I’ve been stuffing about all day trying to get Parchment working with a z5 file and I’m not even close to getting it working.
I’ve tried the build from Inform 7 technique. No luck. I’ve tried downloading the latest build from GitHub. No luck. I’ve tried setting
default_story: 'story.z5.js' and get a blank page. I’ve tried setting
default_story: [ "interpreter/story.z5", "interpreter/story.z5.js" ] and get a blank page.
I’ve tried the web version. No luck. Using the first two
default_story settings above, I get ‘Unknown storyfile format’. Using the third setting, I get ‘InvalidCharacterError: String contains an invalid character’. The developer’s console indicates this is because of ‘Uncaught SyntaxError: illegal character U+0005’ in the z5 story file.
I’ve scoured intfiction.org and the GitHub repository and done a Google search and I can’t find any installation guide or tutorial or instructions anywhere. The only thing I can find is the brief info on options in the wiki and this is far from complete. It doesn’t even give you formats or defaults or what the constraints are.
So, what’s the secret to getting this working? Someone must know.