Jazz2Online news for July 2007

Permalink JDC Season 13 July 18th 2007

Attention all duelists, CTF aficionados, event enthusiasts, and general JJ2 fans:

The Jazz Duelist’s Challenge, season 13, will begin on Saturday, 21st July. As usual, there will be a Western and Euro opening event. Check the JDC site for more information.

Happy duelling!

[Update from EvilMike malicious michael] Scheduling difficulties have delayed the opening events, so I have decided to begin the season before they are hosted. Sorry for the delay, but these things unfortunately happen from time to time. See the JDC site for more info.

Good luck to everyone!

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Permalink Two months overdue July 8th 2007

While we’re on the topic of things that come a little late…

Do you own a Jazz Jackrabbit plush doll?

Yeah! He’s so cute and cuddly. – 19 Votes (15%)

No. Plush dolls? I’m not five years old, you know. – 41 Votes (33%)

_No, but I want one. I might utilize these cool $5 off coupons!_ – 66 Votes (52%)

Total votes: 126

Firstly, I’m fairly surprised with how many of you people already own one. Nineteen is certainly not what I expected, nice of you for showing the Jazz spirit :). Did anyone from the 66 winning voters get a plush doll when the poll was taking place?

Anyway, as for a new poll… let’s get away with something broad yet informative. What are you exactly doing in the Jazz community?


Permalink JDC Season 13 July 7th 2007

Source: JDC

JDC Season 12 awards have been posted. Not even a year late! The delay is all my fault. :)

JDC Season 13 is coming soon. We’ll keep this post updated, we should be started pretty soon. And get started on the logo contest, there will be more details on the JCF.


Permalink Featured Download July 2nd 2007

Featured Download of June

Well, this month didn’t have many good uploads. I was hoping for some, but too bad. Maybe they’ll come next month. We had some musics and programs and two good levels.

The first program is the J2E Creator, a helpful program for people who want to make episodes.

Then there is JCS INI upgrade by Kax. It’s not very impressive, but still a nice update.

And there is a nice music file called Jazz 3D Title song by Dr Eggman.

There is a nice CTF level with a lot of eye candy and a simple layout, it’s called Unknown Garden

However, there is still one level that I would like to mention. It’s a Race level, and this Race level is already a few months old. The author finally uploaded it to J2O, while this level was a ‘TOP SEKRET’ level. The level is called Nature’s Plot of Land and it’s made by Ragnarok. He gets the featured download for his level.

When you start to play this level, you’ll notice that the circuit is like a circle. Not many Race levels have this. There are not many shortcuts, but with some skill you can get to the other side by using RF(somewhere in the beginning) Now I’m going to describe the circuit. You shouldn’t take the blue spring and hold right at the start because then you’ll fall. Go right(if you didn’t fall) and destroy the destruct scenery. At the next part you can get to the other side by using RF and with some skill. If you don’t do this, you have to go up and then right. At the far right, you will fall down and then you try to avoid the red springs. The best way to do it is by going to the far right and then go left. However, you shouldn’t go left too fast. After this part you go left, and then you’ll see some water. Keep going left and then you’ll see those things where you have to go through. Go up and left and then enter the tube. Then you finished one :lap. You have to race three laps.

The tileset used is still a bit limited in my opinion, but there are some unique things here and there. The waterfalls for example. They haven’t been made with this tileset yet. If you’ll race through the level you won’t see many things because it’s so fast, but you’ll notice the waterfalls for sure. If you want to explore the level without racing you’ll notice some other things. So, the eye candy is actually really good. The caves from the tileset aren’t overused. Nice background by the way: it has an interesting colour.

Then comes the placement. There are some Power-Ups to make it more fun, those are hard to get and they slow you down. The Gun8 Power-Up is on pos 32,9, and you can reach it by using a spring that gets you up. For some people it might be a bit hard. The RF Power-Up is at 103,16, and you can get it with Gun9. You will find that at the end of the circuit. The ammo placement is normal for a Race level, there are some freezers and RFs, but mostly Bouncers. And Gun9 at the end of the circuit, like I said.

So, this was the Featured Download of June. A bit disappointing, although I can understand why people don’t upload a lot. But now it’s almost vacation(for me at least) so then there is more time to make levels!