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http://sourceforge.net/projects/jedioutcast/

http://sourceforge.net/projects/jediacademy/

Can't wait to see what kinds of mods and fixes come out of this. :D
Very cool. I've wanted to play both games, and now I'll finally get around to it.

Thanks for the tip!
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bibacula: Very cool. I've wanted to play both games, and now I'll finally get around to it.

Thanks for the tip!
You've wanted to? Where have you been? They're very easy to find and affordable.
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bibacula: Very cool. I've wanted to play both games, and now I'll finally get around to it.

Thanks for the tip!
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darthspudius: You've wanted to? Where have you been? They're very easy to find and affordable.
I bought "jewel case" CDs a few years ago (I also have an endless backlog), but now I don't have an optical drive in my laptop.

Free downloads? Problem solved.
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bibacula: Free downloads? Problem solved.
Source Code. Not assets. You still need the game to be able to tinker it.
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bibacula: Free downloads? Problem solved.
It's not a free download. >.>

It doesn't come with ANY of the assets. Just the source code. That has to be compiled into an executable.
Seems very nice from them, Wonder if Disney's decision to disband LucasArt had anything to do with it?
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te_lanus: Seems very nice from them, Wonder if Disney's decision to disband LucasArt had anything to do with it?
The quotes on Kotaku seem to imply that it did.

http://kotaku.com/lucasarts-closure-convinces-developers-to-release-awes-468994505
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bibacula: Free downloads? Problem solved.
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JMich: Source Code. Not assets. You still need the game to be able to tinker it.
Bummer for me. Still, good for them for open sourcing the code.
I guess we'll soon see engine improvements. And modders will most likely make the games look brand new.
I was also briefly excited, because I thought it meant the game would become freeware. Oh well...
So when do we finally get the Dark Forces + Jedi Knight games on gog.com?
I don't quite understand. Raven wanted to provide the source code but LucasArts didn't allow this. Now that LucasArts is no more Raven simply did it? It's weird, after all, it's not like if a company ceases to exist others can do with its stuff as they please.

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This article makes it sound like Raven itself was responsible for not providing the source code to the community while OP's linked article suggests that it was LucasArts - which wouldn't make any sense.
Post edited April 04, 2013 by F4LL0UT
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darthspudius: You've wanted to? Where have you been? They're very easy to find and affordable.
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bibacula: I bought "jewel case" CDs a few years ago (I also have an endless backlog), but now I don't have an optical drive in my laptop.

Free downloads? Problem solved.
Why did you buy a laptop without a disc drive? Thats just not practical, especially if you want to game on the thing. Even then the starwars games are all available on Steam for a good price. If you say you don't like steam because they're evil sith lords with nasty mean DRM then you really have no right to complain.
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F4LL0UT: I don't quite understand. Raven wanted to provide the source code but LucasArts didn't allow this. Now that LucasArts is no more Raven simply did it? It's weird, after all, it's not like if a company ceases to exist others can do with its stuff as they please.
Yeah, the exact circumstances are confusing BUT one thing that was mentioned is that the actual source releases say "copyright Activision 200X" which makes me wonder if it wasn't Activision that signed off on the actual release of the source.

EDIT: From the Jedi Outcast source page:
Activision and Raven are releasing this code for people to learn from and play with. This code is copyright Activision 2002. This source is released under GNU GPLv2.
Or, and this may be going out on a limb, Raven might own their own source code. Think about it. Anything in the source is technically copyright of the studio that made it. Other than references to Star Wars characters and tropes, nothing in there suggests that LA would have to sign off on it. If they'd released the assets, on the other hand...
Post edited April 04, 2013 by johnki
He could just buy an external disc drive. Anyway, I hope for a nice multiplatform Source Port some time in the future for these games.