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March 2, 2001

LEC, Ensemble Studios Announce New Battleground RTS - Kedri @ 10:07 AM
LucasArts announced recently they'd be teaming up with Ensemble Studios to create another Real-Time Strategy game titled Star Wars Battleground (official press release). If you'll recall, Ensemble are the guys behind the Age of Empires series of strategy games, so you know good things are going to be coming out of this partnership. Let's all cross our fingers. Thanks go to Matt_M for spotting the story and posting on our discussion board.

Update: I just found this Q&A posted over at Stomped with Bruce Shelly, Ensemble's head game designer who'll be involved in the development of Battleground. It's rather terse, but hey, it's a start...

March 3, 2001

Star Wars Galaxies FAQ Updated - Kedri @ 2:14 PM
The Frequently Asked Questions page for Star Wars Galaxies, the upcoming multiplayer online RPG being developed by Verant, was updated yesterday, addressing some critical questions about continuity between the game and the films, and why you won't find any Sith Lords running around online. If you haven't seen the page in a while, they've really added a bunch of info on there. If MMORPGs tickle your fancy, be sure to check it out.

March 5, 2001

It Has Begun... - Brian @ 1:06 PM
I just got the initial login for the new server. Hopefully all the files and the domains will be transferred by the end of this coming weekend. I would like to thank Digital at Recon Gamer.
Staff, Hosted & Other @massassi.NET Addresses - Brian @ 2:29 PM
All staff members should email me from a valid email address I can reply to. At that point, I will email you guys your FTP logins and passwords. All hosted site owners should do the same.

If you're not on the staff, and don't have a hosted site here, but DO have (or have had) an @massassi.NET email address, please email me so I can give you your new logins. Please Note: This does NOT apply to people that use the free, web-based @massassi.COM email addresses. Those should not be affected by this move.

March 6, 2001

Have Lightsaber, Will Update - blujay @ 8:00 PM
Yes, MikeC's done it again, with more updates to Have Lightsaber, Will Travel. He's added a modified LEC enemy, and posted a slight update for his Klaatu pack that he posted last time.
TPMTC Updates - blujay @ 8:03 PM
The Phantom Menace Total Conversion has updated their site with a new video of a multiplayer game that looks interesting, so head on over and check it out.

March 8, 2001

This Page - Brian @ 10:27 AM
If you can read this page, it means your DNS transfer has already gone through. I am aware of the multitude of problems on the site, and rest assured I am working as fast as I can to take care of them. Don't worry, it's nothing serious. Most of them are just problems that pop up when you switch server operating systems.
Editor's Corner - Brian @ 11:33 AM
The Editor's Corner is now functioning properly, so members can now upload images and add text entries. Other areas of the site will be up and running soon.

March 9, 2001

3do Section Up - Brian @ 12:13 AM
After a long period of downtime, the 3do section has been brought back up. If you have any problems with it, let me know.
Mats Section Up - Brian @ 12:25 AM
The mats section should be working now, too. Any problems, feel free to let me know.
Reviews Section Up - Brian @ 12:28 AM
The reviews section is up. I'll get the review administration information to blujay soon, so all you reviewers can get back to work.
Screenshot of the Day Archives Up - Brian @ 2:26 AM
The SotD archives are now working. Just so you know, it's a real pain converting everything from a Unix/Linux server (as we've been doing for almost 3 years now) to a Windows server. Everything is supposed to work the same, but in reality, it doesn't. Anyway, I think the SotD archives are great, they really show off some great work, so have a look.
Levels Working - Brian @ 2:27 AM
The levels section should be working properly now. I think I have tested everything and verified that the downloads are working, but if you find a problem, please let me know.
Etc. - Brian @ 2:31 AM
Okay, most of the site is up and running, but some areas are still problematic. So far the old news, forums, and links still aren't up. I have to wait until my DNS switches to fix the forums, and the old news and links sections are just a matter of finding some time.

Level/Mod Authors: Please feel free to follow the submission instructions and begin submitting your work again. We probably won't be in full operation until this weekend, but the sooner you email your stuff in, the sooner we can post it.
Level Authors! - Brian @ 3:00 AM
If you have previously submitted a level that did not get posted, please do not resend it. I am in the process of downloading the old levels account, and I have over 133 submissions coming in. If your level isn't posted within the next 2 weeks, then feel free to resend it. It will take us at least that long to process this many levels. Thanks again for your cooperation.

March 10, 2001

New Jedi Knight Mod: Freakish Kyle & Rodian - Brian @ 12:41 AM
File: Freakish Kyle & Rodian
Author: ugly_genius
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: A mod that makes the Kyle skin a freak with a rodian head and other abnormalties. Also makes enemy Rodians R2 units.
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: Jedi Rampage Arena - Brian @ 12:51 AM
File: Jedi Rampage Arena
Author: Vegman
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: This is a small close quarters Jedi Deathmatch level. It was made for a max of 4 players. This is my first level. There is a small round room on one side that is completely magsealed except for the doorway.
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: Raptor's Clan Level Pack - The Planet - Brian @ 12:53 AM
File: Raptor's Clan Level Pack - The Planet
Author: ObiKenobi_1/BoccaFricio
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: This is a REALLY HUGE level, intended for big groups of players. However, it can be played even by small groups since the areas are not so huge.
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: JK Paintball - Brian @ 12:55 AM
File: JK Paintball
Author: Justin Reber
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: A medium sized paintball field for Jedi Knight. Weapons include: Bryar Pistol, Bowcaster, Stormtrooper Rifle and Repeater.
JKMAG Updates - Hebedee @ 2:58 PM
ReAcTor sends word that JKMAG has been updated - the first for a very long time. Heres what he has to say.
I am excited to announce that JKMAG or The Jedi Knight Multiplayer Add-on Group has been updated for the first time since July of 2000. We have started to update the news on a regular basis, we have created a section for a new place for gamers to play Jedi Knight and/or Mysteries of the Sith, called #JediKnight, our forum is beginning to become active once more and there are some exciting projects that we will be announcing when the time is right. JKMAG has been serving the Jedi Knight/Mysteries of the Sith community since 1998 and we are excited about doing so again. We have brought some of the best addons of all time to the community, such as The Big Fluffy Packs, The Manowar Mods, The UGP and USP Level Packs and many more. You can plan to see us bring even more great addons in the near future. Make sure you all check out JKMAG on a regular basis for now on, you won't regret it. Thanks, ReAcToR JKMAG -
I imagine that, basing on their former stuff, JKMAG will be coming out with some great stuff. Go check it out.

