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Lost Files of ZZT

This is an index of known lost ZZT-related files, especially including game worlds.

Confirmed as lost

This table lists ZZT-related files that are proven to have been publicly available at some point in time.

Type Name Author Date (D/M/Y) Original URL Comment
Utility ZZT 3.25 Smallhacker http://www.geocities.com/jddgames/zzt3_25.zip Website mirror
Game Brawlers (Demo) Evan Darrow 1993-1994? BRAWLDMO.ZZT found in private archive, but corrupt beyond repair
Demo Rhygar 2 Bongo79 18/04/1997 R2DEMRD.TXT
Demo Terrorist Tower GreaseMonkey (thematrixeatsyou) 27/09/2006 http://tmey.cjb.net/ttower.html z2 forum thread
Game Citrus Yoshi Goshi 28/12/2002 http://camex.phenominet.com/mzx/CitrusYoshi.zip DigitalMZX forum thread
Game Pete the Pirate Wonder103 14/07/2001 Pirate.txt, formerly/briefly available on z2
Game Pokey's Volleyball Knightt http://voighdt.trap.cx/volypkey.zip Listed on Red Aureole
Game Town of ZZT 2 ff6sabin http://voighdt.trap.cx/town2.zip Listed on Red Aureole
Demo Blue's Clues oryx-de-cow http://voighdt.trap.cx/blueclue.zip Listed on Red Aureole
Demo Super Mario ZZT thepiper http://voighdt.trap.cx/mario.zip Listed on Red Aureole
Demo Yoshi's Quest thepiper http://voighdt.trap.cx/yoshi.zip Listed on Red Aureole
Demo Any Colour You Like http://voighdt.trap.cx/colours1.zip Listed on Red Aureole

Suspected lost

This table lists ZZT-related files that are not preserved, but have been mentioned in forum posts or magazines - however, without concrete proof as to their public existence or lack thereof.

Note that many of these games are known to have existed - for the purposes of these lists, I consider “proof” very literally.

Type Name Author Comment
Game A“Maze”ing ? John Shipley's ZZT Club list
Game Attack over ZZT Aran Meuser John Shipley's ZZT Club list
Demo Excalibur ? John Shipley's ZZT Club list
Game Gold Fever Chris Jong John Shipley's ZZT Club list
Game Sword of Fury John Shipley Mentioned in IF interview and other j.shipley2 games
Game The Life and Times of Chad Slacker ? John Shipley's ZZT Club list
Game Die, Scum, Die! zamros's older brother AOL file library release; information source
Game Los Refritos 2, 3, 4, 5 gchucky
Game ChickenWire v1.0 Zenith Nadir Mentioned explicitly in v1.2 changelog.
Game ZZTLand 1-2 Mentioned in ZPower2; likely connected to mention of ZZTLand 3.
Game ZZTLand 3 - The Forest of the Ancients Collin Tedlock Mentioned in the game “Blue Moon”.
Game WEIRD 0.04 Scott Hammack Mentioned in AOL logs and in maxzzt.zip; conversely, author claims it did not exist publicly or in a finished form
Game Sivion pre-2.00g Monthigos Mentioned in The NL, as well as implied by the game itself.

Partially lost

The following items are at least partially usable (so preserved beyond a mention or text file), but are missing some auxillary files.

Type Name Author Comment
Game ZZ3 World Pack Various Missing Daemon_Lotos's WORLD.ZZ3

z2 rejections

Nothing else is known about these other than the date of their removal from the upload queue. Some games made as obvious trolls by prominent ZZTers are not listed, as well as games which can circumstancially be proven to have been uploaded.

