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Oct. 1, 2000
Forum Threads -
If while attempting to read a thread you have been greeted with a blank white screen, you have encountered a thread that wasn't rebuilt correctly during yesterdays troubles. Hopefully all of those have been fixed, but if you encounter another one, please let me know.
Rbots: New Level Wanted -
Raynar has announced that he's looking for a level to include in an upcoming Rbots tutorial, as well as the alpha version. If you are interested, please check out the Rbots page
Level Designer Interview Part 5 -
Fragland has posted part 5
of their level designers interview. I guess yesterday we didn't mention part 4
. Anyway, part 5 talks with Dan Koppel, lead level designer over at Gray Matter Studios (currently working on Return to Castle Wolfenstein), and Alan Willard, level designer over at Epic Games. Yesterday's part 4 talked with Jeremy Statz from Raven Software and Richard "Levelord" Gray from Ritual Entertainment.
Oct. 2, 2000
Mat/3do Programs -
has released 2 programs. The first, entitled Mat16, converts mats and bitmaps between 8-bit, 16-bit, and 24-bit. The second, 3DOtoT3D, converts JK 3dos to Unreal Tournament brushes. Thanks to Captain Ramen of Outpost D-34
X-2100 Updated Again -
(JK MP level) has been updated...
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: Imperial Cargo Depot -
File: Imperial Cargo DepotAuthor: imajediScreenshots: Screenshot 1
, Screenshot 2Description: A long abandoned cargo routing base, formerly used by the Imperials. I originally made this level for the 1st Masssassi Level Contest, but neglected to submit it.
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: AIWARS -
File: AIWARSAuthor: Jeremiah23Screenshots: Screenshot 1
, Screenshot 2Description: This level is for 2-4 players and has many hidden rooms that contain health and sniping spots. There are 5 switches that will place numerous AI
(artificial intelligence) enemies throughout the entire level making it good for one player, too. AI in a multiplayer game will cause players to appear to be fighting thin air.
New Jedi Knight Mod: GuyverTC -
File: GuyverTCAuthor: ChRoNoS_GuyverZScreenshots: Screenshot 1
, Screenshot 2Description: This mod is based on the anime series Guyver and has some new weapons (except the saber and fists) and four different types of Guyver Skins, plus the ChRoNoS Clan Skin pack.
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: AI Trench Wars -
File: AI Trench WarsAuthor: Jeremiah23Screenshots: Screenshot 1
, Screenshot 2Description: This level starts in a large room with a switch and a hole in the middle. Drop and grab some guns, grenades, and a trench. There are 4 switches for artificial intelligence (not synched).
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: PoweR CA -
File: PoweR CAAuthor: PoweR_PunsterxScreenshots: Screenshot 1
, Screenshot 2Description: This level was meant for sabers, but is also good for king of the hill on the rafters. If you like BGJ you will probably like this.
New MotS Multiplayer Level: EvilTimes -
File: EvilTimesAuthor: Neo_Trunks_DBZScreenshots: Screenshot 1
, Screenshot 2Description: This is a castle set in some mountains. Very good for team play, one team attacks castle, other defends.
This level is intended for 2-8 players. Recommended MODs are: Mideival weapons pack, DBZ 3.0, and KWP.
If Today is Monday, This Must be Italy -
Ciao folks! It's Kedri, reporting after a few impulsive travel decisions from the trenches (ha ha) in Milano, Italia. So far my vacation's been intensely awesome. Computer withdrawal's been tough, so when I walked into this train station here to book passage for Tuscany tomorrow and I found this "Cabina di Web" (Web Booth) I slid the charge card through and started browsing again like a junkie getting his fix. It's like 4,000 lyra for five minutes, which turns out to be something like two bucks. I love how cheap everything is here...
I haven't checked my e-mail in ages—I don't think I can do it from here, this thing's pretty bare-bones—but through an Italian-based Netscape and the miracle of Babelfish I'm posting here. I thought of all you guys when I noticed that movie theaters here are still showing The Phantom Menace, believe it or not! I think I'll check it out just to listen to the Italian voice-overs. That should be a hoot. :) I should be touching down back in the U.S. some time next week, so until then I hope you're all doing well. Take it easy everybody!
The EvilTimes level posted just below this was originally posted as a JK level. It's a MotS level, so if you downloaded it and couldn't get it to work, that's why (you most likely noticed that it's a .goo instead of .gob). Thanks to Brian (no, not me, it must be another Brian) for emailing me about it.
New Rbots Released -
Version 0.2a of Rbots
has been released. It adds more bots and fixes a couple of bugs. Be sure to visit the Official Rbots page
for the download.
Oct. 3, 2000
Mat16 Version 2 -
has released version 2 of Mat16, the mat/bmp converter mentioned yesterday. The new version has batch conversion as well as a couple of bug fixes.
JK 3rd Person Cam Coordinates -
Ok, I am going to post this really quickly in the news, since I figured everyone would like to know this. Its nothing very special, I just figured out how to change the Jedi Knight 3rd Person Camera's location behind the player. You simply have to edit the _actor template and change the x,y,z of the EyeOffSet. It changes both POV and 3rd Person cams. Try it if you'd like.
16-Bit Colors -
Well I would suggest roaming through the Showcase forum, because now you can see loads of new screenshots using 16-bit colored levels. Visit this thread
or this one
for good views of 16-bit Jedi Knight in all its glory.
