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 should put in a cd or something else.

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    A CD? You seem to be too young to remember floppy disks.
    – Philipp
    Commented Mar 2, 2013 at 10:53
  • i remember them, but just not that well. i used them only about 5 times. Commented Mar 3, 2013 at 17:23
  • There's a lot of ways to play Zork on a Mac. If you have the original DAT file as you seem to you could download Zoom or Spatterlight. I believe there are websites that allow you to play as well. They save files to the filesystem using menu commands or in-game (as in SAVE).
    – geoO
    Commented Jun 8, 2015 at 0:54

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Just save the game normally. Don't put in a disk or anything.

The game will be saved to your mount point for the C: drive. For example, If your mount point is /Users/Foo/Documents/Zork/, then the game will save to the ./save/ directory in the ./Zork/ folder.

When you want to resume playing, load up Zork then type restore at the prompt and press Enter. It should point to your existing save file. If not, type where your save is located, for example, C:\Save\zork1.dat, then press enter.

  • OK, BUT HOW DO I RESTORE IT WHEN I WANT TO PLAY AGAIN? Commented Mar 3, 2013 at 22:31
  • @codegeek511 Added to my answer.
    – Slurpee
    Commented Mar 4, 2013 at 20:18
  • Just built Zork I from source at github.com/devshane/zork and running it. Got into house and needed to save. Thanks very much!
    – raddevus
    Commented Nov 5, 2020 at 23:56

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