Friday, October 5, 1999
Vote For Vader! - Brian
Check out the poll over @ AccessHollywood.com - they're asking who your favorite villain is. Vader is in 2nd place, so go vote him up to first. Note: The Massassi Temple is in no way trying to tell you how to vote, but if you don't vote for Vader you will be forever shamed.
Forums Update - Brian
The forums have now been moved. You can find them (for now, until the domain moves) here: http://198.92.131.6/. All logins and posts should be working, but if you have any problems, please email me!
Forums - Brian
The forums will be down until all the users/threads are moved over to the new server. It is taking longer than originally anticipated, but they should be up within another 2 hours (right now it is about 09:30 PST).
Etc. - Brian
As you can tell by the above message, we are finally getting the forums moved. We are also in the final stages of getting the hosted sites moved over. Unfortunately, we are having some problems with the cgi-wrapper on our server, so we have to patch it with a newer version. This shouldn't result in more than about 2 minutes down time, so don't worry. I tell you what, I'm getting TIRED of moving servers, but it looks like we are here to stay this time, so after the bumps are all ironed out, things should return to some sense of normality.
On Another Note... - Brian
Lucasarts.com announced yesterday that Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine has gone gold! This means that the game is FINISHED and should be hitting store shelves within a week or two.
Thursday, November 4, 1999
More Matrix Mod - Kiramin
Mainframe Editing has just posted 2 screenshots of Neo, to compliment their Trinity screens. Head on over to their website to check them out.
Wednesday, November 3, 1999
Natalie Portman (Non-JK) - Brian
Did you like Queen Amidala in Episode 1? If so, check out Annihilator's Natalie Portman Image Archive.
Yet Another DCM - Juztyn
It looks like Al has done it again with DCM #48. In case you didn't know, Diary of a Crazed Mimbanite is a Star Wars parody comic. Er, It's very amusing... I can't think of anything else to say, so go check it out.
Prophecy Editing Screenshots - Brian
Prophecy Editing, the new editing group hosted by Jedi Nights, has posted some new screenshots of "The Home of Qui-Gon" and "Temple of the Seventh Star" - Check them out:

The Home of Qui Gon.

Temple of the Seventh Star.

Etc. - Brian
Must've caught a bug or something because I was laid up all last night with a killer stomach ache (and some other stuff, but we won't discuss that here). Anyway, the Showcase forum seems to be doing well, so keep posting your screenshots! We have some new sections coming up @ Massassi within a week or two, so keep your eyes peeled!
Tuesday, November 2, 1999
Extra's Got A Brand New Bag - Kedri
Dragonfly checked in with some news about a new Mailbag over a JKBTG Extras. From now on expect a new Mailbag every week. Expect to see a weekly topic for each new Mailbag, too. This week: "What is the funniest, or just plain weirdest, experience you ever had while playing Jedi Knight, or MotS, in multiplayer?" I can think of a few right off the bat! Make sure to send your letters to extrasbag@hotmail.com.
Showcase Forum - Brian
We have added a Showcase forum to the Massassi Forums. This forum allows mod authors to post screenshots of their upcoming releases. So far we've had a ton of killer shots posted, so go look!
Spork 1.2! - Slug
The day many of you have been anxiously awaiting has arrived, Spork 1.2 and it's corresponding level pack have been released. Here's what Speak had to say..
Jedi Legacy and SHAFT are proud to announce the Legacy of the Jedi (SPORK) v1.2! SPORK is a popular mod for Jedi Knight that has now been downloaded more than 10,000 times in its original incarnation. Now, however, everything has changed, as SPORK 1.2 takes everything that was great about SPORK, and makes it better, introducing new elements. Some of the features of SPORK 1.2:
  • New attacks for both the regular lightsaber and the lightstaff!
  • 45 new multiplayer skins, including 16 new SND profiles with random sounds for certain actions
  • Force Push like in TPM
  • New, improved blocking system: block while swinging, and block concussion rifle bolts!
  • New weapon: EMP Detonator
  • Grappling Hook
  • Underwater breathing unit
  • Stylish new SOLOsaber blades
In addition to the work of 27 talented editors on the mod itself, there is an official Legacy of the Jedi level pack, featuring 10 levels just perfect for intense SPORK action.

For a comprehensive list of editors, features, reviews and comments, and information about SPORK, as well as the download of the mod and level pack, visit the official SPORK web page.

