By AshuraDXThis is something that I've been working on since like 2017. But I finally got around to rebuilding this thing for the third time - this time properly and with all bones for Jedi Academy, Jedi Outcast and even Soldier of Fortune 2.
Most of you are probably like "What the Hell is this?", so let me explain:
What is CAT and what can I do with it?
CAT Is a very versatile Rigging and Animation System for 3ds Max. It allows you to quickly and comfortably make high quality Animations, after setting up a Rig that is equally quick to build. This Video (and this Channel in General) explain what CAT is and what it can do really well:
This rig comes in a 3ds max scene with the original Jedi Knight Game bones constrained to it. This means that when you move any part of the rig, the bones of the character move accordingly. It is also organized in layers and comes with a couple of useful premade selection sets to streamline animating and exporting your animations to the game.
How do I use it?
To export animations and get them ingame you will need the Jedi Academy SDK Repack and the dotXSI Exporter for your version of 3ds max. (I linked the exporter for 3ds max 2021 underneath - check the authors other uploads for alternate versions)
When CAN I use it?
The file has already been uploaded and approved here on JKHub and I hope to get a tutorial written up and recorded until next weekend. WC3Tutorial from the JKCommunity Discord, who has been Alpha-Testing the initial Version of the Rig heavily, might beat me to recording a tutorial - if that happens I'll link it here. I'd be happy to hear any questions you might have upfront that might help make the tutorial better and easier to understand.
If you fancy messing around with this rig before the tutorial is up - don't be shy to reach out to WC3Tutorial or me on the JK Community Discord #modding channel.
By MauiBlender Version:
2.91 (most likely compatible with earlier versions that use atleast Python 3.0)
Features / What it can do:
Parent Objects/Tags Clean Hierarchy -> Usage explained in tutorial Folder Browser Create Skin -> model_default.skin
Please visit my Github to download the latest version since the download link has one of the first releases. Using Github allows me to instantly update the addon when needed.
Current uploaded picture is showing one of the very first releases.
Download from Github: https://github.com/Mauii/skeleton_tool
I recently began learning Python along using the Blender API thanks to @Milamber. I'd like to thank you for giving me this idea and support on every other way.
Re-compiled for 3ds Max 2021. See the included readme and FAQ for installation and usage.
Re-compiled for 3ds Max 2020. See the included readme and FAQ for installation and usage.
By AshuraDXA small calculator to help determine the max amount of vertices for your playermodel before you start seeing the famous "ran out of transform space" error.
Choose the game executable you are using to check against their transform spaces or enter the transform space for your custom game executable if you are running a mod that changes this value.
The calculation works as follows:
'max verts' = ('transform space' - 4 * ('playermodel surface count' + 'weapon surface count')) / 20) - 'weapon vertex count'
Included is the raw *.py python script, aswell as a packed *.exe for those that prefer simplicity and ease of use.
If anybody wants to modify this script to work in blender go ahead ?
Re-compiled for 3ds Max 2019 (Recompiled Jan 3, 2021 to fix internal version number) See the included readme and FAQ for installation and usage.
By Shinja~ About ~
I was bored so decided to make a little rainmeter skin to track the server population on any Jedi Knight 2 or Academy server.
JK2 is what I play so the skin was primarily built with that in mind and only later did it occur to me that it'd probably work for stinky JKA servers as well. Please enjoy!
The skin makes use of the windows version of netcat to query servers directly. This means master servers can go down and you'll still get info directly from your target server.
The skin isn't resource intensive at all so you could probably get away with running many instances of it but I'd recommend keeping it to 1-5 of your favourites.
~ Requirements ~
Tested with Windows 7, 8.1 and 10.
Rainmeter 22.214.171.12498 or later.
~ Skin Operation ~
- Left click skin to cycle through different skin sizes.
- Middle click skin to change target JK Server. This will give you the option to select JK2 or JKA, input Server IP and then Port number.
- Scroll up/down over the skin to change upper and lower colours. Don't scroll too much or you'll end up opening multiple instances of the RGB selector.
- The skin will directly query target server (via ncat) and retrieve updated player list around every half-minute.
- To run more instances of this skin just make a copy of the following folder then "Refresh all" in rainmeter.
~ Main Troubleshooting Issues & Netcat ~
What is Netcat?
Netcat is a simple networking utility which reads and writes data across network connections using the TCP/IP protocol.
