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
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:
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.
No sound by now.
If you can help with it please email me.
Amiga port by Artur Jarosik