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Derek French
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Producer, ex-BioWare
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May 27, 2000
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36.
 
Re: symptomatic fix
Feb 5, 2004, 15:43
36.
Re: symptomatic fix Feb 5, 2004, 15:43
Feb 5, 2004, 15:43
 
It means that we have never been able to reproduce the issue neither at BioWare nor at LucasArts (thats about 200 different computer and tester combinations or so).

Since we can't make it happen, we use the description of the issue to try and prevent/fix the symptom of the bug, since we are not able to reproduce or trap the issue in the debugger.

If you have a better suggestion on how to do this, I would love to hear it.

Derek French
Producer, Live Team
BioWare Corp.
Derek French
Technical Producer
BioWare
33.
 
Re: Gamepad?
Feb 5, 2004, 12:54
33.
Re: Gamepad? Feb 5, 2004, 12:54
Feb 5, 2004, 12:54
 
We designed the PC version of the game to use the mouse and keyboard, which is the predominant control scheme. We do not have any current plans to add in support for any joysticks/gamepads. The GUI just doesn't work that way.

Just because something exists in the Xbox does not make it a five-minute add on the PC.

Derek French
Producer, Live Team
BioWare Corp.
Derek French
Technical Producer
BioWare
12.
 
Re: 25 MB patch???
Feb 4, 2004, 18:56
12.
Re: 25 MB patch??? Feb 4, 2004, 18:56
Feb 4, 2004, 18:56
 
That is the 1.02 update for KotOR for English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish all in one. If you simply press the update button, you will get the specific patch for your language and version, which is about 7 Meg.

Derek French
Producer, Live Team
BioWare Corp.
Derek French
Technical Producer
BioWare
5.
 
1.61 is now available
Dec 16, 2003, 19:57
5.
1.61 is now available Dec 16, 2003, 19:57
Dec 16, 2003, 19:57
 
1.61 is now available. Sorry for the hassle.

Derek French
Producer, Live Team
BioWare Corp.
Derek French
Technical Producer
BioWare
11.
 
Sad Panda
Nov 26, 2003, 23:08
11.
Sad Panda Nov 26, 2003, 23:08
Nov 26, 2003, 23:08
 
Man, oh, man, I played Harpoon the desktop rules and then went nuts with the first Harpoon on the computer (hell, I can't even remember what platform I played it on - Amiga?). I was really looking forward to this one. Sad Panda now.

Derek French
Producer, Live Team
BioWare Corp.
Derek French
Technical Producer
BioWare
16.
 
Re: No subject
Nov 21, 2003, 02:00
16.
Re: No subject Nov 21, 2003, 02:00
Nov 21, 2003, 02:00
 
Mashiki Amiketo, I have to disagree with you that you say the sound issue is related to SecuROM. We are able to duplicate the sound pausing issue on executeables that have SecuROM applied and ones that do not. The issue with the sound pausing is related to the sound system that we used and the way we were playing certain streaming sounds. The Beta update (as well as the final update) contains a fix that no longer plays those sounds in that way. Considering that this is the fix, or you can up your FSB, and the fact that we can make the sound hitch happen without SecuROM applied pretty much says that the issue has nothing to do with SecuROM.

Derek French
Producer, Live Team
BioWare Corp.
Derek French
Technical Producer
BioWare
64.
 
BioWare KotOR PC forum
Nov 11, 2003, 13:35
64.
BioWare KotOR PC forum Nov 11, 2003, 13:35
Nov 11, 2003, 13:35
 
Well, its been great chatting with you all. If you want to chat further with us, please come and visit our KotOR PC forums:

http://swforums.bioware.com/viewforum.html?forum=27

Derek French
Producer, Live Team
BioWare Corp.
Derek French
Technical Producer
BioWare
63.
 
un-Lucky
Nov 11, 2003, 13:33
63.
un-Lucky Nov 11, 2003, 13:33
Nov 11, 2003, 13:33
 
Sorry to hear that you were blocked by a bug, Lucky. That really is too bad and you have our sympathy. Its definatly not the experience we want for our customers.

Derek French
Producer, Live Team
BioWare Corp.
Derek French
Technical Producer
BioWare
60.
 
Re: yay
Nov 11, 2003, 12:49
60.
Re: yay Nov 11, 2003, 12:49
Nov 11, 2003, 12:49
 
No, Lucky, if you restart your game, the time counter is reset to zero.

Derek French
Producer, Live Team
BioWare Corp.
Derek French
Technical Producer
BioWare
58.
 
Re: Grrr...
Nov 11, 2003, 12:26
58.
Re: Grrr... Nov 11, 2003, 12:26
Nov 11, 2003, 12:26
 
Interesting comments, Zep. I guess its not that big of a deal that there are multiple Star Wars games. Each title is being developed by a different studio, so its not like us working on KotOR affects Galaxies.

