On Mon, Jan 31, 2022 at 10:17 AM Paul Winalski <paul.winalski(a)gmail.com>
On 1/30/22, Steve Nickolas <usotsuki(a)buric.co>
And I think I've heard the Infocom
compilers' bytecode called "Z-code" (I
use this term too).
That is correct. The Infocom games ran on an interpreter for
abstract machine called the Z-machine. Z-code is the Z-machine's
instruction set. There is a freeware implementation out there called
There's a reasonably functional Frotz implementation for TOPS-20, as it
happens. The ZIP interpreter was easier to port to 2.11BSD on the PDP-11.