Quote:Ahem =_= Now then, what, you may ask, has been added to our medley of elite band of Roman efficiency? Well, naturally, the leader has been added, of course =_,=. After all, what's an army of drones without a figurehead leader to spearhead and direct the invasion? I'll tell you: a raiding party. =_> <_= Now, some additional changes include tweaks upon the skins, bot support, and what have you. Personally, the general skin wasn't that mightily impressive, but it's there, regardless.
I suggest that if you found great joy in these submissions in their previous form that you UPGRADE SO THAT YOU MAY MARCH INTO BATTLE.
Speaking of upgrades, I recommend that for optimum enjoyment of the NPCs that you submit bandwidth to this relic so that you may see the NPCs weapons, as they use these weapons =_=.
SUBMIT BANDWIDTH, FOR IT FUNDS MY NEW KINGDOM WHOSE NAME I WILL NOT REVEAL YET. IF THAT DOES NOT ROUSE YOUR FINGERS, THEN SUBMIT BANDWIDTH SO YOU CAN ACQUIRE SOLDIERS OF YOUR OWN. =_=
Well if the huge filesize didn't already scare you off, keep reading. I've always been a big fan of Greek and Roman history and mythology (don't even get me started on how the Romans just copied everyone else). These skins are various Roman-inspired skins, although I wonder if, at version 3, I'm the first one to say that the saboteur model isn't really a very good model for this kind of skin.
Two additional skins have been added in this version, although to be honest they all look roughly the same to me. No custom sounds, which is kind of disappointing, and all the skins have roughly the same face, which is also relatively disappointing. There is, however, single-player support, NPCs, and bot files. There are also some rather unrealistic shaders (no one in the Roman legion would have chromed armor... except maybe the guys who never see combat). However the effort is nice. A specularity shader would be more realistic (albeit less 'OMG COOOOL').
Team Support: Yes Bot Support: Yes NPC Support: Yes New Sounds: No
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Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
Arc9 legionary 3.0
Made by arc9
FILESIZE: 24.320 kb or 23 mb
DATE RELEASED: 15 of October 2007
CREDITS:Thanks to lightsource, iswer, kouen for the shader help/advice.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR APPLAUSE!!!
Wow tough crowd...
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS: If you installed to the default directory(which you did if you don't know how to install it),put it in:
c:/program files/lucasarts/star wars jedi knight jedi academy/gamedata/base
DESCRIPTION: This is the exciting conclusion to my skin pack.SP support,shaders,2 new skins,and a hell of a fat mama shrimp! In the end i want to add all possible features!
BUGS: None discovered
COMMENTS: I finaly got those god d!BEEP!mn shaders working! god d!beep!mn! Anyway,i had to work like a month or more on this thing,so be happy before i eat you!
@1/4 theenks. ^_^
Now inyri,they always had to polish their armour,keep it cleen. they could never let a scratch get on the armour before a battle. Its a psycalogical effect,yeh know?
Nice to see i'm well recieved.
To all those Sab-Haters,im not a player modeller,yeh know?>_<
Its the closest possible model,and see how good its looks for a saboteur reskin.
#6 - 10-18-2007 at 11:12
ESTRUGAZ From: (Lisbon) Joined: January 30th, 2005 Posts: 42
It's nice. I kinda liked the author's description. If I still had the game and if there was no review whatsoever I would probably download lol XD.
Why do people say Greek and then Romans? And why say Romans copied everything from everyone? Aren't the ancient Romans contemporanic to ancient Greek? Yes they are. They didn't copied greek mithology, they are pretty much greek.
We'd need to go back to Alexander, when a mixture of cultures was made along with the greek to create a new one called Helenistic, which was embraced by Alexander because he admired the greeks and also because of his teacher (don't know how to spell his name in english) and then its all about evolution (If I'm wrong correct me, I'm just a commoner)... But lets cut the history lessons and go to the file itself :
I Like how you advertised your mod like if it was a new game, it was funny in a way....Now the skin doesn't look bad on the screenshots, just that I agree maybe you could find a better model, and well once you understand shaders they aren't that hard, I just hope you skinned it all on your own, and did not do any copy+paste from any real life images,anyway good luck for any new versions or expansions to your mod.
Of course they were macedonians, but before the world was conquered by rome it had already an Helenistic culture (sorry for double but had to point that out).
#9 - 10-25-2007 at 12:04
ESTRUGAZ From: (Lisbon) Joined: January 30th, 2005 Posts: 42
Helenistic? The whole culture around the Mediterran that based their lifestyles in Poleis was Helenistic. It's actually wrong to say "Greek" as there was no Greece. The Macedonians were barbarians as well as the romans to the Helenistics as they didn't lived by the Polis system, they had kings and monarchy and were actually considered to be "slaves" to their masters/kings/monarchs. Alexander's teacher was Aristoteles (I don't know as well the name in English but I'm not actually an adept of translations in first place... too bad it became an habit like thinking the Romans came after the Greek like if Europe was some kind of Train Station) and he also considered to be the father of Geography although he was far from a geographer. For the first time, someone find out the shape of the planet by simply observing its shadow on the moon.
The greek way of life known as Poleis fell after they decided to unify themselves against the Persians and after being conquered by Alexander's father, Filipe II from Macedonia. If the fall of Rome was tragic, this outcome after Xerxes invasion was worst in my opinion for there was something beautiful in the Poleis democracy that not even today has been recovered.
Sorry for answering, but I am way too passionate for this kind of topics to let them "pass by" ^_^
For more info, I advise you to read the awesome piece:
BARROW, R. -Athenian Democracy. London: Bristol Classic Press, 1993
and there is also one very intersting by a french (?) researcher and historian, M.C Amouretti, The Greek World
#10 - 12-06-2007 at 19:45
Darth_Ajax From: (South Dakota) Joined: September 6th, 2005 Posts: 98
There were some models for the Colleseum mod for JK2 that were VERY Roman...only a few noticeable inaccuaracies. I would like to see v4 done off those models, and I don't think I'll be DLing until I do. Sorry, but those guys are Roman to me, not the Sabateurs.
I am STILL waiting for Greek Hoplites...I know there's a Spartan model out, but those are (poorly skinned) models based on 300...I want something a bit better.
And no, the Romans would not polish their armor before battle, as the chrome would blind their allies as well as their enemies, and make the battle so much harder to fight. Plus, if they wished to ambush their enemies, a chrome glint would give away their position. In face, often, Roman armor was covered in leather and/or a dull metal in order to REDUCE the glare they would get. The only time they would polish their armor would be for a victory parade.
Same thing with drawing a Gladius (or any type of sword for that matter), movies and TV shows often show them getting drawn with a sound of metal on metal...real sheaths used in battle and war and such would not have these, again, as they would give away their position. Ceremonial sheaths may have had a metallic ring around the opening of it, but I doubt they would waste the precious metals to make that cool sound alone.
But I'm going off on a tangent here...overall, except for the model, these skins are decent. I give it a 7/10.
Whenever i put this in my base folder, it says something about a corrupt zone header, please help me
#12 - 05-16-2009 at 04:49
Devilmc4 From: (Jurong) Joined: April 4th, 2009 Posts: 8
i try starting the game but it says corrupt zone header what should i do?
#13 - Ok mutiplayer but sp!!!! - 06-14-2009 at 13:49
maxbun From: (lillington north carolina) Joined: June 14th, 2009 Posts: 129
I'm so mad it won't load sp fix it now or make a new mod
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