Gnusto 0.4.0 Release Notes

The purpose of this document is to provide testers and end-users with the information they need to install and use the latest version of Gnusto. It also provides a quick summary of new features, bugfixes, and known issues. We'll do our best to update this document based on any feedback we may receive, so please report any errors or omissions to Please report any bugs you may find in bugzilla. Checking for duplicates before submitting a bug report is appreciated.

Important! Gnusto 0.4.0 still requires its story files to be in the mangled z-code format. Please see the first note under Known Issues for details.

What's New in Gnusto 0.4.0?

Gnusto 0.4.0 features many bugfixes and enhancements over 0.3.0 and should be usable to play most Version-5 Z-Code games correctly. Here are the highlights:

Known Issues

Gnusto is very much a work in progress and many known issues remain. If Gnusto is giving you trouble, it's a good idea to consult this list. If the issue is not on the list, please check bugzilla. If it's not in bugzilla, please file a bug and we'll see what we can do to help.

Compatibility Info

Currently Gnusto only supports Version-5 Z-code files. Version-8 support should be fairly straightforward and will likely show up sooner rather than later. Support for other versions is on the agenda but is a lower priority than getting Version-5 support completely working. Gnusto will notify you if you attempt to load a non-Version-5 file.

Version History

Installation Notes

Click on the install link on the installation page, then restart the browser once the installation is complete. "Interactive Fiction" will now show up in the Tool menu and will invoke Gnusto when selected.

If you're feeling brave (or are just impatient to get the latest bugfix), you can always pull the latest source from CVS. If you've previously installed a recent version of Gnusto, you can simply delete the existing gnusto directory under mozilla\chrome and replace it with a copy of the gnusto subdirectory from gnusto\src. Restart the browser and you're good to go. It's worth noting, however, that pulling the latest source from CVS can easily land you with a non-working copy of Gnusto. Try at your own risk.


Currently, there is no automated way to uninstall Gnusto. Simply deleting the gnusto directory under mozilla\chrome then restarting the browser will cause the browser to freeze on launch. Close Mozilla completely, deleting any line with the word "gnusto" in it from chrome\overlayinfo\communicator\content\overlays.rdf and chrome\installed-chrome.txt (if you're extra-tidy and know what you're doing, optinally purge all gnusto references in chrome\chrome.rdf as well), restart the browser and you're good to go. Yes, we're aware it's not a very good solution. We'll try to work up something easier for 0.5.0.

Last Updated: 18 April 2003

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