|JJ1Ceramicus.j2l||Ceramic Wonders||5.32 kB||28 Nov 2003|
|JJ1Ceramicus2.j2l||Ceramic covered by surface||5.36 kB||28 Nov 2003|
|JJ1Ceramicus.j2t||JJ1: Ceramicus||137.50 kB||28 Nov 2003|
|JJ1CeramicusNight.j2t||JJ1: Ceramicus Night||137.53 kB||28 Nov 2003|
|Pezrock.s3m||ush (maxi re-mix)||99.94 kB||07 May 2000|
Ceramicus?-Why I did a conversion of such a boring and short tileset as Ceramicus ( in my opinion this tileset is the worst tileset in JJ1)-So why I did it? Because I feld really sorry about this set and I decided to convert this to a little bit more interesting (hope I succeed in it) You will see a 970 tiles of Ceramicus! I added sky ,other background, eyecandy and ofcourse things like hooks, vines, suckertubes ,poles ,destrucktable blocks. There is also a second dimension of Ceramicus – Ceramicus CBVS = Ceramicus covered by violet surface – I know that this one is kind of wierd but oh well… sometimes U just have to do something different-so please download it and rate :D
Maybe I will just get the JCS 1.23 so you can play my example levels.
NOKA, check your private messages ;) By the by, Ceramicus has already been converted by CelL, but he only did the basic stuff.
sob Ok, next time, I won’t review until it’s been converted to 1.23 Then I won’t have to edit my reviews anymore…
NOKA should make a habit out of starting the examples with the lay-out of the level it’s based on :P Of course it starts with the JJ1 Type intro (Now approaching… NOKA, keep that in ;)) As I further got into the level, I noticed everything was there, including some extras: vines, hooks, that sorta thing. What surprised me most was that NOKA went through the trouble of creating not only a non-standard 3D background, but a mountain background with pots too! Those are very welcome additions to Ceramicus, as they make it more appealing to use.
Ceramicus has to be the planet with the least amount of tiles (Tho Fanolint and Lagunicus aren’t that far behind it). That makes it quite easy to get all the tiles. And he did get everything, and more: he outfitted them all with 3 different backgrounds: none, the standard one and the green background. Good job :)
I forgot to mention: the original Ceramicus didn’t have slopes aside from from those “trees” He was kind enough to put those slopes in :)
Of course the usual addons are there: vines, poles, destructible blocks, trigger block (even the empty one), sucker tubes (magic perhaps?), non-standard 3D background, JJ1 type sky and the biggest treat of all: a mountain background with pots! Further things are the animations for that background, a red star and a moon, that “Now approaching…” thing (NOKA, make that your trademark ;p) and the JJ1 HUD! On a side note: my guess is that NOKA used a 3D renderer for the background and the planet sphere. Just guessing :p
When I check the masking, I always check for smoothness (no bumps, you hear?). Luckily, this set has no such bumps. One warning tho: the new slopes are uneven on the edges, whatever you do, for long slopes, repeat the mid-section. Of course there’s a hidden mask message, this time telling you about his plans. Read it, at least I did :P
The night version is basicly the same as the normal one, only with a different palette (duh). My only complaint is that this time, the background is dark enough, but the foreground is a tad too light. (with his Diamondus conversion it was the other way around). Not a big problem, since the sky helps determine the atmosphere more than the foreground :)
Yet another wonderfull conversion by NOKA. Not only has he converted the planet with the least amount of tiles (least appealing to convert, even less to build with it), he added enough extras to make it very appealing to build with. He has certainly earned my respect, and can’t wait to see more of his work soon :) NOKA is well on his way to rival Violet, better watch out ;p
- JelZe GoldRabbit =:3[This review has been edited by JelZe]
*censored*OMG 970 TILES! :O
And the original set had 50 tiles or something… Anyway, the review. All tiles are there, just like in NOKA’s Diamonuds conversion. All “basic” tiles come in 3 different versions: one version with no background, and two that have one. Yet again the tileset has a “Now approaching sign”, but it still has that newish font while it would have been cool if you used the original JJ1 font. Also included are a 1337 textured background, the JJ1-style signs, animated arrows and basic things like vines, poles and hooks. Also added are two versions of destruct blocks, a not very useful image of the JJ1 score bar, different kinds of layer 6+7 eyecandy (I didn’t like the one with the flower pots, they were too “compressed-jpg” like, if you know what I mean), a JJ1-style gradient background, a few signs with the author’s name on it, and well, that’s it. Everything you need to make a good and interesting level. The example levels are well-done, I didn’t fully complete them but they gave a good impression on the tileset.
The tileset comes in two dfferent versions: a night and day version (I guess). Both look good altough the changes are quite minor, the most prominent change is actually the color change of the background (alyer 6,7 and 8) eyecandy. This time the night version isn’t too bright like in the JJ1Diamondus conversion. The masking is okay, I couldn’t find any bugs, and once again the author added 1337 mask messages ;)
I could only find two bugs: the parts of the flower pots that were #000000 black are transparent on the layer 6/7 thing which makes the grey/purple land shine though it. The second bug: IT IS TSF. Next time you upload a tileset, first ask someone who has 1.23 to compile it in 1.23 for you, so also 1.23 users can download and use a tileset.
Almost bug-free, no tiles missing, full of eyecandy: 8.5 and a big download recommendation, not just for jj1-freas.
Wow… just wow.
