Was just looking at all of the progress for the new version, and I'm excited, honestly.
@ZoriaRPG: I know the main release is a ways off yet, but do you guys have a vague idea of when that could be? Also, is 2.53 Beta 9 fairly stable? I'm thinking about setting it as a second install so I can help test it's functions, would it interfere with other versions on the same computer?
Lol wow and I just posted asking about Beta 9. I have horrible timing.
I hope that, by the end of this month, 2.53 will be in Gamma (RC) phase, and out in October. I was aiming for a September release, but clearly that is not happening. I am also still hoping for at least an initial beta release of 2.54 in December, but we shall see if that works out.
You can have as many 'ZC Installs' as you want. Just keep each in its own path (i.e., folder, directory), so that the datafiles (qst.dat, zelda.dat, fonts.dat, and so forth), the executable files (zelda-w, romview-w, zquest-w), the config file (ag.cfg), the five base quest files (1st through 5th), and the save file (zc.sav) are not shared somehow on your filesystem.
As an example, you can have one at:
However you want to organise it.
For quest-playing directories, I essentially do:
You should always check ag.cfg when adding another path (by copying an old ZC directory to a new location), and remove the strings:
win_qst_dir = %path%
win_last_quest = %path%
win_last_timed_save = %path%
As otherwise, they will default to their older locations. You do not need to do this with a virgin ZIP file, as they are only set on use; but if you copy a directory or rename it, you should rename these paths, or remove them, at that time.
With the ZIP files that you download here, you can simply unzip them into a new directory and you will be golden.