DISCLAIMER: I'm a medieval and ancient history fanatic, and as such I'm extremely critical of files that attempt to portray anything remotely historical. Thus, don't be too hurt if you submit a file along those lines, and I tear it to pieces. That warning applies to this skin pack as well.
Well, we have a pack of 'knights'. An extremely, whomping huge pack of 'knights'. I say 'knights' (Visualize air quotes) and not just knights, because no knights in history ever looked like this, unless they were total doofuses. First of all, the model used is one I have never liked. It is the Daemon Knight model by the Almighty Gir, and it is a low detail, very poorly textured model, and it's not an accurate representation of a Medieval soldier whatsoever. The horns are rediculous and the cape is the size of your child's bedtime blankey. I won't talk about the quality of the model anymore as that is not what the author worked on; he worked on skins. Now I can say that this skin pack is an extreme improvement in terms of texturing over Gir's original skin, and several different skins are included too; 8 to be exact.
The chainmail and armor pieces in general look good, even if some of the colors the author decided to use (Such as bright yellow) look hideous and out of place. On many of the skins there is the obvious 'Cross' theme, especially on one skin in particular; the Death Knight. Now I'm wondering why the Death Knight is carrying so many holy symbols on his gear. Other than that the skin looks pretty good. I like the attention to detail. (*Cough* Even if the cape and horns look rediculous *Cough*)
My favorite skin in this pack by far is what the author calls the 'White knight'. I don't just say White Knight, because this skin reminds me MUCH more of a semi-demonic/undead Hoplite. I love Hoplites. I go nuts for anything remotely hoplite. The hoplite helmet skin also seems to fit the head model much better than any medieval helmet ever could, though you still have the problem of the horns. The cuirass looks great too. If someone made a hoplite model with textures of this quality, I'd go insane and I'd love them forever.
Now something else was done that is all the rage today - Species package. That's right, you can customize each skin in the species menu; each specific knight gets his own race, meaning you can't mix and match the actual armors. The only customizeness available is that there are red and blue versions of each knight available, so you can add red pants, blue, torso, etc.
No new sounds were included; they use default daemon knight sounds.
*********************************** Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy *********************************** Knight Pack Skin made by arc9/Model made by Almighty Gir(http://jediknight3.filefront.com/file/Deamon_Knight;46172) firstname.lastname@example.org www.pwnhq.com FILENAME: zzzzarc9royalknight.pk3 FILESIZE: 8.020 kb(WRONG! its over THIRTY megabites!) DATE RELEASED: Thursday,january 24 2008. 8:26 AM. Clouds in the sky. slight chance of snow. Other skins made over the course of 8 months.We are september 8 right now. CREDITS:Thanks to my granddaddy for fighting in WWII,else we'd be nazis.(i'm (WAS) reading anne frank's diary (b4 da virus) BIG BIG BIG thanks to Gir for giving me permission to use his deamon knight model. I would credit you all for not giving me most of the credit and mostly creditting gir because without his model, this would be impossible! YAY FOR GIR!Thanks 2 my brother for deleting da virus. INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS: If you installed to the default directory(which you did if you don't know how to install it),put the PK3 in c:/program files/lucasarts/star wars jedi knight jedi academy/gamedata/base DESCRIPTION: This is a small(WOOPS I MENT HUGE,WAS SMALL IN LIKE NOVEMBER BUT NO-MORE!) pack of knights. Two(EIGHT!!!WOOTWOOT!) skins in all. A noble and a guard(and a champion, and a white, and a black, and a mage, and a monk, and a death dude.) . hope y'all like this.oh yeah,i included sp support. BUGS: none(100% bug free w00t!) COMMENTS:(Sumtime in january)I decided to reskin the deamon knight model to look like a real world knight earlier this weekYEAR. After emailing girINJANUARY, he gave me permission to use his model.So here's the fruit of my work: One royal guard and one noble(and dozens of other dudes). The guard has normal steel ish armour and the noble has gold armour(and everyone else has other armor.).Enjoy! (Present Day) I couldn't post it cause of a virus. My brother deleted it though! tanks 2 him. I've made a trashload of skins like dang! Peace! P.S. Inyri, Averus, dautherdudes(AKA the reviewer guys) please ask gir if its ok BEFORE posting. yeh. 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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