Originally posted by junior
If it requires the original game, its an expansion. And while I've got both JK and MotS, my minds a little hazy on the details. Are you certain that there was a functional engine with both?
Heh. I was one of the most active members (and undoubtedly the most active 3D modeller... back when we had to use notepad to import models ) of the JK editing community for over two years... so believe me, I've hacked that thing apart enough times to be able to tell MotS had all the files it needed to run. The core files were different from JK's, because in fact the engine had one major component updated (lighting). The content files used the same format, except with a renamed extension (which got the editing community disencouraged by about 2 hours, until someone actually figured the files extensions were just renamed) and didn't link to anything in the original JK content files (in fact a lot of space could have been saved if this had been done differently, since the MotS container files have a LOT of content that is exactly the same as in JK's containers). So MotS had its own engine, and its own content. Like someone just said, the installation checked for JK to mess things up a bit.