As a beta tester, and contributor, I feel confident and required to say that this mod is truly great. It adds so much to the old spork, and the level pack has some beautiful levels by some of the top editors including Neb, Captain Ramen, and other such fools that got tricked into doing all the work while Speak gets all the credit.
Monday, November 1, 1999
GBTC Update - Slug
The ghostbuster TC demo that was posted here yesterday has been fixed. Scroll down a bit and use the old download link to get the new file..
New JK/MotS 3do: bongo.zip- Staff
Download: bongo.zip
Author: Tee
View: Screenshot
Description: A Bongo sub, as seen in episode 1.
Late News - Slug
Couple days old, but the SWTTC trailer is out. Very well done, I can't wait for the full TC..
New JK Multiplayer Level: French speaking Rebel Forces Levels - Slug
File: French speaking Rebel Forces Levels
Author: Aramis
Screenshots: No Screenshots
Description: These are three small (but non laggy) levels including some cool cogs like a gravity switch or a Kell Dragon. The scenes take place in a spaceport, an industrial pipe and an ancient arena.
New MotS Multiplayer Level: The Kalor Nixx Arena - Slug
File: The Kalor Nixx Arena
Author: El Fantasma de Basura
Screenshots: No Screenshots
Description: This is a small multiplayer level within the setting of an unfinished TMA (Tao Merodan Armada) arena. It consists of only two main areas. The first, the section dubbed "the parking lot." The second, the main arena. The main arena consists of three floors with the first floor being a pit with a rancor in it (more players = more rancors). This is a lightsaber only level and should be very fun due to its somewhat enclosed area.
New MotS Multiplayer Level: DieHappy's Maze - Slug
File: DieHappy's Maze
Author: DieHappy
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: This is a large multiplayer level. It is a maze with a few large rooms and a hangar. This level is best for a large number of players - a minimum of 4 players or you'll never find eachother. If you like color lighting this is a level you'll love.
Spaceport Changes - Slug
Got some great news from Chemelion, over at The Mos Eisley Spaceport. They're changing their rating system to a style that makes way more sense. Here's what Chem had to say.
I have, in the past, put just a score of 1 if the category did not pertain to you. Such as if the level didn't have any cogs, then it got a 1 for cog score, which in the end hurts the final score. So, now, if the category doesn't include you, I take it out, and it makes the score a lot better. If I have the time, I will go back, and even out all the past reviews that have gotten screwed-over by this scoring problem.
My own level got hit by this little oddity, as it had no cogs in it.. Not that I'm bitter or anything.. I haven't been staying up late at night, drawing sketches of Chem's grisly demise, planning, and plotting, and waiting patiently for the day of reckoning.. Seriously, I haven't..
Halloween 1999
It's time you saw the future... - Andy
The Sector has picked up another project! This time it's The Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun TC. This project is being led by Uber(HOV), so you can be sure it's going to turn out great! Head to the site for a sneak-peek.

No Trick-or-Treaters tonight... maybe nobody wanted to walk up the long driveway!

...It's time you saw the future while you still have human eyes!

