Crap.. I forgot to put in a lot of thankyous. In order of time:
Haze: Provided me with a file which began my whole learning of the JJ1 file formats (still going on of course).
Benjamin Mathews: Created the file(s) which Haze provided me with. It contained the basics of RLE, which wasn’t complete, but got me going.
Newspaz: Joined early on and was an awesome go-to guy whenever I needed something done or looked into or whatever.
Monolith: In a post of Newspaz’s, he mentioned you’d guessed that the tiles were stored one tile wide. You were right. ;)
Link, and others: Took a look into the project in the early stages, but were unfortunately not really ready to help out as much as the other people.
AtomicFeline: AWESOME. This guy is crazy.. he works too hard. He made the program in VB with a bit of help from everyone else.. He has done insane amounts of research as well. This project would be going on for another year to get this far without him.
ToxicBunny: Joined only recently, but still figured out some stuff and is still figurING out some stuff.
Everyone who believed in the project! This probably means you!
-Mark “Ice M A N” Spear
hopes he didn’t forget anyone
Oh.. and Nebula for helping with the upload here at J2o. Thanks!
[This review has been edited by Ice M A N]
I. Also. Want. XP. Support. ;p
I could also help you, and I do know a thing or two about programming. I’ve made a couple little things for JJ2 which worked under XP a while ago..
“a great tileset”
“i just love the tileset”
Ha. You guys must be blind :P
Funny how after all this time, I finally see a level using this set and I find an obvious bug. Ah well. No one complained :p
Anyhoo.. the level isn’t amazing or anything, but I like it. For some reason (most likely the tileset), it’s making me feel all nostalgic, and since that’d probably severely effect my review, I won’t bother making one..
Wow. Aiko used a capital I. ;)
I think it’s just a large collection of old levels meant to bring back many memories. I only played several of the levels (In Iceman’s server), and it seemed to work. ;)
Although Blue is my favourite colour by far, I like the idea of red and white because of a certain flag… (cough Canada cough).
Anyhoo.. although plain, this set is nice. It feels like a “Cheq” (Not v3) tileset crossed with one of my tilesets.
Why does it feel that way?
The Cheq part:
Its plain. Not boring plain like the original Cheq (:P), but no textures on the tiles (other than the gradienting at the edges and the zigzag colour changing), no real scenary, and no real environment.
Ice M A N-tileset part:
Extensive… there’s a tile for just about every situation that you can think of. Also like me, it gets a bit confusing for a moment, but once you start actually making a level, the confusingness will wear away. Plus a working textured background. Good Job. :)
(Didja notice how the Cheq part is the bad stuff and the Ice M A N-tileset part is mostly good stuff? ;D)
Save napster? Good idea. However, you gotta remember that they will be (if I remember correctly) continuing a free service, but what the freeloaders will be allowed to do has yet to be determined..
One more thing:
Go to the bottom left of the tileset. Now go up a couple tiles. Check the maskings at the very left edge of those 3 tiles..
Other than that… Nice.
I hate putting numbers on tilesets other than mine (always 10, of course ;D), but I think this one is around a 6.7.
Heh… PSP as an other author. :)
Anyhoo… I love this tileset. Always have… just like just about everything Disguise made. :)
The only downfall is the confusingness. Tilesets usually don’t confuse me.. but this one (at the top) does at first. So… congrats. :p
Anyhoo… I love it. :) 8.2
I’m glad I’m not the only person who thinks it isn’t a high9 / 10..
As Blade mentioned.. there are several downfalls to this otherwise extremely awesome pack. It’s quite hard alright.. but in some cases it’s not really the “fun” type of hard.
Sometimes it gets really frustrating getting stuck in those animating spikes for a couple seconds (that’s why I’m against animating tiles with different maskings)…, etc… Plus it didn’t always look the best with low detail on and other options slow-computer owners like myself have…
Anyhoo… I’ll edit this review and give it a number rating if I ever find the time to finish the entire pack, but untill then… I think it’s around a 8.7-9.2
Did someone say darn palette!? I can probably help you with that if you want this ‘set to look it’s spiffiest. (I learned a lot about palettes, etc since I first helped you with this tileset ;))
The level looks good, but I didn’t get to play it thouroughly enough to really review it. But I did get stuck in the scenary in one spot. I think it was near the bottom on the very left edge of the level (Where you go through the one way scenary and go onto a spring). I went through on the rightmost edge of the one-way stuff and got trapped, if memory servers me correctly…
It’s stuff like this which makes me never want to leave the community.
Super-awesome, as always. It’s one of the very few tilesets that I really love. The palette looks as if it is in great shape, the tileset itself is beautiful and works well, and the masking is also near perfect. Great job, Blade. :)
The level is great too. If my darn DSL would allow me to host games, I’d be serving this level in no time. :)
Exactly, Newspaz. Although you don’t need to “shout” :p
That’s why I’m not going to release my future tilesets here (if I ever finish them). (Don’t get me wrong… I love J2O and the download section. It’s just I really don’t like people whining about an example level for a tileset).
This tileset is quite nice. I just wish that there were working textured background(s) and a bit more scenery, etc.. Plus there are some useful tiles which are missing (Shoot’em blocks, etc..).
Uh…aiko.. just because he posted levels before, doesn’t automatically mean that this isn’t his first level.
For example: I never posted a LEVEL here, but have made some before. I could make one which is worth 1.0 points right now and upload it to J2O. Does that mean it’s my first level? No.
He has tried Textured backgrounds.. and then he did the smart thing and came to me. ;)
I’m almost done fixing them… I think. I just need to perfect my ways of outsmarting JCS. It remaps palettes, even when you tell it not to. =/
I have dipped into my non-tileset JJ2 knowledge and found out a solution to this level’s Homecooked level list bootup problem (It worked for me, anyways…). Simply rename the level to
I think the 2 dots are messing JJ2 up…
No TSF; HURRAY! ;)
Very nice level. Much better than the 4.5 from FireClaw (imo). Perhaps I’m easy to impress, and/or maybe this level just plain rocks… But I like it. There are very few (if any) problems with this level. The music doesn’t really fit perfectly, but is uber-cool anyways. =)
NOTE to Blade: I haven’t had a ton of free time lately, but I should be able to do the "Fixed warp backgrounds" soon.
hehe.. after re-reading my review, it seems as if I was reviewing the tileset. But I did play the level and make my rating according to the level and tileset use within the level. =)
As Aiko said, this includes a quite nice tileset made by MS paint (yAy! Paint rulez ;) I can’t wait for the full version with more and better tilesets =)
The level itself is also nice. It shows what you can do with this tileset and does it well.
Beautiful work ;)
And thanks for the thanks. =) Terrible Site! yAy! =)
One of a handful of levels that use a Cool Day tileset (and the only one other than one of mine that uses that AWFUL CoolDay2 tileset) and I can’t open it (no TSF here..) =/
Oh well… it sounds as if it isn’t worth seeing anyway =/
This is a considerably nice tileset, even moreso from a tileset creator’s point of view. However the one color does make it look pretty.. "boring".
One of my favourite parts of the tileset is the "Made in Canada" text =)(Bottom-left) Woo! Canada Rocks!
Oh yeah… nice fading brick effect ;)
This is one of the few tilesets I would have actually put on Tileset Creation 101 (assuming I did that type of stuff.. but I don’t).
Eat your lima beans, Johnny.