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ZCode text adventure game player.   Free
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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
What's New
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
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.3 or later



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gatovadio commented on 14 Dec 2012
Alternatives to Zoom:

Spatterlight
http://ccxvii.net/spatterlight/

Gargoyle
http://ccxvii.net/gargoyle/
[Version 1.1.5]


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Canisbos reviewed on 05 Nov 2011
It's a great Z-machine. Get it and relive your glory days.
[Version 1.1.5]


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pupspals commented on 27 Mar 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!
[Version 1.1.1]


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Dalahast commented on 11 Aug 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!
[Version 1.1.1]


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myy'q rated on 06 Nov 2011

[Version 1.1.5]


Downloads:4,014
Version Downloads:1,188
Type:Games : Adventure
License:Free
Date:05 Nov 2011
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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.


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