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One of the best memories from my Star Wars gaming holocron is loading up a LAN multiplayer match in Jedi Knight 2 with a low-gravity mutation switched on and a lightsabers-only weapon restriction. It was silly loads of fun, but the Force wasn't with publisher LucasArts' wishes to continue the series, as Disney closed the studio last April. Our only hope lies with the power of JK2's lingering community, where a brave modder is taking on the huge task of uplifting the entirety of the game's graphics in a HD remake mod.

http://www.pcgamer.com/2014/04/16/jedi-knight-2-hd-remake-mod-in-the-works/

I cant wait for this! One of my favorite games of all time! thumb.gif
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the game doesn't need an HD mod, the art direction behind it was already very good and playing it at high resolution today can show just how great such an old game can look...the problems lie in the animation and physics, it needs a spiritual sequel more than anything

new lighting and HD textures might actually just end up ruining the game IMO (think original trilogy sets and FX vs. prequel trilogy... SW doesn't need to be ultra shiny or gritty to have appeal, the sterile imperial corridors translate very well with older graphics techniques

I recently replayed this game and the only thought that crossed my mind on how the game could be improved were strictly in physics and animation, and I had no problems with the older graphics other than low polygon count.
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Darn, I was hoping JK2 referred to JK: Dark Forces 2 not JK: Outcast.
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Looks pretty nice, look forward to more updates smile.gifthumb.gif
    
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Jedi Academy, anyone?rolleyes.gif
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YESSS, one of my favorite series of all time. Any attention Jedi Knight gets at all I will be ecstatic about biggrin.gif
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Darn, I was hoping JK2 referred to JK: Dark Forces 2 not JK: Outcast.

another great game, but I do not think all the assets are released for that one, unlike Outcast.
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JK: Jedi Outcast FTW!
 
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id really love to see another bioware offline star wars rpg
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Originally Posted by bojinglebells View Post

the game doesn't need an HD mod, the art direction behind it was already very good and playing it at high resolution today can show just how great such an old game can look...the problems lie in the animation and physics, it needs a spiritual sequel more than anything

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I recently replayed this game and the only thought that crossed my mind on how the game could be improved were strictly in physics and animation, and I had no problems with the older graphics other than low polygon count.

You talk as if the original one will dissapear when the remake comes out.


I'll be waiting patiently.
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