I am not really DEEP in IF, but I am not new either. Both back when the originals were released and later with interpreters able to “revive” them.
Note that I have read the “getting started” guide in the forum, but I have some more bits to cover if you can help me.
I have to admit I am a fan of multi-engine interpreters. Last I remember was Gargoyle.
I am a fan of multi-engine interpreters for two reasons: (a) because really I am not “deep in IF” as I said above, so I cannot bother to look what belongs where, I just want to run it and (b) I am fan of such solutions in emulation generally (read MAME, SCUMMVM). Something modular, runs the most it can.
In an ideal world I would love a multi-engine interpreter that can also play Magnetic Scrolls (yes I know about Magnetic interpreter), to put all text (with optional pictorial assistance) adventuring in a single “home”.
Anyway back to the point of the post.
I see Gargoyle latest build is back in… 2011??? Although in GIT there are changes even 3 months ago. So CAN or CANNOT a fresh (and of course “current” in development) Gargoyle be compiled for Windows? If yes, can someone do it for me? (I have an dev environment, but I have left that field years ago, so I am not as comfortable any more)
Is there an alternative?
What is TADS? I have mostly found references towards people already familiar. So to a “stupid newbie”, what is TADS? (and I see Gargoyle also makes use of that) Are the engine libraries?