Ztools, the Infocom Toolkit by Mark Howell, currently maintained by Matthew T. Russotto Ztools contains the following tools: check - checks story file integrity, same as $verify command. Works on all types except for V1, V2 and early V3 games which have no checksum in the header. Optionally outputs a new story file of the correct length. infodump - dumps header, object list, grammar and dictionary of a given story file. Works on all types. Grammar doesn't work for V6 games yet. inforead - converts IBM bootable disks to story files. Only for IBM PCs, requires Microsoft C or Borland C. pix2gif - convert IBM MCGA/VGA (`*.MG1`) picture files from V6 games to individual GIF files, viewable on most platforms. txd - disassembles story files to Z code assembly language, plus text strings. Works on all games from V1 to V8. Also supports Inform assembler syntax. Current version: 7/3.1 (07nov98). Some of the executables below contain older versions of Ztools which may not support all of the game files mentioned above. # Mac_TXD.sit Mark Howell's TXD (and some associated Ztools) ported to the Macintosh by Grey Lowell. Fat binary for 68020 or better and PowerPC # infotoolkit.shk Infocom Toolkit by Mark Howell, probably version 14apr93, ported to the Apple IIGS by Matt Ackeret. Runs under Orca or GNO or any compatible shell. Packed with ShrinkIt. # mactxd.sit.hqx txd (27jul96, version 5/10) for the Macintosh, ported by Robert M. Dickau # mactxd_readme.txt Description of mactxd.sit.hqx # ztools71_mpw.cpt.bin Ztools version 7/1 compiled as Macintosh MPW tools by Matthew T. Russotto # ztools72_os2.zip OS/2 executables version 7/2 (03aug97); ported by John W. Kennedy. OS/2 Warp executable, OS/2 source code, and the original source. # ztools731.tar.gz Ztools portable source code version 7/3.1 (07nov98) for Amiga, DOS, Mac, Unix and VMS # ztools731_dos.zip MSDOS executables version 7/3.1 (07nov98), built by Steve Nickolas. Archive includes 16-bit (built with Watcom) and 32-bit (built with DJGPP) executables. # ztools731_freebsd.tar.gz FreeBSD executables, version 7/3.1 (07nov98). # ztools731_osx.zip Mac OS X executables version 7/3.1 (07nov98), compiled by Brad Town. # ztools731_riscos.spk RISC OS executables version 7/3.1 (07nov98), ported by Kevin Bracey. # ztools731_win32.zip Win32 (Windows 95/98/NT) executables version 7/3.1, ported by Kirk Klobe # ztools73_amiga.lha Amiga executables version 7/3 (07feb98), ported by David Kinder # ztools73_beos.zip BeOS executables version 7/3 (07feb98), compiled by Stephen van Egmond. PowerPC and Intel x86 versions included
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