For those that don’t know, scott2zip.perl is a Perl script that can be used to convert a TRS-80 (ASCII) or TI-99/4A (binary) Scott Adams format file to Inform 5 source code. Neat trick, huh?
I recently had need to use this only to find that [a] it produced Inform 5 source code that would not compile in Inform 6, [b] when this source code was patched, it produced run-time errors in the complied z-code file, [c] it deleted any room descriptions that had a hyphen in the description.
I had to download an Inform 5.5 compiler and delete the hyphens in the dat file to get it all to work. Once this was done, it worked fine, but I don’t know what other gotchas I’m likely to strike in other games.
So has anyone updated this script so that it is compatible with Inform 6?