Netcat and Anti-virus on windows
Some Anti-virus products (e.g. windows defender) will report the windows version of netcat as a virus/trojan. This is due to the tendency of hackers to package it in the exploits they use. Netcat isn't a nefarious program in itself but it can be used in a malicious way which is why some anti-virus will block it. My skin of course just uses it to query jk2/jka servers for player info which you can see in the following file...
Please make sure your antivirus doesn't remove and quarantine Netcat (renamed to ncat in my skin) or the skin won't function at all.
For the more paranoid out there who think I may have done something to the ncat executable itself, you can see the source I use at the following link and also follow the instructions to compile your own version which is actually pretty straightforward...
~ Credits ~
jsmorley http://jsmorley.deviantart.com/ (for RainRGB4.exe)
Hobbit of Avian Research https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netcat (for netcat)
~ Changelog ~
-Removed powershell script completely in favour of vbs script
-Changed to more CPU efficient version of netcat that actually works properly all of the time
-Fixed issue where powershell wasn't closing properly for windows 7
By eezstreetWith the Steam Integration Tools, you can either:
Enable enhanced Steam functionality for mods which allow it, or: Get information about enabling enhanced Steam functionality in your own mods.
For instance, you can enable the Steam overlay in your custom mod, or enable Steam's Rich Presence, or perhaps provide support for Steam controllers!
Note that this is unsupported by Valve, Activision and Raven Software and done entirely at your own risk.
By isairA cross-platform, portable, open source rcon GUI tool built for Jedi Academy using JDK 9. You can find the source code and contribute on its GitHub page.
This is an application for sending rcon commands to Jedi Academy servers without going in game. Added servers will be synced using OneDrive for Windows. For other operating systems there is no automatic syncing capability but your data will persist between sessions.
It is a Java application and will work on Windows, OS X, and Linux. It is portable and requires no installation. Developed and tested using Java 9. You can download the latest JRE here if you have a lower version or none installed. If you have Java set up correctly, double clicking on the .jar file will launch the application.
By CagelightThis is mostly the same as the file found here, except GLM export has been rewritten to use a more modern mesh pipeline.
Custom Split Normals support No longer need to split the mesh on UV seams Modifiers with "Render" visibility are automatically applied at export
This project is on github here.
This MD3 exporter generates a proper Quake3 player model, weapon or object (either static or animated), conforming to the MD3 format specification found at: https://www.icculus.org/homepages/phaethon/q3a/formats/md3format.html
This plugin-pack supports the following versions of Softimage:
XSI6.0/ModTool6 (32bit) XSI7.01 (32/64bit) Softimage 7.5/ModTool7.5 (32bit) Softimage 2011 (32/64bit) Softimage 2012 (64bit) Softimage 2013 (64bit) Softimage 2014 (64bit) Softimage 2015 (64bit)
See the included html help file after installing the plugin.
MD3View is a model viewing tool for the MD3 and MDR model formats.
This plugin exports a Softimage dotXSI 3.0 file. See the included readme file for more details and installation/usage instructions.
By eezstreetPLEASE READ THE LICENSE FILE BEFORE EXTRACTING.
These unofficial Vicarious Visions .GOB Tools allow you to manipulate the archive format of the console versions of Jedi Knight 2 and Jedi Academy (among other games). They include the following:
gobextract: Extract content from the .gob/gfc files. gobconvert: Convert a zip/pk3 into a .gob/gfc pair.
Please note that these are commandline tools - you will need to use them using the cmd.exe terminal on Windows.
By C4NServer Only Assets Batch (SOAB) - Save some of SSD disk space.
- This is a real simple windows batch script that processes .pk3 assets into an smaller file, deleting any unnecessary file for a server.
A bit of history:
- I was about to launch a new server, so I decided to upload my assets, but I noticed that my low cost SSD server was about to be full, so I made this script to shrink my assets.
- As a result, I give you a tool to save almost 1GB in your servers, this is really a thing if you use SSD servers.
- Understand that SOAB is not meant to be a wonderful featured software, just a little script made to save time.
- This script is intended for non pure servers.
- As this is a batch script, it needs to be used on a Windows system, I have tested it on an updated Windows 10 system.
- Following the Usage section of this description is required for a proper usage of this script.
- This script uses a recursive deleting loop, not following the Usage section may harm your computer, if you execute it on your system's root (C:/), you may delete some system files and even your family photos.
- This is a really lazy script, I have not added any kind of security to avoid people to harm themselves, not following the Usage section may harm your computer.
- I am not responsible for any harm that this script may do to your computer.
- First, you need WinRAR, you can get it at WinRAR official webpage.
This will end up with a single assets0.pk3, this will contain the only assets that your server needs.
