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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:13 am 
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http://invisible-island.net/ncurses/ncurses.faq.html#is_it_gpl


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:07 am 
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And there it is. Thanks!

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:27 pm 
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Looks like someone's Google Alert went off :D


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:44 pm 
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Thanks, everyone, for the responses! I have every intention of trying some of this stuff in the next week and posting whether anything worked properly.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 9:36 pm 
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In case anyone is interested, this is how the whole thing turned out: http://rae-bot.blogspot.com/2012/09/the ... z-and.html

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Not sure how you would get binary disk images for Unix onto this box (or where you would even find them) but I seem to recall that Activision eventually released the original Zork games under some kind of non-commercial license and the .Z5 files are available legally for free on IFDB and elsewhere. So if you can get an interpreter going that seems like the easiest route.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:41 am 
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I seem to recall that Activision eventually released the original Zork games under some kind of non-commercial license


They put them up on a web site they owned. Later, they took them down. I don't recall there was any kind of explicit license at all.

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the .Z5 files are available legally for free on IFDB


IFDB doesn't host games, it links to games. For Zork 1-3, it links to files on http://www.infocom-if.org/. Whether those files are there with permission, I've never seen anybody say for sure. (But I'm pretty sure nobody cares. It's hardly the only place on the Net you can get them.)


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I have a weak spot for Enchanter, which I played way back when. Perhaps now is the time for me to play the rest of that trilogy! I'm sort of thinking of doing an alternating play schedule of the classics, one from the 80s, one from the enthusiast age, until I'm caught up on a few of those games people speak so highly of.

I'm glad you figured out something awesome on your FreeBSD "IF gaming console"!


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It's not old-school enough unless you play zcode games on an Atari ST! ;)

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The ST is clearly an awesome IF platform. My first taste was on Apple IIs, personally.


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