Zoom is an interpreter for Z-Code files, versions 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and
8. These usually contain interactive fiction (IF), and typically
have a filename ending in '.zX', where X is a number (for example,
curses.z5). Zoom runs under the X-window system on
POSIX systems, and also under Mac OS X. This file documents both
versions (they are very similar). Z-Code games may also be
contained in Blorb files (extension .blb or .zlb).
Table of Contents
- A short introduction to Interactive
Describes the conventions used in most IF, talks through an
example session of a game, describes where to obtain more IF.
- About Zoom
Describes Zoom's user interface
- Configuring Zoom (X Windows)
How Zoom is set up under X Windows; the .zoomrc file: fonts,
resources, per-game configuration, the game menu.
- Configuring Zoom (Mac OS X)
Using the preferences dialog under Mac OS X, OS X-specific
- The Debugger
Using Zoom's symbolic debugging mode.
Problems you may encounter running Zoom, and their solutions.
Zoom written by Andrew Hunter. Mail any suggestions, bug reports
or abuse to email@example.com