DSFrotz 2.0 alpha released.

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by FAST6191, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    [​IMG] DSFrotz 2.0 alpha released.
    Z-machine VM updated
    DSFrotz has had an alpha version of 2.0 released, the authors stress it is for testing and debugging only.


    No changelog per se but the author states
    - games data read directly from your cart
    - new input & keyboard features
    - new design & multi-size and accentuated fonts
    - user customization via the .ini files
    - a lot of drawing and input bugs killed

    For those unaware DSFrotz is DS code implementation of the Z-machine virtual machine. Virtual machines are ways of running code using a scripting language with prominent examples being SCUMM and ZZT (both of which have implementations for the DS).

    [​IMG] DSFrotz homepage
    [​IMG] Z-machine fan site

    Thanks to pdroms.de for the news.
  2. adzix

    adzix GBAtemp Regular

    Mar 14, 2006
    great to see DSFrotz updated.
    reminds me to play some more Fish, awesome game.
    anyways, gonna grab it right away and see how it compares

  3. larvi

    larvi GBAtemp Regular

    Jun 24, 2006
    United States
    I thought Frotz was for emulating Infocom games, not SCUMM games
  4. Jackreyes

    Jackreyes Newbie

    seeing the letter on the screenshot and frotz (same starting letter as fonts)
    I thought this was an application to make your own fonts using the stylus,
    unfortunately its not, but that'd be a nice piece of software.
  5. TrolleyDave

    TrolleyDave Philosolosophising

    Former Staff
    Jan 1, 2007
    Wales, UK
    How well does this play? I love the old Infocom adventures and there's some it emulates I've not played. If the interface isn't too frustrating I'll give them a go.
  6. Ramzee

    Ramzee Advanced Member

    Sep 29, 2007
    Haven't tried this version, but the gui in 1.5 worked pretty well and I quickly learn't the input strokes for each letter. The only limitations and frustrations I suffered were those inherent with text adventures/puzzles. For anyone feeling nostalgic for an old text adventure they were once stuck on and who has a long journey and plenty of time to kill, I can recomended it.
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