By JKHubQ: What is xNormal?
A: xNormal is an application to generate normal / ambient occlusion / displacement maps. It can also project the texture of the highpoly model into the lowpoly mesh ( complete texture transfer, even with different topologies ). It also includes an interactive 3D viewer ( with advanced shaders and realtime soft shadows / glow effect ), some Photoshop filters and importers/exporters for 3dsmax (Max7-2013) and Maya (8.5-2013). It supports high levels of parallelism using multicore/multithreading, distributed/parallel rendering, ray tracing and advanced GPGPU techniques. (NOTE: The latest version 3.19.2 available for download at www.xnormal.net deprecated all x86 plugins for older versions of 3ds Max and Maya that are still heavily used by this modding community-- these x86 plugins are last available in version 3.17.16 and thus my reason for making this tool available here as it is no longer possible to download it or its SDK on the internet. Additionally, v3.19.2 no longer supports the dotXSI file format. So we must use v3.17.16 if we want to bake normal maps using dotXSI files).
Q: How much xNormal costs?
A: Absolutely nothing. It's free for any use, including commercial one. No price and no fees at all. If you like it, please, help them by sending bugs/feedback, examples of your art or mention xNormal in your project.
Q: I can't use other normal mappers because they calculate their own tangent space and they only allow to use a kind of mesh format. Does xNormal include a SDK to make my own importers, exporters and plugins?
A: Yes, xNormal includes a complete and easy-to-use C++ SDK to write plug-ins. You can make image or mesh importers/exporters,etc... One of the key features of the xNormal SDK is the ability to customize the tangent basis. Please, take a look at this link to know why it's so important: http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Dev:Shading/Tangent_Space_Normal_Maps (NOTE: I've also included the 3.17.16 SDK since it is no longer available to download).
Tutorials for using XNormal can be found here: http://www.xnormal.net/Tutorials.aspx
Finally, if you get an error on program start about missing an OpenRL dll then simply rename the extension on the MapRenderer_OpenRL.dll to .bak in the x86 and x64 plugins folders. It isn't needed and the program can function without it. Or you could try to reinstall the OpenRL runtime if you're using a graphics card that requires it.
A collection of over 50 Freeware Max-scripts, Plugins and Suites to extend Gmax v1.2 and 3DSmax v4+ File I/O capabilities.
3DS, AutoCAD, AutoDesk, Battlezone, C Language Format, Command & Conquer Renegade, Dragon's Age Origins, DirectX, Fly3D, Gamebryo/Netimmerse Engine, Ghoul2 Engine, Ghoul2 Engine, Granny Engine, GTA, Halflife, Kingpin, Lightwave, Maya, Milkshape, Morrowind Oblivion, NWN, NWN2, OpenGL, PowerVR, Quake2, Quake3, ReelMotion, Return to Castle Wolfenstein, Total Annihilation, Unreal Tournament 2003, VRML, Wavefront, xFrog, ZenGin Engine
Gmax Specific Plugins:
3DS - 3ds importer v1.1 - gmax
AutoCad - Dxf importer v1.1 - gmax
GTA - Importer/Exporter - Gmax
NWN - NWmax .8 for Gmax (conflicts with Waylands MaxScript)
NWN - Waylands Import/Export MaxScript for Gmax (conflicts with NWmax)
Quake2 - md2 importer v1.1 - gmax
Quake3 - MD3 exporter beta v1.0 - gmax
Quake3 - md3 importer beta0.1 - gmax
Quake3 - md3 importer v1.0 - gmax
Return To Castle Wolfenstein - mdc importer v1.1 - gmax
Wavefront - OBJ importer v1.1 - gmax
Wavefront - OBJ importer v1.1a - gmax
Gmax & 3DS Max Mixed-Support Plugins:
AutoCad - DFX Importer (importdxf.zip) gmax/max
3DS - 3DS Importer v1.0 (max42-imp3DS.zip) gmax/max
Gamebryo/NetImmerse - NIF Import / Export (niftools-max-plugins-126.96.36.19932.7z) gmax/3dsmax
Granny Engine - .GR2 Skeleton and Animation import Plugin (3ds Max / GMax)
GTA - Kam's Max Scripts Import/export for 3DS Max & GMax
Half-Life - SMD importer v1.0 - gmax/3d max 4.2+
Kingpin mdx importer v1.0- gmax/max4
Milkshape - (ms3dImportExport_ver1_0.zip.zip) gmax/max
Return To Castle Wolfenstein - MDS importer v1.0 - gmax/3d max 4.2
3DS Max v4+ Plugins:
(Note: Althought supposedly some 3DSMax4 maxscripts and plugins can work for gmax12, (as Gmax is based off 3DSMax v4.0,) most are still largly untested, so please post if something doesn't work or seems buggy.)
