Bring on the grues!

Nothing bike-related, but I figure that some of you are also nerds in your late 20s/30s, and would therefore appreciate hearing about this.

Last night, while stumbling about on the world wide interweb, I found:

The Zoom interpreter
The Interactive Fiction archive
Home of the Underdogs game site

What does this mean?

It means that right now, on my laptop, I can play:

– Zork I
– Zork II
– Zork III
– Beyond Zork
– Enchanter
– Sorcerer
– Spellbreaker

and a whole mess of Scott Adams IF games (Mystery Fun House, Pirate Adventure, ….)

Words cannot say how happy I am. My “Lost Treasures of Infocom” box set was literally the reason that I held off on installing Mac OS X — it only runs in Classic — and now I have my games again!

I can make this marginally bike-related by saying that all of the games plus the interpreter take up a whopping 6MB of space, and can provide hours of entertainment on the ferry or in hotel rooms.

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