Review by Cataphract PT

Posted:
Posted more than 18 years ago
For: JJ2 ServerUtil 2.0.1
Level rating: 7.6
Rating
4.0

(Rendered useless by the server list changes. I had to change the .exe)
It doesn’t compare to Jazz Force, even the old xjj2. All you can do is list servers and grab some information from the server.
No character editing, no server listing, no server joining. The splash screen thing is irritating and one cannot use the program until it goes away. Then I have to click List and wait. This is not good. I want a program that launchs as fast as possible and immediately list the servers.
The options dialog is not prepared for a high DPI setting…
What size is this? 1MB? plus the images which should be embebed in the exe file.
As a bonus it cannot handle 1.21 s, 1.24 s and 1.24 x servers.
The reason I’m not giving this a 1 is because it might, if you merely want to grab some information about a server, might be as useful as other multiplayer launchers like JazzTool, Jazz Force and others.

Review by Cataphract PT

Posted:
Posted more than 18 years ago
For: Jazz Server List + Server Info (PHP) v2
Level rating: 8.0
Rating
N/A

If it is slow, that must be due to the server, not the script itself.

Bjani: from www.php.net:
What is PHP? PHP is a widely-used general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for Web development and can be embedded into HTML.

In order to use this you would need to put the script in a directory readable by a PHP enabled HTTP server and then request that script through the server.
Anyhow, if you didn’t know this, this script will probably be of no use to you.[This review has been edited by Cataphract PT]

Review by Cataphract PT

Posted:
Posted more than 18 years ago
For: JazzForce 1.1
Level rating: 9.3
Rating
9.5

Barely anything is left to say about this program. I have only afew complaints:
1. It tried to join a 1.24 x server w/ TSF.
2. It only removed § and the character after if the character after was a number.
(§’|Burnt ||§4Rabbits -> §‘Burnt Rabbits)
3. It does not load the current definitions when one chooses to edit “alias, fur, color”. So if someone wants to change only one color, he has to enter everyting.
4. One should be able to specify the list server – at least be able to choose between jazz.contrabandent.com and jazz.nimrod-online.com.
5. Name spacing only 1-9.

Anyhow, this is the best Multiplayer Launcher ever created. Rating changed to 9.5[This review has been edited by Cataphract PT]

Review by Cataphract PT

Posted:
Posted more than 18 years ago
For: Energized Action
Level rating: 9.1
Rating
9.0

I haven’t finished the pack yet (i’ve just passed the penultimate level), but so far what I have seen is excellent.

This pack has much to commend it, but I shall start for what I most enjoyed: The music. Not only is it good per se, but it also is confused the level and contributes to the atmosphere . Do not hesitate, download the music pack, it really compensates the two minutes spent downloading. Every sugar rush wil irritate you for stopping the music, I can assure you of that.

As to the graphic aspects, I also applaud this pack. If they are not better, that’s due to an important limiting factor: the tilesets. They are not so good as epic’s (nor could we expect that), which has inevitable repercussions.

The structure is also almost irreprehensible. You will rarely be confused. Even when one needs to go back, one will always know where to go. So far, when exception. In the ice level I couldn’t destroy a crate (it seemed inaccessible) and after a while I lost my patience and used cheating.

As regards enemy placement, another compliment – very reasonable. Moreover, the enemies were chosen according to the theme of the level, which is very positive indeed.
The ammo is also very well distributed, however, sometimes I felt it was excessive or useless for the level in question. On the other hand, I disapprove the shyness about the powerups. Why only through bonus?

A few downsides: I missed water, it’s been too easy (even playing at Hard), no bosses so far.

Finally, I’d like to mention the many secrets and nuances the pack has, which will surely delight every jazzer.[This review has been edited by Cataphract PT]

Review by Cataphract PT

Posted:
Posted more than 18 years ago
For: battle!
Level rating: 5.6
Rating
5.0

The first thing I noticed when I loaded the level was that it had no name… Untitled. Unjustifiable. The level itself is quite simple: both graphically and in its structure.

Graphical aspects: everything is fairly poor simplist and gaudy (well, the background is not gaudy – there are only gray brickets).

