Ghostsabers Revisited

My review of the first version of this mod: So I think the best part about this saber mod has to be the story behind the blade!...

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My review of the first version of this mod:

So I think the best part about this saber mod has to be the story behind the blade!

Quote: The resulting blades, known to the jedi as Ghostsabers, were impure, displaying holes in their fire that were, in life, blemishes on the Jedi's soul itself. Though no better than a regular saber blade, it was, in Bane's mind, the ultimate insult to an enemy to use his own soul to slay his comrades...

Whoa, huh? So anyway, I need to get into the habit of reading the readme BEFORE I test the file. I didn't know so much had changed here. I just thought it was the saber trail. Which, by the way, is very cool. Apparently there are quite a few changes here, like the look of saber collision and when you kill someone. So download this mod and check it out!

So, I can't decide if I like the first version or this updated version better! They're very different from each other. The sabers have more of a glow to them, with a slight transparency to them. The "holes" in the sabers aren't all that noticable until you take a swing at something. The trail has changed and is much more subtle than before. I think I like this version better. Anyway, as with any saber mod though, you need to download it and try it yourself. Screenshots never do saber mods justice.

~AmosMagee

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Ghostsabers Revisited
Made by Taters-N-Cheese (Matt Carter) Tubacarter@yahoo.com

Simply place the .pk3 file into the Gamedata/base directory where you installed Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy. Unless you don't like it. Then, place it in the Desktop/Recycle Bin directory where you throw away all your junk.

Story: Years ago, an ancient Sith Lord named Darth Bane began to practice the Dark Arts, a form of Sith magic, in an attempt to steel himself against the Jedi Knights of his time. One of his lesser-known actions was the discovery of a technique that allowed him to capture an enemy's very soul in the crystal placed in a lightsaber, using a process
similar to that of the Ssi-ruuk's entechment. The resulting blades, known to the jedi as Ghostsabers, were impure, displaying holes in their fire that were, in life, blemishes on the Jedi's soul itself. Though no better than a regular saber blade, it was, in Bane's mind, the ultimate insult to an enemy to use his own soul to slay his comrades...

This is a saber mod that turns your lightsaber choices into the Ghostsabers (Revisited). Here's what's new.

The white core becomes a slightly lighter color of the blade itself. When a trail is left, the saber leaves a sparkly, eerie trail of white. For those who tried Ghostsabers, the predecessor to this mod, basically the same effects as the neutral .pk3 file.
When hitting an enemy, these sabers leave a ectoplasm-ey white mess. When two lightsabers collide, you get a kinda rotten, skull-sih flare. The sabers look like they have holes in some parts of the blades.

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  Completely new is a set of ghastly sounds, as well as a new flash effect for the personal shield. I revisited the original file because, all along, I wanted to have a kind of moan-ey, ghostlike sound with the sabers, and when I figured out how to do sounds in JA, I immediately wanted to set to it. However, college doens't leave a guy much free
time, and it's taken till now (AKA Fall Break) to get a chance to do it. And so, at long last, I've created a sequel to the ghostsabers. I'd like to drop a special thanks to all the folks who made the original ghostsabers such a hit. I hope that this new file doesn't dissappoint all my fans ;). 

NOTE: You may be interested to know that these sabers originally started as an attempt to make a crayola crayon saber, but I found out that these were really cool when I made one by mistake. So, there you have it!

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