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by DrPaul
Mon Aug 10, 2009 10:47 pm
Forum: Zork Chat
Topic: Best Zork Format For Future Games?
Replies: 4
Views: 3534

Re: Best Zork Format For Future Games?

It's no secret that I'm a text adventure fan. I'd like to see plain text (like the original trilogy) or text with the Zork Zero style graphics. Full graphic games are also great, but the one style I did not like was the split-screen style of Beyond Zork. I really hated that interface.
by DrPaul
Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:55 pm
Forum: TZL News
Topic: The New Message Board
Replies: 41
Views: 31633

Re: The New Message Board

I haven't come up with a good idea for his cake...maybe I'll just make it into a lantern this year.
If you do, post us a picture!
by DrPaul
Sun Jul 26, 2009 5:26 pm
Forum: TZL News
Topic: The New Message Board
Replies: 41
Views: 31633

Re: The New Message Board

I've never done Letterboxing. In fact, I had never heard of it before your post. So I looked at letterboxing.org to check it out. It looks like fun and very similar to geocaching. I suppose, depending on the person hiding the geocache or the letterbox, the find can require a considerable amount of b...
by DrPaul
Wed Jul 22, 2009 2:17 am
Forum: TZL News
Topic: The New Message Board
Replies: 41
Views: 31633

Re: The New Message Board

Hey Zorket, you and I have pretty similar interests! I put together a murder mystery game for a party for my daughter a few years ago. It had some multi-level puzzles in it that I was very proud of. One in particular went like this: There is a telescope set up in a corner of the room. In a nearby de...
by DrPaul
Sun Jul 12, 2009 1:17 am
Forum: TZL News
Topic: The New Message Board
Replies: 41
Views: 31633

Re: The New Message Board

Hey Zorket!
Good to see you here again.
What have you been doing since you last posted?
by DrPaul
Sun Jun 28, 2009 11:59 pm
Forum: TZL News
Topic: The New Message Board
Replies: 41
Views: 31633

Re: The New Message Board

What's with all the linking books, this is Zork not Myst.
Well, yeah. But it's not Zork, it's the Zork LIBRARY.
by DrPaul
Sun Jun 28, 2009 1:38 pm
Forum: TZL News
Topic: The New Message Board
Replies: 41
Views: 31633

Re: The New Message Board

The only hard part would be getting the book spines to look nice and find a way to place the linkable text on it so it looks classy. This is not technologically difficult, but could be a bit time consuming if you want to make really cool-looking books. Since the book's spine is all that's really vi...
by DrPaul
Sat Jun 27, 2009 12:00 am
Forum: TZL News
Topic: The New Message Board
Replies: 41
Views: 31633

Re: The New Message Board

I guess I completely misunderstood what you were saying. Sorry about that. I agree that the real-time 3D would be much too complicated. (Actually, it's very easy to implement, but too complicated for the user.) However, image-mapping isn't complicated at all. The whole thing is just one 2D graphic a...
by DrPaul
Thu Jun 25, 2009 5:33 pm
Forum: TZL News
Topic: The New Message Board
Replies: 41
Views: 31633

Re: The New Message Board

Because it looks incredibly dated. Ugh, it's like Microsoft Bob all over again. If you're going to go that route (and I don't think you should) you might as well use Flash. You just hate everything, don't you? In this case, all Flash would do is take something simple and make it heavier, slower and...
by DrPaul
Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:05 pm
Forum: Zork Chat
Topic: The Zork Library in real-time 3D
Replies: 4
Views: 3765

Re: The Zork Library in real-time 3D

It ought to work with dial-up, but it probably takes too long to load the image files. First of all, did you download and install Java 6 and Java 3D as instructed on the WebWorld entry page? If so, you have to install Java 6 first, and then Java 3D after Java 6 has been installed. Java also has to b...
by DrPaul
Thu Jun 18, 2009 8:40 pm
Forum: TZL News
Topic: The New Message Board
Replies: 41
Views: 31633

Re: The New Message Board

The 3D library I made looks like this: http://home.comcast.net/~pdrallos131681/Images/zlib.jpg but I wouldn't recommend it for a several reasons. First, it requires visitors to have Java 6 and Java 3D installed on their computers. So people couldn't view your site until after they downloaded and ins...
by DrPaul
Thu Jun 18, 2009 12:13 am
Forum: TZL News
Topic: The New Message Board
Replies: 41
Views: 31633

Re: The New Message Board

Thats pretty close. The theme for the forum is pretty easy and doesn't require much of a redesign Do your mean that the forum theme would be very similar to how it looks now? Because there is, essentially, no theme right now. Or do you mean that you have a forum design mostly worked out, but we hav...
by DrPaul
Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:31 am
Forum: TZL News
Topic: The New Message Board
Replies: 41
Views: 31633

Re: The New Message Board

The purpose of moving content into the forum is simple, I will always have a forum for TZL and placing the TZL content into threads where I can easily link/add files makes a lot of sense. Furthermore doing a theme for the forum would be far less work than redesigning the site and then themeing the ...
by DrPaul
Sun Jun 14, 2009 3:21 pm
Forum: TZL News
Topic: The New Message Board
Replies: 41
Views: 31633

Re: The New Message Board

Another question: If I send someone a private message, will they be alerted via their email that they have a message waiting?
by DrPaul
Sun Jun 14, 2009 3:15 pm
Forum: TZL News
Topic: The New Message Board
Replies: 41
Views: 31633

Re: The New Message Board

Would anyone be terribly distraught if i took the easy route and combined the TZL site into the forum? It would make a forum theme much easier than a site redesign. That and it would not take much time to organize the files etc. into the forum. I don't understand what you mean. My first impression ...