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  1. 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. I figured we can keep the mod contest train going, and take a stop through Christmas town! Of course this isn't discriminatory against any end-of-the-year holidays, this can include Christmas, New Years, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, St. Lucy, Las Posadas, St. Nicholas, Omisoka, Boxing Day, and any others that I forgot. If your culture celebrates it in December-ish, it qualifies. Rules: All submissions must be Christmas or other end-of-year holiday themed (Santa, gifts, snow, reindeer, menorahs, dreidels, kinaras, evergreen trees with lights, etc.) You can only enter your own creations. You may enter more than one mod. 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. Mods can be for Jedi Academy and/or Jedi Outcast. We will assume mods are for JKA unless specified otherwise. The deadline for submitting content is December 28, 2022, after which a poll will be opened. The poll will be closed by the morning of January 1st, 2023. Need inspiration? You can view the many Holiday related mods that have been tagged at the link here. For other inspiration take a look at the holiday events that some big live service games put on like Call of Duty (Krampus event in Vanguard/Warzone last year was big), Fortnite, etc. 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. After the contest is over, we will move the mods to their respective categories. 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 festive season! Submit to Holiday Contest '22 View full article
  2. 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. I figured we can keep the mod contest train going, and take a stop through Christmas town! Of course this isn't discriminatory against any end-of-the-year holidays, this can include Christmas, New Years, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, St. Lucy, Las Posadas, St. Nicholas, Omisoka, Boxing Day, and any others that I forgot. If your culture celebrates it in December-ish, it qualifies. Rules: All submissions must be Christmas or other end-of-year holiday themed (Santa, gifts, snow, reindeer, menorahs, dreidels, kinaras, evergreen trees with lights, etc.) You can only enter your own creations. You may enter more than one mod. 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. Mods can be for Jedi Academy and/or Jedi Outcast. We will assume mods are for JKA unless specified otherwise. The deadline for submitting content is December 28, 2022, after which a poll will be opened. The poll will be closed by the morning of January 1st, 2023. Need inspiration? You can view the many Holiday related mods that have been tagged at the link here. For other inspiration take a look at the holiday events that some big live service games put on like Call of Duty (Krampus event in Vanguard/Warzone last year was big), Fortnite, etc. 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. After the contest is over, we will move the mods to their respective categories. 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 festive season! Submit to Holiday Contest '22
  3. I think it just depends on the "something new" that is attempted or the "something old" that is taken away. For the sequels, the something new was a combination of characters and inconsistent writing, while the old was old characters and retelling of some specific story beats. I think pretty much anyone can agree that the lack of direction hindered those films more than anything. I think some of the new stuff could have worked really well. The first half of TFA is actually extremely well done and intriguing with the (mostly) new characters and plot moving the story along. As soon as Han and Chewie show up, it goes downhill really fast. Not because of them in particular, but because of the pacing and handling of the old characters and the reliance on another super weapon. TLJ's new things were the constant comedic lines and scenes combined with the need to subvert expectations just for the sake of it. Then of course TROS's new things were really just a combination of all of the previous two films, but with Palpatine being the old character to shoehorn in, and the need to try to compete with Avenger's Endgame's ending, the nonsensical mcguffin plot, etc. Just to name a few. The new things were detrimental to making a good film in general, not necessarily making a good Star Wars film. However when you attach an Episode number to a Star Wars film and say it's part of the same saga, there a lot more expectations to how those films should be. In tone, theme, dialogue style, looks, etc. They didn't get those things right consistently, especially as the trilogy went on. But with Rogue One, they nailed all of that stuff, but tried a little bit of something new with making it more of a war film, focusing on how the underdog gains the upper hand