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Developers
Infocom
Publishers
Activision
Engines
M.A.D.E.
Release dates
DOS August 20, 1993
Mac OS (Classic) August 20, 1993
Windows February 1, 2011[1]
Return to 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

Key points

Can be run under ScummVM

General information

"Official" developer fan site
Zork Wiki - A small wiki for every Zork game made
Return to 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]
Windows
Steam
DRM-free after installation through Steam client (see notes)
Pre-packaged with DOSBox.
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Patch 1.2 is the latest patch for the CD version of the game. The GOG.com version does not need this patch.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS
Windows
Mac OS (Classic)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/585240/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS
Windows
Mac OS (Classic)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/585240/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics settings (GOG.com version)
Graphics settings (GOG.com version)

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native 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 options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) MS-DOS 5.0 MS-DOS 6.2
Processor (CPU) Intel 386 25 MHz
System memory (RAM) 1 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 MB
Video card (GPU) VGA/SVGA graphics card
Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP Vista
Processor (CPU) 1 GHz 1.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 30 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7 compatible DirectX 9 compatible
Mac OS
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 7.5
Processor (CPU) Motorola 68030 25 MHz PowerPC
System memory (RAM) 4 MB 8 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 MB
Video card (GPU) Colour system

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 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>/585240/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (585240) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References