I wasn’t previously aware of this place. It seems that most people bailed out of Usenet for this place. Kinda sad really. Anyhow, I thought I’d let people know that I’ve picked up Frotz development again. The codebase is now in a Git repository hosted at Sourceforge. The latest code supports Blorb. I’ve also been bringing the DOS interface up to date. The DOS interface as written with Turbo C in mind is quite different from the one written with DJGPP in mind. I’ve resolved those differences and now have 2.40 compiled such that the IBM PC 5150 should be able to run it. Everything works with it except compiling with sound support and saves. There’s also a strange problem with Arthur causing DOSbox to freeze after a random period of time. The next step is to bring it in line with the master branch, add Blorb support and hopefully correct the aforementioned bugs in the process.
Please take a look at sourceforge.net/projects/frotz/ and let me know what you think.