Hello! I love Frotz and IF. I’ve played a lot before on other computers. But now I’m trying to install on a Mac, and I’m having a lot of problems. I hope someone can help.
At ifarchive.org, I downloaded frotz-2.41-MacOSX.dmg.sit by Mike Johnson. I downloaded the latest version of Stuffit Expander to unpack it. At first I was getting an error that said “Legacy image should be converted.” I managed to fix this by going into Disk Utility, and converting it.
Finally I opened “frotz for Mac OS X (1.5)”. Inside was a beautiful graphic from Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, some entertaining “Read Me First” text, a folder full of frotz documentation, and an icon that said, “Install frotz.mpkg”.
And here I am stuck. Because every time I double-click on that “Install frotz.mpkg” icon, it starts to take me through the installation process, and then when I click “install” it says “The installation failed. The Installer could not install the software. The Installer could not install the software because there was no software to install.”
I know that once frotz is installed, I will have to use the Terminal to write the command “frotz” and then the file path… I have no problem with that. But the installation itself doesn’t seem to work and I’ve run out of ideas.
Thanks for reading this, and hoping someone can help,