Hi Sean.

the z machine was virtual, but as I understand it, infocom themselves obviously had to create platform specific version to run the z machine on each format.

This however simply involved running the z machine which then ran the full if game, rather than actually rewriting the entire if game with all commands.

That's why if you ever come across a dos c64 or other old copy of an infocom game you'll notice there are more files than just the infocom game files.

However, obviously when infocom went bust and inform because a free language people developed interpreters for different platforms to run the z machine files, instead of having to run each file specially on each platform.

Beware the grue!


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