This mod is probably the most random smattering of stuff I've ever seen. When I tested it out, the first thing I noticed was an error in the console stating that several of the sounds were at the wrong sample rate (this means they will not work). The second thing I noticed was the new saber sounds - specifically the swing sounds - are just awful. Occaisionally there's a double-swing sound, which is really queer-sounding when you're using the red stance and the sound swings twice before you're halway done with your swing.
Then I thought to test out the new jetpack sounds. It reminded me of a hippopotomus farting. I tried to come up with a nicer description, but that really just fits it to a T. The lightsaber blades have been altered to have a white area outside the blade. Of course this results in there being hard edges to your saber (see the screenshot). The new bowcaster effect also results in missing textures, so I'm guessing he boo-booed in the EFX file. Things like broken sounds and missing textures make me wonder if he tested this at all.
Another interesting change is music. A lot of music was replaced, including all of the MP music, and a couple of single-player level music pieces. I'm assuming that is because they play in multiplayer, but imagine playing the Mos Eisley level... to Duel of the Fates. It's a great song and all, but it doesn't fit. I'm guessing this wasn't taken into account, however.
Two other modifications here. A new skin was added - a blue stormtrooper - which I find to just look kind of silly. More like a blue plastic model than a stormtrooper, and it seems to have Jaden roll/jump sounds, which is really irritating. The other modification that I can easily find is some of the strings, which don't actually seem changed, but just colored.
Overall, I find it lacking in quality and creativity. Even if the author didn't plan to release it and suddenly decided to, if he is going to release something it should be more substantial than a compilation of sounds that don't work and recolored strings.
*********************************** Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy *********************************** TITLE: Bluemod v1 AUTHOR: The Blue Stormtrooper (AKA Bluestormtrooper) E-MAIL: [email protected] WEBSITE: bluestormtrooperfiles.filefront.com FILENAME: bluemodv1.pk3 DATE RELEASED: 26 December 2005 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS: Place this in your "base folder" DESCRIPTION: Bluemod has nothing to do wih the color blue, people call me "Blue" in-game because of my long name. Plus, it just rolled off the tounge. Ever since i started modding i have been making little mods. If i thought "Wouldent it be cool if..." i changed something. Over time this became ery extensive, and i decided to share it. Hence-BLUEMOD! On to the list of features -A few new effects, including a jetpack that makes sound and blaster wall-hits that are more like Battlefront. -NEW SABERS! These arent based of any of the movies, but i took my lightsaber-making technique from making movies and spplyed it to here. -force restrict icon. -Shields and Medpac have been changed abit to look cooler. -Much better music. I think it makes a diffrence. -new trandoshan sounds. Because i wanted too. -Better menu select sounds. -New falling sounds, as well as new talk sounds, health/shield pickup sounds, and that weird sound when you join the game. -Stun baton loop and hit sounds now sound great! -Coustom force sounds. I even took that low sound the force makes for some of them. -New saber sounds. No music what-so-ever, 100% sound. -New messages. Means things like "so and so has joined the game" "timelit hit" are just a bit...snazzier. Just v1. Im gettng VB soon, so expect to see some real coding soon! BUGS: Not sure. Im sure there are but i dident find anything. COMMENTS: This wasent started with realsing in mind. Heck, it wasent even "started" anyway! I never thought i would realse any of these. THIS MODIFICATION IS NOT MADE, DISTRIBUTED, OR SUPPORTED BY ACTIVISION, RAVEN, OR LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY LLC. ELEMENTS TM & © LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY LLC AND/OR ITS LICENSORS. COPYRIGHT 2005 JOHN WILLAMS, COPYRIGHT 2005 MARCO BELTRAMI FOR THE DUEL MUSIC.
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