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Installing Jedi Academy and Jedi Knight 2 using Wine/WineX

-To my understanding you should be running Linux and have Wine or WineX installed on your system. If not then go to Installing Linux and Installing Wine/WineX.

-Actually installing Jedi Knight is quite simple once you get Wine/WineX working. When Wine is installed it creates a fake 'C' drive for you, most of the time it will be located at '/C' (right under the root dir) If you're using WineX then it creates a 'TransGaming_Drive' dir in your home directory. Check it out and make sure you have those directories.

NOTE: It is important to follow all given instructions to the last detail to get everything working correctly. That includes any / or ~ when issuing commands in the console.


Installing Jedi Academy

-JKA has two CDs included in every box :) ...and unfortunately that creates a small problem. The game will not allow you to unmount (eject) CD1 once you start the installation process. So in order to be able to gain access to CD2 you first need to copy the whole CD2 over to you home directory. For example:

-We need to make a temporary dir so we can copy CD2 there and then use it for the installation later. So to get started, first open a Terminal Window and make a dir called JKA-CD2 :

$ mkdir ~/JKA-CD2 (this directory will be created in your home dir.. e.x. /home/user/JKA-CD2 )

Put your DISC 2 of your Jedi Academy installation Discs in to your CDROM drive. Once you have done so, let's mount your cd and copy all the content to the newly created dir:

$ mount /mnt/cdrom (or replace /mnt/cdrom with your CD mount location)
$ cp -r /mnt/cdrom/ ~/JKA-CD2/ (all CD2 will be copied over to our temp CD2 dir)

Once it's finished coping all the content, let's unmount the CD2.

$ umount /mnt/cdrom (make sure you are not sitting in the dir of 'cdrom' otherwise you will get 'device busy' errors)

OK, so now eject your CD2 (two) and replace it with CD1 (one). Now we have to mount CD1 and start the installation process.. Open an terminal window and type in:

$ mount /mnt/cdrom (or replace /mnt/cdrom with your CD mount location)
$ cd /mnt/cdrom (this will enter the CD directory)
$ cd GameData/ (dir where the intallation files for JKA are located)
$ winex setup.exe (or wine setup.exe)

-This will start the installation. Follow the installation wizard, select the 'Custom' installation. While installing, all the settings should be fine by default except when you get prompted to install DirectX, DO NOT install DirectX since wine already provides the necessary components. Once you get to about the middle of the installation process, the setup wizzard will prompt you for CD2. So what we have to do now is point the setup program to the tempoprary directory ('JKA-CD2') we created earlier.

-From the pop up box, select 'Browse' and locate your 'Root' drive. Open it up and find the path over to your temp JKA dir. If you followed all the instructions correctly, the path we want to find is: '/home/username/JKA-CD2/GameData/' ...once you there hit OK and we can resume the install process. After the installation is done it will ask you for CD1 once more... since that CD is already mounted in your drive, simply point it back to the correct drive letter and resume the install.

WineX should give you an 'WineX --> LucasArts' entrée in the KDE or Gnome menu-bar. While you should be able to launch the game from there, we recommended to start the game directly from its home directory. Usually it will be something like that:

/home/username/TransGaming_Drive/Program Files/LucasArts/Star Wars Jedi Knight Jedi Academy/GameData/

(or)

/C/Program Files/LucasArts/Star Wars Jedi Knight Jedi Academy/GameData/

Once you are in the Jedi Academy directory you can start the game by typing

$ winex jamp.exe ( or jasp.exe for singleplayer)

... now you should be on your way to play the game... enjoy.

-If you experienced any problems during the installation and can't seem to resolve the problem feel free to post a message on our forum with a detailed description of your problem. I check it often to see if I can be of any assistance to anyone.

 

Installing Jedi Knight 2 using Wine/WineX

-Jedi Knight 2 is fairly simple to install....

First lets put the CD in the CD-ROM drive and mount it.

$ mount /mnt/cdrom (or replace /mnt/cdrom with your CD mount location)
$ cd /mnt/cdrom (this will enter the CD directory)

Once inside your JK CD directory we need to go to this specific location in order to install JK

$ cd GameData/

In here you will have an file called 'setup.exe' ... so to start the install type in:

$ winex setup.exe (or wine setup.exe)

-This will start the installation. Follow the installation wizard, at the 'Select Components' window select the 'Custom' installation. All the settings should be fine by default except when you get prompted to install DirectX, DO NOT install DirectX since wine already provides the necessary components... (the reason for that is because JK might not be able to detect DirectX on you computer.. that is considered a bug...newer WineX version fixed that problem) …JK will start installing. Do not panic if you don't get the progress bar, the menus might be a little messed up and that is OK, the game will still install. Once it is done the main screen will disappear and you will get the JK Game Launch Window… now you are ready to play the game. WineX should give you an 'WineX --> LucasArts' entrée in the KDE or Gnome menu-bar. While you should be able to launch the game from there, we recommended to start the game directly from its home directory.

/home/username/TransGaming_Drive/Program Files/LucasArts/Star Wars JK II Jedi Outcast/GameData/

(or)

/C/Program Files/LucasArts/Star Wars JK II Jedi Outcast/GameData/

Onec you are in the JK directory you can start the game by typing

$ winex jk2sp.exe ( or jk2mp.exe for multiplayer)

-Once again, if you having any problems, feel free to check our forum for any help you might need.

That is it, enjoy the game... :)

 

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