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Let's talk about Knights of the Old Republic

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  • SammyFSammyF Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Torso Boy wrote: »
    I got this on sale, spent a half hour getting it to accept input, then spent a half hour trying to figure out the classes and stats, then spent a half hour in-game, most of which was consumed by trying to figure out the menus. Then I spent an hour trying and failing to get it to run in widescreen. All in all, worked on the game for over two hours, played for less than ten minutes. Not really an inviting experience and I'm not sure if I have the patience to try to get into it again. Mostly miffed that Steam would sell me a game that doesn't work out of the box.

    Steam kind of blows for buying older games. I'm a huge fan of the game, but I'm also holding out hope that I'm going to see it on GoG.com, which does a much better job with supporting older games on newer operating systems.

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  • TheCanManTheCanMan Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    SammyF wrote: »
    TheCanMan wrote: »
    I'm playing through this for the first time, too. I'm doing a light-side scout/sentinel build. I've put in just over 22 hours, and I just finally earned my Padawan title. Apparently I loves me some dialogue. And I can't get enough of this game. It's fantastic. I'll probably do atleast one more playthrough before moving on to something else in my backlog. It'll definitely be a dark-side run, and I'm thinking probably scoundrel/consular.

    I considered jumping through the requisite hoops to get it to run in widescreen, but decided against it. I also really dislike seeing my desktop while I play, so I'm just playing it fullscreen. And honestly (I'm asuming because I've never seen it in it's proper aspect ratio, therefore I have nothing to compare it to) it looks fine.

    EDIT: And now that I've read the previous two posts, I feel a little sick to my stomach. :?

    :(

    I would suggest not putting any of your force talent points into Heal for your own character. You can build one of your other force sensitive companions into a healer, and use medpack consumables when not teamed with that character. Since you're going to have access to fewer force talent picks through the rest of the game, spent them on talents that will improve your own DPS or defense.

    Thanks for the suggestion on Heal. I've only gotten the first two powers points, and they went into Speed Burst and Affect Mind (since I'm a sucker for the persuade options). I think I'm only like lvl 8 or 9. I refused to read any guides ahead of time because I really wanted this to be a clean playthrough, but the level cap would have definitely been a nice thing to know.

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  • BehumatBehumat Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Thats one of the things I love about Bioware games, the moral choices. You say to yourself, it'll be fun to be a dick, I'm going to do THIS! And then your next choice is a little worse, and a little more, and so on, until the end of the game you feel sick inside and disgusted with your character. Ahhh, good times.

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  • Z0reZ0re Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Behumat wrote: »
    Thats one of the things I love about Bioware games, the moral choices. You say to yourself, it'll be fun to be a dick, I'm going to do THIS! And then your next choice is a little worse, and a little more, and so on, until the end of the game you feel sick inside and disgusted with your character. Ahhh, good times.

    In no game is this better exemplified than Jade Empire.

    I still can't make the final 'evil' choice in that game.

    Z0re on
  • OptimusZedOptimusZed Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Z0re wrote: »
    Behumat wrote: »
    Thats one of the things I love about Bioware games, the moral choices. You say to yourself, it'll be fun to be a dick, I'm going to do THIS! And then your next choice is a little worse, and a little more, and so on, until the end of the game you feel sick inside and disgusted with your character. Ahhh, good times.

    In no game is this better exemplified than Jade Empire.

    I still can't make the final 'evil' choice in that game.
    This is just one of a thousand things that make JE the greatest game of all time.

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  • korodullinkorodullin What. SCRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Am I, like, the only person who was so engrossed in the story that I didn't see the big KOTOR twist coming? Or are there a lot of you who are just embarrassed to admit you were too?

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  • SammyFSammyF Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    TheCanMan wrote: »
    SammyF wrote: »
    TheCanMan wrote: »
    I'm playing through this for the first time, too. I'm doing a light-side scout/sentinel build. I've put in just over 22 hours, and I just finally earned my Padawan title. Apparently I loves me some dialogue. And I can't get enough of this game. It's fantastic. I'll probably do atleast one more playthrough before moving on to something else in my backlog. It'll definitely be a dark-side run, and I'm thinking probably scoundrel/consular.

