Jedi Academy is a great Game but since it is from 2003, the graphics need an overhaul - for that the fan of the force may have the best gaming experience possible!


So what does this mod do?

This Mod aims to replace nearly all in-game textures (which are quite low res compared to the textures in games nowadays) with improved hi-rez textures faithful to the original style of the game and/or with custom textures all of 2 times (some even 8! times) the original size. It is perfectly safe and very easy to install or uninstall from your system because it will not alter the files in your installation folder directly.
More detailed instructions will be included in the release(s).


NOTE
: This mod will not improve meshes or models, it is merely a texture mod. Also the id tech 3 egine does not support normal-maps, so please don't request me doing those, it's not possible for me, only someone who knows how to compile maps and how to write shaders for this game can achieve a somehow normal-map-like effect by baking the normals into the lighting of the map, as i've read somewhere.


Why you no help??

I do not have the resources to test my mod on different systems apart from my gaming rig, so if someone would kindly help and post his system specs and the framerate or general performance when using my mod i can provide minimum spec info for other players. Now I don't think you need a strong pc for this to work fluently, but your graphics card should probably have 128 megs of ram. but this is just an assumption!

If there is someone who has experience with the id tech 3 engine and its modelling tools and would like to help and take this mod on a new level - please contact me, i'm quite positive on improving the models and meshes too which would then be a total cosmetic overhaul mod improving all graphics throughout the game.

This is my first mod project, all done on my own so far, so I hope people will like it and use it.


IMPORTANT!

The 0.3 release is a combined pack including all other packs released prior to version 0.3.
I recommend downloading 0.3 + 0.3h & 0.3.1b (the newest release) instead of the seperate packs for the full experience. It is very big but recommended for download!
DELETE ALL OTHER PACKS WHEN USING THE v.0.3 + 0.3h & 0.3.1b!!

I will upload each modded level as a single file aswell as combined in a mega-pack because that final release will probably take up a lot of space, 1 gig or more.

Have fun!



Info for fellow modders: Some raw Textures come from Mayang's free
Texture site at Mayang.com Every texture included in the mod is either heavily altered, custom made or an altered version of the original textures. Of course I permit usage of all of my custom made textures in any altered form in other packs and/or mods as far as it is no-profit and combined with proper credit to Mayang (?) and me. :D This does not apply to the altered original textures - credit and thanks to Raven for those!

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Hot(h)fix!

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Update 4th April 2015

Hot(h)fix.

Patch 0.3.h is ready - texture glitches begone!

Some have reported issues with missing environment textures of the Hoth-level retexture. This is a fix for that issue but the pack also includes some more improvements.

The problem was solved similar to the fix of the Chandrilla-level, by resizing the huge 8192px textures down to 4096px (plus improving on the realism and making the textures more fitting the Hoth we all know from The Empire Strikes Back). Also I fixed some tiling issues which were still present on the ground texture of the first retexture of Echo base. This is an addition to Full Version 0.3 and 0.3.1b, so please use all three packs together for the best experience, I put the links at the end of this article.

Some Impressions:

Hoth_0.3h_Comparison

Hoth_0.3h_Comparison

Hoth_0.3h_Comparison

Hoth_0.3h_Comparison

Hoth_0.3h_Comparison

Hoth_0.3h_Comparison

THE PATCH 0.3h IS DOWNLOADABLE!

PATCH 0.3h:

JKA Texture Overhaul v.0.3.h_Hoth_fix

IF YOU DIDN'T ALREADY, PLEASE DOWNLOAD

PACK 0.3:

The Jedi Academy Texture Overhaul v.0.3 Combined

PACK 0.3.1b HQ:

JKA Texture Overhaul v.0.3.1b_Chandrilla_HQ

OR PACK 0.3.1b Lite:

JKA Texture Overhaul v.0.3.1b_Chandrilla_Lite

IMPORTANT! Please download the packs and install by unzipping to >your JKA directory</gamedata/base aswell as deleting pack 0.3.1! If you already have other packs of my mod installed please delete all prior to build 0.3! This ensures every texture will be displayed properly.

I wish you all a nice week!
Please follow my mod for further updates!!
As always I want to point out that feedback helps a lot in improving this mod even further! The Jedi Academy Texture Overhaul
Have fun!!
Mr.Zz

Chandrillans don't like BIG files!

Chandrillans don't like BIG files!

News 5 comments

Nobody enjoys downloading huge files, right? Update 0.3.1b is uploaded and it's smaller than ever before! Better compression, HQ and Lite-versions, updated...

BIG (small) news!

BIG (small) news!

News 3 comments

Nobody enjoys downloading huge files, right? Update 0.3.1b is ready and it's smaller than ever before! Better compression, updated textures and some other...

