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Exclamation 1.25 Beta Is Here!

So you thought you would never see the day. Well, you thought wrong. The greatest kept secret in JJ2 history (sorta) is finally available to the public. Team Elite, the makers of the patch, have been working on this project for the past few years, and what they have so far is pretty impressive. They now want to beta-test it with 15 players who have never seen the update before. So the first 15 to sign up get to see it.

The patch has an onslaught of updates, so I'll name a few just to give you an idea:
  • Online Race Mode
  • Built-in Team Battle
  • Built-in Instagib
  • Fixed Team Chat
  • Additional Layers for JCS
  • Ability to use up to 3 Tilesets at once
  • Water colors are changable in 16-bit
  • Instand Death at the bottom of levels
  • Bot support
  • Ability to use .ogg or .mp3 formats
  • Optional Friendly Fire
  • Optional Time Limit
  • Custom enemies
  • Cut Scenes
  • Anti-Cheat Protection
  • New Continue and Game Over features
  • Additional Warp Background options
  • Improved Sugar Rush
  • Forced correct colors of names in team games
  • More parameters for a variety of events (too many to list)

Higher resolutions and an additional playable character were intended to be added, but there were complications. Screenshots will be posted as soon as possible.
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Disguise: Nice animation , but the filesize is too big. Try and reduce it or remove the animation.

My upcomming tileset and SP pack:
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I am kind of wondering if this is a hoax, but there is a way to find that out. Err... what does signing up require?
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I am pretty sure this is an April Fools joke.
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Cool. I could try.
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So where do you sign up?
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if this is true gimmie gimmie gimmie but iam prety sure its a hoax but still that would be nice 3 tilesets at once!
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how do you get it?
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why is noone else posting is it like news that its a hoax ? did you log off or is this old but i just dont know someone tell me!
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Early April Fool's joke.
My "JJ3 is coming" April Fool's joke was SO much better.
But I'll take the bait anyway.
*Signs up on the off-chance this is actually real*
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I will sign up.
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Wheehoax.
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Assuming that this is real... Which if it isn't it'll me hurt very badly, sure I'll try.
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Sure. *Signs up*
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*refuses to sign up for April fools jokes*
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Of course this isn't real, (WA), we don't have the source code.

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Here we go, screenshots as promised!

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Get signing up quickly, and you too can be a part of JJ2 Community History
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It would have been pretty funny if this wasn't a hoax. Since this is a hoax, it's not funny.
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Since I'm a sucker, sign me up k thx. D;
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It would have taken me like a second longer to realize this was an April Fools' Day Joke if I was in a time zone where it wasn't 4:52 PM on March 31st.

In any case, sign me up. I learned well from GMail. But there's no way this is possible without the source code, folks.
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And when I asked that rhetorical question I meant that I want to sign up for this possible hoax.
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I'll do it.
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I wouldn't be surprised if this is a hoax. If it isn't, sign me up anyway.

If thoose pictures are edits, tell Blur...Or Pyro he did a good job
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Doctored screenshots. Well done modifications, but the hoaxification stands.
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Sad as it may be, I can't even tell what's new in most of those screenshots...
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They're mostly showing off multiple tilesets, with a couple examples of 16-bit water color and the sugar rush. And what appears to be a vertically aligned textured layer 8.
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Possibility1: This is a hoax. An April Fool's hoax, none the less.
Support:
-It's April Fool's Day.
-This is really, really neat.

Possibility2: This is not a hoax. It's disguised as an April Fool's hoax.
Support:
-It's April Fool's Day. A hoax is too obvious.
-Pyromanus is awesome.

Possibility3: Trafton is a communist who used his black magic to put 1.25 in people's BRAINS and KIDNEYS.
Support:
-The Communistic Tranfton Postulate




Sign me up! =D
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Different color of 16-bit water (this could probably actually be done without too much trouble, but I'm just guessing), layers that go in front of water.

Different form of textured background.

Different color of 16-bit water, maybe ambient lighting but it's hard to tell.

Multiple tilesets, background looks a bit odd but I'm not sure.

CTF arrow in treasure hunt... the palette looks weird but I don't feel like testing it.

More fancy effects added to sugar rush, plus utter disregard for how JJ2 works.

Multiple tilesets, and we can see that the level uses some sort of "primary" palette. One wonders how well this would work in 8-bit...

Multiple/new tilesets, different centerpoint of textured background, new game mode.
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"This is not a hoax. This is not April Fools day. You did not read this message." - this was obtained from the newspost on J2O. It's in very small writing, so pay close attention and copy and paste it into Notepad and/or Wordpad. Oh, and Thanks to Blackraptor.

This lame hoax is over. I think I'll just look at the nice pictures for a while now.

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Quote:
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plus utter disregard for how JJ2 works.
What do you mean here?
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Eh, the palette's inconsistent. I suppose logically if we accept all claims as being true, Pyro et all could certainly have reworked JJ2's color handling to not rely quite as much on palettes, but that would again be hard on 8-bit and it seems sort of a pointless change.
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So since this is a beta, is there anything left to add, or just bug testing?

Edit:
If there is a spot still available I would like to sign up.
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Quote:
"This is not a hoax. This is not April Fools day. You did not read this message." - this was obtained from the newspost on J2O, it's in very small writing, so pay close attention and copy and paste it into Notepad and/or Wordpad. Oh, and Thanks to Blackraptor.
That said, it doesn't really make a lot of sense for Violet to post the news and then proceed to tear apart the screenshots in the topic itself.
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Maybe if we accept the claims that they have made a 1.25 patch, and that it does all they claim, we can accept that it is indeed so, and they have altered JJ2 in such a way, that all this is possible. But, until we have solid evidence, such as them giving it to those of us that agreeded to try it, I'm taking this as a hoax.

*Signs up anyway, still believing it's a hoax, until proved otherwise.*
(I signed up near the top too)

EDIT: Hey, for all we know, they may have taken 8-bit out completely, assumuing it's real.
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Signing up.
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Well I fell for this. But if its true sign me up

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My email is sk8terboyjj2@gmail.com
Yes go laugh at me for falling for this but it was worth a try.

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This is fun to compare to the J1CS topic.

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That said, it doesn't really make a lot of sense for Violet to post the news and then proceed to tear apart the screenshots in the topic itself.
I can multitask!

Seriously, though, this is real. Unless it isn't.
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I'm in if I'm less than number fifteen. Or if it isn't april first.

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this is cruel and unusual punishment. i will not believe this untill proovin horribly wrong.

but what the heck, sign me up anyways. i might get a extra special e-mail saying HAHA STUPID YOU FELL FOR THIS.

but that would be real neat to have mp3 as a music choice.

(p.s. could someone say how to get a picture under my name to the left. i am new here.)
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hey fquist, that was obviously sarcasm

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