Autodesk - Game Export Interface v1.122 (IGame_v_1.122.zip) max4
C&C Renegade - W3DImporter.zip
Dragon's Age Online - Import/Export
DirectX - Exporter v188.8.131.52 (efx_xout.zip)
Fly3D - Fly3D Mesh Import/Export v3.0 (fly3d3_plugins.zip)
Quake3 - MD3 Exporter v6.1 beta (MD3 Model Exporter v6.1 beta)
Quake3 - MD3 exporter - 3d max 6
Quake3 - MD3 exporter v2.0.1 - 3ds max 4.2/5
TotalWar - ms3dImportExport_ver1_0 (ms3dImportExport_ver1_0.zip)
UT2003 - Jamlander v3.01 (jamlander_301.zip)
3DS Max v4+ Specific Plugins:
(known to cause startup errors in Gmax)
AutoCad - DFX Export - HDXFEXP v4.0 (HDxfExp4.zip)
AutoCad - Material Lib Import - MLI to MAX v4.0 (mli2max4.zip)
Autodesk - Ascii Mdl Importer (asciiimporter.zip)
Battlezone - GEO Import/Export v1.0 VDF Import v1.0 (BZImportExport.zip) 3ds max
Battlezone -SDF Import v1.0 (SDFImport_max45.zip) 3ds max4
Ghoul2 Engine - Model Importer v0.2 (max4glmimport2.zip)
Half-Life - SMD exporter v1.0 3d - 3ds max 4.2+ only
Lightwave - LWO Importer LWOImpR4_043.zip
Lightwave - LWO2 Importer v0.90 (lwo2imp.zip)
Maya - Max2Maya ASCII v0.0 Exporter (Max2MayaAscii.zip)
Morrowind - NIF Importer v1.0 (NifImport.rar) max4
NWN - MDL Plugin Suite (MDLPluginSuite1.1b2Max5.zip) max 5
NWN2 - MDB Importer / Exporter v2.3.0(nwn2utilsmaxplugins2.3.0.rar/exe)
OpenGL (.c) - ESM Importer/Exporter v0.1 (Esmexp42.zip)
PowerVR - Exporter (PVRexp4.zip)
Quake3 - MD3 Importer v1.01 (md3imp.zip)
Total Annihilation - 3DO Import/Export v1.0 (3dopluginr4.zip+tatextures.zip) max4
Valve - Skeletal Model Exporter v184.108.40.206 (smdlexp_4130_max4_5.zip) 3ds max
VRML - 2.0 Export v220.127.116.11 (3dsmax4vrmlexp.exe) 3ds max
Wavefront - OBJ Importer v4.2 (Objimp42.zip) 3ds max
XFrog - Importer v1.0 (xfrog_maxplug.zip) 3ds max
Specificity, the following plugin's won't load with Gmax (so install to 3DSMax v4+ only):
3doexport.dle, 3doimport.dli, asciiimp.dli, Esmexport.dlu, GEOExport.dle, GEOimport.dli, ghoul2imp.dli, HDxfExp.dle, lwo2imp.dli, Max2MayaAsciiExp50.dle, Max2MayaAsciiExp60.dle, md3imp.dli, Mli2Max.dli, NifImport.dli, NWN2Utils.dlu, objimp.dli, PVRExp_v4.dle, SDFImport.dli, smdlexp.dle, VDFImport.dli, vrmlexp.dle (stdplugs dir), and xfrog.dlo
This is something I've had in my plugin archives and I thought I would share here since most of these can't be found online anymore. Hope they help, and happy modding!
P.S. - Also, there has been a rendering plugin created for GMax a long time ago ...for those who'd like to render images of their masterpieces. Just do an internet search for "GMax Renderer" and you should find it.
This plugin exports a Softimage dotXSI 3.0 file. See the included readme file for more details and installation/usage instructions.
By XycalethWhat is ModView?
ModView is a tool to view models used by Jedi Knight II and Jedi Academy. It was originally created by Raven Software and now being improved by the OpenJK developers.
ModView currently supports only .glm model format.
The original ModView runs only on Windows. This ModView currently runs on Windows and Mac with some functionality disabled. Going forward, ModView will see more functionality restored, and changes to improve usability and to aid the process of getting models into JK2/JKA.
