Featured Download of December

1 Jan 2007 at 13:51

Hello everyone! After another month with tileset conversions, JJ2 programs, patches, level packs and great single levels, it’s time for a Featured Download. I hope everyone enjoyed the end of 2006 and just go on in 2007.

We’ve had great uploads in December of 2006. So much that a list should be necessary:

(chronological order applies)

After all these uploads there is one upload that’s left. In my opinion, it’s the best server tool so far. The program I’m talking about is Carrotade by BlurredD.

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This program is not just a normal program. If you activate it in a server, many functions are added. The gamemode Pitfall activates if you open it. You can see how this gamemode works in BlurredD’s and Impressive Creations’ Pitfall packs. You can quickly cycle between levels if you want to play another level in a server. You can activate autocycle(helpful for AB packs) to play every level a few minutes(or more) it does things that the Weapon Regenerator did, the server is protected against hacks if you activate it, the Seeker Hole Fix applies and also CTF bugs are fixed. And there are lots of other things you can do with this.

If you don’t feel like playing a normal CTF game, you can activate passing on for example. You can give your partner the flag if you think that person will do it better. You can shuffle teams, and change teams for players. If you get enough kills (in both battle and CTF modes), you’ll see messages, just like in the Unreal Tournament series. After 5 kills you’re on a killing spree, after 10 kills you are on a rampage, after 15 kills you are dominating, after 20 kills you’re unstoppable and finally after 25 kills you’re GODLIKE! Before this was released I saw what it can do, but I didn’t know that it can do so many things. Before using this, please read the readme. You can’t just open it because of all those commands. I knew that this was going to be released in December, and it beats other uploads this month. It was a great month though.

A honorable mention also should go to Grytolle’s 1.23+ patch. It has many various functions just like Carrotade, but it makes people (the patch isn’t server-side only) crash more often than usual and that’s a big con. Hopefully this can be fixed.

Well, see you next month!

- DarkSonic


DarkSonic on 1 Jan 2007 at 16:29

Well, next time I’ll try to do the HTML codes myself. But how do you make an uploaded image smaller?

P4ul on 1 Jan 2007 at 18:15

“But how do you make an uploaded image smaller?”

Photoshop :/

cooba on 1 Jan 2007 at 19:03

Or MSPaint :/

DarkSonic on 1 Jan 2007 at 19:32

Okay :/

Nimrod on 1 Jan 2007 at 19:51

Totally biast article.

Written by a member of 8D which were beta testing the program before it came out.

The steps 1.23+ has taken are a lot more important and deserve a better look at, than BlurredD’s gametype extender. Gry actually fixed most jj2 bugs.

J2o news quality just going down hill…

DarkSonic on 1 Jan 2007 at 20:04

Untrue; I haven’t tested this program, I only saw it in blur’s server several times. And 1.23+ might be better, but it’s unfinished and buggy with those crashes. I don’t recommend people to download something that’s buggy and unfinished. This program doesn’t make people crash, only if you keep it on while you’re not hosting.

cooba on 1 Jan 2007 at 20:15

None of 8D members have betatested Carrotade. And before you will bring it up, no other clan than [si] has.

spejsboi on 1 Jan 2007 at 21:09

Carrotade is far better than 1.23+ in terms of usability and professionality.

FQuist on 1 Jan 2007 at 23:35

1.23+ was extensively featured in the news.

Monolith on 3 Jan 2007 at 07:20

Something must be terribly wrong when the title of a feature in a news post ends up censored. I had no idea what (-)+ was supposed to be.

NovaStar on 4 Jan 2007 at 01:20

Well, 1.23+ is buggy – I find that I crash HEAPS with it, and that happens even on the menu and SP.

EvilMike on 4 Jan 2007 at 05:00

There was a lot of good stuff uploaded this month, including two of the best jj2 hacks ever released. I like and support both of them, but I’m going to have to agree that carrotade deserves to win the title for december. 1.23+ is very, very promising, but what we have now is an early release, with problems that are still to be worked out. Still, if it continues along its current path, and comes out with a stable release, I am sure it will get the featured download.

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