Disappointed over the lack of melee character skins, some people out there decided to take action. The author of this file is the first of these people. Sadly, this kind of falls short of the quality standards we tend to expect, but that's not to say it's inherently bad.
Well, as you'd guessed, the skin is a reskin of the Jedi model intended to be a karate instructor. It's pretty much what you'd expect, the outfit is a typical karate outfit. The logos on the arms are a flag for some country, but I forget which one; sorry, I can't remember *every* flag out there. =/
Critical points I'd like to raise start with the flat coloration. Yep, it's flat colors, with very little (if any) texturing. Sure, maybe it's not for sure that people would notice in-game, but those with higher settings definitely would at mid-range, and it kind of spoils the overall product knowing that it's basically a dude with layers of paintbucket slapped on. :o
Another point is the flow between the textures. You can visibly see where different texture components seam up against each other, and that again detracts from the overall quality.
Next point - many unnecessary files are included in here. The entire contents of the Jedi model folder are included, rather than just the modified files. This is something which shouldn't have been done - it just boosts filesize unnecessarily, making it harder for those with slower connections to download the file. Always, always clear out any unnecessary files from your mod's assets before releasing your work.
The final thing I'd like to criticise is the overall brightness of the skin. It sticks out like a sore thumb. Real clothing wouldn't be at the extreme ends of the spectrum, it's not shiny and certainly not made of reflective spandex. Chrome plating is shiny, but cotton is not. In future, try and consider realism for your products as well - maybe it doesn't *always* matter too much for the overall quality, but it certainly helps you refine your technique, and the more practice/experience you get, the better.
Overall, it's a decent idea, but the skin sadly isn't up to par. It just needs more work, that's all, and the author should certainly practice hard and refine their abilities. Gaara2450 is already showing promise in the fact that he didn't just "wing it". He went in knowing what he wanted to create, and focused on accomplishing that result rather than trying to accomplish everything in one uber-file, which is a mistake made by far too many newer (and even experienced) modders.
While this skin could use more work, it's still good enough to be usable, so if you want something of this type, give it a download.
Bot Support: No NPC Support: No Custom Sounds: No Team Colors: No
********************** JediKnight:JediAcademy ********************** TITLE:KARATE_MASTER AUTHOR:Gaara2450 E-MAIL:firstname.lastname@example.org WEBSITE:http://Jediknight2.filefront.com FILE NAME:KARATE_MASTER SIZE:1,106KB (for pk3) DATE RELEASED: 2/23/2007 CREDITS: Well My Friend That Plays Gave Me The Idea And Told Me To Use A Emblumbe On The Back So I Choose That One So The Credite Me And My Friend INSTALL:put the KARATE_MASTER.pk3 in your gamedata base folder (default location: C:\Programfiles\lucasarts\gamedata\base) DESCRIPTION:Well i was tierd of the no karate skin for melee so i made a karate skin hope you like it BUGS:well i noticed a litle texture detail that i cant fix :( (sry) but i did the best i can so you can have a melee model pluse ther is a litle tiny little belt on the back and a little big on the front wich means the front were the sash comes down from the neck in the screen shots will conflict with graphics but not a mater. COMMETS:WELL MY FRIENDS LIKED THIS MODE AND THEY SUDGEST I PAST IT HERE SO YAY! 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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