Example Story in Chapbook to learn from?

I’ve never coded before and am mostly useless. I read the Chapbook how-to, and am now looking for a story to learn from. I’ve found a few stories download-able as .tws, which sounds like a Twine file, but haven’t been able to open them in Twine. It’s possible I’m missing something very obvious. Thanks for any help! Andy

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Twine Version: 2.3.7
Story Format: Chapbook

The main Chapbook page includes a link to “Cloak of Darkness”. You could simply download that HTML file and import it into Twine to take a look at the code.

The .TWS files are “Twee” source files. Basically, text files written in Twee notation to make them able to be converted into Twine HTML file using tools like Tweego (a command line Twine compiler). However, if you have the HTML version of a Twine/Chapbook game, then you can just import that directly into the Twine 2 editor.

Hope that helps! :smiley:

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The older Twine 1.x application assigned a tws file extension to its project files (1), so those files may not be TWEE Notation based.

(1) This project file is actually a Python pickle file, which is a binary like serialisation format, and as such can’t be loaded by the new Twine 2.x application.

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Here are a bunch of small Chapbook examples, which are written in text files using Twee notation, that you could look at as well.

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