    I considered jumping through the requisite hoops to get it to run in widescreen, but decided against it. I also really dislike seeing my desktop while I play, so I'm just playing it fullscreen. And honestly (I'm asuming because I've never seen it in it's proper aspect ratio, therefore I have nothing to compare it to) it looks fine.

    EDIT: And now that I've read the previous two posts, I feel a little sick to my stomach. :?

    :(

    I would suggest not putting any of your force talent points into Heal for your own character. You can build one of your other force sensitive companions into a healer, and use medpack consumables when not teamed with that character. Since you're going to have access to fewer force talent picks through the rest of the game, spent them on talents that will improve your own DPS or defense.

    Thanks for the suggestion on Heal. I've only gotten the first two powers points, and they went into Speed Burst and Affect Mind (since I'm a sucker for the persuade options). I think I'm only like lvl 8 or 9. I refused to read any guides ahead of time because I really wanted this to be a clean playthrough, but the level cap would have definitely been a nice thing to know.

    I'm the exact same way about not reading guides, and I also picked a Scout as my starter class for my first run through before I discovered the level cap, so I can totally empathize. Moreover, I'd sunk some of my feats into gunslinger talents that were basically worthless as soon as I reached Dantooine.

    You're still going to be able to finish the game, and it will still be fun. You just have to keep in mind that it's a D20 game underneath the hood, so from here on out the game is about making every decision with the mentality of "what's going to give me the best opportunity to get lucky?"

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  • RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    MASTER! I made you some protective robes from the special machine!

    YOU FREAKING TOASTER! THE CATGIRL IS FIGHTING SO MANY GUARDS THATS SHE'S TRIPLE WIELDING WITH HER TAIL! GET OUT HERE AND KILL SOMETHING!

    I just laughed at the absurdity of sending HK to use a machine while we were fighting in the hallway.

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  • OptimusZedOptimusZed Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    korodullin wrote: »
    Am I, like, the only person who was so engrossed in the story that I didn't see the big KOTOR twist coming? Or are there a lot of you who are just embarrassed to admit you were too?
    I had it spoiled for me before I left Taris.

    OptimusZed on
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  • IcemopperIcemopper Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    korodullin wrote: »
    Am I, like, the only person who was so engrossed in the story that I didn't see the big KOTOR twist coming? Or are there a lot of you who are just embarrassed to admit you were too?

    I didn't see it either.
    Now I have a specific name for my character every time I play through again.

    The real name. It makes some of the dialog priceless.

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  • BullioBullio Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Icemopper wrote: »
    korodullin wrote: »
    Am I, like, the only person who was so engrossed in the story that I didn't see the big KOTOR twist coming? Or are there a lot of you who are just embarrassed to admit you were too?

    I didn't see it either.
    Now I have a specific name for my character every time I play through again.

    The real name. It makes some of the dialog priceless.

    I missed it for the same reason. I was also really young and naive.

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  • CaptainNemoCaptainNemo Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    First real game I ever beat. I really ought to finish another playthrough sometime. KotOR got me into gaming.

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  • anoffdayanoffday To be changed whenever Anoffday gets around to it. Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Ok, I'm stuck.
    I was in the vulkar's base completely out of med packs just sneaking around. I open a door and I get a cutscene and I'm surrounded by guys. I told them I would kill the bek leader, even though I didn't want. I was so low on health with no med packs that I didn't stand a chance against them, though. I was just hoping I could betray them in the end anyway. Is my only option to kill the bek leader now?

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  • OptimusZedOptimusZed Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    anoffday wrote: »
    Ok, I'm stuck.
    I was in the vulkar's base completely out of med packs just sneaking around. I open a door and I get a cutscene and I'm surrounded by guys. I told them I would kill the bek leader, even though I didn't want. I was so low on health with no med packs that I didn't stand a chance against them, though. I was just hoping I could betray them in the end anyway. Is my only option to kill the bek leader now?
    As far as I can remember you're stuck.