March 11, 2001

Rbots Up and Running - Brian @ 4:44 PM
Rbots is back up, and Raynar's got some information on when to expect the next release of this awesome mod...
Have Lightsaber, Will Travel - Brian @ 4:45 PM
Have Lightsaber, Will Travel is back up, and MikeC has posted some new level ideas.
Forums Up... - Brian @ 5:17 PM
The forums are now up and running. Thanks for your continued patience...

March 12, 2001

Database Problems - Brian @ 5:02 PM
You may have noticed some database connection problems throughout the site. We have been working on this problem, and we think it's been solved. However, if it pops up again, rest assured we will continue trouble-shooting.
Massassi Winamp Skin - Brian @ 5:04 PM
Check out our miscellaneous downloads for a new Massassi Winamp skin created by Wolfy, the owner of Elyas's Domain.
New Reviews @ OuterRim Network - Brian @ 11:41 AM
The OuterRim Network has 2 reviews. The latest is of Raptor's Clan Level Pack - The Planet, and an earlier one covers Rbots.

March 13, 2001

New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: Heaven's Arena - Kedri @ 7:27 AM
File: Heaven's Arena
Author: RaDiCe_
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: Heaven's Arena is a small saber level. Designed for 2-4 people, it is compatible with Full Force, but it's not advised. This level takes place on a sky station type deathmatch arena. Word of advice: don't fall...
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: Dethmatch II: Valley of the Jedi - Kedri @ 7:31 AM
File: Dethmatch II: Valley of the Jedi
Author: DSettahr
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: This level mixes together Imperial architecture with the architecture from the Valley of the Jedi. It is a somewhat large level that is easily big enough to handle large groups of players, and not be crowded. There isn't much complex architecture, so framerate shouldn't suffer any drops in any areas. The level also contains one challenge: getting across a damaged catwalk to a control room. It isn't that hard with force, but without it, almost impossible. Once across, players are rewarded with powerups, and several cameras allowing them to search the level for other players.
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: Spaceport - Kedri @ 7:36 AM
File: Spaceport
Author: EAH_Psych0_MaN
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: Spaceport is a kind of small or medium size level that takes place on the planet of Altyr 6. After long hours of cruising through space, pilots can dock and have a drink at the cantina, kill some people, or just get some rest in the hotel.
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: Imperial Outpost - Kedri @ 7:41 AM
File: Imperial Outpost
Author: Al Worrall
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: This is the first level I've released. It is a small Imperial outpost on a remote planet. The level itself is small, meant for up to three people. It has a Cantina, a water cavern, a main hangar, a generator room and a weapons room. The force field is worked by a switch in the main hangar.
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: JMoA Arena - Kedri @ 8:01 AM
File: JMoA Arena
Author: Gilneas
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: JMoA Arena consists of four main rooms, intended for Sabers NF. It is also for killing fun so I hope you enjoy it. Yes, this is my first level.
Apocalyptic Editors Group Web Site Opens - blujay @ 11:13 AM
DragonPhinn sent word that the Apocalyptic Editors Group Web Site has opened. The site has information on their current projects, and a "starter set" for editors to use.

March 16, 2001

Jedi Knight Fight Club Opens - blujay @ 5:57 PM
The Jedi Knight Fight Club has opened its doors with Jedi Knight news, and more is to come. Currently only the Italian version of the site is online, but the English version is in the works.
Screen of the Day - blujay @ 5:58 PM
Currently I'm unable to update the SotD as we still have a few things to work out from the server move. Hopefully it will be back soon.
New Jedi Knight Mod: Insanity - Kedri @ 7:10 PM
File: Insanity
Author: ID_MaverickJay
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: This is a weapons mod for Jedi Knight that will arguably change EVERY gun. Some new guns and features include: the Auto Pistol, Blaster Shotgun, MP5, AK-53, and Jet Pack. This is the first weapon mod in a set of three: look for version 2 of InSaNity called SWAT Legacy which will have all SWAT and Counter Terrorism Weapons!
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: Squared Circle - Kedri @ 7:15 PM
File: Squared Circle
Author: FTP_neo
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: This level is for training or deathmatch. There is one secret room with many weapons, so try to find it! Hope you all enjoy my level.
New Jedi Knight Mod: AcidBurn Conversion v2 - Kedri @ 7:22 PM
File: AcidBurn Conversion v2
Author: AcidBurn & Vindicare
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: The AcidBurn Coversion v2: new single player skin to replace Kyle as well as 8 new skins to choose from in multiplayer, including Acid Burn, Vindicare, ViRuS and Storm. In addition, there are 3 new sabers to select from as well as a new title screen BM.
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: The Dralloc Arena - Kedri @ 7:29 PM
File: The Dralloc Arena
Author: BeefCaike
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: This is a fairly large multiplayer level in the setting of a futuristic/medieval battle arena. It features beautiful atmospheres, exciting gameplay, and hidden secrets that can be located by solving the arena's riddles! With capability of handling up to 20 people in a single game, and beautiful 16-bit graphics, this is surely one to remember! Note: high-end computers with 3D acceleration are recommended.
Database Downtime - Brian @ 4:47 AM
Our database will be down probably most of today for some trouble-shooting. This means that most of our site won't be funtioning properly. This includes levels, 3dos, mats, EC, reviews, and probably other sections that I haven't remembered. The forums will still be up. I apologize for any inconvenience, but this is necessary to ensure future stability.

March 17, 2001

New Jedi Knight Single Player Level: Imperial Pumping Station - Brian @ 2:51 AM
File: Imperial Pumping Station
Author: Kiramin
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: You are Rebel Special Agent Corbit. You must infiltrate and destroy an Imperial Pumping Station in order to deprive an Imperial Stronghold of its water supply. Unless you succeed at your mission, the Stronghold will be able to hold out against the Rebel siege long enough for Imperial reinforcements to arrive. Meet your Commander in-game for the mission briefing...
Star Wars Gaming Survey - Brian @ 3:37 AM
Brandon pointed out on the forums that LEC is conducting an online gaming survey. I strongly urge everyone to go fill out this survey once to make sure your opinions are heard. I also urge you to vote for continuations of the Dark Forces series, or at least first person shooters, but hey, I may be biased. Thoughts on the survey? Post them here.
Announcing - CTF Contest Deadline - Archimedes @ 6:11 AM
On behalf of the staff, I apologize for the delay of this announcement. You may now submit your contest entries to Please follow the exact same instructions for submitting a normal level. The deadline for submissions will be set to Wednesday, March 21. This means you have a few more days to give a few finishing touches and send your masterpiece in. I wish you all good luck!

