The Dark Pastime is a Single Player modification (or add-on) for the Jedi Academy video game. Being in development for several years, the project is now at its final stage.

The story takes place in 17 ABY, several years after the events with Tavion and her Sith cult. The Jedi Academy became a large organization of peace-keepers, loyal to the New Republic. Former Galactic Empire is weakened, but still has enough forces to fight both the Republic and the Jedi. However they tried to remain silent for some time until the accident in the system of Goura occured... But is it the Empire to blame for the deaths of dozens of soldiers? Or is it someone else trying to make everyone to believe this story?

Mon Mothma asked the Jedi for help - one more time - to find out what really happened with the Republic base on Goura and investigate any possible Imperial activity in that sector. So it happens that Kyle Katarn, an agent of the New Republic and now a Jedi Knight decides to chase the Imperial dreadnaught, that was believed to have been responsible for the attack.

The Imperial captain manages to leave his ship and flee to Ord Mantell, where then he is killed by a mysterious assassin. It seems somebody is trying to hatch a plot against the Jedi and the Republic itself. And Kyle Katarn is the only one who can find out the true identity of the evil enjoying torturing the Galaxy this time...

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This time there won't be big news, but there is still something we must show and tell you. First of all, we have a new hub for our daily news on The Dark Pastime mod, that we made in Telegram app. It's not an alternative, but rather an additional source of information, which will include only small bits of information, some screenshots, pictures, sketches, various comments and small stories, related to DP. You can check the latest daily news here: The Dark Pastime Channel. Feel free to join!

For discussions and comments, please use JKHub and Moddb as before ;)

Aside from this we wanted to introduce one of the new characters in the Dark pastime mod, which actually isn't that new. In the past we mentioned him as a "mostly our own creation", but it's one of those things which we usually don't want to reveal before the release, but today we would like him to bring to the light: it's a Sith Lord, actually a Sith'ari, hailing from Dromund Kaas – Darth Whirmah.


Darth Whirmah, a Sith Lord from the old times.


There isn't much to tell about him right now, his biography and role in the story. I can only assure you, that he isn't the main antagonist and isn't the mastermind behind the events in DP. The origins of Darth Whirmah will be revealed however via our DP channel, mentioned above.


LEP Servant Droids are a rare thing to find in the Galaxy these days


This one is an "unlikely hero", yet the little cute droid from the Clone Wars era found his way into the story in DP. Used on many occasions both the separatist generals and the Republic senators, the droid model became less and less popular during the Galactic Empire reign. Yet it could still be found in various Outer Rim worlds, such as Rutana or Uffel. You'll meet these a few times during your adventure.

As always, we are open for comments and suggestions, which you can post here or on JKHub.

DP Latest Updates for '16

DP Latest Updates for '16

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The "Article" – a post about the work on DP in the last months (including the "Forest" map news).

Chapter I coming soon

Chapter I coming soon

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DP: Chapter I details, new additions to DP (models)

August Update

August Update

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Kyle Katarn Update, New Objects, New Droid, Star Wars references.

Imperial July

Imperial July

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New models of AT-AT, Imperial Star Destroyer, Twi'Lek Male NPC and more.

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2-1B Surgical Droid Model

2-1B Surgical Droid Model

Players Model

The team of Dark Pastime Modification proudly presents the first of our models to be released - 2-1B Medical Droid.

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Guest
Guest

When the 1'st chapter will be released?

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NumberWan Creator
NumberWan

When Chapter I minor aspects of the maps are complete, which in turn depends on the people, who work with them. I work with Chapter II now, as well as Chapter III.

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Doom_Bee
Doom_Bee

So uuuh... When do we get to download it?

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NumberWan Creator
NumberWan

As answered to the Guest above, the release depends upon the completion of the tasks by our different team members. I know the feeling of agitation and the desire to try the mod (thanks!;) ), but I can only control the aspects, which I am involved in myself at all levels. Video production for instance isn't my field, so I can't put pressure on others due to their different personal matters, job, etc.

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Garyn Dakari

Oldest reply on this site, but: When it's done.

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nicobelic92
nicobelic92

its nice that mod is still alive, wish you luck

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NumberWan Creator
NumberWan

For the guests and users alike: we use English language here only. If you want to comment, please be polite, be respectful and post constructive critics. You can use this board or PM, if you want to discuss something. We don't post news, but we continue our work on the mod. Making the project and making it good is our main objective.

When wondering, whether the project is being made for too long, keep in mind, that it's a mod, not a new game. It's made by fans, no a professional team. We don't get salary for that, we do it because we enjoy it, we want to tell a story, and we are somehow perfectionists.

There is one more thing: we didn't create the game engine, so we use what we have to create our own story. We have limitations, and going through them is the challenge, and one of the reasons, why it takes weeks and even months to fix a single map, or introduce a new feature to JA, or change something already in the game.

We never posted specific dates, because predictions are difficult to make in case of non-commercial projects. Making a mod is a joint work of several people, who work with different schedule, often from different places in the world. It's not possible to push them to work harder or faster. The work is based on trust, cooperation, listening, respect and creative freedom. One has to find balance to keep the team, rather than scaring people to go away. Enthusiasm is the only impetus to contribute to a bigger picture.

So please be patient as well. If you think, you can help - send a PM and join the project. Or leave constructive critics and comments, rather than stinging endlessly.

For all others – friends, fans and fellow modders – thanks for your support and kind words. It's always a pleasure to hear from you and to be part of the JK community.

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Fiero
Fiero

Hi

Could you please give us a quick status update ? I and a number of friends actively following the mod want to know, so to speak, where the mod progress bar is at. What remains to be done until chapter I is up ?

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NumberWan Creator
NumberWan

Hi, there is a more active discussion of the project here: Jkhub.org and specifically the status here: Jkhub.org

Chapter I is complete in all aspects except for one map, which is a complicated stuff regarding the Jedi Academy engine (however al mapping is ready, scripts, shaders, NPCs, music, etc ready). It would be unwise to exclude it from Chapter I though.

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dg1995
dg1995

thank you guys for making me sure that this mod is still alive.
May the Force be with you.

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