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|1.1.3: How do I join the Jedi Academy? -Mune - Jan 15 09:35pm|
Welcome to the world of Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast and Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy. This is basically a tutorial to tell you how to join up with the Jedi Academy, how to install the game (on a Windows OS), and what files you need to download to join up and have fun with the rest of the Jedi Academy members. Here we go!
Obviously, you already know how to access the Jedi Academy. On the far right drop down tool bar thing with the Rebel and Imperial logos underneath the image at the top of the web page, do you see the link that says Sign Up! ? Click it! Once the next page loads, fill out the information. You do not have to input any personal information that you do not wish, such as your name or location. You only need to fill in the fields with a "*" in front of them. The rest are purely optional. Your website name is your log in name, and it does not appear on the site. (This is what you will log in with.) Your game name should be the name under which you play the game. That is your name that appears on the site, so make sure it matches. After you've filled in all the information you desire, add any additional comments in the space provided at the bottom. Make sure you've read the rules, then check the box. Next, submit your application, and wait. (Don’t worry! It won’t be long!)
Within 24 hours, you should receive a Welcome e-mail from the management. Please remember, though, that sometimes we get backed up and things get misplaced…we’re only human! If 24 hours have passed and there's no word on your acceptance, try logging in. If that works, Welcome! And please accept our apology that you have not received an e-mail. If it doesn't, then you may want to wait one more day before sending a mail to see what's up.
“Welcome to the Jedi Academy, THE Place for Jedi Training!”
Hopefully you have Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast and/or Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy. First, make sure you have the correct requirements to run the game. There are two ways to do this:
If you already know your system specs, then just go to this link http://lucasarts.com/products/outcast/html/system.html or http://www.lucasarts.com/products/jediacademy/index.html and see if you can run it. (Game Info/System Info) section.
If you don't and already have the game, then insert the CD into your CD-ROM drive. Wait for the auto-run to kick in, or double-click My Computer, then double click the CD-ROM drive where you have inserted the disk. That should also start the auto-run feature. Once there, click Help, then Analyze Your Computer. Let it do its magic, then wait for the results. If you passed, go on. If you didn't for a reason other than not having DirectX 9.0b or greater, you can A) Upgrade your computer or B) Hope you can get a refund .
Click Go Back on the auto-run window to return to the place you started. Click install. You probably should read the License Agreement, but if your intent is pure and you're just wanting to play the normal game without doing anything illegal to it, then it is probably not necessary to read it. You probably don't need it to custom install if you're just going to casually play, so go ahead and click the Automatic button. Answer yesto the question unless you are currently in the middle of something very important and cannot shut down. You may have to reboot your computer. Let it install and watch the pretty CGI screenshots while you wait.
Hold on! You're not ready to tear up and let loose on the servers just yet! The first thing you have to do is download the 1.04 patch. This fixes some bugs and errors fopr Jedi Outcast. The other patch you need to grab is 1.01 patch for Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy. After you've got that, and you are an official Academy member, you will need to head over to the servers page and copy down all of the server IP addresses. You'll also want to copy down the passwords. Also, you will need the file called Jedi Academy Map. To unzip the file, you'll need an unzipping program such as WinZip. After you've unzipped it, drag the pk3 file to the base folder. This is probably located under C:\Program Files\LucasArts\Star Wars JK II Jedi Outcast\GameData\base. You may also need Advent2. Do the same thing for that. Reboot.
Now, either insert the cd and autorun, or doubleclick on the JK2 multiplayer shortcut that was probably placed on your computer desktop. Click Multiplayer game. After that loads, click Join Server. Tell it what your connection speed is. Now, if you're wanting to visit the Academy servers, click the thing at the top of the screen called Source. It’ll scroll through several playing locations. Stop when you get to Favorites. After that, click New Favorite at the bottom and enter the IP address for one of the Jedi Academy servers (from the list of which you had written down previously). Repeat that for the rest of them. Once you've entered all of the servers, click Refresh List. With the exception of the Classes Only server, you can go to the other servers as much as you wish, so long as you're not breaking any rules .
You now have the minimum to access the JA (Jedi Academy) servers. If you really want to be all uber cool and see everyone's actual skin rather than Kyle Katarn's, then you should download DJ's Server Pack located on the servers page, as it contains all of the skins hosted on the servers.
Please note that you cannot access the servers with a ping greater than 600. Also note that the password characters are not always letters, but could also be other characters such as symbols, numbers, etc.
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