|DesolationEx01.j2l||Desolation Example||2.19 kB||24 Jul 2007|
|DesolationEx02.j2l||Desolation Example||1.99 kB||24 Jul 2007|
|DesolationEx03.j2l||Desolation Example||1.77 kB||24 Jul 2007|
|Desolation01.j2t||Desolation 01||148.72 kB||05 Aug 2007|
|Desolation02.j2t||Desolation 02||148.69 kB||05 Aug 2007|
|Desolation03.j2t||Desolation 03||148.72 kB||05 Aug 2007|
|M16A.MOD||241.34 kB||11 Sep 1998|
This set is based off two examples in Disguise’s Tileset Resource, which I felt would be a waste if they weren’t included in an actual tileset. Also included are tiles made by Mirrow, most notably the fire and the number and letter blocks from Redcounter. The moon is a modification of a planet
Jarno vos made (the download used to be on J2O, but it seems to no longer be available).
The rest of the tiles, as well as the vast modifications to the tiles mentioned above, were all done by me.
It’s fairly obvious this set has been inspired in part by 7th Lava Fall by Mystic Legends. Desolation, unlike 7th Lava Fall, doesn’t have tiles from Unreal Tournament. Furthermore, Desolation was also inspired by FireSworD’s The Melting Point, Blackraptor’s The Zerox Factory, and Sonic the Hedgehog 2’s Metropolis Zone.
Interesting facts: This tileset was started in March 2004 and was originally meant to be uploaded under the Hotel Heroes account. Irony is good.
One other thing: If anyone wants to upload a screenshot of a custom level using this tileset, feel free to do so. Please only one screenshot per author, and note that unsatisfactory screenshots will be replaced.
Edit: I just realized I uploaded the wrong version of the sets. Good times.
Technically, high for usability. You can avoid the lego set usability, as some tiles look quite ‘organic’.
The more stylistic tile-sets tend to be the least usable (inferno as an example).
I must say this tileset has it all and is very compatible in in many ways. One of the best tilesets i’ve seen since Agama’s tilesets. I hope to use this tileset in one of my future levels and make good work of it. I recommend everyone to download it as it is a must. I’ll rate it a 9.5 as it deserves it.
Quite simply, this is just THE BEST tileset I have ever seen this year.
The eyecandy is EXCELLENT! The mix of nature and industrial works really well here. Also, the tiles taken from other sets including Redcounter really fits in.
9.8, just because the flames aren’t masked but you can get round that by slapping on some “Bees” events.
nice tileset.. i already used it for my example to xlm ;D
most because its high quality much different tiles like grass + industrial – moon
just everything what a tileset needs even the events like vine + poles are in it :D
pallette is nice i can almost every tile in layer 8 as 3D background without bleeding.
Desolation PWNS you all XD
Love it! Perfect I think! Great mask, tiles and animations! Good exapmle levels! Love it!
i really love this game
[Review changed to quick review. – cooba]
I think its coool. Good work!
This tileset has a very high standard of drawing. Although this tileset may appear easy looking at the tileset layout, this is one of the hardest tilesets ever as it requires the hand of a master to use at a high standard. A lot is possible with this set, so those with some JCS skills looking for something to be creative with should try this.
this is a cool tileset i am even gnna make my lvl out of dis one this is awesume!!!!!
One of the best tilesets I’ve ever seen. It has some good tiles and I like those numbers and letters,really unique for a normal tileset (You usually find letters only in hotel tilesets). Good job.
Desolation is the perfect competitor for the old tileset “7th lava fall” :D
my favourite tileset in jazz2 very-very good work :))
I don’t give jack shit if you don’t read this review, or if you disagree with my rating. I’m writing this out of the well deserved respect for blur and the work he has done. Thanks.
1. barren or laid waste; devastated: a treeless, desolate landscape.
5. dreary; dismal; gloomy: desolate prospects.
8. to make disconsolate.
9. to forsake or abandon.
“desolate”, being a word of many meanings, fits perfectly to this eclectic tileset, which is chock full of many unique and creative ways to design an outstanding level with amazing eyecandy contraptions.
BlurredD’s Desolation depicts an once natural, now devastated landscape. That theme has been hinted by blur himself a long time ago, though in different context: “a happy grassy meadow in the middle of a city in ruins with molten lava beneath the surface.” .
A majority of the used graphics comes from long-since abandoned and forgotten (desolated) tilesets, and blur kindly listed all his resources.