    OptimusZed on
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  • Z0reZ0re Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    anoffday wrote: »
    Ok, I'm stuck.
    I was in the vulkar's base completely out of med packs just sneaking around. I open a door and I get a cutscene and I'm surrounded by guys. I told them I would kill the bek leader, even though I didn't want. I was so low on health with no med packs that I didn't stand a chance against them, though. I was just hoping I could betray them in the end anyway. Is my only option to kill the bek leader now?

    Are you on PC? If so, download the save game editor and give yourself some medipacks.

    Otherwise reload and hope for an unreasonable amount of 20s.

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  • anoffdayanoffday To be changed whenever Anoffday gets around to it. Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Damn.

    Ok new question, how do I run this in a window?

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  • Doctor DetroitDoctor Detroit Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Icemopper wrote: »
    korodullin wrote: »
    Am I, like, the only person who was so engrossed in the story that I didn't see the big KOTOR twist coming? Or are there a lot of you who are just embarrassed to admit you were too?

    I didn't see it either.
    Now I have a specific name for my character every time I play through again.

    The real name. It makes some of the dialog priceless.

    Ha! Yes...my preference is to use (Huge Spoiler...do not click if you have not finished KOTOR)
    anagrams...the Jedi would be that unimaginative.

    Doctor Detroit on
  • anoffdayanoffday To be changed whenever Anoffday gets around to it. Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    OptimusZed wrote: »
    anoffday wrote: »
    Ok, I'm stuck.
    I was in the vulkar's base completely out of med packs just sneaking around. I open a door and I get a cutscene and I'm surrounded by guys. I told them I would kill the bek leader, even though I didn't want. I was so low on health with no med packs that I didn't stand a chance against them, though. I was just hoping I could betray them in the end anyway. Is my only option to kill the bek leader now?
    As far as I can remember you're stuck.
    I'm good now.
    I ended up going back to the vulkar base after stocking up on some medpacks and wiped them out and took the booster. I rescued Bastila too. What a bitch.

    Also, I'm trying to run it in a window, but this isn't working for me.

    KotOR does allow windowed mode, you just need to modify a single file to ativate it. In the game's install directory is a file called swkotor.ini. Open that file in Notepad and scroll down to the section marked [Graphics Options]. Under [Graphics Options] add the following line:

    AllowWindowedMode=1

    Then look for a line that says "FullScreen=1" and change it to "FullScreen=0". Save the file, then run the game, it will now open in a window.

    Anyone know why?

    edit: Figured it out. I had to change my resolution.

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  • IcemopperIcemopper Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Man this game is awesome. Just came back from an hour of playing to say so. So fun.

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  • FiarynFiaryn Omnicidal Madman Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    korodullin wrote: »
    Am I, like, the only person who was so engrossed in the story that I didn't see the big KOTOR twist coming? Or are there a lot of you who are just embarrassed to admit you were too?

    They lay it on pretty damn thick.
    I suspected heavily the moment Bastila and I were indicated to have some kind of Force Bond, given the specifics of what I was viewing and earlier ODDLY SPECIFIC COMMENTARY BY CARTH. The discussion between Vandar and Vrook though shortly thereafter? Yeah okay I know exactly what's going on here.

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  • DrakeDrake Edgelord Trash Below the ecliptic plane.Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I'm on Dantooine right now.

    I can't wait to get done with it and on to the good parts.

    Mainly Force Choking people. That's a good part.

    Drake on
  • CaptainNemoCaptainNemo Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Icemopper wrote: »
    korodullin wrote: »
    Am I, like, the only person who was so engrossed in the story that I didn't see the big KOTOR twist coming? Or are there a lot of you who are just embarrassed to admit you were too?

    I didn't see it either.
    Now I have a specific name for my character every time I play through again.

    The real name. It makes some of the dialog priceless.

