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Software Library: ZZT

Tim Sweeney

ZZT is an ANSI character-based video game, created in 1991 by Tim Sweeney of Potomac Computer Systems which became Epic MegaGames in 1992. It remains a popular MS-DOS game creation system. ZZT itself is not an acronym for anything; its title was chosen so it would always appear at the bottom of newsgroup listings. It was later jokingly mentioned by Sweeney as being short for Zoo of Zero Tolerance, which has mistakenly become a popular belief.



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Software Library: ZZT
by #ZZTQUEST
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
by #cactusware
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: marshall.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Comedy, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
by #cactusware
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: supermeh.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Trippy
Software Library: ZZT
by #cactusware
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: quagster.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Action
Software Library: ZZT
by #cactusware
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: omglol.txt
Topic: ZZT games
Software Library: ZZT
by (Com)Buster
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: PLANET.TXT
Topics: ZZT games, Puzzle, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
by @lpha
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: TMQUEST1.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
by @lpha
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: TMQUEST1.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
by A$$A$$IN
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World created using the ZZT engine. Please note that emulation via DOSBox frequently suffers from slow performance, laggy input, and audio issues, especially on more demanding ZZT worlds. An alternate emulator for ZZT such as Zeta or a modern source port like ClassicZoo may provide a better experience.
Topics: ZZT, Help
Software Library: ZZT
by A$$A$$IN
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World created using the ZZT engine. Please note that emulation via DOSBox frequently suffers from slow performance, laggy input, and audio issues, especially on more demanding ZZT worlds. An alternate emulator for ZZT such as Zeta or a modern source port like ClassicZoo may provide a better experience.
Topics: ZZT, Help
Software Library: ZZT
by AAndalite
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Magazine
Software Library: ZZT
by AAndalite
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Magazine
Software Library: ZZT
by AHMorrow
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World created using the Super ZZT engine.
Topics: Super ZZT, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
by AHMorrow
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Game created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT games, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
by AJ Miller
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: alienzyall.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Action
Software Library: ZZT
by AJJupiter
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
by AKElectron
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Game created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT games, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
by AKNeutron
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Game created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT games, Adventure, Font, Anti-Barney
Software Library: ZZT
by AKNeutron
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: blahtext.txt
Topics: ZZT games, 24hoZZT, Comedy
Software Library: ZZT
by AKNeutron
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, 24HoZZT, Puzzle
Software Library: ZZT
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: YVS1.TXT
Topics: ZZT games, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
by AKNeutron
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Help
Software Library: ZZT
by AKNeutron
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
by AKNeutron
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Game created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT games, Action, Puzzle, Font
Software Library: ZZT
by AKNeutron
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, BKZZT, Compilation, Explicit
Software Library: ZZT
by AKNeutron
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Game created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT games, Adventure
Disk Magazines
by AKWare
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Topic: ZZT diskmags
Software Library: ZZT
by AKWare
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Game created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT utilities, Font
Disk Magazines
by AKWare
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Topic: ZZT diskmags
Disk Magazines
by AKWare
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Topic: ZZT diskmags
Disk Magazines
by AKWare
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Topic: ZZT diskmags
Disk Magazines
by AKWare
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Topic: ZZT diskmags
Disk Magazines
by AKWare
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Topic: ZZT diskmags
Disk Magazines
by AKWare
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Topic: ZZT diskmags
Software Library: ZZT
by AXE PEN
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: AXE_PEN.txt
Topic: ZZT games
Software Library: ZZT
by Aaron Jaques
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
by Aaron Linne
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Action, Compilation
Software Library: ZZT
by Aaron Linne
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Action
Software Library: ZZT
by Aaron Peterson
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: ruffia.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
