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by Appetite4
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: ZZT Clones and Editors
Topic: ZZT Ultra
Replies: 268
Views: 80455

ZZT Sound Plus: Now a new "Iconic" version!

I just posted ZZT Sound Plus version 1.3 to my website. Check it out here: http://www.chriskallen.com/zzt/index.html This version substantially improves over the others. It has more hot keys, remembers previous settings from files you had modeled previously, and has an overall better disposition tow...
by Appetite4
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: ZZT Clones and Editors
Topic: ZZT Ultra
Replies: 268
Views: 80455

Re: ZZT Ultra

Happy Holidays, everyone! I've built a new full cover tune from ZZT Sound Plus. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=in7tEgA1mMg This one is of Vital Tide from Axiom Verge . I've always been a huge Metroidvania game fan, so I thought that the moody song deserved some chiptune love. ZZT Sound Plus convert...
by Appetite4
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: ZZT General
Topic: ZUltimate locked?
Replies: 9
Views: 1643

Re: ZUltimate locked?

Been wondering for some time how some of this content would stand the test of time. Given enough time, people grow up. Okay, sometimes they do. Since its inception, the internet has also been growing up. With so many actors doing so many disparate things, with a zillion different agendas, it wasn't ...
by Appetite4
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: ZZT Clones and Editors
Topic: Zeta - a different approach to modern-day ZZT
Replies: 42
Views: 5996

Re: Zeta

Pretty neat! It's nearly one-to-one with the DosBox emulator through archive.org. Something that I'd recommend for config purposes (maybe this is something Museum of ZZT needs to control?): Keyboard typematic rate and delay. I prefer to keep the delay minimized. If it's too long, you're too "slow" t...
by Appetite4
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: ZZT Clones and Editors
Topic: ZZT Ultra
Replies: 268
Views: 80455

Re: ZZT Ultra

Forgot to post Part 3 of the video series. I was very sick last week and not very motivated to do online stuff. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgxDTh0Y2GQ This demonstration is very important because it uses a new feature called the "chord gauge." It allows you to separate the diamonds from the rou...
by Appetite4
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: ZZT Clones and Editors
Topic: ZZT Ultra
Replies: 268
Views: 80455

Video series: Part 2 of ZZT Sound Plus!

Did anyone get Part 1? Here's Part 2! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrQiPXt7RLI Probably 2 or 3 more instructional videos remain to be recorded and edited. There's a lot to cover with this application. Musicians should pay special attention--the ability to find a song's tempo within a matter of mi...
by Appetite4
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: ZZT Clones and Editors
Topic: ZZT Ultra
Replies: 268
Views: 80455

How to do it: ZZT Sound Plus!

A first for me: an instructional video of ZZT Sound Plus with a voice-over: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvlsIc1Axm0 Something this sophisticated really needs video help, not just text documentation. Unless you don't like the sound of my voice... Also, the tool has been updated; we're now at vers...
by Appetite4
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: ZZT Clones and Editors
Topic: ZZT Ultra
Replies: 268
Views: 80455

R-Type?

Somebody order a video game music cover in the Hall of Music? R-Type Title Theme Notes about this cover: Song has a tempo of exactly 125.253 Quarter Notes Per Minute. Song starts in F minor, and changes to G minor at measure 60. I needed to go all the way to 64th-note resolution on this one; the son...
by Appetite4
Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: ZZT Clones and Editors
Topic: ZZT Ultra
Replies: 268
Views: 80455

Hall of Music has an upgrade!

Hi All, Merry Christmas! I've dragged my butt doing this, but I finally managed to swap out the Flash version of the Hall of Music with an HTML5 version. This one should play on all browsers now without problems! Except IE. Of course, no one should use IE. Not even Microsoft employees. I decided to ...
by Appetite4
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: ZZT Clones and Editors
Topic: ZZT Ultra
Replies: 268
Views: 80455

State of Affairs: ZZT Ultra, ZZT Sound Plus

Hello All, Chris speaking. Two hard disk crashes later, I am finally back in business. I haven't lost any of the ZZT Ultra code base (or indeed, much of anything), but my work on various ZZT-related projects has been delayed. The thing is, events in my life and career lately have been...exhausting. ...
by Appetite4
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: ZZT Projects
Topic: Ellypses' Cluster F-'uv Gaymz
Replies: 3
Views: 1799

Re: Ellypses' Cluster F-'uv Gaymz

Jur, life always gets in the way of making a game. My own productivity in terms of games I created started at a titanic rate and was reduced to a trickle as my professional career displaced the creative energy I would have otherwise used. I say, no big deal. There still exist ZX Spectrum, Atari, and...
by Appetite4
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: ZZT General
Topic: GhoZZTown
Replies: 4
Views: 1639

Re: GhoZZTown

Oh, your post is definitely read by those dedicated enough to check. Like you, I started with BASIC first, ZZT second. Mind you, not the best languages if you really want to do damage. But accessible, no doubt. We all appreciate old-school enthusiasts who keep in touch. If there is any reason why pe...
by Appetite4
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: ZZT Clones and Editors
Topic: ZZT Ultra
Replies: 268
Views: 80455

ZZT Sound Plus version 1.0 released!

The wait is finally over. Now you can peel back the oppressive .WAV file layer on any song ever recorded, and find out what truly makes it tick! Check out the update page here: http://chriskallen.com/zzt/index.html Download the application directly here: http://chriskallen.com/zzt/ZZTSoundPlus.zip Y...
by Appetite4
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: ZZT Clones and Editors
Topic: ZZT Ultra
Replies: 268
Views: 80455

ZZT Sound Plus nearly finished!

The ZZT Sound Plus tool is nearing completion. The one challenge I have left is the highly subjective art of figuring out the ideal way to chain together adjacent 8th, 16th, 32nd, and 64th notes in a measure in generated sheet music. It's become clear that this invention will have implications that ...
by Appetite4
Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: ZZT Clones and Editors
Topic: ZZT Ultra
Replies: 268
Views: 80455

Long-overdue status update

Hmm...I figured the day was going to come where it becomes increasingly harder to require Flash in a browser. You can install it or activate it on any browser you want, but it's no longer as automatic as it used to be. Very much a manual thing, anymore. I guess this means HTML 5 is more or less the ...