Zodiac News
Orbital Sniper v1.0 (Zodiac Game)

‘Orbital Sniper’ is a game which has been made for the Ludum Dare 48 hour game programming contest.

It is now available for Tapwave’s Zodiac as well.

http://sol.gfxile.net/games.html

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ScummVM Zodiac v0.11.1 (Zodiac misc)

ScummVM is a program which allows you to run certain classic graphical point-and-click adventure games, provided you already have their data files. The clever part about this: ScummVM just replaces the executables shipped with the games, allowing you to play them on systems for which they were never designed!

Some of the adventures ScummVM supports include Adventure Soft’s Simon the Sorcerer 1 and 2; Revolution’s Beneath A Steel Sky, Broken Sword 1 and Broken Sword 2; Flight of the Amazon Queen; Wyrmkeep’s Inherit the Earth; Coktel Vision’s Gobliiins; Westwood Studios’ The Legend of Kyrandia and games based on LucasArts’ SCUMM (Script Creation Utility for Maniac Mansion) system such as Monkey Island, Day of the Tentacle, Sam and Max and more. You can find a thorough list with details on which games are supported and how well on the compatibility page. ScummVM is continually improving, so check back often.

Release notes:

ScummVM continues to leap forward in a leap year, and we are pleased to announce the next shiny bugfix release of the project.

As usual, it holds a number of improvements, it’s more stable, and it should bring you even more fun than 0.11.0.

We fixed the digital iMUSE system (better COMI experience), King’s Quest 4 bugs were squashed, and support for fanmade AGI games has been improved; Lure of the Temptress, Inherit the Earth and I Have no Mouth all work better since we fixed several crashes, lock-ups and all such buzzwords.

As a special bonus we are glad to announce the return of the BeOS port and the deeply missed Playstation 2 port.

Changes 0.11.1 (2008-02-29):

Ports:
– Revived the PS2 port.
– Revived the BeOS port.

SCUMM:
– Improvements for Digital iMUSE subsystem. This fixes several glitches in The Curse of Monkey Island.
– Fixes for cursors in HE games.

AGI:
– Fix for zombies in King’s Quest 4.
– Fix for changing palettes in fanmade games using AGIPAL.

Lure:
– Fixed some conversation crashes in the German version.
– Fixed operation of the optional copy protection dialog in the German version.
– Added saving of conversation flags as to whether a particular conversation option had been previously selected or not.
– Fixed glitch that could cause transformation sparkle to happen a second time.
– Fixed behavior of Goewin when you rejoin her after meeting the dragon.

SAGA:
– Fix for rat maze bug in Inherit the Earth which made game not completable.
– Fixes for Inherit the Earth and I Have no Mouth game startup on a number of platforms.
– Reduced the number of simultaneous open files in I Have no Mouth, to allow it to run on platforms that can keep a limited amount of files open (e.g. on the PSP).
– Fixed graphics glitch in Inherit the Earth with simultaneous speech.
– Fixed palette glitch in Inherit the Earth when looking at the map while at the docks.

http://www.scummvm.org/downloads.php

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Firefly (Zodiac Game)

Explore the mazes of a garden, beehive, castle, and laboratory gathering eggs and avoiding the not-so-friendly bugs of the world. Firefly’s absorbing game play can be enhanced by adjusting speed and difficulty. Enjoy hours of additional fun using the random maze generator to create larger and more difficult mazes. It’s like Pacman.

Thanks to http://www.emuholic.com for the news.

http://www.zodiacresource.com/Tapwave2.0/title.php?c=Parlor&t=Firefly

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ZodMAME v1.3 (Arcade emu for Zodiac)

ZodMAME is an multiple arcade machine emulator for Tapwave’s Zodiac.

Changes:

ROM directory is now configurable in the launcher
Performance boost for many graphics drivers. CPS1 games have a big boost from this tuning with smoother framerate changes.
Added simpsons support, woohoo!
Added parodious and aliens support
bombjack graphics driver tuning, near full speed now with Hi sound.
Added artwork for Vector games

Thanks to http://www.emuholic.com for the news.

http://zodiacstuff.sourceforge.net/zodmame.html

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