by Aaron Seltzer
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Action
Software Library: ZZT
by Ace Bladestar; Sir Keath
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Magazine
Software Library: ZZT
by Ace Of Spades
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: bttlgrnd.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Action, Demo
Software Library: ZZT
by Acesound
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Game created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT games, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
by Adam LaChapelle
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Action
Software Library: ZZT
by Adam LaChapelle
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Game created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT games, Action
Software Library: ZZT
by Adam LaChapelle
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Action
Software Library: ZZT
by Adam M.
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Action
Software Library: ZZT
by Adam Parrish
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: winter.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Puzzle
Software Library: ZZT
by Adam Rixey
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: Crypt.txt
Topic: ZZT games
Software Library: ZZT
by Adware Interactive Marketing
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This game came on floppy disks and was sold by Adware Interactive Marketing. You play as the Energizer Bunny (Wait, they used the Energizer Bunny?) as you guide it through 6 levels. I got this from goodolddays.net's disk image of the game, unlike Arcades 3D's upload.
Topics: ms-dos, promotional, freeware
Software Library: ZZT
by Aeris
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: Algorithm.txt
Topics: ZZT games, RPG, Comedy
Software Library: ZZT
by Aeris
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topic: ZZT
Software Library: ZZT
by Aeris
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topic: ZZT
Software Library: ZZT
by Aeris
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Cinema, Trippy
Software Library: ZZT
by Aeris
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topic: ZZT
Software Library: ZZT
by Aetsch
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: AET-BKZ.TXT
Topic: ZZT games
Software Library: ZZT
by Aetsch
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: blahtext.txt
Topics: ZZT games, 24hoZZT, Action
Software Library: ZZT
by Aetsch
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: blahtext.txt
Topics: ZZT games, 24hoZZT, Action
Software Library: ZZT
by Aetsch
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme files: pwned.txt , glaym.txt
Topic: ZZT art
Software Library: ZZT
by Aetsch
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ZIG was a ZZT clone created by Aetsch in the early 2000s with the goal of combining the simplicity of ZZT with the power of MegaZeux. ZIG is named as an abbreviation of "ZZT Inspired GCS" (Game Creation System). ZIG was ultimately short lived, and while there was some interest in it among the ZZT community of the time, only a few games were ever completed for the engine. The biggest issues which limited the engine's success were the lack of support for saving progress in games, and...
Topics: ZIG, Games, Game Creation Systems
Software Library: ZZT
by Aetsch
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: noise.txt
Topic: ZZT games
Software Library: ZZT
by Aetsch
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Utility
Software Library: ZZT
by Aetsch
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ZZM files being played using ZZT Musice Player v2.0, a program to play ZZM music, a format designed to play ZZT's PC speaker sounds in a more traditional audio player. Note that ZZM files do not sound identical to the same sounds produced in ZZT. (If both formats are available, ZZT is the superior choice for playback accuracy.)
Topics: ZZM, Music
Software Library: ZZT
by Agent Orange
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Art
Software Library: ZZT
by Agent Orange
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Art
Software Library: ZZT
by Agent Orange
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Art
Software Library: ZZT
by Agent Orange
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Action, Retro, Sci-Fi, Update
Software Library: ZZT
by Agent Orange
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Demo, Other, Story
Software Library: ZZT
by Agent Orange
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Art
Software Library: ZZT
by Agent Orange
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Action, Adventure, Update
Software Library: ZZT
by Agent Orange
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World created using the ZZT engine. An update to the Walking Simulator Demo I released in 2020. Still a demo. Please note that emulation via DOSBox frequently suffers from slow performance, laggy input, and audio issues, especially on more demanding ZZT worlds. An alternate emulator for ZZT such as Zeta or a modern source port like ClassicZoo may provide a better experience.
Topics: ZZT, Demo, Other, Story, Update
Software Library: ZZT
by Agent Orange
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Action, Contest
Software Library: ZZT
by Agent Orange
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Adventure, Other, Story, Update
Software Library: ZZT
by Agent Orange
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World created using the ZZT engine. Please note that emulation via DOSBox frequently suffers from slow performance, laggy input, and audio issues, especially on more demanding ZZT worlds. An alternate emulator for ZZT such as Zeta or a modern source port like ClassicZoo may provide a better experience.
Topics: ZZT, Adventure, Demo, Incomplete
Software Library: ZZT
by Agent Orange
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Action, Demo, Engine, Incomplete, Puzzle