Tutorial :- Adding New Lightsaber Hilts.
After reading Prime's very informative guide on how to add new NPCs and Models to Jedi Academy, i figured i'd have a go at trying to add new Lightsaber Hilts to JA, and i have discovered a method which runs along the similar lines to Prime's guide.
First you need to download your chosen hilt you wish to add, for this tutorial im using the Anakin Skywalker Hilt by Alaris & Garik Loran, which you may download Here
Now you need to extract all the contents of the saberanakin.pk3 file into a directory, i named mine saber1, then you need to extract the sabers.sab file from you Assets1.pk3 file located in you games Base installation folder.
In the sabers.sab file which you should open with Notepad, you'll notice different Guidelines on creating and editing various aspects of your saber, such as Blade Length, Color, Blade Radius, and how many blades it has. (Up to a total of 8 Blades
can be added !!
But for a basic new saber we will copy and paste the infomation of Kyles Hilt infomation into a new Notepad file and Edit these following sections,
Just 2 simple changes are needed, now save your new Saber Infomation as anakin.sab.
Now in the saber1 directory create a ext_data folder and in that create a sabers folder, now move your anakin.sab file into the sabers folder.
Now open Winzip and click new and create a anakinsaber.pk3 or a similar filename, and then Add the Models file inside the saber1 folder and then Add the ext_data folder, But
be sure to have Include Subfolders
selected, and Add the files with the Add With Wildcards button.
After that place it in your Base folder, start the game, enable cheats, and type saber anakin and enjoy your newly added saber.
Sorry if the guide is a bit rough, it's only in it's first stages and i haven't been able to figure out how to add the new sabers to the customizabale saber options yet, so there only be added as cheat sabers that you'll have to type in to get