March 18, 2001

Apocalyptic Editors Group Web Site Updates - Brandon @ 8:11 AM
According to DragonPhinn the Apocalyptic Editors Group Web Site has updated with an all new "Starter Set" and project updates. So head over there and check it out.
SavageX Returns - Brandon @ 8:32 AM
It seems that SavageX has settled down and is resuming work on his SS3 Mod. The next release will be Beta 9.0 because of the amount of changes since the last beta. Anyway, here are a few updates for Beta 9.0:
  • Removed the dead corpse effect due to collision problems.
  • Decreased the explosions for the RPG and M16 to balance gameplay.
  • Pipebombs are limited to only 5 bombs per detonation and pipe bombs are stronger than the RPG.
  • Players can retrieve thrown knifes.
  • Knife has new model. You can see both hands now and features better slash animations.
  • Glock pistol has new model. It resembles a standard glock 17 now.
  • New Weapon: Taser Rod. This stun gun that resembles a pipe ranch can zap anything that gets within range and can also be swung with the fire 2 button. I got the idea from a similar weapon from "lame duke" (lame duke is the unsupported early beta of Duke Nukem 3D).
  • Victory gesture: Players can now express themselves by making a body gesture and a victory cry (similar to Quake 3's gesture).
Check out the SS3 Website for more updates, screenshots and more.

March 19, 2001

Links Section - Brian @ 11:21 PM
The links section is now back online. Remember, we purged it about a month ago, so if you haven't added your site in quite a while, you should go make sure it's there.
Etc. - Brian @ 10:51 AM
I implemented some minor changes to the mats section and the Editor's Corner. For the mats, it's now a double column view which I think looks much better. Also when you view a screenshot it allows you to go back to the category you were viewing, rather than having to rely on your back button. For the Editor's Corner, I added a link to the archives. This is where you can get a complete list of everyone that's ever updated their corner.

I am planning some other major changes to the EC pretty soon. Now that we're on a decently fast server, I can implement some of the things I've been planning, such as auto-generating thumbnails, different viewing options, and basically just a nice upgrade.

March 20, 2001

Massassi Wars - The Massassi Menace - Brian @ 10:35 PM
Jedi Nights noted that the ever-creative folks over on the Command Chamber forums (namely CookedHaggis) have added the latest installment of the Massassi Wars. The new one is entitled The Massassi Menace.
Turmoil has engulfed the JK community. The placement of banner ads on hosted web sites is in dispute.

Hoping to resolve the matter with a blockade of deadly battleships, the greedy UGO Federation™ has stopped all shipping to the small planet of Sigma 51-A.

While the forums of the Community endlessly debates this alarming chain of events, Supreme Chancellor Bickhart has secretly dispatched two SP Editors, the guardians of peace, justice and sanity in the Community, to settle the conflict...
Massassi Chat Server Move - Brian @ 10:39 PM
Now that our current server is in some semblance of stability, we have officially moved the chat channel to The easiest way to join the fun is to click the chat link in the sidebar. If, however, you are familiar with IRC and would like to use your own IRC client to connect to our server, please use the following information:
Port: Default or 6667
Channel: #massassi
Any problems/concerns, please let me know.
Levels Section - Brian @ 7:21 AM
Big thanks to Hideki (of Millennium) for helping me get the levels search working again. Basically, the script that builds the index was completely jacked, so we had to reprogram parts of it. It's been so long since I've messed with perl... Anyway, the levels search should now be up to date (none of the new levels were included in the index).

Also a small upgrade to the levels section (suggested by Hideki) - you can now easily tell which page you are on when browsing.

Now that that's all settled, we can continue posting levels...
New Jedi Knight Mod: Green Devil's Saber Pack - Brian @ 7:55 AM
File: Green Devil's Saber Pack
Author: Green Devil
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: It contains about 35 new realistic sabers, including Spork sabers and some Sithsabers. I mean realistic as in they could actually be a saber in the movies or something. I'm just getting sick of sabers that are like lightning bolts or pokemon balls going up and down. I just believe the game is more fun when it looks more realistic. It also includes some new saber sounds.
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: Octogon Mines - The Escape - Brian @ 7:59 AM
File: Octogon Mines - The Escape
Author: SiCe_JaiKaiman
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: After escaping from the lower regions of the Octogon Mines, you must now escape to the surface. Your journey will not be an easy one. Others are also with you trying to find the only spacecraft remaining. The very future of the Alliance is in your hands - for you are the last of the Jedi...

Fast and furious this level is for up to six players; good for sabers and guns alike.
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: Sith Temple - Brian @ 8:02 AM
File: Sith Temple
Author: Turtlesteve
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: This level is a small 4-player level set inside a temple. Most of the rooms have multiple exits and you may find yourself dying before you know your enemy was attacking you. This can also be used to your advantage, as it is easy to switch back in the corridors and lose an opponent on your tail. The level is fast and furious, and contains all weapons.
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: RAiN PacK - Brian @ 8:04 AM
File: RAiN PacK
Author: RAiN FX
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: This is set of four MP Levels designed by myself and two former RAIN members. Three of them are mostly designed for guns. One of them is a re-make. Sorcerer's Tower you may recall; I have modified it with his permission and re-added it. 2 of the levels are identical with a sabers and guns version.
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: Base 2601 - Brian @ 8:09 AM
File: Base 2601
Author: Zk_deadwalkers & Berlick
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: A level that is set in a canyon; three buildings outside and a building that goes into a cliff. There is one secret. The level is meant for 2-4 players and I recommend using at least force level 3. It is for sabers and guns. I would like to thank Berlick for his help. He played a good role in the making of this level (he fixed everything I messed up and did stuff I didn't know how to do).
New MotS Multiplayer Level: Turmoil - Brian @ 8:12 AM
File: Turmoil
Author: Andrew Garner (GhostOfYoda)
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: This is a medium sized highly 3D level for 3 to 4 players. The main feature is a waterfall running into a whirlpool. There are plenty of cliffsides and caves making it an interesting game for sniping and gun matches. It is not that good for sabres as there is not much room to swing them!

