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    Default IphoneFrotz
    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

    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 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

    Download: Here.

    Here is an icon:

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    Now, this is cool! Brings back fond memories...

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    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....

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    almost perferct for the phone

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    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 12:42 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Default New game directory
    The new Game directory is: var\root\Media\Frotz\Games

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    Cool beans man.
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    nevermind, got it working!
    Last edited by billchase2; 08-18-2007 at 04:40 PM.

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    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

  12. #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.
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