Right. There aren't that many interactive games that are stand alone.
Most require an interpreter. I'm personally glad for one very big
reason. In most cases interactive fiction games are completely cross
platform. Want to play an Adrift adventure download scare for Linux.
Want to play an interactive game written in Form use frotz for Linux
or one of a couple other Linux inform interpreters. There is even a
tads interpreter, but I can't think of the name off the top of my
head. They are all accessible and if I put my interactive fiction
library all together I'd say I have something like 150 cross-platform

On 4/18/11, dark <d...@xgam.org> wrote:
> What's the problem with the interpreter? really using something like
> winfrotz is pretty much the same as playing westfront, though myself I like
> westfront because it is more rpg than standard puzle based interactive
> fiction.
> There are some others kicking around, but not many sinse most people write
> in an if language like zcode or tads, and thus you need the correct
> interpreter to play them.
> Beware the grue!
> Dark.

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