Knights of the Old Republic II Gets An Official Update and Mac Support

Well, this is interesting!  Knights of the Old Republic II released a 10 years ago, and for some reason, just yesterday, it was given a big official update as it launched on Mac and Linux systems.  The new additions are pretty numerous, but let’s talk about the BIG one right now.  Many know that Lords of the Sith was rushed to release, and the developers have vocally lamented the fact that they didn’t get to include an entire planet and several other missions into it.  

In the years since, modders were able to restore the content, making it a much more cohesive game and adventure, called The Sith Lords Restored Content Mod (TSLRCM).  While gamers have had access to this for a while, it wasn’t always the easiest to implement, but yesterday’s big update has now made it super easy to install as part of the game on Steam.  Adding in new dialog, missions, and assets, many feel the TSLRCM makes KOTOR II a complete experience and an overall better game.  So it’s awesome to see support for it added in officially now. 

Beyond that, these new features have been added to all three versions on Steam: 

37 achievements
Steam Cloud saves
Native widescreen resolution support
4K and 5K resolution support
Controller support
Steam Workshop support
Force Special Effects menu option

Now you can play this older game in the highest resolution possible, with controller support.  That’s a lot of big, and great, changes for a game that’s been out on the market for so long, but you won’t hear the Star Wars fans complaining.  The odd thing, is that there doesn’t seem to be a reaosn why all of a sudden it got an update.  It seems odd to do that much work on an older game, and some have speculated that perhaps it’s leading up to a revamped version of the title for newer generations….One can only hope.  

What do you guys think?  Will you be re-downloading KOTOR II with these new features?