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Nov. 6, 2022

2022 Holiday Logo Contest - Brian @ 10:26 PM
I'm running the Holiday Logo Contest again this year! Please read more about it here: 2022 Holiday Logo Contest. If you're looking for inspiration, please check out all the previous submissions here: H o l i d a y Logo Contest

Thank you!

Nov. 11, 2022

Privacy-respecting Counter Added to Massassi - Brian @ 11:29 AM
In order to find out how many people still use the site, I have added a privacy-respecting counter script to Massassi. There is no visible change. If you object to being counted, you can set your browsers "Do Not Track" option or simply use an ad blocker and this script will be blocked by default. If you choose to disable ad blocking on Massassi I would appreciate it. Please note that I run no advertising and no external scripts/connections except this new counter script.

The counter is open source and you can read about it here: This is just added to the main massassi site, not any hosted sites and not the forums (although I may add one to the forums later -- just to confirm that virtually nobody uses them anymore).

There is also now a link to the new Privacy Policy at the bottom of every page.

Update: Apologies, setting "Do Not Track" in your browser doesn't prevent counting. Please use an ad or content blocker if you don't want to be counted. Sorry for my confusion!

Nov. 19, 2022

OpenJKDF2 - Awesome - Brian @ 12:56 AM
In case you haven't heard of it, OpenJKDF2 is "a function-by-function reimplementation of DF2 in C, with 64-bit ports to MacOS and Linux." It's been mostly written by Shiny and has some pretty nice improvements over vanilla JK on modern systems. Forum member Ni originally posted it on the forums back in November 2021. I was finally able to try it out and it is amazing!

I installed it on my Ubuntu 20.04 Linux installation via the flathub link posted in the forum thread. Once I copied over my JK installation's required GOB files it started right up and ran great! No need to install and configure wine which can be a pain.

In addition, the github page mentions that the demo is playable online (uses webassembly):

I was able to play the demo directly in Firefox! Give it a try if you have already!

Nov. 22, 2022

Experimental News Feed Added - Brian @ 7:55 PM
I've added an experimental news feed to Massassi. You can plug this url into a Feed Reader that understands RSS/Atom (in this case, Atom) and you should be notified when something gets posted here (rather than having to check the site every day). News Feed URL:

Note: this url won't load properly in a browser, it needs to be copied into a news reader such as The Old Reader or Feedly. Let me know if you have any problems!