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This collection consists of historical materials (often texts or writings) around the creation of software. In general, applications and code are not here but located elsewhere.



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The Infocom Cabinet: Binders and Folders of Infocom, Inc. (1981-1987)
by Infocom
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Infocom Cabinet: Misc: Phone Lists A collection of digitized scans from a large cache of documents related to the game publisher Infocom, Inc. of Cambridge, MA. Assembled by Steven Meretzky of Infocom. During his time at Infocom, Steve Meretzky meticulously gathered thousands of pages of notes, journals, maps, memos, forms and other printable materials related to all aspects of Infocom, and kept them in his basement for decades. During the GET LAMP production, Jason Scott scanned in roughly...
Topics: room, anderson, linda, dave, brian, bryant, meretzky, lebling, ellen, mike, computer room, steve...
Unsorted Software History
by Steven Eric Meretzky
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Learning ZIL: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Writing Interactive Fiction But Couldn't Find Anyone Still Working Here to Ask, by Steven Eric Meretzky, Infocom, Inc. Written in 1989, later converted to Microsoft Word in August of 1995. Derived from a 2002 printout and converted to PDF. Table of Contents  1. The Basics  1.1 The Basic Ingredients  1.2 The Handler  1.3 The Parser's Role  1.4 The Basic Handling Sequence  2. Creating Rooms  2.1 What a Typical Room Definition Looks...
Topics: Interactive Fiction, Z-Machine, Zil, Infocom, Meretzky
MOCAGH.ORG: Infocom
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MOCAGH.ORG: Infocom: statusline fall86
Topics: infocom, interactive, enchanter, status, zork, goddesses, hildegarde, lebling, trilogy, puzzle,...
MOCAGH.ORG: Infocom: infocom passport
Topics: infocom, interactive, zork, magazine, classic, games, computing, troll, invisiclues, enchanter,...
MOCAGH: The Museum of Computer Adventure Game History
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MOCAGH.ORG: Infocom: lgop2 manual
Topics: goddesses, game, leather, sound, infocom, lifesize, ofphobos, type, disk, dos, leather goddesses,...
MOCAGH.ORG: Infocom: nzt fall84
Topics: zork, infocom, testers, bug, puzzle, guide, editor, suspect, bugs, meretzky, zork times, puzzle...
MOCAGH.ORG: Infocom: planetfall solidgold manual
Topics: planetfall, interactive, fussbudget, fiction, manual, instruction, return, type, meretzky, docking,...
MOCAGH.ORG: Infocom: starcross zugmap
Topics: zork, aft, starboard, connection, yellow, fore, region, port, outer, meretzky
MOCAGH.ORG: Infocom: statusline fall87
Topics: ces, infocom, goddesses, zork, plundered, nord, games, puzzle, cpof, interactive, leather...
MOCAGH.ORG: Infocom: statusline summer86
Topics: infocom, goddesses, leather, zork, phobos, moonmist, interactive, meretzky, puzzle, contest,...
MOCAGH.ORG: Infocom: statusline summer87
Topics: coq, infocom, zork, coo, lurking, portal, planetfall, interactive, status, commodore, lurking...
MOCAGH.ORG: Infocom: statusline winterspring87
Topics: infocom, zork, status, puzzle, goddesses, wishbringer, hellhound, invisiclues, enchanter, iii,...
MOCAGH.ORG: Questbusters: qbusterspremiere
Topics: adventure, infocom, game, cutthroats, daneel, ultima, sequel, meretzky, fastolfe, ford, ford prefect
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A collection of digitized scans from a large cache of documents related to the game publisher Infocom, Inc. of Cambridge, MA. Assembled by Steven Meretzky of Infocom. In 2006, documentary filmmaker Jason Scott began production on GET LAMP, a video documentary about the realm of text adventures and interactive fiction. Shooting and research time was roughly 4 years, during which Jason interacted with a large variety of members of the various communities and companies that made up the story of...
Topics: Infocom, Meretzky, Text Adventures, Scans, Maps, Game Design