Sounds like you're using a no-CD crack to play the game. Do you?
Crack from razor? :Puzzled: What kind of a crack is that? And what razor? Our Raz0r here? :wiener: In any case, don't use crack (and don't do drugs in general =p) to play the game. As far as I know, this game doesn't like it when people crack it (with a crowbar =p) and sabotages itself pretty much in the way you described.
Is your copy of the game legal anyway?
Just to clear it up, he doesn't mean a crack from me. He's referring to a
damn good well-known cracking group.
Remove the crack and you'll be fine.
Contrary to the popular belief, saying "it doesn't work, help" without providing any additional informations what so ever isn't enough for us to offer any kind of advice and / or possible solution for the problem.
So, how about some info about your computer, for a start?
- RAM amount
- Graphic card (exact model and currently installed driver version)
- Operating System (XP, Vista, Windows 7 or whatever you have)
- Currently installed DirectX version
- Is it a desktop computer or a laptop
Most of that you can find by pressing Windows-meta + scroll-lock and running dxdiag from the start menu.
Here is an easy fix, put together by the dad of one of my clanmates:
1) Clean your drivers with Driver Sweeper Guru3D - Driver Sweeper (Setup) download from Guru3D.com
2) Get the AMD 10.10 (I got the hotfix C version, not sure what the differences are, so you should try read up on that).
3) Put this .dll file into the GameData folder: 2shared - download ati.zip (it wont overwrite anything) It's a .dll file containing the old OpenGL technology used for older games like Q3 engine based games. It's a safe download.
4) Go play.
If that doesn't work, then I suggest repeating the process, BUT, trying another 10.10 version and also updating the drivers for your motherboard's southbridge.
I have another possible solution for the problem "imported" from the Star Trek: Elite Force community. Since both Elite Force games and both Jedi Knight games use modified Quake 3 engine, proposed solution for the ATI users (which apparently has proven to be successful) who have problems with both Elite Force games might work for the ATI users who have the same or a similar problem with Jedi Academy as well.
inoremap;5415997try to install catalyst 10.10, rename ef2.exe to quake3.exe and run renamed quake3.exe[/QUOTE]Tricorder;5416062Are you serious about that? :Puzzled: Renaming the .exe file? :wiener:[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=inoremap;5416129]Yes, precisely. Driver perform optimization differently, depending on the name of the executable. This is definitely a dirty hack, but sometimes it's the only way for driver developers to provide performance for different applications. As I could understand at finding a solution to the problem of poor performance EF2 on a modern computer, some old programs, initializing opengl extensions, can not correctly handle a large number of new extensions in modern drivers, and in such cases the drivers provided workarounds for the most popular programs. It works for me. After renaming EF2.exe to quake3.exe game started to work well on the graphics card HD5670.[QUOTE=GSIO01;5420954]Renaming the executable works for Elite Force (Severe framerate issues - UberGames: Gaming Enthusiasts Forum).
Of course, instead of EF2.exe, you will rename JA's executable files; jasp.exe and/or jamp.exe to quake3.exe. I haven't tested this (proud NVIDIA user here =p), so I don't know if it'll work or not. It can't hurt to try. You can always rename the files back to their original names if it doesn't work.
Yup, I just tried renaming it to quake3 and it worked perfectly. I didn't even do the stuff in the 1st post. Oh and this was on a HD6870 for JK2 if it makes any difference.
Cheers for that Tricorder