March 21, 2001

Rbots Coming Soon... - Brian @ 2:47 AM
Raynar has posted news regarding the next release of Rbots on the Rbots site.
Command Chamber Updates - Brian @ 2:51 AM
The Admiral's Command Chamber is almost fully back online. Ryan has the reviews, featured levels, and screenshot of the week sections online. Left to do looks like their news srcipt and their levels archive. Be sure to stop by and check out the latest, which includes a feature on a new level called Liberating Cloud City.
Plugins Page - Brian @ 2:57 AM
I realized yesterday that when the Code Alliance moved, they changed where they keep their plugins, which in turn broke our link. Anyway, it's fixed, so if you were having problems getting to the plugins page, please try again.
Al MacDonald & DCM - Brian @ 3:50 AM has announced that Al MacDonald's Jedi Knight Skin site is back online (apparently he was having server access problems). With it, he brings two new episodes of Diary of a Crazed Mimbanite, his popular Star Wars parody comics. Al also posted word that he's working on a DCM skin pack!
Millennium - Brian @ 6:52 AM
Millennium, our hosted cog site, is back up and running. It's been only semi-functional due to CGI "issues" on our new server. You will be forarded to a temporary server until Hideki has time to make the site compatible.

March 23, 2001

New JK/MotS 3do: - Brandon @ 5:00 PM
Author: Brad
View: Screenshot
Description: This is an A Big Missle Launcher for Jedi Knight editors to use in their levels.
New JK/MotS 3do: - Brandon @ 5:13 PM
Author: Gilneas
View: Screenshot
Description: This file contains Imperial and Rebel sign 3dos. This is for BOTH JK and MOTS.
Mats/3dos - Brandon @ 5:19 PM
The mat and 3do scripts are up and running, so I'm able to post files. If you have any mats or 3dos that you would like to submit, just follow the submission instructions.
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: Harmony - Kedri @ 5:52 PM
File: Harmony
Author: Saber_FiCtIoN
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: This is a small multiplayer level set inside an experimental lab where the government is trying to combine nature with technology. They have put 25 humans into the lab to test life support... but it's not long until the natives get restless...
New Jedi Knight Single Player Level: The Prototype - Kedri @ 6:01 PM
File: The Prototype
Author: The Chimera
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: A small group of stormtrooper commandos are secretly dropped into a Reeyees ship in the lower stratosphere. The Reeyees are friends of the rebels and have stolen a new prototype of bomber. Command has given you an entire, detailed briefing on the mission. Drop in, destroy them, get out. But the commander of this ship is someone command could never have thought of, and will make this mission change your life forever...

This is the background to my upcoming trilogy of SP episodes, where you play a stromtrooper, meeting his destiny. At the start, other stormtroopers will aid you, but an unforeseen event changes all this. The first episode of the trilogy has 3 levels in it, introducing that first fateful mission.
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: VoX Battlefield - Kedri @ 6:06 PM
File: VoX Battlefield
Author: VoX_Grandeur
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: Great saber level featuring a low-g area at the top, and various other places to battle. An additional level containing Guns is also included.
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: JRT Oasis 2 - Kedri @ 6:12 PM
File: JRT Oasis 2
Author: JRT_ConvikT
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: This is the official level of the JRT. Hopefully a new Ji oasis, hehe... Well, I'm sure that will never happen, but I think this is a great addition to the long line of Oasis levels.
New MotS Multiplayer Level: Nova - Kedri @ 6:23 PM
File: Nova
Author: Berlick B'ja
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: A small death match level designed for quick game play. The level has several floors connected via a system of corridors and separated by a few doors. The level is based on a ship that I once designed for the Star Wars Role Playing Game.
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: Rising Shadows - Kedri @ 6:31 PM
File: Rising Shadows
Author: Jansen
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: A battleground filled with secrets and help to kill your opponents. Dark and gloomy surroundings make it an exciting and scary level.
Swoop's Spooky Return - blujay @ 11:42 PM
Well, it's coming. Soon, I hope. Intelligence is limited; we only have trickles of information coming in. But if you look in the right places, and do a bit of reading between the lines, you can learn a lot, such as that the new Swoop will let you race in Drazen Isle. Here're some links to get you started:

Showcase post with new screenshots of Drazen Swoop
Jedi Legacy, which has posted a news item about Swoop
Swoop Storyline, a must-read

Well, that's just about the extent of our knowledge at this time. Keep your eyes peeled and ears open, and let us know if you learn anything new.

Millennium Poll - Brian @ 5:20 AM
Millennium has a poll asking whether you have MotS. I'm assuming this is for Hideki's latest project, so be sure to stop by and vote.
Have Lightsaber, Will Travel Releases - Brian @ 5:21 AM
Have Lightsaber, Will Travel has released some goodies. First of all is an enemy pack (two versions actually, one for JK and one for MotS), and second is a rocket launcher 3do that he's been showing off on the showcase forum.
MotS Startup Cog Generator - blujay @ 3:04 PM
Sam sent word that he's made a startup cog generator for MotS. It's over at his Web site, Shadow Jedi Academy. It's a very, very cool generator, so be sure to check it out.
DoubleD's Deathstar - blujay @ 3:14 PM
DoubleD sent word that his site has a new name, and there is a new screenshot available, over at DoubleD's Deathstar.

March 24, 2001

LucasArts Star Wars Gaming Survey - blujay @ 12:50 AM
LucasArts has a Star Wars Gaming Survey up that they mentioned in their latest newsletter. So if you'd like to voice your opinion to them about what kinds of Star Wars games you'd like to see, especially for a Jedi Knight II/Dark Forces III, go have a look and fill out the survey. Thanks to Gelynx and VoodooExtreme for the news.
New Misc File: Dark Phoenix's Backpacks - blujay @ 1:16 AM
Author: Dark Phoenix
Description: A set of backpack powerups for use in SP or MP levels, Includes both 3dos and cogs. Each backpack contains various weapons, ammo, health, shields, and items. Includes these backpacks: demolitionist's, elite trooper's, commando's, Tusken's, Jedi's, medic's, and bounty hunter's. More information, including what is in each pack, can be found at
New Jedi Knight 3do: - Brandon @ 8:35 AM
Author: Val Langley
View: Screenshot
Description: This is a wall with a hole for shooting though and a fence for seeing through. The fence will guard you while the hole below it is in just the right height for your gun. I'll warn that I don't know how to make the fence part see-through in software mode, and I doubt there is a way, so prepare for software users to find it useless. It's good for defense, especially in a CTF level, for instance.
Serious Editing: Serious Sam! - Brian @ 9:38 AM
I am very pleased to announce the release of Serious Editing, a Massassi, if you will, for a new game called Serious Sam. The game is a first person shooter developed by a Croatian company named Croteam. I am very excited about this game, and this new site. If you would like more information, please check out this forum post as well as Serious Editing itself.

