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  1. mrwonko's post in For the life of me, this model just won't work was marked as the answer   
    You're using an outdated version of the plugin. The latest one is for Blender 4.1 and shows the more helpful error message "loading LOD 0 from Blender: could not load surface l_leg: Surface has invalid vertex: Could not retrieve vertex bone weights: l_leg_0 has no armature modifier!"
  2. mrwonko's post in Help with entity modding lighting please! was marked as the answer   
    No, you cannot change the lightmap using entity modding. The only way to get rid of it is to use a fullbright shader that ignores the lightmap, but a) that's going to look terrible and b) there probably aren't any existing fullbright shaders for the textures you want to use, and you cannot add new shaders through entity modding.
  3. mrwonko's post in Galak Mech has no head!? was marked as the answer   
    In Jedi Outcast, the surface is disabled in the .glm file and then turned on using the npcs.cfg file.
    In Jedi Academy, the .glm typically has all surfaces enabled, and then selectively disables them using the .skin file. I suspect there is no way to turn them on using only the .skin file, you'll likely need to modify the .glm.
    So download the latest version of the Blender tools from Github, import the .glm (refer to the manual for the required folder structure so it can find the corresponding .gla), go into the object properties of each hidden surface, find the Ghoul 2 Properties and untick the "off" checkbox, then re-export the .glm.
  4. mrwonko's post in Anyone have a copy of this? was marked as the answer   
    So it turns out that's not quite true. If the file is not listed in the torrent, I didn't download it as part of my jk3files scraping. However, there are still some mods I downloaded separately, just to play them. Looks like Expedition 1.05 is one of those, I found an 11-year-old file on my hard drive. I've uploaded it to my website, the download link on the page you posted should no longer be dead.
     
    --edit--
    On closer inspection, while the readme of that file does contain "File Version: 1.05", its filename is "expedition1.06_readme.txt". Chances are this is a WIP release I received at some point? The full 1.06 release correctly says "File Version: 1.06"
  5. mrwonko's post in Recreating the light beam effect in the Academy was marked as the answer   
    That would best be done using a sun light, which can be done using a custom sky shader, as described at http://q3map2.robotrenegade.com/docs/shader_manual/light-emitting-shaders.html, or using a directional light entity with a special key I can't quite remember, possibly "_sky" set to "1".
  6. mrwonko's post in How to import GLM/MD3 weapons model into Blender? was marked as the answer   
    I think the version of my add-on in the Download section here only has an MD3 exporter, no importer. But it does come with GLM import & export. That said, don't use that version, there's a newer, better version available at https://github.com/mrwonko/Blender-Jedi-Academy-Tools/releases/tag/nightly that I should submit to jkhub some day… But that one no longer has the MD3 exporter, because Somaz has a better one as part of https://github.com/SomaZ/Blender_BSP_Importer.
  7. mrwonko's post in Animated skybox from JO to JA was marked as the answer   
    I experimented a little, and the name of the .shader file appears to be irrelevant. What helped was renaming the pk3 to come alphabetically before assets, e.g. aaa_animated_sky.pk3. I think for shaders, pk3 load order is reversed from what it usually is.
  8. mrwonko's post in Trying to set Blender back up and I've encountered a weird glitch was marked as the answer   
    If it doesn't work on Blender 3, you're using an outdated version of the plugin. The latest version is available at https://github.com/mrwonko/Blender-Jedi-Academy-Tools/releases/tag/nightly
  9. mrwonko's post in NetRadiant - Level Export as .obj was marked as the answer   
    To be able to use (any) Radiant, you need a .map file, but the game only ships with the compiled .bsp files. You may get better results by using SomaZ' BSP importer for Blender and then exporting from Blender.
  10. mrwonko's post in Texture problem with nose was marked as the answer   
    The problem is not the Blender version, but the plugin version. Older versions of the plugin do not import normals. Use the latest version from here.
  11. mrwonko's post in Blender plugin will not work was marked as the answer   
    If the plugin shows up in the addons window so you can tick the box to enable it, it was installed correctly and you should see new importers & exporters for glm, gla etc. Could you provide some screenshots of your addons window and the import/export menu?
    The latest version of the plugin is available here, it should work in the latest Blender version (3.00). It is virtually identical to cagelight's fork, I've just updated the manual and re-packaged it for easier installation, but like I said, if you can tick the addon box, you have already installed it correctly.
  12. mrwonko's post in Converting Movie Battles 2 mods to JKA multiplayer was marked as the answer   
    An NPC file is only needed to spawn it as an NPC in single player. For multiplayer, adding the icon_default image should be enough, as far as I remember. Just keep the original folder structure intact, add the icon, and you should be good to go, unless MB2 has added some kind of copy protection.
  13. mrwonko's post in Scripted text not showing properly in Outcast was marked as the answer   
    I suspect that scripts don't support non-ASCII characters. I think you can reference strings in the print statement (using an @ or something?), that will likely fix it?
  14. mrwonko's post in Gtk Radiant Texture Bug With Large Open Maps was marked as the answer   
    Things that are too far away won't be drawn, leading to this effect. I think there's some way to change the distance, adding some property to worldspawn, but I don't remember the exact name. Something along the lines of cull distance or far plane distance maybe?
  15. mrwonko's post in Problems with frankensteining in Blender was marked as the answer   
    I'm fairly sure assassin droids have their own skeleton so that's probably the issue here. I think you can import the droid first, then rename his skeleton (both the object and the armature) before importing the stormtrooper.
  16. mrwonko's post in Separations between the "engine" and the game code? was marked as the answer   
    Yes, the game code is in the DLLs. Initially that was the only available source code.
     
