Inform - ZMachine - Interpreters

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Java-based interpreters

Interpreters running on the Java VM. Particularly useful for embedding playable versions of a game on a web page to save people having to download an interpreter (on the assumption that they already have a Java interpreter).

But note that this is still ultimately less portable than just making the story file available, and giving a link to the interpreter catalogue.

ZPlet  (011115)  Matthew Russotto Link  
A Z-Machine for Java.
Zax  (Version 0.9 / 970826)  Matt Kimmel Download  
A Java 1.0.2 interpreter. V1-V5, V7 and V8 support.
Zinc  (Version 1.0.1 / 030516)  Ben Jemmett, H Bekele, M Colley, S Jervis Download (2060KB) 
Combined Z-machine and TADS 2 interpreter, needs Java 1.4. Allows single-player or collaborative play over a network. Mapping facility, V1-V5, V7 and V8 support.


Last updated 30 November 2004. This web site has not been fully supported since April 2008. Information may be out of date. This page was originally managed by Kevin Bracey or Cedric Knight.