First 16-Bit Mat Pack -
Ramen has converted a few textures from Chris Buechler's work at the Texture Studio
, and released them over at Outpost D-34
. Get them here
Oct. 4, 2000
Work @ Lucasarts -
is reporting that Lucas Learning is hiring a 3D Art Technician. I suggest that if you are a very talented 3D artist (level design, character models, 3dos, etc) and are interested in getting into the industry, you should check it out. Information on applications can be found on the Lucas Learning jobs page
New Jedi Knight Mod: Thugs of Tatooine Skin Pack -
File: Thugs of Tatooine Skin PackAuthor: JepmanScreenshots: Screenshot 1
, Screenshot 2Description: Here are skins of Thugs of Tatooine, an MP Co-op level
that never got completed. It features 6 skins of the thugs you were going to be able to play as. Thanks to Al MacDonald for the Aqualish (Poda Bonda) skin I modified.
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: HupiTalo -
File: HupiTaloAuthor: Cave_DemonScreenshots: Screenshot 1
, Screenshot 2Description: This is medium sized guns arena that contains anti-gravity tubes and some tunnels.
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: Canyon Outpost -
File: Canyon OutpostAuthor: Mhc_NinjaScreenshots: Screenshot 1
, Screenshot 2Description: A canyon with many good sniper spots and lots of guns and secret places. Designed for 2-8 players.
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: Bespin Saber Duel -
File: Bespin Saber DuelAuthor: SR_GSXScreenshots: Screenshot 1
, Screenshot 2Description: Bespin has been attacked by the Imperials and is now
only partially there. The secret jedi knights known as the shadow republic have adopted the remains of the mining station as a saber training facility.
Oct. 6, 2000
DCM #63 Released -
reports that DCM #63
has been released. Be sure to check it out - it's a guaranteed laugh, every time.
Almost a Lighting Tutorial -
a great thread that has lots of lighting tips and techniques. It's almost a tutorial in itself.
Oct. 7, 2000
Obi-Wan Delayed -
Thanks for the many people that submitted this news. Lucasarts announced today that Obi-Wan has been delayed, here's the info:
Following a recent review of the development schedule for Star Wars: Episode I Obi-Wan, LucasArts has determined that the game will not release this calendar year. LucasArts is currently recalibrating Obi-Wan's development timeline and will provide another update in early 2001.
SW Online News -
Kindof... Gamers.com is reporting
that SW Online will enter internal beta testing within a couple of months... I don't know exactly what that means or how they know, but it sounded interesting. Thanks JediKnight.net
Escape From Monkey Island Demo -
is reporting that Lucasarts has released a demo of Escape From Monkey Island. There are a list of download mirrors at Avault
, and and you can also get it at Gamecenter
New Tutorial (Kindof): Circular Outdoor Architecture -
While reading this thread on the Showcase forum, I was wondering why people were having a problem with a method that was outlined in one of our tutorials. So, I went to the tutorials section so I could post a link, and to my surprise, the tutorial wasn't listed! So here it is: Circular Outdoor Architecture
. It describes a killer way to create awesome architecture using a combination of perfect polygons, domes, and of course, cleaving and deleting. The tutorial was submitted just about a year ago, so somewhere in our various server issues it apparently got deleted from the tutorials page. It was sent in by Jkior, whom I haven't seen around here lately (are you still around?).
New MotS Single Player Level: Zella -
File: ZellaAuthor: Jaime MuscatelliScreenshots: Screenshot 1
, Screenshot 2Description: This is a medium sized level. This is my best level yet. I finally added force powers! The level has a custom saber, custom sound, forces and a partner. Mara Jade is your partner that helps you throughout the
level. I also wrote goal cogs. You are sent to a base on Zella s.t.p. to knock out the base.
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level Review: Shadows of the Dark Side -
Oct. 8, 2000
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: Unescapable Death -
File: Unescapable DeathAuthor: AglarScreenshots: Screenshot 1
, Screenshot 2Description: This is a small multiplayer level with a large stone platform suspended above deadly lava. Great stone gargoyles surround the dueling area in this ancient gothic arena. The level is done entirely in 16bit mats, however a 8bit.gob has been included to run with Patch Commander for those that use software rendering.
Note: The first screenshot is the 8bit version and Screenshot 2 is the 16bit variety.
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: Mega Canyon -
File: Mega CanyonAuthor: NHS_coreyScreenshots: Screenshot 1
, Screenshot 2Description: This level is a large circular canyon with some sniper posts on the sides and some underwater caves. It also has lowered gravity for extra fun. It is intended for 2-6 players.
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: Blue -
File: BlueAuthor: Andrew CockerillScreenshots: Screenshot 1
, Screenshot 2Description: This is my first released Jedi Knight Level. It's supposed to be a tiny blue planetoid far off in space, with
the world gravity turned off a bit. It is a small sized level (about 2-4 players) and is meant for saber dueling
specifically. Please don't be too hard on it!
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: Silver Wars -
File: Silver WarsAuthor: Jeremiah23Screenshots: Screenshot 1
, Screenshot 2Description: This level is made entirely with 16 bit mats, so if you
don't know if your video card supports 16 bit this is a good test level. It
is for 2-4 players and is in a small silver facility . Good for guns and
sabers. Look at the screenshots to see what 16 bit looks like. Have fun!
A Reminder... -
I'd like to take this moment to remind everyone about our policy concerning level submissions. I just finished off a batch, and out of 9 submission only 4 were done correctly. This is bad. Please remember to attach at least two screenshots, preferably in jpg format. Also, a few submissions either did not include the required text file in the zip, or did not even bother to zip up the gob. Lastly, two of the submissions didn't have such easy-to-include things as the name and email of the author. We can't post your level without that!
So remember, next time you're writing up a submission, go over this simple checklist before sending it:
- Did I zip up the gob and the text file and attach them?
- Did I attach at least two screenshots in jpg format?
