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crawfordwraith @ 01:29 pm: Anyone know where I can find...?
A copy of the Mac version of "The Lost Treasures of Infocom" - preferably the CD-ROM version I've heard about?

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From:beeporama
Date:July 11th, 2007 09:23 pm (UTC)
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Agreed. If you're new to this stuff:

http://brasslantern.org/beginners/macinterps.html
http://www.ifarchive.org/indexes/if-archiveXinfocomXinterpretersXzoom.html

The basic gist being that, lucky for us, Infocom made their games easy to port between systems by using a "virtual machine." Their games consist of a data file, universal to all operating systems; and an interpreter, particular to each operating system. Buy any version of Infocom games and as long as you can read the disk/CD, you can pull off the data files. Then you just use an interpreter specific to your platform (like Zoom for OS X, or WinFrotz for Windows) to play the game!
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From:crawfordwraith
Date:July 15th, 2007 12:41 am (UTC)
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Thanks! I'll look into it. ^_^
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