XTads pre-beta 9 is out

XTads is a TADS 2/3 interpreter for macOS (version 10.9 and higher). It’s a GUI application, with native macOS look and feel. Game output is text-only, with limited/simplistic support for HTML.

New in this version:

  • A new “Open for Testing” dialog, to allow recording/playback of command scripts and recording output transcripts, aiding game authors in regression testing. See Game development features for more details.
  • Misc. UI tweaks.
  • (Much internal cleanup.)

XTads is still a work in progress. Bug reports and suggestions are more than welcome – see contact info in the program’s About panel.

Executable: https://www.ifarchive.org/if-archive/programming/tads2/executables/XTads-prebeta-9.zip

Source: https://www.ifarchive.org/if-archive/programming/tads2/source/XTads-prebeta-9-src.zip

XTads pre-beta 8 is out

XTads is a TADS 2/3 interpreter for macOS (version 10.9 and higher). It’s a GUI application, with native macOS look and feel. Game output is text-only, with limited/simplistic support for HTML.

New in this version:

  • The Open Recent menu now shows proper game titles (when available).
  • Banners with help menus no longer flicker when navigated with keyboard.

XTads is still a work in progress. Bug reports and suggestions are more than welcome – see contact info in the program’s About panel.

XTads pre-beta 7 is out

XTads is a TADS 2/3 interpreter for macOS (version 10.9 and higher). It’s a GUI application, with native macOS look and feel. Game output is text-only, with limited/simplistic support for HTML.

New in this version:

  • Fixed a build issue related to macOS 10.13 (High Sierra).
  • Fixed several threading issues related to macOS 10.13 (High Sierra).

XTads is still a work in progress. Bug reports and suggestions are more than welcome – see contact info in the program’s About panel.

 

XTads pre-beta 6 is out

XTads is a TADS 2/3 interpreter for macOS (version 10.9 and higher). It’s a GUI application, with native macOS look and feel. Game output is text-only, with limited/simplistic support for HTML.

This version brings:

  • Support for pagination in banners (for T3 games that request it)
  • A few bug fixes and performance tweaks

XTads is still a work in progress. Bug reports and suggestions are more than welcome – see contact info in the program’s About panel.

Note that building XTads pre-beta 6 from source on macOS 10.13 (High Sierra) is problematic, due to changes in the dev tools. I’ll try to address this in the next version of XTads.

XTads pre-beta 5 is out

XTads is a TADS 2/3 interpreter for Mac OS X (version 10.9 and higher). It’s a GUI application, with native Mac OS X look and feel. Game output is text-only, with limited/simplistic support for HTML.

This version brings a couple of performance fixes:

  • Fixed (or greatly alleviated, at least) a serious issue to do with window/view resizing as the amount of buffered text grew. TADS 2 games using HTML output were especially affected.
  • Right and center aligned text in banners now updates continually as window gets resized.

XTads is still a work in progress. Bug reports and suggestions are more than welcome – see contact info in the program’s About panel.

XTads pre-beta 4 is out

XTads is a TADS 2/3 interpreter for Mac OS X (version 10.9 and higher). It’s a GUI application, with native Mac OS X look and feel. Game output is text-only, with limited/simplistic support for HTML.

This version brings a couple of fixes:

  • Changing the background colour of the main output area didn’t work.
  • Source code: character set translation (.tcp) files were missing, preventing a correct build.

XTads is still a work in progress. Bug reports and suggestions are more than welcome – see contact info in the program’s About panel.