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The ADRIFT Runner is the standard Windows interpreter used to play ADRIFT games. It was created and is currently maintained by Campbell Wild, who also created the ADRIFT authoring system.

The ADRIFT Runner was the only interpreter available to play ADRIFT games Until the introduction of jAsea, an open-sourced ADRIFT interpreter written in Java, Since the ADRIFT Runner is only available for MS-Windows, ADRIFT games were commonly thought as "Windows-only games".



Note that the ADRIFT Runner is usually included in packages for those wishing to author ADRIFT games. The following download links only install the Runner, and are provided for people who just want to play existing ADRIFT games, not create new ones.

Be aware that ADRIFT 4 is not backwards compatible with ADRIFT 3.9. This means that an ADRIFT 4 interpreter will not run ADRIFT 3.9 games. ADRIFT 3.9 games require an older ADRIFT 3.9 interpreter.

ADRIFT Runner version 4.00


ADRIFT Runner version 3.90


(I have heard that there is also a tool that will convert ADRIFT 3.9 story files to ADRIFT 4.0 ones, but I don't know what it's called or where to get a copy. -- David Welbourn 18:41, 31 December 2006 (EST))