Wednesday, July 21, 1999
New SP Level at the Command Chamber - Ryan
The Admiral's Command Chamber has posted a new single player Mysteries of the Sith level. The level, "Emperor's Reach 3: The Battle of Tannab," by author David McHale, is available at the site for download.
TPM TC - Slug
The Phantom Menace TC has updated with a bunch of new screenshots. They've also hit the 10k mark on their hit counter - Congrats.
New JK Multiplayer Level: GH Throne Room - Slug
File: GH Throne Room
Author: GH LT1 Mistah Matt
Screenshots: No Screenshots
Description: The throne room of the Guardian Heros. Includes the throne room, tech center, and front gate. It also has some clever traps like an oven which you have no escape from and slowly burns you to death :)
New JK Multiplayer Level: Padawan Complex - Slug
File: Padawan Complex
Author: Padawan_Mike
Screenshots: No Screenshots
Description: This abandoned Imperial base on a frozen planet has become the perfect place to train my clan, The Padawans(LOL!). Fight your friends and enemies in this awesome multiplayer level for Jedi Knight.
New JK MOD: Gamorrean Skin - Slug
File: Gamorrean Skin
Author: NJF_Polymorph
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: This is as close as I could get to a skin for MP that looks like a Gamorrean Guard, but I think it looks pretty good.
Submitting News - Slug
Just posting this to bump the news up a day so I can post some levels, but while I'm here I'm going to explain why some people's emails aren't being posted.. Now, while it may seem like a mean, picky thing, if you don't submit your news correctly the chances it'll be posted go way down.. We get alot of email everyday, and when I'm staring at a full inbox, the last thing I wanna see is an email sent only to me.. Because what that says is, if I don't post this, nobody else will - because they don't have a clue it exists.. There *is* a reason we have multiple staff members here.. So please, submit news correctly (Just hit that "submit news" link in the left frame) for your good, and for our sanity..
Tuesday, July 20, 1999
Spaceport Reviews Dark Ties - Brian
Outpost D-34 announced that the Spaceport has posted a new review of Dark Ties, a MotS Single Player level.
Saber FAQ - Brian
Got an email from the author, but since other sites have already posted it, I'll just post the link... Here's the info straight from
Athendos has updated his 1.00 Saber Faq to 1.01. It includes new tips, techniques, a tactic section, and force use section. The FAQ is organized better and still small keeping the reader interested and focused. Very useful for newbies and a good review for experts.
You can check out the FAQ right here.
Level Screenshots - Brian
Just wanted to let everyone know that JFC_Mega_Bite has posted some new screenshots over at his Levels Page. Looking very good.
Sandcrawler Productions - Slug
Got this email from Fardreamer, of Sandcrawler Productions
After a month of being down (due to problems at Outpost D-34), Sandcrawler Productions is back up with three new screenshots and a sound excerpt from the STAR WARS: The Face of Death trailer (our TC).
New MotS 3dO: - Slug
Author: BoShek
Description: MotS: An old wooden bridge commonly seen hanging precariously above canyons in Indiana Jones movies - 06baron.cmp
[Screenshot] [Screenshot2]
New MotS Multiplayer Level: Red_XIIII's Training Grounds - Slug
File: Red_XIIII's Training Grounds
Author: Red_XIIII
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: A medium size lvl good for 3-4 players force or no force. theres a boxing ring to test your skills with reeyees and theres a jedi force jump area u that if u get to the top ya get a force surge, Look out for the vorsker thats up there. Theres also a version in the goo without all the ai. Have fun with it!
JkEdit 2.54/1.54 - Slug
There is a new version of JkEdit 2.54/1.54 available at
Version 2.54 of JkEdit contain some new features:
  • New Create Slashable Grate command
  • New Restore Surface command
Version 2.54 of JkEdit contains a few bug fixes:
  • Pitch, yaw, and roll when creating doors or elevators were not always correct
  • Adjoined textured surfaces were not rendered correctly
New Jedi Knight SP Levels - Ryan
The Admiral's Command Chamber has posted two new Jedi Knight single player levels for your playing enjoyment. The levels, "Rebirth of the Empire" and "Vader's Journey," are available for download at the site.
Monday, July 19, 1999
TJL Base - Slug
Palma also submitted screenshots of an upcoming level - This time it's TJL Base.
[screenshot1] [screenshot2] [screenshot3]
Sithsabers Skin Pack - Slug
Dean Bedson sent us an email with 4 screenshots of his upcoming Sithsabers Skin Pack.. Here ya go..
[screenshot1] [screenshot2] [screenshot3] [screenshot4]
Mechanics of the Force - Slug
Old news, sorry about not getting around to posting this sooner.. Got this email from Matt Chapman..
I've updated the site for my SP level series "Mechanics of the Force" with lotsa new screenshots. Level 2 is coming along very quickly and may be ready for beta testing inside a month. I've included two of the better screenshots.
And here they are...
New MotS 3dO: - Slug
Author: BoShek
Description: MotS: A Big Dead Tree. Need I Say more? - 03house.cmp
Skinners - Slug
Seems the site that Red, the cow-obsessed freak, left is now in need of another webmaster. Got an HTML'ized email from Spartacus..
Skinners is in need of someone to run the site. This person will take over the job as main webmaster of Skinners. This is a very important position. The job requires that you have some previous experience with web sites, and JK Editing. If you are interested then send mail here
Dragonlance TC - Kedri
Darth Steele wrote in to let everyone know he's posted screenshots of the weapons, fully textured, that'll appear in the fledgling Dragonlance TC. You can find them in the Weapons Section of the Dragonlance TC Homepage.
Saturday, July 17, 1999
OD-34 - Slug
Well, Rike has *finally* gotten off his lazy butt and done some work.. Outpost D-34 is back online, and the new design is nothing short of beautiful.. Very impressive stuff. They're on a nice new server, and part of an upcoming game network.. All in all, things are good.
New JK MOD: Ultimate Star Wars Mod - Slug
File: Ultimate Star Wars Mod
Author: IJN_Friz and IJN_Charlie
Screenshots: No Screenshots
Description: Skins from all the Star Wars movies, a new kick/saber jab attack for the force users (Jinn, Young Kenobi, Maul, and Luke), flip for the force users and Darth Maul has a double bladed saber with 2 veiwable sides and an anamation for when he activates his second blade.
New Jedi Knight 3dO: - Slug
Author: FlyDuDe
Description: Jedi Knight: This is exactly what the name sounds like, a computer center. Another 3do I made for "The Rock" project. Has some decent detail to it.
New MotS Multiplayer Level: The Danger Room - Slug
File: The Danger Room
Author: Galvatron
Screenshots: No Screenshots
Description: A mid size indoor level with lots and lots of guns. It's based on an dld Dark Forces level with the same name. Good for 4 people. Trust me when I say that everyone will die at least once.. One way or another.
New JK MOD: Force Push - Slug
File: Force Push
Author: Sith Apprentice Netook
Screenshots: No Screenshots
Description: This mod replaces blinding w/ force push. you only need stars to force pull to use it.
Orb Of Nikta - Slug
Got this email today..

