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The NL - Volume 3 Issue 11 (The Christmas Issue)

Inside: MZX'ed, ZPlayer's Ads, NORMAL? PRoDuCTioNS Previews, The ZOP Stop, The Critic Corner

Authored By: Various
Published: Dec 31, 1996
Part of Series: NL
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ZZT-MZX Newsletter                Issue 11 (The Christmas Issue)

Head Of Staff:  E. CyberBRO

THE STAFF: DeadPhrog, Owcp, and STRIKESOFT

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        MZX'ed by Kev Vance - For the REAL NewsLetter!

Now a look at projects and my priorities:

 1> MegaHack - The  Ultimate ZZT /  MZX Utility  program! (50%)
 2> KevEdit  - My cool new editor for ZZT.  It completely
               eliminates  the  need  for  STK!  The main
               editor is done - all that's really left is
               the file format part :( (80%)
 3> Ka-PING! - My supercharged pong  clone with raytraced
               grafix;  2  players.  Maybe some  IPX  and
               modem support. (25%)
 4> ULTIMATE - The  Ultimate  Test is  a  ZZT game that's
               been in the works  for almost 3 years.  It
               revolves  around a wonky  story  of aliens
               who use the  earth formula "ice cream"  to
               increase their energy  and make  humankind
               their slaves.  Redoing grafix (90%)
 5> GalctZoo - Galactic Zoo is  a huge MegaZeux game.  It
               contains the  whole  galaxy  and  3  alien
               races  who  control  the  sectors of  this
               galaxy.  Fun stuff. (5%)
 6> BtlField - Battlefield  MultiPlayer  is  my  MegaZeux
               clone with modem,  null modem, and IPX Net
               capabilities.  It's  being  restarted  and
               retrofit with a hybrid version of KevEdit. (0%)
 7> ULPRO    - Oh yeah.  Almost  forgot  about UnLockPRO.
               The new version is 2025% faster! (80%)

In the first place I didn't quit IRC!  You just won't see me drop by as much
as I usually do.  Since I no longer have Spry, I can't stay on IRC all day
without racking up huge AOL bills.  Gotta wait till 20/u.

Yes I did join ZOP.  And I don't know what all you have against it.  It was
either ZOP, Helios, or SV.  I doubted that Helios would ever really live
again and had a feeling that Gregory wouldn't even waste his time with me.
All my products will be released under the name "Zed-Omega Productions with

.-=([*Object F*])=-.
In ZZT, I was making a list of object types for MegaHack and Kevedit.  I
realized that I missed object F.  So I used a hex editor to place it in a
board.  They are strange objects, sometimes appearing randomly in clouds of
throwstars.  They spin very slowly, hurt the player, and usually don't move.
When you place your cursor over it in the editor, it changes colours.  Anyone
have more info on this?

.-=([*The OTHER NL?*])=-.
Apparently there's another NL trying to be created by CopperX.  I tried to
knock some sense into the guy and tell him there already _was_ a NL and that
is was very shwanky as it was, but to no avail.  If you ever see CopperX,
pummel him for me.



**ZPlayer's Ads!**

This is it. The race of a lifetime. Only one man will win. Perhaps you'll be
standing tall with the gold. Perhaps it'll be your rival. Who knows? We'll
just have to see. Race Track - Coming soon from ZED-OMEGA Productions and
ZPlayer for ZZT.

Download the KINGS demo too! Look at what the critics say:

   Matt Williams-Author of ZZT Help,Coolness,and Warlord's Temple,
   "Looked at Kings Demo, and I am impressed.  Very nice title screen,
   nice story, and the towns' graphics are awesome!!!!"

   KevVance-Author of Unlock-Pro and Oh No No Again Another Star Wars Parody,
   "From what I did see, it looks very promising and the graphics are done nicely."

   ZZTurbo-Author of The Arena,Power 1&2,ZZTeam,Freakish Town,Lordship..etc,
   "Kings may be the next great ZZT game."

