Can't Run Zork Zero in Zoom on OSX

Can’t seem to find out how to do this anywhere.
Have the latest build of Zoom.
I’ve tried changing the extension to z3, z5, z6, etc.
Downloaded the .blb file and placed it in the same folder.
Always get the error message “The document Zork Zero could not be opened”
I have the same problem with Infocom’s other z6 games like Arthur and Journey.
Has anyone gotten these to work?

It works for me. I am using Zoom on an Intel Mac mini with OS X Leopard 10.5.8. I have a file called ‘Zork Zero.z6’ in the same folder as a file called ‘Zork Zero.blb’. I seem to recall having to run some utility to extract the .z6 data file from the original game file that I received in my Lost Treasures of Infocom package (i.e., if you are starting with the ‘Zork Zero’ application as it was originally released for the Mac by Infocom, just changing the extension to .z6 is not enough: there is a conversion step). But it’s been so long since I did this that I no longer recall which utility I used, and of course I haven’t needed to recall it since I already extracted all the original games.

I would recommend googling the extraction of Infocom data files on the Mac. Or if this isn’t your issue then I’m not sure what the problem is.


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