I have made a page which will show my new SP Series titled "Orb of Nikta." I hope that if you people will come to my site you will look at my work. It took me about 3 days to make thesite and I wish all of you people will come see it! Thank you and good day/night!
New Level Features & Screenshots - Ryan
The Admiral's Command Chamber has posted three new and updated level features with screenshots and descriptions for your reading enyoment. Interviews are on the horizon, so visit the site to keep up on all the latest content.
Urgh.. - Slug
Sorry for the lack of updates today.. I was gone from 6:30 in the morning to 8:30 tonight.. Went to play paintball - end result: I'm exhausted and sore.. Not exactly 2 feelings that make me wanna post news :) I've got some backed up stuff in my inbox, I'll post it all tomorrow.. Thanks to Kedri for d/ling and u/ling that monstrous RotE 3 (Good level btw)...
New JK Single Player Level: Remnants of the Empire 3: Desert of Tatooine - Kedri
File: Remnants of the Empire 3: Desert of Tatooine
Author: SavageX
Screenshots: No Screenshots
Description: Here is the third installment in the RotE series. This level takes place on Tatooine, where the detention center that is holding Raul McMaw is located. However, some Imperial Ties shot down the Crow while heading for the base and now Kyle must reach Mos Elasie on foot, where Jan will meet him after she repairs the Crow. This level has a subplot so you have to play it to see what adventure Kyle must go on in order to get to Mos Elasie.
So... how's it going? - Kedri
I'm really writing this to bump the date up to post a level, but since I'm here... I've got to tell you about this wicked scary movie I saw last night called the Blair Witch Project. In a nutshell, three film students go into the woods in Maryland for a few days to shoot a documentary about a local legend called the Blair Witch, said to haunt the area. The students aren't ever seen again. A year later somebody discovers the audio and video footage they were using, but there's no sign of the students. The whole movie is made up of that recovered footage, so you see, from their eyes, everything that happened to them during those few days. It might not sound scary here, but take it from one who lives on this stuff; it'll scare the bejesus out of you. Go to their official website: it's got TONS of information, photos, video and audio clips on the myth of the Blair Witch. Alright, 'nuff said.
Friday, July 16, 1999
Nar Shaadaa CO-OP - EvanC
A message has been posted on the disscussion board by Nebula who is currently working on a CO-OP level(the first ever for JK I think). There is a great looking screenshot as well as some information about the level.
Secret Naboo Fighter in Rogue Squadron - Kedri
For fans of the kick-arse Rogue Squadron for the Nintendo 64, the official web site has posted a secret code for the game that, when entered, will allow you to play as the Naboo Starfighter from Episode 1. Just follow this link to the page for the codes, plus some screenshots of what to expect. A patch for the PC version of the game is expected to be released very soon, which you'll be able to find at its official web site.
New JK Single Player Level: Sith training - Slug
File: Sith training
Author: Joshua
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: I made this level because I noticed there are lots of saber tutorials on the internet, but most are faq.'s, and not actual games. I made this so people could have an interactive saber tutorial. It has three levels, and each teach you techniques for the lightsaber, getting gradually more advanced. It is based on Athendos's saber faq.
New JK Multiplayer Level: Asteroid mine - EvanC
File: Asteroid mine
Author: EvanC
Screenshots: No Screenshots
Description: A mine located on a small asteroid. Has traps, cameras ETC Good for small games.
JkEdit 2.53/1.53 - Slug
There is a new version of JkEdit 2.53/1.53 available at
Version 2.53 of JkEdit contain some new features:
  • New Create Conveyor Belt command
Version 2.53 of JkEdit contains a few bug fixes:
  • The direction of moving surfaces was not always correct
  • A crash could occur when connecting to opposite surface
Rites Of Xanthus - Slug
Ah, I love it when people HTMLize their emails.. God bless you all! (By "all" I refer only to the people who HTMLize their emails).. Got this one from VC_Viper today.

