I’m teaching an undergraduate course on IF, and I’d like for my students to be able to read the source code of Emily Short’s Glass while playing it in the Inform app. The problem is that the app settings for Language Version only allow the user to go as far back as Inform 7.9.1 (6L02), May 2014, but the source uses Inform 7 build 4A54 (or at least some build from around that time).
The only workaround I’ve managed so far is to download the earliest build available on the I7 site ( 7.4.2 (build 4U65) - May 2007) as a separate, old, 32-bit app, and run Glass in there. Short of having them download another app (and one that won’t run on Catalina), are there any other workarounds in place? The preferable solution would be to download old language versions and run them in the newest Inform app–is that possible? According to this I7 page from last October, there have been plans to incorporate the older language versions, but I don’t know if there has been much progress on that front as yet…
Any information on this would be very much appreciated.
All the best,