ZIL & ZILF Useful Links

All the ZIL files to download https://bitbucket.org/jmcgrew/zilf/wiki/Home

ZIL Group on Facebook

Learning ZIL on Google docs: The documentation on the ZIL language https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gwy2VpnqXwMIf3wQFgYJD-lFyeyXr1FqGbOIJefreTY/edit

Zil Quick Code example (thanks Adam): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FPwwQUla5ceI4TIVWAuaOThL_0S6eAOP/view?fbclid=IwAR1yyPq6cwsJqogX8uJcIWf9pqRhEooJR-RXLCtNRlTE2Lz6mrnTxMmZEOA

Infocom source code that we’ve tweaked/fixed so it compiles using ZILF is here … https://github.com/The-ZIL-Files?fbclid=IwAR2VtrrOT2nc2mefX_BFIet9xCoSLJyacHiuYN2oaGKOztt9e24LgL-w9kU

Historical Source - Overview A collection of historical source files for education and perusal https://github.com/historicalsource?tab=repositories&fbclid=IwAR0nIe9oM7EZmZXwfgoxN-uQ_I4RI5j5nfER5wziHxDt-10rUtXgt0tdvtk

The original Infocom source code as uploaded by Jason Scott recently… https://github.com/historicalsource?tab=repositories

Articles - History
Long Lost ‘Zork’ Source Code Uploaded to GitHub, But Few People Understand It Apr 18 2019 https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/a3xdk8/long-lost-zork-source-code-uploaded-to-github-but-few-people-understand-it?fbclid=IwAR3JzPUWLQo5ikmaEm5FVseUkB53kz_PCHGsrkX0cljtcsTZ5tYY-hoeg1A

The History of Zork https://web.archive.org/web/20090116035446/http://www.csd.uwo.ca/Infocom/Articles/NZT/zorkhist.html

PDP-10/its https://github.com/PDP-10/its/issues/813?fbclid=IwAR27b_Kh-EQCQ2eZM1TH6uYdFwG_s6aRUV_JBZEy3-rxlA1kOkP2iNwWk2A Bob Supnik usually gets the credit for … borrowing Zork source code. But there was anoher: https://github.com/PDP-10/its/issues/813

VIDEOS
ZIL - Where to start - Quick Code Guide: How to write and run an ultra-simple (1 room, 1 object) game in ZIL https://youtu.be/VMflK-xjyg0?fbclid=IwAR1t1_oef9xXRqAFpV0w0UjI40YHIvIJbZPh79g1P2nCbi82YTAxiUYC5II

Game On! - Infocom text games and ZIL 1:21:50 https://www.twitch.tv/videos/416801231?fbclid=IwAR0ENXQSxEBgZkq5qva19pJSJBvKE3xJXK-K98orNwAC25gJ4YujL2Mrg1c&sr=a&t=17s

Zork - Infocom - Zork Implementation Language 4:44 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KITo4oW-Ojw&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2Fdnvx6gbWLlzhAhyqZ6H9btF3jYc1ZIW9llyZbA7Vjy75yRQ9FADoAaQ

Banana Retro Published on Apr 23, 2019 A nice quick overview video, featuring an interview with Dave Lebling, on Zork and MDL and ZIL.

ZIL - Zork Implementation Language - History of the Language 8:10 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oPIXEn7xcE&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3XNbTT5NAv2r4NNgc13JZe5Y_8SUvDExz86ddxmvkLIfmHbQKjdU42Kbk

Banana Retro Published on Apr 25, 2019 ZIL is short for Zork Implementation Language, a programming language (based on MDL) developed by Marc Blank and Joel Berez of Infocom, and is a descendant of the artificial intelligence language LISP.

Footage recorded by Jason Scott as part of his Get Lamp interview archive.

Original interview video here: https://archive.org/details/getlamp_b

The Infocom Source Code Episode 19:27 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XT1kAmQ7nYc&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3o2g5h5tmvjk9oYWGPq1q70XGByccVVi_yFucp5H_iWu6aa-e3rvQ75ho

Jason Scott Published on Apr 28, 2019 The Infocom Source Code Episode: The Specialness of Infocom, The Craft, The Z-Machine, Z-Machine Glories, Full Sentences and Every Platform, GET LAMP, The Infocom .ZIP File, A Release, Stu Galley, Github, The Clones and Branches, Steve and Kevin have a chat. An episode about the release of the Infocom Source Code on Github. It’s currently available on the HistoricalSource collection there: https://github.com/historicalsource

The ZIL Language is now having a little renaissance and I hope to see some actual games come out of it. Until then, I’m not kidding - type in the name of any Infocom game and you can probably be playing it within seconds.

I recommend a walk through the document Steve Meretzky wrote at Infocom to explain the ZIL source code here: https://archive.org/details/Learning_

Here’s the video of the chat with Steve and Kevin: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/416801231

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