    Ha! Yes...my preference is to use (Huge Spoiler...do not click if you have not finished KOTOR)
    anagrams...the Jedi would be that unimaginative.
    How many anagrams can you even make?

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  • SoundsPlushSoundsPlush yup, back. Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Icemopper wrote: »
    korodullin wrote: »
    Am I, like, the only person who was so engrossed in the story that I didn't see the big KOTOR twist coming? Or are there a lot of you who are just embarrassed to admit you were too?

    I didn't see it either.
    Now I have a specific name for my character every time I play through again.

    The real name. It makes some of the dialog priceless.

    Ha! Yes...my preference is to use (Huge Spoiler...do not click if you have not finished KOTOR)
    anagrams...the Jedi would be that unimaginative.
    How many anagrams can you even make?
    DARTH RAVEN DARKTALON BLOOD.

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  • CaptainNemoCaptainNemo Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Icemopper wrote: »
    korodullin wrote: »
    Am I, like, the only person who was so engrossed in the story that I didn't see the big KOTOR twist coming? Or are there a lot of you who are just embarrassed to admit you were too?

    I didn't see it either.
    Now I have a specific name for my character every time I play through again.

    The real name. It makes some of the dialog priceless.

    Ha! Yes...my preference is to use (Huge Spoiler...do not click if you have not finished KOTOR)
    anagrams...the Jedi would be that unimaginative.
    How many anagrams can you even make?
    DARTH RAVEN DARKTALON BLOOD.
    D'ARTH RAVENGE EBONY DARKSIDE RAK'ATTA WAY

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  • VeganVegan Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Torso Boy wrote: »
    I got this on sale, spent a half hour getting it to accept input, then spent a half hour trying to figure out the classes and stats, then spent a half hour in-game, most of which was consumed by trying to figure out the menus. Then I spent an hour trying and failing to get it to run in widescreen. All in all, worked on the game for over two hours, played for less than ten minutes. Not really an inviting experience and I'm not sure if I have the patience to try to get into it again. Mostly miffed that Steam would sell me a game that doesn't work out of the box.

    Eh, I spend a few hours futzing around with settings and tweaks in new PC games. It's all part of the experience for me.

    I'm always so disappointed when I go into the settings menu of a console game first-thing and the only options are a few sound volume settings. "Oh. I guess I just start playing the game? How odd."

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  • IcemopperIcemopper Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Icemopper wrote: »
    korodullin wrote: »
    Am I, like, the only person who was so engrossed in the story that I didn't see the big KOTOR twist coming? Or are there a lot of you who are just embarrassed to admit you were too?

    I didn't see it either.
    Now I have a specific name for my character every time I play through again.

    The real name. It makes some of the dialog priceless.

    Ha! Yes...my preference is to use (Huge Spoiler...do not click if you have not finished KOTOR)
    anagrams...the Jedi would be that unimaginative.
    How many anagrams can you even make?
    DARTH RAVEN DARKTALON BLOOD.
    D'ARTH RAVENGE EBONY DARKSIDE RAK'ATTA WAY
    Hard Tavern
    Hard Ant Rev
    Her Dart Van
    Van Rat Herd

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  • Wandering HeroWandering Hero Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    One thing I loved about these games was that they actually defined "canon" roles. I like being able to do my own thing but one thing I loved was trying to actually go through the story how it was actually happen in the SW universe.

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  • IcemopperIcemopper Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Man sometimes you can be so incredibly cruel: Taris underworld spoilers:
    When people are in quarantine for being infected with those creatures... can't remember what they're called. Then you go out and about, and come across a cure! So I head back to the cage, talk to the lady and say, "let me in I can save them!" And when I get in there, I cut them down with my blade to stop the infection from spreading.

    Horrendous.

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  • THEPAIN73THEPAIN73 Shiny. Real shiny.Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I like it when you can
    ruin the lives of all the underworlders by not giving the journals to the right person. Makes me laugh so hard.

