Source: Steven Wakeman
Wakeman has told me that project 3 has told ShadowGPW that they are not planning to (re-)release any Jazzjackrabbit games right now.
Stripe finished and posted his article about music formats. This is helpfull for jj2 fans, as music is a big part of the game. I hope the article also may help in reducing the “how to convert .. to mod?” posts on the JMMB
Computer Music and Sound Formats: a beginner’s guide
The johnM from the staff at Dimension Jazz is working on a new and improved downloads database for Dimension Jazz.
Pasted directly from the jmmb:
The jmmb is moving
Our host, ActionXreme is PROBABLY shutting down. That is because it was sold to another company. Since we don’t have ftp access we will have to get a new forum and a new place.
This will cause all our posts to vanish
Yes. It’s too sad, but it’s true.. We don’t have ftp access so we can’t transfer them. I made html copies of all general and misc topics tough, so they won’t be totally lost. You will be able to download them somewhere.
We will get new forum software
We are using a new, free board that’s better then the ubb. It has some strange things tough, so you will have to get used to it. It is still in development so it will have frequent updates.
Where do we move to?
That will be kept secret until we are sure this forum will die. Currently I am not totally sure as MPlayer promised the webmasters to keep the sites up.. but Jeh says the jmmb will shut down so we must prepare for the worst. As you won’t be able to read where we are gone when the forums have shut down, check jazzjackrabbit 2 online for news about the move. You can find it at http://jazz2.nagcentral.com
Please don’t panic, we are not dead
We will lose all posts and that’s a gigantic shame. However, complaining won’t help, as we have tried everything. Jmmb admins and some other people have talked and worked on it for hours. So please don’t complain as it won’t help anything. But you are free to make topics about this subject..
We have the forums we are moving to ready, and I am currently tweaking them to look similar to the jmmb.
To cheer you up a tiny bit, the forums have a few nice features the Ubb we currently use does not have.
-You can choose your own themes, so if you are sick of the christmas theme you can select the normal theme..
We are sorry this must be happening, but the show must go on.
-Sincerely, Frank Quist.
P.S. Please do NOT email any admin about this! Brian is getting flooded with stuff already..
P.P.S. Maybe we are lucky and ActionXtreme won’t die. But don’t count on it.
Dean Dodrill, the Jazzjackrabbit 2 animator, has extended his site with a big section full of info, pictures and animations from Jazzjackrabbit 3d.
Check it out!
Yup, I’ll be going away tomorrow for a week, so don’t send news to me if you want to posted. While I’m gone please try to send most of the duel submissions (JDC) via email, I hate coming the on the computer and not being able to talk to anyone due to flooded ICQ messages. :)
Oh yeah, have fun and play some Jazz.
- Added smileys in private messages.
– Added back link in moreinfo.php(where you find the reviews of a level)
– Changed some html in moreinfo.php
– Added sort by number of reviews option in downloads.
Last Poll Results
What do you think of J2O?
Awesome! Votes: 54
Not bad. Votes: 21
Fine. Votes: 8
Lol, you call this a site? Votes: 26
Go vote in the new poll :)
Hi people. Just when the site is finished, I have to go. :-)
I hope you people enjoy the site.. Don’t bug Cheeze too much. :)
. For some reason some levels had their review count decreased. View all the levels, all levels uploaded already got reviews .
. Send your news to bobby or cheeze. :-P .
. Bye. :) .
We j2o admins want to welcome you to j2o. We hope this site will have great success.
For support questions, bug reports and suggestions, please post at our forum at Blueboard systems.
If you have messed up during uploading, feel free to send me or cheeze a private message.
(to send private messages, you have to log in first)
Some stuff worth seeing:
The history section. We interviewed the creators of jj2.
The private messages system: send someone a private message through our script.
Downloads: Rate them yourself using our fully automatic rating system.
Uploads: Upload your own level, it only takes 2 minutes and it’s there immediatly(!).
If you want news submitted, please drop Fquist, Cheeze or bobby a message through our niftyfull intrasite message system. :)
Email Fquist at email@example.com or cheeze at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DO NOT CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD. THAT ROUTINE IS UNFINISHED. IF YOU DO SO, PLEASE DELETE ALL THE COOKIES YOU GOT FROM J2O.
