Lucasarts' Closure Convinces Developers To Release Awesome Star Wars Source Code

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In the wake of Lucasarts' closure today, Raven - the developers of the thoroughly excellent Jedi Outcast - have decided to release the source code for the game. Oh, and the code for its sequel, Jedi Academy, as well.


The move should please modders, who have been hounding the studio - and who in turn hounded Lucasarts, with no luck - to release the code for years.

"Raven is sad to hear about the closing of LucasArts today, we respected them and enjoyed working with them over the years,” said the studio in a statement sent to Kotaku Australia. “We wish the best for all the talented people who were let go and hope they find good work in studios in the industry.

“We loved and appreciated the experience of getting to make Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast and Jedi Academy for LucasArts. As a gift to the persistently loyal fanbase for our Jedi games and in memory of LucasArts, we are releasing the source code for both games for people to enjoy and play with."

You can grab the code below. Be warned: it comes sans documentation or support.

Jedi Academy Source Code [Sourceforge]

Jedi Outcast Source Code [Sourceforge]


There was a small bit of code you could tweak that enabled lightsaber dismemberment. On one hand, it was instant death for anything that so much as tapped your lightsaber (you could walk near Troopers with it drawn and watch them literally fall apart, which was great). On the other hand, it also meant you could lose arms (and your head) to lightsaber attacks. So, you know, whatever floats your boat, I guess.