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JKA maps remade in Minecraft
For the recent Hekathon speedrunning event DrMeowington, a fellow jka speedrunner, and I have recreated the first Act of the JKA Singleplayer along the Speedrun route. You can see us run the map for an unsuspecting crowd of JKA speedrunning legends here:

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1807641558?t=05h50m5s (at the Timestamp 5:50:05)

We have implemented Quicksave/Quickload mechanics, Force Jump I, aswell as other small gags and referneces.

In addition we have found an old Minecraft mod kept alive by ZeithComms that implements Quake1 movement into Minecraft. Since the Mod was open-source I have adjusted it to replicate Quake3 movement instead. 

Here is a more in-depth Showcase of the map

You can download the map along with the modified Squake Mod and the Resource Pack we made for this here:

Alternatively: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ll_7Opj3w--wZSvWTwmHnJ0WCldwJ8aD/view

We plan on finishing the other levels aswell. First we want to finish up the Speedrun Route, then we'll tackle the parts of the maps that are skipped in the run and lastly once the maps are done we plan to turn it into a fully working Adventure Map with enemies and objectives.

If you would like to help on this project or hava any questions,feel free to dm me at Laay#6969 on Discord.


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Post in School of War: Tron Legacy Edition
It's been a month and a lot of work has been done.  We've discovered several new methods thanks to the kind and supportive people who have generously given their time and talent into helping this project move forward.  What we've found is that we needed to move every area into a blender file first, and use them to move it into radiant.  So we've scrapped some of our earlier work that was done in Radiant and in game, to recreate it new in Blender.  After doing that we started to fill in more of the areas that we needed to create, as well as new rooms.  So enjoy these preview shots of the areas lit up in Blender. 

I. Tron City








II. Disc Arena




III. Lightcycle Grid



IV. Arcade





V. Oasis







VI. End of Line Club



VII. Emerald Palace 




VII. Amber Garden



There is still a lot of work to do, but we have come a long way.  We will of course being giving proper credit to the numerous people who have helped us, the places where we were able to get models and textures.  Once we are finished putting all of this into Blender, we will then be going over a final pass to make sure all the textures are proper.  Then we can get into radiant and start making this thing a reality.  I hope you look forward to the future updates here, and we'd love to hear what you have to say about our progress thus far!  Till next time, programs!

Post in The Raven's Nest (thread for my WIP)
Beginnings of a very familiar cabin.

Going smoothly with the plethora of reference material available to me 😁

Reminiscing about Jedi Academy
Circa and SiLink spent a whole episode on the podcast "Among the Noise" talking about first memories, jk3files, JKHub, running clans, and how it effected their lives as part of the 20th anniversary of Jedi Academy.
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Post in The story of the cavern and SCP Chaos Ops WIP Advances
Hello again, for all those who are wondering where the main inspiration for the next three maps, well, the inspiration comes from an album: The Gallery by Dark Tranquility (Because I'm a fan of Metal Music), from this album I was inspired by its aesthetics to create the new environments that have been created and are in the process of being created:

Since 3 months ago, I have been working on these maps, well let's start with the presentation of them (Note: The credits section is updated every time there is a new update): 


Post in Work in progress: New Republic Prison Ship from The Mandalorian
Post in Work in progress: New Republic Prison Ship from The Mandalorian

2FA is now an option on JKHub, and Jedi Outcast turns 21
Due to a lot of security breaches and hacks that have been going on around the internet over the last year or so, and an uptick in spam posts recently, we've enabled two-factor authentication as an option for all accounts, and a requirement for all staff accounts.
In other news, this month marked the 21st birthday of Jedi Outcast, which isn't as exciting as the 20th, but in the States JK2 is old enough to legally drink, so raise a pint! 🍻
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rend2 Update
I just released the first verison of rend2 in a very long time. I've been busy with fixing and reworking alot of things. The weather system is fully functional now as also alot of other things.