For those of you wondering, no, this is not the thing that's "coming" from this thread, but here is more information on that. Massassi turns 3 years old on the 27th of this month. When I started the site, I had no idea it would turn out like it did. I would like to thank all of you for visiting. I will post more interesting information on the 27th, but if you're interested, check out this page, which is our archive of the very first news post on this site (scroll all the way to the bottom). As you can see, we haven't strayed too far from our original purpose (just expanded upon it).
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: Macma RPG - Kedri @ 1:26 PM
File: Macma RPG
Author: BAH_Macmatoch
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: Complete with caves, flat lands full of enemy AI to fight, a prison, and much more. Two secrets to find. Prepare for the greatest adventure ever.
New MotS Multiplayer Level: GI Oasis - Kedri @ 1:32 PM
File: GI Oasis
Author: GI_Hal
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: Yep, it's another Oasis MOD. Now, if you're reading the description and haven't just skipped to the next item down on seeing 'Oasis' I'll assume you're interested. It's a doubled version of Oasis with a couple of additional routes between. There are three versions of the level included: A 'faithful' Oasis version, a full-MotS version and a No-Seeker version. You can either play it with two people and go hunting, trying to outsmart your opponent, or you can pack it with as many people as possible and run around like a maniac - the choice is yours! I found the large open area up top was even rather fun for sabers.
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: LEGION Temple - Kedri @ 1:36 PM
File: LEGION Temple
Author: William Hooper, a.k.a. LEGION_DARK
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: An old canyon on the planet Sulon that's the location for an old forgotten temple, now used as a meeting ground for the LEGION clan. This is my first released level.
New Jedi Knight Mod: Anti-Terrorist TC - Kedri @ 1:42 PM
File: Anti-Terrorist TC
Author: Chad
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: This patch modifies almost everything in the game and makes it feel and play like a whole new game. This mod lets you play the original 21 missions with all new enemies and weapons. The enemies are all transformed into terrorists complete with bullet-firing, full automatic weapons complete with realistic sounds new .KEYs and better AI. Your arsenal consists of: Double Hk USPs (replace fists; only for SP) Hk USP SD, Hk MP5A3, frag grenades, Colt M4 Carbine, Hk MP5 SD3, Hk MSG90 Sniper Rifle w/working scope, C4 plastic explosives, and the Hk 21E heavy machine gun (all complete with their own photorealistic textures).

The zip file contains two GOB files: one for the LEC single player levels and one for non-LEC single player levels and all Multiplayer levels. It also includes new counter-terrorism themed BMs and Cogs that make weapon powerups give you more ammo so you can unload on your enemies without having to worry about the limited ammo. This will give you a way to enjoy the original game once again but this time with a faster, more exciting feel. Leave a comment so I will know what you want to see in my next mod.
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: Japanese Bamboo Garden - Kedri @ 1:51 PM
File: Japanese Bamboo Garden
Author: moneyobie
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: Quiet Japanese garden, ammunition room, and pagoda for you and your friends to duke it out in. Should suit people who like to play both Guns and Sabers Only. A little too "cramped" for FF.
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: Laboratory VI: Achluophobia - Kedri @ 2:12 PM
File: Laboratory VI: Achluophobia
Author: Spiral
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: This is a multiplayer level set in a Laboratory that has been studying an alien organism. When the creatures break out, the scientists end up killing themselves to prevent their addition to the hive, and mutilation by their test subjects. (Notice: This level contains areas that might not be suitable for all audiences.)

March 25, 2001

Star Wars: Galaxies News - blujay @ 4:43 PM
  • Bothan Species Announced: The Star Wars: Galaxies site posted the seventh species to be in the game, Bothans. A thread was started on the Developer's Forum discussing why the Bothans look like they do, and was responded to by Haden Blackman, the content supervisor.
  • FAQ Updated: The FAQ was updated also.

Thanks to Jedi Nights, Voodoo Extreme, and Star Wars Vault.
Rbots v0.23 for MotS Released - Brandon @ 7:20 AM
Our hosted site, Rbots, has released version 0.23 of their mod for MotS. The JK version has been delayed because of some serious problems. Anyway, here are a few of the new features:
  • Two new LEC levels - Valley of the Jedi Tower & Nar Shadaa Loading Terminal
  • New in-game menu system to add/remove bots
  • Difficulty settings: Newbie, Average, Experienced, Skilled, Inhuman & Godly
  • Vastly improved bot targeting & fighting skills
  • Improved bot lightsaber fighting
  • Bots no longer just 'run around' - they will stay for the fight!
Head on over to the Rbots website to download this new release!
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: Jade Garden (16bit) - Brian @ 7:53 AM
File: Jade Garden (16bit)
Author: Timothy "Slug" Hayes
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: Amidst a sweltering jungle lies the Jade Garden, home to bloodshed and the fetid stink of death. Men have fought and died throughout the ages for just one glimpse of this magnificent vision. Enter carefully.

Slug's Dumb Site
Massassi Chat Changes - Brian @ 9:11 AM
The chat server has been upgraded with new services, and as a side effect, all name and channel registrations were lost. You will need to re-register your names and channels if you have any.
Massassi Email Service Closure - Brian @ 10:52 AM
As you may or may not know, the Massassi Temple entered into an agreement with to provide free, web based email services to our visitors. This service worked for a little while without any problems. Then, changed their rules and requirements, and shortly thereafter, the service became very unstable. I have tried numerous times to contact support, but they do not respond. Due to the fact that the service is unreliable at best, and the fact that is not doing anything at all to try to remedy the situation, we are no longer able to support or advertise this service.

The DNS records and whatnot will not change, so if the service is accessible to you currently, it will probably stay that way for a while (at: However, if you've read all the problem reports that I've read, you would probably agre that it's in your best interests to find another email service.

You can read all about it on this page.

