TADS games are written in a custom programming language, which is then compiled into platform independent binaries. To play a TADS game, you need an interpreter for the operating system you are using. The TADS homepage has interpreters for all major operating systems, but it's also possible to use a multi-system interpreter like Gargoyle.
TADS 2 Edit
TADS 3 Edit
TADS 3 is the current version of the TADS authoring system, and was originally released in 2006. The latest stable release is Version 3.1.3. It has a fundamentally different design than TADS 2, and offers no clear upgrade path between the two versions. As such it offers more control of the flow, at the cost of a steeper learning curve. An overview of the differences is available at the official TADS site.
TADS 2 Libraries Edit
Part of the popularity for developing in TADS 2 are the mature libraries for AIF that are available.
- NewKid's Chick.t
- Sir Gareth's Sex.t
TADS3 Libraries Edit
- Sir Gareth's Sex3.t
- ProxyFive's Sex3plus.t (aka S3P)
- Choices' XActor