Zig Zag Ancient Greeks
Zig Zag Ancient Greeks was an educational game originally published by Longman Logotron and BBC Worldwide in 1996 for RISC OS systems. The object of the game was to complete a number of tasks related to life in an Ancient Greek town. The player's character wanders around an open area, entering locations where the tasks are situated.
Since there were many tasks to perform, the game provided an option to save progress to a file and load it again later. This page describes the format, based on the original notes for it.
The format used in The Greeks.
The files saved by the Greeks will have to contain information about the general setup of the program, the player, the environment, progress made, and the status of each location. An identifier, to specifically link the file to this program is also required.
The format is laid down as follows:
|Header (unspecified length)|
|0||Word containing "ZZG"|
|4|| General setup details such as volume,
help, and save path. Possibly include country information for students using the program with another language.
|0||Number of tasks completed|
|0||Player position (x coordinate)|
|8||Player direction (2 byte string)|
|12||Player animation frame|
|16||Number of static objects|
|0||Completed flag (0, 1 or 2)|
|8||Number of objects|
|0||Object number (0-MAX_OBJ)|
|Location specific information|
|0|| Length of information (including this