Everything in this tileset looks completely over the top. It’s obvious that blur had to alter most of the tiles so that they could go together, which, from my point of view, is a TON of effort. BlurredD successfully (though I dunno if intentionally) managed to merge the two different styles of tilesets: cartoony and texturey. Usually they don’t quite match, but here they do and it looks really sweet.
I’ve been creating a level with this tileset for a little while now, and I have to admit that it’s more than a pleasure to work with. The way the tiles are ordered should be some kind of a standard, I haven’t seen tiles being so smoothly organised in eons. Everything has its logical place in this tileset, and there’s no case of “tile scattering”, present in many other tilesets (including the other BlurredD sets, like Odyssey).Summary
One of the greatest tilesets I’ve ever seen released, up there with Egypt. This just screams “perfect” at the top of its lungs. Download this and use immediately… you won’t be desolated.
Actually I had seen flashes of a level using this tileset once in BlurredD’s own server, from which I can’t really remember much, but the background. As you may expect, the tileset is yet again high quality.
I was impressed by the overall usefulness of this tileset. It comes with 3 different palettes, as the author’s tilesets often do, and that way you can create several different atmospheres for your level. You can really maximize your creativity and imagination with this tileset, because of different background-possibilities, as well 3 “main”-sprite solids. The tileset also offers tons for sprite-eyecandy, and hardly no tile looks awful at all.
What I found fascinating also, were the animated tiles here, although they aren’t too many(one being Mirrow’s ‘Fire’.) You might want to use the Pulse-animated lights for an Industrial level, which do their work well. The ‘burning sea’ probably doesn’t animate in a realistic way, but is acceptable by me.
And then something I have for long awaited for someone to make, are the digital letters and numbers here. It doesn’t only boost the industriality here, but now you have another tileset to use in a storylined single-player, thus making it more than useful. All in all, there shouldn’t be any problem to find correct tiles for any situation.
Only what I found a bit lacking, was the soil that couldn’t be blended perfectly along the other solids. Since now it has to be just done roughly. Also there could be other tiles for hurt-events than just the fire(which isn’t even masked.)
Having seen the example-levels, I can’t really say which pallette is my favourite. All 3, even the ‘night’-set, looked wonderful.
I recommend this tileset for everyone. It might as well be the tileset of the year. However, I’d appreciate a tileset with way different theme from BlurredD next time. Having started to use a textbox, I decided to give this set 9.1, since I find it closer to this one’s worth than 9.0 or 9.2.
EDIT: Alright, so after further thoughts, I noticed this tileset didn’t have that much flaws or things to improve. In fact the perfection of the author’s work is to be seen on the tiles themselves. So a 9.4 would be fitting for the superiority.
P.S. Unfortunately I don’t have any screenshots to show you this time.
Man I like the set, You made the best out of the tiles and combined them to a fitting industrial theme! The tileset is very easy to use and contains all necessary blocks (where i used to struggle sometimes). Additionally what probably speaks most for the set is that it is adopted frequently! You can find it a lot out there. This is the most professional combination of set parts I have seen. Good JOB BlurredD! A straight forward very functional good looking piece of work.
For what it is, a ten! (In comparison to all the other crap ;D)
BlurredD never ceases to amaze. This is the only tileset I know that is capable of transcending the almighty 7th Lava Fall.
This just proves how teamwork is such a powerful asset. Each part looks as amazing as the last. Grassy caves, stone castles, metal fortresses, all of them look so amazing. The whole tileset is a masterpiece. I give this a 8.6
Diversity of Tiles:
What a diversity we have here. A whole section of the tileset (the red letters and numbers) is capable of saying almost anything, especially in the hands of a good animator. The environments can be mixed and matched with impunity, and almost no part of the tileset shows any level of letting the whole thing down. Masterful, and worthy of a 9.2
I wish there were more tilesets that could use just layers 3 and 4 for the main body of the level. That is such a rare thing to accomplish, but Desolation has held its own, even leaving 7th Lava Fall in a cloud of smoke. So many JCS’ers have proven the superiority of this tileset, again and again. I give a 9.6 to this part.
The proficiency of this tileset knows no bounds here, mercilessly rivaling the versatility of even Phantasmagoria. There are almost no limits to the possibilities of this masterpiece in the hands of a skilled JCS’er, like BlurredD himself. This gets a 9.4.
Art Style – 8.6
Diversity of Tiles – 9.2
Layer Management – 9.6
Environment – 9.4
Total —> 9.2
Final Rating: 9.2
Teamwork makes all the difference.
Eat your lima beans, Johnny.