Z machine for the Mac

macOS & Mac Apps

Hi all, hope everyone’s doing good.
So I’ve had my MacBook Pro for a few months now and really like it. Anyway, I was wondering if anyone knew of a way to play Z machine games on the Mac? maybe like a program or website would be fine. Something like frotz. I have frotz on my phone and really enjoy it but it gets pretty tiring using the on-screen keyboard, even with the shortcuts that come with the app. Does anything like this exist for the Mac? If so, can you please light the way?
I’d highly Appreciate any advice that I can get. Thanks, stay safe, and have a good day.



Submitted by Patrick Smyth on Saturday, April 18, 2020

There is Frotz on the Mac, but not sure if it's accessible. I know it works on Windows with NVDA.

Submitted by X2 on Saturday, April 18, 2020

In reply to by Patrick Smyth

Wow really? I wasn’t aware that there was Frotz for the Mac. I’ll definitely be checking that out. Thanks for the tip.

Submitted by Devin Prater on Friday, April 24, 2020

Frotz can be used in the command line, which is accessible… for this at least, I hope… Just install it with Homebrew, then do

frotz game.z5

Submitted by X2 on Friday, April 24, 2020

O wow really? I didn't know that Frotz could be installed that way. I'll definitely try it and see if it works. Thank you.