Sunday 16 June 2019

PES 2019 Kitserver v1.1 (Sider Module)

This has a bit of nostalgia. Kitserver for PES 3 was my first contribution to PES modding. It sorta worked... and sometimes it crashed. But i guess it was good/interesting enough to be noticed and some folks found it useful. Started making kits for it, and reporting bugs. That was in 2003. Since then, Kitserver had grown to a more generic tool (kinda like what sider is now), but the original name stuck to it, even though not all of the versions throughout the years were equal in terms of features around kit manipulation.

This sider module, written in Lua, is a new take on that original idea of Kitserver. It allows a lot of freedom in managing kits (uniforms), and also makes it very simple for anyone to draw their own kit and add it to an existng collection. This overall hierarchy of kits - we call it “GDB” (again an old name, which some of you might recognize :) ) - is really just a way to organize kits into folders with a structure that hopefully makes sense and is simple enough to navigate.

Kitserver is brought to you by a team of people:
@zlac, @Hawke, @Cesc Fabregas, and myself.

We have also used information and reverse-engineering efforts of many folks over the last couple of years that helped to understand the format of UniformParameter.bin and other related files. So... without further ado:

Go on, download, and give it a try. The archive includes two sample kit collections: for Arsenal and Manchester City, prepared for you by our kit masters: @Hawke and @Cesc Fabregas. (There is work in progress also right now to create more kit collections - for a lot more teams)

Installation is easy:
1. Unpack the archive and copy the content and modules folders into your sider.
2. Modify your sider.ini and add kserv.lua to the list of Lua modules:
lua.module = "kserv.lua"

You will need a recent version of sider from here: - Kitserver requires sider 5.4.2 or newer to work.

More detailed information will be in the next post, but here is a quick bullet-point list for what Kitserver allows you to have:
unlimited kits for players and goalkeepers (for licensed teams only, right now)
visual reference in pre-match menu: you see your selected kits, and you can also switch between "Player" and "Goalkeeper" mode
in Edit mode, Kitserver provides a simple but powerful "Editor" of all supported attributes of a kit. So you can fine-tune the exact position of number on shorts, or size of the number on the back, etc. ( Many thanks to @zlac - author of the Editor! )
support for CompKits (competition kits), where Kitserver will load competition-specific kits, if they are specified for a given team for current competition.


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