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Short:Jazz Jackrabbit games interpreter.
Author:Alister Thomson
Uploader:arturjarosik wp pl (Artur Jarosik)
Type:game/jump
Architecture:m68k-amigaos >= 3.0
Date:2008-12-22
Download:http://aminet.net/game/jump/OpenJazz-Os3.lha - View contents
Readme:http://aminet.net/game/jump/OpenJazz-Os3.readme
Downloads:1129
About OpenJazz
--------------

OpenJazz is a free, open-source version of the classic Jazz JackrabbitTM games.
OpenJazz can be compiled on a wide range of operating systems, including
Windows 98/Me/XP and Linux. To play, you will need the files from one of the
original games. 

With the demise of DOS-based operating systems, it has become necessary to use
emulators to play old DOS games. Jazz JackrabbitTM deserves more - and would
benefit greatly from new features.
OpenJazz was started on the 23rd of August, 2005, by Alister Thomson.
Academic pressures put the project on hold until late December 2005. The source
code was released on the 25th, and the first version with a degree of
playability was released on the 15th of January. Since then, a variety of ports
have been released by other people.

About Jazz JackrabbitTM
-----------------------

Jazz JackrabbitTM is a PC platform game. Produced by Epic Games (then Epic
MegaGames), it was first released in 1994. The fast-paced, colourful gameplay
proved popular, and the game won PC Format's Arcade Game of the Year award.
Many people still recall the shareware versions. 

The shareware releases are available at Haze's Hideout:
http://www.dutchfurs.com/~haze/blog/files.php?cat=files&dir=files/pc/shareware

Installing OpenJazz for Amiga 
You will need two things:

  1. An existing installation of a Jazz Jackrabbit game.
  2. OpenJazz for Amiga.

openjazz.000 and OpenJazz must be in the same directory. 
You can place them in your Jazz JackrabbitTM directory, and OpenJazz will be
ready to run. You can also run it from another directory using your Jazz
JackrabbitTM directory as a command-line option. 

FAQ
---

I start the program, and a window appears and then immediately disappears?

The program produces a file called stdout.txt, which contains a list of the
files OpenJazz has tried to read. Do they exist? OpenJazz requires the
files from any of the following games: Jazz Jackrabbit, Jazz Jackrabbit CD,
Jazz Jackrabbit Shareware Edition, Jazz Jackrabbit Christmas Edition, or
Jazz Jackrabbit: Holiday Hare 1995. OpenJazz will not work with any of the
Jazz Jackrabbit 2 games. 

All of the files listed in stdout.txt exist, but the same thing happens?

OpenJazz is at an early stage of development and may not work on your
machine. Sorry. 

What are the controls?

Enter to choose a menu option, escape to go back to the previous menu. 
Left & right arrows to move left & right. Right Ctrl to change weapon. 
Under Windows, Alt Gr (Right Alt) to jump and space to shoot. 
Under Linux, Space to jump and Left Alt to shoot. 

The physics don't feel right?

They probably never will. There is no way of knowing how physics were
implemented in the original game, so the physics in OpenJazz are pure
guesswork.

Sound doesn't work?

On amiga sound won't work , sorry. I got problems with libmodplug.
Any help is welcome. See my email in uploader field.

I want to compile it myself. What do I need to know?

You will need to link to SDL. Under Amiga, you will also need to link
in SDLmain.

If you want music, things get complicated. You'll need to link to
libmodplug - unfortunately, this is only available for Linux. And even
that will have to be modified slightly - lines 376 and 409 in sndmix.cpp
should not be commented out. 


Amiga port by Artur Jarosik
http://artishq.wordpress.com/

If you feel that what I do is  worth anything, use paypal to donate 
to my email addy, orta1ATwpDOTpl, thanx!          


Contents of game/jump/OpenJazz-Os3.lha
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[unknown]                 7324    7586  96.5% -lh5- c4bf Dec 18 19:49 OpenJazz.info
[unknown]                 7124   18355  38.8% -lh5- 5142 Aug 27  2005 OpenJazz/gpl.txt
[unknown]                  500     881  56.8% -lh5- 8428 Jan 29  2006 OpenJazz/openjazz.000
[unknown]               129250  295540  43.7% -lh5- 111a Dec 18 19:38 OpenJazz/OpenJazz.exe
[unknown]                11300   11640  97.1% -lh5- 4a3b Dec 18 19:49 OpenJazz/OpenJazz.exe.info
[unknown]                  175     243  72.0% -lh5- 94ad Dec 18 19:52 OpenJazz/Readme AMIGA.txt
[unknown]                 2113    2729  77.4% -lh5- 7aed Dec 18 19:49 OpenJazz/readme AMIGA.txt.info
[unknown]                 1598    3318  48.2% -lh5- 31da Feb 20  2006 OpenJazz/readme.txt
[unknown]                 2102    2729  77.0% -lh5- 1a21 Dec 18 19:49 OpenJazz/readme.txt.info
[unknown]                  568    1170  48.5% -lh5- a243 Feb  3  2006 OpenJazz/src/bonus.c
[unknown]                 5586   28272  19.8% -lh5- 0e56 Jul 22 23:08 OpenJazz/src/events.c
[unknown]                 1870    6933  27.0% -lh5- 2665 Jun 29  2008 OpenJazz/src/font.c
[unknown]                 8560   38510  22.2% -lh5- f78c Jul 23 18:30 OpenJazz/src/level.c
[unknown]                 2275    6204  36.7% -lh5- 45a2 Jul 20 17:29 OpenJazz/src/level.h
[unknown]                 5552   19394  28.6% -lh5- 60bb Jul 23 13:08 OpenJazz/src/levelload.c
[unknown]                 5861   25957  22.6% -lh5- 096a Jul 23 18:16 OpenJazz/src/main.c
[unknown]                 6257   33567  18.6% -lh5- 1b11 Jul 23 18:22 OpenJazz/src/menu.c
[unknown]                  500     881  56.8% -lh5- 8428 Jan 29  2006 OpenJazz/src/openjazz.000
[unknown]                 2591    7841  33.0% -lh5- c1d4 Jul 23 17:46 OpenJazz/src/OpenJazz.h
[unknown]                  578    1199  48.2% -lh5- 9ab1 Feb  3  2006 OpenJazz/src/planet.c
[unknown]                 1363    3394  40.2% -lh5- 2a1f Jun 29  2008 OpenJazz/src/player.h
[unknown]                 1415    3862  36.6% -lh5- a07b Feb  9  2007 OpenJazz/src/scene.c
[unknown]                 1387    3461  40.1% -lh5- c346 Feb  3  2007 OpenJazz/src/sound.c
[unknown]                 1875    5649  33.2% -lh5- cf36 Jul 23 18:13 OpenJazz/src/util.c
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