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Hey folks,

I was wondering if anyone has a copy of the best of Interactive Fiction archive that used to be downloadable until a few years ago? I used to have it, but my copy got mysteriously deleted at some indeterminate point in the past, and now I can't find it anywhere. If anyone has it, can you please stick it in a dropbox or something and send a link? I'd appreciate it greatly!

All the best, Albano.

I am Locutus of Borg. Resistance, is futile. Your life, as it has been, is over. From this time forward, you will service---us.

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I'd like to have this as well.

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[wow], if there would be a copy of the full archive, I'd be interested in that, too. So, it wouldn't be neccessary to download each title one by one after searching for it first.

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Is this an archive of all the old Infocom interactive fiction adventures? If so I do believe I have it. If not, I'd be interested in this archive as well.

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Or is this what you are looking for:
https://www.ifarchive.org/

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What I'm looking for is a zip file that had several hundred of the better Zcode adventures found at ifarchive.org. pcsgames.net had a link to it at one point or another, but alas, I just checked, and that link is now dead.

I am Locutus of Borg. Resistance, is futile. Your life, as it has been, is over. From this time forward, you will service---us.

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Ah, OK. What I have is something called Infocom: The Works, it was described as being a collection of all the Infocom interactive fiction games. I also have the Zork trilogy as a separate file.

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Hello.
I believe you are looking for this.
Below is the link and the description from the IF Archive:
https://ifarchive.org/if-archive/starters/ashes.exe
ashes.exe [14-Jan-2001]
A large interactive fiction starter kit, with 50 games that range in difficulty from beginner to expert, plus the interpreters needed to run them. Self-extracting Win32 archive, compiled by Michael Fare for a magazine about games for the blind.
The link works, I just checked.
I believe this is the link PCS Games had, because I seem to remember downloading this myself at some point and I took the link from their website too.

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Thank you!

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Hmm... This may or may not be the right one, I'm not sure. Unfortunately, whenever I try to run it, it says that this app can't run on my PC. Apparently, Windows 10 can't handle self-extracting executables?

I am Locutus of Borg. Resistance, is futile. Your life, as it has been, is over. From this time forward, you will service---us.

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@Orko - you are welcome.

@Locutus - I just checked.
I was not able to run it on Windows 10 too.
But I was able to open and extract the archive using 7-Zip.
Try to use 7-Zip or simillar program.

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Try running it in compatibility mode or as an administrator. Though honestly, as long as you didn't put it in some location needing elevated priveleges, it should work. All the single file installers that you download are just glorified self extracting executables.

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if you guys are after files with a z number, like z8, z5, z6, z3, I may be able to help. I have a few hundreds of them, if anyone wants. they're from all over the place. they remained behind from when the braillenote days.

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@Braille 0109, that's exactly what I'm looking for, and for exactly that reason. I want to be able to stick them all in an SD card and play them on my Apex, as I used to do back in the good old days.

I am Locutus of Borg. Resistance, is futile. Your life, as it has been, is over. From this time forward, you will service---us.

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This might be the right site for you:
www.delron.org.uk

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first of all, apologies for getting back late. I didn't see a reply to this, till I just looked at my emails, which is not that often. having said that, here are 713 games, over 100 megs. I'll paste a dropbox link below, let me know if you have any issues with it. a manual can be found to most of these with a google search. just add filename.extension walkthrough, and you will get it. with that said: (the file is only 58 megs till it's extracted...) https://www.dropbox.com/s/fsvtpwzfp2ca2 … s.zip?dl=0

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Does this include Adrift games?

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don't mean to be stupid, but what's adrift?

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@braille0109, thank you so very, very much for that package! This will make things so infinitely simpler than downloading each and every one of these manually... A friend and I play these together over Facetime... I read the text and she helps me solve the games. She'll be quite pleased as well!

I am Locutus of Borg. Resistance, is futile. Your life, as it has been, is over. From this time forward, you will service---us.

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Ya know,

I'm surprised I kept this Infocom archive of 509 MB of files in my one drive. Here ya go for those who want it:

https://1drv.ms/u/s!Anv9zbClKyFLiGpPqkm6bX0nRzWU

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@Trenton

Thanks so much for this Infocom collection. I'm trying to collect all of the old Infocom games and am not certain I have them all yet, so collections like this are very much appreciated. Thumbs up to you!

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no worries, glad this helped. and I'm getting that collection off one drive as well, let's get it now.

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[wow], over 400 MB just for text games? That's awesome, there seem to be lots of games in there, since most of those game files will be very tiny. Can the walkthroughs and such be downloaded as well or has anyone collected those? This way, you could have all together, the games and the info material if you stuck.

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Hmmm.
Thats embarasing.
How can the borg loose an archive?
Seriously in all encounters the borg never had a storage failier.

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