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Jedi Outcast: Changing how high you can jump


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Hello!

I am trusting my memory about loving Jedi Outcast except a part where there is a number of very cheap deaths related to jumping over some obstacles. If not timed to almost perfection, it's game over.

I was wondering if it was possible (and easy) to customize how high the player can jump so that particular section of the game becomes much less frustrating.

Thanks!

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  • 2 weeks later...

Thank you very much for your suggestion, mrwonko.

I will make sure to test it at the first available opportunity.

But could I make that into a default game feature without having to each time open the console when I play the game?

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Hmm, all the config files I know only get loaded once when the game is started, but gravity needs to be changed every time you load a map, I think. The best I can come up with is binding it to a key so you only have to press that instead of opening the console and entering the command, look into the /bind command for more on that.

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Well, if that is true then the map itself must have the gravity setting embedded in it somehow.

Binding a key would surely be an improvement but I would still feel like I'm "cheating"... but then again, that is what I am doing after all.

Still, in my view that would just represent a fix for the only cheap and uncharacteristic deaths in the game.

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22 hours ago, Salk said:

Well, if that is true then the map itself must have the gravity setting embedded in it somehow.

Yes, you could also learn entity modding and adjust the gravity in every map.

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Thanks for your help, guys, but there are some things that do not seem right in afi's suggestion.

From a cursory examination of the jk2config.cfg file it seems that there is no "+jump" command but rather "+moveup" is used for jumping.

The command is also in between "" so perhaps the syntax there is wrong?

And mrwonko, I am not sure I understand your suggestion about learning entities and change them in all maps. There is only one map that would need a gravity change. Shouldn't it be a numerical value registered by the game when the map is loaded as suggested here?

"g_gravity "800"    set the gravity level. (this is normally set by a property of the map loaded)"

Wikipedia gives a number of examples of what entities are:

"Specifying locations of various entities, such as player units, enemies, monster spawn points, ladders, coins, resource nodes, weapons, save points,[23] etc.;"

Is the gravity value an entity of the map?

Eventually I tried the command set g_gravity in the console but it does not work.

I get a message informing me that g_gravity is read only.

So it seems that the only solution is to change that value in the map. Do you know if there are any tools I could use to do that?

Thanks again.

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Gravity can be set in the map's wordspawn entity, yes. You can learn how to do simple entity modding here and here.

Also, you are correct on afi's syntax being off. He should have put bind space "+moveup;g_gravity 300"

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