- Have I included the name of the level, my name, and my email?
- Have I included a short and legible description of the level/mod?
New Cog: Glass Alert -
sent in a new JK/MotS SP/MP cog, Glass Alert
. It plays an alert sound at a ghost when glass is broken.
New File: WWF Pack -
sent in his WWF Pack
. It is collection of WWF material originally meant for projects that were never released. Included are 11 WWF skins, new items, weapons, BMs, and 3dos. Authors have permission to use any/all of the included files in any of their projects. It can be found on the Misc. page
, along with other files submitted over the years that you may have forgotten about.
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: Canyon Madness 3 -
File: Canyon Madness 3Author: JedimasterScreenshots: Screenshot 1
, Screenshot 2Description: An update of the original Canyon Madness including new sectors, pickups, a river, and also for the first time weapons!
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: Town -
File: TownAuthor: Heero_Yuy585Screenshots: Screenshot 1
, Screenshot 2Description: A small town with a few skyscrapers, a spaceport, and a pool (for relaxing with a bowcaster).
New Jedi Knight Mod: 16-Bit Wild Thing -
File: 16-Bit Wild ThingAuthor: CotW_LobeznoScreenshots: Screenshot 1
, Screenshot 2Description: This is an SP/MP skin mod of the Marvel Comics character Wild Thing. It uses 16-bit mats. Her psychic claws "glow-in-the-dark". Have fun and please post some comments!
New Jedi Knight Mod: Fly Field Light -
File: Fly Field LightAuthor: jeremiah23Screenshots: Screenshot 1
, Screenshot 2Description: This mod makes you fly when you turn on the field light. You can turn fly on and off, and the batteries are unlimited so fly doesn't run out.
I still have 10 more levels to post. They are dated 10/2 - 10/4, so if you haven't seen your level/mod posted yet, it should be up soon. I won't be able to get to them till tomorrow.
3do Studio Updates -
reports a great increase of 3do productivity at the 3do Studio
. Be sure to pay a visit and check 'em all out.
Oct. 9, 2000
GoZ 16-bit 3dos -
has posted 16-bit versions of all their starship 3dos. They look amazing (as always). Thanks to Moose for tipping us off in the #massassi chat room.
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: Planet-X -
File: Planet-XAuthor: Scavenger__4Screenshots: Screenshot 1
, Screenshot 2Description: A small base on a remote planet called "Planet-X." There is a sniping place in the cargo bay and a cavern.
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: EJP Training Grounds -
File: EJP Training GroundsAuthor: GalatiioScreenshots: Screenshot 1
, Screenshot 2Description: This level was at first meant to be a level for training anyone that joined my clan, but my friends had a lot of fun with it and told me that I should submit it to Massassi. This level has secrets, a huge box for guns with a pillar, lots of weapons, catwalks, and two sabers arenas. Plus underground tunnels and some other surprises.
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: Battleground Jedi 16bit -
File: Battleground Jedi 16bitAuthor: SuPeRMaN_JoFScreenshots: Screenshot 1
, Screenshot 2Description: This is a 16 Bit Remake of Battleground Jedi. I've
added guns in some hidden areas, so this level can now
be played with guns or sabers.
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: Prince Stream -
File: Prince StreamAuthor: Prince_OxIdE_Screenshots: Screenshot 1
, Screenshot 2Description: This is an average multiplayer level based around a remote canyon stream. It consists of a main stream area and tunnels leading up to a platform and the conc rifle. This level is intended for 2-5 players.
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: Spy Wars -
File: Spy WarsAuthor: jeremiah23Screenshots: Screenshot 1
, Screenshot 2Description: This is a 2-4 player level with a forcefield trap, a hidden area with extra ammo, a teleport switch, three cameras for spying on foes, and one Stormtrooper trap.
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: Imperial Sewage Plant -
File: Imperial Sewage PlantAuthor: jeremiah23Screenshots: Screenshot 1
, Screenshot 2Description: This level is set on a barge in space. It has two force field traps, a saber fighting room, a couple secret rooms, a teleport switch and a large sewage water area.
New Jed Information -
Alexei Novikov, programmer of Jed, has posted
(over on the Code Alliance
message board) a comment or two regarding Jed and 16 bit mats.
Anyway, the support for 16 bit MATs has been added. However, lots of other things need to be done before JED can be released.
As for error on close - it's already fixed.
The Massassi Level Contest #3 -
That's right folks, it's that time again! I am very pleased to announce the official commencement of the Massassi Temple Level Contest #3. Weren't here for the last one? Let me explain.
We accept JK MP level submissions from anyone that wants to submit them (for the contest). These submissions are sent out to the judges (judging list is yet to be announced - it will consist of some of the staff members of Massassi as well as quite a few well-known members of the JK community). The levels that win (the number depends on the number of high-quality submissions) will be compiled into an official level pack that will be showcased on our main page for the rest of our existence (see the level packs 1 & 2 above).
If you plan to submit a level, please read the rules
and follow the instructions. The deadline is November 10th, 2000
, which gives you ONE MONTH. Good luck!
New Obi-Wan Interview -
Nextgame.it has posted a new interview with Lucasarts' Stephen Shaw
regarding Obi-Wan. There are screenshots as well. Here is a small sample:
Nextgame.it: Tell us something about the multiplayer aspect of the game, we have heard news about a mode called Protect The Queen and about a cooperative mode too.
Stephen Shaw: Protect the Queen will be a team game in which the players will divide themselves into two sides, the Federation and Sith, and the Naboo guard and Jedi. The Jedi / Naboo will have to escort safely escort the queen to a location to score. The game can also be reversed so that the Trade Federation / Sith must escort a Nemoidian to a location in order to score. There won't be a way to cooperatively play the single player missions, so the cooperative aspect will be limited mostly to PTQ and possible some other MP missions. We are developing additional multiplayer levels beyond these two as well.
