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The JKA Texture Overhaul is back after 7 months - The Taspir retextures are finished and ready for donwload!!

Posted by Mr.Zz on Mar 19th, 2013

Update 20th March 2013

TASPIR like you've never seen it before!

After 7 months of sleep, the JKA Texture Overhaul is back!


Hello again fans of JKA! No I'm not dead, nor is this mod: I'm proud to announce that the Taspir level retexture is now completely finished and uploaded as a seperate pack.
I added a better version of every wall/ground/object/rock/metal plate (etc.) texture of at least double the resolution of the original, and the filesize went right up to abou 210mb because i added a TON of detail to the original blurry textures.
Also I tried to enhance the look and feel of Taspir by choosing custom lava and rocky terrain textures throughout all parts of the level, and by adding way more scratches and grain to all original textures to achieve a more realistic look.
I had a new approach this time, I wanted to keep the original atmosphere and stay faithful to the original texture design so i kept nearly all textures but improved them as far as i could, adding scratches, noise, grain, dots and more details. I'm very happy how this turned out and will use this workflow for future releases too in combination with my usual approach of swapping unrealistic textures with photorealisitc ones.

Please let me know what you think - is this the way to go for future packs too? This would result in a real "Hi-Rez-Retexture", although my original idea was to also change textures with more "real" looking ones. Feel free to contact me via PM!

Here are some screenshots showing some examples of the retexture. Please look at them in full resolution otherwise the differences are not as clear.


Some more screenshots will be added soon!

Please download the new pack as soon as it's authorized for download and install it by unzipping it to >your JKA directory</gamedata/base

The Jedi Academy Texture Overhaul 1.5 - Taspir

IMPORTANT! If you already have other packs of my mod installed please add a "u" infront of the taspir-pack filename to ensure that the textures of this pack overwrites the older versions in other packs of my mod.

I wish you all a nice weekend!

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 Acadmey Texture Overhaul

Have fun!!


Mr.Zz

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MattmanDude
MattmanDude Mar 20 2013, 12:02pm says:

Very nice!

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Mr.Zz
Mr.Zz Mar 22 2013, 8:06am replied:

Thanks, Dude!

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Kyle07
Kyle07 Mar 20 2013, 12:19pm says:

Well done!
You are making one of the best Star Wars Games more beautiful!

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Mr.Zz
Mr.Zz Mar 22 2013, 8:07am replied:

This means a lot to me, because it's exactly what I want to achieve!

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TheRFILES
TheRFILES Mar 20 2013, 7:12pm says:

Wow...I'm dling this asap! I never realized how bad Base Taspir looked until I saw your awesome fix! Nice work!

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Mr.Zz
Mr.Zz Mar 22 2013, 8:34am replied:

Yes, it's awkward, but when i first played JKA I thoght "Wow, this has really nice graphics, quite realistic!" Then about 4 years later I realized that most textures were hand-painted with photoshop, because the appproach to texture design in that time (2003) was different than nowadays - today people go outside, take photos and generate texture out of them by editing in photoshop - bak in the days skilled photoshop artists PAINTED textures (digital cams weren't as good and very expensive) which in an ideal case looked realistic, but often something looked off. So I thought "I wonder if I can change that for JKA, at least the environment textures such as rock and snow and so on..." SO I began work on this mod. Look where I am now: reusing and improving old textures haha^^

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