I’m very pleased to announce (just as a player and tester) that iFrotz, now out on the Apple store, plays TADS games!
The support is about on par with Gargoyle. No hyperlink support yet, nor any media support - images, sounds, etc. No autocomplete yet either, for those who got used to it (and isn’t it a godsend in mobile devices?).
Playing both .gam and .t3 files, this is a major breakthrough! And of course it can only get better. iFrotz may currently be the best mobile interpreter for IF right now.
Hey, I tried to annouce this on https://plus.google.com/communities/107308642589798220682 as well. It must have showed up at some point, because two people +1d it, but now I can only find it if I specifically look for it, like if I look for my posts or for iFrotz. Does anyone else see the announcement? Shouldn’t it be right on the first page as the most recent post?
After I look for it awhile it starts appearing on the main page as normal. Then if I leave it and resume browsing elsewhere, when I come back it’s not there.
Yes, I see it.
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Thanks for confirming. Seriously, it’s like a roulette game, every time I hit F5 and the page refreshes it’s anyone’s guess whether I see it or not - whether it’s there or not.
Son of Hunky Punk on Android got that for quite a good years
it also got a recent overhaul with a verb list at the bottom (not so cool) and it’s now possible to choose words from the text
Does Son of Hunky Punk also support Glulx games with graphics? Serious question, not having an Android I don’t know.
Also, does it also run .t3 files or just Tads 2 .gam files?
it does run some t3, not all
Anyway, TADS terps are in short supply. Comparisons aside, another TADS interpreter in the world is a good thing.
Another HUGO interpreter in the world would be an even better thing!
I think Roberts could try this:
Well, you can already make web versions of TADS games and upload them to IFDB. It’s a start!
It’s not trivial, but it’s not difficult or complex either, from what I read.