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game/text/inform621.lha

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Short:68000 Compiler for ZMachine/Infocom games
Author:Graham Nelson (graham at gnelson.demon.co.uk)
Uploader:Richard H Poser II (whomiga missingpiece com)
Type:game/text
Version:6.21
Replaces:game/text/inform615.lha
Requires:game/text/inform_lib610.lha
Architecture:m68k-amigaos
Date:1999-05-09
Download:http://aminet.net/game/text/inform621.lha - View contents
Readme:http://aminet.net/game/text/inform621.readme
Downloads:1117

Ported to the Amiga by the Uploader (Richard H. Poser II)

The latest version can always be found at
<http://www.missingpiece.com/inform/amiga.html>

NOTE: This version includes a Beta Version of an MUI based Graphical
      Interface, to use start from Icon under Workbench. Program should
      function same as previous version when run in a shell window.

NOTE 2: There is also a 68060 Version that is available by request.
        (No real noticeable speed improvement)

NOTE 3: If you're using Amiga Inform, could you please send me an E-Mail.
        I'd just like to know who is using it.


[readme stolen from the AmigaInform5_5 readme]

   Inform is a compiler for text-only adventure games, writtem by
Graham Nelson <graham at gnelson.demon.co.uk>.  It produces `story files' in
"Z-code" format, which was designed by Infocom and used for all their
adventure games from "Zork I" to "Shogun".  This format is computer
independent and represents the most portable form in which games can
ever be written, as no alteration whatever is required to move a game
from one model of computer to another -- these games can be played
using Infocom's interpreters or one of the freely available
interpreters.

   Inform is not just a compiler but an `operating system' too: its
library allows designers to begin coding at once.  An Inform source
file is very similar to a C source file, but need not contain any of
the parser code, or the running of the `game universe' -- only
descriptions and exceptions to the usual rules.

   The library understands rooms, objects, duplicates, containers,
doors, things on top of other things, light, scoring, switching things
on and off, opening, closing and locking things, entering things,
travelling about in them and so forth.

   The parser it uses (which can be entirely invisible to the
designer, but is programmable and very flexible) is sophisticated
enough to handle ambiguities, clarify its input by asking questions
and to cope properly with plurals, vagueness, conversation, pronouns
and the player becoming someone else in mid-game.


Contents of game/text/inform621.lha
 PERMSSN    UID  GID    PACKED    SIZE  RATIO METHOD CRC     STAMP          NAME
---------- ----------- ------- ------- ------ ---------- ------------ -------------
[generic]                 1048    1562  67.1% -lh5- f1ad May  7  1999 Inform.info
[generic]                 1240    2334  53.1% -lh5- 5d68 May  7  1999 inform621.readme
[generic]               137796  313404  44.0% -lh5- ca16 May  7  1999 Inform
---------- ----------- ------- ------- ------ ---------- ------------ -------------
 Total         3 files  140084  317300  44.1%            May  9  1999

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