We know about the unencoded password issue(On some pages you can see the password in the url) and are working on it. Please don’t complain about it, since we have received them already. (No, just you, Fquist. ;-P ~Cheeze) :)
Programming – Fquist and Cheeze
Poll script – Bobby
Mental support – The community and Bobby. :)
Graphics – Graphix2000
Yep. I added two new things to the mainpage: top weekly levels and most downloaded levels.
The top weekly levels are the highest rated levels uploaded in the past week. The most downlaoded levels are simply that: the most downloaded. ;P
They also contain some extra data: The rating/downlaods and the level type. If you think something else should go here that you mgiht want to know from a glance, tell me. I might put it in if it won’t cluttter it to much.
Yeah, i put up a section for making money. They’re links to some of the best get paid to surf and such places. More to come soon, too.
Go ahead and check it out. I hope some of you will find this useful. ;p
Source: Jazzjack Development Headquarters (xjj2)
Xjj2 has finally made a news update and I believe a new version 3.2. There isn’t much new in this version, but it never hurts to upgrade your Xjj2. :)
Click here to see full coverage.
I just finished a script to edit your info for levels and even re-upload your level if you want.
I think it should work, but i have no levels to try it out on, so tell me if it works. ;-P
Please stop sending me messages, I am on vacation and can’t answer them.
Source: martin aka partydude
Quoted from the text file that goes with JazzEd.
“This little program allows the passionate Jazzer to…
– edit the Server Name
– edit Rabbit Names
– edit Fur Colors
– do some funky stuff like random furs, no colon and char space trick 8-)
– save your jazzed screenshots from overwriting”
Btw, for all of you who dont know, JazzEd was made by Aiko :)
Sounds pretty spiffy. You can download the new version by clicking here.
Quoted from the Jazz Hack Development Headquarters
“New XJJ2 v3.3 out; can be used with TSF (Full version only)
Thanks to Aiko, I was informed about a problem with XJJ2 and the full version of TSF. It is still impossible for XJJ2 to start certain server types with TSF demo as always, but XJJ2 has been fixed to enable operability with the full version of TSF. Thanks Aiko!
pennywise [08/17/2000, 10:50pm central]”
Well, it sounds like a great thing if you have TSF, but I don’t. :(
Click here to go to Xjj2 and download the new version.
Well, I’m back from vacation.
You will soon see changes here around, as i add new things. So if you run into a bug, please wait an half hour, and if it still isn’t fixed message me or cheeze. :P
We are in need of another official reviewer, if you want to solicitate please send me a message.
I will check your current reviews to see if you are the right man for the job.
Being official reviewer doesn’t mean you have to review each file, you just need to be objective and try to review files that didn’t get any good reviews yet.
Also, please post ideas for polls in our forum at blueboard systems. For the link check the cool links down the page.
- Evilmike became official reviewer. His reviews are objective and detailed.
– We are working on improving the navigation, and added a green bar at the downloads section to hold the options, instead of the purple bar, that is now used for navigation.
– When you login you will now be able to see all your levels and the reviews and ratings they got. I forgot to make it compatible with people without levels, and will add that tomorrow.
Source: Derek’s homepage
The ultimate jj2 Relay contest is completed. Go check who won!
Michiel ouwehand has agreed to answer 10 questions made up by the j2o visitors. Michiel ouwehand is a programmer from jj2, and you can read more about him in the j2o about section.
Please post your questions at this thread
Jasc has announced the launch of Paint shop pro 7, the followup of (duh!) paint shop pro 6.
Paint shop pro is a pretty cheap, high quality paint program.
Read more on their site.
We need more support
After talking to people we constantly get new ideas and complaints. It would help us a lot if you posted all your doubts and ideas on our forums, after all, this site is for the community and we want to do everything to serve you well. :P
– Half ratings. You can now rate with decimals also, tough we limited it to 2ths(7.5, 6.5)
– Average rating for author. After you login you can now see the average of all the ratings your levels got.
– Sort by last review. You can now sort the levels by the last review date they got. That way recently reviewed levels get on top.
