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Re: [Something] Anyone here remember ZZT?

  • FromRoss Andrews <lists@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • DateWed, 20 Feb 2008 16:36:51 -0600
Yes! ZZT was one of the first things I wrote code for, way back in middle school. In fact, a few months ago I went back and replayed the old original ZZT maps. It runs perfectly fine in DOSBox.

As far as alternatives, maybe Megazeux? It was written as a successor to ZZT, and is now open-source and (theoretically) cross-platform.

On Feb 20, 2008, at 3:18 PM, Nick Lamicela wrote:

Remember ZZT? I know it's not looney related, but it's been dying out lately and I wanted to see how many people even knew it existed. I enjoy ZZT for the same reason I enjoy many Looney games: It's about doing cool stuff with simple tools.

For those who don't know, it's this old dos game that's all in ascii, and you can go around and pick up keys and fight monsters and all that stuff. Like nethack, but with a level editor. Yes, a built- in, fully functional level editor. There's a whole community about writing new levels and doing cool stuff with ZZT... which brings me to the reason for this post. Has anyone here heard of ZZT before, or know a better alternative?

~nupanick (or other appropriate name)

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