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#21 andrewbroad

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 01:45 AM

I don't understand what the problem was (#0000 being the colour black, isn't it?), but the solution apparently works.


#0000 is a colour attribute of the form #ARGB, where A is the alpha channel, i.e. the opacity.
 
So #0000 represents a colour that is technically black, but fully transparent (0% opaque).
 
Whereas fully opaque black would be written as #F000 in this format (the ‘F’ being shorthand for #FF or 255, the maximum value for an unsigned byte).

Edited by andrewbroad, 27 November 2017 - 01:47 AM.

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#22 jetsetdanny

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 09:24 AM

Thanks for the explanation, Andrew!

I'll try setting the colour to the proper black, perhaps.

And it's always good to 'see' you here :).

#23 jetsetdanny

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Posted 03 February 2018 - 08:48 PM

I am pleased to announce that JSW Central has been updated. The changes are:

 

Chronology has been updated. Please let me know if you think anything is missing.

 

The section of the main list of games which lists games using the JSW48 game engine has been divided into two subsections: "New games" and "Advanced modifications of the original JSW".

 

"Jet Set Mini" has been included at No. 48 in the list of "New games". I had my reservations about it, but I decided to give it the status of a "new game", given the overall amount of changes which have been applied, including special effects (my reservations were due to the fact that visually it is not as radically different from the original as most of the "new games").

 

Three games have been listed as "Advanced modifications of the original JSW": "Jet Set Willy: The Nigthmare Edition", "Jet Set Mixup" and "Jet Set 40-40". 

 

Individual pages have been created for the four above-mentioned games. The first three feature full-blown screenshot galleries. In the case of "Jet Set 40-40", only a stub picture gallery is presented so as not to give spoilers (I intend to publish a full gallery once a year has passed since the release).

 

A placeholder for a new section has been added in the main menu: "Minor mods of the original JSW". This section will list a selection of mods of the original "Jet Set Willy" which are not "modified enough" to be considered new games or "advanced modifications", but which are interesting for various reasons: because they feature new individual rooms, new sprites, new technical features, etc. Work on it will be my JSW priority in the near future.

 

The "Scope and principles" section has been updated to reflect the recent changes.

 

Please let me know if you have any comments or come across any problems with the website  :).

 

 



#24 IRF

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Posted 03 February 2018 - 10:38 PM

This element in the 'Jet Set Mini' entry (the part in brackets) is not necessarily true:

 

"One room, otherwise inaccessible, can be reached by using the Writetyper cheat (the player will get killed repeatedly on entry)."

 

It is quite possible to enter 'Cheating?' without being killed upon entry, depending on whereabouts Willy enters that room.  In fact, it's possible to then use Writetyper to teleport back out again, but Willy will be yellow (and therefore unable to collect items) for the rest of the game!

 

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It's worth noting that your screenshot and Pavel's map show the two different room names for the Attic!  On the other hand, neither of you have captured the occasional appearance of Maria at the helm of the 'ghost ship' in 'At the Beach'!  ;)


Edited by IRF, 03 February 2018 - 10:59 PM.


#25 jetsetdanny

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Posted 04 February 2018 - 10:41 AM

Thanks, Ian!

 

I have corrected the text by removing the comment about Willy being killed upon entry.



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Posted 07 February 2018 - 01:39 AM

Looks good to me. :) :)

 

There's a typo on this page with the spelling of the game title, otherwise all good.


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#27 jetsetdanny

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 02:56 PM

Thanks, Andy!

 

I have corrected the typo.



#28 jetsetdanny

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Posted 16 March 2018 - 09:04 PM

I am pleased to announce that JSW Central has just been updated. The main change is the launch of a new section: 'Minor modifications of the original Jet Set Willy'. Apart from its main page, it features 22 individual sub-pages for each discussed variant (in one case - variants, where a few very minor hacks are discussed together), with general info, info about the completability of the game (or lack thereof), download links and a screenshot gallery, illustrating new elements / differences from the original JSW. In all, over 630 new screenshots have been added to the site.

 

 

Subsection 'B. Advanced modifications of the original JSW' of section II. Jet Set Willy (JSW48) has also been modified, with Darren McCowan's Jet Set Willy: Wet Sunday Afternoon Graphical Remix included there as the first entry (I meditated on this a lot, but finally decided to do it, because the modified graphics accompany the player throughout the game, giving it a different feel to the original).

 

 

The update includes some 'JSW Central Special' download items, which are mainly bug-fixes / completable versions of some variants, which had not been available online before (TTBOMK). These are:

 

 

New standalone, ready-to-play variants of games with additional rooms exported from very old editors

 

- JSW - The Softricks editor version

 

- JSW - Mark Woodmass's fast version

 

- La casa di Jack / La casa de Jack (which is also available for download from this forum).

 

 

Furthermore, my new RZX recordings of 17 variants of JSW can be downloaded from RZX Archive.

 

 

Please let me know if you have any comments about the update or JSW Central in general :).


Edited by jetsetdanny, 16 March 2018 - 09:14 PM.


#29 jetsetdanny

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Posted 17 March 2018 - 11:13 AM

I got in touch with Ian Collier (fortunately, his e-mail hasn't changed in the last 13 years, since our last exchange of messages!) and he let me know that his version of JSW was created back in 1985 or 1986 and released in 1994 (not 1995, as I wrote originally, following the date stamp on the file; this has now been corrected). His post announcing the release is here.


Edited by jetsetdanny, 17 March 2018 - 11:15 AM.


#30 Spider

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Posted 17 March 2018 - 12:23 PM

Great stuff, thanks for the updates! :)


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