Infocom sources available

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#2

Oh! Lots of source. Good find! Big discussion here:
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19672436

(And [edit] this seems to be the announcement on twitter)

Related (I think):


“This is the source code for Zeugma (BBC Micro version), a modern Z-machine interpreter for the 6502 processor family.”

Edit: Nice pair of articles about Infocom’s Hitchhiker’s Guide in Jimmy Maher’s histories:
https://www.filfre.net/2013/11/the-computerized-hitchhikers/
https://www.filfre.net/2013/11/hitchhiking-the-galaxy-infocom-style/

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And for those wanting a little Jason Scott in their Infocom:

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Actually, and I may well be misremembering here, a friend of mine had an opportunity to get archive back in the day. INFOCOM had effectively abandoned a Sun workstation that had all of this information on it. I think it was when they were shutting down, and they simply left it behind in the office space they weren’t using any more.

I appreciate the nostalgia, but was never a fan of the medium myself.

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A couple of related links from some toots on mastodon (which will be terribly difficult to find later):

“ZILF is a set of tools for working with ZIL (the Zork Implementation Language), including a ZIL compiler, ZAP assembler, and ZIL libraries for writing text adventure games.”
https://bitbucket.org/jmcgrew/zilf/wiki/Home

Hat tip to Denis Moskowitz and Claes Wallin (韋嘉誠)

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