Glowsaber 1.3d Released - Brian
I can't keep up with all the versions, but the Glowsaber Page has released version 1.3d of their killer JK Mod.
Trinity Rocks. - Kiramin
And so does her Jedi Knight skin. Check it out over at Mainframe Editing.
New JK Multiplayer Level: Crystal Palace - Slug
File: Crystal Palace
Author: Anime_Shinji
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: You walk into a sparkilng and splendid palace in which a civilization once flourished. Why would the people of this once glorious place leave? What could be hidden inside the beautiful exterior and what deadly secrets could the palace hold?
New JK MOD: Ghostbusters Total Conversion Halloween Spook Demo - Slug
File: Ghostbusters Total Conversion Halloween Spook Demo
Author: Deathstar4, Destructor, Kell Dragon
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: A complete total conversion Jedi Knight, the Ghostbusters TC Halloween Spook Demo includes changes too numerous to name. In general though, you are getting a game with many new unique weapons, a bunch of new enemy types, a low-lag cooperative multiplayer level, a deathmatch level, a bunch of new player models, and more. The download is large, but it's worth it! The picture says it all.
Happy Halloween! - Slug
Not sure how many of our visitors still trick or treat, but this holiday is sure to affect all of us in one way or another.. I for example, will end the night with an awful headache from all the doorbell rings. Happy haunting though, and try not to do too much damage to people's homes and cars you little vandals..
Saturday, October 30, 1999
Revamps - Slug
Took a look at our colormap tutorial in the basics section today and found it was terribly outdated. I've updated it, and gotten it into my head that I'm going to set out to update all of the basics section that needs updating. To this end, I'm requesting that anyone who has some time, and some motivation to do so, to help me out by reading over the basics section and pointing out things that may be unclear, or outdated. If you feel truly inspired, feel free to write an entirely new tutorial on the topics covered in the basics section. Please send all contributions to slug@massassi.net
New MotS Multiplayer Level: Nowhere To Hide - Slug
File: Nowhere To Hide
Author: DieHappy
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: This is a three level room that has ramps to all the levels. This level makes for a fast pace and high kills. There is of course, nowhere to hide! This level is for any number of players.
New JK Multiplayer Level: Hunting Grounds - Slug
File: Hunting Grounds
Author: Pickalo
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: This level is for all you Snipers out there, it's my first level but I think you will enjoy it, it's Oasis Sniper Style.
New MotS Multiplayer Level: Home of DaRk VeGiTa - Slug
File: Home of DaRk VeGiTa
Author: D_B_ZDaRkVeGiTa
Screenshots: No Screenshots
Description: This is a small saber level based on my fictional home. I have a garage, a pool, a trash compacter with some bodies in it, a shed, and my main house. In my house I have a bathroom and a bedroom with a sofa. I also have a small out house with some pretty nasty water in it.
SWTTC Screens - Slug
The Star Wars Trilogy TC has posted a bunch of nice looking screenshots of their project. Levels, cutscenes, 3dos, you name it.
Jagged Ice - Slug
Got this email today.
Jagged Ice Productions is a new editing group. And we are already well on our way to completing our new mod! Itís going to be a WW2 mod and right now everything is going great! We already have a Colt .45 3do and are getting all kinds of skins going now too! If you wanna know anything else go to http://fly.to/JaggedIce and check out our page!
The Colt 3do looks great, can't wait to see it textured.
Friday, October 29, 1999
New JK/MotS 3do: sfsgunboat.zip- Staff
Download: sfsgunboat.zip
Author: GoZ Studios
View: Screenshot
Description: The Cygnus Spaceworks Alpha Class Xg-1 Star Wing, a common Imperial Fighters that is equipped with both shields, a hyperdrive, as well as ion cannons and a strong hull. However, it is relatively slow and unmanueverable.
New JK/MotS 3do: sfsinterdictor.zip- Staff
Download: sfsinterdictor.zip
Author: GoZ Studios
View: Screenshot
Description: The 630 meter Sienar Fleet Systems Immobilizer-418 Intedictor Cruiser. Its gravity well projectors can prevent ships from entering hyperspace, and pull ships from hyperspace into realspace. Included are 8 different scaled 3dos.
New JK/MotS 3do: sfsexecutor.zip- Staff
Download: sfsexecutor.zip
Author: GoZ Studios
View: Screenshot
Description: Darth Vader\'s Executor-Class Command ship. Included are 8 different scaled 3dos.
New JK/MotS 3do: sfsisd.zip- Staff
Download: sfsisd.zip
Author: GoZ Studios
View: Screenshot
Description: The Imperial Class Star Detroyer, the Empire\'s most common warship. Included are 8 different scaled 3dos.
New JK/MotS 3do: sfsnella342.zip- Staff
Download: sfsnella342.zip
Author: GoZ Studios
View: Screenshot
Description: From the Star Wars RPG, the SorroSuub Nella 342 Stock Light Freighter, an old design still used in the outer rim.
New JK/MotS 3do: sfsotona.zip- Staff
Download: sfsotona.zip
Author: GoZ Studios
View: Screenshot
Description: The Correllian Engineering Corporation\'s YT-2000 Stock Light Freighter, the Otona, from X-Wing Alliance.
Spaceport Review - Kiramin
The Spaceport has posted a review of the Final Battle of The Phantom Menace TC. Check it out.
Wait a second... I'm confused... - Kiramin
Appearantly our hosted site, Irrelevant Skins has done something terrible. Mehab4 has created a new skin: not just ANY old skin, mind you, but a black-blue-and-white mandalorian! I have his confession in writing...
Wow, I did something relevant... please! Don't hurt me! Also, I made a horrible crash test dummy skin that will not be posted do to outstanding achievement in the field of crapulence.
Pretty scary huh? But don't worry, I figured out a nice little excuse. It's not really a mandalorian! It's simply some dude in a halloween costume, so it's really irrelevant after all...
Last Stand Productions: Ship Specs - Kiramin
I saw over at Outpost D-34 that Last Stand Productions has updated their website with some awesome ship screenshots.
Something Worth Looking At... - Kiramin
I followed a link to Vangilis Station from Outpost D-34 and found something worth taking a look at. They have just posted some new screenshots of their upcoming single player campaign: A Technological Advantage. I highly recommend heading over there to check them out.
Imperial Retribution Update - Brian
Got an email that Imperial Retribution, an upcoming mod by JM, has been updated. I couldn't figure out exactly *what* was updated, but go check out all the nifty screenshots. Remember, there was also a preview of this mod posted over at JKBTG Extras.
Thursday, October 28, 1999
New JK Multiplayer Level: Complexity - Kedri
File: Complexity
Author: Kingofthelight
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: Lowly, dark, complexity. Wonderful lighting, great balance of weapons. My best level so far...
The Search for Leia: Updated - Kedri
Anthony Piggott, author of the JK Single-Player Level The Search for Leia, sent in an updated version of the level, one that lets it run kosher in software mode. This update replaces the file we've currently got in our vast warehouse of JK files, so download away.
New JK Multiplayer Level: Rogue Arena - Kedri
File: Rogue Arena
Author: LadyVader_ROGUE
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: Rogue Arena is a multiplayer arena for those who prefer saber dueling with a Jedi focus. To minimize lag time, the level is intended for four players.

