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These are the pretty much obligatory screenshots of zoom running
a few old infocom titles and some more modern fare.
Zoom now has a version that runs under windows (although it
hasn't been updated in quite a while)...
...and a version that runs under Mac OS X...
Zoom now fully supports version 6 games (including under Mac OS X).
The new, improved, X-Windows user interface. Xft and T1Lib fonts
are used to render.
This was the first Z-Code game I played (back in
1993, when it was a v3 game and somewhat easier to complete
:-). So the more recent version gets to be the first screenshot, too. You can
download it from here
(it is freely available)
After completing the original Curses (and my GCSEs at around the
same time), I spent lots of time I should have spent studying
for my A-levels playing Jigsaw. (I also wrote a windows port of
ZIP at around that time, so I could play on the school's systems
as well as my A3000). Jigsaw is also freely available, from here
Beyond Zork is slightly tricky to display, and my font 3 code
still isn't quite up to snuff (but it's a pretty good attempt :-)
The very first game Zoom 'ran' (actually the first build
just about managed to display the introductionary bit and then
fell over because the object handling routines weren't working
:-) I was so shocked that the very first build did something
vaguely useful that I ended up completing the project. Zork
itself was the first Infocom title, so it's somewhat appropriate
that it was also the first game Zoom ran properly.
Seastalker is a slightly unusual version 3 game, in that it is
the only one to use the upper window.
When Zoom is not given a game to run, it can produce a menu of
the games available in a default directory.
Last modified: Fri Dec 8 01:34:03 GMT 2000