frotz - interpreter of Z-code story-files

Property Value
Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename frotz_2.44-1+b1_i386.deb
Package name frotz
Package version 2.44
Package release 1+b1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Category devel::interpreter game::adventure games implemented-in::c interface::text-mode role::program scope::utility uitoolkit::ncurses use::gameplaying
License -
Maintainer Robert Lemmen <>
Download size 76.03 KB
Installed size 172.00 KB
Frotz interprets Z-code story-files, which are usually text adventure
games (although a few arcade-style Z-code games have been written).
Examples of such story files include the adventure games published by
Infocom, as well as any games produced by compilers to this format,
such as Inform.  You can find a number of Inform-compiled games up for
anonymous FTP at or HTTP at
Frotz complies with the Z Machine specification version 1.0.


Package Version Architecture Repository
frotz_2.44-1+b1_amd64.deb 2.44 amd64 Debian Main
frotz - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.4
libncurses6 >= 6
libtinfo6 >= 6


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zcode-interpreter -


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zcode-support -


Name Value
zcode-support -


Type URL
Binary Package frotz_2.44-1+b1_i386.deb
Source Package frotz

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install frotz deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install frotz




2018-03-15 - Robert Lemmen <>
frotz (2.44-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Maintenance release
* Bumped standards-version and debhelper
2016-01-24 - Stephen Kitt <>
frotz (2.44-0.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* New upstream release (closes: #786961).
* Provide a zcode-interpreter alternative (closes: #780523).
2012-06-11 - Robert Lemmen <>
frotz (2.43-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Update upstream homepage (closes: #650257)
* Converted to quilt source format and new policy
2009-03-12 - Robert Lemmen <>
frotz (2.43-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Updated debhelper, standards-version and watch file
2008-06-16 - Robert Lemmen <>
frotz (2.43-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Taking over package (closes: #483582)
* Changed watch file to use current homepage (closes: #449905) 
* Added homepage field to control file
* Removed suggests and references to int-fiction-installer (closes: #461594)
* Fixed and cleaned up debian/rules
* Support nostrip build option (closes: #436874)
* Included actual copyright statement in debian/copyright
* Bumped standards-version
2003-07-16 - Hans Fugal <>
frotz (2.43-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release. (closes: #184758) 
* New release fixes the ctrl-space bug. (closes: #90854)
* Adopted. (closes: #201407)
* Updated links to if-archive. (closes: #115809)
* Repackaged using debhelper
* Set default zcode_path in system-wide config file
* Suggest int-fiction-installer
2001-06-04 - Charles Briscoe-Smith <>
frotz (2.40-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Don't compile in sound support on the Hurd.  Closes: bug 99790.
2001-05-09 - Charles Briscoe-Smith <>
frotz (2.40-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Rebuild against libncurses5.  Closes:bug#92509.
* Work around dpkg-shlibdeps bug by running dpkg-shlibdeps as root.
* Edit down the upstream INSTALL file and install it in
/usr/share/doc/frotz as "INSTALLING.GAMES".
2001-01-02 - Charles Briscoe-Smith <>
frotz (2.40-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.  (Closes:Bug#77358).
* Moved to "main"; Frotz is now GPLed!
* Ported old Debian patches to the new release.
* Default name for saved games now has ".frotz" if Frotz's old save
format is in use (-Q on command line) or ".sav" if Quetzal is being
used (the default).
* Updated to policy version 3.2.1.
* Removed conflicts against ancient versions of some zcode games.
* Bumped up frotz's alternatives priority a bit, so that it's definitely
preferred over jzip.  This should be okay now that frotz is free.
* Comply with the FHS.
* Built against libncurses5.  (Closes:Bug#69700).
1998-12-11 - Charles Briscoe-Smith <>
frotz (2.32r2-12) frozen unstable; urgency=low
* Recompile to fix dependencies.  Now depends on libc6, with no
version requirement.

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