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Frotz
Status: Stable
Version: 3
Base: No
Source: included in the .xo bundle
l10n: missing
Contributors
Josh Minor

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Frotz

Frotz.activity lets you play interactive fiction games on your XO laptop. This activity is a wrapper around the Unix port of Frotz, which is an interpreter for Infocom games and other Z-machine games. It includes one game, the classic Adventure. You can download more games here: Frotz/Games.

Screenshot

Instructions

How to install

Download this .xo file from the Browse activity: Frotz-3.xo

If you have an older version, you'll need to delete it before you can download the new version. There are instructions here: Activity_Upgrade

How to play

See: Frotz/Games

Type in what you want to do.

How to develop

Frotz.activity is free software, licensed under the GPL and so is the actual frotz interpreter. You can find the source code to the wrapper inside the .xo bundle. Source for the interpreter can be found on David Griffith's website: http://frotz.sourceforge.net/

If you are interested in a python z-machine implementation see: http://code.google.com/p/zvm/

Release Notes

  • v3

Added license info to activity.info

  • v2

Fixed the Get More Games button. Includes frotz v2.43

  • v1

First public release. Includes frotz v2.43

Testing

v3 has been tested on build 8.2-760. v2 has been tested on build 690 under emulation as well as on a G1G1 running 691 and 8.2-760.

Reviews

See Talk:Frotz

Bugs

  • The Keep button doesn't save your progress.

Feature requests

  • Ideally this would incorporate Inform, so you could write interactive fiction as well as play it.
  • I want to view source key to show me the source code for the current game. I hate getting stuck somewhere for an hour and having no clue how to proceed. For example, who could guess that "release bird" works but "open cage" does not? Who has enough patience to guess how to escape the mazes? Jpritikin 13:15, 16 July 2008 (UTC)

Activity Summary

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Genre: Games
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URL from which to download the last .xo bundle that works with old releases http://wiki.laptop.org/images/8/8d/Frotz-3.xo
Activity version number: 3
The releases with which this version of the activity has been tested.
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