Finally, the moment we've all been waiting for has arrived. It's the 69th publication pack, which got postponed quite a bit for the sake of giving folks an opportunity to be a part of this historic moment... and then further delay it once I realized it was nearly 4/20 which makes it even more historic. Folks weren't really planning on creating anything just so it could be published now. But I had to provide the opportunity, and the ZZT community definitely pulled through.
The end result is that this entire set of published files sans one is brand new. Mostly because of April Fool's Day.
Hopefully this update will be sufficiently nice. If not, well, I've already got the next one written up to empty this queue sooner rather than later. Multiple pages of uploads are supposed to be a thing of the past!
“Weave 3.0i” by WiL (2023)
This is the complete Weave 3 suite, with the following tools and utilities included: The Weave 3 executable, the WEAVEDMO demo world, and the WEBWEAVE and WEBZZT32 drag-and-drop tools. The LOOMzzt editor is provided separately.
The latest version of Weave, with a big new feature: Custom text in 128 colors. Free yourself from the shackles of wasting stats using codeless-objects as literal art pieces.
“LOOMzzt 1.1.3 (MS-DOS)” by Kev Vance, WiL (2023)
Hacked KevEdit designed for editing Weave 3 files. Produces files matching the traditional ZZT format. Installer for MS-DOS.
A fork of the ZZT editor KevEdit with Weaving in mind. Proper syntax highlighting, custom text display, and support for the various bumped numbers Weave offers compared to ZZT.
“LOOMzzt 1.1.3 (Windows)” by Kev Vance, WiL (2023)
Hacked KevEdit designed for editing Weave 3 files. Produces files matching the traditional ZZT format. Installer for Windows.
Also available for Windows!
“Atop the Witch's Tower WS (v1.1)” by asie, John Thyer (2023)
Another new console port of ZZT gets Atop The Witch's Tower as its test release. Now available on WonderSwan! Sacrifice your very first princess- on the go!
“Samuella Arangoe Captured!!” by Agent Orange (2023)
For April 1st. Explicit content??? Maybe...
“Samantha Arantes Speaks Out Against the Recent Impropriety” by Samantha Arantes (2023)
An apology for the previous world.
“blue door puzzle” by Zephyr (2023)
A single board puzzle that is not an April Fool's Day trick (citation needed), but is definitely tricky.
The biggest yellow bordered room I've ever been in. You know, I always wondered how long until somebody would make the title screen a replicate of the Museum's no preview available image.
“Mario ZZT” by Bill (2000)
Move over Mario. It's ASCII and ANSI's time to take a crack at rescuing Princess ZZT from what looks to be a smiley construction worker, in this graphical romhack of SMB1.
“The X-Files Reopened Demo” by BigtimeDudeProductions (2023)
Who else would be the one to push the upload queue to a second page but BigTimeDude? Mulder and Scully are (going to be) on quite a number of cases, and vaping is acknowledged.
“Oh no! Computer generated Puzzles!” by kristomu (2023)
Kristomu brings us what we've all been clamoring for: more slider puzzles. Using revolutionary technology, a computer has generated every last one included here and will never stop generating more.
“The Tomb of Darius Vöd” by VRose, WiL (2023)
You are Darius Vöd (rhymes with rude), an ambitious and hardworking servant of It, a giant green slime that dominated the people of Earth for countless eons. [...] Darius must brave obscure horrors and find a way through the strange wastes.
I will be streaming this one on Friday.