Gnusto 0.6.0 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.

What's New in Gnusto 0.6.0?

Gnusto 0.6.0 features major improvements over 0.5.0 (including many, many bugfixes). It should be usable to play and complete virtually all Version 5, 7, or 8 Z-Code games (see Known Issues for exceptions). Here are the highlights:

The next release (0.7.0, barring any minor bugfix releases along the way) will natively support z-code versions 3 and 4 (hopefully also 1 and 2). Testing is always greatly appreciated. Nighlies (well "occasional-ies" might be more apt) are posted as bugfixes and new features are checked in. Joining up with the listserv would be helpful if you're planning on testing. For more dynamic interaction, participate or lurk at the LJ Gnusto Community.

Known Issues

Gnusto is a work in progress and some 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 really will see what we can do to help.

Compatibility Info

Currently Gnusto only supports Version 5, 7, and 8 Z-code files. Support for Versions 1-4 are slated for release in Gnusto 0.7.0. Beyond Zork has serious layout issues. Some of the "abuse" z-machine games like Space Invaders and Nethack cause Gnusto to lock up.

Version History

Installation Notes

Click on the install link on the installation page. It will ask if you wish to install to the profile or the program directory-- profile is preferred, but read the details carefully. Restart the browser once the installation is complete. "Gnusto" will now show up in the Tool menu and will invoke Gnusto when selected. Also, in Firebird, View->Toolbars->Customize allows the addition of a Gnusto button for the toolbar. If the installation appears to have problems (improper colors, unformatted text) run the installer again (and see Known Issues for details).


Gnusto now has an Uninstaller! It works like a charm, but there are two caveats. First, it's currently only available in Firebird. Mozilla support will show up in the next release. Second, while it unregisters all the skins, menu items, etc, it doesn't delete the gnusto directory or files. They won't cause any problems there, but it is a bit untidy. Feel free to delete them after uninstalling. For non-Firebird users, there is a manual uninstall method for the moment. Proceed at your own risk, though-- a new profile is the safest bet. Close Mozilla completely. Delete any line with the word "gnusto" in it from chrome\installed-chrome.txt. Now delete the following files (Moz will rebuild them when it restarts):

Restart the browser and Gnusto should be gone.

Last Updated: 20 July 2003

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