Downloads: supporting files

Posted:
28 Nov 2011 at 20:55

There’ve been a few uploads recently that either have included files they shouldn’t or haven’t included files they should, so I thought I’d put up a quick reminder on site policy. If you’re uploading one or more levels, include the tileset and music files used, unless they are official files that are included with the original games.

To be explicit: this means that the tilesets and music files for Castle, Carrotus, Labrat, Colonius, Psych, Beach, Diamondus, Tubelectric, Medivo, Jungle, Heck/Inferno, Damn, Easter, Haunted House, and Townhouse need not be included. The same goes for other official music not tied to specific tilesets, such as Fastrack.j2b.

Exceptions: TSF comes with “Easter 99,” which is TSF-only, and “Easter,” which is smaller and 1.23 compatible. Since not everyone with 1.23 necessarily has TSF, you may wish to include the smaller Easter tileset. Similarly, it’s up to you whether to include the Holiday Hare 98 tilesets and music, since they are not bundled with either 1.23 or TSF, only HH98 and CC99.

If you are unable to include a tileset or music file because it would make the .zip file too large, hope it’s a really common file (like Mez01), and be sure to link to another download on J2O that contains the tileset or music file you are unable to include. The downloads search tool supports searching for filenames, so this should not be difficult.

Occasionally tilesets get updated, so you may want to make sure you’re using the most recent version of a tileset before uploading a level using it, but this is not especially enforced.

Thanks for your attention! Keep on JCSing.

- Violet CLM


Comments

Robo4900 on 29 Nov 2011 at 00:20

Actually, my version of TSF came with the Holiday Hare Tilesets.

Grytolle on 2 Dec 2011 at 16:58

What’s the point?

Violet CLM on 2 Dec 2011 at 18:39

While I recognize that most users comply with this, we had three uploads in close proximity, each by a different author, which did not, so I thought it might be worth emphasizing.

Grytolle on 4 Dec 2011 at 14:48

Nono, I mean what’s the point of the rule?

cooba on 4 Dec 2011 at 15:19

It’s not a rule, it’s pointing out to use common sense.

TreyLina on 5 Dec 2011 at 17:38

Ditto what cooba said. It’s not necessary to upload files you already have by default, and is inconvenient to find files that weren’t included by the author.

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