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zun tzu

new to the system and love it-there are different ways to play on it. looking for info on players,mods, and how to create mods.

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Sharing ZT Game Boxes 4 Replies

Despite the uncertain status of ZunTzu, I still find it to be a very desirable platform for creating electronic versions of games for local and solitaire play. While the ZT website has reappeared in…Continue

Started by Terry Gordon. Last reply by John Kranz Sep 1.

Connection problems with ZunTzu

I can't use ZunTzu for online gaming. If I try to be a HOST, it seems there is something wrong, and no one can connect with me. Also if I try to connect with other people, it's rejected as timeout…Continue

Started by Edgar Gallego May 28.

Creating Game Box 12 Replies

I'm having trouble getting a game-box I've created to work.  I've created a couple in the past and have been using a working game-box as a model.  Still no joy.  Maybe I'm having trouble using WinRar…Continue

Started by Keith Henige. Last reply by Steven Rugge May 15.

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Comment by Michael Wilding on March 4, 2020 at 9:59am

Gary, thanks very much.  I am hopeful that someone will pick up support for ZunTzu.  There is nothing like it if you want to quickly create a module for solo or synchronous play.  

Comment by Gary Anderson on March 4, 2020 at 9:46am

Okay, the ZunTzu zipfile is attached. Just unzip it and drop the folder anywhere you like (no installation process necessary). Navigate the folder to find the ZunTzu executable (ZunTzu.exe). Run that, and you are in business. I included more specific details in the readme, but it is not complicated at all.

If the original developer (and I am sorry to say I do not know who that is) is no longer in the picture, it would be great if someone else could rescue this superb app. ZunTzu is clean, transparent, and intuitive -- especially when compared to what seems to be the community favorite, Vassal, which I find clunky and dense.

I am in the process of salvaging the instructional files from the ZunTzu site, with the help of Wayback. I think the gameboxes which were housed there are lost, as Wayback doesn't seem to archive them.

Let me know if the attached file doesn't work for you, and I will help if I can.

zuntzu.zip

Comment by John Kranz on March 3, 2020 at 4:15pm

someone taking it over if the original developer agreed with that approach would be great. Just anything to keep it alive and thriving. I consider it a wonderful platform.

Comment by Steven Rugge on March 3, 2020 at 2:40pm

Gary Anderson.  That would be great thanks!  Plus any instructions on how to set it up on the computer would be helpful too.  Thanks again.  And John Kranz, yes the simplicity of making Zun Tzu gameboxes as well as the player interface is really outstanding,  and I do hope that it comes back.  I wonder how to contact the original developer about it if someone wanted to try and take over....

Comment by John Kranz on March 3, 2020 at 11:57am

I really appreciated the simplicity of zuntzu but I realize being under a single developer meant it may fall by the wayside. I wish another group could pick it up that has good developer skills, or at least find out if the original developer needs support.

Comment by Gary Anderson on March 3, 2020 at 9:20am

Steven and Michael, I do now have -- thanks to the help of the members of this group -- a stand-alone version of ZunTzu that works offline and does not require installation. I won't be near my home computer for the next 24 hours so I can't access the file right now. But I can post it here sometime Wednesday. Check back then. As to the ZunTzu website: In spite of the "ZunTzu will be back online soon..." message, it sure seems dead....

Comment by Michael Wilding on March 3, 2020 at 8:06am

Hi.  I went to install ZT on a new PC and found that the ZT site is down.  I looked through my old PC files but cannot find a ZT installer or setup file.  Any idea how I can get ZT running on my new PC?  Thanks!

Comment by Steven Rugge on March 2, 2020 at 7:54pm

Gary Anderson.  I would like a copy of that folder so if you could post it up I would appreciate it.  I'd lilke to get a gaming buddy turned on to Zun Tzu,  but with the website down I am having trouble finding a way to get him the program.  BTW,  does anyone know when the website might be coming back up?  Hopefully it will feature an updated version of Zun Tzu that will allow FTF gaming online like it used to be able to do.

Comment by Bill Ash on January 12, 2020 at 6:02pm

Excellent news Gary!! Glad it worked out for you!

Comment by Gary Anderson on January 12, 2020 at 10:55am

Woo-hoo! Success! I tinkered around with the files provided by Bill Ash and Greg Blanchett and finally found a combination that worked. Basically I dropped Bill's executable into the right place in Greg's Apps folder, and it sprang to life. Best of all, it doesn't call back to the site, so it is a stand-alone. It is not technically installed, but this Apps folder appears to be "portable" -- it will work no matter where the folder resides. So if I just keep a backup of this folder (and trust me, I have backed it up!) I should be okay for the future.

What a relief. Scanning, Photoshopping, and converting my game collection (especially my old out-of-print SPI titles) to ZunTzu mods has become my main pastime, and it was really disheartening to lose that. But thanks to you guys, it's back. Greatly appreciated!

I would be happy to zip up this folder and post it, if anyone wants it. Thanks again to all.

 

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