A present..

…just not a very good one!   🙂

I know that all of you ESP enthusiasts of a certain age will have been waiting for this with bated breath, so without more ado, from the “Why? Because we (almost!) can” department, here’s:-

Zork for the ESP8266

This is a port of Louis Davis’ Arduino Z-Code interpreter to the ESP, but before you get too excited, I should tell you that it is slow …really, really slow.  It’s still a work-in-progress, with a ton of very, very rough edges, but it does actually work (after a fashion).

It uses SPIFFS to store the game files and the included “data” directory has a couple of other games in there, in addition to the default “minizork.z3” file.  All you need to do is change the “G_FILENAME” define in user_config.h to run one of the others.

Using PlatformIO (if you’re not, why not?!?!) SPIFFS can be initialized and uploaded with:-

platformio run -t buildfs


platformio run -t uploadfs

(the uploadfs command will take a couple of minutes to complete).

The code can be uploaded using:-

platformio run -t upload