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Hey, it’s finally here!
This utility makes packing levels a breeze. All you need to do is to start it, choose a path, add some files, choose what to include and click Pack! and its done!
This is not yet as powerful as Level Packer v1.4.3, but this has another great advantage:
Some notes on how to install this, because there are two ways of “installing”:
You can choose if you want to use a nice Windows-looking application or an ugly EXE file. Read more in the readme.
To install WinBinder:
Download and install WinBinder, as this is used to run the .PHPW file (The main program). This .phpw file is the source of the utility too.
Please note: WinBinder can make some trouble on 64bit computers, is mainly for Windows, and I have also managed to install WinBinder under wine, and the utility works great there!
Before you use this, please read the readme file :)
-added LevelList support (v2.1.0)
-added lastpath “memory” (v2.1.0)
-fixed several bugs related to packing (v2.0.1)
This was the idea to make a GUI LevelPacker:
Puffie40: “the ultimate improvement I would like to see to this system would be a GUI that lets you see a list of the files and the ability include/exclude files into the zip before you pack, similar to CD Burner applications.“
Edit: I have now included an EXE file, for you guys who are too lazy installing WinBinder and want an ugly look ;)
If you discover any bugs, please report them here. Or if you come with new ideas of features, I’m listening :D
Happy Birthday Jazz Jackrabbit 2 ;D
Major update on 12 Apr 2010 at 20:39
So…Im going to rate 9 instead 8.5, as I said,
because this is very good program and its very useful
very good :D
It’s not fully stand-alone, but other than that, it’s very nice to play around with and helpfull to the active JCSers.
One of the best program of lvlpacker, I like that.
Rating: 8.7, download recommended!
Well this is greatest utility,
i don’t have words about it.
Level Packer 2 needs to have a certain program (WinBinder) installed on your computer, which is rather unusual, since most small tools need no installation. However, installing WinBinder is easy and it’s done in one or two minutes.
Level Packer 2 itself can be uncompressed in whatever directory you want.
Level Packer 2 does what it promises. You choose the Jazz2 directory, select the levels you want to have in a zip file, click on the “+” button, then on “Pack!” and choose a path and file name. After that, Level Packer creates the archive file and opens the folder where you saved it.
You can also exclude levels, tilesets or music from being packed.
If a tileset or music file is not found, Level Packer asks you whether it should continue and gives you the name(s) of the missing file(s). This is very useful, because with this feature Level Packer prevents you from publishing an incomplete level pack.
A new feature, which was added for version 2.1, is reading the level list and making a zip file with the files in it. This is also very useful especially for level collections that are hosted on a server such as “Anniversary Bash 12 Files”.
When I tried Level Packer 2 the first time, I was really surprised by its speed. It reads level names, tileset names, etc. really fast and also creating a zip file is done in a short time.
I have an idea for the “File not found – Do you want to contine?” dialog, that shows up when a needed file is missing: You (DJazz) could add a button “Search J2O” that opens a web browser to search J2O for the corresponding file. (The URL is http://www.jazz2online.com/downloads/search.php?inputClass%5BsearchTerms%5D=FILENAME )
But this is just an idea. It is not necessary and since i would not really need it, it does not influent the rating.
All in all Level Packer has all necessary features that make level packing easy and fast.
This tool is really user-friendly, especially in comparison with similar tools such as PackPacker or Level Packer 1. It is the first graphical tool for level packing (for Jazz2 of course).
The buttons, input boxes etc. are arranged logically. You could add some labels (for example to the lists and the input box at the top) to make it perfect. But that’s a minor issue and the help text in the about dialog compensates this very well.
Level Packer 2 is useful for level makers and for server admins who want to upload the levels they use for their servers.
In my opinion it’s the best Jazz2 level packing program so far and only a few small issues keep me from giving a 10.
0.2*8+0.5*10+0.3*9.5 = 9.45
6 of 7 users found this a good review.
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