You can grab the latest release here:

- MSAA antialisaing cvar changed to r_ext_multisample which is the same as in the vanilla openjk renderer
- Added external hdr lightmap support
- Added autoload of images with following suffix "_specGloss", "_rmo" and "_orm"
- Realtime sun shadows won't flicker anymore when the player is moving around
- Some fixes regarding the HDR rendering pipeline (means rendering in hdr colors, but there's no HDR display support (and never will because OpenGL))
- Thanks to @Almightygirfor contributing a velvet shader (you can use it per shader stage, just add a 'cloth' to it (same as with glow or detail)) and fixes regarding pbr shading
- Added a shader stage keyword to "pull out" parallax mapped surfaces ('parallaxBias [0.0 ... 1.0]', you can easily test this with r_forceParallaxBias [0.0 ... 1.0])
- Added mikkTSpace for normal mapping (means baking normal maps in blender or substance will result in the same shading in rend2 now)
- Fixed rendering cloud layers
- Fixed wrong camera exposure on maps with sky portals
- Fixed alot of problems regarding fog
- Added flare rendering back
- Added most features back to surface sprites (only thing missing afaik is wind handling, swaying is implemented though)
- Speed up rendering dynamic lights with parallax occusion mapped surfaces by alot
- Added distortion rendering back (invicibility sphere, push/pull sphere)
- Added glass shattering back
- Added ghoul2 sabermarks back
- Added r_showTris 1 back
- Fixed a crash regarding md3 model caching
- Lots of other small things

I think that's all for now.

Some WIP pictures of my bespin duel remake with hdr lightmaps

Progress Report: February 2023
This month hasn't been the most exciting, but we're still getting closer to our goal!


Progress continued on the Operation: Knightfall remake. Recently the 2nd gameplay level of the remake has been released to the team for testing. So far initial testing has shown promise, though there are a number of bugs to be ironed out. However, these bus should be fixed very quickly and we can move on to the 3rd gameplay level very soon.

The Operation: Knightfall remake is designed to show off areas of the Jedi Temple never seen before or only hinted at in other novelizations. Though some locations will bring you to familiar areas, other areas of the temple may not be so easily recognizable.


We also spent some time this month gathering up more characters for you to play with, here's a small list of them that should be coming to the mod in the next update.

Narkina V Imperial Officer

Kino Loy

Narkina V Prisoner


Darth Krayt (Updated Model)

Naboo Guard (Battlefront)



Vana Sage

Skohani Ren

Eleena Daru


Rebel Vanguard

Rebel Smuggler

As always, we're always looking for new characters, if you have any suggestions, please post the character you'd like to submit along with a link to the character.


I'd like to attempt to interact with the community more often, so this month I'll be taking any questions and will answer every single one in the March progress report. If you have any questions for us (or want to ask something silly), please fill out the below Google form.

If we get plenty of questions from the community for next month's report, we'll keep going!

LINK: https://forms.gle/PANTQw8MGBuad8wr5


This month hasn't been the most active one as substantial changes have occurred in my personal life which have prevented me or exhausted me to the point where I couldn't work on the mod as much as I'd like to. The month of March will likely be the same with things hopefully settling down by the end of the month.

I will continue my side of development during this time as best as I can, but please understand if the next progress report is lacking in content.

Regardless, thank you for following the development of Star Wars: Galactic Legacy, and may the Force be with you.
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Playing Jedi Academy in 2023
It’s no secret that older games are increasingly harder to get into, especially as support for them on modern systems continues to dwindle down and the more steps you have to take to get them to work properly continues to rise. Then, once you get the game running, you are taken aback by the graphics after being used to playing the latest AAA games and immediately go hunting for mods to enhance the graphics and experience to help you enjoy your time. Or maybe you literally have no idea how to play the game, but enjoy it enough to learn more about getting better. Well, here is some basic info to hopefully make all of that easier when it comes to Jedi Academy.

This game is turning 20 years old this year, and it is still one of the greatest Star Wars games of all time with an active modding and player community. I took some time making a video and wirtten guide on all of the basics of getting started with Star Wars Jedi Knight Jedi Academy in 2023. Keep in mind this is geared towards new or returning players, so it is meant to be as simple as possible. Watch the video below or read the written guide at the bottom below that.

