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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1 comment by Mr.Zz on Apr 3rd, 2015

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

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JKA Texture Overhaul v.0.3.h_Hoth_fix

JKA Texture Overhaul v.0.3.h_Hoth_fix

Apr 1, 2015 Patch 0 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

Mar 23, 2015 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

Mar 23, 2015 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!

Jul 27, 2013 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

Apr 2, 2013 Full Version 23 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

Mar 19, 2013 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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Mkilbride
Mkilbride Jul 29 2012, 5:03am says:

I love Jedi Academy. Still play it til this day.

Good luck.

But the older textures appear to have more detail; yours seem less detailed, though sharper.

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Mr.Zz Creator
Mr.Zz Jul 29 2012, 6:48am replied:

Well that's sort of true in the hoth level. i wanted to achieve a more clean and icy look for the environment, less rocky/snowy. So that explains why the textures may seem less detailed on the thunbnails. if you compare them to the original in full view, you should be able to make out that the original textures are much more blurry - thus also their detail is not as clear ingame. My textures have a much higher resolution, thus everything is in fact more detailed ;) In some other levels i focused much more on adding detail, see this pic for example please :)

Moddb.com

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Mr.Zz Creator
Mr.Zz Jul 29 2012, 6:54am replied:

but thank you for your feedback! If there is a special texture which you don't find fitting please tell me.

Thank you :)

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SecretApprentice
SecretApprentice Jul 28 2012, 11:39pm says:

Loved the Hoth retexture what are you planning to redo next?

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SecretApprentice
SecretApprentice Jul 28 2012, 12:01am says:

Wheres the hoth download? :P

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Mr.Zz Creator
Mr.Zz Jul 28 2012, 12:05am replied:

I already uploaded it two hours ago, but it has to be authed by moddb ;)

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SecretApprentice
SecretApprentice Jul 28 2012, 1:46pm replied:

Ok its up! thanks!

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JoeLovesallmods!
JoeLovesallmods! Jul 25 2012, 3:26pm says:

Hi just wanted to let all those Battlefront fans know that there is a page on facebook with 5,500 likes called "Who Else Wants Star Wars Battlefront III ?" The aim is to get Lucasarts to notice what fans actually want. If you wish to show your support simply log onto Facebook and go to the page and click Like.

Gaming websites have taken notice and even written articles so Lucasarts can see and every like that the page gets is another step towards Battlefront 3 being developed.

Thanks :)

+6 votes     reply to comment
ShadowIllusive
ShadowIllusive Jul 24 2012, 8:02pm says:

awesome job! keep going!

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Mr.Zz Creator
Mr.Zz Jul 29 2012, 7:06am replied:

I will :)

+2 votes   reply to comment
Kaweebo
Kaweebo Jun 25 2012, 7:29am says:

Hoth! Yes!!

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TheUnbeholden
TheUnbeholden Jun 23 2012, 1:53am says:

I think this is a really good thing for the game, but Jedi Academy is quite old and most have played it. Can this mod be applied to other mods? Because that would be awesome!

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Mr.Zz Creator
Mr.Zz Jun 23 2012, 4:54am replied:

well the textures can definitely be used to modify other games, but this includes reworking them, adding normalmaps (height information for realistic shadows on the textures) and other stuff. I'm currently working on this mod alone and it is a lot of work. BUT everybody is free to use the textures for other mods, of course giving proper credit to me and mayang.com, so actually yes it can be indirectly applied to other games. maybe if I am finished with this mod I will focus on another game retexture to freshen up graphics of a good game. ;)

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Kaweebo
Kaweebo Jun 25 2012, 7:31am replied:

I'm thinking Jedi Outcast in all honestly.

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