– Previous/next links. On the level description page, you can now quickly browse between the levels.
– Random file. On the downloads index you can click this link to look at a random file.
You can now watch the users currently browsing j2o. on the moment only index.php logs, but we are adding the code to other parts of the site.
You can’t set yourself invisible yet.. i will have to do that someday IF it’s needed. If you really want it just say so..
Some people made comments about the edit review and edit download scripts. If they still don’t work, talk to cheeze about it.. I have nothing to do with those scripts. :P
We want to hurry up a bit with the polls since we still have plenty of questions to our users.. therefore we added a new poll already.
What do you think of the downloads section?
Great! 16 Votes, 32%
Ok: 4 votes, 8%
Fine 1 Vote, 2%
Aweful 15 votes, 30%
Bobby, you make the most aweful poll questions. 14 votes, 28%
Total Votes: 50
We talked to alot of visitors and discovered that they didn’t like the downloads section because they couldnt surf through it really easy(it was a pain to browse), so we added some new features, and now most users like it better..
New poll: Do you need a privacy function for the online users script that prevents you from being visible to others?
This poll will take plus-minus 3 days.
Lori central is currently 16 on the calculations chart(that’s a sort of expectations chart. It’s unknown where lori central will be next tuesday, when the new chart is calculated.) at global 100. Wouldn’t it be so cool to get it higher on the list?
Vote if you like lori central! =P
And while you are at it, register at global100 to get your votes counted higher in the charts.
Do you need a privacy option for the online users script that prevents you from being visible to others?
No, It doesnt bother me. You can also add something that shows what page i am viewing.
Yes. I hate being watched by others.
This script doesnt make any sense. Ditch it now!
I dont really care.. I dont visit this site much anyways
Total Votes on this poll: 23
Those 3 votes mean we’ll be adding a privacy mode sometime soon.
Next poll will also take 3 days.
It appears jazz.logicware.com or the serverlists are down. This is due to the fact that www.logicware.com, the home of the server list is down. It will most likely be back up soon I think.
A new php powered site called dimension jazz is released.
Find it here.
A new site for info about clans is released, although they are currently on trial(to see if the idea works.).
Jmmb gone back to old layout
Sources: jmmb(duh. :P) and loricentral.
The jmmb has gone back to it’s old layout. It appears it only has gone back to it’s told layout because it was hacked. This was a backup styles file apperently.. sigh
Source: Aiko on the jmmb
The listserver is back up.(the logicware one.)
Lori central got #12 at the global100 charts, so I’d like to thank all the people that voted. :)
You should register though, because according to the statistics it would have been on #7 if everyone had high status.
What script do you want first?
Reviewer(visitor) ranks script, based on number of reviews
I dont want any more scripts! Votes: 2
Total Votes: 26
Well, It’s obvious wich one won. But pennywise hasn’t sent me the specs yet, so maybe the other script is going to be added first.
I am currently working on the privacy function, it should be up tomorrow..
Privacy mode is added. If you wish to be invisible for the online users script, go to change details and set privacy mode to yes.
I normally don’t want to comment on the downloads content here, but I would like to compliment Aiko.
Aiko, you are doing a really great job, almost reviewing all levels sooner or later. If you want, message me and I’ll upgrade your status as reviewer.
source: the comments and jj2. :)
Serverlists are down again..
I will stop commenting about the serverlists here. They are so unstable that I really ain’t going to overcrowd the newssystem with serverlists news.
If you want to see if the serverlist is up, just use testserverlist.php, It’s a small script from cheeze I modified to test their status.
There was a small signup bug that i fixed. Dunno why it happened, either, because it was working beautifully until a little while ago.
But if you had any trouble signing up before, you should be able to do so now without problems.
We are now past the 100 registered users mark. 101 W00ping users have registered in the +- 4 weeks we have been online. :P
There’s a thread on the jmmb where you can read the ip’s of server’s people have up now the serverlists are down..
When I ran my script, I discovered the serverlists are back up. Enjoy them, since maybe they won’t be up for long..
The comments system is acting weird. We don’t know what in bob’s name is happening, and we did nothing with it. It appears it’s just my computer..weird.
