This idea has popped into my head having read the post from Shane who asked about the carrying capacity in Zork.
As you know we have the tools and the know-how (and if in doubt we have some access to the Imps which we try to use sparingly so as not to annoy, but they have been very helpful thus far) to edit the original Infocom source code and recompile the games with mods, hacks, whatever you want to call it.
This will NOT be for everyone. Many will feel this is heresy, the games are what they are and the sanctity should be preserved.
We often read comments on Infocom games along the lines of “They’re great, but playing today with modern preferences can sometimes be like hard work.”
I know people have also often asked for collaboration projects rather than “yet another competition” (although don’t let this stop you entering ParserComp please!)
If you can think of any Infocom games that would benefit from a bit of “2021 player preference modding” then post it here please and let’s see what we can do.
Hunger puzzles, battery life, inventory limits, crazy hard mazes, other ways to solve puzzles, bug fixes, have at it and let’s discuss making it a thing.