Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords

The Community Heroes of the Year 2012: Durante and Nwks

Marsh Davies at

You know, you lot are alright. While the mood of the gaming masses is often mischaracterised by those who don’t know better - thanks to our shrillest, least rational voices, delinquent children and disgruntled petitionistas - we actually aren’t short of terrifically generous and talented people, labouring away quietly to make things better for everyone.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II now available on Steam

Omri Petitte at

The newest addition to Steam's catalog today is Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II, Obsidian Entertainment's followup to the 2003 RPG from BioWare and a direct threat to your weekend's free time.

Community heroes: modders debug and restore cut content in Knights of the Old Republic II

Tyler Wilde at

Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords is full of secrets -- content that was cut from the final release, some due to time constraints. In 2009, as if it were a Renaissance painting obscured by soot, a team of modders began to carefully restore the unfinished content. Yesterday, that team released the final version of The Sith Lords Restored Content Mod (TSLRCM), which restores plot elements, decisions, and dialog (even filling in voice acting where it's missing), and fixes hundreds of bugs since the last version.

Read on for my chat with the project's co-lead, Zbigniew "zbyl2" Staniewicz, about what the mod took to complete, and what's next for the team...