Jedi Academy Mod (1.6)

It's been so long since we've seen an update to the Jedi Academy mod for JK2, so I'm not going to quote the last review. I'm just gonna...

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It's been so long since we've seen an update to the Jedi Academy mod for JK2, so I'm not going to quote the last review. I'm just gonna give you a whole new one. :)

Jedi Academy mod was a staple for JK2. Hands down, the best mod for the game. Admin commands were simple, you didn't drown in a sea of cvars and there were just enough emotes to keep the players satisfied. It's the mod that probably had the fewest updates, and was the most stable. But then JA came out. And 1.5 of Jedi Academy mod for JK2 was going to be the last. Since most people jumped over to JA, JK2 was kinda left behind. Then, several people decided they liked JK2 better and went back - only to find that idle hands are the devil's tools. Some bored "hackers" (and I use that term loosely) discovered an exploit in the 1.5 mod that would allow that person to join empowered and with full admin access. This was wreaking havoc on JK2 servers. ChosenOne was contacted by many regarding this exploit, but having moved on to other things, Chosen didn't intend to update his mod. Instead, he handed over the code to Orion who has now, finally, thankfully updated the mod and fixed the exploit for this favorite mod for JK2.

So if you run a JK2 server and you like the JA mod, but didn't use it because of the exploit, go ahead and download 1.6. It should fix that exploit and once again bring order and peace to your server. :) Good work Orion. Can't wait to see what you do with the JAR mod for Jedi Academy!

~AmosMagee

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::INFO::
Author: Orion
EMail: orion2486@hotmail.com
Thanks: Michael "cHoSeN oNe" Nohai, for handing development over to me.

MOD:
 This mod is the official mod for the Jedi Academy. A server-side only modification designed to keep the peace and order on the servers. This is the final chapter of this great series for Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast® as we get ready for Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy®. With that in mind, I set out and improved this mod with the way I wanted it to in the past. It's loaded with Admin Commands, Client Commands, Emotes, Options, and cVars; Extremely modified to meet any clans expectations. This is truly the only mod you will ever need to get that doesn't alter the normal gameplay of Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast® Please visit us at http://www.thejediacademy.net, http://jamod.jk3files.com or on IRC at #jedi-academy, irc.quakenet.org Stay tuned to the new mod Jedi Academy Reloaded™ for Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy® which will be bigger and better than the JA Mod series for Jk2.


::INSTALL::
Linux:
Create a directory like this:
/home/.../jk2/academy
where '/home/.../jk2/' is the path where you installed Jedi Knight II. Now you can start the server with the '+set fs_game academy' argument.

Example:
./jk2ded +set fs_game academy +exec server.cfg +exec academy.cfg

Script:
Place in location of your server's jk2 root directory.
View the cron script by using the crontab -1 command to see the script.
Next edit the script using the crontab -e command and map the path to the perl script.
If you wish to Back-up at 5 am every week, every month, type the following.
0 5 * * 0 /path/jk2root/jk2logbackup.pl
If you wish to have an email sent to you in case the script fails, type MAILTO="your email"


Windows:
Create a directory like this:
X:\...\Star Wars JK II Jedi Outcast\GameData\academy
where 'X:\...\Star Wars JK II Jedi Outcast' is the path where you installed Jedi Knight II. Now you can start the server with the '+set fs_game academy' argument.

::FILES::
1) A vm folder with a jk2mpgame.qvm file in it
2) academy.cfg
3) dummy.pk3
4) description.txt
5) BanIP.dat
6) Readme.htm

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