The tileset has all the features of the Diamondous conversion, with approaching screen, ect. but it also has even more! It has the JJ1 lower bar thing (the one that shows you your health and weapon and stuff), which would be really neat to place in layer 1 so it sticks at the bottom of the screen (like that thing in tomb rabbit). Also, it has more added features. Most notable is a background eyecandy peice which is basicly a strech of land with pots on it. Nothing really fancy, but it adds to the background well. However, somehow I think this is worth .5 less than your last one. Maby it is that the JJ1 tileset was so… boring that the conversion is bland, no matter how greatly improved it is. But still, so far NOKA has redifined my idea of a ‘good’ JJ1 tileset conversion.
Yay, NOKA’s 2nd conversion. reviews
Tiles included: A lot more than the tiles included in my other ceramicus conversions that I have. Ceramicus has a small amount of tiles, originally, but not in this set. Here NOKA has added more to ceramicus, much more. From a sucky jj1 tileset I would never make a level out of, NOKA has proved how good ceramicus can be. I love the new added stuff, looking at this tileset just makes me see how good tileset conversions can be. I love this conversion. I especially like the “Now approaching ceramicus” sign, and I hope it’ll be in every conversion you make (has something useful in mind with that picture).
Color: A fairly large amount of it. Ceramicus doesn’t have much color, but NOKA has added some more different colors to enhance the set. I like the grey bg and the different destruct blocks. I think this tileset lacks blue (either than the spiffy arrows), but I dont mind that much. Color is good enough for me.
Pros: Good color, some new shades added in.
Cons: Ceramicus isn’t one of those very colorful sets.
Masking: I never like reviewing the masking, takes a while =\, but here goes: Seems ok at first, kinda blocky, and the invisible tiles are placed in unexpected places, would help if they’d be a bit more organized, since you don’t really know where they are until you accidentally find some invisible masking ground you accidentally placed in midair or by thoroughly checking the masking of the whole set. Of course there are the mask messages, and its good.
Pros: Masking is ok
Cons: Invisible tiles ‘hidden’.
Animations: Some gold pot looking things which you can blow up, trig blocks, arrows, arrows with diff. bgs, a LOT of destruct blocks (twice as much as diamondus had, if not more), some sparkly bg stuff, and suckers that light up. The sucker animation is a bit choppy, more frames could of possibly been added to make it run more smoother.
Pros: Good enoug, large destruct block variety.
Cons: Sucker choppy, no really big animations (but I dont think ceramicus had any anyways)
Overall: This is definately a great conversion. You could think of it in a positive or negative way. The positive way would be looking at it and thinking “Wow, what a great job this person did converting the set, not only did he take a sucky jj1 set that nobody would ever use and convert it, but he converted it in such a way that it turned out great and people will make levels out of it. The negative way “This person coulda chose a better set to convert because the ceramicus tileset sucks and its impossible to make it good, and pointless to try.” I personally go along with the positive way. Rating: Tiles included: Excellent. Color: Great. Masking: Good. Animations: Great. 9.5 + 8 + 7 + 8 divide by 4 = 8.125, rounded to an 8.2. But considering the fact that this was remade from a not so good jj1 set and made to be a great conversion, I’m adding +.5 marks to this to make it an 8.7. Definite download reccomendation and great job on creating yet another excellent conversion, Noka!
Haha, a tileset season.
Ceramicus is my worst planet also (dziwny zbieg okolicznoœci), and I still cannot believe that it is possible. Just it can’t be!
Every lost tiles in CeIL’s are here, type for sucker-tubes, vines and other stuff. Also You’ve added thingies for layers! And these windows are coolerskie also :D
Yeah, the night version of Diamondus were too bright. And this isn’t. CBVS Rocks.
Another great conversion by NOKA. Let’s review it, shall we?
Ceramicus was the most sucky planet in JJ1. I didn’t enjoy playing it’s levels, nor did I like the way it looks. But against all that, NOKA has decided to convert this tileset. Well, it was already converted once by CelL, but he did only the basic stuff and even that wasn’t too good (the colors were a bit strange). What he did would be a shame, BUT he managed to make it great thanks to all the additional tiles! He has made a sky (maybe this changes the look of planet, but you can also use the original background), a background eyecandy (very good, but one of the vase colors must have gone invisible so that it has a color of the grey ground) and has made the furthest background layer 4 compatible. He also made all the JJ2 event stuff – poles, hooks, blocks and many more. We can also see some nice bonuses, like the “Now approaching” (keep it up!) or the JJ1 in-game bar.
The masks once again are perfect – you can only get stuck if you really want to. All the added stuff is also greatly masked. I did not search for hidden mask texts, but they never change my ratings, so don’t mind.
This conversion is a R0X0R. If you convert a planet that really needs it, for example, Fanolint (you all expected me to say that, didn’t you? :D), and you do it the same way as you did with Ceramicus, you’ll get a 10 from me and I will start a new NOKA religion. So thumbsup for NOKA!
Another conversion be NOKA eh?
Yes, you’re right, Ceramicus does look like the worst tileset in JJ1 (I thought Letni was until I saw this). Like all JJ1 conversions, they’re converted brilliantly. Many of the features (most not included in REAL JJ1 levels) include sucker tubes, hooks and vines. I want to rate it more than 7.7, but this is the worst JJ1 tileset i’ve downloaded, so 7.7 it is.
It`s not boring at all…
And this conversion make it more interesting to take a look at.
Like Noka`s JJ1 Diamondus, Tubelectric or Turtemple Conversion it`s Really Good. Very Much Graphics for Layer 1 to 8 and Easy to Use. At all i think it reach a rating of 9.
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Eat your lima beans, Johnny.