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Old 28th January, 2002, 09:23 PM
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Zork for the Palm Pilot?

Does anyone know if there is a version of Zork for the Palm Pilot? I have an old copy on floppy disk, but it's for PC, and I don't know how to (or even if I can) convert it to a Palm format.
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Old 28th January, 2002, 10:56 PM
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Which Zork? If it's one of the text based ones, then snag a copy of Frotz. All the Zork text adventures use an intermediate code called Z-code. All you need to play them is an intepreter for your machine, and the Z-code files themselves.

Try PalmPilot-Frotz. I beleive it comes with the tools necessary to convert the Z-code format into something the Palm can use(?).

Makes me glad I have a Psion. (:

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Old 28th January, 2002, 11:16 PM
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Which Zork? If it's one of the text based ones, then snag a copy of Frotz. All the Zork text adventures use an intermediate code called Z-code. All you need to play them is an intepreter for your machine, and the Z-code files themselves.

Try PalmPilot-Frotz. I beleive it comes with the tools necessary to convert the Z-code format into something the Palm can use(?).

Makes me glad I have a Psion. (:

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Zorks I, II and III. The old school text based Zorks.

I had already found a copy of Frotz, but I was also looking for the games themselves. Unless they come bundled with that Frotz you linked to?
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They don't come bundled with Frotz. However, you can use the datafile that is on your floppy. Run Z2PDB.EXE against it, and you'll end up with a PDB that you can install on the Palm. I can't remember off the top of my head which files are on the floppy.

The ZorkI,II and III files I have are called Zork1, Zork2 and Zork3.

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They don't come bundled with Frotz. However, you can use the datafile that is on your floppy. Run Z2PDB.EXE against it, and you'll end up with a PDB that you can install on the Palm. I can't remember off the top of my head which files are on the floppy.

The ZorkI,II and III files I have are called Zork1, Zork2 and Zork3.

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I found them all through a series of links. In the readme file for the Frotz, there was a link to an FTP site. Followed that, and found another text file, with another link, which lead me here. I was able to download all three zork games, as well as a few others.

One thing is for sure: I need to upgrade my Palm. 2MB m100 just ain't cutting it. I'm looking for an m125 now.
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