Massive Content-Expanding ‘KOTOR 2′ Mod Finished

Jul 28, 2012 by  

KOTOR 2 Sith Lords Restored Content

Few things still exist that match the dedication and unabated love some fans have for the Star Wars saga. Today that dedication has resulted in the completion of a 3-year long project, the scale of which can certainly be described as being truly epic. Since the rather rushed release of Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords in 2004, some fans thought more could have been done by Obsidian Entertainment to flesh out the universe handed down to them from BioWare. As it turns out, they couldn’t have been more right.

Over the past three years, a few modders have taken it upon themselves to find and restore original content into KOTOR II that wasn’t available in the 2004 release — an effort that has come to be known as The Sith Lords Restored Content mod. Extended conversations, deeper subplots and an entire playable area have been placed back into and integrated with the original game — with several bug fixes to boot. A major feature of note is the addition of the HK Manufacturing Plant, which, while referenced in the game, was never seen until now.

KOTOR 2 Sith Lords Restored Content Screenshot

The 'Restored Content' mod also addresses a number of issues in the PC port of the Xbox-native title, including graphical glitches and inconsistencies, control issues, and much more.

Since its first beta version in 2009, several other modders have gotten involved in the project to add more content, transforming the mod from a fairly simple fan edit into a full-fledged modder phenomenon. The Restored Content mod has gained a massive following, and currently sits at #2 on ModDB‘s most popular mod list.

While BioWare’s MMORPG, Star Wars: The Old Republic is currently taking the limelight, many fans of the series still appreciate the first two, very bold entries into the early history of the Star Wars universe — myself included. What say you, Ranters: how do you feel about breathing new life into older games, and are there any specific titles you find yourself coming back to?

Knight of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords puts players directly inside the Star Wars universe at a time when the evil Sith have all but wiped out the Jedi across the universe. Players can experience the game however they like, making choices along the way that push them towards the light or dark sides of the Force. The Sith Lords Restored Content mod for the game be found on ModDB’s website here.

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Source: VG247

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  1. My gods, I never thought I’d see the day. Um, these aren’t tears, my face is just leaking. Well done, modders.

  2. And today I finally get a computer that can run games. Oh, happy day, happy day!

    Uh, do I need to find a disc now, or can I DL the whole thing?

    • You can get it on Steam.

      • Could only find KotOR1 on Steam

        • Your right, I was wrong.

          • Dammit, I don’t wanna be right…

          • JT,

            A KOTOR Collection was released earlier this month for $19.99, though I think it’s only available in disc format. Unfortunately it’s not an HD remaster – but it still comes with both games :D .

          • Awesome, thanks for the heads up Anthony.

  3. If we’re lucky we can get true canon now

  4. ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? wow definitly great news. don’t know if i should go back to it or not

  5. drat, i have the xbox copy

  6. they should repackaged KOTOR II into other playable consoles such as ps3 as well and re-release it. im sure lots will have interest.

    • KOTOR on Playstation *Vomits*.

      • Say what you want, i’m a purist too. The thought of my beloved KOTOR going sony makes me nauseous too. But if that’s what it takes to reinvigorate the franchise and get more work done other than the crappy mmo ‘sequel’, then i’m willing to make an exception.

  7. I will happily buy kotor 1 and 2. Not because of the mod. Because there acouple of the greatest games of all time.

  8. Awesome news!
    I still play KOTORII every now and then (although, that’s partly due to the fact that my PC can’t handle any of the newer games ;) ) and every-time I play it I always feel there can and should have been more…

  9. *shrugs*

    After watching the mod developer bashing everyone, I can serious say that no one really cares.

    • Care to elaborate?

  10. Now if only someone would update battlefront 2.

  11. If it hasnt alteady, will the TSL Restoration Content become available for Xbox360

    • Most definitely not. This is a modification released uncommercially by a bunch of independent programmers.
      All content released on the 360 NEEDS to be commercial.

      I own a 360 myself but this is the reason I have a gaming PC as well.
      Less greedy b******* on this platform.

  12. Can it be used on the original Xbox without live.

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