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By W4rbird
Date: 01-22-2006




A Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy Map
TITLE: Sigma: The Combined World
AUTHOR: [DragoN].Warbird*

DATE RELEASED: 25 November 2005

CREDITS: LucasArts/Raven Software, Vangelis (music), Korn (music), Mars Marshall ('yodavm' model used as summonable npc), Virtue --> The_Academy_V2 map (one texture used from that map - 'ja_wblock.jpg' renamed to 'sign.jpg'), MasterDragoon --> ship prefabs (available at - hatrus & minilogoguy18 & manquesa), notice that there wasn't readme included within prefab itself, Activision (and again Raven Software) --> snow trees models taken from SOF2 game. All ReadMe's of the respectful/respective authors' content, mentioned before, are included within this archive (/ReadMe's directory).

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS: Just unpack the archive and place *.pk3 file in your /Base folder.

DESCRIPTION: Well, first off, you may treat this map/map-attempt as my first map. This map is divided into 3 submaps. First main map is a winter style landscape. Second is a jungle. And the third... third is a secret area. I've tried to make something unexpected :)

HINT: When you find secret area, these 2 blue switches work properly only in SP. In MP they causes only to play sound, but in SP additionally they make spawned NPCs to follow you and help you fight with Great, Invincible Danger ® :)

MAP'S HISTORICAL/GEOGRAPHICAL BACKGROUND: No one really knows from where name 'Sigma' come from. It has been planet's name from a long time. Someone says it was the name of long forgotten empire of cruel and beautiful race apart, which ruled this world but those are only specultaions. Sigma is the unpleasant, cold world far, far away beyond The Outer Rim (let's just say it's in the completly different galaxy). Sigma has two climate cycles: clouded sky and the planet's temperature is very low (this version of the map) and the cloudless sky when temperature seems to be going up, but it may also indicate to terrible times though: the end of the world and the retoration of balance of the Force (v1.1). Only these with really bad luck or sent with a special mission can hit Sigma's ground, because the world is mostly unknown and uninteresting, which doesn't mean safe though... The world itself is a graveyard of many vessels. Sigma has been created by some error manipulations with the Force, because as we now the Force is unbalanced. The world exist only to the moment when The One (Jedi legend) or Sith'ari (Sith legend) want to appear. However, this legend can be misread so no one truly knows when this mysterious person would come and, what more, when the entire world collapse or just dissappear from existence. In the mean time Jedi Council sent a female Jedi called Nedaj R'rok to investigate and find out more about world's history and destiny. She's long overdue and rumours says that the Imperials may had outpost there. But the most important thing is that, somewhere deep under Sigma's surface lies great, invincible danger fueled by manifestation of Dark Side of the Force itself. /* I know, this isn't a piece of art and I made a lot of errors, sorry */

And enjoy.

New textures: yes
New sounds: yes
New music: yes
Map type: ffa
Bot routes: no (but only when u fire up this map u r going to understand me...)

BUGS: NPCs (damn, it was supposed to be unmentioned...) sometimes reacts strangely. Especially when they are on the map and you commit a suicide or go to the spectator, then when you return they won't attack player.
Some 'holes' across map's surface (including jungle terrain) are too deep and what more - impassable for player's bounding box, so you won't be able to get out, why? Hey! It's a cold, dangerous and unfriendly world (complaints to the Force :P). The only way to get out of this mess is to use Grapple (JA+ servers) or join spectator.... so watch your step!
Lift in the jungle part of the map is stupid. When u r at the top of... (u'll see what), it don't want to go down when u enter on it (lift), so u must jump a little to move it and go down (similar bug also appeared in kotor_flight_school map's lifts - they don't want to go down).
When you get at the top of secret area you may notice in the upper parts of skybox unnecesarry snow particles.
That's all. I didn't noticed more/less bugs.

PROGRAMS USED: GTK Radiant 1.4.0, EasyGen 1.42, GIMP 1.2.5 and MS Paint!

COMMENTS: errr, I know, file size is unadequate to it's contest :P