Hey, everyone. I just wanted to know if any of you are interested in a remastered and restored PC CD-ROM re-release of JumpStart Around the World where you can play with all the grade levels of Preschool with Pierre the Bear, Casey Cat, Eleanor Elephant and Kisha Koala with the Preschool Pennies, Kindergarten with Hopsalot and the Carrot Coins, 1st Grade with Frankie and the Frankie Francs, and 2nd Grade with CJ and Edison with the Marsh Money (I know the 2nd Grade version was used in the Field Trip Adventure disc in JumpStart Advanced 2nd Grade with all the games and trips) and all the travel locations of Rushin' to Russia, Can Ya Get to Kenya, Outbound to the Outback, Cha-Cha to China, Cool Down in Canada, Zip Over to Zimbabwe, Pack Up for Peru and Rock in Morocco and all the games of Boat Afloat, Back on Track, Blimp Bounce, Wings and Rings, Sub Swish!, Balloon Breezin', Scooter Scramble, Follow the Glider!, and the Travel Agency game (With each of the topics that were featured in each grade level which are colored shapes for Preschool and Kindergarten and different math problems for 1st and 2nd Grade) so that you can have a chance to remember the game and play in all the grade levels and do all the trips and games, I would be on board with you guys too. So what do you say? Shall we propose to the JumpStart company that JumpStart Around the World should be re-released with all the grade levels, trips and games?
What's on your mind?
Hey, fellow JumpStart lovers! Just recently, I was thinking of the JumpStart Characters (notably the ones from Preschool to 2nd Grade) and I figured "What if ABCMouse could make a new era version of this series with different animal characters but the same grades of Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st Grade and 2nd Grade called 'Brain Boost'?" I mean, for this ABCMouse spin-off idea, here's what I see for new ideas for characters: For the Preschool characters, to be a new version of Cecil the Mouse, I would create an owl called Tony, while the respective new versions of Pierre the Bear, Casey Cat, Eleanor Elephant and Kisha Koala would be a pig called Ludwig the Pig, a penguin called Percy Penguin, a kangaroo called Kimberly Kangaroo, and a mandrill called Mandy Mandrill. For Kindergarten, I would create a lion called Mr. Leopold. Then for 1st Grade, I would choose a brown-throated sloth called Bailey. As for 2nd Grade, the duo I have in mind would be a red panda called Spencer and a yellow canary called Lilian. They could also create versions of the Learning Games series games (there will be four main solos this time, because I felt like the Preschool Buddies in JumpStart didn't have their own solo game as the others did because I don't count their appearances in ABCs and Phonics so I thought of Money being their solo adventure in the Learning Games series) like [shall we say] Money for the Preschool characters Ludwig, Percy, Kimberly and Mandy, Poetry for Leopold, Outer Space for Bailey, and History for Spencer and Lilian. They would also do a version of Around the World (The complete version with all the travel locations and games and the Travel Agency game would have Shapes and Colors for Preschool where you look for a certain colored shape to finish the pattern, Letters and Numbers for Kindergarten where you finish either a letter or number pattern to find the missing letter or number, Math Problems for 1st Grade where you see an addition or subtraction problem and you find the answer, and Missing Vowels for 2nd Grade where you see a word with a missing vowel and you have to find that vowel) where the travel agent who would be like Brady Bear would be a panther called Patrick Panther. Well, everyone? What do you think? Is this a good way to make an ABCMouse version of Knowledge Adventure's JumpStart for a new era? I understand if you don't agree with my idea. I just want to see if ABCMouse can do an updated version of JumpStart with different characters and a new title: "Brain Boost".
Recently, I obtained a set of promotional images for Eleanor, Pierre, Casey and Kisha that depict their 'classic' designs from JumpStart Preschool (1995). These images were on a JumpStart Preschool (1995) disc, which I've scanned.
While the promotional images from the disc could be of better quality ideally, I believe they're well-suited to be infobox images because of two factors: each image shows the full body of the character in a facing front pose, and the images are on plain white background. Previously, the images obtained from screenshots of JumpStart Preschool (1995) have presented some issues, mainly that only the character's head is shown, or if the full body is shown, parts of the character are obscured, or the character is not facing forward, the background is hard to remove, e.t.c.
So I really want to use the set of promotional images from the disc as infobox images, for now, at least. If anyone has objections or concerns, I'd be happy to listen to them.
I probably should've made a formal announcement about this a long while ago, sorry this is so late - All wiki members can upload fanart to Discussion posts, since it won't be conflicting with the rest of the wiki. The images that are uploaded to Discussion posts don't appear in the image namespace. This means if you upload an image to a Discussion post, it won't appear under Special:Images. Only official artwork should be uploaded to the Special:Images namespace. If you want to upload fanart to a Discussion post, just keep basic image guidelines in mind (don't upload anything inappropriate, that kind of thing.)
