Razor Ace and the OJP team bring us Open Jedi Project (a series of 4 files, this being the first). This particular release is the basic version, meaning it contains the basic modifications that the team had in mind for the mod. It changes many aspects of multiplayer gameplay, as well as smoothing out the way multiplayer mapping works (and touting that multiplayer mapping and singleplayer mapping are much more flexible - not to mention powerful cooperative modes are now possible).
When I first read the readme and looked at this mod, I didn't know what I was getting into. But after checking out all the features when all 4 files are installed, I can safely say it's an excellent job. Find out why with the next few files ^_^.
============================== Open Jedi Project (OJP) Readme ============================== Basic Release Version: 0.0.4 Enhanced Release Version: 0.0.1 Vehicles Release Version: 0.0.2 Skins Release Version: 0.0.1 Stuff in this Release: JKA Version Required: 1.01 NOTE: This readme might not be part of an official OJP release since this readme is required to be included in all OJP based projects. If this isn't an official OJP release, this document will only partially apply. ======================== 0000 - Table of Contents ======================== 0000..................Table of Contents 0001..................Introduction 0002..................Installation 0003..................What's New? 0004..................Features 0004.1...........Basic 0004.2...........Enhanced 0004.3...........Vehicles 0005..................Using Our Work 0006..................Submitting Stuff to OJP 0006.1...........Submission Guidelines 0007..................Known Issues 0007.1...........Issues with Basic Features 0008..................Credits 0009..................Contact Information 0010..................Legal Stuff =================== 0001 - Introduction =================== The Open Jedi Project is a coding/modding collaboration with the intent of maximizing the features and fun factor for all Jedi Knight Academy (JKA) mods. We work together by contributing fun, interesting, and useful game features so that everyone can benefit. We operate on what's basically an open source system. Open source basically means that the source code is freely available and accessible by all. See the "Using Our Work" section for details about rights and permissions. Our design philosophy is to make everything as separated and customizable as possible to allow developers and players to choose what features they wish to use. We currently have two distributions (gameplay/code changes), Basic and Enhanced. We also have two packs (non-gameplay related), Vehicles and Skins. Basic has two main features. One is bug fixes and balance fixes, neither which will severely alter game play. They are designed to be the "unofficial patch" for bugs and game play problems. Basic can still be considered vanilla Jedi Academy. The other main feature is map enhancements. Things such as new entities, expanded AI, vehicles, scripting and effects system can allow mappers to create far more immersive and fun maps. Since Basic also aims towards recreating all the single player entities and code, it is possible for mappers to create full featured cooperative and single player games and levels using the multiplayer engine. This allows modders to make other enhancements such as new weapons, AI, etc., not possible using the single player engine. Enhanced is a superset of Basic, meaning it has anything and everything included in the Basic distribution. The difference is that it adds many significant gameplay alterations. It is a playable mod, but also a code base for other developers. To decrease the possibility of mods based off Enhanced loosing originality, we are keeping our game play feature list generic and flexible. New features will be generic, expandable, and flexible so other developers can easily adopt them to their mods. It won't venture out side of Jedi Academy's principle game play, so there won't be anything that makes this drastically unique in terms of pure game play. Players get a full mod that shares the same basic principles and ideas that stock Jedi Academy offers. Developers get a solid, flexible code base that includes the basic, fundamental features you would want to find in most mods, allowing them to spend their time on what makes their work truly unique. An example of a feature for Enhanced would be an extended version of the player class system seen in Siege, one that is available in more game types, and is far more flexible. The Vehicles package is a collection of additional vehicles for JKA. We're including them in the project to allow OJP compatible maps to use additional vehicles without having to include said vehicles in their release packages. The Skins package is a collection of quality modder created skins that have been turned into customizable player classes. We've done this to allow more player options, to allow SP useage of these skins, to allow servers and players to quickly get a pack of quality skins, and to prevent a lot of redundent data from clogging up your game directory. We have a web forum set up for OJP. You can find it at... http://www.lucasforums.com/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=542 We have a website pending. Please be patient. =================== 0002 - Installation =================== To