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Play Infocom's Classic Zork Series On Your Psion

Interactive Fantasy Games On Your Psion Revo / Series 5 / MX



Zork 1I remember the days, all those years ago, playing Zork on my Apple 2 pc, Text only adventures that were perfect for the limited capabilities of that old pc, and Infocom's adventures were probably the best, more like mini novels than anything else.

Now we know that the Psion Revo, Series 5 or 5mx aren't the best platforms for games, limited graphics, delicate hardware, but they are perfect for text adventures, so I recommend anyone to get a few running on their Psion's.

In Infocom's adventures you use the old basics of N, S, E, W, . "pick up sack", "kill troll with potatoe", etc, and they really are good fun, great stories and laced with humour and interesting puzzles. They are also very small files, so you can fit dozens on your palm-top.

To get started you'll need PsiWin installed (latest version here) and your Psion connected to your desktop by it's cradle or serial lead. Next download frotzs5.sis, here (and the readme file here) to your desktop, somewhere easily found (my documents is usually best).

You may be able to just double click on the .sis file to install it to your Psion, if you can't, click your start button, then all programs, psiwin 2.3, install new program. Browse for frotzs5.sis, select it and PsiWin should install into onto your Psion.

Now we need to download the .dat files that contain the game itself. On your Psion create a new folder in Documents called Infocom. Now dowload the first file, Zork1.dat , here, to your desktop pc. Now transfer the zork1.dat file to your Psion by right clicking the file, copy, then open up "my psion" from your desktop, navigate to the Infocom folder on your Psion, and paste the file there.

Now turn on your Psion, and on the extras bar there should be FrotzS5. Tap on the icon, then press "ctrl o" and browse to the zork1.dat file and select it. Your're off!

I've collected a few Infocom Games with instructions and cheats and walk-thoughs / solutions below ready for you to download, give them a try and if you find any more that should be included, contact me!

Update: I'm not sure of the legality of posting old Infocom DAT files, since they now apparently belong to Activision, so they will not be appearing here until I find out it's ok to do so. Sorry.

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