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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:55 am 
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I want to test an IF7 game on my iPad using Frotz. Got Frotz installed, got the zblorb file into my iPad's Dropbox in the /FROTZ subfolder. Can't get Frotz to see it. It seems to be searching only in IFDB.

Please advise.

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I think the iPad Frotz does not play zblorbs, only z-machine files (.z5, .z8, .z3, etc)

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Looks like you are correct. So my next questions are:
1) how do I get Inform7 to output a z-machine file?
2) is there an alternative to Frotz for the iPAd thta will run zblorbs?

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A lot of times if I navigate directly to dropbox on a browser and click on downloading a file, it will say 'open in Frotz'. Have you tried this yet?

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rabbidubrow wrote:
Looks like you are correct. So my next questions are:
1) how do I get Inform7 to output a z-machine file?
2) is there an alternative to Frotz for the iPAd thta will run zblorbs?

Thank you.


You can go into the "Settings" tab, set it for Z-code (z8) and uncheck the "bind up into a blorb" option:

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Great. Followed your excellent directions. Generated z8. Moved it to iPad Dropbox/Frotz and Dropbox/Frotz/Saves (just in case). Dropbox says can't preview-no suprise.

Went to Frotz.Made sure Dropbox was linked. Searched for story. Still no love.

Arrrrrgh.

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My own solution. Forget Dropbox. Use Frotz's built in FTP. It's clumsy, but it works.

Thank you howtophil for giving it a shot.

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rabbidubrow wrote:
My own solution. Forget Dropbox. Use Frotz's built in FTP. It's clumsy, but it works.

Thank you howtophil for giving it a shot.


No problem.

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