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by DrPaul
Sat Jun 13, 2009 12:04 am
Forum: TZL News
Topic: The New Message Board
Replies: 41
Views: 69660

Re: The New Message Board

It looks like the sorting is ok. A few of the posts are older but at the top, but they seem to have a different icon than the rest of the posts, so they are probably sticky posts that are taged to always be on top. I didn't notice the different icon at first, and it just seemed like they were out of...
by DrPaul
Thu Jun 11, 2009 11:12 pm
Forum: TZL News
Topic: The New Message Board
Replies: 41
Views: 69660

The New Message Board

It is great to see the Message Board back on line. It'll take a little getting used to the new interface. There is one thing I seem to be having trouble with: The message sorting. I have selected it to be according to the post time, in descending order. But the listing shows several older posts at t...
by DrPaul
Thu Jan 01, 2009 9:36 am
Forum: Zork Chat
Topic: The Zork Library in real-time 3D
Replies: 4
Views: 8912

Re: The Zork Library in real-time 3D

Let me know if you want critique later, Of course I want some feedback.  However, please consider that I based the implementation on an existing library layout which was designed for a different purpose.  More on this later. so far so good! just slow moving around the "library" hehe. Yeah.  The lib...
by DrPaul
Wed Dec 31, 2008 4:17 pm
Forum: Zork Chat
Topic: The Zork Library in real-time 3D
Replies: 4
Views: 8912

The Zork Library in real-time 3D

Hi Guys, As some of you may recall, I developed a real-time 3D interface/environment for the computer a couple of years ago.  The environment, called Knexus, takes the form of a 3D virtual library in which the 'books' in the library are links to files, programs, folders, webpages, etc., and it opens...
by DrPaul
Sun Dec 07, 2008 10:07 pm
Forum: Non-Zork Chat
Topic: Another Librarian Movie
Replies: 3
Views: 10015

Another Librarian Movie

Hey, there was another Librarian movie on TNT tonight.  It was called The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice.  I won't say anything about it so as not to spoil the story. I checked the listings and it will be on again tonight at 11 PM and again at 2 am and on Tuesday, Dec 9 at 7 pm.  All East...
by DrPaul
Sat Nov 15, 2008 1:26 pm
Forum: Zork Chat
Topic: Using the Maps
Replies: 5
Views: 8251

Re: Using the Maps

I would say that there is a very good reason to draw your own maps.  Especially if you don't have a good sense of direction.  The reason is this: In text games, you don't 'see' yourself moving forward, turning left, etc.  But as you draw the map, moving that little line on the paper, drawing the box...
by DrPaul
Sat Oct 18, 2008 9:36 pm
Forum: TZL News
Topic: Happy 10th Birthday TZL!
Replies: 7
Views: 16830

Re: Happy 10th Birthday TZL!

Damned few!

(sorry for the long delay.)
by DrPaul
Sat Oct 18, 2008 9:31 pm
Forum: Zork Help
Topic: Dumb question
Replies: 3
Views: 6017

Re: Dumb question

After you start the game, type "restore" to load a saved game.
by DrPaul
Sun Sep 21, 2008 7:18 pm
Forum: TZL News
Topic: Happy 10th Birthday TZL!
Replies: 7
Views: 16830

Re: Happy 10th Birthday TZL!

And those like us!
Hey, Siriusstar.  You were supposed to say "Who's like us?" so we could complete the official Zorkian toast.

So, one more time:  Here's to us...  :)
by DrPaul
Tue Sep 16, 2008 11:45 pm
Forum: TZL News
Topic: Happy 10th Birthday TZL!
Replies: 7
Views: 16830

Re: Happy 10th Birthday TZL!

Want some rye!? Course ya do!
Here's to us...
by DrPaul
Fri Aug 01, 2008 8:32 am
Forum: Zork Chat
Topic: I got one!
Replies: 6
Views: 7740

Re: I got one!

Wow!  That's impressive.  I am jealous.

Post some pictures of the Zorkmid.

What kind of media and format are the games on?
Do you plan to play or replay the text games, for old-times sake?
by DrPaul
Wed Jun 25, 2008 10:59 pm
Forum: Zork Chat
Topic: New Zork Remake in Development
Replies: 25
Views: 47069

Re: New Zork Remake in Development

Since ActiVision owns the rights to Zork, I gotta ask.  Have you guys cleared all this with ActiVision?  Are they cool with it?
by DrPaul
Tue May 27, 2008 9:41 pm
Forum: Zork Help
Topic: Return to Zork: ANOTHER new problem....
Replies: 4
Views: 6342

Re: Return to Zork: ANOTHER new problem....

I tried running your saved game on my old computer and it does the same thing you are seeing. Just to make sure, I used one of my old saved games at the same location and it works ok. Then I ran it on my XP computer in DosBox and it also gave the corrupted screen, but when I ran one of my old saved ...
by DrPaul
Thu May 22, 2008 1:52 pm
Forum: Non-Zork Chat
Topic: 'Adventure' birthday party
Replies: 11
Views: 20330

Re: 'Adventure' birthday party

Five years ago, I constructed a murder mystery party for my daughter's 12th birthday.  The game was designed to be very similar to playing an adventure game in real life.  - Hidden clues, puzzles, inventory, etc. I posted a thread about my game on an interactive fiction newsgroup and one of the memb...
by DrPaul
Wed May 21, 2008 12:41 am
Forum: Zork Chat
Topic: Something about Grues
Replies: 5
Views: 8774

Something about Grues

Well, this is just a little trivia thing about grues. I was at the movies tonight.  I went to see the French romantic comedy Hors de Prix (Priceless). During the credits, I noticed one of the listings was for Grues.  I didn't remember any Grues in the movie, so I figured, may "grues" means something...