Name Date
ZEBRA.zzt February 6, 2002
ateam.zip February 6, 2002
Bugger98.zip February 6, 2002
Hughes.zip February 6, 2002
Jhcaverns.zip February 6, 2002
Starfighter March 11, 2002
Spletch.zip March 17, 2002
Goofy Magazine 1 April 4, 2002
creations.zip April 27, 2002
jail.zzt May 6, 2002
Dirrco.zzt May 6, 2002
Search for Bin Laden.zip May 23, 2002
skuulkuuldemo.zip May 23, 2002
SuperRacers2002.zip May 23, 2002
Ultimate ZZT KIT.zip May 23, 2002
The_Cave.zip June 22, 2002
darkgulf.zip June 29, 2002
Diablo.zip July 25, 2002
microbe.zip July 25, 2002
LUKE.zip (also Luke's ZZT Game.zip on 08/23, ZZT-Luke.zip on 08/30, ZZT-Luke V. 2.ZIP, …) August 16, 2002
Sidemania.zip August 16, 2002
poodle.zip August 23, 2002
blinkmag.zip August 23, 2002
harold.zip September 6, 2002
2in1.zip September 6, 2002
Mr-pain.zip September 6, 2002
lavamandemo.zip (demo of lavaman.zip) September 13, 2002
goofdugdemo.zip September 20, 2002
Game.zip September 24, 2002
portalde.zip September 24, 2002
mportbeta.zip, bmportal.zip, etc. October 5, 2002
jamaster.zip October 26-28, 2002
paybereplacement.zip October 28, 2002
Art.zip (by Kuno) November 25, 2002
diebarney.ZIP December 22, 2002
Carni.zip January 30, 2003
Alchemy.zip March 13, 2003
ATOFTHNO.zip (stolen boards) March 13, 2003
skeletonworld.zip March 27, 2003
WOOTANY.zip April 6, 2003
Bestgaim.zip April 16, 2003
Militia1-2-3.zip May 2, 2003
Security1-2-3-4-5.zip May 2, 2003
evo2.zip (stolen boards) May 16, 2003
StickUp2.zip June 19, 2003
HORSE.zip July 2, 2003
DigDugZZT.zip July 12, 2003
STARWARS.zip July 18, 2003
School32.zip July 25, 2003
canada.zip August 3, 2003
COLLEGED.zip August 21, 2003
tr's toolkit August 21, 2003
nonewbde.zip August 21, 2003
poker.zip September 15, 2003
Davesw1.zip September 15, 2003
EFD.zip September 30, 2003
GameDemosthatreallyneedtouchingup.zip November 9, 2003
3demo!.zip November 9, 2003
Fun.zip (Super ZZT) December 2003
Mygame.zip December 9, 2003
maze.zip December 23, 2003
dadedadeda.zip January 16, 2004
pphis.zip January 16, 2004
FantasyAdventure2.0.zip January 16, 2004
pointles.zip February 2, 2004
C2.zip April 9, 2004
Shooting April 9, 2004
Maze.zip (Super ZZT) April 9, 2004
Wishv1.zip May 9, 2004
meteor.zip May 9, 2004
timewhat.zip September 3, 2004
ZZTDoors October 30, 2004
ZZTVGA October 30, 2004
Laugh.zip March 24, 2005
retraQ.zip April 17, 2005
GARFIELD.ZIP April 17, 2005
lab.zip June 14, 2005
myb**ch.zip June 14, 2005
splart.zip November 19, 2005
Demon.zip November 19, 2005
zztgame.zip April 7, 2006
directory.zip April 7, 2006
Townpcp.zip May 9, 2006
run.zip June 16, 2006
war.zip June 16, 2006
quindo.zip October 6, 2006
runtime.zip December 2006
GETTOBAS.zip December 2, 2006
SHOOT.zip December 2, 2006
Newbie.zip December 2006 - January 2007
badjump2.zip December 22, 2006
SVSG.zip December 22, 2006
mmzzt.zip December 22, 2006
Cowboys.zip December 22, 2006
corrupt.zip December 22, 2006
CORN.zip January 8, 2007
Madf2.zip January 8, 2007
DVHELP.zip February 15, 2007
TFNZ.ZZT April 5, 2007
A-WARS.ZIP April 27, 2007
FROGWARRIORS.ZIP April 27, 2007
MEGAZZT.ZIP April 27, 2007
NewgameX.zip May 10, 2007
DangerCitypart1.zip June 9, 2007
Xtopia5.zip October 27, 2009
rd(replacement).zip October 27, 2009

Other

  • The work-in-progress ZZT game “Escape From Castle Wolfenstein” by Commodore (2004) was lost, with the only two people holding beta builds (himself and John W. Wells) no longer having copies. z2 forum thread with screenshots.
research/lost_zzt_files.txt · Last modified: 2021/10/13 20:18 by asie