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.

Executable: https://ifarchive.org/if-archive/programming/tads2/executables/XTads-prebeta-7.zip

Source: https://ifarchive.org/if-archive/programming/tads2/source/XTads-prebeta-7-src.zip

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.

Executable: https://ifarchive.org/if-archive/programming/tads2/executables/XTads-prebeta-6.zip

Source: https://ifarchive.org/if-archive/programming/tads2/source/XTads-prebeta-6-src.zip

Note that building XTads 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.

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