THE LIBRARY

Rating
7.9
Reviews:
15
Downloads:
1040
Date uploaded:
22 Sep 2000 at 06:00

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Author
Kejero (More uploads by Kejero)
Type
Single player
Version
1.23
Satisfaction
100%
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LIBRARY.txt 2.55 kB 22 Sep 2000
LIBRARY..J2L The Library 12.20 kB 22 Sep 2000
LIBRARY.j2t LIBRARY 17.27 kB 22 Sep 2000
HAUNTED.IT Jazz Belmont 712.19 kB 25 Jul 1998

Description

I made this level more than one year ago, but I didn’t release it then because it’s part of a huge levelpack. Since this levelpack release was a little delayed I decided to release this ‘demo’. Just download and play (more info in the text file)

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User Reviews (Sort by Helpful Index or Date Posted) Average: 7.9

Review by aiko

Posted:
Posted more than 17 years ago
I might as well work here (510 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings490 Featured reviews3 Average helpfulness82%
Rating
7.0

I really like this "Library": it includes a very cool tileset (remember its made with Evil Paint) and a level that makes use of that tileset very very well. Design and eyecandy are on a pretty high level.
I’ll give out very high seven points for this demo version and i really look forward to see and rate the finished levelpack. It’ll sure deserve eight or more points then!

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Review by Ice M A N

Posted:
Posted more than 17 years ago
CTF Bug (7 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings7 Featured reviews0 Average helpfulness100%
Rating
7.0

Nice =)

As Aiko said, this includes a quite nice tileset made by MS paint (yAy! Paint rulez ;) I can’t wait for the full version with more and better tilesets =)

The level itself is also nice. It shows what you can do with this tileset and does it well.

Beautiful work ;)

And thanks for the thanks. =) Terrible Site! yAy! =)

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Review by Ice M A N

Posted:
Posted more than 17 years ago
CTF Bug (7 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings7 Featured reviews0 Average helpfulness100%
Rating
N/A

hehe.. after re-reading my review, it seems as if I was reviewing the tileset. But I did play the level and make my rating according to the level and tileset use within the level. =)

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Review by Derby

Posted:
Posted more than 17 years ago
Bee Boy Swarm (43 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings22 Featured reviews5 Average helpfulness87%
Rating
8.0

Introduction to The Library:

This level uses The Library Tileset, a 120-tile arrangement of tiles that consist of books that are used as platforms in this game. Considering that the tileset was made in MS Paint, he did a great job with it.

The level:

The level itself has a great design. You’ll find yourself falling from obstacles where the fall isn’t too bad. Certain areas had a wall as a background, which was done quite nicely.

The tileset:

The tileset has average eyecandy, compared to other tilesets. I’d say that the shading could have used some work, but the level that uses it cancels out the look of the tileset. This level would look terrific if it used the "Haunted" tileset in TSF, for TSF.

Design/Content: 2.3/2.5

The level itself was great – It had a nice layout and the style it was made in was close to the official way. The only thing that took down the rating was the tileset itself. At least more tiles could have been used for this tileset, so the level could be more compatible with other concepts – This tileset wouldn’t make too many animating tiles, so it would be a great idea. Ambient lighting was used very well in this level, and it made a good touch.

Tile/event use: 2.0/2.5

Tiles and events should associate a little more, together. Destructable scenery could have been used to make things a little more active. Hurt events could be used more often, too, so some obstacles could be avoided.

Tile/tile compatibility: 1.5/2.0

The tiles really do fit well together, for the first third of the level. The rest was too confusing, as most tiles didn’t fit well together. The level was still attractive, because most of the layers’ tiles did fit well together.

Event/Event compatibility: 1.0/1.0

All the events fit well with each other. Where the tiles and events didn’t associate much, the events did, with each other. There was good use of the events that were on "Hard" only.

Layer use: 0.7/1.0

In the beginning of the level, great use of the layers was demonstrated. However, it began to get really confusing after a while, as the background layers were mixing in incorrectly. This is resolved for the last third of the level, though.

Game compatibility: 0.5/1.0

The fact that you may often get application errors when running it from within the game, and must run it from JCS to avoid these problems, brings down this level’s rating by half a point. I’m not sure what causes this (it doesn’t recognize the tileset being in the same folder) but for the half point back, it should be resolved for any further releases.

Overall rating: 8.0/10.0

The great design and good use of the tiles in the tileset paid off for the flaws of the layer use and the associations with the tiles and events. There’s still room for improvement.

Possible improvements:

This level could be improved, if the layers in the second third of the level were used in a way to make it less confusing. You can make levels confusing, but not too confusing, because this is a single player level. Tiles and events could have been used better together. Destructable scenery in levels can bring this rating up a little, as its a good example of the associations between them. Without associations between the tiles and the events, your levels won’t come close to being as alive as the official levels. Booting the level up itself, is a problem, if the game can’t recognize the tileset, while Jazz Creation Station can.