Do you like the color scheme the jmmb has switched to?(the old one)
Yeah. It is awesome! Votes: 24
I guess it is not that bad.. Votes: 13
I liked the light one better.. Votes: 5
What? I did not notice any difference. :-) Votes: 6
Total Votes: 48
I guess people like the old JMMB scheme, oh well. Go vote in the new poll. :)
We are busy redoing alot of the navigation, and adding alot of new options. Expect the changes next week.
Btw, I get back to school this thursday, so things will go a bit slower then..
Weapon 0 has been revealed.
Read more here.
Dethman has just released his new levelpack, read more in this thread.
The pack is totally awesome and I hope Dethman will release it on j2o so people can review it. :-)
Thanks to bobby for fixing part 1 of it. :)
(augh! it was just a typo in the script we all overlooked. sometimes i hate php. :P)
Here are the last Poll Results:
Would you like to recieve JDC scores at J2O?
Yes, all the way! Integrate J2O and JDC :) Votes: 24
Sure, I guess. Votes: 11
No, leave JDC and J2O totally seperate. Votes: 5
I dont care, Im not a part of JDC. Votes: 12
Total Votes: 52
I guess I’ll start integrating when I have time…
Go vote in the new poll now. :)
Haze aka |\|ew re-released his site at this url: http://jazz3d.cjb.net/.
It has a very nifty layout and provides some very cool goodies.
Jazz 2 land
Source: Jazz 2 stuff.
JJ Tublear has released his very first website, and it’s about jj2. (mixed with some pokemon and sonic the hedgedog stuff) Go see.
Source: Newspaz gpw
The newspaz and electric Ir released a dutch site about jj2. Go see.
Yup, it appears the list servers are down again. Hopefully they will come back up real soon.
Yup, the list servers are back up, so I expect to see you playing JJ2 all day. ;P
On a side note, here are the last poll results:
What Character do you use when playing JJ2?
Jazz Votes: 29
Spaz Votes: 38
Lori Votes: 2
Total Votes: 69
I can’t wait to see the results for this next poll. :)
*. Improved sql in subreview.php, It should work faster and less comp-intensitive(for the server that is) now.
*. The delete script for reviews now also works for not-admins. (yay aiko. :P) Thanks to bobby for doing most of the fixing in deleter.php
*. Added profile link in moreinfo.php
*. <br><br> is automaticly replaced with <p>
*. Added j2o code help link to submit review window.
*. Admins can use html now, and there is a [id=..] markup code, which is explained in the markup help link.
*. Evilmike is an admin now. :P
(Contact me evilmike if you don’t want to be admin but only official reviewer)
Our 150th member, Urbs[GpW](we think) just signed up. Yay. I hope j2o will continue growing. Thanks all..
Pennywise updated the xjj2 site with a new layout and a news flash about the upcoming version.
Iced got promoted to admin. That’s because he is going to work on scripts. :P
Yes, i need a very nice, reliable, and fast web server that has an unlimited supply of space. Why? Well, don’t you hate that annoying limit of a 1 meg file, you going thro’ all the trouble to get around it, and us getting angry (Deth didn’t like my language, and we have to listen to him. why? well…because ;P) at you?
Well, fear no more! If you have no objections to crosswinds.net, or can find a better and faster server, you can use however big file sizes you want. That’s right, HUGE FILES! (Exiting, isn’t it?)
Also, if you throw enough servers at me, i might even make a mirror thingie that allows you to download from the area closest to you, using cookies.
So, what do you get? HUGE files, FASTER connections, and COOKIES! ;p
Eww. It looks like Nagcentral has too old of PHP to be able to use those nifty ftp commands that would’ve let me do this.
However, this would still be possible by other means. Like if the other side has scripting capabilities (i.e. PHP), it might be possible.
So, crosswinds is out of the picture. And the likelyhood of a PHP and unlimted space server is slim. Ick.
Quit editing my news posts dizzy! :)—>Lori central update
Source? I coded it.
Although it is at “half-power”, Drjones updated Lori central with a TSF serverlist script and stories.
As some of you probably saw around 4PM EST TO 6:30 PM communitech (our server) did something to the MySQL databases so that we could not access them, or they could not be found. I’m sorry for any inconvience this may have caused.