Have Lightsaber Will Travel Updates -
, our infamous Editing Forum moderator, has updated his site, Have Lightsaber Will Travel
. What exactly hath been updated? MikeC speaks:
Among the upgrades is a new Editing Help section that includes answers to questions I get asked frequently on the Massassi Temple's Editing Forum, as well as downloadable editing resources. I will be adding quite a bit more to the editing help section in the near future.
Be sure to check it all out at Have Lightsaber Will Travel
Oct. 10, 2000
Oct. 11, 2000
Version 3.15 of JkEdit -
has released version 3.15 of JkEdit. You can read about the bug fixes and new features over on the JkEdit page.
Oct. 12, 2000
Updates at Elyas's Domain -
sent word that he's updated his domain
with a new poll and some screenshots. So head on over and take a look.
Forum Email Working -
Okay, I have just re-activated the email confirmation on the forums. If you register a new nickname, you will be required to insert a valid email address so you can get your password emailed to you. Along with this, you can now look up forgotten passwords and such. Note: the reason this wasn't done sooner is because I had to do a whole bunch of custom programming to force the UBB software to use the massassi.net smtp server...
New File: Vectors -
sent in his vectors
several months ago, but somehow it got lost. It's finally been posted. It's a text file listing different directions and their corresponding vectors, ready to paste into cogs or Jed. A very handy thing for coggers and level editors alike. It's in the Misc. section
Oct. 13, 2000
New JK/MotS 3do: volfountain.zip -
Download: volfountain.zipAuthor: Duo MaxwellView: ScreenshotDescription: A fountian that is a volcano. This is designed so that the player should not touch it. If the player is allowed to jump on the lava area it will look stupid and screw up the moment.
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: Snow Trench Wars -
File: Snow Trench WarsAuthor: Jeremiah23Screenshots: Screenshot 1
, Screenshot 2Description: This is my previous level AI Trench Wars redone and added to a bit. I re-did the whole level in 16 bit snow and ice mats. Perfect for stormtroopers. There is a teleport switch to get up top and a trap switch
among the 4 switches that were already there for a total of 6.
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: The Outpost Of Warriors -
File: The Outpost Of WarriorsAuthor: UKJ_WarriorScreenshots: Screenshot 1
, Screenshot 2Description: This is quite a small level. It is set on an Imperial
Outpost which has been raided by tuskens. There were no people who escaped and the level looks like a mass grave. The landing pad is a very dangerous place to be.
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: Abandoned Underwater Base -
File: Abandoned Underwater BaseAuthor: GeminiDragonScreenshots: Screenshot 1
, Screenshot 2Description: A zoological research compound stationed on the ocean floor of Mon Calamari, the water planet. It
includes a control center, science deck, observatories, a bar, and a hidden area with a maze.
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: Shadow Caverns -
File: Shadow CavernsAuthor: NOFpuXnkScreenshots: Screenshot 1
, Screenshot 2Description: A medium sized canyon consisting of 2 main areas wich are covered by a grapple cage to be used with the Ninja Kage MOD. Jam packed with secrets and
other suprises. Additional info at Alchemy Minds.
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: Geothermal -
File: GeothermalAuthor: MCMF_HethrirScreenshots: Screenshot 1
, Screenshot 2Description: This is a medium size geothermal power plant, with various traps, guns and such. It is intended for guns/sabers at force level 3. I would appreciate any feedback through e-mail or post a comment.
Darth Vader Poll @ Watto's Junkyard -
If you visit our favorite Star Wars fan site, Watto's Junkyard
, you will have the opportunity to let your opinion be known as to the fate of Darth Vader had he survived the Battle of Endor. While you're there, be sure to check out the latest information on the official Episode II Select, as well as tons of other Star Wars related news.
New Cogs: Random Map -
Finally posted are Dark Luke
's random map cogs
! These are client and server side cogs that randomize your level by randomly enabling/disabling adjoins and randomly placing powerups. Check out The First Random Map
, the first level to use these cogs.
New Legends = Old News -
just announced that New Legends, the upcoming action game by developers Infinite Machine (made up of a bunch of former LEC employees that worked on JK and MotS) will be Microsoft XBox exclusive. That's right folks, if you don't buy Microsofts new game console, you can't play it. That's about all we'll here about that...
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: Arena 9 -
File: Arena 9Author: Cave_DemonScreenshots: Screenshot 1
, Screenshot 2Description: Do you remember Arena 13? Sure you do... This is a small sabers level with some jump-pads and traps. Try it so you'll see...
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: Underground Hideout -
File: Underground HideoutAuthor: Jim14Screenshots: Screenshot 1
, Screenshot 2Description: This is a medium-sized level with a saber pit and some sniping spots and other cool stuff like a flushing toilet. There is a bug worth mentioning, and that is that some mods don't work with this level. :(
Oct. 14, 2000
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: Prince Stream v1.1 -
File: Prince Stream v1.1Author: Prince_OxIdE_Screenshots: Screenshot 1
, Screenshot 2Description: This is an update to the original Prince Stream. New features include a running waterfall, more wavs, four more concs, plus loads more ammo for concs. If you
like guns then this is the exact level for you! I've played it with lots of friends and they love it so try it out people and let me know what you think!
