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Developer Rune Berg
Type Interpreter
Stable release n/a
Development release pre-beta 12
Operating system macOS (10.12+)
Written in Objective-C, C++, C
Website https://xtadsetc.com/

XTads is a TADS 2/3 interpreter for macOS (version 10.12 and higher). It's a GUI application, with native macOS look and feel. Game output is text-only, with partial support for HTML features.

2020-06-30: pre-beta 12 is out, with improved support for text/background colors, bug fixes.

2020-02-23: pre-beta 11 is out, with improved support for HTML TADS features, performance improvements and bug fixes.

2018-04-25: pre-beta 10 is out, with minor feature additions, bug fixes and UI tweaks.

2018-02-10: pre-beta 9 is out, with minor feature additions and UI tweaks.

2017-12-23: pre-beta 8 is out, with minor feature additions and performance fixes.

2017-11-12: pre-beta 7 is out, fixing some issues related to macOS 10.13 (High Sierra).

2017-10-26: pre-beta 6 is out, adding support for more-prompts in banners, and a few bug fixes.

2017-08-10: pre-beta 5 is out, fixing a rather nasty performance issue.

2017-08-02: pre-beta 4 is out, with a couple of fixes:

  • Changing the background colour of the main output area didn't work.
  • Source code: character set translation (.tcp) files were missing, preventing a correct build.

2017-07-25: pre-beta 3 is out, with:

  • Support for banners (well, except more-prompts)
  • Full support for the <tab> tag
  • Improvements to text formatting
  • Misc. bug-fixes

XTads is a work in progress. Bug reports are more than welcome - see contact info in the program's About panel.

Download executable: https://ifarchive.org/if-archive/programming/tads3/executables/XTads-prebeta-11.zip

Download source code: https://ifarchive.org/if-archive/programming/tads3/source/XTads-prebeta-11-src.zip