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[K1] HIGH QUALITY SKYBOXES
by Kexikus
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About:
This mod replaces every skybox and almost every backdrop in the game with a new high resolution version made from scratch.
Additionally I changed the fog color in the Korriban modules to make the area model and the skybox blend better and I edited the SunAurora (the glow when looking into the sun) in some modules.
Other than that I recommend you just check out the screenshots as pictures say more than a thousand words :) And for the animated Manaan Underwater backdrop, check out the video.

The pack has been in development for nine months now and is my first big mod project ever. I want to thank everyone who contributed to the project and/or gave criticism. You really made this a great experience, thank you :)
If you find any issues or have any other comments, please let me know and I'll see what can be done.

Installation:
Simply copy all the files from this archive into your K1 Override folder.
Note: In order to experience all the changes, you need to load a savegame from before leaving Dreshdae for the first time.

Uninstallation:
Delete all those files again.

Bugs:
The "ceiling" and "wall" in the underwater areas of Manaan don't blend at all. This is however only visible when going to first person mode and looking up. If you don't do this, you won't notice anything.

File List:
(The files are .tga files if no extension is specified)
LDA_sky0001 to LDA_sky0005 Dantooine skybox
LKA_flatPoly Kashyyyk single trees backdrop
LKA_tree05 Kashyyyk backdrop
LKO_sky01 to LKO_sky05 Korriban skybox
LMA_Sea04 Manaan Underwater backdrop
LMA_Sea04.txi Manaan Underwater txi file (specifies the animation properties)
LMA_sky0001 to LMA_sky0005 Manaan skybox
LMA_sky1 & LMA_sky2 Manaan skybox used in the Sith base
LTA_mgsky01 to LTA_mgsky04 Tatooine Swoop Race skybox
LTA_sky0001 to LTA_sky0005 Tatooine skybox
LTA_town01 & LTA_town02 Tatooine town backdrops
LTS_Bsky01 Taris buildings backdrop
LTS_sky0001 to LTS_sky0005 Taris skybox
LUN_Rsky0001 to LUN_Rsky0005 Dark Side ending skybox
LUN_sky0001 to LUN_sky0005 Unknown World skybox
m26aa_set.mdl to m26ae_set.mdl Manaan skybox model files (edited to weaken the SunAurora)
m33ab.are & m36aa.are Korriban Academy Entrance and Valley of the Dark Lords static area info files (fog color edited)
m41aa_02d.mdl to m44ac_01x.mdl Unknown World skybox model files (edited to weaken the SunAurora, m42aa_14a & m43aa_14a further edited to use UNK_sky0005.tga as ceiling texture as LUN_sky0005.tga would be rotated by 90° thus not matching the wall textures)
UNK_sky0005 LUN_sky0005 rotated by 90° to be used in both Rakata settlements

Changelog:
1.0 Initial release
1.1 Fixed an issue with the Manaan Sith Base skybox
Fixed an issue with the Taris backdrop buildings
Repacked the files as LKS_tree05.tga was corrupted
Removed the Original Manaan optional file as it had issues that'd be too much work to fix
1.2 Small fixes for the Taris and the Tatooine Swooprace skyboxes
Added optional 1k version for weaker computers
Added optional version of the Manaan seafloor texture without animation

Credits:
Mod by Kexikus
Created with the free version of Terragen 3 and Photoshop CS6

Bioware: Taris building model, Tatooine building models
dandelO: Grass shader used for Dantooine and the Unknown World https://sites.google.com/site/d4nd310/dandelospubliclibrary
Darth Parametric: extracting the Tatooine building models, making .mtl files for the palm models and the Hammerhead cruiser model
Dastardly: figuring out SunAurora and making an editor for it that I was able to use
ftourini: tree bark texture used for both Kashyyyk textures http://ftourini.deviantart.com/art/tileable-tree-bark-texture-216962711?q=boost%3Apopular%20tree%20bark%20textures&qo=8
Jorak Uln: textures for the Taris building models
killst4r: palm trees used for the Unknown World http://www.turbosquid.com/FullPreview/Index.cfm/ID/490485
Quanon: extracting the Taris building model and making two more Taris building models, making the crashed engine model for the Unknown World
tsjase: Hammerhead model used for the Unknown World
Walli: ferns used for the Unknown World http://forums.planetside.co.uk/index.php?topic=6343

Dantooine Tree from http://www.terragen.org/index.php?action=tpmod;dl=item603
Moon texture from LOLA/LRO data http://files.bigben.id.au/terragen/terrains/moon/geotiff/

THIS MOD IS NOT SUPPORTED BY LUCASARTS OR BIOWARE. USE THIS FILE AT YOUR OWN RISK. NEITHER THE AUTHOR OF THIS MOD NOR THE COMPANIES MENTIONED ABOVE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER WHEN USING THIS FILE.

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