vbccz is a back end for Volker Barthelmann's VBCC C compiler that targets the Z-machine, and was written by David Given. In other words, instead of using Inform, vbccz lets you write a program in C and compile it for the Z-machine.
Because of licensing restrictions, if you want to use vbccz, you need to download the unaltered VBCC and the vbccz patch separately, then put them together with a suitable patch program.
One project that used vbccz was Silicon Castles (David Given).
- vbccz homepage
- Download vbcc_0.7.orig.tar.gz ( ftp, random) from the IF Archive - The original VBCC by Volker Barthelmann.
- Download vbcc_0.7-3.diff ( ftp, random) from the IF Archive - The vbccz patch.
- Larry Wall's patch utility, for Unix systems.
- Cygwin is recommended for patching on Windows systems.