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Jedi Academy turned 20 this year! We celebrated in a ton of different ways: mod contest, server event, podcast, etc. Thank you to all who have been a part of this game for the last two decades. Check out the anniversary content!

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This game turned 20 years old this year, and it is still one of the greatest Star Wars games of all time. If you're new or returning from a long hiatus, here are the basics of getting started with Star Wars Jedi Knight Jedi Academy in 2023.

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Using colour in your text/name

Talon Senatu

In Jedi Academy, it's possible to easily change the color of any text your write. You can do this by typing ^ + the desired color code, followed by whatever you want to write. It will immediately change into that color while typing it.


Colors work like this:

^0This ^1Is ^2A ^3Very ^4Color^5ful ^6Text, ^7Mate

Which will show ingame as:


This Is A Very Colorful Text, Mate

You can not only do this for your name, but also for chat messages. The following color values are available:

^0   =   BLACK

^1   =   RED

^2   =   GREEN

^3   =   YELLOW

^4   =   BLUE

^5   =   CYAN

^6   =   MAGENTA

^7   =   WHITE


^8   =   ORANGE

^9   =   GREY


Black can be odd to work with however. You need an additional ^ for black in names as long as you don't run OpenJK or similar mod that changes that. For example:

^^0Kyle = ^Kyle

The extra ^ is unavoidable in basejka.

8 and 9 are also available but do not provide any new colors in base JKA. It is recommended that you avoid using these two if you are on a pure vanilla or JA+ server. These have since been fixed in OpenJK. 8 is Orange and 9 is Grey.

Edited by Circa

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