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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About The Dark Pastime with 1 comment by NumberWan on Aug 29th, 2014

Before we show you the latest developments on our modification, I would like to thank all of our friends and fans both for their interest in the project and continuous support of our efforts. As I mentioned before, the Dark Pastime is a collective work of many people in different aspects. Our project is not just about maps and wielding a lightsaber against evil Empire.

We've tried to keep you informed to certain extent via our project threads on jkhub.org, publishing minor news and previews there. We also received a lot of messages regarding the release and most surprisingly - about our new Kyle Katarn model. I guess, Olgo feels flattered, as this one was both
her work and initiative to add the original (Jason Court) appearance.


As of late we added a few new characters and new models to the story. On the forums I mentioned, that I started creating lots of new objects for different planets. This is done so that each place, city or forest would have their own unique atmosphere. Surely certain elements would remain the same everywhere, but only the essentials perhaps. Below are the examples of some of the objects that I added to the game. It's notable, that most of them have 3-4 variants to enhance diversity in design.


The same applies to characters. Currently we have over two hundred models in the mod, with each having several variations (skins), sometimes from three up to ten and even more. This makes it possible to add as many characters to the plot as we need. Surely some NPCs are seen throughout the game (with similar clothes and faces), but for the most part all have different appearance.
Below is the model of a mining or labor droid, with different classes of it. Having been created about thirty years before the rise of the Galactic Empire, these machines are used by yet unknown owner of an old factory on Ord Mantell. His motives on acquiring the abandoned building are unclear as well as on why he would attain so many obsolete units at once.


As you might know from our previous news the Empire plays a significant role in the mod. It differs from what we see in Jedi Outcast and Jedi Academy though. The second mission of the game is fully Imperial and takes place in one of the major Imperial cities on the planet of Dvorn (the screenshots were published earlier).

It was not long time ago, that we decided to release DP in parts. The first chapter of adventures is almost ready and includes two planets, including the above mentioned Dvorn. I am not saying the exact date right now, as not to spoil all the plans of ours. But we do want to release Chapter I for you to try. Soon.


It was stated before, that the Dark Pastime makes a lot of references to other Star Wars stories. Among the already known things are the appearance of Dantooine and Jedi Enclave, Selkath species from KOTOR, Imperial Star Destroyers from Original Trilogy and many more. We wouldn't like to reveal all of them, but I made a minor article on this aspect (besides, much of Star Wars is labeled Legends now, so it might be only fair to make a nod towards them). If you have favourite Star Wars comics, book or video game, check this list in Features section right away - it might surprise you.


Next time: Starship models, New Adversaries, DP Chapter 1 Release Date.

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jim54my3
jim54my3 Jun 4 2012, 9:23am says:

Anybody know how to get rid of instant kill

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DarthRevan39
DarthRevan39 Apr 30 2012, 11:00pm says:

So I am having a problem and was hoping one of you could help. I just recently decided to install Jedi knight Jedi Academy on my fairly new ASUS gaming desktop that I put together. It's running windows 7 which im sure is the problem, but I install the game perfectly and then try to run the game (any mode, multiplayer, single player, safe modes) and it opens. My screen goes dark just like it does for every other game I have ( its a sceptre HD tv screen) and says HDMI 2 in the corner (my computers channel, my PS3 is on HDMI 1) after it goes dark it brings JA up but in a very small window in the middle of my screen and it is only showing the upper left hand corner of the menu screens (the menu seems to be normal sized I just cant see the whole thing cause its likes its running in a 600x600 screen made up number) I cant get to settings to change any video settings and I was wondering if you copuld help. Ive also tried running it in every compatability mode and adminastrator.

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Goat‪
Goat‪ Apr 13 2012, 10:05am says:

Sigh, I wish they'd release the damn single player source code for this game.

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Bl00dyHell
Bl00dyHell Jan 28 2012, 3:18pm says:

This game is a legend! I suggesting to you install JA+ mod to this game.

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MasterVV
MasterVV Nov 16 2011, 12:20pm says:

I am looking for talented guys with a little bit of experience in modding Star Wars Jedi Knight Jedi Academy. I need men to help me complete an epic mod for JA (I'm looking especially for scripters but if you can handle texturing or anything else assigned to modding you're welcome). So if you think you've got the experience and talent and if you are really willing to help PM me as soon as possible. If you think you fit in the lines above or if you know someone else who fits them PM me. I would like you, readers, as well to give this message forward to your friends, or to groups you are in. I'm counting on you guys and I hope that I will be PM-ed soon. Thank you very much for having time to read this.

Best regards,
MasterVV

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Weak1ings
Weak1ings Aug 8 2011, 8:52am says:

it wont run when i open it from Desura but opening it from my desktop works (Though i dont have the disk...)
any help on this?

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stupidgamer99
stupidgamer99 Jul 27 2011, 5:49am says:

what do you do when you install a mod

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ThomasPowerdon
ThomasPowerdon Mar 20 2012, 8:00am replied:

Put it in your Star Wars Jedi Knight Jedi Academy Gamedata/base folder and enjoy your mod.

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Moloxer
Moloxer Jun 20 2011, 4:13am says:

WHAT'S UP GUUUUUUUUUUUUUYS!

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Garyn Dakari
Garyn Dakari Jun 17 2011, 2:19am replied:

Scroll up, click "Mods", then click on the " + " button.

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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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