Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast VR with a Gamepad

Who here loved Jedi Knight II: Outcast? I will raise my hand to that, for sure! It was an awesome game. In fact, it has been considered to be one of the best games in the Star Wars franchise history, so I am not alone in my love of it. They just don’t make them like they used to, right? Well, this new game mod let’s you experience the greatness of the game in VR (Raven). Talk about old meeting new!

Modder Jochen Leopold has crafted a VR mod for the 2002 classic Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast. The mod itself is playable on the Oculus Rift and uses a gamepad for control instead of the Rift’s Oculus Touch controllers. Less than a month ago, the first Jedi Outcast VR version was released, but he’s not going to stop there. He’s still working on it and you can expect there to be more updates, more versions, and other details coming out.

From Jochen on the project:

“I was able to reuse a lot of code I wrote for the VR support of Jedi Academy.
Currently there is NO Touch Controller support. I’m not sure how much work it would be and if it is even possible.”

Binary Download

https://github.com/xLAva/JediOutcastLinux/releases

CHANGES AND NEW FEATURES:
  • Free look during in-game cut scenes
  • Removed all forced camera rotations and a lot of camera movements
  • Improved game controller support (SDL2 Xbox Controller layout)
  • Auto detection of the Rift display position
  • Enabled first person lightsaber mode as default
  • Resized UI rendering

See it in action in this video:

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Lisa Clark

Lisa has been an avid gamer since she was old enough to hold her first controller and a game writer for more than a decade. A child of the Nintendo generation, she believes they just don’t make games like they used to but sometimes, they make them even better! While consoles will always be her first love, Lisa spends most of her gaming time on the PC these days- on MMOs and first-person shooters in particular.