Please bear with us as communitech fixes it’s speed problems. :P
Yup, they’re down again. Evil! Let’s hope they come back up so we can play 24/7 again. ;-P
Update, they are back up again. Yay!
<plug>Yeah, Syntax and I need to get off out lazy butts and schedule more stuff. So Saturday there is gonna be an AYCR, Yay! Head over to JDC for more info.
Too bad I won’t be home for the event. :( </plug>
Haze has just announced a new contest on his hideout, with a very original theme and very cool prizes. Go see!
Added addition options for submitting/editing reviews. ‘Nuff said. :-P
They are not fully tested yet so please point out any problems.
I’ve coded for a few hours to remove some jj2 annoyances.
*. View.php now gets split up in pages of 40. I still need to add functionality for people that only view a few types, because it will 5 pages for that even while it’s unneeded. There are still a few annoyances in the page script, I will take ‘em out later, but I have to go now.
*. Fixed dead links on view.php
*. Users that have autologin enabled are logged in when they view view.php.
*. Fixed some other view.php bugs.
*. On comments.php and moreinfo.php, if someone wants to submit a comment/review, their name and password are already filled in(only if autologin is enabled).
*. Added music field to the level types in the uploads/downloads section, for levels with music that is uploaded seperate.
*. Added multiple tilesets option in upload.php
There. Whoo aiko. Thanks for that pages suggestion. :)
By the way, our new articles section is coming along nicely.
What type of JJ2 is the best?
Single Player / Coop Votes: 20
Treasure Votes: 7
Battle Votes: 34
Race Votes: 8
Capture the Flag Votes: 19
Total Votes: 88
Well, battle won, with single player as not-so close second winner. These results do surprise me, because I thought single player died pretty much.
Go vote on the new poll!
(after this post it will take a few minutes for it to be made..)
They are down again. Whee.
Let’s hope they will stay down so you can comment about the horrible situation. ;-P J/k.
Today, lori central became one year old.
Drjones can’t celebrate it with us, as he has to focus on his study for a while, but you can post on his site to congratulate him, or you can send him an email.
And why not vote for LC at Global100 as a birthday present?
A new site is opened by Icewing. Go see!
By gosh it’s about time there is a new poll. Send me a private message if you ever get a good idea btw :).
Here are the results from the last poll:
When possum comes out, are you going to buy it?
You bet! Votes: 24
I don’t know for sure yet…I want to see more of it first. Votes: 17
No.. Votes: 6
What’s possum? Votes: 29
Total Votes: 76
Hmm, you should all hop over to the JMMB and check out the Possum forum for Possum info now! ;P
Wow, we added an event at JDC, you better go check it out. :)
That’s right. I like it. What, you may ask? Well, i suppose tast would help, especially if you try to do something and i changed it. Hehe….oh, what could happen….;P
Anyway, it’s a small 5-second thing i changed. Now if you click on the link for the top5/top download you’ll get the moreinfo page, rather than just download it. Of course, i’ve also included a link if you just wanna download it anyway. That’d be the new little [d/l] thingie.
And i like it. If you don’t, well…i do. ;-P
Welp, we have reached 1000 level reviews, I would like to thank everyone that helped review level and made J2O successful. One person who deserves a little more than other is Aiko, he has done so much for the downloads. A special thanks to him.
Oh, and the lucky 1000 review person is Newspaz I believe.
Today I finally got my internet connection back on my new computer. (the old one goes to the attic..) Actually I had my internet back yesterday, but then our comp crashed totally.
Well, I made some updates today:
* Finished “View all ratings by this author”.(Suggested by Aiko) Tomorrow I will add a function for it that displays how strict a user is.
* Changed it so N/A rating appears at the bottom. – Diz
* Fixed links in downloads/view.php and downloads/index.php(suggested by aiko)
* Added warning text to downloads/upload.php
* Fixed disappearing profile link bug(suggested by aiko)
Tomorrow I will also work on the articles section, which hopefully will be released soon, along with our links section.
Well, Im sure some of you know this, but I for one was impressed when Paul recently found this in the JJ2 FAQ. Basically you can play and host servers when you have a firewall. The only odd thing we found when Paul tested this was he would time out from Monolith’s Battle Server, but not mine. He was also able to successfully host a server.