Well, if any of you are still keeping in touch with the Rite os Xanthus TC, I promise you won't be dissapointed. We are working as hard as we can, but we only have a limited staff at VC in the cogging department. Don't worry, it will not die off like many other TC's have, but we don't estimate a release until the middle of September. OK! OK!Enough of this mindless chit chat! I have some pics of skins holding beautifully crafted items for massive carnage creation in the RoX TC to keep you interested.Sir Graham with Mace, Guard with Halberd Henry with Mage Staff. If you want to see the others, then goto VC Alliance.
Thursday, July 15, 1999
Beta Testing! - Slug
To start off, this message is in no way aimed at anyone in particular.. It appears after posting an update to a level, but is in no way aimed at that author - God knows he's not the first one to send in a revised level.. People - PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE BETA TEST. Browse through our news archives if you want to see how many updates we've had to make, all of them were because the person failed to beta test.. They have always been blaringly obvious errors that would've shown up in the first beta test.. Just please, take pride in your work people.. Test thoroughly, don't release levels because you're bored.. You not only release levels that nobody wants to play (and in some cases, because of glaring errors, *can't* play), but you just make extra work for webmasters of the sites you submit the file to.. Believe it or not, I don't jump out of bed in the morning and say "Gee, I hope someone sent a revised file in today!" If you don't have friends that you can test your level with in multiplayer, then use Slade's beta testing group (
Mandalorian Tribes TC - Slug
DangerMouse sends word that the Mandalorian Tribe TC has updated with screenshots of ER-42 Heavy Blaster and the Blastech 411 Sniper Rifle.
New MotS MOD: Concussion Grenades - Slug
File: Concussion Grenades
Author: AndyGriffith
Screenshots: No Screenshots
Description: I made this patch because thermal detonators were useless, IMHO. So, instid of themal detonators, you have Silent Concussion Grenades. Also, everyone starts with 20 concussion grenades and 10 flash bombs. Have fun!
PedHead's Levels - Slug
Pedhead has released some screenshots of his level at his homepage.
Wampa Hangout Update - Slug
NightGlider has updated his level, Wampa Hangout to fix some bugs..
Command Chamber Level Reviews - Brian
Jedi Nights announced that the Admiral's Command Chamber has posted 3 new level reviews. They include:
  • TPM: The Final Battle
  • Mechanics of the Force
  • Leeza Haynes: Dark Past
Be sure to head on over there to take a look at the reviews.
Episode 1 Editing Ideas - Brian
Cali-Girl, of, let me know that there are a couple of collections of EP1 pics that you can use as references when creating EP1 levels. Here is the info she sent: has added added 2 mega zip-files of large jpeg images from Episode 1: The Phantom Menace. These are not scanned in from magazines or books, so some have been added to the net for the first time. Here are the details from one of the guys at the site:

