Infocom created a bunch of text based adventure games to be utilised by a Z-Machine interpreter (i.e. an emulator). Notable titles include the Zork Series and The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.
|Emulator||Rom Folder||Extension||BIOS||Controller Config|
|Frotz||zmachine||.dat .zip .z1 .z2 .z3 .z4 .z5 .z6 .z7 .z8||none||hardcoded|
Accepted File Extensions: .dat .zip .z1 .z2 .z3 .z4 .z5 .z6 .z7 .z8
Place your Infocom interactive fiction ROMs in
It's a very different type of gameplay than typical gaming systems. It is more of an interactive storybook than it is a video game.
By default 3 versions of Zork are already in the Z-Machine ROM folder
Follow the onscreen instructions and type responses- So for example it narrates that it is dark- in turn you type
turn on light and then it will progress in the story.
if you get tired of the story:
to quit type:
Larger Font Size
If you are on a high resolution screen and the font size is tiny you can change the framebuffer's resolution using the runcommand menu to 640x480 and it should make the font more visible.