The lights are on
Today has been filled with touching LucasArts memories in the wake of the publisher's almost complete elimination. We've shared with you the heartfelt thoughts of Ron Gilbert and Tim Schafer, and our own editors compiled their fondest memories. Raven, developer of Star Wars titles Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast and Jedi Academy decided to pay their respects in a slightly different way.
Today, the studio finally released the source code for the two titles. Modders have been eager to get their hands on the data, and now that they have it, we can hopefully look forward to some interesting outcomes. Raven told Kotaku Australia that the release was a tribute to the fans who have been loyal for so many years. They also stated that the source code will not be supported, nor will it be easy to get up and running since key assets are missing.
For more on our coverage of the end of LucasArts as we know it, please check out the original story on the closure and our thoughts on which developers might do justice to the publisher's franchises. You can also download the source code for Jedi Knight II here, and the code for Jedi Academy here.
[via Kotaku Australia]
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That's an awesome response to the news today. Now if only we could get some "new" versions of the game somehow one of these days.
That's a fantastic tribute to the defunct company, and also a great way to pay your respect to the fans who have supported the company through many years. Way to go!
That's cool! Jedi Outcast was always one of my favorite StarWars games.
I am going to have fun with this code.
That's a pretty cool send off
Awwwh! That was really nice!
It makes me sad to see LucasArts closing. Some of their games like Knights of the Old Republic as well as the sequel I really loved during my young teenage years, and I still do. But, it's good to see them giving one final thing to their fans.
It's a very, very small consolation for such awful news, but that's a pretty sweet parting gift! I'll love to see what YouTube videos surface from this. . .
Lionel Richie is that you? (thumbnail)
Oh, that is pretty sweet indeed. Let's go!
I wanna see somebody take the source code and make proper adaptations of the original star wars films, thus far the clossest we have to them is shadows of the empire. Nothing exists which properly chronicles the OG. Star Wars movies from start to finish.
This game still has people playing the MP. I hope to see some new mods for it in the next several months.
i grabbed those 2 games a while back so i'll definately be looking forward to the outcome of this
Thats a nice gesture.
Very nice. I'd love to play this with some updated gameplay and cool mods. Way to go Raven.