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Thank you for your feedback! Please view the change log for a list of updates. As always if you encounter any issues, do let me know!

About the mod:

Please unzip the NewBeginning.zip folder and extract the contents to your Gamedata folder. Once installed, you may use the included "newbeginning.bat" file to load the mod for you, or you can load it yourself from the usual setup -> mod screen in single player. These instructions should apply to a disc and Steam installation (as I've used both!)

This is a single player mod set one year after the original game (Light Side ending.) You will play as a new character over two levels (discounting cinematic maps.) The first level takes place in the Jedi Academy and the second takes place at one of the many training grounds. I strongly encourage you to explore the first level as there're a fair few secrets and Easter Eggs to be found! It was designed with the original Jedi Outcast level in mind, which means you could end it very, very quickly if you wanted to bypass the fun of exploration and move onto the trial level.

The trial is the same one that was originally released here on JKHub with minor edits. I wanted to place emphasis on the Yavin Temple in order to receive feedback while I work on a brand new trial level and the first mission beyond the Jedi Academy.
If you encounter any bugs- Oh, God. Please, please don't tell me you've encountered any bugs. ;_; My head might implode!

Special thanks to Circa for play testing at various stages of development! Additional thanks to everyone over in this thread for providing so much help (still).

Problems with the .bat?

A Windows 8 tester did seem to be having a problem loading the mod with the .bat provided. They overcame this by creating a shortcut to their jasp.exe. (Right-click, copy, paste shortcut)

Open the shortcut's "properties" and then move to the "shortcut" tab. Then, add the following (after a space) onto the "Target:" field: "+set sv_pure 0 +set fs_game newbeginning"

"C:\Program Files (x86)\LucasArts\Star Wars Jedi Knight Jedi Academy\GameData\jasp.exe" +set sv_pure 0 +set fs_game newbeginning"

I hope this helps!


What's New in Version 01/10/2021 10:04 PM



  • Added English subtitles.
  • Enabled menu option for subtitles for all voiceovers.
  • Included French translation patch by JKHub user Lang_French.
  • Included brushwork to prevent players escaping the yavin3 map. (Noticed by Ramikad)
  • Fixed an issue that caused some players to see the padawan in varying skin tones.


  • Temporarily removed subtitles.
  • Reworked two cinematics.
  • Installed a whole new level.
  • Updated player skin.
  • New dialog.


  • Replaced the Death Star plans model in the top floor secret area. (Original was tiny)
  • Fixed saving the game in the temple.
  • Saber Defense Level 2 is now granted after completing the fifth wave of remote training droids.
  • There's now a triggerable holorecording in the archives that shares a short excerpt from the celebrations on the forest moon of Endor.
  • The hidden catacombs now display that you've entered a secret area.
  • Defeating Raltharon and Ella now triggers a third sparring partner in the courtyard. Defeating that opponent will trigger an interaction with Luke and you will now be granted a second lightsaber style if successful.
  • Prevented the ability to Force Pull the meditating Jedi in the garden as a means to attain the Jump 2 holocron.
  • Fixed a typo in Yavin Trial's objective.
  • There's now a chap on one of the medical beds who'll drop a few lines to you if you enter his vicinity.
  • Various models to spruce up space!


  • The game no longer crashes if you attack the medical droid at the academy.
  • You can now spar with Raltharon as many times as you like.
  • A new short-but-sweet bonus level showcasing a bout between Kyle and Jaden after the events of the original game has been added.

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Fantastic work! Shame it's cut short with a massive cliffhanger. if possible I would love to see this worked on some more. I have modelling and voice acting experience so I would be super down to help out with a continuation of the story line.

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This Mod is fantastic has a lot of potential to be up there with Knights of the force and movie duels, also there was zero bugs.

I love the idea of having a hub area instead of just clicking the missions and not being able to explore yavin so ty for that.

If I could recommend anything I would recommend adding the ability to duel Rosh kyle Jaden or luke after fighting Padawans and knights easiest to hardest and in Legends Luke's students fought Exar Kuns spirit on Yavin and also Darth Krayt could be the new villain. also maybe a Coruscant or dantooine jedi temple level recover a holecron? Thanks for reading this if you need a voice actor i'll do it for free I got a blue yeti        ??

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So far its good. But I had a problem where I instantly spawned as Twilek. Is there anyway to change my races? Cause I couldn't figure out.

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