Thanks for the tip! I just got Lectrote and it seems to be working nicely. I'll probably keep using Frotz when I can because I do like that old-school feeling of playing IF from the command line.
(by the way I dunno if you get this a lot but I can't help saying -- I'm a big fan of Kentucky Route Zero; really looking forward to act V! ok I'll stop now)
Hey, I just joined; forgive me if this isn't the right place to ask this general technical question. I guess some version of Frotz actually came already installed on my version of ubuntu (or I was able to easily install it via apt-get), and I've been using that to play a bunch of IF recently, but I'm also interested in getting Zoom since I think it can handle some other types of files (like .zblorb?? I think). From browsing the logicalshift page linked in the OP it's looking like the only way for me to do this (since I'm using linux) is to actually compile it from source, and, though I could probably do that with some effort, I'm wondering if there's an easier way to go about this. Thanks! I'm looking forward to being a part of the text club!