Jazz Jackrabbit 2 Plus (JJ2+) adds countless features and bug fixes to both Single Player and Multiplayer gameplay within JJ2, and is used almost universally by most serious players. It has much better network code than the original game, adding console commands to online games, fixing most major game-crashing errors and connection problems, allowing permitted clients to log in as "remote administrators" in someone else's server and control the gameplay, and adding several new multiplayer gamemodes. It additionally fixes or enhances many of the events in the game, and allows level designers far more power than in regular JJ2 through the addition of an easy-to-use scripting language. JJ2+ takes everything great about JJ2 and adds so much more on top of it; it is truly a must-download. JJ2+ is distributed under the MIT license.

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You can buy Jazz Jackrabbit 2 for the first time this century

Screenshot of GOG.com with Jazz Jackrabbit 2 for sale

Huge news, y'all! Thanks to the impeccable legal prowess of the folks at GOG.com, the Jazz Jackrabbit series is available for purchase again! If you don't own the games legally yet, or if you own the CDs but want digital copies, or you just want to support the games, or for any reason at all, you can buy them right here: Jazz 2; Jazz 1

Not only that, but JJ2+ is included. You buy Jazz 2 from GOG, you can install JJ2+ directly through the GOG Galaxy client (or from a manual download link from their website). We now have pretty much as close as it's possible to get to official approval from Epic Games as an integral part of the Jazz 2 experience. Epic and GOG contacted me the other week and we tracked down a bunch of people and jumped through some legal hoops etc. and now everything's wonderful! Jazz 2 and Jazz 1 were at the top of GOG's bestsellers list for several days after their initial release and it was great to see. We'd all been waiting for this to happen for so very long.


Issue Tracker

The next JJ2+ release isn't quite ready yet, but as of today, we have a dedicated public issue tracker. If you've found a bug in our patch, or if there's something you'd like to see changed or added, this is the place for you to go. Previously we'd been making do with a couple forum threads, but those were hard to navigate, and there was no easy way of going back to old reports or suggestions and marking them as having been completed. But now there's a tracker forum! Please fill it up with lots of things that are not yet as perfect as they could be!


Use MLLE to make levels with JJ2+ features

Screenshot of MLLE showing numerous layers and tilesets

If you've been following JJ2+ for a while, you know that it brings a lot of awesome new features to the game for level designers to use, such as the ability to use more than eight layers in a level, or use multiple tilesets at the same time, or edit the palette. Such features had always been a little inconvenient to actually set up, though, because JCS, the game's official level editor, never supported any of that stuff. Fortunately, Multi-Layer Level Editor (MLLE) is an unofficial level editor that does almost everything JCS can do, plus lots more. If you want to make a level with five tilesets and dozens of parallax layers, designing your own palette and drawing some of your own tiles in the process, MLLE lets you do all that stuff and more from inside the editor. Check it out and make some of the most graphically rich JJ2+ levels ever seen!


Jazz Duelists' Challenge Season 28 starts this weekend

Screenshot of JDC front page

For twenty-seven seasons now, Jazz Duelists' Challenge has been the place to go to play Jazz 2 online multiplayer with your friends and rivals. Between duels, challenges, and organized events, no matter your preferred playstyle there's bound to be something there for you. And the next season is starting this very weekend, to celebrate the holiday season and to celebrate Jazz 2 being sold on GOG.com. Grab your blasters, login or register a new account, and get ready to roast some rabbits... there should be some unexpected surprises coming up this season! ;)


What's yet to come?

Thirteen different languages

As I said earlier, the next JJ2+ release isn't ready yet, but as always we're working to put together cool stuff for you, such as the above screenshot. And in the meantime we have slightly updated the last JJ2+ release, to include a new example level ("Seasons of Diamondus") and a new mutator (sejtf.mut, which transforms normal JJ2 gameplay by letting you choose a new character class every time you die, each with its own set of weapons). This was mostly done to get rid of some old copyright-infringing stuff to make it easier to get JJ2+ onto GOG, but as a side benefit, you get more cool Jazzy stuff to play with. :) Though as usual, don't forget to check out Jazz 2 Online's downloads section for more cool Jazzy stuff than it's possible to imagine.

Jazz Jackrabbit 2 Plus v5.5 Release

Jazz Jackrabbit 2 Plus v5.5 Release

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For the first time, JJ2+ is now being distributed as an installer .exe instead of a bunch of random files that you need to figure out for yourself. The...

Jazz Jackrabbit 2 Plus v5.4 Release

Jazz Jackrabbit 2 Plus v5.4 Release

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Changes since the last ModDB release include support for multiple layers and tilesets, restored bird/rabbit animations, a larger chat character limit...

Jazz Jackrabbit 2 Plus v5.1 Release

Jazz Jackrabbit 2 Plus v5.1 Release

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For the first time, play Jazz Jackrabbit 2 at an 800x600 resolution! Besides that, mostly a patch release, fixing bugs related to chatting, scoring in...

Jazz Jackrabbit 2 Plus v5.0 Release

Jazz Jackrabbit 2 Plus v5.0 Release

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The world's premier 2D Arena Shooter returns with a massive slate of bug fixes and new features. New "mutators" serve as mini-mods that can be applied...

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June 1st 2017 Release

June 1st 2017 Release

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This is the latest version of JJ2+. For the first time, JJ2+ is now being distributed as an installer .exe instead of a bunch of random files that you...

December 7th 2016 Release

December 7th 2016 Release

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NOTE: This is an OUTDATED VERSION of JJ2+. Look elsewhere in this downloads section for the latest revision! Changes since the last ModDB release include...

August 24th 2015 Release

August 24th 2015 Release

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NOTE: This is an OUTDATED VERSION of JJ2+. Look elsewhere in this downloads section for the latest revision! As often happens after a major release, this...

April 6th 2015 Release

April 6th 2015 Release

Full Version 3 comments

NOTE: This is an OUTDATED VERSION of JJ2+. Look elsewhere in this downloads section for the latest revision! Treasure Hunt and Race multiplayer modes...

October 30th 2013 Release

October 30th 2013 Release

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NOTE: This is an OUTDATED VERSION of JJ2+. Look elsewhere in this downloads section for the latest revision! This release largely serves as an update...

October 19th 2013 Example Levels

October 19th 2013 Example Levels

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A lot of example levels for JJ2+, demonstrating how to use various new features. The suggested starting place is plusMenu.j2l, which serves as a hub for...

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I think it's a good time to bump it up, both JJ and JJ2 were released on GOG today.

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Mernom
Mernom

Game of my childhood... Sure brings back memories.
Anyone knows if there's a site where I can download the extended versions of the music from the game? Not a simple loop, but one the starts at the right moment to properly connect to the end of the track.

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My controls aren't working. Can someone please help? I can't do anything.

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Violet_CLM Creator
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Try deleting your .cfg files so that they can be restored to their defaults.

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Latest patch is giving me a "divide by zero" error whenever I complete a single player episode.

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Violet_CLM Creator
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This has since been fixed, thanks for the report. :)

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mr_nutt
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Shame it doesn't support Christmas Chronicles.

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