Can't even create a single room!

I’m trying to create something for the first time, and from all the instructions and videos I’ve watched, this should work. It Doesn’t.

Please can someone explain this

“The outside” is the name of a direction (it’s the direction you go when you type “out”), so Inform is confused–it thinks you’re trying to create a room in the outside direction from something, but doesn’t know where you’re trying to start.

Try “There is a room called The Outside.” Or you could just give your room a different name, and if you like set the printed name of that room to “The Outside.”