I use Linux [edit add: on 64bit PC.] I went to the TADS3 download page https://www.tads.org/tads3.htm
and clicked on “Writing my own…” and then Linux/Unix. and then the download started, but my depacker complains that it is not a valid gzip format.
I went to the bug report page but it is gone.
I also looked at this thread, but it is about compiling from source (which I try to avoid.) :
I just looked, and the problem appears to be that the file has a tar.gz extension, but it’s actually just an unzipped tarball. You can untar it via something like tar -xf frobtads-1.2.3.tar.gz from the command line.
It’s also just an old source release, it doesn’t contain the binaries if that’s what you’re looking for.
To build on linux, I just get the latest from the git repo and build it; I don’t know of any binary distributions that are up-to-date.
I use frobTads under Debian 64b, and of course I have compiled from source; yes, frobTads has only Adv3 (Note to johnnyZ: indeed there’s differences with Adv3 on tads workbench…) and also I have installed a3Lite by hand.
Do you have read the doc/INSTALL file ? frobTads don’t use make, but cmake (to be fired from a newly-created directory…) so isn’t the usual “train” (configure-make-(go root)-make install).