Webmaster note: 3D Acceleration must be enabled to properly view and play this level.
New DCM - Brian
Jedi Legacy announced that Al has released a new strip in his Diary of a Crazed Mimbanite series.
Force Commander/Indy Screenshots - Brian
Saw over at Blue's News that PC.IGN.COM has posted some new screenshots of the new LEC games, Indiana Jones and Force Commander. I personally cannot wait for Force Commander to come out... Imagince controlling the land battles like the battle at Hoth in glorious 3D.
JKBTG Extras Previews - Brian
JKBTG Extras, one of our killer hosted sites, has posted a couple of previews for your reading pleasure. First up is Imperial Weapons Pack 2, by DarthHaun. Second is JM's next masterpiece, Imperial Retribution. Head on over to the Extras to read them (they've got some killer screenshots, too, for all you screenshot junkies).
Wednesday, October 27, 1999
Sector Featured Project - Andy
The Sector has added another project to the "Featured Projects" section! Check out The House of Horrors. It is an MP level for regular JK, and it's based on the ICP song by the same name. I'm looking for people willing to design some new weapons for it, so if you want to help you can e-mail me.
Al MacDonald's Last Jedi Knight Skin Pack - Kiramin
Outpost D-34 just annouced that Al MacDonald has released his final skin pack for Jedi Knight. It's called the Jedi Duel Skinpack, and you can download it from Outpost D-34
ISP Update - Kiramin
Here are the latest skins that have been added to the lineup for the next Irrelevant Skin Pack.

Gene Simmons of KISS
Caveman
Boy Scout

Check out the screenshots over at their website.
PlanetVampire Launches! - Brian
As you may or may not know, I have long been involved with a vampire site, Vampire Central. However, we recently had the opportunity to join the GameSpy Network. Considering the size of their audience and the benefits they offer, we chose to accept their offer. For the past few weeks, my staff and I have been frantically gathering information and setting up what we feel will be the premiere V:tM site on the internet.

Confused? Vampire: The Masquerade - Redemption is a new game being developed by Nihilistic Software. Most of the members of Nihilistic are former employees of Lucasarts (which is why I decided to get involved in the first place). Vampire is a Role Playing game featuring one of the most advanced 3d engines on the market (developed in-house by a lot of the people who originally created the JK/Sith engine).

A lot of the appeal is based on the fact that Nihilistic is going to release all their editing/development tools to the public as the game itself is launched. These tools, along with support directly from Nihilistic and sites like PlanetVampire, will allow you to create your own Vampire chronicles. If you choose to go deeper, you can create a whole new game!

Well, without further delay, PlanetVampire today is featuring 6 exclusive (and rather amazing) screenshots. Also over there we've posted an interview with Rob Huebner, lead programmer and vice-president over at Nihilistic Software (he was also a senior programmer on Jedi Knight).