Getting started with Jedi Academy [Written Guide]

Take your pick of a client below, or try them all.

OpenJK EternalJK JAEnhanced

Check out some of the big Star Wars conversion mods.

Movie Battles II Movie Duels Galactic Legacy


If you ever have questions or need help, post on our Tech Support forum, or join the Jedi Knight Discord and people should be able to help you out. Have fun out there!
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Installing OpenJK or other clients on Windows, Mac, or Linux
This tutorial shows you how to install OpenJK or other similar clients like EternalJK, JAEnhanced, etc.
Since Jedi Academy is over 20 years old now, running it on modern hardware can be a bit of a challenge. On top of that, the default server list no longer works in the game, making it difficult to find servers to play on. To fix those issues, it is best to use a community patch or client to help get the most optimizations and features for the game.
OpenJK is a community-led project to make Jedi Outcast and Jedi Academy code run with minimal bugs and on modern hardware. Many other clients have been made based on OpenJK but take it even further with new features.
Nowadays it is recommended to use a client called EternalJK to play Jedi Academy multiplayer, and JAEnhanced to play single player, but you can stick with OpenJK if you want as close to the classic game as possible.
This tutorial can be used for any of those clients, they are all mostly installed the same way. For this video I will be using OpenJK since it includes both single player and multiplayer and will get you casually playing either mode the easiest. If you plan on playing multiplayer a lot, EternalJK definitely should be downloaded instead.
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Post in Work in progress: New Republic Prison Ship from The Mandalorian
Some cockpit details.

Operation Knightfall in Galactic Legacy
Hope the first month of 2023 has been good to you all! Let's get started!
Much of the month of January has been focused on ironing out bugs from the initial build of the remade Operation: Knightfall mission. As the original author has been unable to complete this work, I volunteered to finish what he started. As of typing this report, the first of the gameplay levels has been completely ironed out and is at a quality we can deem to be finished.
Production on fixing up the next level has begun, with this level appearing to be the most complex to fix. Primarily we are introducing a small puzzle to the level and one boss fight has to be completely reworked.
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Post in The story of the cavern and SCP Chaos Ops WIP Advances
Merry Christmas!

The time has come to upload new previews, throughout the end of this week and next week previews will be uploaded, so first things first, the first maps have been redesigned and new ones have been added, this campaign may have quite a few maps, some are of short duration, others of medium duration, and others of long duration. One thing this mod has is a hard difficulty that will gradually go up.


Let's start with the presentation of the maps:


You can see more images in the Moddb forum. Tomorrow the weapons will be presented, and soon I will see if it is possible to upload videos about everything presented.

Post in STAR WARS: Movie Duels (Remaster of Movie Duels II)
Happy New Year! It's been a long time, but we're back with a new update!

Although we hadn't originally planned it, this version ends up being a big full patch called Update 6. We added so many new things, not just bugfixes, during its development that we ended up waiting a whole year before releasing it. We really hope you will enjoy this update, because we have invested a lot of our time, effort and sometimes nerves into it.

Update 6 has arrived to start the new year with new content and features such as new and updated missions, combat improvements, and bug fixes! Tales of the Galaxy: Season 1 is also now available allowing you to play the duels from Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II.










Holiday Contest Winner!
It was a very close call between me and @MagSul despite so few votes overall, but Mag pulled ahead and is declared the WINNER OF THE HOLIDAY MOD CONTEST 2022!

His mod Kyle's Holiday Afternoon is a charming little mod that I personally voted for, so I'm glad to see it win! Seeing Kyle in a Christmas Sweater getting pummeled by snowballs is something everyone needed, for sure.

Congrats and well done to the other contestants! Hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday season, and welcome to 2023! Jedi Academy turns 20 this year, so we have some exciting things planned!

Holiday Contest '22 Poll
We get 4 entries this year for the Holiday Mod Contest, which is a solid number! I personally have entered a mod this year, so of course we are leaving the voting to you people! Which one do you think is best?

