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Thursday, February 24, 2005

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Oliver Patches Jedi Academy
7:49 AM | Galen Wiley | Comment on this story

Mac programming guru Brad Oliver has released a new version of Aspyr Media's Jedi Academy which fixes a bug involving 3rd party modifications to the game. Here's what Brad had to say about the patch:

One of the key features of the last Jedi Academy patch was the ability to load code DLLs from within pk3 files, which allowed it to work on pure servers running PC mods. This feature worked in my limited testing, but once people started building Mac DLLs for the 1.01c patch in earnest, they exposed a bug in my implementation.

Turns out that the 1.01c Mac patch would not do the right thing for some zip files created on a PC - notably, the last release of the JA+ mod. As it happens, I had to address this same bug in another Q3 app I'm working on, so I was able to roll the proper fix back into Jedi Academy. I have newfound respect for Carmack's decision to avoid DLLs in the original Quake 3 release in favor of having mod makers use the Quake virtual machine. :-)

Owners of Jedi Academy can download version 1.01d from the link below.

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