Inform - ZMachine - Interpreters

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Sources  

Unix

Interpreters for Unix-like systems, such as Linux, SunOS, BSD.

Zoom source (home page)  (Version 1.0.1 / 021102)  Andrew Hunter Download (358KB) 
V3-V8 support; Blorb graphics, Unicode support. Complies with Standard 1.1 (draft 6 or later).
X11 Frotz  (Version 2.32 / 000526)  Stefan Jokisch, ported by Daniel Schleper Download  
V1-V8 support, Infocom-format sound and graphics. Complies with Standard 1.0.
Unix Frotz  (Version 2.43 / 021027)  Stefan Jokisch, ported by Galen Hazelwood and David Griffith Download  
V1-V8 support, Infocom-format sound, no graphics; Quetzal savefiles. Complies with Standard 1.0.
Linux Frotz  (Version 2.32 / 990120)  Stefan Jokisch, compiled by Burt Holzman Download  
Frotz compiled for x86 Red Hat Linux. Complies with Standard 1.0.
Linux Frotz source package  (Version 2.32 / 990120)  Stefan Jokisch, ported by Joe Mason, Burt Holzman Download  
RPM source package for Red Hat Linux.
SunOS Frotz  (Version 2.32 / 990422)  Stefan Jokisch, ported by S. van der Groov Download  
For SunOS 5.6 (Sparc). Complies with Standard 1.0.
KDE Kwest  (Version 0.9 / 010815)  Stefan Jokisch, ported by Peter Bienstman Download (456KB) 
V1-V8 support, no sound or graphics. A port of Frotz 2.41 to KDE.
Nitfol source (tar/gzip)  (Version 0.5 / 991025)  Evin Robertson Download  
V1-V8 support (partial V6). Support for Blorb sound and music, depending on capabilities of Glk library; no graphics; Quetzal savefiles.
Nitfol patches  (2003)  Simon Baldwin Download  
Patches for Nitfol 0.5 to fix a crash, run V2 games, display accented characters, remove unwanted flickering in XGlk-built nitfol, and fix undo/redo
Nitfol patches  (2003)   Download  
Linux Glk executables of Nitfol 0.5 compiled with the patches in nitfol-0.5-patches.zip, compiled by Simon Baldwin.
Linux Zeal binaries  (Version 1.1 / 000422)  Jeremy Condit Download (380KB) 
V1-V5, V7 and V8 support, Quetzal savefiles. Uses Glk.
Zeal source  (Version 1.1 / 000422)  Jeremy Condit Download (380KB) 
Source for a Glk-based interpreter providing V1-V5, V7 and V8 support and Quetzal savefiles.
Unix/X Infocom  (Version 1.8m / 961017)  Bryan Scattergood Download  
V1-V5, V7 and V8 support. A descendent of the original ITF interpreter.
Irix 5.3 ZIP  (Version 2.0 / 961213)  Mark Howell, ported by John Kennedy Download  
V1-V5 and V8 support.
XZip source (home page)  (Version 1.8.2 / 001020)  Mark Howell and Andrew Plotkin Download  
X Window interpreter based on ZIP 2.0.7. V1-V5 and V8 support, Quetzal savefiles.
XZip font 3 patch  (990428)  John Elliot Download  
Patch to add font 3 (as used in Beyond Zork) to XZip.
XZip x86 binary package  (Version 1.8.2 / 010108)  Andrew Plotkin, packaged by Nils Barth Download  
RPM binary package for Red Hat Linux.
Red Hat Linux XZip source package  (Version 1.8.2 / 010108)  Andrew Plotkin, packaged by Nils Barth Download  
RPM source package for Red Hat Linux.
GlkZip source  (Version 0.1 / 990617)  Daniel Schleper Download  
Port of XZip 1.8.1 to Glk.
GlkZip patch  (001030)  D.J. Picton Download  
Patch for GlkZip 0.1, which includes all the changes in XZip 1.8.2 and also fixes a bug which prevents help menus from displaying correctly in some games.
Linux GlkZip  (Version 0.1 / 000504)  Daniel Schleper Download  
Linux binaries of GlkZip for terminal and X
ZIPDebug  (940519)  Frank Lancaster Download  
V1-V5 support. A combined command-line interpreter and interactive Z-machine-level debugger.


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.