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Zork

I just installed Zork 1, 2, and 3 on my Mac running OS X. I used to spend hours hunched over our Apple ][+, trying to work my way through the game, creating hand-drawn maps to help keep from getting lost, etc. Now, I can fire it up anytime I want to relive those glory days of text-based adventure games.

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emike2k3
Feb. 26th, 2006 12:26 am (UTC)
I really loved those old Infocom interactive fiction games.
sidelobe
Feb. 26th, 2006 01:57 pm (UTC)
You are in a twisty little maze of passages, all different.
christtrekker
Feb. 27th, 2006 02:26 pm (UTC)
Oh sweet...Zork in a regular terminal window. I might have to jump on this one.
drmellow
Feb. 27th, 2006 03:19 pm (UTC)
Yeah, once I installed them, I added some aliases to my .profile:
alias zork='jzip ~/Documents/zork/ZORK1.DAT'
alias zork2='jzip ~/Documents/zork/ZORK2.DAT'
alias zork3='jzip ~/Documents/zork/ZORK3.DAT'
Now it's real easy to just fire 'em up.
christtrekker
Feb. 27th, 2006 03:27 pm (UTC)
Ahhh...data files are needed eh? Well I never owned Zork so unless they're in the public domain now I guess I won't be playing after all.

I always wanted to get Eamon ported to C so one could run it in a terminal like that. My friends and I spent a lot of hours playing Eamon.
drmellow
Feb. 27th, 2006 05:44 pm (UTC)
You can get everything you need to run it from the link in the original post. I assume that it's public domailn, since you can also get them for free (for Windows or OS 9) from Infocom's site.
christtrekker
Feb. 27th, 2006 03:29 pm (UTC)
Marathon
Just curious if you're also a fan of the old game Marathon. If so, you should be aware of the Aleph One project. Bungie open-sourced the game engine code, and recently released the scenario files for free too. The graphics are kind of old-school, but it's still a great game: plot, mystery, puzzles, and lots of firepower. Runs on Mac, Windows, and Linux too.
drmellow
Feb. 27th, 2006 05:45 pm (UTC)
Re: Marathon
I don't think I'm familiar with Marathon. I'll have to check it out. Thanks!
christtrekker
Feb. 27th, 2006 06:38 pm (UTC)
Re: Marathon
I'll look up the links again if you have trouble googling it.
drmellow
Feb. 27th, 2006 10:19 pm (UTC)
Re: Marathon
Found it pretty easily, actually. Thanks.
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