    I love being a dick in this game

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  • TheCanManTheCanMan Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Icemopper wrote: »
    Man sometimes you can be so incredibly cruel: Taris underworld spoilers:
    When people are in quarantine for being infected with those creatures... can't remember what they're called. Then you go out and about, and come across a cure! So I head back to the cage, talk to the lady and say, "let me in I can save them!" And when I get in there, I cut them down with my blade to stop the infection from spreading.

    Horrendous.
    You know the first group can't be saved, but after they transform and you kill them, there's still a couple people in the back that you can save. And I think you get a light-side point for it, too.

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  • RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    For all of you complaining about Taris, when I finally left under its rather auspicious (for me) circumstances, it made looking at the planet in Star Wars: Empire at War a little better. So, from here on out, each and every time you hear about Taris in any Star Wars game, you can think about your adventures.
    and how your war against the Jedi and the Republic led to the deaths of millions of people. You monster.

    Bioware: Making you evil, even when you are good.

    Now if only I could get some quality evil gameplay in bethesda games.

    Mid Game spoiler
    Seriously, talking to the catgirl and finding out I was the one who inspired her and subsequently was the one who led to her planet being destroyed, priceless. She was like another Tali!

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  • IcemopperIcemopper Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    TheCanMan wrote: »
    Icemopper wrote: »
    Man sometimes you can be so incredibly cruel: Taris underworld spoilers:
    When people are in quarantine for being infected with those creatures... can't remember what they're called. Then you go out and about, and come across a cure! So I head back to the cage, talk to the lady and say, "let me in I can save them!" And when I get in there, I cut them down with my blade to stop the infection from spreading.

    Horrendous.
    You know the first group can't be saved, but after they transform and you kill them, there's still a couple people in the back that you can save. And I think you get a light-side point for it, too.

    That's the group I meant. I'm just cruel enough to talk to them, ask about their day, then say screw it and take what was in their wallet.

    A computer part?! What the heck man? That's all I get for bringing you the antidote then not using it on you?

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  • TheCanManTheCanMan Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Icemopper wrote: »
    TheCanMan wrote: »
    Icemopper wrote: »
    Man sometimes you can be so incredibly cruel: Taris underworld spoilers:
    When people are in quarantine for being infected with those creatures... can't remember what they're called. Then you go out and about, and come across a cure! So I head back to the cage, talk to the lady and say, "let me in I can save them!" And when I get in there, I cut them down with my blade to stop the infection from spreading.

    Horrendous.
    You know the first group can't be saved, but after they transform and you kill them, there's still a couple people in the back that you can save. And I think you get a light-side point for it, too.

    That's the group I meant. I'm just cruel enough to talk to them, ask about their day, then say screw it and take what was in their wallet.

    A computer part?! What the heck man? That's all I get for bringing you the antidote then not using it on you?

    Oh, ok. It seemed like you thought that was the only option. Carry on. You monster.

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  • IcemopperIcemopper Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    :evil::evil::evil:

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  • DemerdarDemerdar Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    korodullin wrote: »
    Am I, like, the only person who was so engrossed in the story that I didn't see the big KOTOR twist coming? Or are there a lot of you who are just embarrassed to admit you were too?

    I'm terrible at predicting plot twists, and it caught me off guard.

    I was also like 15 when i played it.

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  • THEPAIN73THEPAIN73 Shiny. Real shiny.Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I didn't expect the twist either..

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  • Fig-DFig-D Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I had the twist "spoiled" for me a week after the game came out, but it was fairly heavily hinted at early on. Playing it now, I'd call it pretty heavy handed, but I can understand how many wouldn't catch it when they were younger.

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  • anoffdayanoffday To be changed whenever Anoffday gets around to it. Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I'm playing right now, and I'm not sure if I've caught on.

    I think I know it.

    Is
    Bastila a bad guy? er girl?

    Just say yes or no.

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  • Delta AssaultDelta Assault Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    No. Yes.

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  • anoffdayanoffday To be changed whenever Anoffday gets around to it. Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    anoffday wrote: »
    Just say yes or no.

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