How many of you remember playing the Killer Weapons Pack in good ol' Dark Forces 2: Jedi Knight? I do. Boy that was a fun mod. Well here we have it, remade for Jedi Outcast, and I was quite excited to test this baby out. I'll admit that it's been so long that I don't recognize some of the weapon names from the original, but they're plenty of fun even if you don't recognize them. Jukebox of Doom, Weapon of Mass Destruction, Thunderbolt... all in good fun.
Some technical specs: KWP features unlimited ammunition, making killing your opponent a bit harder, since you can't rely on someone running out of ammo. There is also a grappling hook. I didn't have the pleasure of testing that, but instructions on its use are in the read-me file. With the grapple hook comes no falling damage. Many parts of JO which were not in JK have been removed, such as several weapons, pickups, and some aspects of Force push.
Now for my gripes. Surprisingly I found despite these gripes I liked the mod well enough. My main gripe is the skinning of the weapons. Don't get me wrong, it wasn't bad or anything, it just could have been better. This is true with a lot of weapon mods. The models themselves were pretty good. With the skins I found that, for my tastes, the skinner had over-emphasized the chrome look to the point where, for me, it didn't look as realistic. Other than that there really wasn't much I could find wrong with it.
Oh, a note to all: be careful where you fire some of these weapons. A few of them have huge splash damage, and the Weapon of Mass Destruction... what a recoil!
NOTE: Make sure to read the read-me thoroughly for more information, as well as important installation instructions.
****************************** JEDI OUTCAST MODIFICATION ****************************** Title : Killer's Weapons Pack Version : 1 Author : Mr. Rodgers File Name : KWP.zip - This mod is serverside AND client side. You will need to have this if a server is running it. That's IF... - This is a recreation of Killer's Weapons Pack mod for Jedi Knight. Original author ID_JUNKGUY. Killer's Weapons Pack was without a doubt, the most popular weapon mod in a vast sea of weapon mods made for Jedi Knight. KWP was released 3 years after JK was, and this is released 3 years after JO was. Go figure... - All game alterations are made to recreate exactly what was featured in KWP. There are a few slight alterations to tailor to the Quake engine. (Read weapon notes). A few minor additions as well that can be removed with cvars. - If you were a fan of KWP, all your favorites are here... Push missile, Jukebox of Doom, Thunderbolt, etc... - New cvars list at bottom of readme. - KWP game search function added to server listings. -------------------------------------------------------------------- INSTALLATION - UNZIP using folder paths to Gamedata folder. DO NOT UNZIP TO BASE FOLDER. This should automatically create a KWP folder in Gamedata. If you do not unzip using folder paths, create a folder within Gamedata called "KWP". Place all contents of zip there. If you plan on playing KWP at any time, I recommend launching with the "launch_KWP.bat" file in KWP folder EVERYTIME. If you launch this mod without the bat file, the in game text made for KWP (death messages, new weapon names, etc...) will not get loaded, and will default to basejk text. I don't know why the engine insists on doing this, but this is the way it is. Heck, maybe even create a shortcut for the .bat file on your desktop? -------------------------------------------------------------------- DEDICATED SERVER - add +fs_game KWP to the command line. example - "C:\LucasArts\Star Wars JK II Jedi Outcast\GameData\jk2ded.exe" +set fs_game KWP There is a help command in the console that displays a message for clients that have joined a server. The help message tells a client the server is running this mod and to download the mod if you don't have it. This is done because this mod is also client side and a client could crash if they don't have it in Gamedata. If you run a pure server, clients can not join whatsoever and will be immediately kicked from the game, and therefore never even get a chance to use the help command. Use discretion in your server title. Remember to run a dedicated server on client side as well. If you even get as far as to run this on your server, beer is on me. -------------------------------------------------------------------- WEAPONS - Laser Rifle Sniper Rifle Nuclear Grenades Jukebox of Doom Laser Weapon of Mass Destruction Thunderbolt Multi-Projectile Assault Cannon KWP STYLE - -Unlimmited ammo on ALL weapons. -Grapple Hook. (bind a key in weapons menu, or bind a key to "+button12") -No falling damage. -Demp, Disruptor, and Detpacks disabled. (They were not in JK, therefore not modded in original KWP, therefore not here) However, there was conc rifle in JK1 and not one here, so I stuck the multi-projectile assault cannon on the flechette. Heck, the thing was pretty much already coded to lob thermals out. Lucky me. -All ammo pickups disabled. (don't need 'em) -Force push will not repel projectiles back at you. (Again, this feature was not in original JK, therefore not in original KWP, therefore not here. Plus, with the damage these new weapons do, this function is far too efficient.) ------------------------------------------------------------------- WEAPON NOTES - FISTS/MINES In original KWP, using fists would drop mines. Endless mines. However, we have no fists in JO, and crap if I want to add fists. What a pain. We have a stun baton instead. I could have made the stun baton drop endless mines, but nothing will crash a game faster than 10 dozen mines lying all over the place. The stunner has a new function. Read cvar list. JUKEBOX OF DOOM Main fire charge would shoot concs AND force destruct balls. Considering JO does not have force destruct, I supplemented them for rockets instead. I could have easily created an EFX file to look like force destruct, but rockets are more familiar to JO players so let's just go with that instead. MULTI-PROJECTILE ASSAULT CANNON This weapon was borderline pointless in original KWP. So many projectiles came out of that thing that it lagged the game beyond belief. You were not allowed to use it, if you did.. you'd get warned and/or kicked. To prevent this from happening here, and to prevent this weapon from being disabled, it has been slightly altered but remaining true to how the weapon acted. This had to be done. The weapon crashed me anytime I used it during the beta stages. Main fire used to lob endless thermals out at a high rate of fire, now it lobs 8 at a time with a decreased fire time. Alt fire would spew out 5 lasers with the same rate of fire, and they bounced twice. PROJECTILES EVERYWHERE. This does the same, except it spews out ONE laser that uses an EFX file to look like FIVE. Sorry, this had to be done this way, or the weapon will crash the game and therefore never see the light of day. Interesting enough, the thing just ends up acting like a beefed up flechette. ******************************************************************* CVAR LIST MY OWN ADDED FEATURES THAT WERE NOT IN KWP, BUT ADDED HERE BECAUSE I CAN. MOD_KNOCKDOWN - Altfire on Weapon of Mass Destruction will not only push you, but knock you down as well. This could potentially get seriously annoying in small confines, having to get back up from the knockdown animation over and over without the ability to fire back at the guy pushing you, so I have added a cvar to remove the knockdown animation from this weapon. -"1" Default. Enables knockdown. -"0" Disables knockdown. MOD_LIGHTNING - Using force lightning will only electrocute you, and not the person you are intending it for. All gunners would agree that this is hilarious. But chances are if you are using this mod, lightning is the last thing you'd ever attempt to use. -"1" Default. Lightning kills yourself. -"0" Disables. MOD_INSTASTUN - Stun Baton will INSTASTUN anyone with a saber. But ONLY those with a saber. Again, all gunners would agree that this is hilarious. Agreed? -"2" Default. Instastun saberists and take no damage from sabers if you have stun baton. -"1" Instastun saberists but still get damage from sabers. -"0" Disables. MOD_GRAPPLE - If for some reason you decide on using this mod in CTF. -"1" Default. Grapple is enabled. -"0" Disables grapple. ******************************************************************** CREDITS - -Zam Rifler model by NeoMarz1 (Mars). -MIB and Terminator weapon models by Darth Hatrus. -Blood+ Mod by Chris 'snowgim' Reed. -Bullet model, firing effect, and wall impact effect on Sniper Rifle created by Cjone2. -Shot and muzzle effect on blue lasers by NeoExelor. -Grapple hook model by Tercero. -Original KWP created by ID_Junkguy. 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