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 Post subject: Zork source?
PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:31 pm 
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via hacker news,
https://github.com/devshane/zork
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=15147346

Posted here in "general", but should there be a "historical" section for the forum?


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 Post subject: Re: Zork source?
PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:53 pm 
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I found also the link to the MDL code, which is: https://github.com/itafroma/zork-mdl

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:38 am 
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There still are though other codes from Infocom I would like to see if they have them and would publish them such as:
  • ZIL source of ZIPTEST, and permission to publish the existing story file in the public domain
  • Zilch and ZAP implementations (and preferably the ZIL standard libraries too)
  • Any documents or source files which might give any more hints about how joystick inputs and XZIP menus are supposed to work (although I suspect these documents and/or source files do not exist)

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Not intending to be a wet blanket or make anyone feel bad, I find that C translation horrifying.

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In fairness, it's not bad for automatically translated code. The fact that it's maintainable in that form is a testament to the translator's skill.

But I would agree that the original is more readable.

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