Derek French
Producer, Live Team
BioWare Corp.
Derek French
Technical Producer
BioWare
38.
 
Re: demo in the works?
Nov 11, 2003, 03:09
38.
Re: demo in the works? Nov 11, 2003, 03:09
Nov 11, 2003, 03:09
 
Not as such. If there is to be one, it will be coming out later. Not many working days left in the year.

Derek French
Producer, Live Team
BioWare Corp.
Derek French
Technical Producer
BioWare
37.
 
Re: MS pay for exclusivity
Nov 11, 2003, 03:08
37.
Re: MS pay for exclusivity Nov 11, 2003, 03:08
Nov 11, 2003, 03:08
 
I love reading that. I truly do. We have been hearing "MS payed you to do the Xbox version" for about 2 years and I would have loved for that to be true. The game was originally announced as coming out for the PC and "next-gen console" which we later revealed to be the Xbox. LucasArts decided (and we agreed with them) to release the Xbox version first, then take the time to redo the interface for the PC.

WHERE'S MY MONEY, MICROSOFT?!

Derek French
Producer, Live Team
BioWare Corp.
Derek French
Technical Producer
BioWare
35.
 
Re: what took so long
Nov 11, 2003, 03:05
35.
Re: what took so long Nov 11, 2003, 03:05
Nov 11, 2003, 03:05
 
The big thing was the complete redo of the control scheme to support the mouse and keyboard. Then throw in that you get up 1600x1200 rez support instead of the fixed Xbox rez. For that we also needed to upgrade a number of textures to look just right. Support for various video cards and their drivers. Audio card support. Then there is installers, config programs, launchers, autoruns, etc. that all needed to be build. Basically adding support for all things PC that you don't have on the Xbox.

Derek French
Producer, Live Team
BioWare Corp.
Derek French
Technical Producer
BioWare
30.
 
Re: OC?
Nov 11, 2003, 02:47
30.
Re: OC? Nov 11, 2003, 02:47
Nov 11, 2003, 02:47
 
He means the Official Campaign. Sounds like he didn't like it.

Derek French
Producer, Live Team
BioWare Corp.
Derek French
Technical Producer
BioWare
28.
 
Re: spiral descent into mediocrity
Nov 11, 2003, 02:22
28.
Re: spiral descent into mediocrity Nov 11, 2003, 02:22
Nov 11, 2003, 02:22
 
We spent a great deal of time getting the abysmal spiral descent into mediocrity just right. Too much flaps and you'll stall. Too much afterburner and you will really dig a furrow in the ground.



Derek French
Producer, Live Team
BioWare Corp.
Derek French
Technical Producer
BioWare
24.
 
Re: Install foot print 4gigs wow!!!
Nov 11, 2003, 01:30
24.
Re: Install foot print 4gigs wow!!! Nov 11, 2003, 01:30
Nov 11, 2003, 01:30
 
Its 4 CDs, full install only, no DVD option planned. Heck, I don't have a DVD drive, neither at work, nor at home.

Derek French
Producer, Live Team
BioWare Corp.
Derek French
Technical Producer
BioWare
19.
 
Re: KotOR Xbox Live
Nov 11, 2003, 00:07
19.
Re: KotOR Xbox Live Nov 11, 2003, 00:07
Nov 11, 2003, 00:07
 
No cost that I am aware of, but I have been wrong before.

You will have to ask LucasArts about expansion packs. Right now, there are no plans as such.

Derek French
Producer, Live Team
BioWare Corp.
Derek French
Technical Producer
BioWare
15.
 
Re: KotOR Xbox Live
Nov 10, 2003, 23:53
15.
Re: KotOR Xbox Live Nov 10, 2003, 23:53
Nov 10, 2003, 23:53
 
KotOR Xbox will be updated in the future with the new content that is included in the PC version. There is no date set for this right now.

Derek French
Producer, Live Team
BioWare Corp.
Derek French
Technical Producer
BioWare
13.
 
System Requirements
Nov 10, 2003, 23:45
13.
System Requirements Nov 10, 2003, 23:45
Nov 10, 2003, 23:45
 
Best to check out the system requirements:

http://www.bioware.com/games/knights_old_republic/game_info/system_requirements/

Derek French
Producer, Live Team
BioWare Corp.
Derek French
Technical Producer
BioWare
11.
 
Re: yay
Nov 10, 2003, 23:44
11.
Re: yay Nov 10, 2003, 23:44
Nov 10, 2003, 23:44
 
Length? It varies with play style. We are guessing that you will average about 40 hours. Some (not many) of our Xbox fans have clocked in 70 hours, exploring everywhere, talking to everyone, doing lots of mini-games and such. I know our QA guys can rip through the critical path quite quickly, but I doubt they even read the text any more.

Derek French
Producer, Live Team
BioWare Corp.
Derek French
Technical Producer
BioWare
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