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Guides on emulating older applications

To run an Infocom game like The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy on your Mac OS X machine, you don't need to configure a Mac emulator to play these games. 'Zoom' is an interpreter for z-code games on Mac OS X.

To get the games recognized by Zoom, please add the extension ".z5" (without quotes) to the application name.

A note about the manual file available from above:
This is a PDF'ed version of the Readme file found in the latest version available.

A HTML version of an extensive manual can be found at Shift/Zoom/Manual

Mac Zoom: Shift/Zoom for Mac OS X

Unix Zoom: Shift/Zoom

Architecture: PPC (Carbonized) x86 (Intel:Mac)
  1. file is version 1.0.1 which runs on Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar and newer (PowerPC)
  2. file is version 1.1.5 which requires Mac OS X 10.4 minimum, runs on Intel 32-Bit as well.


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by Ataru29 - 2019, August 8 - 12:06pm

I just wanted to say that the embedded web browser that was used to download games inside Zoom is now incompatible iFDB. It's really sad because I used to use it flawlessly on my G3 running 10.4.

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by IIGS_User - 2019, May 27 - 10:37am

Since the Logical Shift site has gone, I've uploaded the interpreter to this very place.