JJ2 add-on for mIRC v4

Rating
8.2
Reviews:
9
Downloads:
4175
Date uploaded:
28 Jul 2007 at 07:04 (Minor update on 28 Jul 2007)

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Author
CaTaPhRaCt (More uploads by CaTaPhRaCt)
Type
Utility
Credits
Neobeo. See readme.txt for more
Satisfaction
100%
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File contents

1.23-default.txt 1.99 kB 24 Jul 2007
1.24-default.txt 2.99 kB 24 Jul 2007
aosa.txt 1.05 kB 28 Jul 2007
colorg.txt 6.34 kB 20 Jun 2002
license.txt 32.72 kB 28 Jul 2007
readme.txt 21.10 kB 28 Jul 2007
dcx.dll 447.00 kB 19 Jul 2007
j2linfo.dll 152.50 kB 28 Jul 2007
MDX.DLL 41.50 kB 17 Jun 2002
registry.dll 8.50 kB 20 Jun 2002
tooltip.dll 68.00 kB 28 Apr 2003
dropPriv.exe 16.00 kB 07 Jul 2007
cc-default.ini 0.46 kB 28 Jul 2007
tooltips.ini 7.17 kB 28 Jul 2007
colorl.jpg 2.37 kB 10 Oct 2003
ext1.JPG 1.28 kB 10 Oct 2003
ext2.JPG 1.22 kB 10 Oct 2003
ext3.JPG 1.12 kB 10 Oct 2003
ext4.JPG 0.88 kB 10 Oct 2003
ext5.JPG 1.20 kB 10 Oct 2003
pallete.jpg 43.10 kB 20 Jun 2002
views.mdx 52.50 kB 17 Jun 2002
jj2.mrc 119.75 kB 28 Jul 2007

Description

‘JJ2 Add-on for mIRC’ allows you to easily and quickly host and join internet JJ2 servers, play single player levels, change player 1 definitions and manage levels and tilesets.

Almost 4 years later, I’m submitting a new version of the JJ2 Add-on for mIRC.

This version includes very significant improvements over version 3.5, namely
  • Support for private servers.
  • Refactored level browser, with many level management capabilities, level thumbnails and tileset preview and extraction.
  • Ability to start Jazz2 with less system privileges, thereby mitigating the effects of possible exploits.

I submit this as a new download and not an update to the old download entry — as I did between versions 2.51 and 3.5 — because: a) experience tells no one notices if you submit an update b) all the comments and ratings are so old (> 5 years) they no longer reflect the current state.

The source code for j2linfo.dll is at this location.

[Oct 26th 2007: Uploaded Cataphract’s screenshots on J2O instead. ~cooba]

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The files registry.dll, MDX.DLL and views.mdx may return a false positive in certain antivirus scanners. Ignore when it happens. (more in the upload readme)

Quick Reviews Average: 8.5

plunK rated 8.5

Really Great Work. This works very well and is effective, except for the fact IT CONTAINS A VIRUS!!!!!!!!!!!

[Review changed to quick review. For more information, see \Review Rules\. – Violet CLM]


User Reviews (Sort by Helpful Index or Date Posted) Average: 8.2

RecommendedReview by Grytolle

Posted:
29 Jul 2007, 14:39 (edited 29 Jul 07, 14:56 by grytolle)
Bee Boy Swarm (28 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings7 Featured reviews5 Average helpfulness73%
Rating
7.7

This program’s best feature would be the level browser, which is awesome, and so far to my knowledge the only of its kind. The rest doesn’t impress me too much. I can even think of a few things I dislike:

- Use of registry.dll, using com-snippets would have made things better, since that wouldn’t have triggered Norton for me

- Listing jj2 servers via mirc-sockets. The server will get delisted if mirc closes

- Not following the policy of not giving out IPs of private servers

- The functionality for bypassing server passwords

- S.I. botname selection. Just make it use a proper “query-packet”… this feature will only serve to annoy players, “rofloloasjhajkshaksj has joined the game/left the game”

- Unnecessary functionality (however I might be wrong about those)
  • Drop system privileges
  • Statistics (wtf is the point:D)

Cataphract does however make good use of dialog extensions, and as I said before, the level browser is awesome. I’ve only eyed through the msl-code, and it looks good, however with some double checks.

So in all, if this was just the level browser, I would have given it a 10 immediatly (even if level copying doesn’t seem to work here, from version to version that is). To me, though, the menu is too cluttered, and configuring via a menu rather than via a dialog really sucks because it closes as soon as you’ve made a change. But, since it all is GNU-licensed or freelier, masse thank you, Cataphract!

