 brings brand new custom textures to Taris City. No AI upscale here, everything is hand made to give a fresh -but still lore-friendly- look to one of our favorite place from KOTOR.

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The KOTOR Revisited Collection:

Taris is the first place you visit during your adventure and is a huge city to explore with all its different levels. This pack aims to both respect the vanilla atmosphere of Taris and to add an unprecedented level of detail and visual quality to each level of this place.
WARNING: if you are a hardcore vanilla supporter, this mod won't be for you (and there are already a lot of vanilla upscaled textures mods available). Not that this mod is not lore-friendly compared to the SW universe (to me at least it is) but it changes most of the vanilla textures by original and home made ones.

My main inspiration when creating these textures was the SWTOR game and The Clone Wars serie.

This mod DOES replace textures for all three levels of Taris including:
- Architecture (Davik's base included)
- The Sith Base (add-on)
- Grounds
- Vegetation
- Speeders

It also adds animated screens panels in the Upper City and animated cantina signs.

This mod DOES NOT replace textures for:
- Dueling Arena screens
- Skybox (using the great High Quality Skybox II is strongly recommended).
- NPCs

- Most of these textures are TGA 2048x2048 pixels (based on my experience there's no need to go highter in resolution in this game. Bigger textures on old graphics games  is just a waste of ressource to me). The total size is 2.15 Gb on your HDD once installed.

- These textures add maximum details with minimum tilling effect. On a low poly game with no normal/bump maps, tilling REALLY IS your enemy.

- I used a soft cell shading style because in my opinion photorealistic textures on low poly meshes just look weird and not that great (but again this is my taste).

- Hi quality Reflection effects added to metallic surfaces and objects.

- On a vanilla unmodded game (if such thing still exist):
Extract the file and drop the Override folder in your game install folder. That's it.

- On an already modded game:
there's a high probability that you already have the same files than this mod in your Override folder. These files can be TGA or TPC (or both). So follow these steps:
1/ Extract the file and drop the Override folder in your game install folder. Overwrite existing files when asked.
2/ Download and use the Removes duplicate TGA/TPC tool (easy to use but make sure to read the description). When asked delete the TPC duplicates.

By doing this, you make sure there is no conflict with existing modded TPC files in your Override folder so my textures will appear as expected in your game.

NOTE: This pack does not cover 100% of the textures visible on Taris so it is recommended to install it over a vanilla overhaul textures pack to get a complete HD experience. Just make sure you are installing a Vanilla overhaul BEFORE installing my pack.

- Could you make a TPC version?
I've tried to convert the mod in TPC but this format breaks many reflection effects when a texture uses an Alpha channel. As I'm not used to work with this format I don't know how I could fix it and to be honest I don't really care. If a simple solution exists then why not providing a TPC version.

- I don't like this or that, could you change it?
It is a very personal project from a pre-Disney SW fans so like any old school SW supporter I'm very stubborn and closed-mind. It will be unlikely that I take your idea in consideration, but you may try.

- Do you plan "revisiting" others places from KOTOR?
I've already done a few planets (see the collection above this page) and more may come in the future.

- Kexikus and his High Quality Skybox II mod which I used on my pics.
- Quanon and his Quanons Taris Upscaled Textures mod which I used as a template to help me finding correct files/textures in the game. It was also my "vanilla" benchmark used to calibrate my own textures colors and luminosity.
- Many other modders for all the files I'm using on my game and can not list here.