Post tutorial RSS How to run JkEdit on the Steam/GOG version

Ole Thomasen's JkEdit doesn't run very well on the Steam/GOG ports of Jedi Knight. Here's a tutorial on how to get it to work.

Posted by on - Basic Mapping/Technical


When you install the Steam/GOG ports of Jedi Knight and try to use JkEdit it flashes an error at you.

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This is because JkEdit cannot find the resources to the game. Unlike JED where the program has a configuration menu that lets you select where the game is installed, JkEdit relies on the Windows registry to find the files. The Steam/GOG versions of the game don't appear to set these up correctly.

However there is a very convenient fix for this I'll outline bellow.


To fix this open Regedit by going to the start menu and typing in "regedit"

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Next in the top menu bar navigate to

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\LucasArts Entertainment Company\JediKnight\v1.0

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Next right click in the folder and select "New->String Value"

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From here type in where your game is installed to. This is commonly

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Star Wars Jedi Knight

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After this restart JkEdit and it should now start up correctly.

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If you want further help with Jedi Knight modding I recommend joining the Massassi discord server

If you would like help getting started with JkEdit I suggest reading a tutorial I previously uploaded here.

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