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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
Successor ZIG (pre-2.0.3) Aetsch A partial copy of ZIG 1.0 beta source code exists via a patch archived by the Wayback Machine.
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 ZZT Rpg 1: The Flying Dragon LowerVP http://members.aol.com/halogen185/zztrpg1.zip Listed on OLZA
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

Unconfirmed as 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 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”.

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
Successor Z2 Carlos DaSilva z2demo61.zip; partial copy (missing fonts, demo world, system room, sound effects) provided by Elig on 10/04/2021

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: 2021/04/11 13:19 by asie