ZORK I for PDP-11 -- was: Z-machines for PDP-11 (was Re: RT11 / RSTS-E games)

Johnny Billquist bqt at update.uu.se
Fri May 8 11:52:49 CDT 2015

On 2015-05-08 18:49, Henk Gooijen wrote:
> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht----- From: Johnny Billquist
> Sent: Friday, May 08, 2015 6:25 PM
> To: cctalk at classiccmp.org
> Subject: Re: ZORK I for PDP-11 -- was: Z-machines for PDP-11 (was Re:
> RT11 / RSTS-E games)
> On 2015-05-08 17:33, Henk Gooijen wrote:
>> I have 2 games from Infocom, but they are for the Atari,
>> Planetfall and Leather Goddesses of Phobos (or something like that).
>> However, I never saw the original ZORK for PDP-11 from Infocom ...
>> Does somebody on the list have a copy and willing to share?
> Do you want it with the original Z-machine implementation? Otherwise
> just grab ZEMU and the Zork I binary, and start playing. Zork I, II and
> III were made available for free downloading from Activision at one
> point, so I have no qualms about sharing those files if anyone wants them.
> Johnny
> -----
> Hi Johnny,
> I was merely curious. I have ZEMU (of course), and way back I did
> the "proof-reading" of the documentation for you.  I hope to have a few
> PDP-11 systems up and running soon, and then the question arises
> "what to do".  ZEMU and play files is probably #1  :-)

Sorry. I have a short memory. :-)

> Back to my question ... I have heard (read) several times that Infocom
> released ZORK for PDP-11, but never read  "I have that".
> Is that software also lost forever?

I think this is exactly what Ethan Dicks said... :-)
(Ie. he do have it.)


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