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Zork II: The Wizard of Frobozz

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Zork II: The Wizard of Frobozz
Zork II: The Wizard of Frobozz cover
Developers
Infocom
Engines
ZIL
Release dates
DOS 1981
Mac OS (Classic) 1984
Windows January 18, 2011[1]
Zork II: The Wizard of Frobozz guide at StrategyWiki
Zork II: The Wizard of Frobozz 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
Zork II 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] Bundled in The Zork Anthology
Windows
Steam
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Bundled in The Zork Anthology.
Windows

Version differences[edit]

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
Mac OS (Classic)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/570580/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

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

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

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
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
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 5.0 6.2
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

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>/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.

References