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Proof the Force is with Open Source: Jedi Outcast and Jedi Academy are now GPLv2 April 4, 2013

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The whole point of Open Source software is that code is free and open and there is no lockin. It also means that if there is a dead project or company, it doesn’t mean that a given application is dead.

This week Disney closed down LucasArts – meaning all LucasArts games are essentially dead… well not all of them The Force is with Open Source and Jedi Knight.

The prime dev studio behind Jedi Academy and Jedi Outcast has open sourced the source code behind those two projects under the open source GPLv2 license.

That’s right those two epic games are now GPLv2 meaning ANYONE can look at the code and build their own…kinda/sorta.

While the code is open source, the images and sound (big parts of that game) are not. So as a learning tool on how to build a Jedi Knight game this is invaluable stuff..and who knows maybe it will lead to Jedi Resurrection on Linux on day too.

The source code for Jedi outcast is available here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/jedioutcast/ and http://sourceforge.net/projects/jediacademy/

 

Star Wars The Force Unleashed Head to Head on the Wii April 14, 2008

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Awesome show this past Friday night on GameTrailer TV on Spike. They showed a whole lot of new footage from the game…

But perhaps most importantly they showed the first time ever…two guys playing head to head in death match mode on the Wii.

No there is no Wifi ..option (yet) but it it does look sharp. This will be the first head to head star wars deathmatch kind of game since Star Wars Master of the Teras Kasi for PS1.

Check out the footage in the vid below (the really wicked stuff starts at the 3 minute mark)