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quickbeam
10-16-2003, 06:44 AM
Does anyone know how to apply mods to their JA game??? I keep trying to post topics about this but nobody seems to know how apparently. Anyways, when I put the mod file into the gamedata base folder in the jka directory, my computer tells me that access is denied. HELP ME PLEASE!!! MODS ARE COOL AND I WANT TO USE THEM BADLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sgt. Antronch
10-16-2003, 06:50 AM
Originally posted by quickbeam
Does anyone know how to apply mods to their JA game??? I keep trying to post topics about this but nobody seems to know how apparently. Anyways, when I put the mod file into the gamedata base folder in the jka directory, my computer tells me that access is denied. HELP ME PLEASE!!! MODS ARE COOL AND I WANT TO USE THEM BADLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If it comes with a readme it's usually there, if there isn't a readme or installation guide in the readme, unzip or extract the pk3 to the gamedata/base folder in jedi academy

quickbeam
10-16-2003, 06:52 AM
I've tried that many times, but it just won't copy to the folder- my computer keeps telling me "access denied" and then the file transfer never starts. Help? :(

FK | unnamed
10-16-2003, 06:54 AM
ummm

you have totally downloaded the file first right?

you are not trying to open and extract a file while in transfer are you?

try this, link me to the file you are trying to download/run.

quickbeam
10-16-2003, 06:58 AM
no I'm not attempting to extract while the file is downloading- I wait till it's done, and then I open the gamedata base file in the JKA directory and attempt to drag the newly downloaded mod straight from its location to the gamedata base folder. Yes? No? CONFUSED!!

FK | unnamed
10-16-2003, 07:03 AM
The only time I get "access denied" errors in windows is when the file/app is in use by another application.

You try to move/delete a file that is in use by another app, it's going to do that.


Try this:

Download it again but to a different location (save it to my docs, desktop etc.) just to be sure you donít have a corrupted download.


Reboot the pc

Then try to extract it or run it (they usually come in rar, zip or in a few cases exe format)

quickbeam
10-16-2003, 07:05 AM
thanks I'll try that and get back to ya

quickbeam
10-16-2003, 07:19 AM
by the way, when I download a file, its icon is the blue lowercase "e" associated with microsoft internet explorer. Is this abnormal?

quickbeam
10-16-2003, 07:28 AM
now when I try to move a file into the gamedata base folder, I get a warning that reads:

"Cannot copy More_Hilts: Files on this CD-ROM drive are read-only. You cannot copy or move files over to this CD-ROM drive."

............WHAT does that mean? Is there any other way to get to the gamedata base folder without having to go through the D drive?

Iblis Reborn
10-16-2003, 07:31 AM
are you going save target as and maybe getting an html file?
cause i really dont think thats normal

StormHammer
10-16-2003, 07:47 AM
Erm...CD Drive? You're not trying to copy the files to your CD are you?

If not that...you haven't inadvertantly Write-protected the Jedi Academy game folder have you?

And BTW...please don't repost in this forum after your post was moved to the appropriate forum, which just happens to be the Technical Support forum. It was moved there for a reason. :tsk:

quickbeam
10-16-2003, 07:50 AM
Well, I figured it out- I was trying to download the $%# files to the D drive itself- I'm an idiot. Anyways, it's all workin' just fine now. Thanks for all your help.

Aryyn
10-16-2003, 07:50 AM
The easiest way to do it is use your search in your start menu in the right corner of your desktop. Click on start the click on search then click search for file or folders type in jedi academy then a bunch of files pop up you want the one that says Star Wars jedi academy/program files/file folder click on that then it will say gamedata at the top then click that it open the gamedata files youll see the base folder click that and put the .pk3 file in that folder close it then enjoy the mod.