Jedi Knight Galaxies is an immersive, competitive and innovative multiplayer shooter, played out in the Star Wars universe. Currently a full conversion mod (soon to go standalone), the project was originally based on and modified from Raven Software’s Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy. Jedi Knight Galaxies is available completely free of charge. We aim to develop the project into a Large Multiplayer Online game, crossing traditional RPG (role playing game) elements with the fast paced excitement of an FPS (first person shooter). The game is supported by its community and developers, contribution is encouraged and newbies are welcome. The current development team comes from a variety of backgrounds, countries, and age, united by our desire to make a great game. Welcome to Jedi Knight Galaxies, where we break the limits!

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This time around we've got some big things in store for you in the UI department. BlasTech and Eezstreet have been hard at work creating a beautiful new interface, first up we have one of the more unique features among Jedi Academy mods, the Inventory!

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Once again, hello folks! This time around we've got some big things in store for you in the UI department. BlasTech and Eezstreet have been hard at work creating a beautiful new interface, first up we have one of the more unique features among Jedi Academy mods, the Inventory!

The buttons on the right bring up submenus, or operate the selected item in the desired way. Examine brings up detailed information on the item, Assign to ACI allows the user to assign items to their hotkey bar in the Heads Up Display. Use and Equip are pretty self-explanatory - activate a consumable, or equip a piece of armor. Lastly, to free yourself from unnecessary weight, you can destroy items you don't need.

You may be wondering how you'll be able to sort through the massive amount of equipment available - to tackle this, we allow you to sort by each type of item we have in-game. You'll be able to quickly access items such as, but not limited to, armor, weapons, consumables, and (later on) quest items.

I suppose pictures don't do it much justice, so here's a video exploring the inventory system!

(Note that we apologize for the stuttering in the video, this was caused by FRAPS and the game runs smoothly on its own)

Now you may be wondering what this 'ACI' is all about. This Active Combat Inventory is what will allow you to have quick shortcuts to your weapons and consumables. You can set any item to a number (corresponding on your keyboard), which can also be scrolled through using your mouse wheel.

As you may have noticed, the HUD in the video is a bit large and we swear, it's temporary! Here's the concept for the new HUD, let us know what you think in the comments!

Moving along, we've saved the best for last, although you can see a bit of it in the video above. Here's the main menu - lots of work has gone into this and I'm sure everyone is eager to know what you think, so without further ado...

And yes, that video on the datapad in the background is temporary.

With love and dedication,
- The Jedi Knight Galaxies Team

Garyn Dakari

Great work guys! Love the slick new menus.

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Epic, truly epic my friend!

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In this versus mode do you think we can roleplay on it?

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BlasTech Author

We are trying to keep it in an in-universe setting, that might tie in with the storyline of the future phases. So it's up to the player if they choose to stay in character and build reputation on the server, although it'll most likely be by combat and not by talk... It is kinda hard to keep a decent chat with bullets flying around your head. =)

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Darth_Futuza Creator

In a way that's true role-playing. I mean if enemies are just standing around chatting, its a perfect opportunity to take em out.

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Actually, I'd say if a specific server was interested in making their priorities roleplay, it is easily useable as such. Chat commands for such roleplay already exist and are implemented.

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Inventory sistem: F*CKING YES! A TOTAL WIN!
Hud: Impressive, and amazing work. Only thing is that maybe the ACI bar is too long, but that's it for me ;)!
Main menu (video): "LMAO - Sexy And I Know It"...
Main menu (itself): ... I just had an ******.

This mod have just reached epicness :'D

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When the modder surpasses the developer.
Nice work!!

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I think everything so far is very impressive, especially because it's a Jedi Academy mod, you guys completely made Jedi Academy a new game. The Hud is very nice, the menus are excellent as well, and the ACI kinda reminds me of Mass Effect, it looks great.

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