Summary for The library:

Downloading this level and the tileset is not a bad idea at all. You should at least download this for the tileset, because it can be used pretty well, if you’re good. The layer use is above average, the eyecandy of the tileset is average, and the design of the level is exceptional.

My opinion on The Library:

I enjoyed playing the level, because its design was great, and from what’s placed in the level – Its what I like.

Recommendation: Recommended

~ Derby

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Review by Ice M A N

Posted:
Posted more than 17 years ago
CTF Bug (7 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings7 Featured reviews0 Average helpfulness100%
Rating
N/A

I have dipped into my non-tileset JJ2 knowledge and found out a solution to this level’s Homecooked level list bootup problem (It worked for me, anyways…). Simply rename the level to

LIBRARY.J2L
instead of
LIBRARY..J2L

I think the 2 dots are messing JJ2 up…

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Review by Carrot.cud

Posted:
Posted more than 17 years ago
Frog (12 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings12 Featured reviews0 Average helpfulness25%
Rating
9.0

agree with the others on everything

(+):)
this is definetly one of the best singleplayer levels i ever seen (and thats alot levels)!
specially great leveldesign.
good music choice 2

(-):(
tileset can be improved but this level is fun and its * new * compared to alot other levels => high 9

conclusion: a must download!

note: error is a pity but is probably easy to solve cant wait for the levelpack!

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Review by tazar

Posted:
Posted more than 17 years ago
Bee Boy Swarm (30 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings30 Featured reviews0 Average helpfulness0%
Rating
8.2

Sorry Kejero! My first review is too bad! I’m think this levels rate is higher than 7.5!
Now I’m rate it 2nd time!

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Review by Kejero

Posted:
Posted more than 17 years ago
CTF Bug (5 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings5 Featured reviews0 Average helpfulness66%
Rating
N/A

huh, is that legal?
wait a sec… 8.2 > 7.5… eh… oh… :)… well it must be legal then ;)

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Review by American

Posted:
Posted more than 17 years ago
I might as well work here (708 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings577 Featured reviews5 Average helpfulness85%
Rating
7.7

Hey! Some of us can’t afford PhotoShop :) And this tileset is great for a tileset, regardless of which program made it.

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Review by Superjazz

Posted:
Posted more than 17 years ago
Jazz Jackrabbit (256 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings131 Featured reviews14 Average helpfulness89%
Rating
N/A

When I try to start the LIBRARY. level.
It displays the error: Couldn’t find the level file or tileset for LIBRARY. Why this?

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Review by chandie

Posted:
Posted more than 17 years ago
Turtle Goon (97 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings97 Featured reviews0 Average helpfulness44%
Rating
7.5

Original. Good tileset also…

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Review by Blackraptor

Posted:
Posted more than 17 years ago
Way better than Aiko (862 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings464 Featured reviews35 Average helpfulness92%
Rating
7.7

WOW! YOU MADE THIS WITH MS PAINT.

That gives me something to look forward to. I have ms paint as well and I hate it! Nice level, great tileset. Looks…..Colourful.

Download reccomendation

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Review by GAMER(CR)

Posted:
Posted more than 17 years ago
Turtle Goon (65 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings65 Featured reviews0 Average helpfulness33%
Rating
9.0

MABY COES YOU FORGHOT TO EXTRACT THE TILESET TO JJ2,SUPERJAZZ
ii want to present derby with the most long jazzonline rewiew trofy, but i dont have 1:P
ANYWAY, THE LEVEL IS GOOD. THE TILESET IS EXELENT,MUSIC FITS WELL, BUT ITS RATHER STRANGE TO SEE FLOATING BOOKSALSO, SOME PLASES CANN BE PASSED ONLY BY JAZZ AND SPAZZ:p(-0.5)
[This review has been edited by GAMER]

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Review by Lark

Posted:
Posted more than 17 years ago
Auto-Reviewing Zombie (493 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings373 Featured reviews10 Average helpfulness76%
Rating
8.2

Nice. Excellent eyecandy, but average gameplay, also very easy, and it has skill settings that don’t only involve baddies, but they involve how much food you get! Download, even if it’s just for the tileset which doesn’t have great graphics but it very, very good.

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RecommendedReview by White Rabbit

Posted:
2 Dec 2004, 23:58
Auto-Reviewing Zombie (435 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings268 Featured reviews15 Average helpfulness85%
Rating
8.0

Very fun lvl and very long too! :D Good eyecandy and originiality(because there are no library lvls apart from this one, AFAIK). There are no cool effects, but the lvl is filled with secrets. It’s also pretty easy no matter the difficulty, but its length will make up for that. Great lvl. I want to give it something higher than an 8 but it’s just one lvl. :-(

Download recommendation and ++the library tileset, which should be expanded! :-D

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