Zork III: The Dungeon Master

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Zork III: The Dungeon Master
Zork III: The Dungeon Master cover
Developers
Infocom
Engines
ZIL
Release dates
DOS August 18, 1982
Mac OS (Classic) 1984
Windows January 18, 2011[1]
Zork III: The Dungeon Master 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 III 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]

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[Note 2]
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
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.
  2. When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).

References