Updated: the 2017 Interactive Fiction Competition

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  1. Magic Sam

    Magic Sam Forever Homebrew

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    Hi all :)

    I thought you guys might be interested in this:

    The 2015 Interactive Fiction Competition

    Most games are playable online, but some of them require an interpreter like Z-code, Glulx, Alan or TADS.  

    Cheers, Magic Sam
     
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    levi Still fresh, damnit!

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    Very nice, I'll have to check some of these out.

    Out of interest, does anyone know which games we can run on our Pandoras?  I assume z-code can be played in either Gargoyle or Frotz (with a patch), but I don't know about other formats.  The windows executables not easily, but that's no great surprise.  Gargoyle upstream seems to support ALAN and TADS but I don't know if our port covers all those.  I guess I shall have to experiment!
     
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    moxie The voice of reason, sense and exasperation Staff Member

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    Gargoyle does ALAN, TADS, Inform (Z-code and Glulx or whatever the new one is called) and a bunch of others, I think. Gargoyle is the good stuff :)
     
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    Let me know if I need to refresh Gargoyle.. its a few years old, that port on the repo.

    I still follow IF ... one of these days I need to track down all the classic Infocom (original boxes with feelies), but they're so pricey/collectible nowadays :)

    jeff
     
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    Reminds me I still gotta finish Anchorhead
     
  8. Magic Sam

    Magic Sam Forever Homebrew

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    Hi all !

    @kuru : speaking of Anchorhead ;)

    https://rcveeder.net/cragne/
    http://blog.zarfhome.com/2018/12/cragne-manor-is-available-to-play.html
    https://emshort.blog/2018/12/08/cragne-manor/
    https://ifdb.tads.org/viewgame?id=4x7nltu8p851tn4x

    The recommended interpreter for Cragne Manor is Lectrote:

    https://github.com/erkyrath/lectrote

    Lectrote is an Electron application, which would certainly be too demanding for the Pandora ( @ptitSeb : feel free to chime in if I'm telling BS once again :p )

    I'd rather have a look at Glulx:

    https://eblong.com/zarf/glulx/

    Cheers, Magic Sam
    --- Double Post Merged, Dec 9, 2018 at 2:10 PM, Original Post Date: Dec 9, 2018 at 12:29 PM ---
    Hi again !

    I just built Glulxe (glkterm version) on the Pandora with @ptitSeb 's Code::Blocks :)

    I still need to run some tests to make sure that Cragne Manor runs well with that engine, and I'll upload a package to the Repo ASAP if it does !

    Cheers, Magic Sam
     

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