Zork 1 is one of the most famous titles from the text based adventure genre. This format may seem very antiquated at first glance but it really gives the game the feeling of an interactive novel. This game is good for people who are existing Zork fans or fans of text based and fantasy based adventures. Its even great for those looking to try something new.
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First Download The Free Game Zork:
Choose from one of the following sites.
Abandonia : Download Game : Download Instructions
Free Game Empire : Download Game : Download Instructions
GamesWin : Download Game : Download Instructions
House of Games : Download Game : Download Instructions
XTC Abandonware : Download Game : Download Instructions
Next Download & Install the Emulator Dosbox on Windows:
Go To: http://www.dosbox.com > Downloads Tab > Click the Windows version (Under the Dosbox category).
Next: Run the downloaded installer file and install Dosbox on your hard drive in the directory C:\Games\Zork1. Simply entering this will create these folders for you.
Next: Open the Games folder then the Zork1 folder within it. Locate and click on the Dosbox Options file.
Finally: Scroll to the bottom. We are going to place some text below [autoexec]:
XTC Abandonware: For those who downloaded the game Zork 1 from XTC Abandonware copy and paste the following text:
The House of Games: For those who downloaded the game Zork 1 from The House of Games copy and paste the following text:
Save and exit the config file when you are finished.
Now Lets Extract the Zork Free Game Download:
First: Right click on the Zork game file you downloaded to your hard drive and click on "Extract All".
Then: Click the "Next" button when the extractor launches. You will be asked where you would like to extract the Zork 1 game files, select "C:\Games\Zork1" . When you're done click "Extract" and the Zork 1 files will begin to extract.
The One That Started It All!:
Click on the Dosbox program in the Zork1 directory and the game Zork 1 will start, enjoy!
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