These are shots from the movie, not the game. But, I think it can be useful to level authors looking to make authentic EP1 levels, and need reference. Nearly 100 images of almost every scene in TPM, packed into 2 zip files. Some of the images contain spoilers, those who do are titled "Spoiler(number)", so if you haven't seen the movie, you can still enjoy these great pics without being spoiled.

P.S: These are NOT images taken from magazines, etc, so many are only available here, providing "first looks" to fans in countries where TPM is not out. Here they are

File 1 (5 MB)-: Mostly images from Naboo, Gungans, the tatooine duel, Queen Amidala, etc.

File 2 (3 MB)-: Mostly images from the final duel, which contains spoilers. Also many images from the Pod Race.
Etc. - Brian
Well, my trip home is about to happen (I've been overseas for about two months now). This means that today and tomorrow you probably won't see any updates from me (and maybe saturday as well). I apologize for this, but not much I can do. I have 75 messages in my email box that I haven't dealt with yet, so if your news hasn't been posted, I probably still have it. Anyway, expect more updates when I arrive back in the U.S.

Shortly after that, you will see huge things happening here at Massassi, so please bear with us.
Wednesday, July 14, 1999
War For The Republic - Slug
The War For The Republic page has been updated with some screenshots..
Last Stand Productions - Slug
Good ol' Ramen did all the work for me, here's the HTMLized email he sent me..

Last Stand Productions needs your input. All 11 weapons are nearly complete. What's lacking are humourous multiplayer kill messages. Like in Tribes: 'Vader fills Gaffi Stick full of holes,' or, 'Vader gets a taste of Gaffi Stick's explosive temper.' Drop by our forum and leave a suggestion. Here are the weapons:
  • Weapon 2: m2025 Pistol
  • Weapon 3: M-32 OICW (assault rifle)
  • Weapon 4a: Grenades
  • Weapon 4b: SLAT (rocket launcher)
  • Weapon 5: Glock 17C
  • Weapon 6: U-MP5 (sub machinegun)
  • Weapon 7a: .44 Destroyer (magnum)
  • Weapon 7b: Sniper Rifle
  • Weapon 8a: Tripwire Mines
  • Weapon 8b: Mines
  • Weapon 9: TEC-9 pistols
  • Weapon 10: Shotgun
New JK Multiplayer Level: Imperial Spaceport - Slug
File: Imperial Spaceport
Author: Dan Slocum
Screenshots: No Screenshots
Description: A wide open spaceport with a few diff. sectors, TONS of Concussion rifles and large crates to hide behind. Good for 3-4 players, but best with 2. Honestly, all I was going for is to get the d a r n thing finished! (spaced it out cuz it looked like... well, you know.) It is my first level, so please dont be TOO picky, thanks... ENJOY!
TPM TC Screens - Brian
The Phantom Menace TC has posted some new screens, scroll all the way to the bottom to see the list of new ones...
Another Nar Shaddaa Co-op Screenshot - Brian
Nebula has posted another screenshot of his Nar Shaddaa Co-op mod over on our discussion board. This looks to be a very interesting mod.
Rites of Xanthus Screenshots - Brian
The VC Alliance has once again posted some screenshots over on their Rites of Xanthus page: [Screenshot 1] [Screenshot 2].
Duel of the Fates Exclusive - Brian
Jedi Legacy has posted an exclusive version of the Duel of the Fates mod by Hothrebel. Here is the description:
That's right! Jedi Legacy now has its own exclusive version of HothRebel's excellent Duel of the Fates level! This version cuts out the useless areas, eliminates weapons, opens up the hangar, makes droid parts throwable, has a sweet-looking new Naboo fighter, and, in general, is now the saber-fest we've always wanted! I was going to save this for the JL level pack that will be released after my saber mod is done, but it's so damn cool i couldn't save it until then! Just consider it a preview of good things to come from JL!
If you want to download it, be sure to head on over to Jedi Legacy.
LEC Jobs - Brian announced that Lucasarts is now hiring.
A quick check of the LucasArts job postings shows that as of July 7, 1999 several development related positions were open, including 3D Modeler, Character Animator, Lead Artist, Lead Designer, Manager of Art, Texture Artist, Senior Programmer, PSX Programmer, Jr. Programmer, and Jr. Programmer-Installer.
Looks like they jacked the news from
Tuesday, July 13, 1999
New JK MOD: arwflash's saber pack v.2.0 - Slug
File: arwflash's saber pack v.2.0
Author: arwflash
Screenshots: No Screenshots
Description: turns your saber into one of my very origanal and cool sabers such as the midnight sith saber, the dagobah saber, or the arctic jedi saber.
New JK Multiplayer Level: Wampa's Hangout - Slug
File: Wampa's Hangout
Author: NightGlider
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: This is a very small level. It has several traps that you might fall through of walk through, as well as many secret areas which are not part of the main area. In this level there are three main areas... The Docking Bay, Messy Bar and the Secret Ice Lair.
Rites of Xanthus Screens - Brian
Jedi Nights announced that the VC Alliance has posted two new screens on their Rites of Xanthus page. Some nice spiral stairs and castle-type architecture.
Nar Shaddaa Co-op Screen - Brian
Nebula has posted an awesome screenshot over on our discussion board. It's of his upcoming MP co-op mod, which you can read more about in the same post. Be sure to leave comments/suggestions if you have them.
Filemaster Needed at Jedi Nights - Brian
Spart, head honcho over at Jedi Nights sent an email:
We're looking to add a new staff member to our JN Team. We need a person with a fast internet connection (xDSL, cable) to upload JK / MotS related files to the JN files site. This would mean scouting other sites for files that we don't already have as well as uploading submitted files.

