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zfiles.z8
ported from text by Gunther Schmidl
For all systems. To play, you'll need a Z-Machine Interpreter - visit Brass Lantern for download links.
ZCatalog.chm
Windows help file format, ported by Michael Baum and Paul de Valmency, updated by Michael Baum
ZCatalog990722.txt
Readme file (also contained in the Windows help file version and in the HTML)
ZCatalog990722.zip
HTML version, ported by Michael Baum
(Compressed with ZIP. Free Unzip tools are available for most systems at www.info-zip.org.)
inform-gamelist.txt
last version of text format list, by Neil James Brown

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Z-Files

by Gunther Schmidl, Michael Baum, Paul de Valmency, Michael Baum, Neil James Brown, and Brendon Wyber

1998

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About the Story

The list of available zcode games and other programs, rendered as a zcode program itself, as of 19 May, 1998.
[--blurb from The Z-Files Catalogue]

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: Release 3
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 6
Baf's Guide ID: 415
IFID: ZCODE-3-980519-994A
TUID: 3z2rnroqhrtm78ka

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Baf's Guide


A catalog of all the freeware games produced in the Z-machine format, which is the output of the latter-day IF language Inform and its older counterpart created by the company Infocom, ZIL. The catalog was originally created by Brendon Wyber and Neil James Brown as a plain old list, then converted into a Z-code file and updated by Gunther Schmidl, then converted into HTML and updated by Michael Baum, and then ported to a series of Win98 help files by Paul de Valmency. Has nice little summaries of each game, and while it doesn't represent all, or even most, of the freeware IF produced (since a big chunk of it has been written in non-Z-code languages), it's an interesting guide for those who want to know more about the Z-machine.

-- Duncan Stevens

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Reference by mjhayes
Some files were created as references to other IF at the time, or even as educational interactive tutorials. Here they get their own obscure place in the spotlight.

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