Saturday, February 12, 2000
New Hosted Site at Jedi Nights - darkjedi86
Jedi Nights has announced the opening of their new hosted site, The Mandalorian Editing Alliance. Here's what Jedi Nights has to say:

I'm very pleased to announce our newest hosted site here @ JN - Mandalorian Editing Alliance (MEA). They've got a sweet looking mod for JK called Smorph. Here's a quick description: When you use this mod, you will be able to morph and fly either the crow or a tie bomber. Thats right, you can now BECOME a ship! Sounds hot... check out their site here.
Absolute Updates - darkjedi86
Absolute Jedi has updated their Featured Level to the Rebels vs. Imperials Early Preview by Dylan. For those of you who don't know, Absolute Jedi every two weeks changes their Featured Level, and when the level is featured, a page is devoted to that level with pictures, and an interview with the author. As always, the level gets a score. In this case the RvI Early Preview got a 46.5 out of a scale from -50 to 50! So go pay Absolute Jedi a visit!
Jedi Knight Screensaver Project - blujay
Mike Starr sent this update on the project:
With only two short weeks to go, the Jedi Knight Screensaver Project is drawing to a close. We have a pretty good variety of pics for the program, but we can always use more. Folks, there's no such thing as a bad pic. Give it a shot and send it in!

In case you haven't seen the previous posts, this is a project to make a screensaver from screenshots taken in Jedi Knight and Mysteries of the Sith. I accept any and all pics from the basic stock levels up to completely user-made environments. PCX files are fine, JPG/JPEG and BMP files are preferred and putting it all in a ZIP file would be nice. And, by all means, multiple submissions are fine.

While you're at it, try your skill as a MIDI composer and make a Star Wars medley to go along with the project. I will take the best written MIDI with the longest run time and/or themes incorporated. Act now, before the competition heats up!

Try your hand as a Jedi-photographer and/or Star Wars musician! Send your submissions to!

On a side note, I do not have the e-mail address for the artist named JK[Meteor]. The address will be needed later, so please contact me at as soon as possible.
Forum Move Status - Brian
I know, there have been a lot of "status" posts lately, but we'll get back on the news in a couple of days (if not sooner). Anyway, I just finished deleting all the users on the forums who haven't ever posted a message. If you had registered, but didn't get a chance to post yet, please re-register! We had about 300 registrations get deleted. For the actual move, I'm going to take care of it Sunday night, which seems to be the time when the least people are visiting.
Command Chamber Screenshot Contest - Brian
The Admiral's Command Chamber has just announced the winner of it's first screenshot contest. Who is it? Head on over there!
Amazing AI - blujay
I just discovered this thread on the Cog forum. It's amazing, [JK]Meteor has written a brand-new AI bot cog. He has a demo level you can download and play for MotS and he's working on a JK version. It's really amazing what the bot can do, he can chase you, search for you, pick up items, determine the best weapon, lay mines, etc. This is really amazing. I highly recommend you check it out! The thread again
Going Out of Town - blujay
Well, I'm going out of town tomorrow for a few days and should hopefully be back sometime Wednesday. I'll try to get a few final posts up but aside from that I won't have much time to do any Massassi stuff. If you e-mail me and don't get a response, you know why.  (c;  See you in a few days!
Thursday, February 10, 2000
Server Status - Brian
I got notice today that UGO will be hosting our forums. This *should* mean that they'll speed up quite a bit, as well as taking a huge processor load off our current server. I have to call and get the information this morning, and hopefully I will have the forums moved over within 2 days. This means some downtime (probably a couple of hours while the files move over), but all users and old messages should stay intact. I will post a message on the main page here when I start moving the forums, as well as one when the move is finished.
Wednesday, February 9, 2000
Massive Sector Update - Staff
Tons of mods have been added over at Sector. Stop on by and start downloading!
MPG Updates - Brian
Monday the Massassi Players Group updated with a bunch of new levels. I'd also like to mention that if you didn't get your password through email, please drop me a note! I will send it to you ASAP. Note: If you emailed me in the last 3 days and haven't gotten a response, please bear with me - more on this below).
Etc. - Brian
I've just finished 3 days in a row of 12 hour shifts (6PM - 6AM) - add to that driving/eating/sleeping time and I haven't had any time left at all to work on the site. Today was the last day, so things should get back to normal for me in about 12 hours (when I rest up and do some cleaning). I haven't had time at all to respond to any email, so if you've written me recently, I will get back to you soon! I hope to get all the MPG passwords out (I think there were 3) this morning, but then I'm hitting the bed...

I did, however, get a chance to talk to our hosting company about our subdomain problems and server overload. They offered to put us on a better server - an offer we will be taking advantage of. Hopefully the problems will clear up as that happens. I hope that the move will go smoother than the last one. No timeline on this yet, but when I get more info, I'll be sure to post it here.

Finally, be sure to check out one of my other projects, Watto's Junkyard. Kiramin has been working like mad to get the artwork section up to par (he's almost done!). He's posted a new poll asking "Who is your favorite 'Bad Guy?'" Please support us and vote for the Sarlacc! He's also posted a few new pieces of artwork (click image to visit Watto's and get the larger version).

Submitted by: Josh Sylvia

Tuesday, February 8, 2000
Force Commander Screens - Brian
Monolith3d reports that the official Force Commander site has posted a bunch of new screens (12). This game looks simply amazing.
Millennium Updates - Slug
Our hosted site, Millennium has posted some spiffy new stuff.. Here's the skinny..
  • New poll
  • New Cog Quiz
  • New custom cog helper
  • Last week's poll results(my name stands for...)
Specter Studios Launches - Slug
Specter Studios has launched. The site is home to the JKRP and screenshots of various authors' Massassi contest levels. The group is comprised of some really talented guys, really great looking stuff..
Monday, February 7, 2000
Command Chamber Review & Contest - Ryan
The Admiral's Command Chamber has posted a new review of the Mysteries of the Sith level "Narra: A Slave's Tale Part 2." A review of "Staging Area" should be posted soon as well, so fee free to visit the site to keep updated on the latest content. Also, the screenshot contest is drawing to a close, so be sure to submit your answers by February 10, 2000.
Specter Studios Launches - blujay
Jepman sent in word that Specter Studios, makers of the JKRPG project, have finally opened their Web site. They have information on the JKRPG, and screenshots of their members' Massassi Level Contest levels. They're looking great, so be sure to go take a look.
Hyperview Reviews Mechanics of the Force - blujay
Dethlord sent word that Hyperview has put up a review of Mechanics of the Force, an excellent SP level. They give it five stars, so go check it out.
Sunday, February 6, 2000
Rites of Xanthus Update - blujay
Viper says that the new 3do page and a page on the Castle of Galadoor MP level have been added to the Rites of Xanthus site.
Army TC SP Release - blujay
Obsidian sent in this news:
A special version of the Army TC has been released just for SP use. It will allow use of the Army TC guns on any SP MotS level, however it will not work in MP at all. As an added bonus, 2 new skins were added for this SP release that will appear in the MP beta 3 release. One for Kyle (nocturnal camo) and one for Mara (swat). The Bunker site has more details about the SP release. Feel free to e-mail us with any questions or comments.
Spawn TC Updates - blujay
Vindicare sent word that the Spawn TC News site has been updated.