I’m trying to compile a project in the Inform 7 app (downloaded from the app store on a 2015 Mac running Big Sur). When I do this the toolbar at the top of the screen shows the message “Compiling Inform 7 to Inform 6” but nothing else happens - the progress bar remains empty and I can’t access the story tab.
I get the same problem regardless of whether I start a new project with the basic “Example location is a room.” default story or I open existing saved projects (which previously compiled normally on the app on this system).
The results tab gives me the following output:
Launching: ni “-internal” “/Applications/Inform.app/Contents/Resources/Internal” “-external” “/Users/Laura/Library/Containers/com.inform7.inform-compiler/Data/Library/Inform” “-project” “/Users/Laura/Test project.inform” “-format=ulx”
Browsing through my library, I can see I don’t actually have a folder “/com.inform7.inform-compiler/” in the Containers folder. I presume that that is what is causing the problem. I’ve tried deleting the app, updating the OS and re-downloading and installing the application from the App store - none of that has resolved it or produced such a file.
Can anyone help? As far as I can see no one has reported similar issues on this forum, but I’m not particularly technically literate and want to make sure I’m not doing anything stupid before submitting a bug report.