There's a lot of info over there, so go check it out! here's the link: PlanetVampire.com.
Spaceport Reviews - Brian
Outpost D-34 announced yesterday that The Spaceport has posted reviews of The Dark Emporer and Four Pillars.
Forum Downtime - Brian
Tonight between Midnight and 1am PST our forums will be moved from the old server to the new server. Hopefully we can get it done in the hour window mentioned above. There will be a "forums down" page listed there, so if you see it, don't worry. There should be no problem with the threads/users being moved over (cross your fingers). Questions, comments, concerns? Email me.
Tuesday, October 26, 1999
New JK Multiplayer Level: Time Travel: Nar Shaddaa - Slug
File: Time Travel: Nar Shaddaa
Author: Outatime and sqmagellan
Screenshots: No Screenshots
Description: You never would have believed it if you didn't see it with your own eyes! Out of nowhere came a brillant flash of light and these.. transporters.. appeared. Against your better judgement you venture in, and as the dust settles to your astondment you find yourself in a different time! Someone or something created these portals.. and it's your job to find out why..
New JK Multiplayer Level: A Restless Town During Tourist-Season - Slug
File: A Restless Town During Tourist-Season
Author: NorthChaos
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: A some-what small sabering-only level for 2+ players. High connectivity should cause some fun sabering even with larger groups.
New MotS Multiplayer Level: Museum - Slug
File: Museum
Author: LordPyk
Screenshots: No Screenshots
Description: This is my first published level. I tried to design it after a sith temple that holds some of their lost artifacts. Its has 4 rooms, plenty of secrets, and all the weapons. Happy Hunting!
New JK Multiplayer Level: The Xylian Spaceport - Slug
File: The Xylian Spaceport
Author: darkjedi86
Screenshots: No Screenshots
Description: A small spaceport on the planet Xylia. Xylian Spaceport is top-notch, equipped with a casino and bar, lounge, repair center and more!
New JK Multiplayer Level: The Arena of Courage - Slug
File: The Arena of Courage
Author: Kevinator
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: This level, inspired by Centrifuge recently released by Slug, focuses on gameplay. It is an arena-style level that is perfect for 2-4 players and strives to maintain a balance between aesthetics and framerate.
New MotS Multiplayer Level: Canyon Pit 2000 - Slug
File: Canyon Pit 2000
Author: EH_StitcheS007
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: This level is intended for gun lovers and saberists. It is a small yet unique level. You may remember the original Canyon Pit for MotS, well this is a revamped version that allows you MotS players have less lag and more fun. It is set for 2 - 8 players, and the only 3 weapons available are the Conc. Rifle, Rail Det, and Saber. So go have some fun and play some high quality action, you guys deserve it!
New JK Multiplayer Level: Sub's Saber Ground - Slug
File: Sub's Saber Ground
Author: x_SubHuman_x
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: Simple, low lag, fun - everything a saber level should be... However... There is a small twist - Much of the dueling takes place on a forcefield floor - shoot the switch above and away it goes, dropping any player who moves into THE PIT - from which there is little hope of escape... However, if you work out how to get yourself out, you could trap your enemy indefinatly... If you are into sabers - Try this!
New JK Multiplayer Level: FW-DM: Mountain of Power - Slug
File: FW-DM: Mountain of Power
Author: Spider AL
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: My first released level, made for my clan, FW. Medium to large deathmatch level with lots of differing locations. Plenty of traps and guns and indeterminate things like that too. Ahem. I was trying to find uses for little-used powers and weapons here, and due to a large maze-like network of air-ducts, I think I've accomplished it. the bedamned architecture isn't as good as I'd like though, (grr) but I'm reasonably satisfied with the gameplay. 4 players at least.
New JK Multiplayer Level: HOTEL2 V1.00 B - Slug
File: HOTEL2 V1.00 B
Author: Daniel Campbell
Screenshots: No Screenshots
Description: This is a medium level of a Hotel. Simular to the origonal HOTEL but better in maybe ways. It is not done yet so please feel free to e-mail me any bugs you may find. Also tell me what you think.
New JK Multiplayer Level: GunFightArena - Slug
File: GunFightArena
Author: Admir Korjenic
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: It's my first level for JK. It's extremely small and good for quick-action on the net. Lots of weapons. I've planned to make a trilogy of "GunFightArena" series and I hope SOMEONE will like it.
New Sector Hosted Site - Andy
Greetings all! In case you don't know me I'm Andy from Sector: The JK co-op. We have just hosted a new project, entitled Dark Empire Rising. It looks pretty interesting so check it out.
Etc. - Brian
Whoop, found a bug in the 3do script... from now on when they are posted the filename should appear in the headline as well as in the text there. Only took 20 posts for me to realize that ;-) Also had some downtime last night - we apologize for that and are trying to get these server outages resolved with our host...
Some Cool Screenshots - Kiramin
I was over at Outpost D-34 and saw the Last Stand Productions had posted some cool screenshots [1] [2]
Jedi Reviews Lives Up To Their Name - Kiramin
Jedi Reviews just came out with tons of new reviews. Here they are:

