ZZT Cheats

By: Dr. Dos
Date: March 6, 2016

Stuck in a ZZT world? Trying to debug a game you're working on? ZZT has various built in cheats which may be able to help you out.

To open the cheat prompt, type a question mark. An area to enter text will appear in the sidebar, where any of these cheats may be entered. (They are not case-sensitive.)

ZZT Cheats

AMMO - Gives 5 ammo.
TORCHES - Gives the player 3 torches.
GEMS - Gives the player 5 gems.
KEYS - Gives the player all 7 colored keys.
HEALTH - Gives the player 50 health.
DARK - Makes the room dark.
-DARK - Removes darkness. This also clears a flag named "dark".
TIME - Gives the player 29 more seconds of time on boards with a time limit.
ZAP - Replaces the tiles directly north, south, east, and west of the player with empties.
+DEBUG - Activates debug mode, causing the world to be left in its current state when starting a new game. This also sets a flag named "debug"
+FLAG - Sets a flag. (ie +rope is equivalent to #set rope)
-FLAG - Clears a flag. (ie -rope is equivalent to #clear rope)

Super ZZT Cheats

All of ZZT's cheats work in Super ZZT (excluding those related to torches/time/darkness as these do not exist in Super ZZT).

+ZTEXT - Sets the custom counter to the text value. (ie +ZSTONES will make the HUD display a custom counter called STONES)
Z - Increases the value of the custom counter by one.

Keep in mind that some worlds will try to detect cheating and may end your game.

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