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VIDEO Source Code Released for Jedi Outcast and Jedi Academy

Discussion in 'Games' started by LAJ_FETT , Apr 4, 2013.

  1. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    Game developer Raven has released the complete source code for both Jedi Outcast and its sequel, Jedi Academy, for free, as a tribute to their former publishing partner LucasArts.

    Hit the link above for the full story and links to download the source. You're on your own for compiling it though!
     
  2. moosemousse

    moosemousse CR Emeritus: FF-UK South star 6

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    That's pretty awesome! I really liked Jedi Acadamy and I'm hoping that someone will pick up the code and do something great with it. For those interested, it's being published under the GNU GPL V2 license, which means that any derivative works must be free though fees can be charged for physical distribution. Full text here: http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/gpl-2.0.txt

    Oh, and I expect there will be people out there who'll compile it and upload it somewhere. It's just a matter of time. ;)
     
  3. TrandoJedi

    TrandoJedi Jedi Master star 4

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    I can't wait to see what people do with this! :D
     
  4. Reveen

    Reveen Jedi Knight star 3

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    Yay! Now getting mods going will be less of a pain in the ass!

    I'm hoping we see someone put out a complete graphical and animation overhaul of the games, because these games have not aged well.
     
  5. TrandoJedi

    TrandoJedi Jedi Master star 4

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    I still love their look! :(
     
  6. Scars Unseen

    Scars Unseen Jedi Padawan

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    You know, even if nothing else ever came of it, this alone would make the LucasArts closure a net positive. This is the best news in Star Wars gaming I've seen in years.
     
  7. Scars Unseen

    Scars Unseen Jedi Padawan

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    Bonus Points: I just looked at some of the code, and its fully commented. Most helpful of them.
     
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  8. hunter77

    hunter77 Jedi Padawan star 1

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    Nice, maybe we will get an overhaul or something.
     
  9. KudosDas

    KudosDas Jedi Padawan star 2

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    Stoked to see what comes out of this! :D
     
  10. AronAgmar

    AronAgmar Jedi Youngling

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    Can't wait to see what people come up with! Replaying Jedi Academy now, bringing back the great memories!
     
  11. MRCynical

    MRCynical Jedi Knight star 1

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    A million programmer Star Wars Nerds just cried out in glee and were not suddenly silenced!
     
  12. The Great No One

    The Great No One Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    ok, this is pretty awesome for sure. academy was one of the most played xbox games me and my brother have... i can't even COUNT how many hours and bot battles and times we played through the campaign. i think we got to where we could take out pretty much max level bots in a few strokes because we knew the controls so freaking well. hope something cool comes of this.
     
  13. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Anyone come across an updated link? The files are no longer available.
     
  14. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    Somebody here had to have downloaded the code. This thread has been up long enough.
     
  15. The Great No One

    The Great No One Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    any particular reason they aren't available anymore?
     
  16. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    They were apparently taken down pretty quickly, so maybe LucasArts wasn't happy with that decision?
     
  17. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    Maybe a disgruntled employee put them up...
     
  18. Scars Unseen

    Scars Unseen Jedi Padawan

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  19. hunter77

    hunter77 Jedi Padawan star 1

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    Crap, i should have downloaded it while i had the chance.. I was afraid it would be taken down, but assumed it probably woulnd't :/