JK Review: Night Ops
JK Review: Mountain Home
JK Review: Dark Sect
JK Review: Sub's Saber Ground
MOTS Review: Xizor's Palace
MOTS Review: The Bridge
MOTS Review: Canyon Pit 2000
Monday, October 25, 1999
Beautiful Screens - Slug
Our hosted site, JKBTG Extras, has posted some of the most beautiful screenshots I've ever seen of an upcoming level. Click your way over there and check them out - Truly great stuff.
New Jedi Knight 3do: - Staff
File: truck.zip
Author: DrkJedi82
View: Screenshot
Description: This is a big truck modeled after my own.
New MotS 3do: - Staff
File: seguard.zip
Author: Pierrick Brouillet
View: Screenshot
Description: Replaces the Rebel commando with the Senate Guard from TPM.
New Jedi Knight 3do: - Staff
File: dagger.zip
Author: Thuroly3D
View: Screenshot
Description: A dagger.
New MotS 3do: - Staff
File: celphi.zip
Author: Dante
View: Screenshot
Description: The Corellian Engineering Corporation\'s Y-1800 was an attempt to create a inexpensive quickly produced personal cargo transport. The \"Celphi\" is the personal ship of Maria Corren, who along with her brother Jace explore the galaxy searching for ancient treasures.
New MotS 3do: - Staff
File: bookshelf.zip
Author: Chemelion
View: Screenshot
Description: A book shelf, and a candle, and books, and other such stuff that you would have on it.
New JK/MotS 3do: - Staff
File: teen1.zip
Author: Tee
View: Screenshot
Description: N1 Starfighter
New JK/MotS 3do: - Staff
File: moncalcruiser.zip
Author: Snootle
View: Screenshot
Description: A Mon-Calamari Star Cruiser
New Jedi Knight 3do: - Staff
File: briefcase.zip
Author: SoM_Zuljin
View: Screenshot
Description: A small 3do that may be used in the upcoming mod from Mad Cow Productions, War is Hayl.
New MotS 3do: - Staff
File: jabba.zip
Author: Anthony Piggott
View: Screenshot
Description: A Jabba the Hutt 3do for editors to use in their levels, it works with Ka\'Pa the Hutt .KEY files, so you can animate it for cutscenes
Night Ops Update - Brian
Got word from ROL_danscha that we posted the wrong version of his level, Night Ops. We have now received the correct version, so if you go to the level page, you can download it.
New JK/MotS 3do: - Staff
File: stoners.zip
Author: Loka Hask
View: Screenshot
Description: 9 statue 3dos in different poses. The statues either have a spear, a sword, or two swords.
New JK/MotS 3do: - Staff
File: pitdroid3do.zip
Author: BoBo Fett
View: Screenshot
Description: A multi-meshed character 3do resource using the dflt.cmp for Jedi Knight/MotS Editors. All the pivot points are set and l also included a few keys to get you started.
New 3do Section Up - Brian
After a ton of work from Kedri and Slug, the new 3do section is up and running. It looks pretty much the same as the old one, but it's all database driven which means that in the future, you will be able to sort by author, date added, etc. It also means that the new script is up and running and new 3do's should start showing up very shortly. Thanks for your patience.
Etc. - Brian
Well, the DNS transfers haven't taken effect yet, I will be on the phone today with Internic to try to get it sorted out. This just means that you will continue having to use our IP address. "Massassi.net" should be back soon though.
Sunday, October 24, 1999
JEDi Reviews - Slug
Got this email about updates at JEDi Reviews.
The hard-working JEDi Reviews has completed reviews of the following mp levels:
  • Xizor's Palace [mots]
  • Night Ops [jk]
  • The Bridge [mots]
  • Mountain Home [jk]
  • Dark Sect [jk]
  • Sub's Saber Ground [jk]
  • Canyon Pit 2000 [mots]
Emperor's Reach IV - Slug
Saw over at OD-34 that Emperor's Reach IV has been released. David Mchale's darktroopers have made their return again, but it's a solid level otherwise.. And if you dig the darktroopers, hey, all the better.. Head over to OD-34 to grab the file..
Please Don't Hurt Us.. - Slug
A few people have been getting annoyed at us for not posting their levels or 3dos recently, so allow me to explain. As for 3dos, the 3do section isn't quite ready yet - Soon though, soon.. We've got 12 3dos just sitting around waiting to be posted - If you sent one in, we've got it, don't worry. As for levels, well, we've got ourselves a spiffy new 3do script, but the only problem is due to it using a database, we have to go and re-add every single 3do we've ever had sent in.. That's 100 plus 3dos. I'm sure you can see that this takes a good deal of time, and effort that we would otherwise be using to post levels and news. Things'll work themselves out soon though, never you worry.
Mordor Temple Updates - Kedri
This came in from Gandalf the Wizard over at the Mordor Temple:
The Mordor Temple has got yet a new design, and all its sections are up and running at last. The File Database section is coming along fast too, so keep your eyes peeled.
New Reviews at Absolute Jedi - Kedri
Ed from Absolute Jedi sent in this update:
Absolute Jedi has posted 2 new reviews. Jet Force Gemini S1, and Centrifuge. Also, we are having a poll to find out if we should get a new message board or not. So please go and vote.
Saturday, October 23, 1999
New DCM's - Brian
Mark let me know that Al has updated his Diary of a Crazed Mimbanite comic strip with numbers 45 and 46.
Friday, October 22, 1999
The People Have Spoken! - Kedri
This came in a short while ago from Captain Ramen at Outpost D-34:

Outpost D-34's old poll, 'The multiplayer project I'm most looking forward to is...,' is over and the results are in. Spork, a Jedi Legacy production, recieved first place with 42.06% of the vote. Art of the Lightsaber, a Sandcrawler Productions production, got second place with 31.35% of the vote. Third - BFP 3 (JKMAG) - 15.48%; Fourth - Rites of Xanthus (VC Alliance) - 7.94%; Fifth - Marilyn Manson vs Spice Girls (MMvSG) - 3.17%. 252 of you stuffed the ballot box.