Version 0.3 of Mat 16 Released -
, the webmaster of Jedi Dreams
, sends word regarding the new version of the infamous program, Mat 16. The new features include:
Image size checking and auto-resize to nearest power of 2
CMP loading for 8-bit mats
Added clipboard functions (copy, paste)
The new version can also covert the following formats:
8, 16, or 24-bit bitmaps to 16-bit mats
8-bit mat to 16-Bit mat
16-bit mat to 15, 16, or 24-bit bitmap
8-bit mat to 8-Bit bitmap
Alrighty, be sure to head on over to Jedi Dreams
and download this great program.
Rbots 0.21 Released -
version 0.21 has been released! If you don't know what Rbots are, you really, really need to go visit the site and read about them. Here's the short version.
Rbots is a project to create a 'bot' for Jedi Knight. A bot is a computer controlled player for multiplayer games. It should react and play just like a human player - it has health, shields, limited ammo & weapons and when it dies it will 'respawn' to allow the game to continue. Multiple bots will battle amongst themselves as well as any number of human players.
You can find all the fixes and changes on the Rbots page
. Big thanks to the folks in the chat room
for tipping me off.
Rbots Development Kit -
Argh, whilst visiting the Rbots page getting all excited about the new release, I almost missed the fact that Raynar has released the development kit for Rbots. This allows you (level authors) to put Rbots in your levels. A tutorial is forthcoming...
Aurra Sing Now in Stores -
Jedi Bubba Fatt
of Jedi Nights
reports that the new Star Wars novel, Aurra Sing - Dawn of the Bounty Hunter
, is now in a bookstore near you. For the full story and a review by TheForce.Net
, click here
New Jedi Knight Mod: diG -
File: diGAuthor: klutzyScreenshots: Screenshot 1
, Screenshot 2Description: This is a multiplayer mod designed for gunners. It includes cogs to make weapons fire faster, and force powers are cheaper. Also included are Speed Boots which last forever and replace the Field Light. Mana regenerates faster, and there are 13 new skins.
Oct. 15, 2000
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: Actor's Oasis -
File: Actor's OasisAuthor: Cave_DemonScreenshots: Screenshot 1
, Screenshot 2Description: This is modified from Canyon Oasis. Here are some new buildings, traps and switches that, when activated, will make some actor appear. There are also some traps and new skins...
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: Saber Arena -
File: Saber ArenaAuthor: Goku_585Screenshots: Screenshot 1
, Screenshot 2Description: This is a small level made for about 3 people. It is dark, so it is perfect for sabers and weak guns. It also has breaking glass.
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: Imperial Training Facility -
File: Imperial Training FacilityAuthor: SpudRatScreenshots: Screenshot 1
, Screenshot 2Description: An interesting medium-sized level for guns or sabers.
It's my first, but it isn't all that bad. It includes
skydiving, bunker defense, a hanger, gunners area, catwalk/sniper area, and a groovy anti-gravity
tunnel of no escape.
Oct. 16, 2000
I'm in the process of moving (yet again), so I won't be around much. I don't know how long it will take to get my phone hooked up (and thus, internet access), so don't be alarmed if I'm not around for a few days.
Level Contest Reminder - Keep working! I've literally seen some of the best looking screenshots for JK ever over on the showcase forum. It looks like this will be the best level pack so far.
Shaw Pulled Off of Obi-Wan Project -
We all heard the sad news earlier that Obi-Wan's release was pushed back to Q1 2001, but what we didn't hear was that Stephen Shaw was asked to step down as project leader as well. The wording in the following quote strikes me as a bit sensationalistic, but if TheForce.net
is confident enough to post it, so are we:
There was a recent announcement from LucasArts Entertainment that their Obi-Wan project has fallen out of the year's release schedule. Rumor has it the project leader on the thing for the last 3 years was one Stephen Shaw, who previously headed up the Mysteries of the Sith project. At Lucas Arts, project leaders are the producer & lead designer and overall dictators over their projects.
What the announcement failed to mention was management is pulling Shaw off the project and behind the decision was a classic "palace coup" with the entire team, sparked by the current lead programmer (the 4th or 5th on the project thus far). Shaw was on vacation when the decision was made, and he was even asked to delay his return for another week while management sorted things out with the team. Eventually the decision was to remove him from the project and admit to the inevitable delay.
Apparently Shaw is now working on some sort of "special projects team," which everybody knows is essentially one foot out the door.
Who now helms the project is still unclear, but one thing that is
certain is that it'll be just that much longer before we ever get our grubby hands on the game. A zillion thanks go to Chewbubba
for the scoop.
Oct. 17, 2000
New JK MP COGs: Showdown Pack -
So that Showdown may prosper... now available for download
are the COG scripts and associated files, created by Arby
, for the JK Showdown Mod, originally conceived by Jepman
for brilliant one-on-one, hand-to-hand combat. These scripts make it possible to truly lend a new gaming experience to Jedi Knight. The COG creators have now set the stage for the ambitious among us to step forward and create third-party Showdown levels for themselves. Please read the accompanying Cog_Info.txt file for a complete description of all the pack's contents.
New MotS SP Review: A Jedi's Quest: Part 1 -
New JK/MotS 3do: mechpk1.zip -
Download: mechpk1.zipAuthor: Blue_BotView: ScreenshotDescription: 6 custom mechs are included in this pack: the Owens, Strider, Catapult, Vulture, Cauldrenborn, and last be not least, the Timber Wolf.
New JK/MotS 3do: aq_anim.zip -
Download: aq_anim.zipAuthor: GuNbOyView: ScreenshotDescription: This is a 3DO pack consisting of 2 3dos (a shark and a trout), .AI, .pup and some .keys I whipped up for them.
Oct. 18, 2000
New Tutorial: Advanced Lighting 3 -
In Advanced Lighting 3
shows you cleaving and light placement techniques to make your level shine.
