7 TADS multimedia games bundled with their resources


#1

Heya. This is just a quick heads-up: with the very
kind help of Michael Roberts I’ve extracted the multimedia resources
from all the TADS games that have them in separate files and bundled
them together into a single .GAM file.

The games in question are
Arrival, Kaged (comp and post-comp), Threnody, Six Stories, Jarod’s
Journey, Adventures of Helpfulman and Generic NY Apartment Building.
Yep, those are the only games that actually had external resource files.

As
to the why, well, TADS is coming to iFrotz. It really, really is. I
have a copy of it that actually plays vanilla TADS games (no hyperlink
support on the version I have, but I know it’s being looked into). It’ll
be here sooner rather than later.

And any iOS app is going to
have a real problem with story files that rely on external files that
are not created by the app itself. I mean, if I load Alabaster or
Kerkerkruip, their configuration is created by the app and managed
within the app. That’s ok. But these separate external files? Problem.

So,
I’ve bundled them together and am uploading them to the archive. I’ll
update their IFDB pages and post the links here when that process is
finished.


#2

Sorry for the screwy formatting. Can’t seem to edit it back into shape.


#3

For now, the games are here:

http://ifarchive.org/if-archive/unprocessed/


#4

It’s done, and David Kinder has, very… er… kindly updated the .zip files where appropriate.

So this is where you can get the bundled versions, also updated in their IFDB pages:

Arrival - http://mirror.ifarchive.org/if-archive/games/tads/arrival.zip
Threnody - http://mirror.ifarchive.org/if-archive/games/springthing/2005/Threnody.zip
Six Stories - http://ifarchive.org/if-archive/games/competition99/tads/six/six_bundled.gam
Jarod’s Journey - http://ifarchive.jmac.org/if-archive/games/competition2000/tads/jarod/jarod_bundled.gam
Adventures of Helpfulman - http://mirror.ifarchive.org/if-archive/games/tads/helpgam1.zip
Generic New York Apartment Building - http://ifarchive.jmac.org/if-archive/games/tads/gna_bundled.gam
Kaged - http://ifarchive.jmac.org/if-archive/games/competition2000/tads/kaged/kaged_bundled.gam

A note about Kaged - it’s the competition version. I did bundle the post-comp version, because it seemed to run splendidly with the existing resources, but since it states very plainly that it’s shareware and because of that it does notcome with any music included… it did not seem right to make it publicly available. So a bundled (still shareware) post-comp version can be made by anyone, I guess, but I’m not going to distribute it myself.


#5

Haven’t kept this up to date - I missed a few games first time around. And second time around. I’ll update this one when they’re all in the archive and IFDB.