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inform (interactive fiction compiler)

Inform 6 is version 6 of Inform, an interactive fiction programming
language created by Graham Nelson. Inform 6 made its debut on
April 30th, 1996, and it continues to be one of the most popular
IF development systems even after the introduction of Inform 7 in
2006. Inform 6, like all other versions of Inform, compiles to code
not only for the Z-machine, the same virtual machine used by Infocom,
but also for the more powerful and flexible virtual machine called

This is a command-line compiler for the Inform 6 language. For a
graphical Inform 7 compiler, see gnome-inform7. Inform 6 and 7 are
completely different languages, so it's not redundant to install both.

To get started writing interactive fiction with Inform, all the
documentation you need is installed in /usr/doc/inform-$VERSION:

inform_beginners_guide.pdf - aka IBG. Read this first.
manual/index.html - Inform Designer's Manual, aka DM4.
tutor/*.inf - Tutorials in Inform source code format.
demos/*.inf - Source to sample games.

Related packages: you'll want a Z-Code interpreter to try out your
creations. Install one of: fizmo, frotz, zoom.

Maintained by: B. Watson
Keywords: infocom,zcode,z-code,zmachine,z-machine,zork,advent,interactive fiction
ChangeLog: inform


Source Downloads:
IBG.pdf (b2635d3d61313bed286409500fc55bed) (0063968c3378636add1a0697b6d1fc16)
inform-6.34-6.12.4-1.tar.gz (b128a7aff7ed2b1086d020febae20746)

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inform.tar.gz.asc (FAQ)

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