RESOURCES

The intent of this page is to have a complete directory of resources which I used in the compilation of the Zork Compendium which have not been made widely available to the public. With an exception of the the PDF versions of the Zork novels, all material here was scanned by myself and/or compiled by myself and this website was the first to make these documents available for download. I spent much effort hunting down/creating the documents available here.


QUESTIONS AND ANWERS WITH THE IMPLEMENTORS (click here)


ZORK USER GROUP POSTCARDS:
    #1 - Altar of Frobozz (front) / (back)
    #2 - Aragain Falls (front) / (back)
    #3 - Grue (front) / (back)
    #4 - Flood Control Dam #3 (front) / (back)


TEXT EXTRACTED AND ORGANIZED FROM ZORK GAMES (mostly complete)
Using decompilers, I have been able to extract all of the text from the text games. I have hastily organized all of the text into their respective locations. Unfortunately as the decompilation is not perfect, this still requires that I try to figure out how to make each fragment of text be called up in the game. Many times there was text which I could not figure out how to make appear in the game. I may update these lists again on a future date. If you know where any of the uncertain text (usually marked by (?) appear, please let me know). I have removed much default and technical text from these files (such as "Open Door: The door is already open.") and retained statements directly essential to the game. I also included some nonsensical information from the invisiclues and have denoted it as nonsense.

GAME
YEAR
VERSION
NOTES
Zork Zero: The Revenge of Megaboz
883
1.0

Dungeon
948
1.0

Zork I: The Great Underground Empire
948
1.0

Zork II: The Wizard of Frobozz
948
1.0

Zork III: The Dungeon Master
948
1.0

Zork I + Dungeon
948
1.1
combines the text from Zork I and Dungeon (in italics)
(This version is more up-to-date than the non-combined versions above)
Zork II + Dungeon
948
1.1
combines the text from Zork II and Dungeon (in italics)
(This version is more up-to-date than the non-combined versions above)
Zork III + Dungeon
948
1.1
combines the text from Zork III and Dungeon (in italics)
(This version is more up-to-date than the non-combined versions above)
The Philosopher's Stone
948
1.0
compiled from unfinished design document
Enchanter 956
1.0

Sorcerer
957
1.1
includes some alternate text from a beta version
Zork Quest I: Assault on Egreth Castle
957-966
1.0
all story paths have been merged together and arranged chronologically
Zork Quest II: The Crystal of Doom
957-966
1.0
all story paths have been merged together and arranged chronologically
Spellbreaker
966
1.0

Beyond Zork: The Coconut of Quendor
966


Zork: The Undiscovered Underground 1066 1.0

Wishbringer: The Magick Stone of Dreams
1157
1.0

Legends of Zork
(1067~
1247)
1.0
Level 5: A Most AWESOME!!! Quest
Level 10: The Case of the Missing... Pooky?
Level 15: Antharia Jack and the Hat Mislaid
Level 20: The Baron and His Boy
Level 25: The DEAD Walk!
Level 30: A Wizard and His Cocoa
Level 35: Enter the Face Breaker
Level 40: Scavenger Hunted
Level 50: The Great Unveiling
Level 60: The Wonderful Wizard of Ag
Generic Text (Level 5, 10 & 50)
The Lurking Horror ? 1.0