New Jedi Knight Mod: Highlander TC -
File: Highlander TCAuthor: MerdockScreenshots: Screenshot 1
, Screenshot 2Description: This is a mod which is based on the popular Highlander movies and TV series. It replaces the sabre with the sword of Connor MacLeod (his katana). It also has several other surprises.
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: The Dreadnaught Base -
File: The Dreadnaught BaseAuthor: NRSF_DashScreenshots: Screenshot 1
, Screenshot 2Description: Nice big levels with hallways to run through and hide, a hangar bay where you fight under a gigantic AT-AT, a cantina with your favorite theme, bedrooms, secret halls, weapon storage rooms... what more could you
want!!! Check it out for more. Enjoy!
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: Sith Coliseum -
File: Sith ColiseumAuthor: Boba_Fett687Screenshots: Screenshot 1
, Screenshot 2Description: This is a total sabers level in the same way BGJ is. It is set in a Sith Temple on a distant world. It is based on the Roman Coliseum, but with some twists to it. This is my 3rd level and I tried new architectural styles I hope you enjoy the fast-paced fighting and the level designs.
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: Cerberus -
File: CerberusAuthor: MasqScreenshots: Screenshot 1
, Screenshot 2Description: Black and White Deathmatch Arena Intended for 2-16 players with intense 3-dimensional action using only small arms (no rail or conc).
New Review & Levels -
In case you missed the news yesterday, The Admiral's Command Chamber
has updated with a new review and two new levels for your playing enjoyment. Several new and updated featured levels are close to being posted, so be sure to drop by the site
frequently to stay up to date.
Oct. 19, 2000
New SP Cog: AI Behind You -
sent in his SP cog, AI Behind You
, which creates an enemy at a ghost position and optionally plays a sound when the player crosses an adjoin.
Mat Spotlight & 16 Bit Mats -
I would like to apologize to everyone that has been looking for the Mat Spotlight and hasn't seen it for a couple of weeks. I have been busy the last few weeks and haven't had time to get on the computer. Anyway, the Mat Spotlight now shines upon Tee
's great looking 15stonefloor
mat. If you like this, then download it
I would also like to announce that we are accepting 16 bit mats. If you send in a 16 bit mat we would like to have a regular 256 color mat in the zip file as well, but it is not required. Also, if you do send in a 16 bit mat, please note that in the email and also note if you included a regular mat. So, start sending those mats to email@example.com
Oct. 20, 2000
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: Smuggler Transfer Point -
File: Smuggler Transfer PointAuthor: Matthew WalshScreenshots: Screenshot 1
, Screenshot 2Description: This is a small level best suited for 2-4 people. It has a cargo bay, landing bay, canyon outlook, and a bar. It is my first submitted level.
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: Temple of Sorrow -
File: Temple of SorrowAuthor: AzraelScreenshots: Screenshot 1
, Screenshot 2Description: This is set on a remote planet, far from the Outer Rim. Its once sacred tombs are cracked with erosion, and the walls seem to bear mute witness, to
an age long since dead.... their testimony carved in stone. This is a fast-paced, Saber Multiplayer level, set in an Old World Temple scene.
I smell DCM -
Rumor has it Al MacDonald has added two new strips to his Diary of a Crazed Mimbanite
. Go check out strips 65 and 66 - which are hilariously funny, as we've come to expect from Al. Thanks to Jim "Cocoa Puff" Doherty
for letting us know before anyone else. *grin*
Obi-Wan Network Updates -
sent word that the Obi-Wan Network
has updated with a new design and content. They're looking good, so be sure to take a look.
Catwalks Tutorial Download Fixed -
The catwalks tutorial download has been fixed. Thanks to Fury for letting us know. The link to the Code-Alliance in the tutorial was also fixed (never know what you'll find when you go looking through old tutorials, heh).
New Tutorial @ Millennium -
, one of our hosted sites, has completed writing a new tutorial
that teaches you how to make a trip wire mine, which is a mine equipped with a laser that triggers the explosion when crossed. Interested? Head on over to Millennium
Oct. 21, 2000
RoX lives! -
Yep, you read right. The Rites of Xanthus
are still going and are sort of restarting after a vacation. The site has a new design too, so be sure to check it out.
New Jedi Knight Mod: Looney Tunes Skinpack -
File: Looney Tunes SkinpackAuthor: LikWidScreenshots: Screenshot 1
, Screenshot 2Description: A skin pack of Looney Tunes characters containing twelve skins with a new model for each and all new mats. In gob format, ready to use in Patch Commander or with -path.
Tutorials Page Partly Down -
Well, due to a very unfortunate, and unnoticed until now, file upload error, the tutorials page is currently incomplete. I'm going to have to rebuild it. It could use reorganizing anyway...but...*sigh*. Until it's done, you can access the tutorials in primitive form here
Tutorials Page Restored -
How's that for turnaround time? The Tutorials Page
is now available again for public consumption.
Three More DCM Strips -
Al must be really cracking at the drawing board these days, for he has released DCM strip numbers 67
, and 69
- all in the span of a few days. These ones are particularly excellent, so head on over and check 'em out.
Oct. 22, 2000
"Jedi Knight still stands as the best planet side Star Wars game ever" -
It seems that my previous post has somehow disappeared. Anyway, over at pc.ign.com
there is an article about Jedi Knight
. Here's a clip:
Also, no other first person shooter has come close to Jedi Knight's dizzying sense of scale and its vast levels. Unlike dungeon-based engines like Quake and Unreal, Jedi Knight goes on and on in all different directions. Even better, there is a thrilling rush of vertigo when you look down the side of a building or into a chasm. Even though you can always reload if you fall, you'll feel a strangely tangible sense of dread when you're working your way across a precarious set of beams or a narrow ledge on a cliff. I think Jedi Knight put something in my drink, because I don't get this way playing other first person shooters.