Again, sorry this is a very late announcement, I just wanted to make sure anyone who wants to share fanart is aware of this option.
Earlier, when I wanted to add the icon to JumpStart Study Helpers Spelling Bee, I came across a problem, which was that, for whatever reason, the icon file was only 16x16 pixels, even though the program clearly had a normal, full-size icon. So I looked online and found this program that can extract icons of various sizes from icon files, programs, and more. Just sharing in case it comes in handy for someone else.
This is something else I'd like to incorporate into the wiki, potentially. I've noticed that with some wikis, articles for main characters have the information distributed across a few subpages. An example would be this article for Sonic the Hedgehog on the Sonic wiki:
Near the top of the page, there are a few tabs that say Main, History and App., Misc., and Gallery. The second tab lists all of the character's appearances in games, and the third tab lists the character's appearance in other media, like TV shows, comics, e.t.c.
I'm thinking it would be nice to do this with some of the larger character pages. All of the articles for main cast characters like Frankie, Hopsalot, Eleanor, e.t.c., contain a very long list of the character's appearances in games. After seeing how some other wikis, like the Sonic wiki, have subpages for listing that kind of information, I think this wiki would really benefit from that too. Though to be honest, I think this would really only be for characters with many appearances. If a character has only appeared in a few games, there doesn't need to be a subpage for that. But I think this would be a helpful addition for the characters with tons of appearances.
Ideally, I'd like to hear some feedback about this before I implement it. I know the forum can be pretty quiet sometimes, so I don't know if anyone will see this. But please let me know if this sounds like a good idea or not.
This is something I've been thinking about for a while. Basically, when looking through the files of some of the JumpStart games (typically by using a file extractor), it's possible to come across images or other content that doesn't appear in the game itself. It could be prototype content - early concept art for a certain location or character that changed by the time the game was released, or it could be something never even seen in the game at all, such as a location that was completely scrapped during development.
Previously I'd uploaded some unused content from JumpStart games to a site called The Cutting Room Floor, which is a wiki-type site that's entirely devoted to pre-release and unused content from all kinds of games. But now I think that this sort of content could go on this site too. I've noticed that some other wiki sites devoted to game series, such as the Mario wiki or Sonic wiki, have a fair amount of pre-release/unused content. I think we could do that here too, and I think the best way to go about it would be to have subpages for it. That way, when you go to a certain game's page, such as JumpStart 2nd Grade, you can choose to view unused content from that game by going to the subpage for it.
In some cases, there ends up being a ton of unused content for a game, and in other cases, there may be only one or two images. For the games with lots of content, it makes the most sense to have subpages. It doesn't make quite as much sense to have a whole subpage if a game only has one or two unused things, but even in that case, I think it's kind of preferable if the unused content has it's own "space" that isn't on the main article page for a game. So, even if a few of these subpages end up being kind of stubby, I think there would be an acceptable reason for it, in this case.
Anyways, I would be very interested to know other people's opinions on the matter. If anyone has suggestions for how to better incorporate this content, or if anyone thinks that we shouldn't incorporate this content into the wiki, I'd appreciate hearing your thoughts.
I just made an account on here so I could find other jumpstart fans. I've basically been looking for other jumpstart fans everywhere for MONTHS and I've found like, maybe 10 people. I draw a lot of jumpstart fan art and have a whole backstory for my Jumpee! i'm posting this with some of my fan art because I think it's pretty cool! also sorry if this isn't the right way for me to post this kind of stuff, like I said before, this is my first time ever posting on a wikia forum.
Oh yeah and I may or may not have been the reason the virtual world games were taken off the downloads tab on the jumpstart website. I was emailing the support team about those games because I didn't know anywhere else I could go to ask, and it was basically back and forth emails of me asking the same 4-5 questions and them saying they can't give me the answers. then a few days later I was talking to a friend about downloading the old CD rom games and when they tried it, the games weren't there anymore. so yeah, sorry if that really was my fault.
Anyways here's a bit of my jumpstart art! my favorite characters are Kisha (Tiger version) and Stanley from virtual world 2nd grade: the quest from the color meister.
Hey guys! Just thought I would share that I have a Discord Server for Jumpstart Stuff! feel free to join! I've been trying to collect people to join it for a few months now and it's really hard to find people who still like jumpstart these days, but this is a whole wiki dedicated to it so I hope some of you guys join! also ignore the icon I couldn't think of anything else and it's just been like that for months. https://discord.gg/ngsANGq
I recently went to revisit the amazing World Of Jumpstart a couple years later and had noticed the game was no one online as Flash but now Download able?