As always, you can view our past polls in the archives.

Our new poll, 'Why won't Jedi Legacy's Domain Transfer?' is up and running. Be sure to head on over to the ballot box and vote!

Oh how I love posting HTML-ready news!
BFP 2.1 MotS - Brian
Chyren of the Jedi Knight Multiplayer Addon Group let me know that they have released the "Big Fluffy Pack" (BFP) version 2.1 for MotS. In case you don't know, BFP is a very large skin pack. You will need the BFP 2.0 to use 2.1, which adds 55 new skins. To get it, visit the BFP 2.1 Page.

If you don't have the original version (or the JK version), you can get it here. If you are having download troubles with the JK VERSION ONLY - try our local copies: http://198.92.131.5/files/jk_and_mots/bfp/. We will mirror the mots versions tomorrow...
Spaceport Reviews: Outpost - Brian
The Spaceport has posted a review of Jepman's recent level, Oupost. The review focuses on the fact that the level is small, which seems to have been the point of the level in the first place...
LSP Screenshots - Brian
Outpost D-34 posted some killer screenshots of LSP's upcoming mod, Death From Above.
Screenshots - Brian
Couple of bits here...

Thursday, October 21, 1999
Updated Level Features at TACC - Ryan
The Admiral's Command Chamber has updated with two updated level features for "Dark Emperor II" and "A Jedi's Quest." Both authors report that the levels are nearing completion, so be sure to visit the site to catch up on all the details.
Happy Birthday Carrie Fisher - Kiramin
I saw over at The Force.Net that Carrie Fisher was born on October 21, 1956. Leia fans rejoice.
New JK Skin Pack: UMK3 - Kiramin
AVP Marine submited this skin pack (297kb) to Jediknight.Net.
This is my Jediknight UMK3 (Mortal Ultimate Kombat) Ninja SkinPack, it has really good looking Ninja skins from the games UMK3 and MKTrilogy.
Return of the Hyperview - Kiramin
Thats right. Hyperview is up and running with a brand new site design. Don't worry, all their reviews of old are still there. They may have a fresh new look, but they definitely aren't starting from scratch. They've made a few other changes, as well. Check it out.
ISP Is Still Kicking - Kiramin
Irrelevant Skins hasn't layed down to die after the release of their first skin pack. They already have 5 new skins lined up for the sequel.

  • Jimi Hendrix
  • Mr. T
  • RuPaul
  • Dr. Zaius
  • Senor Body Cast

For screenshots, check out their website.
New Screenshots at TPMTC - Kiramin
The Phantom Menace Total Conversion for Jedi Knight has updated their characters section with some new screenshots of Anakin (in wire frame) and the battle droids. Head over there to check them out.
Whats New at the Spaceport - Kiramin
The Spaceport has added a few more reviews to it's collection. They are also looking for another good critic. Head over their way for more info. Or if you are interested in the reviews, here they are:

JK MP Review: Centrifuge
MOTS MP Review: Sith Arena
MOTS SP Review: The Last Command
Wednesday, October 20, 1999
Boy Scouts Skin Pack - Kiramin
Have you earned your Lightsaber Badge yet? If not, check out this skin pack. It's Wesauron's first skin pack, so its only 3 skins. However, I commend this. Too many people start Jedi Knight editing by trying to create these gigantic mods, and all they deliver is nothing. Its nice to see someone starting small and actually going through with it. Way to go Wesauron.

Thanks to Jediknight.Net for this news.
Regional Damage - Slug
Ramen has been working on a very cool thing for his upcoming mod, Death From Above - Regional damage. For those of you not familiar with regional damage, it means if you shoot a person in the head, it'll do more damage then a shot to the chest. What's cooler is that he's decided to share the cog with everyone, and even wrote a tutorial to explain how to use it. Read more about it at OD-34. We'll have a local copy of the tutorial available in our tutorial section soon..
New JK Multiplayer Level: The Outpost - Brian
File: The Outpost
Author: Jepman
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: This is a small 2/4 player Jk Multiplayer level. It is set in a small rebel outpost. Originally was made for JK Arena, but my buddy BrianL stressed me to release something and thought this was great so here it is. There is a Saber and a Guns version included.

