New JJ2+ release, new poll release as well

21 Apr 2016 at 00:00

It’s been a while, but with Anniversary Bash 18 fresh behind us what’s better to keep the community occupied than a new release of JJ2+? Version 5.2 mainly focuses on fixing numerous glitches, though it contains a few new features you’ll certainly like as well.

Some assorted highlights from the changelog:
  • The AngelScript API now allows for the creation of new layers and the drawing of layers in arbitrary orders
  • There is now an .ini setting for changing the text size of in-game announcements
  • More precise control over the privileges of remote admins for multiplayer servers
  • Tons of bugs were fixed, including some particularly infamous ones such as crashing on the Next Episode screen and a few anti-radar glitches.

As always, you can check the full changelog in the readme. Discussion and bug reports are welcome in the JCF thread.

This is also as good a time as any to have a new poll!

Do you use the default player 1 controls in JJ2?
Yes, of course 16 votes (50%)
Mostly, but with one or two tweaks 12 votes (37%)
No, I use the default player 2 controls (WASDHFGJ) 0 vote (0%)
No, some radically different control scheme 4 votes (12%)
Total votes: 32

With the new release, the JJ2+ team would like to use this opportunity to gauge interest for one of the new features (more layers). How many do you actually need? Are you a minimalist or a mannerist level maker? Let us know through the poll in the sidebar →

- Stijn


Primpy on 22 Apr 2016 at 09:39

Nice :D

Slaz on 22 Apr 2016 at 12:05

Old poll: What the? More defaults than tweaks?

New poll: It really depends on the specific level, but I often felt satisfied around 3-6 layers. On some occasions though, I’d miss one background layer and wished one of the 2 unused foreground layers can be moved, which now we can!

FawFul on 22 Apr 2016 at 15:45

Using defaults, but only because the current control options are limited. Still waiting for a proper control panel to change ‘weapon keys’..

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