Readers who have been into RPGs since the first half of the 2000s (or simply have an appreciation for the classics) will fondly remember Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords as the outstanding, if somewhat buggy and unfinished, sequel to Bioware’s critically acclaimed KOTOR I. A fantastic game was unfortunately marred by premature release dates, resulting in an immense amount of partially finished, or even fully finished and yet unimplemented, content being cut from the final product. The notoriously confusing ending sequence on Malachor V was perhaps the most egregious example.
Devotees of the game, however, will be familiar with The Sith Lords Restored Content Mod (TSLRCM) by Deadlystream which restores a frankly immense amount of this content to the game, making it much more playable and enjoyable for PC users. The mod was easy to download and install via executable file, and was entirely compatible with the Steam version, ensuring that late adopters of the game would still be able to enjoy the full experience.
Steam has, as of today, expounded upon this, releasing a 175 MB patch for the game which franky shocked me when I logged into Steam this morning and saw an 11 year old game which has been sitting in my Library for two and a half years unupdated, suddenly requring a relatively large download. Further surprise ensued when, upon checking the Store page for the game, I saw an announcement proclaiming “An updated KOTOR II for Mac, Linux, and Windows!” touting 37 achievements, Steam Cloud integration, native widescreen support and resolutions up to 5K (a huge deal for a game produced during the days of 4:3 and which has never seen the light of true HD), controller support which has been sorely lacking for the past 11 years, and inclusion of the game into the Steam Workshop, allowing for very easy mod support on what was already a heavily moddable game.
Revel in the widescreen glory.
Furthermore, Steam has partnered with the aforementioned Deadlystream to bring TSLCRM and its child mod, the M4-78 Project (which adds an entire planet, albeit one which obviously required some finishing on the modders’ part) to the Steam Workshop.
All of this content is available via Steam right now, with the game currently 25% off to boot. Go check it out.
This article originally appeared on TheMittani.com, written by Kyle Aparthos.