Webmasters Note: If you want a taste of what the action in JK Arena will be like, download this level and play it one-on-one in the guns version!
New JK MOD: Ulic Qel-Droma Skin - Brian
File: Ulic Qel-Droma Skin
Author: Jedi Jay
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: Play in multiplayer as the great Jedi Knight, Ulic Qel Droma.
New JK Multiplayer Level: Sphere - Brian
File: Sphere
Author: LowD and Huck
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: Small level consisting of one big sphere and a control room overlook. Intended to help in weapons training. Has several switches for controlling when guns, shields and force should be avaliable. There is a force field lockout switch in the control room so trainers can instruct and not fear being killed while doing so. The level can hold up to 6 players and force level 4 is recomended.
New JK Multiplayer Level: Night Ops - Brian
File: Night Ops
Author: Meik Dembach
Screenshots: No Screenshots
Description: A small and dark (hence the name) deathmatch level, ideal for both sabre duels AND gun fights (yeah!), better for at least mf games, 'coz some items are placed kinda high :-). This level is intended for 2-4 players.
DCM: MotS Special Edition - Brian
Wow, Kedri announced yesterday that the new Diary of a Crazed Mimbanite was out, but it looks like he missed the new Mysteries of the Sith Special Edition! Check it out if you wish...
New Versions of JkEdit - Brian
The JkEdit Homepage has released versions 3.00, 2.60, and 1.60 of their JK/MotS level editor. Version 3.0 is a new string designed for DirectX 7.0. Here is the info:
New Features:
  • The Search option in the Materials in Level dialog has been enhanced
  • The Link command has been improved
  • The Option command has been improved
  • The Template Manager command has been improved
  • Improved Help system
Bug Fix:
  • Adjoined surfaces were wrongly picked with GEO set to Not Rendered
Thanks as always to Ole Thomasen for sending in the news.
Absolute Jedi Reviews 6000 Block - Brian
Got an email from Ed over at Absolute Jedi. They've reviewed my recently released level, 6000 Block. Check out the review if you'd like.
New JK Multiplayer Level: Cold Steel 1 - Kedri
File: Cold Steel 1
Author: DotF_Lightside
Screenshots: No Screenshots
Description: This is a small level, kinda neat. Can't beat the download time. Good for up to 6 players (there are only 6 walkplayers). Walk on catwalks, scope out enemies, very close combat.
New JK Multiplayer Level: Jet Force Gemini S1 - Kedri
File: Jet Force Gemini S1
Author: DotF_Lightside
Screenshots: No Screenshots
Description: This MP level is good for 4-5 people, but with two players it rocks! This is an almost exact translation of the N64 hit game, Jet Force Gemini. This should give people a taste of what the game is like. This is a survival level, without a lot of guns, but man, lots of action. Series 2 of 3 will be coming out later. And don't be fooled by the file size!
New JK Multiplayer Level: Sith Twins Saber Level - Kedri
File: Sith Twins Saber Level
Author: DotF_Lightside
Screenshots: No Screenshots
Description: One of these is a very good remake/conversion of the old single-player level, and I thought that level would rock in sabers, so I tried to make it true to the game. Hopefully it is.
Screenshot Caption Contest at ASWG - Kedri
CaliGirl posted this earlier today at JK.net: it seems the gang over at the Australian Star Wars Gaming site is having a screenshot caption competition...
Have a good look at this screenshot of TPM, activate your witty sense of humor and create a caption to couple the image - up to 25 words, no more. Enter your caption into this forum thread for a chance to win the following swag of Star Wars goodness:
  • STAR WARS EPISODE 1 INSIDERS' GUIDE PC
  • STAR WARS EPISODE 1 RACER PC
  • STAR WARS EPISODE 1 THE PHANTOM MENACE PC
  • STAR WARS X WING ALLIANCE PC
  • STAR WARS BEHIND THE MAGIC PC
  • STAR WARS REBELLION PC
Be sure to register as a member of the forums or leave your email address so we can contact you if you win. Entries close on the 15th of November.
Tuesday, October 19, 1999
New JK Multiplayer Level: Dark Sect - Kedri
File: Dark Sect
Author: LoneGrayWolf
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: The Dark Sect is always seeking to sacrifice "LightSide Jedi" in order to harvest the force power for their Dark One!!! The level has a dark religious theme to it. It is a large level with many areas to fight in: the Lava, Kell, and Glass Tube Rooms, just to name a few. The level is intended for four or more players. There is a Very Secret Room that will be very hard to find, unless you have JED. In the room there are two traps that you can use on your friends. And the best part is that you don't need a camera to view your fragging. Enjoy the level and have some clean fun playing it.
DCM #44 - Kedri
Al MacDonald's cranked out another strip of his Diary of a Crazed Mimbanite. Warning: obscure references to early-80s television shows!