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<b>Zork Machine Interpreter and Debugger</b> (called <b>ZORKMID</b> for short) is a Z-machine interpreter made by [[User:Zzo38]]. This program is fully public-domain.
 
<b>Zork Machine Interpreter and Debugger</b> (called <b>ZORKMID</b> for short) is a Z-machine interpreter made by [[User:Zzo38]]. This program is fully public-domain.
  
Currently it is implementing Z-code version 3 ("ZIP") only. Later EZORKMID and XZORKMID may be written to add other Z-code versions supported.
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In addition to playing and debugging Z-code games, it can also be useful when debugging other interpreters.
  
 
==Features==
 
==Features==
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* Disassembler
 
* Disassembler
 
* Instruction profile to tell you how common each instruction opcode is executed (including the format, such as 2OP, long immediate, short immediate, variable)
 
* Instruction profile to tell you how common each instruction opcode is executed (including the format, such as 2OP, long immediate, short immediate, variable)
* Scripting to a file (can also script to a printer if a ZTERM client that supports printing is used)
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* Scripting to a file
 
* You can write comments into the transcript file
 
* You can write comments into the transcript file
 
* Check for errors in the program (and optionally, warnings too)
 
* Check for errors in the program (and optionally, warnings too)
* Small-endian story files (included only for completeness; it is unlikely to be of much use and I do not recommend its use for most common purposes)
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* Both big-endian and small-endian story files are supported
 
* Can stop for "MORE" on each screen (unless this function is turned off)
 
* Can stop for "MORE" on each screen (unless this function is turned off)
 
* Function to disable save games (may be useful when remote access is used and you don't want it to save?)
 
* Function to disable save games (may be useful when remote access is used and you don't want it to save?)
 
* You can tell it to pretend to be a Tandy computer or not
 
* You can tell it to pretend to be a Tandy computer or not
* ZTERM interface (untested)
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* Can read random numbers from a file/device or use internal random numbers
  
 
==External==
 
==External==

Revision as of 08:40, 31 January 2016

Zork Machine Interpreter and Debugger (called ZORKMID for short) is a Z-machine interpreter made by User:Zzo38. This program is fully public-domain.

In addition to playing and debugging Z-code games, it can also be useful when debugging other interpreters.

Features

  • Debugger (including breakpoints at address and at specific instruction opcodes; currently there is no source-level or symbolic debugging although that may be added in future)
  • Disassembler
  • Instruction profile to tell you how common each instruction opcode is executed (including the format, such as 2OP, long immediate, short immediate, variable)
  • Scripting to a file
  • You can write comments into the transcript file
  • Check for errors in the program (and optionally, warnings too)
  • Both big-endian and small-endian story files are supported
  • Can stop for "MORE" on each screen (unless this function is turned off)
  • Function to disable save games (may be useful when remote access is used and you don't want it to save?)
  • You can tell it to pretend to be a Tandy computer or not
  • Can read random numbers from a file/device or use internal random numbers

External

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