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Friday, May 31, 2002

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Oliver on Jedi Knight II Status
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Soon after yesterday's huge announcement by Aspyr Media of a Mac port of Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, Brad Oliver of Westlake Interactive answered reader questions in the IMG Forums. While Aspyr hasn't yet set a release date, it seems Oliver has been making good progress already, as he notes in one of his posts that he's seeing some issues found in other Quake III games. He refers specifically to the multiprocessor bugs which were extremely difficult to track down in titles like Elite Force:

Finally, I can say that with JK2, I can reproduce the SMP bugs that a lot of people were reporting with Elite Force (which I could not reproduce). So I'd say it stands a good chance of getting fixed once and for all, with hopefully the fixes trickling back into the other Q3 games we did. No promises though.

Since I'm tweaking our Q3 Mac code, if there are any other things you want done, speak now or forever hold your peace. :)

Later in the thread, Oliver notes he's going to attempt to get this and other Quake III-specific issues fixed in older titles as well, though of course Jedi Knight II takes precedence:
My intention right now is to patch EF and Alice during (or immediately following) the JK2 development cycle. Aspyr passed along some info a while back that was interesting. There was a certain mod you could download for EF that, when installed, made the projectiles magically appear in MP matches, completely unrelated to anything that you would logically think would affect that. Wild stuff.
Lastly he notes that if LucasArts fans want to see the middle game in the series, Dark Forces II: Jedi Knight, which never made it to the Mac, they should write Aspyr asking for it. Oliver has long made known his desire to work on the title, assuming a publisher could secure the rights and source code to the game.

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