Zoom
Zoom
1.1.5

5.0

Zoom free download for Mac

Zoom

1.1.5
05 November 2011

ZCode text adventure game player.

Overview

Zoom is a Z-Machine, which means that it plays text adventure games written in ZCode. The original games were written by a company called 'Infocom' in the 80's: these are available on the Infocom Masterpieces CD, published by Activision. Unfortunately, Activision seems to have lost interest in this title - however, there are a few companies that have a stock of this CD (I bought mine from here).

In around 1993, a compiler called Inform was released that allowed ordinary mortals to create their own ZCode adventures. This sparked quite a revival, and there are many games available for download here:

ftp://ftp.ifarchive.org/if-archive/games/infocom/

The Mac OS X version supports all the features of the X-Windows version, has a much better user interface, and supports several extra features, such as speech output.

What's new in Zoom

Version 1.1.5:
  • This version fixes several issues relating to Snow Leopard and Lion, and updates the git and glulxe interpreters to the latest versions

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4 Zoom Reviews

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gatovadio
14 December 2012

Most helpful

Alternatives to Zoom: Spatterlight http://ccxvii.net/spatterlight/ Gargoyle http://ccxvii.net/gargoyle/
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Version 1.1.5
gatovadio
14 December 2012
Alternatives to Zoom: Spatterlight http://ccxvii.net/spatterlight/ Gargoyle http://ccxvii.net/gargoyle/
Like (2)
Version 1.1.5
1 answer(s)
Jim-Leff
Jim-Leff
21 January 2015
Just wanted to note that I'm in Yosemite, and the current Zoom is working perfectly well. it's great to have those two for backup, though.
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Canisbos
06 November 2011
It's a great Z-machine. Get it and relive your glory days.
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Version 1.1.5
Pupspals
28 March 2008
Great program! Does what it says & is easy to figure out. Has in program link to game database for easy download & install of new games. If you like text adventures, this is the way to go!
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Version 1.1.1
Dalahast
11 August 2007
Entertaing, but pretty dang hard! If you're up to the challenge, try out some games. I was just attacked by Chickzilla, a giant alien chicken in Tokyo!
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Version 1.1.1
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5.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later
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