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The Old Republic

 


Questions
General Questions
  1. What is Knights of the Old Republic: The Sith Lords?
  2. Who is developping the game?
  3. Who is the publisher of the game?
  4. When can I get my hands on the game?
  5. Will there be modding tools for this game? I got plenty of ideas!
Gameplay
  1. Is this game singleplayer or multiplayer?
  2. Since RPGs are about rules, what will this game use?
  3. Why is the game not set during the movies?
  4. Due to the size of the SW Universe, where does the game take place?
  5. Is the combat real-time or turn-based?
  6. Can I customize the hotkeys and controls?
  7. How can I communicate with NPCs during the game?
  8. How will the continuity with KotOR 1 be ensured?
Character & Party
  1. Do I control a character or a party?
  2. Wait, MY ship?
  3. What options are there for my character?
  4. But I wanted to be a [insert favourite, absolutely obscure alien race]!
  5. What NPCs are there?
  6. What of my KotOR 1 party members?
  7. What weapons can I wreak havoc with?
  8. Face the truth: the Dark Side is stronger! Can I be evil?
  9. What are the options for my character's look?
Technical Questions
  1. Those shots look great, will my computer be able to run it?
  2. What engine is being used in the game?
  3. What screen resolutions can I run the game in?


Answers
General Questions
  1. What is Knights of the Old Republic: The Sith Lords?
    Knights of the Old Republic: The Sith Lords (or KotOR 2 or TSL) is of course the sequel to Knights of the Old Republic.
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  2. Who is developping the game?
    KotOR 2 TSL is being developed by Obsidian Entertainment which has been founded by people who were part of the Planetsace:Torment, Fallout, Icewind Dale and Baldur's Gate Dark Alliance teams.

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  3. Who is the publisher of the game?
    As all Star Wars games, KotOR 2 is being published by LucasArts Entertaiment.
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  4. When can I get my hands on the game?
    The game was released on December 6, 2004 for the North American XBox version and on February 5, 2005 for the PC and international versions.
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  5. Will there be modding tools for this game? I got plenty of ideas!
    Both Obsidian and Lucasarts do not condone or support modifications. Consequently, it is up to the fans to make their own tools. You can visit our modding forums to see what tools or modifications have been made by other fans so far.
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Gameplay
  1. Is this game singleplayer or multiplayer?
    This game is focused on delivering a immersive singleplayer experience. Thus, there is no multiplayer support.
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  2. Since RPGs are about rules, what is this game using?
    KotOR 2 will use modified D20 rules system also found in the Star Wars pen&paper roleplaying game from Wizards of the Coast. D20 is the same system being used for the new Dungeons&Dragons rules.
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  3. Why is the game not set during the movies?
    Because Knights of the Old Republic was not, and The Sith Lords take place 5 years later.
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  4. Due to the size of the SW Universe, where does the game take place?
    You'll be able to travel many different worlds during the course of the game, including Korriban, Dantoine, Dxun and Onderon, Peragus II and Telos.
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  5. Is the combat real-time or turn-based?
    The game utilises a hybrid real-time/turn-based system which allows you to pause at any time during combat to issue new orders to your party members.
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  6. Can I customize the hotkeys and controls?
    The control scheme is more or less identical to that of Knights of the Old Republic: It is possible to map the keyboard for the PC however, you can't customize the controls on the Xbox.
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  7. How will I communicate with NPCs during the game?
    You will be able to communicate with NPCs through a system of pre-defined responses, just like in KotOR 1. Some dialog options only becomes available if you know the proper skills, is lightsided or darksided, or have enough influence with the NPC you are talking to. All the NPCs dialogues have voice over.
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  8. How will the continuity with KotOR 1 be ensured?
  9. You will have to answer some questions at the beginning of the game about what happened when you played KotOR 1. If you answer that you don't care, the game will assume that you finished KotOR 1 as a Light Side Male. Your choices will affect the gameplay. This system has the advantage that those who haven't played KotOR 1 will still be able to play KotOR 2 (but get KotOR 1 anyways if you haven't already!)
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Character & Party
  1. Do I control a character or a party?
    You create a character at the beginning. During the course of the game, other NPCs will join you to accompany you to your journey.
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  2. Wait, MY ship?
    The Ebon Hawk is back! If you don't know what the Ebon Hawk is, then go play KotOR 1!.
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  3. What options are there for my character?
    Quite a few. While he/she can only be of the human species, you still have the choice between different classes. You will start out as one of the generic force user classes: Guardian, Sentinel or Consular. During the game you may also be given the opportunity to multiclass to a Jedi or Sith prestige class, depending on your lightside or darkside disposition.
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  4. But I wanted to be a [insert favourite, absolutely obscure alien race]!
    Sorry, but it looks like the developers need a human for their story...however, the people in our modding community have been hard at work to provide you a few extra options, if you have the PC version of the game.
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  5. What possible party members are there?
    A bounty hunter, an old Jedi, a Sith apprentice, T3-M4, HK-47, a Zabrak and more. There will be a few familiar faces if you have played Knights of the Old Republic, but the majority of the characters will be new.
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  6. What of my KotOR 1 party members?
    There will be cameo apperances of your old KotOR 1 buddies. Who will appear may depend on how you played KotOR 1.
  7. What weapons can I wreak havoc with?
    There is a wide range of weapons at your disposal, among them blaster pistols, rifles, force pikes, darts, axes and the mandatory lightsabers. In addition to more conventional weapons you have an impressive array of force powers to unleash upon your hapless enemies.
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  8. Face the truth: the Dark Side is stronger! Can I be evil?
    Chose your path!
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  9. What are the options for my character's look?
    While you must play as a human, you can chose the gender and if your character should have caucasian, asian, black or hispanic appearance traits. You can further customize your appearance by wearing different types of clothes, armor and robes, and a variety of visors, masks and similar headgear.
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Technical Questions
  1. Those shots look great, will my computer be able to run it?
    The system requirements are:
    DirectX 9.0c compatible computer.
    Windows 98 SE, Millennium (ME), 2000, and XP.
    Pentium III or Athlon class 1 GHz or faster required.
    Pentium 4 or Athlon XP class 1.6 GHz or faster recommended.
    256 MB RAM required, 512 MB RAM recommended.

    32 MB OpenGL 1.4 compliant AGP or PCX 3D Graphics card with Hardware Transform and Lighting (T&L) Capability required.
    ATI Radeon 9200 or NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti or better recommended.

    DirectX 9.0c compatible audio device required.

    Quad Speed CD-ROM drive required, 16 Speed CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive recommended.
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  2. What engine is being used in the game?
    It's called Odyssey and advances on Neverwinter Night's Aurora engine. It was enhanced to use all of the latest GeForce series features, like pixel and vertex shaders. The Sith Lords uses a slightly improved version of the engine used by Knights of the Old Republic.
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  3. What screen resolutions can I run the game in?
    The maximum resolution for the PC version is 1600x1200. Widescreen resolutions are not supported.
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