Hi all, I’m working on an I7 game that uses Erik Temple’s Inline Hyperlinks and Glulx Input Loops in combination with Jon Ingold’s Flexible Windows in an attempt to have a purely mouse-driven interface (attempting a framework for a CYOA/RPG hybrid).
The only interpreter that gets everything right both formatting and mouse-only-usability (not requiring an enter or spacekey to advance text that’s longer a window for example) is Parchment. This is great in terms of making the eventual real game easily available to people, but the one thing I worry about is the save files.
In my tests with iplayfic.com on PC Firefox, parchment save files seem to remain even if I clear both cache and cookies. But is this true for most of the browsers Parchment supports? I know you can’t have absolute guarantees when you’re not allowing the user to store a save file in OS-sactioned desktop directories, but I’d want to know if in general a user could expect save files to safe for long-form games that were Parchment-only.
I also see that there’s a branch for Parchement with offline support, which might alleviate this concern? I had trouble running it after downloading from github, however.