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Re: Together Retro: Zork

by Nemoide Wed Sep 11, 2013 3:36 pm

I already own Beyond Zork for Apple II... IT IS DESTINED TO BE THE NEXT ZORK I PLAY.
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Re: Together Retro: Zork

by BogusMeatFactory Wed Sep 11, 2013 3:51 pm

Nemoide wrote:I already own Beyond Zork for Apple II... IT IS DESTINED TO BE THE NEXT ZORK I PLAY.


Oh I will not keep you from playing, by any means! Beyond Zork was written by Biran Moriarty, who worked on the LucasArts game, Loom and The Dig and is really good at his stuff. I was just suggesting that if you want to see some of the better Zork stuff, Zork Zero is really good. Steve Meretzky wrote it and he was responsible for A Mind Forever Voyaging, The Leather Goddesses of Phobos and Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. It is really really good. Check it out sometime!

Enjoy though
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Re: Together Retro: Zork

by ExedExes Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:51 pm

I completed the coal mines, and I'm very glad my lantern (and candles) held up to the task very well. I am at around 15 treasures collected. I will press on in the next few days.
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Re: Together Retro: Zork

by noiseredux Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:12 am

is there some way to check your inventory, or were you just smart enough to write down what items you've picked up?
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Re: Together Retro: Zork

by BogusMeatFactory Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:19 am

noiseredux wrote:is there some way to check your inventory, or were you just smart enough to write down what items you've picked up?


Yeah just type, "inventory" and it should pop up with the items you have.
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Re: Together Retro: Zork

by noiseredux Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:22 am

BogusMeatFactory wrote:
noiseredux wrote:is there some way to check your inventory, or were you just smart enough to write down what items you've picked up?


Yeah just type, "inventory" and it should pop up with the items you have.


seriously?

I tried "look at inventory" and it didn't work, so I figured no such thing existed.

Zork is fascinating/frustrating.
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Re: Together Retro: Zork

by BogusMeatFactory Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:31 am

noiseredux wrote:
BogusMeatFactory wrote:
noiseredux wrote:is there some way to check your inventory, or were you just smart enough to write down what items you've picked up?


Yeah just type, "inventory" and it should pop up with the items you have.


seriously?

I tried "look at inventory" and it didn't work, so I figured no such thing existed.

Zork is fascinating/frustrating.


Yeah zork was at a time when the parser was still very rough.

http://nickm.com/writing/bathesis/srth5.html

I highly suggest reading this. It breaks apart what goes right and what goes wrong with the Zork parser and how that translates into the bigger picture of Infocom works in that time.

The author, Nick Montfort wrote a very engaging and interesting book claled, "Twisty Little Passages," breaking apart the interactive fiction genre, its growing pains and the state of the genre now in the modern era. A great read.
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Re: Together Retro: Zork

by Stark Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:15 pm

noiseredux wrote:
BogusMeatFactory wrote:
noiseredux wrote:is there some way to check your inventory, or were you just smart enough to write down what items you've picked up?


Yeah just type, "inventory" and it should pop up with the items you have.


seriously?

I tried "look at inventory" and it didn't work, so I figured no such thing existed.

Zork is fascinating/frustrating.

Did someone hack your account and post the ENTIRE COMMAND LIST a couple of pages back? Or do you not read what you post? :P
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Re: Together Retro: Zork

by noiseredux Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:16 pm

Stark wrote:Did someone hack your account and post the ENTIRE COMMAND LIST a couple of pages back? Or do you not read what you post? :P


someone hacked your face.
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Re: Together Retro: Zork

by Stark Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:27 pm

noiseredux wrote:
Stark wrote:Did someone hack your account and post the ENTIRE COMMAND LIST a couple of pages back? Or do you not read what you post? :P


someone hacked your face.

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