This is from the FAQ.
“I’m behind a Firewall and can’t start Internet Games!
You will need to contact your Network Administrator and make sure ports 10052-10054 TCP and 10052 UDP are open to both inbound and outbound traffic.”
For the complete FAQ go to Jazz Jackrabbit home. This will hopefully help a few of you people out there.
Because they were flooding the normal news, I decided that all the admins will post their changelogs in the j2o forum(link is in the purple bar).
Admins, please put all changelogs from the same day in the topic of that day. And record all your changes so we know how to fix something if something went wrong.
Users, please post all your bugs and suggestions in the forum too.
If the bugs have to do with the changelog, post it in the changelog.
Yeah, well besides ripping off extremely cheesy popsicle commercials, guess what? Colors! Pleantiful (well, not that much, but… ;p) colors!
Sure, right now it’s not too user-friendly and you’ll have to enter HEX values, but it’s nice to have a heads-up on what’s going on. Go take a look at my wonderful colorizing script.
If you’re looking for a nice, fresh change, try BlueBoard’s colors:
Now, obviosuly i’m not going to make you type those all the time, so soon to come are schemes. You’ll be able to “upload” (it’s not quite upload, you’re going to able to put them in a database, but enough of that) your schemes into a place where everyone can look around, and take their pick. Also, drop-down menus will be availabe with most common colors defined, so if you just want to do it yourself w/out HEX values, that’s an option.
A group of experienced leveldesigners is working on a very promising levelpack, called GT. I was asked to link to their ad.
The ad for project “Gameplay theory”
Well, we at JDC added another event. This week we are having an O/C be sure to attend, everyone always has fun. Click here to go to JDC.
The fellows at Dimension Jazz have created a new layout, with customisation features and a new news system. It’s pretty neat, although it has a few glitches, which will undoubtly be fixed soon.
Their serverlist script is also better then ours. :)
Go check it out!
I have finally finished the move script, and that means j2o won’t die. Ever. We won’t ever run out of space, because we can now move files to our other server(s). :) I am moving some files already.. Europians will like to hear that the server is in Holland, on a lightning fast connection.
Roaster has asked me to post a link to this ad. The ad is about a pack and I am really looking forward to it. :)
Jazz 2 news has moved to http://JJ2N.xoasis.com.
Its true, I lost in JDC. When going for my 50th win, I lost. I’m a puny 49-1 lifetime in JDC. I lost to the Birthday boy iCeD in Diamondus Warzone, in a great CTF duel to 10, he won 10-8. Oh well everything has to come to an end one day. I’m glad it came now. :)
On a side note, iCeD and I will take on any 4 other people in a CTF game. Making it iCeD and I vs 4 other people. We bet we can even still win too. Dare to try us? :)
I have finally finished our articles section.(my time is sparse, y’know) It already has some articles by Ice M A N, Stripe, me and Disguise. A great thanks goes out to their will to write articles before the section was released. And a thanks goes out to Bobby for making the edit, edit comment and delete comment scripts when I was out of time.
You can comment on articles or write your own, have fun. :)
Good articles will be told about in the news. So do your best!
Jj2 news deceased
FoD has quit his personal site, jj2 news. But I believe noogy is going to redesign it..or so I heard. (Could be mistaken..)
Our users have submitted some very neat articles:
This link sends you to a great article by aiko, also containing an interesting comment by wakeman.
Rabbits only history
Also, I almost finished the j2o customisation. When it is finished it is going to be betatested for one day by the admins and aiko(if he wants. :P).
Well, J2O is nearly at 1000 reviews. Would you call the J2O downloads a success story?
Of Course! The J2O downloads are better than anything Jazz has ever seen! Votes: 52 46%
I like them, but J2C did it better. Votes: 45 40%
They are fine. Votes: 12 11%
No, I dislike them. Votes: 3 3%
Total Votes: 112
About time for a new poll. I’m glad you like the downloads.
I finished the customisation. Go to the customize page to customize index.php in any way you want. We also have 2 new sections for index.php.
