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Tired of all those new-fangled graphics and dazzling eye candy on your shiny new iPhone? Can't quite master the finicky multi-touch Nintendo controls in NES.app? Then take advantage of those...
08-14-2007, 08:22 AM #1
Tired of all those new-fangled graphics and dazzling eye candy on your shiny new iPhone?
Can't quite master the finicky multi-touch Nintendo controls in NES.app?
Then take advantage of those crisp high-resolution fonts on your iPhone to relive the glory days of the Great Underground Empire, or play any of hundreds of great works from the Interactive Fiction archive.
Requires a jailbroken/sshd-enabled phone to install.
To install from binary distribution, download and extract the iphoneFrotz-X.Y.tar.gz file.
Copy the resulting Frotz.app directory to your iPhone.
Create a directory /var/root/Library/Frotz/Games on your iPhone and copy your Z-Machine game data files there.
A good starting point for exploring the wealth of Interactive Fiction is
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08-14-2007, 08:48 AM #2
Now, this is cool! Brings back fond memories...
08-14-2007, 09:38 AM #3
This is great! I spent countless hours playing Zork III on my Apple //c as a kid!
I wonder if I'll be able to get past that damn time machine part this time....
08-14-2007, 09:49 AM #4
almost perferct for the phone
08-14-2007, 11:37 AM #5
what do i put in the display playlist thing to put this in place of nes?
also what downloads should i look for at bafs guide? they have different formats for books.
Last edited by lostphone; 08-14-2007 at 11:42 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
08-17-2007, 12:42 PM #6New game directory
The new Game directory is: var\root\Media\Frotz\Games
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08-17-2007, 06:38 PM #7
08-18-2007, 03:35 PM #8
nevermind, got it working!
Last edited by billchase2; 08-18-2007 at 03:40 PM.
08-19-2007, 11:53 AM #9
I've got the games working but how do we get back to a saved game...nothing seems to get saved in /var/root/Media/Frotz/Saves directory under Frotz v0.3
08-19-2007, 01:06 PM #10
When you play a game and your at a saving point just say "save game" and then name your save. Then when you want to get back to it go back to the game you were playing and press r before you start it and you should be able to type in your game save name. It worked for me.