Expanding Zinc

Zinc is designed to be expandible with plugins - downloadable modules that can be loaded into Zinc and which expand the functionality of Zinc. Zinc plugins fall into three main categories:

The Plugin Manager

The plugin manager dialog box allows you to load and unload plugins. It is opened from the Game Launcher window by selecting File->Plugins....

The currently loaded plugins are listed. You can unload a plugin by selecting it and clicking the Unload button. Note that you cannot unload one of Zinc's core plugins (The Z-machine, Jetty and the basic text console).

You can load a plugin by clicking the Load... button. Zinc plugin files have a .znp file extension.