Install: Just unzip this file to your jedi Academy directory. At this point, each new version of OJP components replaces the older versions (of that distribution/pack). We've made them have sequencial file names to prevent issues with same file names so you shouldn't HAVE to delete the older version (it's just recommended). The exception is with OJP Basic versions of 0.0.3 or lower. Those, must be deleted for things to work correctly. To Run: Basic: Run from your Setup->Mods Menu. Enhanced: Run from your Setup->Mods Menu. Vehicles: Automatic Skins: Automatic To Uninstall: Basic: Delete your /GameData/ojpbasic directory. Enhanced: Delete your /GameData/ojpenhanced directory. Vehicles: Delete the ojp_vehicles_002 from your /GameData/base directory. Skins: Delete the ojp_skins_001 from your /GameData/base directory. ================== 0003 - What's New? ================== What's New? has been moved to OJP_changelog.txt =============== 0004 - Features =============== -------------- 0004.1 - Basic -------------- Ambient Player Sounds (AMBIENTEV) Multiplayer, Sounds, Animevents What It Does: Players now have the ability to setup two fully customizable ambient sounds (Vader's resporator breathing, sensor ping, breathing, whatever you want) thru use of a new animevent type. See ojp_readme.txt and ojp_animevents.txt for details. Animevents System Overhaul (ANIMEVENTS) Multiplayer, Sounds, Animations, Animevents What It Does: The animation events system controls how most of the player sound effects are controlled in JKA. OJP has heavily modified the system to add back in SP animevent features that were removed for MP and add additional functionally. Changes include: - Ambient Sound Support (See Ambient Player Sounds) - Dynamic/Custom Sounds: A part of the SP animevents.cfgs, this support was missing from MP until now. These are sounds that are player model dependant. IE, Vader's pain sounds are different than Jan's. - Per-Model animevents.cfg: You can use per-model animevents.cfgs. This means that you can personalize each person to have individualized sound effects and even special event! A good example what you can do with this would be to make a certain character scream before certain attacks or have their spine crackle from hard impacts. See OJP_readme.txt and OJP_animevents.txt for details on how to customize/use animevents.cfgs. Bug Fix 001 (BUGFIX1) - Animation.cfg fix for BOTH_WALKBACK2 Single Player, Animations What It Does: Fixes an animation bug seen when walking backwards with an ignited single saber in single player by correcting the number of frames Special Notes: This fix will be obsolete once a game patch comes out. Remember to remove this file before you patch the game. Might cause problems when playing multiplayer. If you have any problems, just move the file out of the /base directory. Duel Taunts in all Gametypes (ALLTAUNTS) Multiplayer, Emotes What It Does: Duel taunts now work in all gametypes. These can be setup using theControls menu or by using the following commands (same as the original duel commands): /bow - "Show respect to your opponent." /meditate - "Sit and wait patiently for your opponent to make the first move." /flourish - "Show off a little." /gloat - "Celebrate your victory over your opponent." Hidden JKA Saber Hilts (HSABERS) Multiplayer What It Does: Adds to multiplayer the Retribution (Desann's), the Skywalker (Luke Skywalker's Saber), and the Stinger (default Reborn's) saber hilts. These hilts come with the game but are hidden by baseJKA. Hidden Lannik Racto Skin Multiplayer What It Does: Makes the Lannik Racto skin selectable in the MP skins menu. Also created icon for said skin. More Force Disable Options Multiplayer, Server What It Does: You can now set "Jump Only" and "Neutrals Only" for the Force Disable (now called "Force Powers") option. All On = All Force Powers Enabled All Off = All Force Powers Disabled Jump Only = Only Force Jump Enabled Neutrals Only = Only Saber Defense, Saber Offense, Jump, Seeing, Push, and Pull are enabled. NOTE: Force Jump defaults to level 1 when disabled. Saber Defense/Offense default to level 3 when disabled. Improved Botrouting Multiplayer, Bots What It Does: Botrouting controls how MP bots navigate a given maps. We've gone thru and improved the botrouting for the following maps: mp/duel3 mp/duel6 mp/duel8 mp/ffa5 Old JK2 Gametypes (OLDGAMETYPES) Multiplayer, Basic, gametypes What it Does: Reintroduces the old JK2 gametypes Holocron FFA, Jedi Master, and Capture the Ysalimari. RGB Character Color Menu Options Multiplayer, Single Player, Menus What It Does: Adds a submenu that allows you to pick any color for your character's color with simple slide bars or float values. To enter a new float value, just click on the float value seen next to the slider bar and enter in a new number. Realistic Saber Menu Options Single Player, Sabers, Menus What It Does: Adds a menu option to SP that allows you to turn on different levels of saber damage realism. You can find the option under Setup->Options->Saber Realism. Normal = Default Saber Damage / Dismemberment Boosted Damage = Boosted Saber Damage Realistic Dismemberment = Attack swings now do lethal damage and can cut off multiple limbs at once. Realistic Idle = Idle Sabers now do lethal damage. Also includes the features of Realistic Dismemberment. Please note that this option defaults to