A few people have already mailed me about this but I was busy with other things at the time. I'm looking to get this files site energized. We have a great opportunity at JN with access to unlimited FTP space and several FTP mirros (international). If you are interested then send mail to me (spart). You must have experience with HTML, FTP, and be able to spend a good amount of time on this daily.
There you have it.
Staff Positions - Brian
Well, I was absolutely swamped with offers to help us out! I've never had such a big response in all my time of asking for help. I need to take about a week to sort through all of these emails, so don't expect an announcement until then. Thanks to everyone who applied.
Jedi Legacy MP Saber Mod Shots - Brian
Speak, over at Jedi Legacy, has posted 4 new screenshots of his upcoming saber mod. The mod features new keys and such, can't wait for it...
Monday, July 12, 1999
Sons Of Blood - Slug
Got this email from Matt..
My editing group, the Sons Of Blood, have made progress on several things. We have made a completed level, and are working on a realistic mod, like Action for Quake2. Here is a screenshot. One of the weapons in the mod. Also check out "the Caves of Tatooine", a level we made, at the site. Enjoy...
(There were actually 2 screenshots, but one of them was corrupted in the email, I'm sure they'll post the shots on their site soon..)
New JK MOD: Young Obi Wan Kenobi - Slug
File: Young Obi Wan Kenobi
Author: Mark Todd
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: A mod that makes default Kyle Katarn into Obi Wan from episode 1. It has 2 patches so you can have a blue saber,otherwise,the saber is green. It has a new handle,from 3rd person veiw it looks cool,but if you use 1st person veiw you notice it is exactly like Obi Wan's handle. He has Force push and kick as well.
New JK Multiplayer Level: The Bored Level - Slug
File: The Bored Level
Author: mark728
Screenshots: No Screenshots
Description: I made this level one night when i was bored. Its kind of small meant for 4 players . There are lots of weapons which should make for lots of kills . Thats about it.
Phantom Menace TC - Brian
The news the other day got jilted, just wanted to let everyone know that The Phantom Menace TC has posted a lot more than those two announced screenshots...
Holocron News - Brian
Jedi Nights announced that Holocron Editing has updated with 2 small level reviews (Drazen and ROTE) as well as a new screenshot.
Franchise Studios - Brian
Franchise Studios has been updated with some new screenshots. They show off some architecture but most haven't been textured yet...