Several of us at Map-Craft have formed a Team and have begun work on a full SP Mod to rival in size that of the default SP for JKA. Currently we have begun work on 6 missions with several more to go. The storyline takes place shortly after the events of JKA, utilizing a new player character (in development). The game will revolve around unknown space, the theoretical "ancient Sith", Mandalorian decendants troops, and a new classification known as the thrall.
We are having some troubles though concerning models/skins:
1) For some of the foot soldiers, we would like to use various already made models/skins out there, though, many have been out for so long, contacting these people is proving impossible (for permission). We do not plan to alter any of the models and will of course give full credit, but my question here is, if I can not get ahold of them, should I not use their work?
2) If anyone has made sith-like, or dark Jedi/jedi models/skins and would allow use to utilize them in this SP Mod, please feel free to let me know, or show me.
3) We need as many robot/droid type npc's as we can get our hands on. If anyone has any ideas of new ones, or pre-existing ones out there that the author is still around, We would be most grateful.
4) basically, what we are in need of overall is as follows:
a) Droids b) Mandalorians kotor style(not the ported stuff) c) Thrall footsoldiers (jedi turned to the dark side..zombish appearring) d) Ancient Sith (theorietical from Unknown space.. discussed from the expanded jedi universe)
e: Manadalorian Boss- not saber weilding f: Mandalorian Boss2- Vibroblade staff user g: Ancient SIth apprentice: Dual Sabers h: To Be developed I: Main Boss- single saber (planning stages has begun)
Thanks for your attention to this. Any suggestions, ideas, or thoughts would be welcome.
~LK~ Project Leader Map-Craft.com
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15th March 2005
We do not plan to alter any of the models and will of course give full credit, but my question here is, if I can not get ahold of them, should I not use their work?
That's really a matter of personal preference. If you've been trying to get ahold of them and have discovered it's not possible, very few people would hold it against you if you went ahead and used the model. After all, saying "You can use my work if you e-mail me" and then making it impossible to do so is rude.
However some would take the approach of "they said you can't without permission, so you can't." As I said, it's up to personal preference. JKFiles uses the former philosophy, but then again we also warn that mods will be taken down if that particular author finds out one day and disapproves. It's a touchy situation either way.
Thanks Inyri, I think Ill continue with the approach of not using unless I actually get ahold of them.. feels safer for a project with this size and scope.
Though, I'm still interested for any ideas etc for the other areas above.
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15th March 2005
I would probably tend to make that same decision for a big project like that, as there are always alternatives.
Can I ask how much (if anything) you have done on this project yet? Any visuals yet?
At this point, the team consists of:
Project lead: ~LK~ Project lead2: DarthG Project lead3: EB Map Devs:
Lazarus Immenor Shadow Knight Ockniel JSJ Guss MaceCrusherMaddunusus Hirato Moosie Imagine EB Eris Szico VII ~LK~ DarthG
-Areas currently under construction:
1) Genosis 2) Yavin (two seperate areas) 3) Dagobah 4) Daantoine (academy ruins) 5) Taatoine 6) Sulon (a moon of sullust)
This mod will be a full playable SP game when completed, not afew levels. I will post pics when I can of the various mission sites. We are making sure that we allow for the use of randmized scripted events in each level, so in theory, if you play a level 5 times, the scripted events taking place in them will never be the same.
The two areas we are potentially having issues with would be models and the voice overlays. We have a skinner, and a guy who is excelent with models, though he is not familiar with JKA.
alright, I just got permission from chairwalker to use his super battle droid model.
Waiting on replies from afew others concerning the footsoldiers. Also in the process of having sketches of each boss made.
i started on a mandalorian from kotor, i was using reference images that i got from datalord though and when i got this new PC the files in the my pictures folder all got messed up somehow when i was transfering everything so hopefully datalord will see this and resend the images he gave me before. i started and only have the torso and a start on the head, id need someone to skin it though cause i suck at that.