Zork is one of the first text adventure games, written originally in the late 70s.

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Is “being dead” important to solve Zork I

In Zork I, after a certain point (which I have no idea what is, discovering the altar perhaps), if you die, you are transported to the Entrance to Hades, and you are in a dead state. E.g. typing ...
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Can't Enter Trap Door in Zork

At the beginning of the game of Zork there is a Trap Door. I try to Enter by Saying "Enter Trap Door" However when I do that it says "There is a Wall There". I am playing Release 13
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Can Thief steal what you don't see?

I'm now going through Zork I (revision 88, Infocom release) and mapping the maze of twisty little passages by dropping various stuff here and there. What is thief tells "Since he steals for pleasure ...
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How can I save my game of Zork that i am playing in DOSBox?

I am playing Zork on a Snow Leopard Mac, using DOSBox. I type in save but it says to save to this path c:save\zork1.dat. I am not sure what to do, also it says to insert a save disk so I don't if I ...
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How were text adventures meant to be played?

I have recently started playing Zork. I'm a big fan of graphic adventures from around '90, finished several of them on my own so I think I'm not particularly bad at them, but I'm having little luck ...
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Can you actually finish Zork in Black Ops?

..or is it just a cute easter egg? context (bonus points for screenshots)
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Where can I find Return to Zork?

Is it possible to purchase or download Return to Zork?