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  Frotz for the Agenda VR3

It is pitch black.

It seems as if it was only yesterday when I first discovered Infocom's brilliant text adventure games. Zork, Hitchhiker's Guide, Planetfall were the leading cause of my sleep depravity throughout my youth.

One dark day, in the mid '80's, I was nearing the end of Planetfall, when my Commodore floppy drive went out on me. I bought an Amiga and never turned on my poor C64 again. Shortly thereafter, Infocom stopped releasing text adventures (they were bought out by Activision), and the legacy ended. After this, some stuff happened for 10 years, and here we are now. This concludes my revised history of the universe leading to present day.

Now, thanks to the fine folks at Agenda Computing and the Z-Machine interpreter Frotz , I can play all of the classic Inform games on my PDA.

Anyway, enough of my babbling, this project page contains my port of Frotz to the Agenda. So, if you are one of the elite folks with an Agenda, check below for links to the ported binary.

Frotz-2.40 mipsel-linux Port 3.8.2001 2:42 pm -- king

Frotz binary (statically linked with ncurses, includes infocmp and tic for creating terminfo database) 3.8.2001 1:00 pm -- king
Frotz 2.4.0 source patch fixing status-bar issues with small screen width. 3.13.2001 10:43 am -- king
** More to come soon, including possibly useful things like installation instructions.