STAR WARS™ Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy™

STAR WARS™ Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy™

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`Hi~Fi.`*BK* Dec 2, 2015 @ 10:06pm
Jedi Outcast ( JK2 ) / Jedi Academy ( JKA ) Crash fix for Intel Graphics. "Has stopped working" Fix. 2018 UPDATE.
Before we get started: If you have tried other fixes or other Opengl32.dll you must remove them. If you tried to set your game to run in a different compatibility mode you must revert that. These games work fine on Windows operating systems from Windows 2000 to Windows 8.1 despite what some people on the discussions say.

2016 EDIT : After testing a handful of different computer towers and laptops It seems newer computers using Windows 10 and any kind of graphics card (Intel, Nvidia, AMD/ATI) might need to enable compatibility mode for “Windows XP Service Pack 3” on both “.exe's.” Please use this as a last-ditch effort.

First of all, to get to your “gamedata” folder in JK2 and JKA you must go to your steam library, right click Jedi outcast or Jedi academy, then click properties (located in the context menu), now click the tab titled “Local Files” and then click the box titled "browse local files." If you followed these steps correctly you should see a folder pop up titled "Jedi Outcast" or "Jedi Academy" inside that folder there should be another folder titled "Gamedata" open that by selecting the folder and double clicking or select the folder and press enter key. Now you should see two “.exe” files one titled "jk2sp.exe" and "jk2mp.exe" (for JK2) or "jasp.exe" and "jamp.exe" (for JKA) Once you find them download the openGL32.dll from this link:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/7z7vs221tq8cd8a/opengl32.zip?dl=0

Download/Save it onto your desktop (Desktop Folder). Now open the openGL32.zip and extract the “openGL32.dll” file and place it on your desktop. Now move the openGL32.dll (not the .zip) into the “gamedata” folder.

Jedi Outcast (JK2)


For JK2 Single player Once that is done open the single player via steam library by clicking the title of the game and clicking the “Play” button and if the game launches to the main menu start up a new game by clicking “New” selecting any difficulty and finally click “Begin Game” once you watch the cut scene and are able to move around shut the game down by pressing the escape key and clicking “Exit” then click “Quit Program” then click “Yes” then try the Multiplayer.

Start Multiplayer by clicking the game in the steam library then click the “Play” button You should see a pop up with 2 radio buttons one will automatically be highlighted there should be a second radio button titled “Launch Multiplayer” Click that radio button and then click the “Play” button.

For JK2 Multiplayer Once the game starts click “Play” and then “Create Server” finally click begin. Once you load the game click “Join Game” in the “Player Configuration” Window and when you are finally able to move around close the game down once again by pressing the escape key, click “Exit” then click “Quit Program.”

Jedi Academy (JKA)

For JKA Single Player Once that is done open the single player via steam library by clicking the title of the game and clicking the “Play” button and if the game launches to the main menu start up a new game by clicking “New” selecting any difficulty and finally click “Begin Game” once you watch the cut scene and are able to move around shut the game down by pressing the escape key and clicking “Exit” then click “Quit Program” then click “Yes” then try the Multiplayer.

For JKA Multiplayer Once the game starts click “Play” and then click “Create a Game” then click “Begin” Once the game loads completely. Click “Join game” In the “Player Configuration” Window and when you are finally able to move around close the game down once again by pressing the escape key, click “Exit” then click “Quit Program.”

Once you get the games working correctly make sure you go into video settings by clicking “Setup” and then “Video” in the main menu of each game then set the graphics as high as you can without too much of a hit to frames. Change color depth to 32 bit, geometric and texture to high and very high, texture filter to trilinear, texture quality to 32 bit, detailed shaders on. This should help make the game not a blocky mess. You'll have to do this for the Single Player and the Multiplayer.

If the game for some reason still does not open you may need to enable compatibility mode for the .exe's (please use this as a last-ditch effort) to do this go to your gamedata folder again and find the "jk2sp.exe" and "jk2mp.exe" (for JK2) or "jasp.exe" and "jamp.exe" (for JKA). Once you find them, right click each one at a time and then click properties in the context menu. Click on the compatibility tab and check the box "Run this program in compatibility mode for" and select "Windows XP Service pack 3" and after that is done click "Apply" and then finally "OK." Once that is done test out the game.

And as for the resolution - unless you get the “Native Resolution Fix” I suggest running the game at the highest of the defaults you are able to, unless you want to use a mod that helps enable better support for custom resolution (such as OpenJK which only works for JKA without issues). Running the “base” game with the custom resolution fix or "Native Resolution Fix" causes the game to crash for some people in certain situations (E.G: Playing MP offline with bots).

