Thursday, December 13, 2001

I have only just begun creating my page. However, I have promised to make available a copy of "Apprentice," an incomplete and buggy, but playable, game I wrote while experimenting with Inform, a programming language designed for the creation of text adventures in the style of the Infocom classics of the 1980s.

The file itself is here, zipped: http://www.geocities.com/dmarsh3000/apprentice.zip

Unzipped, the file is nearly 200K. Most of this is libraries, including debugging libraries which add about 50% to the size of the file. Unzipping will yield a file entitled "apprentice.z5", which must be run through a Z-machine interpreter. I recommend (and use) those of the "Frotz" family. These may be downloaded from the IF-archive (www.ifarchive.org) at http://www.ifarchive.org/indexes/if-archiveXinfocomXinterpretersXfrotz.html. For Windows machines, the appropriate download is http://www.ifarchive.org/if-archive/infocom/interpreters/frotz/WinFrotzR53.zip.

A more thorough update to this page will occur--well, when the mood strikes me, really. But it is coming.