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Text mode interpreter for Z-Code adventures


This package provides the jzip Z-Code interpreter required to run Infocom or Inform-generated text adventures, although the format can be used for more than games. It is based on the zip interpreter sources and adapted by John D. Holder <>.

The ckifzs program, for checking the basic structure of save files against the QUETZAL standard, is also included, as is the jzexe program to create a standalone executable by gluing a Z-code file to jzip.

For other Z-Code interpreters, also see the frotz, xzip, fizmo, and gargoyle-free packages in Debian. The current list of interpreters available within Debian can be viewed here:


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