JK2 Minimizer (v2)



The popular JK2 Minimizer as described by Asty:

Okay, I have tested this and it works GREAT. I am SO HAPPY this one is available to us now.

How often do you window your JK2? Do you ALT-ENTER all the time when you get an instant message or email? Don't you hate how the game has to reload the map every time, and you have to lag for almost a good minute while it happens?

Well, the solution to the dilemma lies in this small-but-powerful program. Now, you will be able to INSTANTLY minimize and restore your game, with no interruptions or delays! I cannot recommend this enough as a critical program for daily gamers.

One word of warning. This works best when you run your JK2 at the same or greater screen resolution as you run Windows. While playing JK2, the utility displays your Windows desktop at the same size as your JK2 settings, so if you run JK2 smaller, you'll miss part of your Windows screen.

I have tested this in Windows XP, Windows 2000 and Windows 98. It does NOT work in 98. Hopefully a new version will be released supporting 98 very soon.

Otherwise, this program has become one of my new favorite mini-utilities for gaming. Get it now!

Unfortunately, the first version didn't work for 98 and ME users. Fortunately, Deathwish (B) gave us this version! Yep, now Windows 98 & ME users should be able to use the JK2 Minimizer just fine. If you are having problems with brightness or other issues, be sure to check the readme. He has included answers to some of those FAQs. :)




Jedi Knight 2 Minimizer Readme

This is a Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast minimizer, meaning that you can
use two hotkeys to minimize and restore Jedi Knight 2 while it is running. 

Quick Start guide

	1. Unzip the archive to any directory, such as your Jedi Knight 2 directory
	2. Start the application, it loads a small icon to the System Tray area
	3. Start Jedi Knight 2 as you normally would
	4. During the game, you can use these default keys:
		CTRL + Z to minimize Jedi Knight 2
		CTRL + SHIFT + Z to restore it again
	5. You can also click on the icon when Jedi Knight 2 is minimized to restore it
	6. To configure your own hotkeys, see below

The icon in System Tray shows the status of Jedi Knight 2. If Jedi Knight 2 is running, the icon looks like the standard Jedi Knight 2 shortcut icon. If it is not running, the icon has a small circle and a line drawn over it, like a 'stop' sign.

Right-clicking on the icon will pop up a small menu, from which you can see the Quick Help guide, configure your own hotkeys, and close the application.

Configuring your own hotkeys

You can use custom hotkeys to minimize and restore Jedi Knight 2, if you do not like the default keys. To customize your own keys, right-click on the tray icon and choose 'Setup..' This will open a new dialog, in which you can define your own hotkeys for both actions.

Note, that it is NOT recommended to overwrite common hotkeys like CTRL+C, ALT+F4 or ALT+X for this use. This may result in unwanted system behaviour or instability issues.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When minimizing Jedi Knight 2, my desktop is terribly bright and I can't see anything !
A: This is caused by 'r_overBrightBits' setting in the game. Setting it to 0 will fix the problem.  
   Also check your 'r_gamma' setting for ridicously high values like 2 or 3.

Q: Why did you do this application ?
A: I hate ALT+ENTER, it takes way too long to minimize Jedi Knight 2 that way :(

Q: Nothing happens !!
A: Check your Jedi Knight 2 Video Setup. It has an option named 'Full Screen'. Check that this 
   option reads 'On'.
A: If you have a german keyboard, try pressing 'CTRL+Y' instead.
A: If nothing else works, you can try to redefine the hotkeys (See above)

Known bugs

The hotkey setup is not available in Windows 98/Me. Use the default hotkeys, CTRL+Z and CTRL+SHIFT+Z to minimize/restore the application.

The application requires Internet Explorer version 4 or better be installed in the system.

Contact info and Credits

Code:			Antti Keskinen
Graphics:		Antti Keskinen & Raven Software

Special Thanks:	JAM ( [email protected] )

If contacting via e-mail, at '[email protected]', place 'Jedi Knight 2 Minimizer' to topic of the message, otherwise it may end up in trashcan..

Terms of usage

You can use this program by the means specified above. The author does not take any responsibility whatsoever resulting in from the use/misuse of this software. If your system starts to act funnily after using this software, a reboot generally helps.

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