With The Dark Knight breaking box office records in the fashion that Batman himself might break a crooks head, we have had a lot of Dark Knight themed skins recently. Among them a fair few Jokers, all of which were good skins. However Lightsource fresh from his recent triumph; making the best Batman skin-pack out there now brings us his version of the most infamous movie villain of the year, the Joker!
As you would expect from a modder of Lightsource’s skill, the attention to detail and accuracy of this skin-pack is quite stunning. Just look at that face! To be honest, I think that is probably about as close as you can get in terms of accuracy to the makeup caked face of the Joker himself. The clothes are also incredibly accurate, both in terms of modelling and textural detail. Adding to that are the new sounds, which have been taken directly from the film itself, including the Jokers favourite; “Why so serious?!”.
However, we dot just have the Joker in this pack, we also have one of his clown-masked goons. Unfortunately though this isn’t available as a player skin, but rather as a bot. Infact all the skins in this pack have bot support, but the goon is the only one that cant be selected as a player skin. Again though, even despite this, it is obvious that a lot of time and effort has been put into making this skin / model too. The texturing is accurate, and so is the modelling, creating an impressive likeness to those loveable Joker goons in the movie. ;)
That’s not all though, the pack also includes a Joker themed HUD, which comes in a separate .pk3. Actually there are two .pk3s for this HUD, one which you put in your base folder as normal, and one which has been designed to work with JA+ which you will need to put in your JA+ folder (instructions in the readme). Graphically the HUD looks great, with the familiar coloured bars indicating, health, shields, ammo and force replaced by ‘Joker cards’ of different kinds, whilst the HUD itself is actually drawn in red in a sketchy, kind of psycho style, fitting to the Jokers personality.
Wait, I haven’t finished yet! Also included are some new loading screens that show up when the game loads and when you load a map, scribbled over in Joker style, with big red smiles and green hair drawn on the faces of the two characters on the map loading screen. Akin to the scribbles you see on the mayors face on a newspaper in the film. Also scribbled on the loading screens are some of the Jokers favourite one-liners.
And if all of that wasn’t enough, we also have a new weapon included too, which is both available for the player to use and also is used by the goon bots, one of the Jokers many knives.
Now, as for things that could be improved upon…well to be honest I am at quite a loss to think of anything. This is a well rounded and all-inclusive pack here, which contains everything you need to become the Joker, if you so choose. One thing I would suggest is to perhaps make the Joker goon a playable character, or maybe even make a new pack full of different kinds of Joker goons from the movie.
Apart from that the only other thing I would ask is…please make a Commissioner Gordon skin! We now have Batman, the Joker and Harvey Dent / Two Face. Now all we need is Commissioner Gordon! :D
All in all then excellent work from Lightsource here. This is a must download for fans of Batman or the Joker!
Oh and one last thing…
WHY SO SERIOUS?! HA HA HA HA HA!
New Sounds: Yes Bot Support:Yes NPC Support:Yes Team Support: Yes
*********************************** Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy *********************************** TITLE: Lightsource Joker AUTHOR: Lightsource E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org FILENAME: lsjoker.pk3, jokerhud.pk3, jokerhudplusfix.pk3 FILESIZE: 13.4 mb DATE RELEASED: 09/2/2008 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS: Put the two pk3 files in you gamedatabase folder and the jokerhudplusfix.pk3 in the JKA plus folder ( in case you want to use this pack with JKAplus, the directory usually is this "D:LucasArtsStar Wars Jedi Knight Jedi AcademyGameDatajaplus")...if you want to get rid of the hud and screen modifications delete the jokerhud.pk3 and the jokerhudplusfix.pk3. DESCRIPTION: This a model/skin pack of the arch nemesis of batman from the new "The Dark Knight" movie. The release includes different features to use... the model comes with npc and bot support, there's a new weapon used by the npcs, full sound set ( some of the sounds used only by the npc ) and customizable single player options. The last part of this pack ( the second and third pk3 ) has a new joker themed HUD as well as some modifications of the game screens. The file jokerhudfix.pk3 lets you use the hud with JKA+ and changes other screens too. BUGS: As far as I know the hud works fine with the default game and the JKA+ mod, I haven't tested with other mods. As for the model the only thing I could find it's some clipping through the body... I suppose due to my still growing skill with the rig. COMMENTS: This model was created having the Heath Ledger version of joker in mind so all the model variants are taken directly from the movie. If you want to change the model through the console the commands are the following: model lsjoker model lsjoker/red model lsjoker/blue model lsjoker/goon If you want to spawn the Joker Npc: -npc spawn lsjoker ( default joker ) -npc spawn lsjoker2 ( red version) npc spawn lsjoker3 ( blue version) npc spawn lsjoker4 ( masked version) CREDITS: thanks very much to Yodaman123 who has taken the time to record really good sounds for this pack. Also thanks to "The one and only" who gave a last moment advice on fixing the HUD. LAST COMMENTS: I would prefer if this minimod and model/skins remain untouched so if you want to modify or change something in this please contact me first. 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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