Zoom has changed a lot since I first wrote it as an experiment into
code specialisation back in 2000. The first version was around 2000
lines long, and could just barely tell you about a white house before
printing garbage and crashing. The latest version has 80,000 lines of
code in C and Objective C, and can play at least a couple of moves
of Zork before printing garbage and crashing.
For those of you without enough garbage and crashing in their lives,
I present the older versions of Zoom. Software archaeologists will no
doubt be fascinated by the rapid way the size of Zoom grew after its
first public release, and probably also by the neolithic code carved
into stone tablets. We used to bash 'em together to get grues, you know.
0.9.99beta5 was the last version to have any windows support. If you're
interested in reviving this port, feel free to email me: the work is
probably not that great to get things working again.
Packaged for OS X