The Custom resolution fix or "Native Resolution Fix" depends on your monitor and what resolution it supports. Therefor I will not be giving the native resolution fix because I do not know your native resolution, and not every monitor has the same native resolution. If you would like the “Native Resolution Fix” please let me know below and I will gladly give you the fix tailored to your monitors "native resolution"

If you need the fix for both JK2 and JKA You must copy the OpenGL32.dll and paste it from desktop into their gamedata folders. Just having the OpenGL32.dll inside the JK2 gamedata folder will not fix JKA.

Good Luck. If it that doesn't work feel free to do the following: Contact me for any additional help here in this topic, add me as a friend for more personalized help (You can unfriend me when we are done), leave a reply here (or in my other topic), and also If you are crashing with another GPU type leave a reply on this topic:

http://steamcommunity.com/app/6020/discussions/0/215439774867101452/ I'll get back to you “asap.”

Further Notes:

Do not try this fix on any Nvidia based graphics cards.

The OpenGL32.zip and OpenGL32.dll must be on desktop and then moved into the gamedata folder. Do not try to extract the .zip into gamedata.

OpenGL and OpenAL are not the same. OpenGL is the Open Graphics Library and OpenAL is the Open Audio Library. One is for graphics and the other is for sound.

Feel free to leave a bump here if this helped you out!

2018 Update : It appears that the fix is no longer working on extremely new intel graphics based all in ones and laptops from 2017 and 2018 even the openJK doesn't work meaning the game won't play entirely. If you can please let me know the model of your PC and if possible the exact intel graphics model if you do intend to let me know if it worked for you so I can figure out why it is no longer working and which boards it is working on.

However modern AMD/ATI computers seem to be the same might work might not situation. Hopefully with the new rumour going around that Intel might give up the onboard graphics game and use AMD onboard GPU with Intel CPU's this fix won't be an issue in the future.

Regardless if it isn't working for some people I suggest you still try the fix.

If you have any unique issues Please feel free to contact me in my chat room found here https://discord.gg/Mhx5DGm which works in any modern browser or if you would like to download the program for discord it can be found here https://discordapp.com/
Last edited by `Hi~Fi.`*BK*; May 5, 2018 @ 8:23pm
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ANBUbaka Dec 19, 2015 @ 1:37pm 
This didnt help it messed up my game the mouse is phased the words dont appear and everything is broke:steamsad:
`Hi~Fi.`*BK* Dec 19, 2015 @ 3:23pm 
then remove the openGL32.dll? Do you have a intel graphics card?
`Hi~Fi.`*BK* Dec 23, 2015 @ 7:12pm 
For new players from the sale.
I.R. Baboon Dec 24, 2015 @ 6:24am 
Nothing worked - Steam just try to launch the game over and over but does not preceed through the litle start steam window. I have a native intel graphics card.
tokugawa77 Dec 24, 2015 @ 6:27am 
Tried the fix and it seemed to work for me, thanks.
nixtheangel Dec 24, 2015 @ 9:24am 
I'm always worried about downloading files from strangers. (No offense). But the opengl2 got me to the first menu. So there's that. In case anyone else is looking at this thread.
DrakenSlayer597 Dec 24, 2015 @ 11:20am 
I just attempted this solution, and it didn't work. What do I do?
`Hi~Fi.`*BK* Dec 24, 2015 @ 12:01pm 
@I.R. Baboon @DrakenSlayer597 Add me for more personalized help you can unfriend after we're done. Chatting is faster.
Last edited by `Hi~Fi.`*BK*; Dec 24, 2015 @ 12:12pm
DrakenSlayer597 Dec 24, 2015 @ 1:21pm 
Nevermind. I did it wrong. Thank you Hi~Fi
gelalalove Dec 24, 2015 @ 8:25pm 
IT TOTALLY WORKED FOR ME! Thank you! I was about to refund it :)
donk3ykong123 Dec 25, 2015 @ 2:19am 
erm ive failed at step one there isn't a single executable in my gamedata folder for academy...
donk3ykong123 Dec 25, 2015 @ 2:23am 
Originally posted by dkeighobadi:
erm ive failed at step one there isn't a single executable in my gamedata folder for academy...

Ignore me i just downloaded the dll and it SEEMS to be working.
svyzard Dec 25, 2015 @ 11:35am 
This totally worked!! Thank you so much, truly.
BigSocc Dec 25, 2015 @ 7:43pm 
This worked 100% for me. Thanks a lot.
Cermitthefroghere Dec 26, 2015 @ 9:13pm 
HHHHHHEEEEELLLLLPPPPP I DID NOT WORK I NEED HELP SOMEONE PLEAS
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