QTads - Multimedia interpreter for TADS games
qtads [ game-file ]
is an interpreter that can run games written in TADS. TADS is a
programming language written by Michael J. Roberts, designed to
implement text-adventure games (Interactive Fiction), similar to those
developed by Infocom in 1980-1990, as well as other companies (like Legend
Entertainment, Level 9, etc). If you liked games like "Zork",
"Adventure", "Trinity", or "Eric the Unready",
you'll feel right at home.
This version of QTads supports both TADS versions in use today; traditional TADS
2 as well as the new TADS 3 format. It runs on a variety of systems, including
MS Windows and every Unix system for which the Qt library is available,
including Linux and Mac OSX.
With no arguments, QTads will by default ask you for a filename, unless this
prompting has been disabled in the configuration dialog.
The optional filename
can be used to start a game immediately.
QTads is a Free program, dual-licensed under the GNU General Public License
(GPL) as well as the HTML TADS Freeware Source Code License. See the file
COPYING (included in the package of the program), or the
"Help->About" menu for details.
This program is written and maintained by Nikos Chantziaras
The reference implementation of the TADS VM was done by Mike Roberts. Several
people helped making QTads a better program. See the file CREDITS or the
"Help->About" menu for a list of names.