short : V1.05 Menu for playing Infocom Games on CNet author : Patrick Kellum (firstname.lastname@example.org) uploader : patrick ygw bohemianweb com (Patrick Kellum) type : comm/cnet replaces : InformLoader1* architecture : m68k-amigaos Filetype : application/x-lzh-compressed Size : 16.45K Date : 6-Dec-97 Download : 💾 https://de3.aminet.net/comm/cnet/InformLoader.lha
NOTE: This only updates the contact address in the file. If you have version 1.4 then this really isn't worth bothering with. Also, I did add a little to the Future section, download it if you're interested. Introduction ------------ Inform Loader is based on a script I have been using for a while now to launch Infocom/Inform interpreters from CNet. I orignally used Dotoran's ZILoader but as my colection of Infocom/Inform games grew, so did the menu. Soon the menu was far to long and finding a game was slow. What I needed was a loader that used subdirectories and allowed longer titles. So Inform Loader was born. Now, after 6 major beta revisions I am relesing it to the public with a complete menu system. Some of the features include: o Menu system that includes single level sub directories. o Online viewing of hint/InvisiClues, Solutions, and doc files. o Displaying of a notice before the game is played. Usefull for needed information like info from the manuals. o File tagging to add hint files and the game (if PD) to the players Download Stash. o User definable color for game text. o Instantly starting a game by entering it's Quick name after INFORM. o Online edditing of games/subdirectories! o Creates a list of Quick Names for viewing online or downloading. o Saved games are placed in Users:/Infocom. A directory is created when needed. o NEW! Now supports Frotz's 16 colours in the game text! Requirements ------------ Inform Loader requires the following seperate software: o CNet 4.11+ (not tested with 3.05 but should work) o MoreText 0.051+ (should also work with 0.045) o Frotz 2.01.2+ Recomended but not required: o FPWait is a great "Press any key to continue" type program, highly recomended.