Sample: Zork Zero
?
1.0

Sample: Zork Trilogy
?
1.0

Sample: Enchanter & Sorcerer
?
1.0

Sample: Spellbreaker
?
1.0

Sample: Wishbringer
?
1.0

Sample: Beyond Zork
?
1.0



RETURN TO ZORK RESOURCES (in general chronological order):
DOCUMENT DATE DOWNLOAD
Concept ??? Document
Treatment ??? Document
Letter: Treatment Feedback1992-03-18Document
Letter: Phase I Intro???Document
Design Document Phase I ??? Document
Prototype Interface Screen???Image A / B / C
Letter: Phase I Feedback 1992-04-09 Document A / B
Letter: Phase I Feedback 1992-04-10 Document
Letter: Reply to Feedback 1992-04-?? Document
Letter: Phase II Format1992-04-24Document
Letter: Phase II Guidelines???Page A / B / C / D / E / F / G / H
Design Document Phase II???Document
Design: Interface1992-06-17Document
Letter: Story Suggestions1992-06-24Page A / B / C / D / E / F / G
Puzzle List #0011992-07-01Document
Letter: Design Review Meeting1992-07-02Page A / B / C
Puzzle List #0021992-07-07Document
Letter: Needed Items1992-07-08Document
Letter: Reply to Needed Items1992-07-??Document
Letter: Change List1992-07-14Page A / B
Letter: Change List1992-07-21Page A
Letter: Regarding Storyboards1992-07-23Document
Design: Title Sequence???Document
Design: End Game #1: Rise of Morphius???Document A / B
Letter: Change List1992-07-30Document
Letter: Regarding Storyboards1992-08-14Document
Design: Dream Sequences???Document
Letter: Regarding Storyboards and Other Requests1992-08-28Page A / B / C
Letter: Items to Work On1992-09-21Document
Puzzle List #0031992-09-30Document
Design: End Game #2: Entrapment???Document / Page A / B
Letter: Intro to Original Version of Script1992-10-22Document
Design: Script (original version)1992-10-22Document
Puzzle List #0041992-10-22Document
Design: Final Sequence1992-05-12Page A / B
Design: Final Sequence Text???Document
Puzzle List #0051993-07-19Document
Design: Story (Version 1)Document
Design: Story (Version 2)Document
Design: Story NotesPage A / B
Design: Script (Michelle Em Version - Final)Archive
Design: MapsArchive
Design: NPC DescriptionsDocument
Design: NPC ArtworkArchive (25mb)
Design: Storyboards (PDF version)Document A / B / C / D
Design: Storyboards (archive -- more complete)Archive (190mb)
Design: NotebookDocument
Design: File CabinetDocument
Design: Interface #002Document
Design: Interface #003Document
Design: Automapping #001Document
Design: Automapping #002Document
Design: Glossary of TermsPage A
Unpublished Sections of Encyclopedia FrobozzicaPage A / B / C / D / E / F / G
Text Extracted from Game DataDocument
Image: Poster Signed by Design TeamImage


ZORK: NEMESIS RESOURCES:
   
Design Documents (three pages from one of the first drafts -- handwritten)
            Page1 / Page2 / Page3
    Design Documents (2.5 drafts, plus extras interwoven into parallel columns)
    Design Documents: Timeline
    Design Documents: Misc Background Info
    Design Documents: Death Screens (compared with final versions)
    Design Documents: Node Maps
   
Bivotar's Journal (original version compared with final version)
    Bivotar's Journal (final packaged version)
    Alchemy Journal (unpublished)
    Background Story (from official strategy guide-- three drafts)
    Script (extracted from final game)
    Item List (hex IDs)
    Game Manual
    Text Saved from Zork Nemesis official website (most likely incomplete)
    Zorkestra Game from Zork Nemesis official website
    Box Art Image (textless)
   

ZORK: GRAND INQUISITOR RESOURCES:
   
Design Documents: Version 1.5
       
Photos of Booklet: (A) / (B)
    The Adventurer's Chronicles (from official ZGI website)
    History of Zork (from official ZGI strategy guide)
    Backstory (from official ZGI strategy guide)
    Background Info (from official ZGI strategy guide)
  
  Character Info (from official ZGI strategy guide) [currently unavailable]
   
Script (extracted from final game)

   
Coleman Lamp Keychain (A) / (B)

LEGENDS OF ZORK RESOURCES:
   
Image: Unused Character Selection Screen (A) / (B)
    Image: Encounter Explanation
    Image: Site-Offline
    Image: Gamestop Card (front) / (back)
    Image: Racing (A) / (B)

THE NOVELS
Zork #1: The Forces of Krill
pdf / text

Zork #2: The Malifestro Quest
pdf / text

Zork #3: The Cavern of Doom
pdf / text

Zork #4: Conquest at Quendor
pdf / text

Enchanter


The Lost City of Zork

textless cover artwork
The Zork Chronicles
pdf
textless cover artwork
Wishbringer

textless cover artwork
Zylon the Agedpdf