Normal each time you start up the game. We currently don't know of a way around that. Sorry. SP Dual/Staff Menu Single Player, Sabers What It Does: The SP menu file has been altered to allow you to use the dual sabers/saber staff from the beginning of the game. This also allows you to choice a red saber blade in SP. Various Bot Tweaks Multiplayer, Bots What It Does: - The Luke bot now uses the skywalker saber (single_skywalker) that is included in the game. - Chewie now speaks in Wookie. - The Lannik Racto bot now uses the correct model. Various Menu Tweaks Multiplayer, Single Player, Menus What It Does: - Shadow options are now in both SP and MP. Projected shadows are now an option. - Light Flare option in the MP ingame More video Options menu. - Dynamic Glow option in the MP ingame More video Options menu. Various UI Tweaks Multiplayer What It Does: - The map loading screen is now less vague about the server's disabled Force Powers setting. It also now has support for the More Force Disable Options feature. - Server filters for OJP Basic and OJP Enhanced. (SERVERFILTERS) ----------------- 0004.2 - Enhanced ----------------- Melee System Overhaul Multiplayer, Melee What It Does: - All Players in all gametypes have melee combat (WP_MELEE) by default (you don't need to cheat anymore). Melee Mode: ----------- Primary Fire - Punches Secondary Fire - Kicks Primary + Secondary - Grapple Moves Default: Head Lock +Forward: Punching Grapple +Backward: Kneeing Grapple - You can now use the select saber button to quickly toggle between an ignited saber and melee mode. You can go back to the traditional system (where that same command toggles the saber on/off by setting cg_sabermelee to 0). Please note that you can also use /togglesaber to toggle the saber on/off reguardless of your cg_sabermelee setting. - Added in headlock (BOTH_KYLE_PA_3). Just don't press forward or backward while attempting a grapple to try a headlock. - Defender now comes out of the kneeing grapple facing in the correct direction. - Defender now plays get up animation (BOTH_GETUP3) instead of snapping at the end of a kneeing grapple. - Fixed the grapple body positioning. ----------------- 0004.3 - Vehicles ----------------- Eopie Multiplayer, Vehicle Model Names: eopie - eopie with saddle eopiewild - eopie without saddle Description: A slow, ugly, and gassy beast of burden used on Tatooine. Seen in Episode 1. Sith Speeder Multiplayer, Vehicle Model Names: sithspeeder Description: "A pared-down crescent-shaped conveyance, Darth Maul's Sith speeder is a very utilitarian craft stripped of all non-essential features to deliver the swiftest speeds possible. Deployed from the Sith Infiltrator, Maul's speeder bike traverses distances across land when use of his starship is deemed unnecessary. When searching for the escaped Queen Amidala of the Naboo, Maul used the Sith speeder to soar towards the Queen's starship on Tatooine. He lept from the moving vehicle and immediately engaged in a duel with Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn." (starwars.com/databank) Weapons: (Dropped) Hovering Mines - Can be shoot. Explodes on after a period of time. High Damage. Stap Multiplayer, Vehicle Model Name: stap Description: "The STAP (single trooper aerial platform) is a slim, agile craft sporting a pair of blaster cannons. STAPs are often deployed as support vehicles in conjunction with larger craft. The design draws inspiration from similar civilian vehicles called airhooks. Trade Federation engineers refitted the design with greater performance and reliability. High-voltage energy cells fuel the tiny craft's drive turbines, which afford the STAP impressive maneuverability." (starwars.com/databank) Weapons: (2, Forward) Blaster Cannon -------------- 0004.4 - Skins -------------- Hoth Custom Player Clothing Multiplayer, Single Player, Player Classes What It Does: Adds the ability to select the Hoth clothes for all the built-in player classes. You can now also select the color of Hoth outfit. Technical Notes: For most of the player classes, I've shared the icons by placing dummy .png icon files (so the menu tries to load them) in the player model directories and then using shader referencing to use the general icons. The generic icons are located in the jedi_hoth directory. Please note that the jedi_kdm, jedi_rm, and jedi_tf have custom torso icons and jedi_tf has a custom lower icon. Those custom icons are found in the individual model directories. ===================== 0005 - Using Our Work ===================== We have few rules for using our work as part of your own projects: - You must include this readme in any public releases of your mod. This doesn't apply if you're only using OJP features that you wrote yourself. - You must treat your fellow coders and the project with respect. - You may NOT use our work for ANY commercial purposes without the author's direct permission. Please don't violate these rules; they are here for everyone's benefit. We have a public CVS repository set up to let you directly access the OJP source materials to keep up-to-date with latest additions to the project. However, the process to access the repository is a bit complicated, so please email one of the moderators for assistance. In addition, we are still waiting for the MP SDK so there will probably not be anything to see for a while anyway. We suggest that