March 26, 2001

New MotS Mod: Al's Skins for MotS S .E. - Kedri @ 6:29 PM
File: Al's Skins for MotS S .E.
Author: Al MacDonald (skins), Galen Starfield (.goo)
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: Well, here it is! Al's STAR WARS skins for MotS SPECIAL EDITION! Includes: All 125 of Al MacDonald's STAR WARS skins (including A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, The Phantom Menace, Jedi Power Pack and Episode 2 potential skins), 26 SND files which plays 89 different WAV files (for many major STAR WARS characters), new background screens and JEDI SABERS (20 new photorealistic lightsabers with new sounds).
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: The Duel (of Wind and Fire) - Kedri @ 6:35 PM
File: The Duel (of Wind and Fire)
Author: EL3CTRO
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: As the sky darkens for a storm, two Jedi stand upon a rock above a burning volcano. Only one will leave alive...

This is a Multiplayer Sabres level, with a recommended amount of 4 players (but can support 16 [yikes!]). It has a main platform for dueling, which is above a pit of lava; the lava will kill you instantly if you fall. There is a room beind glass for observation of the 2 people fighting, and a camera offering a birds-eye view for watching them. To get to the room, activate the console on the platform. To get out of the room, activate the other console in the room.

This IS my first relased level, but not my first made level. So please be forgiving with your judgements. :)
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: Havok - Kedri @ 6:40 PM
File: Havok
Author: Oddball (Paul Seeds)
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: This is a small Death Match Arena suitable for 2 to 4 players.
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: Centroplex - Kedri @ 6:48 PM
File: Centroplex
Author: Oddball (Paul Seeds)
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: This is a small to medium sized Death Match Arena suitable for 2 to 6 players. This level uses 16-bit mats exclusivly, so a Direct3D capable video card is recommended for optimum fun. Enjoy!
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: Dethmaze - Kedri @ 6:53 PM
File: Dethmaze
Author: Blacjac
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: A fairly large level meant for 4-6 players. There are 4 separate rooms, each with a different theme. There is a large underground cavern and a secret healing room. Have fun!

March 27, 2001

EC Registration Fixed - Brian @ 2:50 PM
Thanks to those of you that emailed me about the problems on the EC registration. You can now register and use the EC. Just a note, this is the same system as the levels system, so if you are registered there, there is no reason to register again.
Happy Birthday to Massassi! - Brian @ 3:10 PM
I am very pleased to wish this site a happy 3rd birthday. That's right, The Massassi Temple is now 3 years old! Interested in a little bit of history? Read on...

Massassi was originally created as a site to help people learn how to edit Jedi Knight. I had been struggling very much with an early version of Jed, and good ol' Slug (formerly known as GMS_Slug) came to my rescue. After seeing numerous posts on the forums (now about the same things, I decided that I should write some tutorials. I built Massassi in a day or two (it had pretty much the same design we have now, if you can believe that), but it took me longer to write the first few tutorials.

Once a few tutorials were up, I asked for hosting at, but was turned down. Then I asked Spart @ Jedi Nights, who quickly responded with a "yes" and set up our account. We were then located at

The site contined to grow (as you can see if you browse the old news section) with more staff members and more tutorials. Soon, we added our own message board (using WWWBoard, a threaded system), which rapidly grew to the point that we had to trim it every other day. So we opened another one (now we had an editing forum and a discussion forum).

Soon after that, we were provided our own sub-domain, and moved to:

We then started posting author's levels, which turned out to be a feature that a *lot* of people really liked. Our hits soon surpassed that of our host, and due to some internal conflicts with Telefragged (the host of Jedi Nights), I decided to move the site to its own domain name.

Over the years, we've been graced with a great many talented staff members and visitors. We've had some great times, some troubling times, and some just plain average times. Throughout all of the "Jedi Knight is dying" threads and emails, we've proven that Jedi Knight is in fact *not* dead, proven once again by the fact that our traffic has grown steadily since the time the site was put online. And we are still growing! With new and exciting features being added often, news that's updated practically daily (okay, so we miss a day now and again), and a top notch group of administrators, this site has proven that it's got what it takes to survive. Rest assured we will be around for a long time to come.

Here's to Massassi, and here's to the wish of another great Star Wars action game!

If you have any comments on this (the order of specific details may be switched around - I can barely remember yesterday, much less 3 years ago!), feel free to leave them on this thread.
Mystery Mod @ Jedi Legacy - Archimedes @ 3:40 PM
Speak of Jedi Legacy was kind enough to let us know about the most recent of happenings over at JL. Quoth Speak:
Over at Jedi Legacy the mysteriousness continues. Today we posted the first of a series of shots of an upcoming mod that is very near and dear to our hearts, in preparation for a release very soon. So, just what is this mystery mod? You'll have to come take a look at the pic yourself in order to find out, but here's a hint: old utensile, new environment.
Be sure to head on down to Jedi Legacy to inspect this mystery with painstaking detail.

March 28, 2001

LucasArts - Now Hiring - Archimedes @ 4:45 PM
LucasArts is now accepting applications for the following positions:

Many thanks to Vadal for the news.
SW Related Tribes Skin Site - Archimedes @ 4:52 PM
Lone Predator sent word of the opening of his new Tribes skins site, entitled Lord Predator's Skin Design. Some of his skins include the great skins from the Star Wars TC, the Goldeneye TC, and several from the Tribes RPG. Be sure to head on over and check it all out.
New Jedi Knight Mod: Daniels - Kedri @ 5:44 PM
File: Daniels
Author: Daniels
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: This mod cahnges the saber to a much better-looking one and changes all the weapons fire with the exception of the thermal detonators.
New Jedi Knight Single Player Level: A Jedi's Discovery - Kedri @ 5:55 PM
File: A Jedi's Discovery
Author: Zippy1000
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: This takes place a few years after the blockade incident on Naboo involving the Trade Federation. The Jedi Council has discovered a mysterious underground lair on the planet Dorin, the home planet of Plo Koon. Within this underground lair there are plans for a weapon with such capability that it can destroy an entire planet. If this news were to get out to the Republic, they would panic, and the result would be devastating. The council has therefore sent you, Obi-Wan Kenobi, to find the plans for this weapon and destroy them.

Authors note: I've included an Obi-Wan patch with this level. The patch is pretty important for this level, and when you save, make sure your lightsaber is not out, or else it will crash. Because of this, I put extra-effort into the level by making cutscenes with voices. And I set most enemies that shoot lasers to 1% health so you can deflect shots and kill them instantly like in the movie. I again would like to thank my brother "thejockofjazz" for doing the voice Koben Katarn.

