A new member to this forum.

Howdy, I’m knew to this forum, I’m also an author of six Interactive Fiction
titles. I am more of an old school IF writer. I use qbasic to make my titles.
Though, I am trying to figure out inform. I’m a lover of the Mystery genre
and just wanted to say it’s nice to meet you all here today. I hope it’s okay
for me to post my IFDB link here. I’m hoping to get too know some of you
fine people. If posting the link isn’t kosher, please let me know.

ifdb.tads.org/search?searchfor=s … ivate+Dick

Hey there–I receive warnings when I try to open your files. Are they legit?

I can send you the source code and tell you the site to where you can get the compiler if you
don’t want to open them?

What kinds of warnings?

If you’re worried about malware, you can check the files here:


I don’t get warnings, but when I start the .exe it only accepts compass directions. Any other command (look, i, get ticket,…) doesn’t seem to do anything.

I’m on windows 7.

–edit “Q” also works.

Thanks for the tip! Windows said it couldn’t tell if the file was safe and warned me against opening it.

Hey RealNC: I ran it through TotalVirus, no found virus, but I’m still nervous! Windows says it’s “unsigned”. Can I run it? Do you think it’s safe? I’ll be honest, I’m not sure why the signature matters.

I haven’t tried any of these games, but as far as commands not being understood, maybe it’s a caps-lock thing? A qbasic “parser” is probably pretty strict.