Boss Key for Jedi Knight? -
A boss key for Jedi Knight? Millennium
has made just that. Here's Hideki's colorful description of this contraption.
Do you like to play JK while doing homework, while at work or at school? Don't like teachers or bosses coming at you? Do not fear anymore as this Boss Key will solve it! Once pressed, it will ask you to exit or not, press again and you will instantly go back to your desktop! And it even autosaves your single player mission! Just keep Word opened in the background and your boss won't know!
Interested? Click here
for the page to the download.
New MotS Multiplayer Level: Temple -
File: TempleAuthor: Pat CliftonScreenshots: Screenshot 1
, Screenshot 2Description: This is a level of an ancient Sith Temple. It's a small 2-4 player multiplayer level with
weapons and lots of Force boosts. It's pretty much good for any type of game and
is large enough to have a good fight.
New Jedi Knight Mod: Stone Oasis Level Skin -
File: Stone Oasis Level SkinAuthor: LobeznoScreenshots: Screenshot 1
, Screenshot 2Description: This is a level skin using 16-bit mats which changes the appearance of the Canyon
Oasis MP level. Looks a bit like a castle. Check it out, and as always, let me
know what you think.
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: ShooTemKiLLeM -
File: ShooTemKiLLeMAuthor: Alan "frae7" YoungScreenshots: Screenshot 1
, Screenshot 2Description: This level was made with one purpose, to make a good 1-on-1 level. All weapons can be
found in here. Ramps, Water, Sniping Spots, Boxes, and Tunnels bring more excitement
to this already tight level. Enjoy!
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: WhimSicAL -
File: WhimSicALAuthor: Alan "frae7" YoungScreenshots: Screenshot 1
, Screenshot 2Description: This level was a level that I just went with, so to say: I just opened JED and started from
scratch. There is really nothing special here, just a tight place to kill some gamers! There are a few secrets and one "Evil-ly Placed" Armor. The one thing I like about this level is its small enough for 1 on 1's and big enough for 3-4 people.
This is a good gunning level as well as for sabers! Enjoy!
New MotS Single Player Level: Stormtrooper: Vengeance -
File: Stormtrooper: VengeanceAuthor: Michael Chastant (MikeC)Screenshots: Screenshot 1
, Screenshot 2Description: Take part in a raid to punish Rebel supporters. A full background story and walkthrough are
included with the level (which has been in production on and off for 10 months). You can
find out about my levels in production at my web page:
Note: This level is not recommended for anyone with a slower computer or without
a 3d card because you will experience bad framerate in a couple of areas.
Oct. 23, 2000
Obi-Wan: All Shook Up -
Adm. Canuck of Obi-Wan Network
posted this today about Obi-Wan:
My source in LEC has informed me that the news of Shaw leaving the Obi-Wan project to be true. He also mentioned of the glyph system to be removed and more action shall be placed in the game. More like JK saber combat. On a final note, it could be that Obi-Wan may be pushed back further and redesigned for PS2 or XBox, but that is unconfirmed. Looks like Obi-Wan is still deep in hot water.
*sigh* Will Obi-Wan ever set a steady course?
Oct. 24, 2000
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: The Octogon -
File: The OctogonAuthor: SiCe_JaiKaimanScreenshots: Screenshot 1
, Screenshot 2Description: This is a medium-sized level based around an old mining station on Tatooine. Fast and furious multiplayer action awaits as you strive to become the last man standing. With lots of high points and some excellent sniper points, this level is ideal for 3 - 4 players.
Jedi Dreams Updates -
has released a new tutorial which teaches you how to export 3do's in 3do Studio Max with their very own 3doExport Script. Visit Jedi Dreams
for the full low-down.
Oct. 26, 2000
New Jedi Knight 3do: madaventors_trees.zip -
Download: madaventors_trees.zipAuthor: MaDaVentorView: ScreenshotDescription: This is a pack of 10 tree 3dos for use in your JK levels. There are five tree variations, with two different heights. The variations include:
- A tree stump (stump_tree)
- A tree with no leaves (empty_tree)
- A tree with dead leaves (dying_tree)
- A tree with some lush green leaves (semifull_tree)
- A tree with lots of lush green leaves (full_tree)
Well, I haven't had much time to update Massassi lately due to numerous behind-the-scenes issues. In case you haven't heard, we're moving to a new server soon (well, in a month or two). I've been busy learning how to administer the thing (talk about a pain).
As some of you may know, I used to be a pretty avid perl programmer, although I've since moved to PHP. However, when I was into perl, I programmed and released a freeware free-for-all links script that runs on your web server. You can see an example of it if you click here
. Anyway, I've updated the links script to version 1.2. If you would like to download and install it on your server, feel free to visit Script Central
and download it. Please note that I don't provide tech support on this script. If you haven't ever installed a perl (or CGI) script, you may have problems, but if you have
, it will be pretty easy.
Oct. 27, 2000
Rock the Vote -
Here's your chance to participate in a little election of your own: LucasArts
has updated the opinion poll on its homepage with the following question: "Which of these is your favorite Star Wars PC Game(s)?"
As it stands, the X-Wing Series is leading the poll, with Jedi Knight a close second. Alright, you guys know what to do. That's right, vote for Phantom Menace, easily the single most brilliant game on the planet. Riiiiiight. Many thanks to Rogue Leader
, our ever-vigilant and frequent forum
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: KAB'S Bar -
File: KAB'S BarAuthor: TrunksScreenshots: Screenshot 1
, Screenshot 2Description: A small level with a manager's room and a bar at the front and a small secret. This is my first level and I'm proud of it.
