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18 Aug 2004: Zinc 1.04 released

A new version of Zinc was released today; this release includes several bug fixes.

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2 May 2004: Zinc One Year Old

2nd May 2004 - Zinc is one year old today -- stay tuned for a new release over the coming months! We also hit 5000 downloads last week, but since we forgot to do a news post we won't make a fuss over that particular milestone... *cough*

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9 Jan 2003: Disruption to Zinc Website

The server which hosts the Zinc website was taken down for essential maintenance on the 8th of January, and consequently the website was unavailable.

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28 Dec 2003: Zinc 1.03 Released

On the 28th of December 2003 Zinc version 1.03 was released. Zinc stands for the Z Interpreter with Network Capabilities. It combines interpreters for the most popular interactive fiction game formats (i.e. Z-Machine and TADS) with a mapping facility and a unique cooperative multiplayer mode.

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23 Dec 2003: Zinc 1.02 Released

On the 23rd of December 2003 Zinc version 1.02 was released. Zinc stands for the Z Interpreter with Network Capabilities. It combines interpreters for the most popular interactive fiction game formats (i.e. Z-Machine and TADS) with a mapping facility and a unique cooperative multiplayer mode.

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1 Sep 2003: Zinc Team Celebrates 2000 Downloads

At some point during August 31st, the 2000th copy of Zinc was downloaded. To celebrate, we will shortly be releasing a new version; it's been in the works for a while but other commitments have prevented us from finishing it.

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16 May 2003: Zinc 1.01 Released

On the 16th of May 2003 Zinc version 1.01 was released. Zinc stands for the Z Interpreter with Network Capabilities.

This release fixed several problems with the 1.0 release including:

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11 May 2003: Small Update Pending

We're working on a small update to the current version, with the release anticipated to be made on Monday afternoon or at least during the first half of next week.

A number of issues will be addressed in this release, including a rather embarrassing bug which stopped all version 4 Z-machine games (including A Mind Forever Voyaging and Trinity) from accepting input from the player.

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2 May 2003: Zinc 1.0 Released

On the 5th of May 2003 the first release of Zinc - the Z Interpreter with Network Capabilities - was made available.

As noted in the Zinc website's About page, Zinc was originally a University coursework project. It was this release that was submitted for marking and which scored an impressive 82%. You can read more at http://www.bits.bris.ac.uk/zinc/about.php

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18 Apr 2003: Second Beta Release

On the 18th of April 2003 the second public beta release of Zinc - the Z Interpreter with Network Capabilities - was made available. There were many improvements including the ability to change game console fonts and colours, a properly unified installer for all platforms, and many bug fixes!

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9 Apr 2003: First Beta Release

On the 9th of April 2003 the first public beta release of Zinc - the Z Interpreter with Network Capabilities - was made available.

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