Graphics enhancement and compatibility tool for Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II
Last updated: March 26th 2020. A companion compilation pack for the JkGfxMod (version 0.3.0 at minimum) and the Jedi Knight Neural Upscale Texture Pack - features higher detail models from JKE and the JK community in addition to readjusted lightsabers and muzzle flashes.
Enhancement Mod for JkGfxMod (JK Edition) 0.339
Short title: EMJK
- IMPORTANT! -
REQUIRES JKGFXMOD (version 0.3.0 at minimum - this mod has been tested with the said version):
REQUIRES JK UNOFFICIAL PATCH 2008-01-16:
(You don't need to install the Unofficial Patch separately if you follow the installation instructions below)
YOU MUST DELETE PREVIOUS VERSIONS OF JKGFX2019 (JkGfxMod Graphical Extension Pack) FOR THIS MOD TO WORK PROPERLY!
This includes the files JKGFX2019.gob, EXT_Waggle.gob and EXT_DarkJedi.gob
- INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS -
If you already have a working copy of Jedi Knight with the JK Unofficial Patch 2008-01-16 AND JkGfxMod (version 0.3.0 at minimum) installed, simply extract the contents of this 7z file (EMJKv0339.7z) to your root Jedi Knight directory and run the game.
Note that by default, this mod is sadly not compatible with other JK mods! In case you have other JK mods installed, be wary of overwriting any files when installing this mod.
Otherwise, for a completely clean installation:
1) Use the JKVersions tool to retrieve the correct updated JK files (jk.Unofficial.Patch.2008.01.16.exe AND JK-Extension.dll):
2) Move the updated JK files mentioned above your Jedi Knight root directory (e.g. C:\Games\Jedi Knight\ ).
3) Follow the JkGfxMod installation instructions:
NOTE! In this mod's case, references to the "original CD-ROM version 1.0 of JK.exe" are referring to jk.Unofficial.Patch.2008.01.16.exe
4) Install the Jedi Knight Neural Upscale Texture pack:
5) Extract the contents of this 7z file (EMJKv0339.7z) to your root JK directory (e.g. C:\Games\Jedi Knight).
6) That should be it - run the game!
- CREDITS -
* TreeMarmot/jdmclark for JkGfxMod and the Jedi Knight Neural Upscale Texture Pack
Original mod credits:
* Shred18 for Jedi Knight Enhanced (https://www.moddb.com/mods/jedi-knight-enhanced)
* darthbabe96 for the Muzzle Flash mod for JK (http://www.jkhub.net/project/show.php?projid=816) as well as with providing other hi-res resources used in this mod
Other model credits:
* HapSlash and INFINITY BLADE for the Imperial officers and other models
* MotS mod for Jedi Academy for the Imperial Navy Troopers (replacing the Commandos)
* SMLiberator and darthbabe96 for other misc. models and model adjustments
* TreeMarmot/jdmclark for the new WeeGee model and its textures
Enormous help credits:
* SMLiberator (http://www.jkhub.net/project/show.php?projid=381) for the new sabers and helping me out with getting darthbabe96's muzzle flashes to work properly with JkGfxMod - among other things!
* Vortikai (https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1778723490)
* Krokodile XVII - Son of Krokodile XVI
- COPYRIGHT AND PERMISSIONS -
THIS MODIFICATION IS NOT MADE, DISTRIBUTED, OR SUPPORTED BY LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY. ELEMENTS TM & (C) LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY.
Authors MAY use this mod as a base to build additional mods provided that you give proper credit.
In case you want to try recompiling the emissive materials yourself (no technical support from FastGamerr):
Instructions for the above:
(Links valid as of 2020-03-26)
Because of the millions of different hardware and software combinations possible with today's personal computers, under no circumstances including negligence shall FastGamerr or anyone else be held liable for any incidental, special, consequential or any other damages that may result from the use or inability to use this mod/add-on content.
- CHANGELOG -
* 0.339 (2020-03-26) Misc. minor texture adjustments
Added a few COGs to enable properly sized lightsabers in levels 1-3 if you choose to get the saber with the "red5" cheat
* 0.336 (2020-03-22) Fixed the proportions of Maw's lightsaber
Added in COGs to the \JK\Episode\ folder that should enable properly sized lightsabers throughout the game
Misc. minor texture adjustments
* 0.333 (2020-03-20) Fixed WeeGee's textures a bit
Added new weapon COGs that should eliminate the muzzle flash from appearing when the weapon is selected
* 0.33 (2020-03-19) New models (including WeeGee in level 4 and the mutilated stormtroopers in level 19)
Made injected versions of the high-res (larger than 256x256) textures for further compatibility
General texture fixes
Incorporated the waggle and Dark Jedi saber fixes to this mod proper
* 0.11 (2019-05-12) Fixed saber blade placement issues for Yun and Jerec
* 0.10 (2019-05-11) Added emissive materials to JKE textures