BGMod (Better Graphics for JKA)

As far as I can tell with this mod all the textures have had their resolutions lowered and the contrast increased. The author claims these a...

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As far as I can tell with this mod all the textures have had their resolutions lowered and the contrast increased. The author claims these are "better" than the original graphics -- I contest this claim, as I think they've simply got a higher contrast which makes everything look bumpy and, dare I say, somewhat unrealistic. I guess one positive side effect is that since the textures are all smaller, the game will run better with a lower-quality machine. But then again I never had problems playing the game on an ancient machine with a GeForce 2 graphics card, which was outdated then, so if you're running something worse than that you shouldn't use this mod -- you should upgrade your system.

This mod also changes a lot of the menus and things, so if that would annoy you (blue --> red menus, etc) then you might want to think twice about this. I didn't notice a significant increase in game playability either (my FPS was basically the same as it was normally). Frankly with the read-me stated 1 FPS increase between baseJKA and this mod, I don't necessarily think it's worth the download time unless you like the look better.

~Inyri

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 	Creators page: http://www.grafsoft.eu
Mail: grafsoft@yahoo.com

Very Late but finally here we have one version of the BGMod, featuring reedited textures, enhanced, sharpened, and new shadows applied and new lightmaps.


THIS MOD IS NOT RELEASED BY LUCASARTS AND IT IS NOT GUARANTEED TO WORK ON ALL SYSTEM CONFIGURATIONS

THIS MOD WAS CREATED USING THE ORIGINAL LUCAS ARTS RELEASED TEXTURES FOR JEDI KNOGHT ACEDEMY, THE REST OF THE WORK GOES TO THE GRAFSOFT TEAM

ANYONE CAN CONTRIBUTE OR REDISTRIBUTE THIS MOD, HELPING US TO MAKE IT BETTER JUST CONTACT US AT: grafsoft@yahoo.com

Special thank to SoboArves and Arbiter for helping and testing this mod.

This mod does not modify gameplay at all, it only enhances graphics and yet textures are smaller in size than before.
This mod is not an actual gameplay modification, so it applies for any mod you have already, if you prefer BASE and PURE servers there is no problem, this mod runs on PURE servers.
All maps have been remade, objects are still the same, we will soon release the next version where hopefully all objects from original JKA will be enhanced.

I also included My good friends saber hilt in this mod: The NRN saber, thank you Arbiter for your great work....

This mod has been tested on the following:

Intel Pentium/Celeron 4 1.6GHz,Socket 478 CPU with 256KB cache, Matrox Millenium G200 AGP 1x 8MB, 128MB RAM, DDR1(266), with UDMA 2 hard disk.
AMD Athlon 1.6GHz, AGP 4x 32 MB Riva TNT, with 512 MB RAM
AMD Athlon 1.8Ghz 512MB ram
Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8Ghz 1GB ram
Intel Pentium 4 3.2GHz 1 GB ram
Intel Pentium III 450 MHz 256 MB ram

And the following video cards:

Nvidia Geforce MX440 64MB 64 bit
Nvidia Geforce MX4000 128MB 64 bit
Nvidia Geforce Fx5200
Nvidia Geforce FX5500
Nvidia Geforce 6600 GT
Nvidia Geforce 7900 GS

Ati Radeon x550 256 MB
Ati Radeon x550 512 MB hyper memory
Ati Radeon X1300 PRO
Ati Radeon X1600 PRO

Ati Rage 3D 8MB
Matrox G200 8MB

For best BGmod impressions we recommend lowering your game brightness with 10-15%

On the configurations mentioned above the game ran with 28-34 Frames per Second (minimum) after the mod was applied, before mod apply users had 29-36 (minimum) FPS depending on the map.

Creators page: http://www.grafsoft.eu
Mail: grafsoft@yahoo.com

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