Hello! I am pleased to announce that I have prepared a new Parchment template for Inform 7. This template is for both Z-Machine and Glulx. Get it here and then unzip into your
Inform/Templates/ folder (or your story’s
- The latest code of the ZVM and Quixe engines
- Basic Glk stylehint support (for use with Glulx Text Effects)
- The Gargoyle text formatting Glk functions (for use with the Glk Text Formatting I7 extension)
This code will be the basis of online play support for Z-Machine and Glulx games in the upcoming IF Comp. There are likely to be bugs so let me know what issues you come across. It will also, hopefully very soon, be the basis of a brand new version of Parchment for iplayif.com, as well as bringing the stylehints and formatting features to Lectrote.
PS: the last major part of the Glk spec that GlkOte is missing is sound support. If anyone would like a programming challenge, that’s something that would be a great contribution you could make to the community. There’s an old pull request here that would be worth looking at too.