Beyond Zork

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Beyond Zork: The Coconut of Quendor
Beyond Zork: The Coconut of Quendor cover
Developers
Infocom
Engines
Z-code version 5
Release dates
DOS September 15, 1987
Mac OS (Classic) September 15, 1987
Windows (DOSBox) January 18, 2011[1]
Beyond Zork guide at StrategyWiki
Beyond Zork at Wikipedia
Zork
Zork: The Great Underground Empire 1980
Zork II: The Wizard of Frobozz 1981
Zork III: The Dungeon Master 1982
Enchanter 1983
Sorcerer 1984
Spellbreaker 1985
Wishbringer 1985
Beyond Zork 1987
Zork Zero 1988
Return to Zork 1993
Zork Nemesis 1996
Zork: The Undiscovered Underground 1997
Zork: Grand Inquisitor 1997

General information

"Official" developer fan site
Interactive Fiction Wiki - A wiki for all text adventure games
Zork Wiki - A small wiki for every Zork game made
Beyond Zork Bug List
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
DOS
Mac OS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Pre-packaged with DOSBox.[2] Comes bundled in The Zork Anthology
Windows
Steam
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Bundled in The Zork Anthology.
Windows

Version differences[edit]

The Zork Anthology[edit]

A compilation pack containing Zork: The Great Underground Empire, Zork II: The Wizard of Frobozz, Zork III: The Dungeon Master, Beyond Zork, Zork Zero, and Planetfall.

Essential improvements[edit]

Recommended Z-machine interpreters[edit]

A Z-machine standards document is available for those wishing to make their own interpreter.

Utilities[edit]

A list of various Zork related tools and utilities can be found here.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS
Windows <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
Mac OS (Classic)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/570580/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS
Windows <path-to-game>\SAVE[Note 3]
Mac OS (Classic)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/570580/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
No sound.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Everything is text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes CGA, EGA, MCGA, VGA, SVGA

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 5.0
Processor (CPU) IBM PC or 100% compatible
System memory (RAM) 512 KB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 MB
Video card (GPU) CGA, EGA, MCGA, VGA, SVGA
Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) 1.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 30 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7 compatible
Mac OS
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 6.0.7
Processor (CPU) Motorola 68000
System memory (RAM) 512 KB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 MB
Video card (GPU) B/W
Colour system
Supported Macintosh models: Mac Plus, SE, Classic, II series, LC series, Performa series, Centris series, Quadra series, PowerBook series and the Power Macintosh series

Notes

  1. File/folder structure within the installation folder reflects the path(s) listed for DOS and/or PC booter game data. For the GOG.com release, file changes in DOSBox are redirected to <path-to-game>/cloud_saves/ even if GOG Galaxy is not used (this folder contains all redirected files, so some files in the cloud_saves folder might be temporary files or other files that do not contain saves or settings).
  2. 2.0 2.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/570580/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (570580) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.
  3. When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).

References