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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2 comments 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, 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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2-1B Surgical Droid Model

2-1B Surgical Droid Model

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

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SergeantQuin Aug 30 2012, 8:58pm says:

This mod sounds and look good :3 I look forward to playing it ^.^

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kshyk Aug 30 2012, 10:19am says:

Katarn, really? Again? He is everywhere? Boring! What about Rosh Penin? He grow up after jedi academy so I think he is better choice! "New is Always better!"

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TDG Aug 31 2012, 4:02pm replied:

What is wrong with Katarn?
I don't mind occasional spin off stuff like with Mara Jade or Jaden Kor but the Dark Forces/Jedi Knight series is about Kyle Katarn so he should play the main role in it.

Also Rosh really is a weak and boring character. Not everyone is interested in him.
New isn't always better.

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NumberWan Creator
NumberWan Aug 30 2012, 4:22pm replied:

It was decided a long time ago. If we started the project today, then I would create a new character. However we've done so much, related to Kyle, that it would most unfortunate to change the plot. Rosh Penin makes an appearance, but he is older and more serious now.

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xxT65xx Aug 30 2012, 10:42am replied:

Rosh should die.

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peanut3143 Nov 1 2012, 1:41pm replied:

The best mod for JA ever

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Anthony1138 Aug 30 2012, 9:17am says:

Looked at some of your pics, real nice. But you may want to increase the brightness level, you miss most of the models detail in the dark, and when you work hard on something you want to show it off.

I vote for brighter screenshots! Nice work btw

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NumberWan Creator
NumberWan Aug 30 2012, 4:22pm replied:

True. I must have overlooked this drawback. There will be new pictures soon.

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Black_Drakon Dec 30 2011, 6:47am says:

Интересно, как идет прогресс с модом
Будут ли модели оружия новые более детальные или останутся старые?
Посетит ли Кайл планету Дромунд Каас? Было бы неплохо там побывать еще раз :) Особо в свете вышедшего недавно TOR. Атмосферное место и запоминающееся :)

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TheUnbeholden Nov 17 2011, 8:25am says:

I really can't think of playing any Jedi Knight mods, which is surprising considering the game is one of my favorites. I look forward to playing it soon especially considering its a sequel to a game that never got one... so I hope you guys keep this up because it does look good.

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