P.S. You won't be getting a seizure from this one.
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: WWF Raw Is War - Kedri @ 6:02 PM
File: WWF Raw Is War
Author: Midnight
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: This level is good to RPG a wrestling career. Includes: Titiantron Ring Entrances with lighting effects, Pyro's music and Titiantron videos of your favorite superstars. The camera flashes from the crowd and breaking tables are another addition to the level, made with 90% custom mats and 16-Bit mats are included!

Please Visit
DoubleD's Deathstar's Mod & TC List - blujay @ 6:08 PM
DoubleD sent word that he's making a mod and TC list on his Web site, DoubleD's Deathstar.

And for those that may not remember, since it's not easily noticed, Millennium, our hosted site, has a Mod Collection page also.

New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: Sacred Haven - Kedri @ 6:08 PM
File: Sacred Haven
Author: Abel
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: This level is a small saber level set in the scene of a temple. It has some interesting fighting rooms for all kinds of battles.
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: The Altar of the KoG - Kedri @ 6:26 PM
File: The Altar of the KoG
Author: KoG_Waymoot
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: This is a medium sized deathmatch level that is based in a deserted Jedi Lord's castle. It has lots of room to move, with good access to the entire level via crystal balls and teleports. You can hide if you need too, and powerups are no problem. Force powers really help, but are not necessary.
New Jedi Knight CTF Level: WaterHole - Kedri @ 6:31 PM
File: WaterHole
Author: Zechs
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: This CTF is small and would appeal to first-time CTFers, but it would also serve as a good warm-up level for all of those expert CTF people.
SWTTC Release Date - blujay @ 7:43 PM
The Star Wars Trilogy TC has announced a release date of April 1st! Get your downloaders ready to do some serious downloading! This news is a few weeks old, but better late than never, eh?

March 29, 2001

New Jedi Knight Mod: Explosive Weapons Pack - Kedri @ 5:25 PM
File: Explosive Weapons Pack
Author: ID_Junkguy
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: This is a weapons mod for JK with explosive weapons and projectiles. The weapons include a Grenade Launcher, Mini Rocket Launcher, Radiation Grenades, Cluster Missile Launcher, Double Magnums, AT 420 Sentinel, Nuclear Detonators, Wall of Fire, Sword, and a Nuclear Suicide weapon. There are new 3DOs, sounds, and projectiles for every gun. Other features include double hookshots, an evil laugh taunt, new backgrounds, new menu sounds, and more.

For more screenshots and weapon descriptions, please visit the EWP site at
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: Lake Mantice - Kedri @ 5:31 PM
File: Lake Mantice
Author: RaDiCe_
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: Lake Mantice is a medium sized level that plays well with 3-4 people. As you probably can tell it takes place by a lake with hills around it. This level was mainly made for EWP (, but can also play well in a NF gun or saber match. Enjoy :-)
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: MCMD - Kedri @ 5:37 PM
File: MCMD
Author: D Nathan Glassel
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: MCMD is an abandoned orbital space station. The follow-up from the same talented person who brought you "Chute".
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: Caesar's Palace - Kedri @ 5:45 PM
File: Caesar's Palace
Author: WAR_Shockwave
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: This is a large multiplayer level based on a Las Vegas style casino/hotel. It consists of a casino floor with detailed gaming machines and tables, a spacious outdoor area with plenty of rooftop space, a large disco and a theater called Starscape. There is also a luxurious hotel on the top floor with a beautiful swimming facility. This level is intended for 3-32 players.

This level is highly detailed and requires a 3dfx/3D accelerator card to view it properly due to the 16-bit mats that are employed in it.
New Jedi Knight Mod: Thalon - Kedri @ 5:49 PM
File: Thalon
Author: Noir
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: It changes your character into Thalon, a Cerean Mercenary/Sith Lord, it is fully multiplayer compatible, so long as all the other players have this mod.
New Jedi Knight Mod: Shen Kail - Kedri @ 5:55 PM
File: Shen Kail
Author: Ben Allen
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: This Jedi Knight single player mod will allow you to play as Shen Kail, a notorious space pirate. Comes with new weapons and sounds.
JKMAG Announces Tournament - Kedri @ 6:04 PM
This came down the wire from ReAcToR over at the Jedi Knight Multiplayer Add-On Group:
The folks in #JediKnight(the official JKMAG chat room on mIRC) are hosting a No Force, Ji Oasis tournament this Friday, March 30 at 7 PM Eastern. We would like to welcome EVERYONE from the community to participate. We want to see the best of the best and the worst of the worst. This will give everyone a chance to have a ton of fun while competiting against the best players in the community. We can only accept 64 players into the tournament, so try and show up a little early, or you may not be able to get into the competition. Below is everything that you will need to participate:
If the tournament goes well, we plan to continue doing them in every category of Jedi Knight. Alot of people used to play Jedi Knight over mIRC, and we hope to once again have a nice sized community. Good luck and enjoy!

Man, it's been a while since I've seen a tourney like this being held. Be sure to sign up ASAP!

New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: The Lost Hangar - Kedri @ 3:06 PM
File: The Lost Hangar
Author: GMC
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: This is a medium sized multiplayer level. It features many computer-generated enemies to help make this level as crazy as possible. In fact, you can play this level all by yourself and still have fun. The level is a lost hanger with some abandoned ships laying/floating around. The hangar has many troopers still trapped inside. Oh, and beware of a giant lizard roaming about.
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: Mir - Kedri @ 3:11 PM
File: Mir
Author: SlingsRat
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: Battle within the tight confines of a space station. From the cargo bays to a biohazard laboratory to the crews' quarters. Although this level is a tribute to the Russian space station Mir, it is more reminiscent of 2001: A Space Odyssey.
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: Delta Station DM/RPG - Kedri @ 3:22 PM
File: Delta Station DM/RPG
Author: EL3CTRO
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: The year is 2081, and you are one of the last survivors of the alien attack that wiped out the atmosphere of planet Earth. Fight against the other survivors for the last shuttle, and a chance to escape this nightmare, into the unknown...

This is a large JKMP level based on an abandoned space station. There are 2 modes of play, DM and RPG; the RPG version has AI, but it is not synched due to the COG being for MotS. With that in mind, don't be surprised if you see players figting mid-air: they are probably fighting enemies but because they are not synched, they are not at your end.

