SUCCESS!!!! That did it. I did not think to simply remove that file. I thought it was required. Thanks!!!
My hardware is basically a raw ESP-12F. You can assume that every i/o pin is directly controlling 1 of the zones. I would love your suggestions on how to set that up. Now that I have a working start, I intend to remove references to rtc and 5100 as well as any pin that is not a zone output. It would be great if I could disable each of those hardware pieces optionally using define. The end result should be nothing more than raw ESP12f with 8 direct zones and nothing more. The only thing I will likely add afterward is a version that uses shift registers for zones to expand.