Contents | < Browse | Browse >

TITLE

Frotz

VERSION

1.01 (Amiga Release 2)

AUTHORS

Frotz 1.01 (MS-DOS)
    Stefan Jokisch
    jokisch@euklid.informatik.uni-dortmund.de

Amiga version
    David Kinder
    kinder@teaching.physics.ox.ac.uk

DESCRIPTION

Frotz is an interpreter for the games produced by Infocom, Inc., which were
released in a machine-independant format.  On all platforms the games were
released as a data file plus an interpreter, so this program can be used to
play Infocom games released for any platform.  Frotz is the fastest and
most accurate Infocom interpreter currently available for the Amiga.

FEATURES

- timed input ('Border Zone')
- built-in graphic font ('Beyond Zork')
- mouse support ('Beyond Zork')
- function key support including number pad keys ('Beyond Zork')
- command line editing
- command line history
- small save files (Zip 2.0 format is still understood)
- switch for setting the Tandy bit
- colour
- sound effects ('Lurking Horror' and 'Sherlock')
- cheat functions
- support for V7 and V8 games
- multiple UNDO (via hot key, even for old V1 to V4 games)
- input line recording and playback (via hot key)
- support for European characters ('Zork I German')
- underlined, reverse and boldface text
- fast performance without virtual memory
- full standard 0.2 support (as defined by Graham Nelson)

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Kickstart 2.04 or better is required.

AVAILABILITY

Aminet: game/role/Frotz101.lha, e.g.
ftp://ftp.luth.se/pub/aminet/game/role/Frotz101.lha

DISTRIBUTABILITY

Freely distributable.