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.
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. ****** 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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