A spin-off of Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, Jedi Academy allows players to create their own Jedi, train in the Academy under the tutelage of Luke Skywalker and Kyle Katarn and ultimately choose to follow the path of the Light Side or the Dark Side of the Force. The game is powered by the same version of the Quake III engine used in its predecessor, Jedi Outcast, containing modifications to the Quake code to give a third-person view and new lightsaber effects (Jedi Knight II had these 3rd person effects as well). Players have the ability to construct their own lightsaber by choosing the hilt style and blade color. After completing certain objectives, new saber styles become available.

Changes From Jedi Outcast to Jedi Academy

  • Your character, Jaden, can be male or female and is customizable. For example, you can choose from several lightsaber colors and hilt types as well as from several species:
  • - Twi'lek female
    - Kel Dor male
    - Human male or female
    - Zabrak female
    - Rodian male

  • New Force Powers in single player; Force Absorb, Force Protect, Force Drain, and Force Rage (these powers were available in Jedi Outcast's multiplayer game, but not in the single player game.)
  • New lightsaber combat moves including katas, wall gripping, and acrobatics.
  • Four new weapons: DL-44 Blaster Pistol and Stouker Concussion Rifle, Saberstaff (double bladed lightsaber) and dual sabers. A variety of saber hilts are also available.
  • New vehicles and vehicle-based levels, including Tauntauns and speeder bikes.
  • Power Duel mode: Players join as an individual or as a team of two. The individual has more health and Force power in exchange for being at a disadvantage in numbers.
  • Siege Mode: Players work to complete goals and stop the other team from completing their goals.
  • AI NPCs (not just bots, as before) in Multiplayer.
  • Decreased limitations on world objects in Multiplayer, enhancing modding possibilities (and making coop play theoretically possible).
  • Various bugfixes, gameplay tweaks and subtle changes (especially to the Multiplayer component).
  • Enhanced rendering of the Quake III: Team Arena engine, including dynamic glow features.
  • Removal of the First Person Lightsaber view that can be found in both Jedi Knight and Jedi Outcast.
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JEDI FIGHTER beta 3 is coming in July, 2016!


Sorry for the delay! We had a baby!


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Artificial intelligence: Out with neural networks,

in with Bayesian updating!


Check out this demonstration of the Jedi Fighter AI coming with beta 3 in July 2016!

The AI uses a Bayesian method to determine the next best move, given the relative health between the players and the relative position of the opponent. I tried the neural network approach, and it just took too long to train, and couldn't train on the fly. This one can!

This approach allows the AI to learn from their opponents in realtime, by keeping a memory of the last 100 moves, the position of the opponent when the move was issued, and the resulting health of the AI and the opponent from that move.

The AI first determines whether the combat state is going to be NEUTRAL, DEFENSIVE, AGGRESSIVE, or SUPER AGGRESSIVE. Then it checks for the 7 closest moves based on the relative position of the opponent. From those moves, it decides on the optimal move based on the combat state.

For example, if the state is aggressive, the optimal move from those 7 would be one that gives at least 10% damage. If nothing in recent memory is within the appropriate distance nor caused the minimum damage, then a new random move is tried to broaden the experience.

What else is in beta 3?

I've cleaned up the menus and the HUD, added diagonal buttons instead of just (up, down, left, and right), added a force meter, tweaked some of the moves, and will try to get in a few new characters from the Force Awakens. But really, the AI is the showpiece of beta 3. You'll love it!

Here is a screenshot of the new round indicators and proper text justification on the HUD:

New HUD!

Stay tuned and download JEDI FIGHTER beta 2 while you wait!

JEDI FIGHTER beta 3 is coming in April July (we had a baby!)

Find out more and follow the JEDI FIGHTER beta 3 AI progress on this forum thread. I'll post here with more information as soon as progress is made!

For now, try out JEDI FIGHTER beta 2 and give me your feedback on the forums!

Requirements:
You'll need to install Jedi Academy, the OpenJK engine, and Jedi Fighter beta 2 to play.

Make sure you download both of these!

OpenJK download link:
OpenJK build for Jedi Fighter beta 2


Jedi Fighter beta 2 download link:
JEDI FIGHTER beta 2


Installation:
Check out these installation instructions to get started.

  1. Unzip both Jedi Fighter beta 2 and the OpenJK engine to your Jedi Academy\gamedata directory.
  2. Right click on SETUP.BAT in the Jedi Academy\gamedata\jedifighter directory and choose "Run as Administrator".

Run JF_CLIENT_OJK.BAT in your Jedi Academy\gamedata\jedifighter directory to get started. Configure your controls, max out your video settings and resolution, and have fun!

If you have any issues, check out the detailed instructions in jedifighter\_README_.txt. If you still have problems, feel free to post in the forums.

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Guest
Guest

somebody should make a episode 7 the force awakens mod that would be so cool

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Guest
Guest

oh like a story? that would be cool :O

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LordMerek
LordMerek

I believe one is already in development or in pre-development. Ask on JKHub.org, they may be able to clarify that better than I can.

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AustiinOG
AustiinOG

anybody know how to browse where to set the installation too? its choosing the wrong location

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LordMerek
LordMerek

for gtk radiant? or for the jedi academy installation?

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joca94
joca94

Could someone tell me what exactly should i download from here?

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dg1995
dg1995

In my opinion you should download movie battles 2 ,movie duels 2 and also download the dark pastime and EOC 4(when they get released.)

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eattoast
eattoast

Are Quake III: Arena playermodels compatible with this game?
I have these cool Space Ghost models that would be fun to play as.

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NumberWan
NumberWan

They'll need being converted to JA format in order to be available in the game. I remember, that in Q3 they are md3-based, while in JA - they are glm models.

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dg1995
dg1995

For those of you that are interested, some fans are making the movie of JK 2. here is the link:
Facebook.com
and for the interview with one of the creators:
Jkhub.org

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This game is a classic just outrageous fun to be in multiplayer and force choke people off ledges or get in to a intense lightsaber duel sigleplayer is fantastic I think it is a great game and thats that.

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