Clone Wars Startup Pack

This is a nifty little pack which modifies JKA's default sub-menu setup, introducing a new startup screen, loading screens and other various...

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This is a nifty little pack which modifies JKA's default sub-menu setup, introducing a new startup screen, loading screens and other various graphics. It is, as you've probably deduced from its title, centered around ideas and images from the clone wars cartoon series, and as such, whilst this may not entirely correspond to JKA's intended graphical style, it is still a welcome change. Be careful about clashes with other similar pk3 files however - as these replacements will not work with other similar mods.

My favorite addition here was the new splash screen, which is set at dusk near a small temple with two lightsaber wielders facing each other. The star wars logo is emblazed with perspective onto a nearby rock wall and looks very sharp. I also quite liked the new startup screen, as the buttons are clear and the artwork fits. I would have preferred the removal of the author's name from the bottom-left hand corner however. It also includes a new sound set, which is a mixed bag. It's really only the vocal samples which don't work, the others sound fine. :)

I wasn't so keen on the loading screen or loading bar - there's too much white space here which makes them look a little plain, and the loading bar doesn't look good in red, at least, not for me ;) The little text logs on these does look nifty though, even if it isn't always entirely relevant to the map you are loading. I quite think you guys should take a look at the screenshots and see what you think, as I'm sure it will appeal to some of you.

~Szico VII~

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  Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy Modification
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TITLE:           Clone Wars Startup Pack
AUTHOR:          BLaCKouT_1138
E-MAIL:          blackout.1138@btopenworld.com


FILENAME:        CloneWars_Startup_Pack.zip

SIZE:            2.3mb

VERSION:         1.0

DATE REALEASED:  24 June 2006

DESCRIPTION:     Alters the startup sequence of the game.

CREDITS          Images and sounds adapted from the Clone Wars Animated Series DVDs.
& THANKS:        Raven for making a brilliant game.
                 BOBAANDY at the filefront forums for help with the shader (top work fella!)
                 BawBag for beta testing this for me ;)


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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Part One - The Launcher
1) Back-up the contents of your folder:
   "C:\Program Files\LucasArts\Star Wars Jedi Knight Jedi Academy\Install"
2) Extract the contents of "CW_launcher.zip" to your "Install" folder, replacing the old ones.

Part Two - Loading Screens & Loading Bar
1) Place the file "CW_Startup.pk3" in your folder:
   "C:\Program Files\LucasArts\Star Wars Jedi Knight Jedi Academy\GameData\Base"


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UNINSTALL INSTRUCTIONS:

1) Restore the contents of your folder:
   "C:\Program Files\LucasArts\Star Wars Jedi Knight Jedi Academy\Install"
   using the backup that you made (like I suggested, yeah?)
2) Delete the file "CloneWars_Startup.pk3" from your folder:
   "C:\Program Files\LucasArts\Star Wars Jedi Knight Jedi Academy\GameData\Base"


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BUGS:

In order to get rid of the loading-bar-background transparency (mp_levelload.jpg), I had to modify the
shaders\gfx.shader file.  As a result of this, any other custom pk3 files that modify gfx.shader MAY
cause conflicts.  Although what the result will be, I'm not entirely sure.
If you find any probs with it, lemme know though, eh? Cheers!


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COMMENTS:

This is my first Mod of any description.  Inspired by recent files at jediknight2.filefront.com, initially this was going to be just a launcher but then it snowballed and grew (the way projects do).  If you've submitted a launcher, startup screen or loading bar then I've probably pulled the PK3 apart to see how you did it, so thanks for that ;D (that's how modders get started though isn't it?).
So yeah, it's not earth-shattering and it's not going to affect the actual gameplay, but it's more to compliment these FANTASTIC projects:

http://jediknight2.filefront.com/file/Clone_Wars_Cartoon_Model_Pack;51924
http://pcgamemods.com/mod/6758.html

All the sounds and images in this pack are taken from the CW DVDs and the "Clone Wars Adventures" books.

A future reworking will include menu-video and re-done menus, but don't hold your breath ;)


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THE IMPORTANT BIT:

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.

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