If you are able to run the original ModView on Windows without problems, I recommend people to continue using ithe original if you don't want any reduced functionality.
How to use
Extract all the files to a folder of your choosing.
Run ModView.exe (Windows) or Modview.app (Mac)
Currently, some of the ModView features are missing as changes are made to add Linux and Mac support. These features will be added back in the future, along with improvements!
Attached models don't show up in the control on the left side of the window.
No way of adjusting the floor position
Exporters for the Quake III .MD3 model format.
This was a tag-team effort between DT85 and myself... and at times we called on outside experts to help us overcome some of our coding challenges.
3ds Max versions Supported:
For v2.3 features, installation and usage instructions please see the included readme_v2.3.pdf file.
- Make your model.
- Apply your texture using the 'standard' material only.
- Make sure your texture is in a 'models' folder (e.g.: models/map_objects/ships/ship.jpg ),
*** or alternatively name your material slots with the relative path and check "Use material name..." -- this new feature does not require a "models" folder in the path name.
- Make sure the destination folder has 'models' in it (e.g.: models/map_objects/ships ).
- Export it with 'Smart paths' checked and/or 'Use material name...'
- For a static model (no animation) just leave the default value of '0' in the 'frames' field.
Pop'N'Fresh (original code)
DT (code enhancements)
Archangel35757 (code enhancements)
By KeyJedi Academy File Manager
JAFM Beta Version 00.01.01
Jedi Academy File Manager (JAFM) is a utility for easily keeping track of PK3's/Packages, Mods, and CFG's for your Jedi Academy game. You can install new PK3's and mods, view / edit their in-depth properties, and even remove them from your game folder. Currently it's in beta, there are features being added and tweaked as development goes on. All criticism, enthusiasm, evaluation, etc. is appreciated. (if you find an issue, please PM me directly on JKhub!)
- Enable/Disable PK3's
- Detailed PK3 support for modders
- Dynamic mod installation & management
- CFG (scripts and configs) editor.
- JASP/JAMP launcher with argument support.
- Profile system for keeping multiple sets of gamedata folders and selections of active packages.
- Large amount of backgrounds to choose from, all from JA! (reason the DL is so big, sorry)
- Automatic PK3-type name parsing (authors and version #'s require jafm_info.txt files)
1. Download JAFM.
2. Put the application wherever you want, and start it up. It does not need to be in a certain directory.
3. Use as you see fit!
- PK3 packaging tool & editor for quick fixes / access
- MAC AND LINUX SUPPORT
- List sorting
- Skins and more customization
- More ergonomic CFG editor and modder support
Things That Don't Work & Disclaimers
- If you have a steam installation of JA, due to the way steam works you will be unable to launch multiplayer from JAFM. Sorry!
- This application must be ran in administrator mode for people who have installed JA into their "x:\Program Files" and "x:\Program Files (x86)" directories.
- Mac & Linux aren't supported yet.
- I'm confident JAFM won't destroy your game or folders, however if you don't believe me - back up your GameData folder before use.
- I've been working on versions of this for nearly two years, inspired by the likes of NMM and MO.
- Just recently started learning how to use WPF, this is my first project with it.
1. Download a copy of the jafm_info.txt file found here: clicky clicky OR download from the JKH link, there'll be a folder named "sample jafm_info"
2. Fill out your mod's details inside.
3. Put the jafm_info.txt into your PK3's top directory or next to it inside a ZIP file.
4. JAFM will attempt to look for a jafm_info.txt and a read-me.txt during analysis.
5. A plethora of Read-Me file names are searched to cover multiple possibilities of you messing up
- Thanks to MasterM, he has been my most dedicated tester.
- Thanks to Fal & Zab for the support & encouragement.
By AshuraDXA simple female basemesh I made to build Jedi Academy or Jedi Outcast models around
Feel free to use it, but if you do please mention me in your models read me, happy modeling!
This maxscript allows the user to transfer Skin Modifier data from mesh objects onto a new skeleton. It assumes the incoming new skeleton has the exact same bone names as the old skeleton-- however, the "Load Envelopes" dialog will allow you to match bones manually so you could use different bone names if necessary.
See the included readme file for description and usage.
By AshuraDXA simple male basemesh I made to build Jedi Academy or Jedi Outcast models around
Feel free to use it, but if you do please mention me in your models readMe, happy modeling!
This plugin exports a Softimage dotXSI 3.0 file. See the included readme file for more details and installation/usage instructions. This plugin will also work in 3ds Max 2016.