I haven't played Lego Star Wars, but I have played Lego Star Wars II. Let me tell ya... if you decided not to get/play that game because it's a kid's game, you're really missing out. Those games are great! Not to mention hilarious. Plus I'm old enough to remember when playing with legos as a kid was cool. And not those crazy packs you got where you had something practically pre-assembled for you. No. I'm talking about getting a big box of legos and someone saying "Here you go, good luck!" Oh those were the days...
So for those who aren't familiar with the concept of Lego Star Wars, it's one of the Star Wars Trilogies as told through legos. Yeah, duh, right? Well these three fighters -- the vulture droid, the tri-fighter, and the jedi starfighter -- are made of legos. And they're not too badly done. They look like lego vehicles as you would expect them to look when made out of knobby plastic.
My one complaint is the amazing inefficiency of these models. They use a lot of triangles! I've had problems with this same thing in the past, so I'm not getting up on a soap box pretending I'm perfect, but 9000 triangles for a Jedi Starfighter is a little excessive. Way more detail in the mesh than needed, since it won't be deforming. Also the smoothing groups were rather poorly assigned, and this shows very much in-game. All the peg parts look rounded when they should be flat on top.
Other than that, I'd just say cut down on the triangles, put your entire skinmap on one image to immensely save on file size, and you'll probably have a fine product. Considering these are all animated, they're definitely worth a download if you like the style and don't mind them lagging your machine ever so slightly.
Title: Episode III Lego Spaceships. Author:darthviper107 E-mail:email@example.com JEDI ACADEMY MOD Installation Instructions: Place the .pk3 files in C:/Program Files/LucasArts/Star Wars Jedi Knight Jedi Academy/GameData/Base/ Description: This is a small pack of three Vehicles that I did a while back in Lego form for Jedi Academy. Includes: Jedi Starfighter (ep3_njs) Droid Tri-Fighter (ep3_tri) Vulture Droid (ep3_vul) They all have their own animations and textures, including some new ship damage screens. They are in individual packs but I think the Vulture Droid one needs explosion files from the Droid Trifighter pack. All of these were modeled and made by me, neither the models or the texures were taken from the Lego Star Wars game. I actually modeled the ships and scanned the Lego pieces to make the models. To use, start a level in Cheat Mode and then go to the console (Shift+~) and type: npc spawn vehicle <vehiclename> For <vehiclename> replace it with ep3_njs for the Jedi Starfighter, ep3_tri for the Droid Tri-Fighter, and ep3_vul for the Vulture Droid. The models are a bit large in polygon count, so if you have a slow computer then you might have trouble. But I don't think that should be an issue for anyone anymore. It has had problems with how many weapons are in the system, if you spawn all of them then one of them might not have any weapons working so don't try to install all of them at the same time. 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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