New Jak 2 Mod: Play as Daxter for the whole game!

Dec 2, 2023 | Game Mods

Jak 2 Modding Community - Daxter

Have you ever envisioned immersing yourself in the world of Jak 2 as the iconic character Daxter? The “Daxter 2” mod transforms this dream into reality within the PC port, providing players with the ability to seamlessly utilize the jetboard, partake in combat, operate vehicles, and successfully accomplish missions. While certain features, such as on-foot weapon usage are still in development, thank you to mod creator barg034 for the remarkable progress made in this project.

The enthusiasm surrounding this mod aligns with the flourishing Jak & Daxter modding community, initiated by the OpenGOAL project’s fan-created PC ports of Jak & Daxter: The Precursor Legacy & Jak II (Jak II: Renegade in Europe/Australia).

This surge of creativity within the gaming community contributes to an elevated and enriched experience of these cherished games. To stay updated on these exciting modding endeavors, consider subscribing to CrystalFissure!

CrystalFissure posted the following video talking about the newly released Daxter 2 mod, playable on OpenGOAL:

Behind the Scenes

Technical Insights: The OpenGOAL project, aiming to port Jak and Daxter games to PC, utilizes a custom Lisp language developed by Naughty Dog. Over 98% of the games are written in GOAL, showcasing the technical prowess behind the scenes.

Decompilation Challenges: It’s worth noting the complexity of decompiling Jak 2. The modding journey involves understanding the nuances of the game’s engine, as discussed in their progress reports.

Ultimately, themod is more than just a surface-level modification; it’s a testament to the modding community’s creativity and technical expertise! Embrace the opportunity to experience Jak 2 from an entirely new perspective, and stay tuned for further developments in “Daxter 2”.

    Download the mod here: https://jakmods.dev/

    Jak 2 is now on PC

    About Jak 2:

    Released in 2003 for the PlayStation 2, Jak II is an action-adventure video game developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. As a pivotal installment in the Jak and Daxter series, it functions both as a sequel and prequel to Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, with Jak 3 continuing the narrative in 2004.

    This game introduces fresh weaponry, locations, and seamlessly continues the storyline initiated in its predecessor, allowing players to assume control of both Jak and Daxter.

    While Jak II received widespread critical acclaim for its overall excellence, some reviewers did highlight certain issues such as checkpoint problems, a darker tone, and elevated difficulty levels, contributing to its reputation for providing a challenging gameplay experience on the PlayStation 2.

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