I quickly discovered that their multiplayer servers for the game were shutdown by some tests.. As much as I wanted to believe that the game was not discontinued I did alot of research my self and could not find any information about this.
After a couple weeks of deep research I remembered that JumpStart has their own Support Number & Email, I decided to email them asking about the game and I sadly got confirmation that is was Discontinued, you can look at the image for proof of the email.
*I thought I was post this just in case many were wondering when researching*
Its sad to see the World Of Jumpstart go, it was quite old and the older it got the closer it got to being discontinued..
TL;DR: The World of JumpStart is officially DISCONTINUED as confirmed by their support after finding no confirmation anywhere online..
I have a curiosity about this old game that I retrieved and played till the end (?).
I mean, I finished all the missions in both eras, finished all the learning games and also filled up the Sea Lab. At that point I was expecting a clip, a text saying that the game is ended, but nothing appeared.
Someone that knows the game can tell me if it is an endless game or I am missing something?
I installed Preschool Deluxe (disc 1 only) on my internal drive, and said drive is now down. I already knew that the disc check is bound to the drive installed from (by having checked in advance whether it would run from my external drive instead), but the thing is that even after uninstalling the game and then repeating the installation from said external drive, it STILL checks against the broken internal drive, like the uninstaller keeps that setting intact! Am I just gonna have to buy a new internal drive!?
A file in a Preschool (2001 revision) installation, presumably located on the path "C:\Program Files (x86)\Knowledge Adventure\JSPS2001\JMAIL\JMMsgps.ini", contains a pool of 20 messages; upon completing 8 passport stamps, one is chosen at random to be "received" by the J*Mail client. Of interest to this post, however, is message #2, which reads as follows ("\n" seems to be how J*Mail encodes line-breaks):
message=Hello, my special friend:\nWe've taken some great trips, haven't we? And you have 8 stamps - one from every place we've visited. Which one was your favorite? When you get more stars, we can go on the train again. Where do you want to go next? Wherever we go, we're sure to find something exciting.\nYour friend,\nKisha
Notice the mention of stars rather than train tickets; it's the only time, at least on a spot check, that I saw this mistake. I thought that was interesting enough to share!
I recently bought a membership through Jumpstart so I could play the 3D Virtual World games, but whenever I try to boot them up after logging in, it says that my membership has expired. I've heard others say that they' re no longer providing help/support for this game, and I was curious as if there's any truth to that? I'd love to find a way to play these games. :(
What happens when I try to boot the game - imgur.com/NHAmxw5
I am almost 100% sure this game is from knowledge adventure. I played it as a kid, and I don’t remember much about it except it came in a big package of games and stuff from them. It had a post stereotypical British wolf character, with a monocle I believe, and sipping tea. I think there might have been an owl also, but I’m a little more fuzzy on that. Any help identifying this would be greatly appreciated!
What if there was JumpStart Loud House, tell me your ideas and the quit screen ideas.
Previously I've uploaded a lot of .ogg audio files to the wiki for songs and voice samples mostly. At first, this seemed to work out fine, but I've noticed some of the audio files seemed to have stopped working - for me, at least. I wanted to check if anyone else is having the same problem?
Normally a .ogg file should show a bar with a play button - it seems that the one on the main page works fine for now. But these audio files (and some others) seem to not be working. And I've tried reuploading the files, but that didn't seem to fix anything.
Depending on whether or not anyone else is having the same problem (could just be me, but seems unlikely), I will probably try to look into some kind of alternative for how we could host audio on the wiki.
I'm trying out something new for this wiki that I've seen on other wikis, which is a set of navigation tabs for articles with subpages. The navigation tabs are a series of tabs at the top of an article that let you easily see an article's subpages and go to them.
So far, I've only added them to a few pages, and I wanted to make a formal post about them before adding them to a lot more pages. The articles for JumpStart Adventures 4th Grade: Haunted Island and JumpStart Preschool (1999) currently have the tabber code across all of their subpages, so they're the best for previewing how it would work on other articles.
Feel free to leave comments and suggestions! My hope is that this would be a practical addition to the article pages, but I want to hear what other people think of them first.
Looking at what JumpStart is doing now with this JumpStart Academy thing as well as what their social media is focusing on, it looks like they're focusing more on the educational value of their games again, as well as reintroducing some old characters such as Casey Cat and Dee Dee Duck. I think this seems like a promising sign that JumpStart is trying to focus on what initially made them great. Of course, time will tell what actually comes of all this. Any thoughts?