What does this mean for us admins? We(except iCeD, he has to finish the links script. :P) are going to take a break from coding j2o(Not from managing it) because all the big projects are done. We will now concentrate ourselves on little bugs and improvements. And we will start the coding on pBoard, our bulletin board project. And I am going to start coding JCS.Ref.
By the way..
The newspaz has added a nice little article on how to upgrade your 1.23 to be able to play with TSF players.
Go check it!
The newspaz has made a patch to make 1.23 TSF compatible. Check out the thread here
If you don’t dare to patch jj2, you can view his article about manually doing it here.
Project 3 interactive
Shadow GPW has digged up some real good news. Project 2 is coming back as Project 3. And that could mean jj3 is going to continue but that’s not necesarrily happening. Read the original thread here
I just finished a jdc headlines panel. You can add it to index.php using the customisation.
JDC Event Added
Again we are going to try an O/C, we need people to show for it to be fun though. Check JDC for more info. You better come ;P
Haze’s Jazz It Up Contest Results
Now, the news you have all been awaiting, the results:
1st place Electric IR
2nd place Newspaz
Other entries (in random order)
Congrats to Electric, Newspaz and everyone else on a great job. Head over to Haze’s site to check out their entries.
I have editted gip.php, testserverlist.php and mini_gip.php to look for list.jazzjackrabbit.com cause that list server is back up and logicware isn’t. Rejoice, Epic cares or so it might seem! :)
Update: After being up for about 20 minutes, its down again. Bah.
Update: Jazz.logicware.com is back up, but list.jazzjackrabbit.com is still down. If list.jazzjackrabbit.com comes back up, please tell everyone to get the list server patch so they can play internet games.
J2o is now backed up entirely. Some stats:
Total size of the database: 1.38 mb
538 kb of reviews.
You should now notice huge speed increases on j2o, especially on the downloads. That’s because I fiddled a bit with the database backend and added indexes so it became faster.
(to me the speed increase is really huge..)
I will continue to work on the speed of all scripts/backends for a few days. Especially the downloads.
So..What happened to us? I will explain. The server from communitech which j2o is on, crashed. The harddisks were empty. They needed 3 days to restore it, although they said they would need 2 days at most. Well, after a few hectic days, we are back, unfortunately our database is about a week old, so we lost some levels and reviews. The scripts that were updated in those few days will be reuploaded soon. And I will make backups from now on. ;-)
So, what happened in the community while we were gone?
The JMMB has updated their look to fit december.
Godgames is having a poll: “To which game would you like a sequel?”. Surprisingly they list jazzjackrabbit 2 there..so vote. :)
(thanks to pag who told stripe, and stripe who told the community, :)
Noogy has told us that the project2’s comeback(as project3) would not get us jj3 back..
The list.jazzjackrabbit.com listservers are back! This means everyone that did not know about the jj2 community and the serverlist patch can play jj2 online again. So it will be a boost in the number of servers online. :)
They are very unstable tho so I will work on a “epic serverlists are up”
Apperently communitech’s mysql backups are newer then their normal backups, because all levels from the last week are not uploaded.. Which means some new levels give 404s..
Hey everyone! I’m actually posting some news! Yeah, I know, I’m sorry for not being able to do much for the site since I started it out… The reason is that I’ve been very busy with another site I work on, Cinemenium.com. The way things are going right now, I have to focus some time on the site before I could really do anything else. In order to finish with a major part of it and have time for Jazz2 stuff, I need some help from some PHP programmers on there that also know how to use MySQL. So if there is anyone out there, please let me know by replying to this message or e-mailing me at email@example.com!
Hmm… now what was I gonna say… Oh yeah…
The holiday season is here, and some guys who have chosen to remain anonymous at this time, have a few gifts coming to the Jazz2Community this year! We can’t post what it is yet, but from what I’ve heard… Well, let’s just wait and see! :)
Plus, Pennywise is planning to release a new XJJ2 out soon!
So stay tuned as we have more info on these holiday festivities and feel free to post your comments on cool holiday ideas too!
Yup. Fod is maybe going to re-release it if he gets enough support.
For more info visit http://jj2n.xoasis.com.
Lori central has updated it’s layout for christmas. It has new graphics and colors.
