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.

Executable: http://www.ifarchive.org/if-archive/programming/tads2/executables/XTads-prebeta-5.zip

Source code: http://www.ifarchive.org/if-archive/programming/tads2/source/XTads-prebeta-5-src.zip

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.

Download links:

Executable: http://www.ifarchive.org/if-archive/programming/tads2/executables/XTads-prebeta-4.zip

Source code: http://www.ifarchive.org/if-archive/programming/tads2/source/XTads-prebeta-4-src.zip

XTads pre-beta 3 is out

XTads pre-beta 3 is finally out.

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

This version brings:

  • Support for banners (except more-prompts)
  • Full support for the <tab> tag
  • Improvements to text formatting
  • Misc. bug-fixes

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

Final download links:

Executable: http://www.ifarchive.org/if-archive/programming/tads2/executables/XTads-prebeta-3.zip

Source code: http://www.ifarchive.org/if-archive/programming/tads2/source/XTads-prebeta-3-src.zip

Cheers,
– Rune