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Old 04-20-2018, 10:46 AM   #1
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Inform - A Design System for Interactive Fiction!

Background:
There have been a few ports here of interpreters for playing Interactive Fiction games of the z-code type:Such games can now be created directly on the Kindles! Inform is a command line compiler to create such z-code games.

Original Author: Graham Nelson (1993)

Source:
Version: 6.31

Website: http://inform-fiction.org/

Compatibility: Should work on all jailbroken kindles from Kindle Touch onwards.

Tested ok on: pw1, pw3, kt3

Requires:
  • jailbroken kindle
  • KUAL
  • kterm terminal emulator.
  • frotz interpreter (see the 1st link above), for running the compiled z-code games. This is included in the package here.
Installation and usage:
  • Extract zip into /mnt/us/extensions/.
  • Select inform6 from the KUAL menu. This opens kterm in the folder /mnt/us/extensions/inform6/.
  • Create your own inform story file(a normal text file) with .inf extension and save in the inform6/src/ folder. You can use a command line editor like vi or nano. For help on creating story files, syntax, etc., see links below.
  • Compile by running script: ./inf.sh <story file name> from the inform6/ folder. The compiled z-code file with .z5 extension is created in the inform6/ folder.
  • Run the compiled z-code game with the script ./frz.sh <story file name>.z5. In the game, type q to quit and return to kterm.
Sample game source files:
There are several sample source files in the src/ folder. Try compiling and running them. Example: ./inf.sh advent. This creates the game file of the original adventure by Crowther and Woods.

Documentation:
Some readmes are in the doc/ folder.

Further reading:
Attached Files
File Type: zip inform6.zip (567.6 KB, 22 views)

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Old 04-20-2018, 02:34 PM   #2
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...the game file of the original adventure by Crowther and Woods...
Thanks for sharing (though I don't really fancy to compile it on the Kindle). I played ADVENT on a TTY terminal around '73. It was pure joy to succeed with a perfect score
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after getting the last point at Witt's end!

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