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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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Dark Forces 2 black screen on menus

Angel Soul

Hey all.


I enjoy the old Dark Forces 2 game, and I am sure many out there still do. One of the problems you might come accross when trying to play the game on a 64-bit system is that your screen turns black in the menus. But, when you press ALT+TAB, the menu will revert back to normal. This becomes highly inconvenient when trying to play the game solidly; you'll have to ALT+TAB all the time to make it work. Fortunately, there is a workaround of this. It's not perfect since the menus and cutscenes will be in window mode, while game is full screen. But it becomes obsolete next to requiring to press ALT+TAB whenever you wish to view your Objectives, Map, Force Powers and generally change settings.



This is how you do:


1.) Go to your "JK.exe" folder.


This is usually the path for the CD installs:

C:\Program Files (x86)\LucasArts\Jedi Knight


For Steam install, this should be the path:

C:\Steam\Steamapps\Common\Star Wars Jedi Knight\


2.) Create a new shortcut of the "JK.exe" by right clicking the file and clicking "Create Shortcut".


3.) Right click the new shortcut you've made. In the "Target" section, you should see the full path. At the end of it, after the semicolon, type. -windowGUI

And then click "OK".


It should say something like this for CD users:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\LucasArts\Jedi Knight\JK.EXE" -windowGUI



4.) Place the shortcut wherever you want it, and play the game through this shortcut only. It should work. smile.png



I hope this will be useful to you.

Best Wishes and have fun gaming!

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