    As long as the interface is kept compatible, game code mods and engine mods can be mixed and matched. For example if you only edit game code, players can choose to run your mod in vanilla, openjk or any other engine replacement.
     
    If you choose to edit the engine (in which case you'll likely want to base your changes off openjk to get all the bug fixes) you'll have your own version and any future patches must come from you.
     
    There's also the matter of licensing, but I won't get into that, just use GPL.
  17. mrwonko's post in Missing textures/shaders on base models was marked as the answer   
    Yeah, some shaders don't work properly on models... I think one workaround was using a misc_model_static instead, though you could also try finding the problematic part of the shader and fixing it or giving the misc_model spawnflags 4 (to force it to be handled similar to brushes).
  18. mrwonko's post in GTK Radiant 1.4 textures not properly fitting was marked as the answer   
    Is this in Radiant only or also ingame? I have an inkling that it may be due to texture filtering, in which case it would only be in Radiant and may be fixable by changing the filtering mode (not sure where you can do that, but the options should include something like Bilinear and Trilinear).
     
    Maybe upload a sample so we can check what it looks like for us?
  19. mrwonko's post in Editing shoulder pauldrons was marked as the answer   
    The part in front of the comma is the name of the surface you're applying a texture to, you mustn't change that. Instead you can have multiple .skin files (at least in Jedi Academy) for each variant.
  20. mrwonko's post in Some little help in reskinning to a newbie? was marked as the answer   
    What are you editing the images with? There's probably some sort of clone brush that allows you to copy parts of the image elsewhere, that should do the job.
  21. mrwonko's post in Problem with Skyboxes was marked as the answer   
    There's a German tutorial describing it: http://mrwonko.de/tutorials/darth-arth/2004/installation-1.4.html I'm not sure how applicable it is to 1.6 though.
  22. mrwonko's post in Shaders: Do we have a complete list? was marked as the answer   
    As the q3map prefix implies, that's a Q3Map2 feature - you just need a compiler version that's new enough to support it.
  23. mrwonko's post in Icarus issue was marked as the answer   
    I've never tried SET_PLAYER_USABLE - I usually go for a trigger_multiple, target_[de]activate and target_teleport.
  24. mrwonko's post in Trouble with Blender animation export + GLAmerge was marked as the answer   
    sounds like you might've merged the animations the wrong way around?
  25. mrwonko's post in Custom Model question was marked as the answer   
    The UV issue is usually due to loose vertices, which can have UV coordinates in GLM files but those are lost upon import into blender, which only saves them per polygon.
     
    I think this can be fixed by selecting and hiding all faces in edit mode, which should leave the loose vertices visible for you to delete.
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