Renovations on Chandrilla

Renovations on Chandrilla

News 4 comments

I just finished the retexture of the Chandrilla level. It's already uploaded and authorized, so feel free to download it immediately ;)

The Chandrillans finally did their homework.

The Chandrillans finally did their homework.

News 4 comments

I am currently working on retexturing the Chandrilla level. It's turning out great!

JKA Texture Overhaul v.0.3.h_Hoth_fix

JKA Texture Overhaul v.0.3.h_Hoth_fix

Patch 2 comments

This is a highly recommended fix for the "Hoth" level retexture. Some have reported Issues with the giant environment textures missing in the Hoth1 and...

JKA Texture Overhaul v.0.3.1b_Chandrilla_HQ

JKA Texture Overhaul v.0.3.1b_Chandrilla_HQ

Full Version 0 comments

This is the High-Quality version of the reworked and highly improved Chandrilla "Rift" level retexture. It is compressed with no visual quality loss...

JKA Texture Overhaul v.0.3.1b_Chandrilla_Lite

JKA Texture Overhaul v.0.3.1b_Chandrilla_Lite

Full Version 0 comments

This is the light version of the reworked and highly improved Chandrilla "Rift" level retexture. It has higher compression than the "HQ" version with...

The JKA Texture Overhaul 0.3.1 - Chandrilla--OLD!

The JKA Texture Overhaul 0.3.1 - Chandrilla--OLD!

Full Version 10 comments

This the archived and now obsolete first retextured "Rift" level on Chandrilla. For more information click on "detail" below. To install extract the downloaded...

The Jedi Academy Texture Overhaul v.0.3 Combined

The Jedi Academy Texture Overhaul v.0.3 Combined

Full Version 25 comments

This newest addition to the download section of my mod adds one huge new Pack, combining all former packs aswell as two new levels, Vjun and the merchant...

The Jedi Academy Texture Overhaul 0.2.1 - Taspir

The Jedi Academy Texture Overhaul 0.2.1 - Taspir

Demo 0 comments

This newest addition to the download section of my mod adds one huge new level retexture: Taspir!! for more information click on "detail" below. To install...

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Mr.Zz Creator
Mr.Zz

Everything is online and ready for download! Update 0.3.1 is finally there.
Have Fun!

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GamingYeti
GamingYeti

You are my god. Can I worship you ? :D

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Mr.Zz Creator
Mr.Zz

Haha ^^ Thank you so much. Glad that you like the mod ;)

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Riveir
Riveir

TY!

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Guest
Guest

No news for a long time...starting to get scared

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Mr.Zz Creator
Mr.Zz

Don't be!!! I'm still working on this project but currently I have a lot to do in my job, which uses up most of my free time. Movie business is hard. ;)

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dqw4w9wgxcq
dqw4w9wgxcq

I really like your textures, but I have some troubles with this mod, some textures like the base of the trees or the textures of the academy ship are missed, my graphics are in maximum, I also changed some settings like colordepth, texture quality, but there are still missed, can it be a problem with the alpha channer of the textures or I'm the only one with this problem?

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Mr.Zz Creator
Mr.Zz

Actually you are the first one I know of who has a problem with missing textures ingame... let's see. Do you have any other mods installed on your game? which are those? and do you have gtk radiant installed? when i had gtk radiant installed a texture on vjun went missing. i deinstalled gtk radiant and it was there again... strange. Does anybody else have Problems with the mod?

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dqw4w9wgxcq
dqw4w9wgxcq

I found the problem, I guess is bacause of the size of some textures, for example, when I play with texture datail in very high, in yarvin, the game can't load some texteres like tree09c and those of the academy ship regardless the resolution, but when I turn the texture datail to high everything is displayed well, and in Hoth, most of snow texture are missing at least I set the texture datail in medium. Maybe you should compress slightly those textures.

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Mr.Zz Creator
Mr.Zz

Ok, interesting... how much RAM does your graphics card have? maybe some of the textures were too big for the card... on my PC everything works fine. Thank you very much for the feedback this will help to improve everything alot. Would you mind 'testing' future releases on such problems too? Thanks in advance ;)

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dqw4w9wgxcq
dqw4w9wgxcq

I don't think so, I've a HD 5850, more than enough for a 10 years old game...maybe it could be a problem of drivers, current catalyst sometimes breaks older opengl games...Of course I'll try or test and feedback your future releases:)

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Syko_
Syko_

What do you think about helping me with my Jedi Outcast High Res Texture Project?

Moddb.com

Are you experienced with making textures from scratch?

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Mr.Zz Creator
Mr.Zz

Sure! Why not, PM me for more info please ;)

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