Organization: this level is very small, but it was not done randomly. That is what made me give the positive rating. There are already some problems: the powerups are regenerated almost instantly, it’s easy to get stuck in a corner near the toaster powerup, two long straight lines (quite significant owing to size of the level). And I couldn’t figure out how to get to a place where there is ammo (perhaps I’m just a little stupid).

[This review has been edited by Cataphract PT]

Review by Cataphract PT

Posted:
Posted more than 18 years ago
For: Jazz 2 Organizer
Level rating: 8.2
Rating
N/A

I got an unexpected error…
Here is the lof file:

%% PLEASE DO NOT MODIFY OR DELETE THIS FILE! %% %% This file contains information about the installation of an application. %% %% It will be used to automatically remove all application components from your computer if you choose to do so. %%

NOTE: Beginning of the bootstrapper section

CONFIG: Title: “Jazz 2 Organizer”

ACTION: RegKey: “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion”, “SharedDLLs”

ACTION: SystemFile: “C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\VB6STKIT.DLL”
(File currently on disk was already up to date)

NOTE: End of the bootstrapper section

NOTE: Now spawning the main Setup program ‘Setup1.exe’….

ACTION: CreateDir: “d:\programas\jazz22org”

*** ERROR: An unexpected setup error has occurred!
*** ERROR: (User Responded with ‘Cancel’)

*** WARNING: Setup is not yet complete.
*** WARNING: If you quit now, this product will not be correctly installed.
*** WARNING: Quit the setup of this product?
*** WARNING: (User Responded with ‘Yes’)

*** WARNING: Jazz 2 Organizer Setup was interrupted before your new software was fully installed.
*** WARNING: You can run Jazz 2 Organizer Setup in its entirety at a later time to complete the installation.
*** WARNING: (User Responded with ‘OK’)

(Content truncation. -Trafton)[This review has been edited by Trafton AT]

Review by Cataphract PT

Posted:
Posted more than 18 years ago
For: Jazz 2 Winamp Skin
Level rating: 3.4
Rating
N/A

So why a 5…

Review by Cataphract PT

Posted:
Posted more than 18 years ago
For: Jazz 2 Winamp Skin
Level rating: 3.4
Rating
N/A

For those who cannot view the skin, go to http://www.angelfire.com/co3/cataphractpt/jj2amp.jpg to see a screenshot of this skin and to http://www.angelfire.com/co3/cataphractpt/silence.jpg to see a real skin.

P.S.: I had some problems while uploading:

230 User ‘/co3/cataphractpt’ logged on.
ftp> send c:\osmeus~1\jj2amp.jpg
200 Port command succeeded.
150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for ‘jj2amp.jpg’.
226 WARNING: 454 bare linefeeds received in ASCII mode!!!
ftp: 165950 bytes enviados em 54.65Segundos 3.04Kbytes/seg.

Help me!

Review by Cataphract PT

Posted:
Posted more than 18 years ago
For: Jazz 2 Winamp Skin
Level rating: 3.4
Rating
N/A

It works with me.
Just move the file to your skins dir, open winamp and press ALT+S
I’ve got version 2.65. If you have a lower version try to download the latest from winamp.com.

Review by Cataphract PT

Posted:
Posted more than 18 years ago
For: Jazz 2 Winamp Skin
Level rating: 3.4
Rating
1.2

Probably the worst skin for Winamp I have ever seen.
Even those skins rated with 1 star in the Winamp website are better than this.

The Avs and the minibrowser were not changed, no texture, very very confusing, well, compare this with some skins in Winamp.com then come here and rate this.

Download this if you want to waste HD space

Review by Cataphract PT

Posted:
Posted more than 18 years ago
For: DragonBall Z tileset
Level rating: 7.6
Rating
N/A

Don’t you know what DragonBall is?
It was very popular indeed here in Portugal 4-5 years ago.
Well, it is completely stupid, not minimalist, but unlikely.
And I would say boring too, because, to make people see the next episode (they are all linked, so you see only one episode you won’t understand it) the most important fights take several weeks…

PS: MS-DOS is almost dead in Windows ME

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