Very new to this game. What do i need to do before I start downloading skins, playing online, etc? what is JA+?
What do i need to do before I start downloading skins, playing online, etc?
You don't really need anything, but you should first download; http://jediknight2.filefront.com/file/Jedi_Knight_Academy_Patch_101;20459 That is the 1.01 Patch. Once downloaded, Run and Install.
From there on, your running a clean 'base' folder. That is mainly one thing that you could do before downloading. Of course, download from www.jk3files.com and use the Readme's to locate where you need to place the files.
JA+ A+ is the official name for the JediMoves.com Mod Project. This server side Mod for Windows/Linux/Mac is designed to add cool features and enable admin commands to help ensure your rules are respected and to make your server more configurable. This mod will not drastically change the general feel of the game, it will simply add fun features or enhance features in order to satisfy Jedi Academy clans. When all the new options are turned OFF, the gameplay becomes unchanged.
The main goal of this mod is to add or enhance a lot of features in a total configurable ''Plus'' JediAcademy version (that is why i called it JA+). This is the full distribution pack. It includes the clientside JA+ Plugin as well as some helpful tools to aid server administrators. For full documentation of the plugin itself, please download the plugin and its readme separately.
Example of features ==> --Compatibility with all OS Windows, Linux and Mac --Support for the New JA+ GLA animations(yes i know it adds 8Mo to the mod) --Multiple duels at once --Full force Duels --Duel Isolation (Non interference) --No Rules Alternate Dimension --Flipkicks without altering wall run --Admin commands + Admin Abuse Detection --Speak mod (admin, clan and team) --Clan Tag Protection --Team gametypes auto-balance (teams with the same number of players) --MultiTaunt Sound, and multiCustom player sounds. --AutoReplier integrated working with all foreign versions of the game. --Easy saber change without respawning --Tons of new emotes --Fake player name detection system based on IP detection --All SP attacks added + completely new attacks and new DFA + SP force moves with new extended effects --Extended Melee attacks --New items (melee, jetpack, flameThrower,grapple hook ) --Model size scaling system --Configurable saber Damages --New Vote system management + AntiVoteSpam --Capability of activating a real JK2 gameplay with moves and damages --Profanity Filter --Chat GOD (attack immunity while in console or chat mode) + Inactivity AutoProtect --Highlander ffa gametype modification --JediVsMerc mod enhancement --Client Side Plugin for players --RGB clothes and sabers + various saber core/line/trails styles effects. --Extensive Anti cheat system ( Macro scan , models exploit, yawspeed....etc...) --Client scripts that bind keys to improve accessibility and more... --gender support for missing skins (replaced by a default male or a female model) --JA+ BitValue calculator to compute all bit value CVars. --BaseJKA vehicle limit of 16 modified to allow a maximum of 32 distinct vehicles to be spawned in a map. --Maximum size of .veh & .vwp files increased to allow the loading of a lot more pk3 vehicle files (more than 50). --JA+ server tracker for website (server info in real time, who's playing, rcon cmds, server configs....viewable in a web page) -- JA+ sabers Support : a great saber pack included, new hilts...etc.. with extended sabers features like holstering animations and holsters model. --Many lot of corrected basejka Bugs
JA+ is a server-side Mod which is made even better by a client-side plugin containing separate .pk3 files.. This plugin is designed to give UI, animation and feature enhancement to your client side game. You are not obligated to install the plugins with the JA+ server side part to run a JA+ server.
This Mod contains a number of powerful admin commands that must be executed by a real human player as well as automatic admin systems executed by the server. However, in order to be sure not to punish the wrong person or to decrease a player's personal liberties, the automatic admin system is "light" coded. (For example the fake name detection system will just warn players). The automatic admin system will not make the decision to kick, or ban players. With this mod, i preferred to give full admin power and let the server owner detect admin abuse/autoBan abusers with the admin abuse detection system. These commands are not abusive, people are. Now if you want to abuse with those admin features, think about the fact that all players will tend to play on better servers. There are enough servers for that.... :)
install- - just delete all pk3 files in your gamedata/japlus folder. - then unzip this zip file into your gamedata folder. It should place all needed pk3 files into your gamedata/japlus folder - then load the mod using the load mod menu of your game
PS : the japlus_gla_anims.pk3 must be installed in BASE folder and not in japlus folder on both server and clients in order to use them.
for detailed info, go in japlus\japlus_doc For detailed notes about the plugin, read the Plugin_readme.rtf
PS: For MAC users, all the dll are now integrated in the PK3 of the mod. You need the MAC Patch 1.01d or above to make it working.
"All SP attacks added"
Untrue. There are plenty of moves you cannot use in JA+. Such as the back flip single saber attack. (Backflip, attack. Makes you twirl dwn your sabers, land on hands and then spring up.)
These aren't my words. There from the JA+ Official Readme. So im not the one you should be discussing about it to. I hate JA+, never had it, never want it.