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How do I Play Adrift Games? - 2007/04/04 19:45 Hello everybody. I'm probably being really thick here but having download the Adrift runners 3.9 and 4 and also a game (The Dinnerparty) I can't actually get toplay the game.
I've unzipped and all that but don't know how to actually run the game.
Please advise because I can't find instructions here or on Adrift site.
Thank You!!
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Re:How do I Play Adrift Games? - 2007/04/04 21:45 You have to install the two runner programs. Then you open up the ADRIFT 4.0 runner and use the "open" funtion in the file menu to locate and open the Dinner Party game file (since that's a 4.0 game). It should work fine like that, but if you have any further problems feel free to ask. BBBen's Games
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Re:How do I Play Adrift Games? - 2007/04/05 19:43 I know that this isn't what you asked, but I thought I would point out that the same method BBBen outlined works for all of the games hosted here. All of the games require a "runner" or "run-time" to play (if it is easier, think of the games like a Word document that requires Microsoft Word to open [or, substitute your favorite word processing program]).

Each separate category of games requires a different runner: ADRIFT 3.9 and 4.0, TADS 2 and 3, Inform 6 and 7, RAGS, etc. This can be a bit confusing when you first start out playing these games, but after a while you get the hang of it.

There is a general all-purpose program that plays just about every game available, call Gargoyle. You can get the latest version from the home page at http://ccxvii.net/gargoyle/, or at the IF Archive http://ftp.ifarchive.org/indexes/if-archiveXinterpreters-multiXgargoyle.html.
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Re:How do I Play Adrift Games? - 2009/11/19 00:33 Hi, also being really thick here, I've downloaded adrift runners, games, but am running ubuntu and can't get the runners to install (tried WINE with no joy). I tried the linux version of gargoyle but am too much of an idiot to be able to successfully install a .sh file in terminal. I'm not even sure if I'm trying the right thing. Any ideas?
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Re:How do I Play Adrift Games? - 2009/11/20 10:29 Not sure where the .sh file is coming from (they are often shar - shell archive files. If so it will be quite a big file and if you look inside (using less or more) it will start off being a normal script, then it will start becoming 'gibberish'). To install that use: sh TheFileName.sh

Not actually done it myself but a quick look showed up: http://code.google.com/p/garglk/downloads/list which offers a download of a .deb version which should be ok for Ubuntu. From a shell command prompt use:
sudo dpkg -i gargoyle-2009-08-25-linux.deb

http://ccxvii.net/gargoyle/ does not actually mention supporting Adrift.
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Re:How do I Play Adrift Games? - 2009/11/21 05:52 Gargoyle includes Scare, which is an ADRIFT interpreter.

Scare's homepage (http://sites.google.com/site/scarehome/) includes compiled binaries for Linux.

You could also have a look at http://www.ifarchive.org/if-archive/programming/adrift/, which includes a bunch of ADRIFT interpreters.
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Re:How do I Play Adrift Games? - 2009/11/21 21:58 Well after a lot of false starts I got scare to work, so thank you very much. Had to ignore the instructions and just go straight to the .taf file and 'open with' but looks good. Cheers.
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Re:How do I Play Adrift Games? - 2009/11/22 18:44 Good job!
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