mime info for z Machine game images

kendell clark coffeekingms at gmail.com
Thu Apr 12 22:11:37 UTC 2018

> hi all
> I play a lot of text adventure games of the z machine image format. To
> avoid going into exhaustive detail, it's an old binary format from the
> late eighties and early nineties made by a company called infocom. I've
> created a frotz.xml file which has basic glob pattern support for these
> mime types. They are very basic, having no magic matching since I'm not
> sure how to add these. I'd like these to become part of the freedesktop
> mime database if possible. The glob pattern is *.z1-8, but there may be
> other file extensions I'm not aware of. I'm not sure at all how to get
> good magic info for a file type, any help on that would be greatly
> appreciated. I'd like to help out improve the mime database with support
> for some currently missing mime types for game disk images as well,
> noteably ps1 through 4, and nintendo switch images. I also created a bug
> report for adding audible support, and this was done but never added to
> the freedesktop database, the only reason I can think of is copyright
> concerns, but this is only support for the format, you can't actually
> play them. It is only so that when a file manager comes across these
> files, they say what they are, it is still up to the user to provide
> supporting apps. Any help would greatly be appreciated. I'm attaching my
> frotz.xml file for review.
> Thanks
> Kendell Clark

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