you: - Submit any cool features from your work that you think other developers may benefit from. - Keep in contact with us about your project. The more information we have, the better we can coordinate OJP to help you and the community. We also like to know that people are using and enjoying our works. ============================== 0006 - Submitting Stuff to OJP ============================== We are looking mostly for new code features, but are not limited to that. We are usually looking for generic, flexible, and adaptable features that anyone can work into their own code. Features that are drastically unique or special probably do not belong here, because we believe in keeping individuality and uniqueness among mods. We also accept patches. If you see something in our code that has a problem, you can submit a patch for it. A patch would usually be replacement code or files. Before you consider submitting, take note that we won't let you desubmit or remove your works from the project. Allowing people to do so would cause too many problems for the project. While your work will remain your work, submitting stuff to OJP means that you give us the rights to use your work and modify it freely as part of the project forever. In addition, your work won't necessarily be turned on or even in every compiled version of OJP. Some features will be disabled by default to allow people to just fire up and play OJP without confusion. That being said, if you have something to submit just contact one of the OJP moderators. DO NOT E-MAIL MOD MATERIALS TO STAFF MEMBERS WITHOUT ASKING FIRST! Just contact one of us, tell us a summary of your patch or feature, and if we think it fits the project, we'll accept it. If you think you would like to actively participate in developing OJP, we can give you write access to the CVS repository, so that you may work on it yourself. This doesn't have to be a commitment, but if you would like to just submit features or patches separately, go ahead. ------------------------------ 0006.1 - Submission Guidelines ------------------------------ - Document your work as much as possible. Be sure to add mentions of your work in the readme and other project documents. - Make your work as clean and tight as possible. - Follow the coding guidelines. Try to keep your code as separated from other code as is reasonable. Label EVERY coding change (from basejka) with appropriate coding tags. If you're creating a new feature, you'll get to determine what the tag name will be. Try to pick something that is simple and easy to search for. - NEVER DELETE FILES/DIRECTORIES/ETC FROM THE CVS REPOSITORY. If it is necessary, the moderators will handle it. =================== 0007 - Known Issues =================== ----------------------------------- 0007.1 - Issues with Basic Features ----------------------------------- Hidden Player Class Clothes (Hoth): - In the Hoth mission of the single player campaign, your Hoth outfit will lose its color selection abilities. This is because the Hoth cold suit that is selectable in the menu is a slightly modified version of the original Hoth skin. The Hoth maps use the originals, so you're basically stuck with this issue unless you activate cheat mode and manually switch back to the selectable Hoth. - Twi'lek Female doesn't have selectable colors for her Hoth suit. This is because the color selection system can only handle one custom color at a time. In this case, the color is already being used for your player's skin tone. Sorry! ============== 0008 - Credits ============== Coding: Original Jedi Knight Academy source code: Raven Software OJP Administration: Documentation: Emon, Razor Ace Original OJP Concept: Razor Ace OJP Organizational Planning: Emon, RenegadeofPhunk, Razor Ace OJP Basic: Bug Fix 1: Razor Ace Botrouting: Duel3: Razor Ace Duel Taunts in all Gametypes: Razor Ace Hidden JKA Sabers: TiM Menu Names: Razor Ace Hidden Lannik Racto Skin: Razor Ace Hoth Custom Player Clothing: Razor Ace More Force Disable Options: Razor Ace Old JK2 Gametypes: Razor Ace, -ONE-Mushroom RGB Character Color Menu Options: Razor Ace SP Dual/Staff Menu: Aryyn Various Bot Tweaks: Razor Ace Various Menu Tweaks: Razor Ace Various UI Tweaks: Razor Ace Vehicles: Eopie: Chairwalker Stab: Model/Textures: Monsoontide Vehicle Files: Duncan_10158 Sith Speeder: Model/Textures: Monsoontide Vehicle Files: Duncan_10158 Beta Testers: Sunburn, Nym259, Tesla, Scouttrooper, Pnut_Master Special Thanks: Raven Software George Lucas Lucas Entertainment Company (LEC) ========================== 0009 - Contact Information ========================== OJP Project Moderators: Razor Ace Email: [email protected] MSN: Razor Ace ([email protected]) ICQ: 618641 AIM: razorsaces Yahoo: razorsaces RenegadeOfPhunk Email: [email protected] ICQ: 253305779 (Knobby) OJP General Discussion Board: http://www.lucasforums.com/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=542 ================== 0010 - Legal Stuff ================== We are making no claim on Raven Software's, ID Software's, or LEC's intellectual properties. The above rules only apply to the additional works created by OJP contributors. Ravensoft's, ID's, and LEC's code and additional materials is only included for ease of use. All applicable licensing agreements still apply. Please don't sue us. End of Line.
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