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Zak-256
« am: 12. Februar 2014, 10:37:51 »
Hi friends! :D

Surely by now you know me, and you know that I am a fan of the fangames about the games by LucasArts.

What you don't know, is that lately came to my mind to "recover" some old amateur creations, which no one knows or remembers, to translate them into Italian language and make it accessible to the fans of my Country.

I was very lucky, in fact I was greeted in the Italian Forum "Arena80", where were put at my disposal areas and skills in AGS, in order to succeed in these my projects.

I must therefore thank all the "Arena80" Forum, and especially AprilSkies, which is really GREAT with AGS!

Two of the three games that we currently have "recovered" are of German origins.

So I thought of making available to you, too, friends of Germany, these "recovered" almost unknown fangames!

I hope you will please!

The first of these two games is this "Zak-256." What's this?



Unfortunately there is almost nothing left of the history of this project. All that remains is here:

http://web.archive.org/web/20020608003245/http://www.alien.de/msi/zak2_fan.htm

The author is called Yot (Felix Jakschitsch), and unfortunately is no longer with us.

http://amiga-news.de/en/news/AN-2003-03-00153-EN.html

I hope that this job is at least a tribute and a "thank you" to him.

He had in mind to remake the game "Zak McKraken", which at the time (2000-2001) was still only in EGA 16 colors version.



The idea was to use the graphical version of the Japanese FM-TOWNS, and since the first results were spectacular, has seen fit to make this unusual "Zak-2": a small demonstration of the potential of his project.



After that he joined the team of SCUMMVM together to finish the remake of Zak, and so this kind of "Zak-2" has been abandoned as well.



Of course, some screens have been translated into Italian, but I also left the original versions in German and in English (but they work only using a DOS emulator).



(the original German screen)

You can select the German language, setting AGS as "language default" from winsetup.exe.

Have fun with this Zak-256 project!

http://oldgames.arena80.it/arenauta13/Zak-256/Zak-256.zip

;D

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Re: Zak-256
« Antwort #1 am: 12. Februar 2014, 13:04:41 »
I remember having played this demo years ago. For some reason, I always thought it was an early demo of LucasFan's The New Adventures of Zak McKracken.  ???


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Re: Zak-256
« Antwort #2 am: 13. Februar 2014, 10:31:25 »
I remember having played this demo years ago. For some reason, I always thought it was an early demo of LucasFan's The New Adventures of Zak McKracken.  ???

Hi ConeRX! :)

Indeed, I know that Yot and LucasFan were in contact, but I don't know if there were already the idea that became "The new adventures of Zak McKraken". Unfortunately the news in the web were all deleted, sigh...

However, I think that this "Zak-256" and the LucasFan fangame are two different projects.

If someone know something more, please, let us know, ok?

Ciao :)