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TADS 3 is, at the time of this writing, the still-under-development next version of [[TADS]]. It is expected to push the boundaries of IF development and world design in a number of areas, including full sense-passing, areas which are composed of a number of sub-rooms, and NPC interaction with the world. (DS)
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[[TADS 3]] is the current version of [[TADS]], also created by [[Michael J. Roberts]]. TADS 2 is still in use by authors, but it is no longer being developed. Version 3 of TADS (The Adventure Development System) pushes the boundaries of IF development and world design in a number of areas, including full [[sense-passing]], areas which are composed of a number of sub-rooms, and NPC interaction with the world. The first beta release was on September 12, 2004. The first general release, TADS 3 version 3.0.12, was released on September 15, 2006.
  
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The release of version 3.0.15 coincided with the release of a greatly enhanced version of the Workbench IDE for Windows. The 3.0.16 release (April 2008) includes a number of library enhancements and significantly expanded documentation.
  
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<table style="margin-bottom:1em;float:right"><tr><td>{{xaw|2011|'''TADS 3.1''': Best Technological Development}} </td></tr></table>
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TADS 3.1, which introduces language-level networking support, online play and dynamic compilation, won Best Technological Development at the 2011 [[XYZZY Awards 2011 | XYZZY Awards]].
  
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== Links ==
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=== Official or Collaborative Links ===
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* [http://www.tads.org TADS 3 Home Page]
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* [http://www.intfiction.org/forum/viewforum.php?f=10 Discussion Forum]
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* [http://community.livejournal.com/tads3/ TADS 3] - LiveJournal community.
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* [http://tads.org/t3doc/doc/index.htm On-line documentation] - Complete documentation, including:
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** [[Eric Eve]]'s ''[http://tads.org/t3doc/doc/gsg/index.html Getting Started in TADS 3]''
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** Eric Eve's ''[http://tads.org/t3doc/doc/learning/Learning%20T3.pdf Learning TADS 3]''
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** Eric Eve's ''[http://tads.org/t3doc/doc/tourguide/index.html TADS 3 Tour Guide]''
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** ''[http://tads.org/t3doc/doc/sysman/cover.htm TADS 3 System Manual]''
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** ''[http://tads.org/t3doc/doc/techman/cover.htm TADS 3 Technical Manual]''
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** ''[http://tads.org/t3doc/doc/libref/index.html TADS 3 Library Reference Manual]''
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** ''[http://tads.org/t3doc/doc/htmltads/intro.htm Introduction to HTML TADS]''
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* [http://www.tads.org/xlat3/xlat.htm TADS 3 Library Translation Resources] - starting point for people who plan to translate the TADS 3 library to other languages.
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* [http://ifarchive.giga.or.at/if-archive/interpreters-other/tads3/manuals/ TADS3 manuals] on the if-archive.
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* [http://tads.org/articles.htm Technical articles] from tads.org, including Eric Eve's ''Getting Started'' guide. (Many of these articles are now included in the on-line documentation.)
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===Documentation, Tips, and Examples by Individuals===
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* [http://www.musicwords.net/if/if_tads_tips.htm Tips on Using TADS 3], collected by [[Jim Aikin]].
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* [http://www.gregboettcher.com/games/aiop.htm TADS 3: All in One Place] by [[Greg Boettcher]].
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* [http://www.kwi.dk/if/t3/ TADS 3 Pages] by [[S&oslash;ren J. L&oslash;vborg]].
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* [http://www.stauffconsulting.com/tads3doc/ TADS 3 Library Proto-Documentation] by [[Edward L. Stauff]].
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===Other===
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* [http://www.brasslantern.org/writers/iftheory/tads3andi7.html A Comparison of TADS 3 and Inform 7] by [[Eric Eve]].
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* [http://xyzzyawards.org/reviews/reviews2011.html#tads31 XYZZY Review for "Best Technological Development] (re: TADS 3.1) by [[Iain Merrick]].
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[[Category:TADS 3]]
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[[Category:Authoring system]]

Latest revision as of 09:45, 6 February 2016

TADS 3 is the current version of TADS, also created by Michael J. Roberts. TADS 2 is still in use by authors, but it is no longer being developed. Version 3 of TADS (The Adventure Development System) pushes the boundaries of IF development and world design in a number of areas, including full sense-passing, areas which are composed of a number of sub-rooms, and NPC interaction with the world. The first beta release was on September 12, 2004. The first general release, TADS 3 version 3.0.12, was released on September 15, 2006.

The release of version 3.0.15 coincided with the release of a greatly enhanced version of the Workbench IDE for Windows. The 3.0.16 release (April 2008) includes a number of library enhancements and significantly expanded documentation.

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XYZZY Awards 2011
TADS 3.1: Best Technological Development

TADS 3.1, which introduces language-level networking support, online play and dynamic compilation, won Best Technological Development at the 2011 XYZZY Awards.

Links

Official or Collaborative Links

Documentation, Tips, and Examples by Individuals

Other