This model looks to be entirely (or if not, very close to) a new model, so I won't even bother quoting the old review as it's not likely to apply very much. Mod efficiency is greatly increased, although it's still slightly more detailed than it needs to be. Acceptably so, though.
This new version includes some extra goodies for you. Not only does it include the basic hilt, which is far snazzier looking than the original, but it also includes a staff version of the hilt as well as some cool new moves (just some swapping of animations for some basic actions like rolling). Now I'm not sure exactly how this hilt is realistically usable -- I can't figure out for the life of me how an actual person would be able to handle that thing without it being incredibly awkward or, at the extreme, fumbling the whole hilt in the middle of the duel!
Luckily Jedi Academy isn't really concerned with realism so the side effect is only that the hilt kind of clips right through the model's hands. I personally don't like this, but I'm sure it won't bother some of you. The blade hovering slightly above the emitters did bother me a little, and since that's easily corrected it probably should've been fixed before release.
Overall definitely a good improvement and a cool-looking new hilt to add to your collection. The additional animation changes are included in a separate PK3, so if you don't want them you can choose not to install them. So if that was keeping you from downloading this hilt, don't let it!
*********************************** Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy *********************************** <>TITLE: Doom HiltPRO <>AUTHOR: DemonZariche <>E-MAIL: email@example.com <>FILENAME: doom_hiltPRO.pk3 doom_hiltPRO_dual.pk3 new_stances.pk3 <>FILESIZE: 1.0 Mb 1.0 Mb 11.0 Kb <>DATE RELEASED: 16/08/2007 <>CREDITS <>INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS: if you want Doom HiltPRO single bladed than drop in your GameData/base folder only doom_hiltPRO.pk3, if you want the hilt double bladed than drop only doom_hiltPRO.pk3, if you want only new stances than drop in your GamdeData/base folder only new_stances.pk3... >.> if you want all (lol) put all this 3 files in your GameData/base folder. <>DESCRIPTION: this is Doom HiltPRO, a new version of my Doom Hilt. This package contains a single bladed hilt, a double bladed hilt and some new moves. <>BUGS: nothing <>COMMENTS: if you want to use it in SP, open the control window by hitting SHIFT+~ (the button at left of 1) then type in <helpusobi 1> to enable cheats and then type in <saber doom_hiltPRO> for single bladed hilt, or <saber doom_hiltPRO_dual> for double bladed hilt. 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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