Raven Software Releases Jedi Outcast and Jedi Academy Sources to Honor Closed LucasArts

    Studio Raven , developer of games expanded the universe of "Star Wars" as a Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast and the Jedi of Knight: the Jedi Academy , we have long been asked to release the source code of components for single player their Star Wars games. And so, the final disbandment of LucasArts, the publisher of these video games , was a sufficient reason for this .

    A comment from Raven for the Kotaku website said the following:

    Today, we at Raven are saddened to hear about LucasArts closing; For years we respected them and enjoyed working with them. [...] We wish all the best for the talented people who were fired, and we hope that they will be able to find work in other studios in the gaming industry.

    We love and value the experience of creating Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast and Jedi Academy for LucasArts. As a gift to the ever-devoted fans of our Jedi Knight games, and in memory of LucasArts, we release the source code for both games so that anyone can enjoy it and delve into it.

    The released sources have no official support, and everything is given at the user's peril and risk. According to Raven, modders will have to work hard to get the engine to work with game resources. The engine of both games is a modification of id Tech 3 (Quake 3), the source code of which was published back in 2005. The code contains only the single player component, since some parts of the multiplayer contain third-party licensed proprietary code and cannot be opened.

    Source codes for the game Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast
    Source codes for the game Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy

    The code is distributed under the GNU GPLv2 license , which allows the copying, modification and distribution of source codes subject to a number of conditions.

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