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So, there's this series of awesome mods about Nina by Larry McBruce.

https://mrwonko.de/jk3files/Jedi Academy/Mods/Single Player/34242/

https://mrwonko.de/jk3files/Jedi Academy/Mods/Single Player/39828/

https://mrwonko.de/jk3files/Jedi Academy/Mods/Single Player/70175/

https://mrwonko.de/jk3files/Jedi Academy/Mods/Single Player/55405/

https://mrwonko.de/jk3files/Jedi Academy/Mods/Single Player/97652/

Most of them don't have voice over. And they not connected between each other. What i want to do is add voiceover generated by Ivona reader (its might sound a little fake sometimes, but its definatly better than no voiceover). And conect those levels together. So you can play all nina levels from start to finish. Allso add force selection menu between levels.

So my goal to create some sort of "nina anthology" mod.

The problem is that I can't contact the original author. The emails that listed in readme files are dead now. So im kinda stuck. Which is unfortinate because I would love to make those already awesome mods a little better.

So anyway. Can somebody help me finding Larry McBruce?

Or is it ok to use this mods without his permission due to inability to contact him?
I could write with big letters that he is the main person that should be credited for this work. That I only intended to do a small upgrade, add voiceover. And althou I used his work without permission, I will remove it if he tell me to do so.

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5 hours ago, zahar said:

is it ok to use this mods without his permission due to inability to contact him?

Absolutely. If there is no way to contact him at all, you can use the mods. But make sure to credit him for the work, which is the least you can do.

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11 hours ago, zahar said:

So, there's this series of awesome mods about Nina by Larry McBruce.

https://mrwonko.de/jk3files/Jedi Academy/Mods/Single Player/34242/

https://mrwonko.de/jk3files/Jedi Academy/Mods/Single Player/39828/

https://mrwonko.de/jk3files/Jedi Academy/Mods/Single Player/70175/

https://mrwonko.de/jk3files/Jedi Academy/Mods/Single Player/55405/

https://mrwonko.de/jk3files/Jedi Academy/Mods/Single Player/97652/

Most of them don't have voice over. And they not connected between each other. What i want to do is add voiceover generated by Ivona reader (its might sound a little fake sometimes, but its definatly better than no voiceover). And conect those levels together. So you can play all nina levels from start to finish. Allso add force selection menu between levels.

So my goal to create some sort of "nina anthology" mod.

The problem is that I can't contact the original author. The emails that listed in readme files are dead now. So im kinda stuck. Which is unfortinate because I would love to make those already awesome mods a little better.

So anyway. Can somebody help me finding Larry McBruce?

Or is it ok to use this mods without his permission due to inability to contact him?
I could write with big letters that he is the main person that should be credited for this work. That I only intended to do a small upgrade, add voiceover. And althou I used his work without permission, I will remove it if he tell me to do so.

You have been doing so much good work, Zahar. Just don't burn yourself out. I look forward to your Lady Jedi improvement and it's great you are taking the Nina mods and combining them into an anthology. 

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On 5/29/2021 at 3:05 PM, Lancelot said:

Absolutely. If there is no way to contact him at all, you can use the mods. But make sure to credit him for the work, which is the least you can do.

Got it. Thanks for the answer. 

20 hours ago, TheWhitePhoenix said:

You have been doing so much good work, Zahar. Just don't burn yourself out. I look forward to your Lady Jedi improvement and it's great you are taking the Nina mods and combining them into an anthology. 

Thanks for your words. I'm glad that my hobby brings joy to people. Anyway, i'm not making much of the work myself, i'm mostly polishing what other people are done before me.

About Lady Jedi mod. There is a tons to fix and improve still. I added force selection screen between maps. Used level from Wild Force mod as the second level (its the same level from lady jedi just improved). I also added character selection menu, and voiceover for the male protagonist. But there is a tons of text changes, and npc changes needed to be done. There are some other bugs like missing models and etc. Rewriting some jk2 scripts to Jka takes time too. Im wasting alot time on it, and Im kinda need a break to not burn down. Generaly, I would need atleast a year to finish Lady Jedi overhaul mod, probably more.

Nina anthology mod is the whole different story. It can be finished in a month or two, since there is not much to polish in it. Its already great. I just want to add voiceover, combine all mods together, and add force selection menu betveen them.

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1 hour ago, zahar said:

Got it. Thanks for the answer. 

Thanks for your words. I'm glad that my hobby brings joy to people. Anyway, i'm not making much of the work myself, i'm mostly polishing what other people are done before me.

About Lady Jedi mod. There is a tons to fix and improve still. I added force selection screen between maps. Used level from Wild Force mod as the second level (its the same level from lady jedi just improved). I also added character selection menu, and voiceover for the male protagonist. But there is a tons of text changes, and npc changes needed to be done. There are some other bugs like missing models and etc. Rewriting some jk2 scripts to Jka takes time too. Im wasting alot time on it, and Im kinda need a break to not burn down. Generaly, I would need atleast a year to finish Lady Jedi overhaul mod, probably more.

Nina anthology mod is the whole different story. It can be finished in a month or two, since there is not much to polish in it. Its already great. I just want to add voiceover, combine all mods together, and add force selection menu betveen them.

Take all the time you need. Nothing great is ever built in one day.

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On 5/29/2021 at 8:07 AM, zahar said:

What i want to do is add voiceover generated by Ivona reader (its might sound a little fake sometimes, but its definatly better than no voiceover).

Better try xVASynth.

 

Regarding your project(s), I can only give you this advise: Better focus on the mod you have the most faith in. Working on two or more mods at the same time is not good.

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2 hours ago, Lancelot said:

Better try xVASynth.

 

Regarding your project(s), I can only give you this advise: Better focus on the mod you have the most faith in. Working on two or more mods at the same time is not good.

Yes. I want to work on nina now, I will continue fixing lady jedi somewhere in the future.

I will try xVASynth, it sounds good. I'm not completely happy with Ivona. I understand there is no voices from JK games there?

Also, I googled the subject, it appears you can generate decent voice copy from pre existing audio files. So we can replicate kyle's, and other character's voice. Unfortunately I don't have time to figurate how to do it, the process seems to be a little tricky. So probably im going to use something simplier in this mod, for now at least. But if somebody will clone kyle voice, i would appreciate if this person can record several lines for mod.

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Alright. I probably would not work on mods in the near future. This modding thing keep me frustrated, and i just dont have enough free time for that. I will try to return to that in the future, but there is a probability that i will not work on lady jedi or nina anymore. So apologies to anybody who was expecting those mods. Im sorry to disapoint anyone, but im sure most of people will understand me.

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1 hour ago, zahar said:

Alright. I probably would not work on mods in the near future. This modding thing keep me frustrated, and i just dont have enough free time for that. I will try to return to that in the future, but there is a probability that i will not work on lady jedi or nina anymore. So apologies to anybody who was expecting those mods. Im sorry to disapoint anyone, but im sure most of people will understand me.

Ask for help if you need it. This is a flaw many people including myself do.

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