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by Dr. Dos
Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: ICANN sold .org control to private equity firm.
Replies: 3
Views: 623

Re: ICANN sold .org control to private equity firm.

See! One time Quantum seemed displeased when he learned I wasn't even 100% sure he was the one paying for the site. It got brought up earlier today in the Worlds of ZZT discord server and Quantum P. is there and definitely aware. Lord knows it wouldn't be the first time z2's url changed. It's been w...
by Dr. Dos
Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: ZZT General
Topic: Autumn 2003 24 Hours of ZZT
Replies: 13
Views: 3073

Re: Autumn 2003 24 Hours of ZZT

Congrats and welcome back! In 2020 I want to try and create more resources to help people new to ZZT make games with it. I plan to at least so some sort of game jam on Itch. If you actually want to host something yourself I'd be glad to promote it on the @worldsofzzt twitter and Museum! If hosting s...
by Dr. Dos
Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: ZZT General
Topic: is the opening screen (K, C) run-length encoded
Replies: 2
Views: 580

Re: is the opening screen (K, C) run-length encoded

It's not! It looks like it's just stored pretty much as is. Somewhere in the utilities (here and on the museum site) there should be something to decompress ZZT's executable UNLZEXE or something. If you ever want to modify ZZT, for most things you have to decompress it first. You can find it quite e...
by Dr. Dos
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: ZZT Clones and Editors
Topic: Zeta - a different approach to modern-day ZZT
Replies: 42
Views: 5298

Re: Zeta - a different approach to modern-day ZZT

For now you should be able to launch a specific world from the commandline with "zeta blahblah.szt"
by Dr. Dos
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: ZZT General
Topic: are the empties in ZZT char 32, rather than being char 0?
Replies: 4
Views: 521

Re: are the empties in ZZT char 32, rather than being char 0

KevEdit definitely does. ZZT's drawing routine always forces them to appear as black on black, but you can #put a gem on an empty without specifying a color and it will take the empty's color. I know the KE hosted on z2 is really old (but even that should have no problem). https://github.com/cknave/...
by Dr. Dos
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: ZZT General
Topic: re: run zzt without having to type 'kc' all the time
Replies: 5
Views: 491

Re: re: run zzt without having to type 'kc' all the time

Somebody in the Worlds of ZZT Discord made a hacked up executable and I remember: 1) I downloaded it immediately because I realized how useful it was 2) I have no fucking idea what I did with it, or who made it or where to find it again either in Discord logs or my own computer! So oops.
by Dr. Dos
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: ZZT General
Topic: 1999 IF24AHoZZT entries lost?
Replies: 2
Views: 445

Re: 1999 IF24AHoZZT entries lost?

Even the 2000 ones were a lucky find. I was hoping I'd find them on an old computer but they are currently lost to time.
by Dr. Dos
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: ZZT General
Topic: ZUltimate locked?
Replies: 9
Views: 1346

Re: ZUltimate locked?

Hello I haven't visited here in a bit. I was contacted by somebody well known to both this and the MZX communities discussing the site being used by uh, less scrupulous people with the intent of digging up old names and photos of trans MZXers and other embarrassing material about things people did a...
by Dr. Dos
Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: ZZT General
Topic: Creating pushers
Replies: 2
Views: 636

Re: Creating pushers

Nope. However depending on what exactly you need the pusher to do, it may possible to do it with statted empties/fakes This requires the path the pusher should take to be drawn out in reverse stat order: http://i.pokyfriends.com/twit-pusher.mp4 I'm not... actually sure why the stat order matters? To...
by Dr. Dos
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: ZZT General
Topic: fantasy-style language in earliest ZZT games
Replies: 6
Views: 1396

Re: fantasy-style language in earliest ZZT games

In the earliest days of ZZT, the audience skewed older and more technical, since getting ZZT meant using BBSes more than anything else. In the early 90s RPGs weren't as big of a genre as they are today, and so those who were into them were going to find them more on computers with things like the Ul...
by Dr. Dos
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: ZZT General
Topic: Welcome to 2019, another year of disappointment
Replies: 3
Views: 1317

Re: Welcome to 2019, another year of disappointment

2018 had a double digit number of ZZT releases which hadn't happened since 2012 thanks to the Glorious Trainwrecks event to make a ZZT world
by Dr. Dos
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: ZZT Clones and Editors
Topic: Tyger
Replies: 292
Views: 91119

Re: Tyger

In what way! Tyger was a lot of fun to work on, and taught me a lot about ZZT, how to program, and how very much not to program. Once in awhile I still find myself referencing its source code for things. The Museum's file viewer had the luxury of not having to once again write a dictionary of which ...
by Dr. Dos
Thu May 31, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: ZZT General
Topic: Autumn 2003 24 Hours of ZZT
Replies: 13
Views: 3073

Re: Autumn 2003 24 Hours of ZZT

https://museumofzzt.com/article/300/jud ... urs-of-zzt

Somebody find eRN56 and tell them they have to host the next contest.
by Dr. Dos
Wed May 02, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: ZZT General
Topic: Autumn 2003 24 Hours of ZZT
Replies: 13
Views: 3073

Autumn 2003 24 Hours of ZZT

The last 24 Hours of ZZT contest never got any results! I'm running an event through May for people to play through those games, and submit scoring so we can declare a winner 15 years after the contest ended. https://twitter.com/worldsofzzt/status/991715720202371073 I doubt I need to explain the con...
by Dr. Dos
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: ZZT General
Topic: Latest Archive Uploads
Replies: 16
Views: 8956

Re: Latest Archive Uploads

I cannot praise Ana enough. It's so well done. Just be sure to download the soundtrack if you get it from z2!

https://museumofzzt.com/article/276/featured-game-ana