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Kibou
04-23-2008, 05:40 PM
I recently re-installed Jedi Knight 1-3 to have some fun with beloved classics. Wondering if there might be some nice fan-made additions I checked the internet - and was overwhelmed by the mass of mods, total conversions, etc. that are available for download! I really need some help there:

What are the very best, most valued mods for the Jedi Knight games?

It doesnīt matter if itīs a mod, a total conversion, a campaign or something else. It should be for Singleplayer, thou, and it shouldīve been released already.


Two things Iīm especially interested in:

1. Is there a (finished) mod/total conversion, that re-creates Jedi Knight 1 in the engine of JK2/3? There is a threat about such a project for JK2, but work on it seems to have just begun.
2. If not, are there any mods that improve the visual quality of JK1, like hi-res texure-packs, detailed models or anything like that? Are there any mods of that kind for JK2/JK3?


Thanks a lot!
Kibou

Inyri
04-23-2008, 05:46 PM
1. No, nothing finished.
2. Yes, there is a mod that updates many of the JK1 models to the quality of the Quake 3 engine (as good or better than JK2/JK3, actually). You can find it here (http://www.jkhub.net/library/index.php/Addons:Jedi_Knight_Enhanced). Highly recommended, but can be a bit of a pain to get working properly. Make sure to follow the instructions and check to make sure you have the requirements.

ET Warrior
04-23-2008, 07:08 PM
Tell me more of this...'Jedi Knight' of which you speak. It sounds intriguing!

BongoBob
04-23-2008, 10:06 PM
NO! I THINK IT HAS GUNS! DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT OR ELSE YOU'LL SHOOT UP A SCHOOL! :eek:

IG-64
04-24-2008, 12:14 AM
JA+ (http://www.japlus.net/index2.php) is a must.

http://jediknight3.filefront.com/ <- you can find most of the popular ones there.

And of course the IG-64 pack (http://jediknight3.filefront.com/file/IG_64_pack;42913) is the best mod ever. No really, it is.

Tyrion
04-24-2008, 12:20 AM
And of course the IG-64 pack (http://jediknight3.filefront.com/file/IG_64_pack;42913) is the best mod ever. No really, it is.

Luigi tiene no zapatos? (http://jediknight3.filefront.com/screenshots/File/42913/6)

IG-64
04-24-2008, 12:24 AM
Luigi tiene no zapatos? (http://jediknight3.filefront.com/screenshots/File/42913/6)
Oh yeah, that was a bug I never really fixed. If you really do care, just pick up the original one (http://jediknight3.filefront.com/file/Mario_Bros;25410).

Monkey Mania
04-24-2008, 12:45 AM
Dark Forces mod for Jedi Academy.
http://darkforces.jediknight.net/index2.shtml

Kibou
04-25-2008, 08:28 AM
I tried the JK_enhanced mod, itīs a great improvement! I also downloaded some other things from the site Inyri linked too. A tool for improved mousewheel support and a mod that adds a hud you can actually read at 1280+ resolutions are very useful.

I had a look at the pages of JA+ and IG-64, but both seem to be pure multiplayer mods (Iīm looking for Singleplayer). Is that right?

Iīll also try out the Dark Forces Mod for JA.



For future reference, the things I tried out and liked are:

Jedi Knight Patch Commander (http://www.jediknight.net/commander/)
tool to manage your mods

Jedi Knight Enhanced (http://www.jkhub.net/library/index.php/Addons:Jedi_Knight_Enhanced)
New, detailed models (enemies, weapons, items) with hi-res textures.

Jedi Knight Retexture Pack (http://www.jkhub.net/project/show.php?projid=345)
Texture Pack.

JK HUD Revamp (http://www.jkhub.net/project/show.php?projid=343)
replaces the old hud thatīs much to small on high resolutions

JK Mousewheel Support (http://www.jkhub.net/library/index.php/Addons:JK_Mousewheel_Support)
bind mousewheel to whatever you like (e.g. weapon or force switching)

Hi-Fi MotS Sounds (http://www.jkhub.net/library/index.php/Addons_talk:Hi-Fi_MotS_Sounds)
high-quality sound effects for Mysteries of the Sith.

Inyri
04-25-2008, 11:12 AM
JA+ is overrated as a multiplayer mod anyway. ;)

If you're looking for JK3 single-player mods there are a variety of short campaigns, such as Escape from Yavin IV and the Nina series. You can find them at JK3Files.com (http://www.jk3files.com) with a quick search, either using the search function or checking those categories.

Best way to find mods you like, though, is to browse sites and read descriptions. :)

Kibou
04-25-2008, 01:49 PM
Best way to find mods you like, though, is to browse sites and read descriptions. :)
Thatīs right for sure, but if youīre not a part of the Jedi Knight community, and donīt know whats been going on about JK on the net in the past years, it is hard and confusing to find the best stuff. So itīs nice to get some tips :)

I think I have everything I need for Jedi Knight 1. There seem to be no visual enhancements for Mysteries of the Sith, is that right?

What is the best site to look for Jedi Outcast mods? Are there any that are especially valued in the community (tweaks/improvements for the game itself or singleplayer mods/total conversions)?

Inyri
04-25-2008, 03:07 PM
I believe there is an equivalent patch for MotS at the hub, but I'm not certain. Having actually grown up with those games, though, the graphical quality does not bother me so I haven't searched very hard. :)

MrWally
04-25-2008, 05:20 PM
Having actually grown up with those games, though, the graphical quality does not bother me so I haven't searched very hard. :)


That's actually quite true. A game that I used to play in '96 will just feel so intuitive and genuine for me, and the old graphics won't make a difference. But if I play a game from that same era that I've never played then it feels clunky and outdated.

leXX
04-25-2008, 08:09 PM
Make sure you get the Kunoichi skin for JK2/3. I heard some awesomely talented person made it.

Kibou
04-27-2008, 10:08 AM
I tried the Dark Forces Mod (http://darkforces.jediknight.net/index2.shtml) for JA yesterday, which is a great addition to the game.

I also looked through the files for Jedi Knight 2 at jk3files.com, but didnīt download any. It seems thereīs only stuff like lightsaber-tweaks and background-pics for the startup-screen, no mods that really improve upon the game or add a new campaign with new content like the DF2 Mod.

Iīll have a look at the Jedi Knight 3 stuff on jk3files.com later.