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April 28, 2011
Playing Zork on Linux
The inspiration behind Terminus, Zork, is a fantastic game. Here’s a guide for how to set it up to play on your Linux machine (tested on Ubuntu >= 12.04).
First, you need to download the game itself. Here is the link from Infocom, the company that was created by the original programmers of Zork. The Mac binaries of Zork I, Zork II, and Zork III are all available.
You need to install the following packages:
sudo apt-get install frotz uudeview
frotz will be used for running the game, and
uudeview is for uncompressing the files.
Go go go!
- Download the
.hqxfile of your choosing from the Zork download page.
- Move the
.hqxfile from the download location to a location of your choosing using the
.hqxfile using the
uudeviewcommand with the
-iflag (to disable interactivity).
uudeview -i zorki.hqx
frotzcommand to play.
Enjoy the fun that is Zork!
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