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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Jedi Knight collection hits Steam - Echoman @ 6:30 PM
Continuing with their recent partnership with Valve to digitally distribute old, popular titles in the company’s history, LucasArts made available for purchase the complete Jedi Knight series via Valve Corporation’s online game distribution service Steam. To clarify, this includes all of the games in this collection: Dark Forces, Dark Forces II: Jedi Knight, Jedi Knight: Mysteries of the Sith, Jedi Knight: Jedi Outcast and Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy. Each game can be individually purchased, or customers can opt to buy the Star Wars Jedi Knight Collection which includes all games in one package at a discounted price. For those who wished to play Jedi Knight as it was made back in 1997, this is a good opportunity as the game remains virtually intact down to the last detail, however, this comes at a very significant cost; the Steam version of Jedi Knight withholds all the compatibility problems as the original retail counterparts. It is also worth noting that the original ingame music is not available.

For questions and colorful comments on this event, you can check out this thread.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

For the benefit of Mr. Katarn... - Echoman @ 10:36 PM
If you are plagued with issues related to running 3D Acceleration when using modern hardware for Jedi Knight, try the new fix released recently by community members Emon and, the JKHub overseer, ZeqMacaw. Employing this fix is fairly easy as the only real task you have to perform is dropping a new .dll file in your main Jedi Knight directory. To read information on how this fix works, post feedback and/or give thanks, head on over to this thread or visit the project's home on JKHub. Click ddraw_(hack_viewport3_clear2) on that page.

Those of you who bought the digitally distributed Steam-version of the game need not worry; the fix was made most certainly for you as well.