[wplug] Emulators

Vance Kochenderfer vkochend at nyx.net
Thu Jun 9 07:32:24 EDT 2011

Drew from Zhrodague <drewzhrodague at zhrodague.net> wrote:
> What Zach said. Zork is an example that still survives today. Wikipedia 
> was unhelpful with the license terms, but I know I have it on my iPhone 
> -- which is an interpreter/emulator that will run the game.

Interestingly enough, Zork is an early successful example of a
virtual machine.  To be cross-platform, it was written in a custom
language that was then run by a VM (the Z-machine) written for
target platforms like DOS, DEC machines, TRS-80, Apple ][, and

There is a modern successor to this language called Inform that you
might have fun with.

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