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Holiday Mod Contest 2022
Everyone been nice, with a pinch of naughty this year? 🎅

It's been quite awhile since we've done a end of year holiday or Christmas event around here, mostly due to lack of activity. We used to do Secret Santa events but that requires a lot of participants and many great mods made for them don't end up getting released, so we don't really do that anymore. But since Christmas is my personal favorite holiday and season, we're going for it.
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Dantooine update
Updated Dantooine. The farmland and spaceport areas are expanded a bit, but are a lot more detailed as well. The gameplay is also slightly changed so that the mission is nothing like 'a very long corridor, you run through'. While on a mission with Luke Skywalker, Kyle encounters a few enemies near the landing area and has to deal with them.



Mino's Maps
Hey, been wanting to start a thread for a while for all my mapping happenings. Decided to kick it off with one of the buildings from Star Wars: Visions, the Ninth Jedi.

Put this together within a few hours so it's a first pass.




Hope you all like it and would love to hear your thoughts!


- Mino
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Halloween Contest 22 Winner!
The results are in! You all voted and the winner is...


For the Nightsister Assets mod. I hope to see these assets used in a full map someday! Nice work.


Halloween Contest 22 Poll
I'm a little surprised by the lack of submissions in this one, despite the late start. Oh well, I'm glad we got a couple! Vote for the one you think is best!

Nameless Ghost by Ramikad

Nightsister Assets by Noodle

Vote by the 31st!
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Halloween Mod Contest '22
I know, I know. It's a little late. But I think everyone can agree that this is a fun holiday to celebrate, we get really creative submissions, and everyone that would normally participate is probably already working on something with or without the contest, so let's do this.

Halloween contests are all about making spooky mods for Jedi Outcast or Jedi Academy. Think about monsters, goblins, & ghouls. Vampires, zombies, & ghosts. Having a Star Wars twist is always a bonus, in my opinion. You can make maps, playermodels, skins, cosmetic mods, etc. If it goes in a PK3, it's fair game.


All submissions must be Halloween-themed (so scary, spooky, frightening, etc. 👻)

You can only enter your own creations.

You may enter more than one file.

Already existing files cannot be submitted. The goal is to encourage new creations!

Any mod content is welcome, including skins, models, maps, weapons, menu mods, etc. Just make sure it abides by the rules.

Files can be for Jedi Academy and/or Jedi Outcast. We will assume files are for JKA unless specified otherwise.

The deadline for submitting content is October 27, 2022, after which a poll will be opened.

The poll will be closed by the morning of October 31, 2022.

Need inspiration?
You can view the previous Halloween contests we've held at the links below. Lots of cool stuff in each of them! All are listed on the Contests page.

How do I submit my mod?
Our goal is to make it as simple as possible for everyone involved. The way you submit your file for this contest is to upload them as normal files in our file section, but using the category called Contest Entries.

Click the button below, and submit your mod as you normally would. The category should be set to Contest Entries already. If you don't enter it there, your file won't be entered until you do. If you realize that you didn't do that, PM a staff member and we can change it for you. Good luck and happy sp00ky season! 🎃

Submit to Halloween Contest '22
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Banner Contest Winners!
The winners have been chosen! I said I may end up choosing more than one if we got some good ones I really liked, and that definitely happened. Thank you to all of the artists that submitted. Even if you didn't technically win, I may still use your work for other things, so you may win in some small way anyway.

Keep in mind the banner art will be changed periodically so if you don't see yours in there now, your art will have its turn. 🙂

The two main winners are @ZelZel and @BenSlzak for the below two entries!

Here are the rest of the submissions if you'd like to see the others. They are all really great and I'm excited to have some good material for banners, social posts, etc. going forward!

Hopefully this was a nice little break from the usual mod contests and allowed for the resident artists to flex a little. We will definitely have more of these types of contests! More art makes the world beautiful. 🖌️

The Seven Dark Jedi [WIP]
The Seven Dark Jedi [WIP]
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