Here be screenshots

Posted:
11 Oct 2007 at 00:15

You might have noticed a mysterious upload called “HERE BE TEST” recently. It may not have been visible for you, but this file served as a testbed for J2O’s newest feature; screenshots. Tests were evidently successful, as we are now making it possible for everyone to add screenshots to uploads.

So, how does this work?

Everyone can add screenshots to every upload. You can also add screenshots to files you did not actually upload yourself; this way, old uploads of which the author is no longer active can also easily be illustrated. Authors however can decide to delete any screenshot added to their upload, simply by clicking the screenshot and following the link conveniently called “Delete”.

Uploaded screenshots are monitored by the Jazz2Online admins, just like regular downloads. They have to be approved by an admin before they are visible to everyone; until then, they will appear blurred. Authors can not approve screenshots, however all screenshots related to files uploaded by them are non-blurred regardless of whether they are approved or not.

There are a few regulations which apply to screenshots, apart from the usual “no porn”:

  • Screenshot files can be 200 kilobytes at most. This should be sufficient for 640×480 Jazz Jackrabbit 2 screenshots.
  • There is a limit of 3 screenshots per upload.
  • Only PNG, GIF or JPEG images are accepted. All images are converted to PNG server-side
  • Screenshots have to be relevant to the respective upload.

What are you waiting for? Go upload some screenshots ;)

- Stijn


Comments

Eigus on 11 Oct 2007 at 12:06

this is interesting ;)

this might be a very nice feature, except I need to finish something before uploading with screenshots ;p

wait

do things like ‘cd covers’ for your remixes you upload count too?

~Eigus

(helpicopter 8D)

Eigus on 11 Oct 2007 at 14:35

WAIT

i just submitted a screen, and it shows up as pixellated and blurred. what the…?

cooba on 11 Oct 2007 at 15:20

That is because they were unapproved (read the second to last paragraphs for more info).

Eigus on 12 Oct 2007 at 13:44

Darnit, I forgot this rule.

Thanks anyway, Cooba.

Violet CLM on 13 Oct 2007 at 02:50

Approving screenshots is totally my new favorite thing to do on J2O. :D So many beautiful levels to either remember or be newly impressed by.

Sacrush on 13 Oct 2007 at 11:06

And I like this feature, I’m already adding screens to my levels.

Aegis on 13 Oct 2007 at 12:22

on a side note, Stijn is also an administrator on J2O \o/

cooba on 13 Oct 2007 at 12:23

And so is BlurredD.

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