Yup, the main list server is back up.
Everyone should tell all the people not knowing about the list server patch to head over to J2C so they can get it.
(UPDATE: it’s down again. sigh ~iCeD)
If anyone wants to see the 15 minute log of what list.jazzjackrabbit.com does, click here (413k).
Spread the word.
Yep, the jmmb is not working for most of us, but it does for some of us. Brian seems to be gone and did not know the solution any ways, but we are trying to find out how to solve it, so stay tuned.
Hey, just wanted you all to know that the Jazz2X-Mas gift I’ve been talking about is still being worked on by… uhm… someone. Their upcoming site will be at:
They let me know that they’ll be posting the info site on what the gift is gonna be soon…
Brian’s back, and within minutes after I contacted him he got the JMMB to work along with jeh(I think). Thanks Brian and Jeh. ;-)
And I also want to thank JohnM for helping me discover what the problem is. :)
Hey, check out this post on the JMMB that Shadow GPW posted about Jazz3! It’s a little chat with former Orange Games, now Lost Boys programmer, Michiel Ouwehand who worked on Jazz2. Does this mean we’re getting closer to the chance of a Jazz3? Could be…
FoD’s site, JJ2N, is back up.
Head on over to
http://www.noogy.com/derek/JJ2N/index.html to see it.
Yup, the greatly delayed final event has been scheduled. Head over to JDC for times and more info on what it is. :)
Toxicbunny has just released version two of his palette suite. You can find it here.
While browsing though the paper, I pick up the Comp USA ad thing and thumb through it to find a “Holiday Gift Pack” that just happens to contain our favorite Holiday Hare 98. :)
Hmm, this is bugging me and I’m not really sure so someone who knows their HH98 post a comment. According to the review of HH98 it contains 40 levels, and a soundtrack that will rock your holidays. Doesn’t HH98 contain only a few levels and only one special song? Or am I just insane? :)
Click here for the info on this product.
Haze’s awesome site, ,“Haze’s Hideout”, is back, totally revamped with new sections, a new layout and pretty hard pants(php) powered news.
The first possum screenshots have been released as a christmas present. You can find them at http://jazz2.nagcentral.com/skitch
We of the j2o staff want to wish you a merry Christmas. :)
JJ3 site up
Source: Shadow, wakeman, Jazz 2 Stuff
Steven Wakeman and co have (finally. :D) released the jj3 website. You can view some screenshots and a faq there, and can download the soundtrack. The url is http://www.nagcentral.com/j2s/jj3/index.html.
Just so you all know, I’ll be away tomorrow around 5 AM until January 3rd. Have fun ;P
Ninja Dodo has completely redone his site. You can visit it at www.ninjadodo.com.
Happy new Millennium to everyone out there! Hope you all had a great 2000 and hope you have an even better 2001!
Cya all next year! :)
Jazz2online has won the golden awards for best fan site for 2000..
“Most Original Fansite”
Jazz Duellist Challenge
“Best JJ2 event”
Kejero’s Tomb Rabbit
“Most exciting episode of the year”
Jazz 2 Online
(list taken from dimension jazz)
No, it’s not done yet.
Actually, it is! :-) Behold, after roughly 3 months of HARD WORK AND EFFORT*, I bring you the long awaited links script. Now go visit it, ignore it, and make my work feel like it isn’t worth anything.
*Lazyness and no effort.
Yup JDC is closed for now. The season 4 results are also up along with career and old season stats.
Click here for all the info on it.
Alexander brandon aka siren aka sandman is the composer that has made the music for jj2.
I surfed around a bit for news..
It looks like he joined hugesound.com. Find some information about him here.
I found a new interview with him and posted it here.
Link has written an article about getting JJ1 to work on fast computers. Click here to view his article.
We have php4 now.. That means we can compress our site output. I just installed compression functionality on index.cgi, if we are satisfied with it I will put it on more places.
Could everyone comment on the speed of index.cgi? Is the speed faster or slower?
(yes, cgi, php4 is running as a cgi module)
(for some people the speed will always be slower, especially people with highspeed modems, as the server needs time to compress the output before sending it to the browser)
Eat your lima beans, Johnny.