Escape From Monkey Island: Gold -
is reporting that Lucasarts' adventure game, Escape From Monkey Island, has gone gold. This means the game is finished, and has been sent off to the presses. Usually it takes a week or two before "gold" games show up in stores.
Rbots Tutorial -
has posted a new tutorial
that demonstrates how to add Rbots to your own level. It's fairly lengthy, but it's really not that difficult. Along with the tutorial comes a new SDK, so please head on over to Rbots
to download it.
Contest Update -
Just a reminder: The level contest
ends on November 10th, so be sure to have your contest level in by then. So far I have quite a few VERY good levels. It looks like this is going to be the best (and maybe biggest?) level pack yet! From what I've seen on the showcase forum, there are many more very impressive levels that I'd really like to see submitted.
Oct. 28, 2000
As you may or may not have heard, we have been having problems with the forums. Last night, the UBB started deleting threads and users, so we took them down. I then installed a new set of forums on this server (the old forums are not on this server). Unfortunately, due to the fact that our server is slower than a 98 year old grandma, we had to take them down. Right now I'm in the process of repairing the old forums, which we will use until we get our new server installed (1-2 months). At that time, we will move back to the new style forums.
Forums Back Up -
Everyone cross your fingers as you click:
Any users that lost their registration due to the problems, it should let you re-register. If not, email me.
Force Commander: Is it really that bad? -
SharkyGames added a "10 worst games of 2000" article, and guess what, Force Commander was one of them. Want to read more? Click here
Oct. 29, 2000
JK Rbots in Development? -
Whilst doing my news rounds, I came across an interesting news item at our very own hosted site, Rbots
. Quoth the Raynar:
The JK version of Rbots is now at the top of my priority list. Already the majority of the code is working under the JK engine. Now it's only working out a realistic method of setting the weapon models. I'll keep you guys up to date with the progress...
Be sure to visit the Rbots Forum
and comment on Raynar's newfound love for humanity.
New Jedi Knight Single Player Level: The Bar -
File: The BarAuthor: Keith BengsScreenshots: Screenshot 1
, Screenshot 2Description: This is a medium-sized level based on Barons Hed. You are escaping from Jerec's troops, whom after his death, are after you. Your ship is at the hangar, and the battle will be deadly.
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: Super Sport Level Pack -
File: Super Sport Level PackAuthor: Boba_Fett687Screenshots: Screenshot 1
, Screenshot 2Description: These are five of my levels put into a pack. Three of these levels are the SS version of their original release; they are cleaned-up and offer much better gameplay. One is Jedi Coliseum (original name Sith Coliseum) since no one liked it for all the light that was in it, and one all-new never-before-released level, Death Star. These are great fast action, large- to medium-sized levels. Enjoy the great game play they offer up. Plus there are more secrets if you can find them...
Rbots Tutorial Correction -
When the news was posted a few days ago about the Rbots tutorial, it had the wrong URL. Here
's the correct link. So, get started on your Rbot levels!
Jedi Mech -
This one is several days past due. Jedi Mech
, a JK mech mod, has got their site up and running. They have screenshots and info, so head on over and take a look!
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: Temple of the Dragon -
File: Temple of the DragonAuthor: Nail_ZteamScreenshots: Screenshot 1
, Screenshot 2Description: This is a small temple for saber-only fighting. Its meant for 2 players, but could fit 4 at a squeeze. Watch out for the lava: as in real life, close contact with it means, in all but very few cases, death.
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: Haunted House -
File: Haunted HouseAuthor: timebombScreenshots: Screenshot 1
, Screenshot 2Description: This is a small saber multiplayer level set in an old spooky house. It's my first released level.
Oct. 30, 2000
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level Review: Centrifuge -
Oct. 31, 2000
New Jedi Knight Mod: CIA Mod 1.0 -
File: CIA Mod 1.0Author: WillowScreenshots: Screenshot 1
, Screenshot 2Description: This is a realistic modification to Jedi Knight. By realistic I mean one-shot kills. This mod was made so that you can play as if you are CIA agents fighting
against each other. You can pick up weapons like machine guns and booster rockets, and even a grappling hook! Just watch out: the booster rocket and grappling hook can kill you by hitting yourself against the wall. This is my first mod so don't criticise it too
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: FaLLeN_GuNYarD -
File: FaLLeN_GuNYarDAuthor: Alan Young (frae7)Screenshots: Screenshot 1
, Screenshot 2Description: Great NF GuNz level, excellent sniping areas, cool water effects, nice lighting, and one area particularly adds new meaning to dropping plates. Enjoy! P.S. No drowning!
Chat Update -
Due to the considerable popularity of Tanks
, a game for mIRC, we have updated our chat pages
with more information. You can now find a newbie tutorial
that talks about the basics of IRC, as well as a Tanks tutorial
that will quickly get you up to speed on this FREE IRC game. Note: In order to use Tanks, you must be using mIRC
to connect to the chat, not our chat applet. Big thanks to OsIrIs
, one of our chat operators, for writing the tutorials.
Nov. 1, 2000
"Purgatory" Removed -
Earlier I had to remove "Purgatory," a JK MP level I posted yesterday, from our server. The author chose to include an image among the various custom mats that violated the End User License Agreement LucasArts sets forth in the creation and distribution of custom JK levels. From what I could see, a lot of work was put into this level, and several of you out there were really looking forward to its release, so it's with much regret that this had to be done. For anyone else that may be out there contemplating something similar to this, please observe the EULA. We do.