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A guide to installing Moviebattles II

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The last few months have been interesting for Movie Battles 2. After the incident around October that halted development completely while we picked up the pieces left behind, the only thing that was on our mind was moving forward. We wanted to show the community that has continued to support this game through hard times that something as simple as a complete loss in data and the age and decay of the engine weren't enough to keep us down, and that despite all of these hardships development would continue pushing forward.

November brought an obstacle for us to overcome: the release of Star Wars: Battlefront. We expected our numbers to drop further with the release of DICE's latest... masterpiece. We figured, it wasn't really possible to compete with another Star Wars title, especially one with the backing of a publisher like EA. Surprisingly, or unsurprisingly if you follow video game reviews made by well-known youtubers and streamers, we barely noticed a loss in population after the release of Battlefront. Guess you know you've done something right when TotalBiscuit, during a discussion on the Co-Optional podcast, compares a mod made by a collaboration of dozens of people over a 13 year period during their free time, to a Triple A title with millions of dollars in resources at their disposal.

The Co-Optional Podcast Ep. 99 [strong language] - November 21, 2015

December started off like any other month. Holiday vacation was rearing to start for a lot of people around the world, and with the the upcoming release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens reminding people of good ol' MB2, we were seeing pretty expected increases in player population. We figured to be around the same spot as last year going into the release of the movie, and didn't really hold out any hope that the golden years of Movie Battles 2 would come again.

Then around the time of the Winter Sale, we started seeing a pretty abnormal increase in total concurrent players, which we could only explain as fallout from the movie release about a week prior and the dropping in price of Jedi Academy to $2.00. Then it was pointed out to us that RockPaperShotgun, following the debut of the movie, published an article listing their top 10 Star Wars PC games of all time. Jedi Academy was a respectable #9 on their list, but what drew our attention was the mention and recommendation of Movie Battles in the article. They even got the URL for the new website right! Add a Steam featured review and we got our explanation.

Best Star Wars Games PC | Rock, Paper, Shotgun

With all of that publicity our numbers continued steadily rising. We followed the progress as it was happening, engrossed by the phenomenon that was our total concurrent players.


December 26, 2015: Most players online were 199.
December 27, 2015: Most players online were 213.
January 1, 2016: Most players online were 315.
January 3, 2016: Most players online were 414.

In roughly a week we had gone from just under 200 concurrent players, to just over 400. That doesn't seem like a lot of people, but for a mod of a 13 year old title it's astounding.

Only two things really need to be said here, I think. To the community that has endeared with us all of these years, through the hard times and the good; thank you. And to all of you joining us in-game for the first time, welcome; we hope you enjoy playing this game as much as we have working on it. As we promised those months ago, developing will continue pushing forward, and we'll continue pushing out updates and new content hopefully for years to come.


And an added bonus, some screenshots courtesy of MaceMadunusus:
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lolfr
lolfr

this mod should go standalone.

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Warregory
Warregory

So you want to doom the project? Got it.

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lolfr
lolfr

no it makes it soo we don't have to buy jedi academy and i don't want to buy the game because i played it before without steam.

i don't have the game anymore either.

and making a game standalone improves popularity.
making it free standalone game = more players

and if they need money they can always make a donator button.

if anything it will help rather than doom it.

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Warregory
Warregory

The game depends heavily on Jedi Academy.

Removing it from there would require making a whole new game, which I'm sure that these devs cannot do.

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lolfr
lolfr

they just need time and im sure it can be done

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Guest
Guest

They were already planning Movie Battles III, which would have been a standalone version of this mod, based on the Unreal Development Kit, but as far as I know it's been abandoned. It's just not feasible with their current manpower and skill.

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lolfr
lolfr

that's why they need us the community to get onboard with them and help

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fergleblast
fergleblast

When I view the images, or look at videos of this on Youtube, the graphics look really pretty. But when I play this on my own computer, the graphics are ugly, and still similar to Jedi Academy graphics. Is there a mod or something I'm supposed to use to make it look better?

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Guest
Guest

Hello

is it possible to have the light saber effects especially the effects of the blade and the trails of moviebattles 2 in the single player of jk3. Could sombody help me ?

many thanks in advance

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johsupa Creator
johsupa

If you know how to program in C++ and understand the JKA SDK, yes. There are some things that require code, and this is one of them, it isn't a simple case of copy and paste into base.

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Grizwald200
Grizwald200

How do I get Anakin and other A.I to battle against me in the duels?

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johsupa Creator
johsupa

Movie Battles 2 does not support bots or A.I. at the moment.

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Roofvogeljoch
Roofvogeljoch

Hi,
i have a problem i just installed the mod file and whenever i join a server the player characters are Always sitting down. lying down or spreading their arms. how do i fix this?

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johsupa Creator
johsupa

Are you running the mod through the mod menu, or through the launcher/included .bat file?

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