The security office in this level is where you can activate AI, it is advisable to raise the force field using the switch by the door before you spawn the AI, otherwise things could get dirty.

There is a new enemy also, the Droideka attack droid from Episode 1.

DM mode of play is the same level as AI apart from having the switches to activate the them. Secrets include a self-destruct button, which causes the reactor to overload, an alien landing site, and a disco traps room. Also hidden deep in the station is a gravity control switch, but I'm not telling you where they are. :)
New Jedi Knight Mod: Jade Garden (8-bit) - Kedri @ 3:28 PM
File: Jade Garden (8-bit)
Author: Timothy 'Slug' Hayes
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: This patch, when run in JK Patch Commander, will change the mats in my level, Jade Garden, to 8-bit, so that 2D card users and people with 3D cards that don't support 16-bit mats in JK can play the level. Please bear in mind that this patch requires you to have previously downloaded Jade Garden.
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: Hydro Arena - Kedri @ 3:33 PM
File: Hydro Arena
Author: RaDiCe_
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: A small saber level, suitable for 2-4 players, Force not recommended. This arena takes place in an underwater base with a sealed-off moon pool and high-powered traps.
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: Shadow Arena - Kedri @ 3:38 PM
File: Shadow Arena
Author: RaDiCe_
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: A small saber level, suitable for 2-4 players, Force or not. This arena is in a gothic/sci-fi setting; the dark shadows make for good hiding. Jump into the nebula well and see what happens...
New RoX TC Site Design and Features Page - Kedri @ 3:55 PM
Here's the latest on the Rites of Xanthus project, courtesy of Bel Iblis.
RoX TC has a new site design. Although most of the site content hasn't changed much I did add a features page. The features page will be updated regularly with new screens and progress reports, so be sure to drop by and check it out.

March 30, 2001

Al McDonald Rolls Out New Design, DCM #70, Skin Pack - Kedri @ 4:16 PM
MikeC sent word about the updates going on at Al McDonald's Jedi Knight Skin Site, which include a bold redesign of the site (in progress), a new strip in Al's infamous Diary of a Crazed Mimbanite series, and, the best part of all, the DCM Official Crappy Skin Pack! Be sure to check it all out when you have a chance.
Outpost D-34 Finds Host - blujay @ 9:20 PM
Ramen sent word that OD-34 has found a new host, so it looks like they'll be ok.
New Misc File: XZ-420 Battle Droid - blujay @ 10:42 PM
File: XZ-420 Battle Droid
Author: Dark Phoenix
Description: A JK enemy made from BFP2's Mecha-Jedi skin. Good for mini-bosses. Considerably tougher than a normal soldier but not quite challenging enough for a boss on its own.

March 31, 2001

New Jedi Knight Mod: ESJ Skinpack - Kedri @ 9:36 AM
File: ESJ Skinpack
Author: ESJ_Obi_Kenobi
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: The first official skinpack for the Elite Stealth Jedi. Some are ones I made myself, some are ones by the BFP Staff. I give full credit. Thank you. :)
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: Skull Temple - Kedri @ 9:43 AM
File: Skull Temple
Author: micoal
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: On a distant planet... under a sky of fire and gas... a long forgotten temple sits empty... waiting for the arrival of Jedi that are brave enough, strong enough, and hungry enough for battle...

This is a 16-bit multiplayer level that has guns and some nice sniping spots... lots of room for saber battles, too!! The winds howl your name... do you dare answer?
New Jedi Knight Mod: Buster Sword - Kedri @ 9:52 AM
File: Buster Sword
Author: Shinigami
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: This is an upgrade that changes the single player and green and yellow MP sabers to the Buster Sword from Final Fantasy VII. This is my first released (and working) weapon upgrade.
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: MBHG Oasis - Kedri @ 10:00 AM
File: MBHG Oasis
Author: MBHG_Jodo_Kast
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: This level is Canyon Oasis with the textures and weapons changed.
New Jedi Knight Multiplayer Level: Paintball Arena - Kedri @ 10:05 AM
File: Paintball Arena
Author: WarpedNewt
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: This small-to-medium sized JK level resembles a paintball place near me I've been to. This is a first relase but not the last. I need some info and suggestions for this level and this would be a great way to get it out to the public for testing. It is completed for practical purposes but I want to see how people like this level and if I should invest any more of my life into this or just stop if nobody likes it.
Submit This - Kedri @ 10:21 AM
Right then, the batch of posts you see below are the last ones coming from the Level Bin, which means we're all caught up on the submissions that have been sent in while our databases went MIA last month. Woo-hoo! There are over a dozen submissions, however, that either weren't GOB'ed or ZIP'ed (and my bandwidth provider will have words with you for that), or were missing screenshots or crucial description info. Some were just missing attachments altogether.

If you've sent a level or a mod to us in the past and haven't seen it posted on our site yet, chances are you're among the bunch of invalid submissions. Please have just one last peek at our submission instructions and send your stuff in again. Thanks.
Sith Central Makes a Move, Debuts Opinion Poll - Kedri @ 10:40 AM
Jai Kaiman, proprietor of Sith Central, sent word that he's moved his site to a new server, one with 500MB of shelf space. The new URL is He's also posted a brand-new opinion poll on the site, so be sure to check it out when you're updating your bookmarks.
JKMAG Tourney Results - Kedri @ 10:51 AM
ReAcToR checks in with a report of last night's hot tourney action:
The #JediKnight/JKMAG Ji O NF Tournament was a success. 32 players participated in this frag fest that went on for a total of 3 hours(7-10PM Eastern). The only real problems that we ran into were a minor netsplit and a handful of players that weren't familiar on how to join through TCP/IP. All of the problems were remedied quickly. The turnout was great and we hope to bring more tournaments to the community in the NEAR future. We are working on a new #JediKnight Java Applet which will be more user-friendly and we will actually have a dedicated page for the competitions as well. We encourage everyone that wants to participate in the upcoming tournaments to become familiar with mIRC, so that your experience will be an even better one next time. I would like to thank everyone who participated, showed up or helped organize/run the tournament. Now for what you've all been waiting for:


1st/Gold - JaG_A_Kicker
2nd/Silver - JaG_KnightAli
3rd/Bronze - US_SubZero

Additional Results:

Screenshot of participants (before tourney started):

April 1, 2001

SS3 Beta 9.0 - Brian @ 4:23 PM
SavageX notes that Space Soldiers 3 Beta 9.0 has been released. You can get it at his site.