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by Commodore
Sat Feb 06, 2021 6:30 am
Forum: ZZT Projects
Topic: Making a toolkit
Replies: 2
Views: 1674

Re: Making a toolkit

But so much empty space! But also good.
by Commodore
Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:07 am
Forum: ZZT General
Topic: TSR-manipulated ZZT with extended support?
Replies: 4
Views: 1214

Re: TSR-manipulated ZZT with extended support?

It would be nice to have this running recorded in some way. What does it mean "implement scrolling"? Like between boards?
by Commodore
Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Goth Topic
Topic: There is a band named ZZT
Replies: 1
Views: 2434

Re: There is a band named ZZT

Fun fact, or not, from me being Commodore adjacent, but one half of that duo, Zombie Nation, was sued by David Whitaker for ripping off his tune from a C64 game. Kernkraft is probably the most popular song of ZNs career, getting regular play in sports stadiums. Slight bit of irony that the original ...
by Commodore
Fri Sep 11, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: ZZT Clones and Editors
Topic: so ...PLASTIC...
Replies: 3
Views: 1286

Re: so ...PLASTIC...

one minute you were doing a choose your own adventure with cats and the next its all fapping and overdosed hookers? lol, it was based on a story I wrote back when I thought I was the second coming of William S Burroughs and William Gibson. Cat game was originally going to be a spy game of some sort...
by Commodore
Tue Apr 14, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: ZZT General
Topic: T637 ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2734

Re: T637 ?

Yeah, repairs are in progress. PHP's original MySQL library finally transitioned from deprecated to removed, which means a bunch of site code needs to be updated. I hate the mobile view of newer phpbb Is it a functional or aesthetic issue? If it's the latter, I'm open to installing a theme or two. ...
by Commodore
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: ZZT General
Topic: T637 ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2734

Re: T637 ?

Sigh, I suppose it was necessary, but I hate the mobile view of newer phpbb
by Commodore
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: ZZT Clones and Editors
Topic: The Reconstruction of ZZT
Replies: 12
Views: 3480

Re: The Reconstruction of ZZT

Very cool. Did you do this entirely by hand from the disassembly? It was Turbo Pascal right? Can you only compile it with DOS, or is there a compiler that might get us a 64bit arch executable? Sorry I can't look at the zip, phone internet for me ATM.
by Commodore
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:24 am
Forum: ZZT General
Topic: Bad Apple!! ZZT
Replies: 4
Views: 2003

Re: Bad Apple!! ZZT

Wow! Interesting watching when the board transitions happen. Presentation is great too, could have been just the animation, but the movie screen effect is a nice touch. Seriously impressive coding.

I love it. Please put it in the uploads folder!
by Commodore
Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: ICANN sold .org control to private equity firm.
Replies: 3
Views: 2323

ICANN sold .org control to private equity firm.

Price protections for .org domain names are set to lapse. Safest bet according to some sources it best to max out on ten year registration before the price skyrockets. Maybe the near end for zzt.org (z2 edition)? https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/11/private-equity-firm-buys-org-domain-months-...
by Commodore
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: ZZT General
Topic: Autumn 2003 24 Hours of ZZT
Replies: 15
Views: 6670

Re: Autumn 2003 24 Hours of ZZT

Yes it does!

If anyone does something like this, no weekend contest for me I work then :( I know that probably puts me in the minority.
by Commodore
Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: ZZT Clones and Editors
Topic: Zeta - a different approach to modern-day ZZT
Replies: 42
Views: 14247

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

The way this is worked into Museum of ZZT is really impressive! Well done all!
by Commodore
Thu May 23, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: ZZT General
Topic: ZUltimate locked?
Replies: 9
Views: 4512

ZUltimate locked?

The link to the wiki now wants a user name/password? Did I miss something?
by Commodore
Sun May 19, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Goth Topic
Topic: hey dudes
Replies: 9
Views: 9092

Re: hey dudes

whoa
by Commodore
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: ZZT General
Topic: fantasy-style language in earliest ZZT games
Replies: 6
Views: 3948

Re: fantasy-style language in earliest ZZT games

A grue is a creature from Zork that lives in the dark. If you are in a dark room without a light you get the message: "It is dark. You might be eaten by a grue." There is a miniscule chance you will just die in a dark room basically. So as darkstar says, text adventures were probably an inspiration ...