Alright. I'm teaching myself python from 'Learn Python the Hard Way: 3rd Edition' by Zed Shaw.. it's been informative so far. Definitely learning. After his lessons, he gives study drills, extra project to put your learning to use. He challenged us to: "Find out what Zork and Adventure were. Try to find a copy and play it. (p50)". My approach to this was finding the source code... It's like I can't find the original anywhere. I can find different versions of it or projects made by other, but the original eludes me. I looked at compilr.com and found the source code for Zork.. But I can't tell what this kind of text/language is: "ä½ åå¤´ä¸çï¼èåçééè¢«ä¸éç³é¨éäºèµ·æ¥ã" ... That was a print string from the source code. but besides the python functions, etc, everything is displayed like that. Is this a failing on my part to understand something python-related or... ? Can I either get an explanation of this or even a link to the source code for this/these game(s)? I've searched across google and duck duck go with no luck.
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What you posted does not look like source code, it looks like what you might see when you open a binary file in a text editor. Presumably you downloaded the zcode file (which is a bytecode format), not the source code. I do not think the source code of Zork …