This gets an 7.5, and a download recommendation in the sense of “you should give it a try”.

EDIT: This script ONLY uses the socket functions to: 1) Retrieve the server list. 2) List a server. 3) Check for updates. 4) Download the updates. 5) Get the list server statistics.

What about the UDP functionality?

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RecommendedReview by cooba

Posted:
28 Jul 2007, 14:25 (edited 28 Jul 07, 16:47 by Cooba)
Carrot Juice Addict (319 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings112 Featured reviews31 Average helpfulness85%
Rating
9.0

A really great tool for hosting and joining JJ2 servers.

This widely expands over XJJ2 or JazzTool (does anyone even use those anymore), and by being a “mere” mIRC addon it’s even more convienient. Hosting servers has never been so easy before (too bad I no longer can host), and joining via the addon’s GIP is fast and slick. The player profile is something I wanted to be implemented in JazzEd for a long while now (I admit I haven’t used the addon until now).

There’s basically no thing which can’t be configured with this utility. If there was an option to run Carrotade additionally with the server (without having to run it manually), it would be even better. Aside from that, the possibilites are endless, and this program so far has been flawless. All I really need now is an antivirus with a working ignore function :p.

EDIT: A link to the #jazzjackrabbit channel would have been a nice addition too. Same with #jdc perhaps.

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RecommendedReview by KolakCC

Posted:
6 Aug 2007, 17:31 (edited 7 Aug 07, 17:48)
CTF Bug (3 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings3 Featured reviews0 Average helpfulness100%
Rating
8.0

This add-on is great! I’ll list some Pros.
Level Browser
Server Info
Co-op and Race serve options!
Shortcuts
Refresh list
Cons…
Freezing at level browser (!!!)
Hmm… How do i explain this… ALMOST NONE OF THE BUTTONS WILL STAY WHOLE (!!!!!!!!!)

Level browser is Great! You can see the level and the tileset! Rating: 25

Server info, is ++! You can all of the players on that server, the level name and the fur! (It sometimes doesn’t work…) Rating: 17

Co-op and race options, no more having to pull out controller just to get co-op! Its rather small but deserves a 20!

Shortcuts: Really handy, but it could be hard for new mIRC users. (ex. run “C:\Games\Jazz\jazz2.exe”) It IS great, I give it a 25.

Refresh list: Needs a little bit adjusting to just it perfect but still great. 20.

Freezing at the level browser: Not too bad but you could use some timers to regulate it? -10

Almost none of the buttons fit! a list: the < button Pallette “CL guide” Pallette dialog, etc. THIS IS BAD! -20!!!

25 + 17 + 20 + 25 + 20 _107_ - 10 - 20 -7 80/100.

DR SUPPERRRR

——

@Kax www.mirc.net

EDIT: Eww, can’t host co-op w/o adding MEDIUM to the level name?!?!? -7

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Review by PT32

Posted:
14 Sep 2008, 07:58
Jazz Jackrabbit (202 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings171 Featured reviews4 Average helpfulness61%
Rating
N/A

This is a wierd thing. It’s taking me a long time to find MIRC [this may just be because I’m not actively searching for it], but from what I can gather and what I’ve heard, this sounds like a pretty good program. All the files appear to be there, it just appears to need MIRC. I would suggest doing a google search for it, as I will do when I’m not so busy. I am withholding my better opinion until I dl MIRC.

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Review by Panther

Posted:
10 Oct 2010, 22:20
CTF Bug (4 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings4 Featured reviews0 Average helpfulness47%
Rating
N/A

Because of the false positive, I cannot open the zip folder. My Antivirus won’t let me. I sure wish I could use it. It sounds like a great program.

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Review by aritra1115

Posted:
28 Jan 2011, 08:22
Frog (13 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings13 Featured reviews0 Average helpfulness22%
Rating
N/A

cant you do something to fix the false positive detection?
im scared when virus detects does avg show it up too?

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Review by Eragon86

Posted:
9 Aug 2007, 09:45 (edited 9 Aug 07, 10:57 by Cooba)
CTF Bug (0 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings0 Featured reviews0 Average helpfulness12%
Rating
N/A

You are a hacker!!
BUT this is file JJ2.add-on.v4.0/registry.dll is virus!!
shut up! .

[Unsupported rating (1.0) clearance. – Cooba]

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Review by TheKax

Posted:
28 Jul 2007, 10:15 (edited 28 Jul 07, 10:16)
CTF Bug (8 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings8 Featured reviews0 Average helpfulness30%
Rating
N/A

mIRC? mIRC?
What is it???
Where to get it, because these files are useless without it?

U don’t get my review untill u tell me, the program looks great BTW

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