Yes, the secret is finally out, even though some of you never knew there was a secret to begin with. This is the secret project Iíve told a few of you about, and a few of you know about due to your involvement with it. Essentially, this mod will restore Dustil to KotOR 2, though how much he does in-game will be dependent on which version you choose to install. Before I get into that, however, Iíd like to give a brief background on the project just to give credit where credit is due.
Initial work began in 2011, with myself and Darth Snard as the only people working on it. It had been decided at the time that Darth Snard would provide the voice overs. Yet, over the course of a few months, we both agreed that he didnít really fit the character and he decided to leave the project altogether to pursue his own ventures. Thus, I turned to the ever-reliable Zhaboka, who churned out an excellent performance, despite my constant rewrites.
Even with the addition of Zhaboka and the departure of Snard, not much work went into the project. I did a few things here and there, sent a script or two off to Zhaboka, but it wasnít until August of 2012 that work began in earnest. And then after August, work dropped off considerably, hence why it is a year later that I am presenting this to you. I barely worked on it from September to November, did a bit in December and January and then again put it off from February to May. Finally, in June of this year, I decided to finish the project up. And over the course of the summer Iíve done just that.
My beta testers, thank you to Zhaboka, Sith Holocron and Paddy Garcia, are doing their final run-throughs, as am I, and each day brings the mod closer to a releasable state.
So back to the level of restoration. The mod is setup to have two different installation options; one option, the added content installation, will restore Dustil to the game with new content written by me to make his part more noteworthy, and last longer. The second option, the pure restoration installation, will restore Dustil as close to what was found in the game files as possible. No ďnewĒ content will be added with this option, aside from Dustilís voice overs (none were ever recorded for him) and a few camera angles.
Anyway, long story short, this mod will restore Dustil and should be released, as the trailer says, in September of this year.