So check out Race Track coming soon with excellent   Graphics,Music,
Programming,and fun! Then get the KINGS demo to see a great game in the
making! All games,news,and demos of ZED-OMEGA Productions go to FTP site

Email comments to ZPLAYER@AOL.COM


Sorve: First Blood

I am making a really cool ZZT RPG. It is called Sorve: First Blood.
It is a revolutionary ZZT RPG because it will have a party with more than
just you. Also, it will not just have one RPG fight at the very end of the
game. It will have 4-7 (possibly more!) RPG fights in all. The game will
have three episodes. Each will have about two or three RPG fights in all.
Don't worry, though. You won't have to register anything. Well, here's the

A big bad dude named Sorve was once trapped. Since he was a powerful
mage, he could eventually build up enough power to break free. He did. He
took over the world, and started burning down villages. He burnt down yours.
Everyone in your village died except you. You had gone on a hunting trip

Well, that's enough of the plot. Hmmmm..... oh, yes. I've decided
to change from ZZT to MZX! I really can't think of anything else to say.
So, if anyone has any questions then e-mail me at .
Also, if you'd like to beta test, then e-mail me.

Article by THKirk:

  Merry Christmas from NORMAL? PRoDuCTioNS.  Who's Normal Productions you ask?
Why, I'll tell you.  We used to be White Tiger Productions, but then that name
was a little, shall we say, not so good.
  Anyway, here's a look at our MZX games that are currently in production:
  Empire:  Probably gonna take even longer than Sivion to finish.  Empire is a
very large, 4-part RPG.  We've got multiple characters, plenty of swords, 
bows, and magic, a full interactive storyline, and enough cinemas to blow your
mind!  All that and it's free too.  Yup you heard me right, free.  No regis-
tration price, no hassle.  Just play it and enjoy it, that is when I finnish
it :)
  Takeover:  Your space station has been attacked by unknown aliens.  You want
to get off the station.  The aliens have killed everyone but you.  They're
gonna die!  This game has over 5 cool weapons at your disposal to destroy the
alien threat.  This is a 3-part game, pert one is on the station, part two is
one Earth, and part three is on the aliens home planet.  Once again, this game
is free.
  Omega-D.  This was actulay my very first game.  Now before you start ranting
and raving about not releasing your first game let me say something:  This is
not the original version of Omega-D.  This is probably, oh... v5 of Omega-D.
I suppose you could call it a Metroid clone, it's kinda like that.  Running
around subteranian passages killing aliens, you know.
  Also, NORMAL? PRoDuCTioNS will have a web page in the near future (that
being sometime in January), I will let you all know when that is.  Release
dates for the products mentioned above are as follow:
  Empire Part I: Discovery - Sometime next year, probably spring
  Empire Part II: Alternations - Somtime next year
  Empire Part III: Expedition - Sometime next year
  Empire Part IV: Fallen Heros - See part III
  Takeover, all 3 parts - See Empire
  Omega-D, all of it - See Takover

  Again, have a merry Christmas and a happy new year

Tim Hamilton


                                The ZOP Stop

Hello! I'll use this time to introduce myself and my company. My name is
ZZTOmega and I'm the president of Zed-Omega Productions, or ZOP, as most
people call it. We are a ZZT/MZX company. We're not just that, we also do
advanced programming, like C/C++, ASM, and allthat other stuff. But I'm not
here to tell you about that, I'm here to talk about ZOP and it's realations
with ZZT and MegaZeux.

ZOP has been through a lot this past year, considering it was our first year.
We started out small, with two people, and we only started programming with
ZZT. After a while, we gained more members, and we started growing. And then
stuff happened. We went through good times, bad times, horrible times, and
fun times, and through all that, we survived and are one of the biggest
ZZT/MZX companies out there.

