DreamZZT update part 2

As a followup to yesterday’s post, here’s how the new icons look on Windows:

And using the standard Windows file dialog to open a file:

DreamZZT update

I made a lot of progress on DreamZZT this weekend. First, new icons:

Next, DreamZZT now uses the OS’s file browser to select files to load / save:


Finally, you can associate DreamZZT to open .zzt and .sav files and it’ll run them for you when you double-click them.

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More reasons I hate comcast

Comcast is no longer carrying GSN on their analog service, they replaced it with Turner Classic Movies. Now I have nothing to watch when there’s nothing to watch 🙁

I feel like

Woah! DreamZZT and FrotzDC are mentioned in the O’Reilly book Gaming Hacks: 100 Industrial Strength Tips & Tools by Simon Carless. Apparently it was published in 2004, but I had no idea it existed until a random google search turned up the index from the book. Anyone know where I can track down a copy? I’m curious to see what it says, but I’m not about to pay $30 for it 😛

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Fuck you, comcast

The following rolled across the top of my tv during My Name Is Earl:

EFFECTIVE WEDNESDAY’ 11/15/06 WNBC WILL BE VIEWABLE ONLY ON COMCAST DIGITAL CHANNEL 253 IN (my town). ALL OTHER AREAS REMAIN UNAFFECTED. DONT HAVE DIGITAL CABLE? CALL 1 800 COMCAST TODAY.

Hopefully this doesn’t also affect WCAU NBC 10, otherwise I’ll have to investigate “alternative” means of watching my NBC shows.

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Boobies!

Sohail: naa, i was breastfed, she’s got a rack

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Party like it’s 1989

I scored two VFD-based handheld games from eBay:

The first one is Galaxy II by Epoch, which I had back in New Zealand under a different name (Astro Wars by Grandstand):

Galaxy II

Below is a picture of the game display. The VFDs really confuse the auto-focus on my camera:

Galaxy II Screenshot

The game is a typical shooter, you control the green “ship” at the bottom of the screen and shoot at the aliens above. There are three levels where the enemies move in different patterns, followed by a fourth bonus level where you try to land your ship on a moving platform. The levels keep repeating until you run out of lives.

The other game I got is Invader from Space:

Invaders from Space

The gameplay is similar to Space Invaders where you lose the game if the enemies reach the ground.

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