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A while ago, I came here to ask for help to compile JZIP, an Z-Machine interpreter (for Infocom and Infocom-like files) for the Atari ST.

 

I finally got around to creating a Github repository for it, if anyone is interested : https://github.com/hlabrand/jzip-atariST

What's in there is the final release (JZIP 2.1) + some code to support accents, and termcap-related stuff added in.

The compiled binary is here : http://ifarchive.org/if-archive/infocom/interpreters/zip/jzipst-2.1.zip

 

This means you can now play French, German, Spanish, etc. interactive fiction in the z3, z5 or z8 format on your ST! :)

There could be some improvements to the code, particularly in terms of speed (see issues), if anyone wants to take a look at it. (I don't have time right now to look at it, but pull requests are welcome.)

I hope someone enjoys it!

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Is this anything like the interpreter for Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy (and variants)?

 

I remember playing with that at one time and it was pretty cool.   :)

 

PS Think I ran something similar under Linux too.

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On 1/15/2021 at 6:47 PM, hlabrand said:

A while ago, I came here to ask for help to compile JZIP, an Z-Machine interpreter (for Infocom and Infocom-like files) for the Atari ST.

 

I finally got around to creating a Github repository for it, if anyone is interested : https://github.com/hlabrand/jzip-atariST

What's in there is the final release (JZIP 2.1) + some code to support accents, and termcap-related stuff added in.

The compiled binary is here : http://ifarchive.org/if-archive/infocom/interpreters/zip/jzipst-2.1.zip

 

This means you can now play French, German, Spanish, etc. interactive fiction in the z3, z5 or z8 format on your ST! :)

There could be some improvements to the code, particularly in terms of speed (see issues), if anyone wants to take a look at it. (I don't have time right now to look at it, but pull requests are welcome.)

I hope someone enjoys it!

By the way, the readme file from the compiled binary archive states the previous ST compiled version was 2.01 beta3, but there definitely was a beta4...jzipstb4.zip

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