After a while, we moved into C/C++. A lot of members got into ZOP then, so we
split up into two divisions; the ZZT/MZX Division and the Advanced Division,
which did the advanced C/C++, ASM, etc. programming. This made it easier for
the programmers to focus on what the were doing, and not having to worry about
the other people.

Now that I'm done explaining where we came from, I'll tell you about our
games. We've only came out with ZZT games. Maybe some of you have played them.
I personally made "The Annihilator", and there were other great games such as
"Yoshi's Island Part Deux", "The Hackers Guide to ZZT", and "Twisted ZZT" and
"Twisted RPG", two char utilities much like Hyper ZZT, but better.

And last but not least, "ZZT Times #1", one of the best ZZT magazines out
there. All these can be found at ''. Download
them! (plug plug :) That's basicly it for our games already released.

Now for our games that will be released. There will be alot. Let's see, we
have a great ZZT game that will make it to the top, right next to Code Red,
"Stinky the Sock Munching Ocelot". Then there's two (great) games by ZPlayer;
"Race Track" and "Kings". Coming on Christmas are two games by Jmstuckman,
"Joe Moe" and "The ZOP Christmas Special". Get it ASAP because the Christmas
special will be gone in two weeks! A rare ZZT collectors item :)

Well, now that you know more about ZOP than you probably did, tell me what you
think! Please send all comments and questions about ZOP to Thank you for taking the time to read up on us.
And have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

                             President of
                             Zed-Omega Productions

PS: We did not make ZZT 2.

                             The Critic Corner
                             By E. CyberBRO
                             (All Demo Version)

NAME: Smiley Quest (Demo 1.0)
AUTHOR: Triterra 


        1. It is somewhat of an interactive story.
        2. Although not grapicaly enhanced it still seems nice to play.
        3. Searching and collecting orbs should be fun.


        1. As a demo, it only has one orb.
        2. Not much of a demo in here.
        3. The game doesn't tell you it's a demo till the very end so when
           you're involved with the story and interupted "Demo" screen comes

NAME: Quest of Durin (DEMO)
AUTHOR: Adam Parrish of Digital Myth Software
LOCATION: The Megazeux Stockpile
SIZE: 192K


        1. OUTSTANDING Graphics!
        2. Cool plot.
        3. Very interesting concept.
        4. The ability to chose from different classes.
        5. A Glimpse of how huge this game will be.
        6. Get's A+ if it lives up to promise.


        1. Author noted it was only 10% complete.
        2. As Author noted it does have a few bugs.
        3. Having to wait until this game is finished.
           :-)  (Which basicly means I can't wait!)
        4. Have faith in the author to possibly throw in animation to his
           character.  (But then again there are about 5 different ones to
           choose from.  Animated programming could get difficult.)
        5. It's a demo, whadjya expect!

NAME: Quest of Honor 2 (DEMO)
AUTHOR:  ??? Could Not Find ???
LOCATION: The Megazeux Stockpile
SIZE: 273K


        1. Has somewhat of a 3D look while you are in buildings and such.
        2. Good graphics.
        3. Another promising title.


        1. Another Demo.  (Hey, these are all I could find in such short
        2. The Author may get on my if he finds out that I didn't put his
           name in the Author category.
        3. For some reason I couldn't download part 1 because of problems of
           the location or something.  (I couldn't download the majority of
           the games that came from that specific web page)



Starting the month of January I will begin the process of elimination.  Which
means by the end of the month the people who want to stay on this mailing list
will stay, those that don't, goes.  And if people do not reply by January 31st
they will be ejected also.  This doesn't mean that they won't be able to come
back, they are welcome to come back anytime.

This does not apply to the people who just joined the Mailing List nor to
people who have kept in touch with me nor people who have been sending in

This is not a threat notice, I'm not forcing you to leave but it's the only
way I can make sure that some of you out there are still alive so to speak.
Until then, have a good Christmas!!


That's it for the NL this month.  Until next year. :-)

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