Beta 3.0beta4

Maturity:
Beta
Released on:
Friday, 14 March 2014 00:00
  • MAJOR FEATURE: 'Indirectly' keyword to complement 'Directly In', allowing explicit transitivity of containment, see the manual
  • FEATURE: The hero is now a container by default
  • FEATURE: The hero may inherit from any subclass of actor
  • FEATURE: Actor scripts are now aborted if an error, such as an extraction failure, occurs
  • FEATURE: Debugger shows symbolic name of events when tracing
  • FEATURE: WinAlan now generates the output file in the correct directory if a source file is dropped on the WinAlan icon
  • BUGFIX: Locating something inside itself hanged the interpreter, now generates controlled Application Error
  • BUGFIX: For Each loops with In-filters did not take transitivity into account, might now detect more errors
  • BUGFIX: Initial locations in containers did not consider the Taking of the container
  • BUGFIX: Debugger section trace crashed on verb bodies in locations

Gargoyle slot-in for MacOSX

File size:
797.20 Kb
MD5 Signature:
7a172c764b498ba10a60c09b49b96fa1
SHA1 Signature:
502c97e3a0d78302b00e9627f6112873c4370ac2
Compatibility:
MacOSX

Gargoyle is a multi-format player which exists for a number of platforms including MacOSX. Distributions of Gargoyle includes an Alan interpreter but to upgrade that to more recent versions you need to download this slot-in replacement and follow the instructions to install it inside Gargoyle.

The Gargoyle multi-format player is the recommended interpreter for playing Alan games on MacOSX. To use the latest version of the Alan interpreter you should download the slot-in replacement and install it.

Using the Terminal:

cd /Applications
tar xvf 

Using the Finder:

Open two Finder windows. In one, go into the "Content of the package" of the Gargoyle.app in the downloaded package. In the other go into the "Content of the package" of /Applications/Gargoyle. Then carefully drag and drop each of the files from the dowloaded package to the same place inside /Applications/Gargoyle. There are three files, two in Content/MacOSX/Frameworks and one in Content/MacOSX/PlugIns.

Note that you need Gargoyle 2011.1. Gargoyle 2010.1 does not work properly on MacOSX Lion. It is not an Alan problem.

Gargoyle slot-in for Linux32

File size:
403.81 Kb
MD5 Signature:
d5a379e38fc6ae1f2836dae0925498fb
SHA1 Signature:
c875195fbee34e09fbd3a5dab7d229c5a0fb2677
Compatibility:
Linux32

Gargoyle is a multi-format player which exists for a number of platforms including Linux. Distributions of Gargoyle includes an Alan interpreter but to upgrade that to more recent versions you need to download this slot-in replacement and follow the instructions to install it inside Gargoyle.

This download is for Linux 32bit.

Gargoyle slot-in for Linux64

File size:
405.60 Kb
MD5 Signature:
cb796c659143aab2605aa58f1a290782
SHA1 Signature:
b21d9acc232c125e2cb25667b5846cbd39ef2943
Compatibility:
Linux 64bit

Gargoyle is a multi-format player which exists for a number of platforms including Linux. Distributions of Gargoyle includes an Alan interpreter but to upgrade that to more recent versions you need to download this slot-in replacement and follow the instructions to install it inside Gargoyle.

This download is for Linux 64bit.

Gargoyle slot-in for Windows

File size:
529.22 Kb
MD5 Signature:
74a4deb0e5e1853f7de56d4fb884f577
SHA1 Signature:
50b86e8ce30ecf89086cd55b8fecdb89ebf92432
Compatibility:
Windows XPWindows 7

Gargoyle is a multi-format player which exists for a number of platforms including Windows. Distributions of Gargoyle includes an Alan interpreter but to upgrade that to more recent versions you need to download this slot-in replacement and follow the instructions to install it inside Gargoyle.

WinArun

File size:
1.09 Mb
MD5 Signature:
b0cb40b7d2ac5f92e2ab7924bcde8d14
SHA1 Signature:
3c591ee461064df1ceb17e7e582463d400249760
Compatibility:
Windows XPWindows 7

WinArun is the Windows GUI-based interpreter for Alan. It will run your game in a window with graphics. It requires Glk.dll (included). Packaged with a Windows installer.

What They Say

"[the game] does not represent the real capabilities of the Alan Language but does demonstrate Alan's amazing ability to allow someone who has never done an iota of computer programming of any kind to produce SOMETHING within a few weeks!"

Eric Mayer (on his game HeBGB Horrors)