Just what is Just Another Day?
Just Another Day is a series of funny and silly little adventures for FreeSpace 2 Open that I hope you'll enjoy.
The makeup of JAD is a little convoluted, so bear with me.
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There's 2 main series of JAD. The completed original trilogy and the in progress JAD2.2 trilogy.
The original trilogy, Just Another Day, Just Another Day 2, and Just Another Day 3, star the Hero Of The Universe Alpha 1 as he saves the universe from a cranky and evil god manifested from the game's mission editor, FRED. Sounds like a weird premise? Don't worry, it only gets weirder from there. It's like FreeSpace meets Monty Python or FreeSpace meets Spaceballs. They are some of my first campaigns, but I think they've held up pretty well.
The new trilogy, Just Another Day 2.21, 2.22 and 2.23 just goes off the rails and never stops. First off, everything suddenly becomes heavily
inspired by anime, with an emphasis on Neon Genesis Evangelion, though just about anything and everything gets homaged and referenced.
After vanquishing FRED for a second time in JAD2, aforementioned Hero Of The Universe Alpha 1 himself disappears. Now without any heroes or gods to contain this crazy universe, FRED's demigod slaves, the Beta Testers, want FRED's power for themselves. All that stands before them are a bunch of overconfident teenagers with massively overpowered spaceships.
You've got Holley, the loud-mouthed smart aleck; Delta 1, the pilot extraordinaire with a glass ego; and Epsilon 1, the... some guy. Those three somehow find a way to stop bickering with each other long enough to save the universe.
All rules are thrown out the window, and we're having a blast doing it. A radically transformed mission structure lets you enjoy a beautifully illustrated visual-novel type story to set up the insane and bizarre space sim gameplay. You'll hardly believe some of the things you'll be asked to do! From defeating a multitude of bosses with specific weak points, to buying 10,000 credits worth of tacos, to going on dates with suddenly appearing girls, to eventually exposing conspiracies and finding true power of friendship, determination, and love.
And you will bake cakes.
Even if you're not a fan of anime, I still think you would have fun with JAD2.2. It's just the sort of thing to brighten anyone's day. You don't need to have watched a bunch of anime to get the jokes (but it certainly helps).
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Just Another Day 1 + 2 + 3: Special Edition, Rereleased together September 18, 2010
Just Another Day 2.21: Released September 23, 2011, Last Updated January 21, 2017
Just Another Day 2.21 Original Very Awesome Mission Pack: Released March 31, 2012, now part of the main 2.21 release
Just Another Day 2.2 Xtreme Arcade: Released December 31, 2013, now part of the main 2.21 release
Just Another Day 2.22: Released February 22, 2017
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Check out this directory,
you're on your own if you mess things up though!
What order should I play Just Another Day in?
You've got a few options.
There's playing it by the release dates:
JAD1 -> JAD2 -> JAD3 -> JAD2.21 -> JAD2.22 -> JAD2.23 (not out yet)
But if you are enamored by the high quality work recently showcased here, you could just play JAD2.2 alone. There's not a lot of overlap between the two series, you can probably fill in the missing "plot" yourself.
JAD2.21 -> JAD2.22 -> JAD2.23 (not out yet)
If you're really in it for the long haul, you could play it chronologically:
JAD1 -> JAD2 -> JAD2.21 -> JAD2.22 -> JAD2.23 (not out yet) -> JAD3
But of course, 1 of those episodes aren't out yet...
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Just Another Day 2.2: Xtreme Arcade is add-on that's just for quick arcade like battles.
Just Another Day 2.2: Original Very Awesome Mission/Preview packs are tiny in-between releases to keep the populace happy. They eventually get integrated into the main releases, so don't worry if they suddenly vanish.
If you play JAD in one long sitting, the game may... crash. So if headanis stop loading or errors pop up about fileExists or missing masks, don't panic. Just restart the game. Or just take plenty of breaks! (You should be able to do a full in-game episode arc without any problems)
Special Mega ShoutoutsMy Main MenSpoon
- For all that unpaid testing, feedback, and amazing character art that puts paid games to shameNiffiwan
- For all the coding and features that let my wild and crazy ideas take shapeMy BP BrosGeneral Battuta
- For being a really cool inspirational guy with amazing stories, both fake and trueDarius
- For having a rad philosophy for everythingMy Other Bruhs
Redsniper - For having the second best taste in anime
Hades - For watching all 500 episodes of Naruto in 1 day P.S. Anime is my favorite Star Citizen
DahBlount - For being an ubernerd
Mjn.Mixael - For all those free graphics, even the ones you still owe me
All SCP Coders - For all the great new featuresOther Community Assets by
Aesaar, Aldo, Ancient Shivan War Team, Axem
bobbtman, BlackWolf, BrotherByron, c914
Col. Fishguts, Dark, DahBlount, Ironclad Games, Kingdom Hearts
Luis Dias, Machina Terra Team, Mikhael, MjnMixael, Nico/Venom
peterv, Raa, Rga_Noris, StratComm, Raven2001
Vasudan Admiral, Volition, WeatherOp, Zacam
Various material used without permission from...
Neon Genesis Evangelion / Rebuild of Evangelion (Trademarked Color Schemes + Headanis + Music + Sounds)
His and Her Circumstances (Music)
Legend of Galactic Heroes (Headanis + Sounds)
Nodame Cantabile (Music)
Cromartie High School (Headanis)
Azumanga Daioh (Headanis)
Battlestar Galactica (Headanis)
Counterfeit Stay Night (Headanis)
Crest of the Stars (Music)
Dark Souls (Sounds)
Dragonball Z (Headanis)
Earthbound (Music + Sounds)
Hard Gay (fuuuuuuu)
Pani Poni Dash (Music + Sounds)
Sins of a Solar Empire (Skybox)
Sora no woto (Music)
Spongebob Squarepants (Headanis)
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagaan (Music)
The Internet (For too much)
The Sims 3 (Backgrounds)
Touhou (Music + Idiots)
Village People (Music)
Welcome to the NHK (Headanis)
Wings of Dawn (Headanis + Weapons)
Probably a lot more