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TLK and cutting scenes entirely

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TLK and cutting scenes entirely

Postby Deager » 03 Sep 2013, 03:20

I stumbled onto something while working on v0.2 of the Citadel Epilogue Mod. Since MrFob wasn't aware of it either, I figured I should post something here. My apologies if this was already covered.

If you edit a tlk file and remove all the characters between <data> </data> in a string, the game skips that line. It also skips the scene as well. This was huge as I could edit scenes out without having to do anything with sequence modding.

The one issue is if a line goes over two camera shots or more. That seemed to freak stuff out when I was working on a scene with Cortez in the apartment of the Citadel DLC. But, sometimes it works out. I cut a line out while Kaidan was at the apartment and was able to successfully skip a scene where reapers where show on the TV.

Hope this helps others.

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Re: tlk and cutting scenes entirely

Postby giftfish » 03 Sep 2013, 04:21

Oh yeah, this could be damn handy.

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Re: tlk and cutting scenes entirely

Postby LiL Reapur X » 07 Sep 2013, 01:45

Useful info Deager, thanks a bunch. :mrgreen:
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Re: tlk and cutting scenes entirely

Postby giftfish » 16 Sep 2013, 21:57

Yeah, I can confirm this works beautifully. It helped us tweak the anti-flirt portion of our mod much more easily than we had anticipated. Thanks a bunch for sharing :]
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