I was told to reach Jroc about this and it seems to me that it seems to be the only way I can.
So, Jroc (or anyone who knows about the development, really), is Jumpmaze 2 still being worked on?
I'll start working on it again sometime soon, but lately I've lost interest in jm compared to other things (doom & non doom) which take priority for now and university is constantly piling work on me, so you might have to wait a bit.
Last edited by Jroc (2012-02-23 21:22:36)
While there's a thread about it, who were the maintainers of Jumpmaze 3, Retro Jumpmaze and Jumpix? Are they still being developed?
Also, does anyone have links to the latest versions of them? Right now I'm using jumpmaze_hotfix.wad, jumpmaze2-v4a.pk3 and jumpmaze3_beta4.5.1fix.pk3. I'm wouldn't doubt if these are outdated (at least to the most recent versions), so I wouldn't mind updating.
I'm pretty sure Jumpmaze 3 is unofficial (ie, not made by the usual crew) and is quite different from the usual stuff.
As for Jumpmaze2, I think it goes into version 5 or 6.
Jumpix was maintained by Frank and AC3, I think it's finished, and now Jumpix 2 is being worked on, by Hissymak and ERDUKE. Jumpmaze 3 was being maintained by doomfiend, I'm not sure if he's even around anymore, 2 or so years back he asked me if I wanted to merge jm3 into jm2 but nothing ever came of that. Retro jumpmaze maps are in JM3 as far as I'm aware.
Your jumpmaze 2 is waaaay out of date, latest is Jumpmaze2_v6a.pk3 and Jumpmaze2_v6a_prm1.pk3 (patch wad), these were on wadhost but I guess that's down now, multiple servers are hosting it so getwad should be able to find it. I don't know what the latest jm3 is.
edit: apparently getwad doesn't find it, I've uploaded it to my own site for now: http://hypnotoad.comoj.com/files/wads/jumpmaze2_v6a.pk3 http://hypnotoad.comoj.com/files/wads/j … a_prm1.pk3
Last edited by Jroc (2012-02-26 21:35:28)
I think you can reach node-3 server hosters through their IRC channel.
Yeah I have, it's actually been updated, forgot to edit that out.
So I'm trying to get an organized list of the latest versions of all the Jumpmaze releases (JM1-JPX1, I'm not recognizing JPX2) wads. From what I'm gathering, there is:
Jumpmaze 1: jumpmaze.wad, jumpmaze_prm2.pk3 (or is it jumpmaze_hotfix.wad?)
Jumpmaze 2: jumpmaze2_v6a.pk3, jumpmaze2_v6a_prm1.pk3
Jumpmaze 3: jumpmaze3_beta4.5.1fix.pk3
Can anyone confirm/correct (and add links if possible)?
Jumpmaze.wad is correct, prm2 replaces the fixes applied in jumpmaze_hotfix.wad and adds some additional fixes.
Latest version of Jumpix I have is 11.04, I have no idea what the latest version of jm3 is.
While we're on this subject, I don't know if anybody's willing to make changes to jumpmaze (first one)... but there are 2 levels in it that are so irritating and stand out from the rest.
The first is that blue level. It's placed early in the levelset, as "easy". But it should be placed in very hard (or changed drastically) if you want to keep it. Because that level is so glitchy, it's very "easy" to fall off the early ledges and get killed. There's something about it where you will fail to jump from a ledge, or land on a platform and keep moving even though you let go of the button. There's also a huge strafe-running jump needed which isn't really "easy".
The other level is that monotonous, tedious climbing level surrounded by lava (with SF Ken music) and platforms that progressively spiral inwards.