that we see play out in the first SW film. It was a bit more gritty, took itself seriously (but not too seriously) and delivered a great prequel story. With Solo, I think it succeeded in it's mission as well. The new thing it tried was recasting a beloved character, which can be hard for some people to accept but I think overall was done well. I love Alden's Han Solo and definitely see both characters as one at this point. I do think they tried to make it kind of like a heist movie but it may have failed at that, but it was a great Star Wars story to tell nonetheless. Not perfect, but it's always a fun watch. Mandalorian is one of the examples where they have really tried to keep it as confined to what the creators believe Star Wars is and should be, and though they've done that well and has been accepted by most people to be good, it is also hindered by that outlook. The "adventure of the week" storytelling just gets really old, to the point where people just kinda tune out until there's the big finale where things that matter actually happen. I love Mando, but I can't stand the way it is structured. Especially with how short the episodes are, tuning in weekly when a season is airing isn't all that exciting. It's fun to binge it because the subpar episodes can quickly overshadowed within the hour. I think Andor's structure and storytelling is phenomenal and should be how all major narrative-focused TV series should be done. I don't mean the genre necessarily. I am okay with variety of genres in Star Wars. But the attention to detail for every episode that builds upon the last one to reach the end of the story in one cohesive narrative is what I want. No filler episodes, or "side quests" as they've been labeled for Mando, unless it ends up being actually part of the natural plotline. I'm a little worried that Mando season 3 and even Ahsoka are going to lean heavily into the other direction. It sounds like the Acolyte might be a happy medium between the two styles, which I'm okay with. That one is being labeled as a "mystery thriller" so that sounds like a really intriguing genre to explore as well.
  4. Agreed on all your points there. My opinions did not change on it either. I think it's by far the best Star Wars we've gotten since the Disney acquisition, even better than Rogue One. I typically prefer my Star Wars focused on Jedi and Sith stories in general, however another big genre I love is the spy thriller genre, and Andor hits the nail on the head with that. It keeps the build slow but steady throughout, with each small arc being directly related and impactful toward the end goal. Every episode matters and is a huge puzzle piece (something the other SW shows do not do well) and the payoff at the end was just so worth it. No big cameos, no crazy galaxy-ending events, just the culmination of Andor and Mothma's journey from where we see them in episode 1, to the end. The writing was just masterful at every step. I've been wanting a show like this in Star Wars for so long. I like the other shows fine, but this has set a new standard that I hope Lucasfilm measures themselves to going forward, rather than trying to cater to kids and casuals so much. Andor proves you don't need that to make good Star Wars that people love.
  5. You'd actually change cape,models/players/marajade/cape.jpg to just cape,*off and it deactivates the entire mesh of the cape.
  6. Omega made a similar model recently here: https://jkhub.org/forums/topic/11056-omega-skincare-workshop/?do=findComment&comment=162970
  7. Circa

    AT-AT

    Version 1.2

    65 downloads

    This is the AT-AT or ATAT walker vehicle as seen in Empire Strikes Back. The model, textures, and animations were made by Duncan_10158 and all credit goes to him. The original mod seems to have been lost to time, and all we had was an odd clan reskin of it or it was included in larger mods like KOTF. I restored the original textures while keeping Sakura's improvements to the stats. Spawn with the below command: /npc spawn vehicle atat
  8. Looks great. Submit it to the files section!
  9. Your screenshots show your folders aren’t set up the way I listed in my above post. You have 2 extra folders that aren’t needed, the jaenhanced folder goes directly in gamedata. Do not use the “Windows” or “Windows 32bit” folders.
  10. That means it can't find the assets. Default.cfg is found in assets2.pk3. Make sure the base folder with the asset files is in the GameData folder as well. Folder structure should be like below. Blue are folders, red are files. Jedi Academy GameData base assets0.pk3 assets1.pk3 assets2.pk3 assets3.pk3 jaenhanced zZz_jaenhanced.pk3 jaenhanced.x86.exe
  11. Circa

    Senses

    This is really cool!
  12. Circa

    Demo Cutter

    An update ten years later, impressive! Nice work.
  13. That's a good idea, I will look into it at some point!
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