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graphical player for Interactive Fiction games

Gargoyle is an Interactive Fiction (text adventure) player that supports all the major interactive fiction formats.

Most interactive fiction is distributed as portable game files. These portable game files come in many formats. In the past, you used to have to download a separate player (interpreter) for each format of IF you wanted to play. Instead, Gargoyle provides unified player.

Gargoyle is based on the standard interpreters for the formats it supports: .taf (Adrift games, played with Scare), .dat (AdvSys), *.agx/.d$$ (AGiliTy), .a3c (Alan3), .asl/.cas (Quest games, played with Geas), .jacl/.j2 (JACL), .l9/.sna (Level 9), .mag (Magnetic), *.saga (Scott Adams Grand Adventures), .gam/.t3 (TADS), *.z1/.z2/.z3/.z4/.z5/.z6/.z7/.z8 (Inform Z-Machine games, played with Frotz, Nitfol or Bocfel), .ulx/.blb/.blorb/.glb/.gblorb (Inform or Supergl├║s games compiled to the Glulxe VM in Blorb archives, played with Git or Glulxe), .zlb, .zblorb (Inform Z-Machine games in Blorb archives, played with Frotz).

(note: do not confuse the Git Glux interpreter with the Git DVCS or the GNU Interactive Tools)

Gargoyle also features graphics, sounds and Unicode support.

Technically all the bundled interpreters support the Glk API to manage I/O (keyboard, graphics, sounds, file) in IF games. Gargoyle provides a Glk implementation called garglk that displays texts and images in a graphical Gtk window, with care on typography.


* This free version of gargoyle does not include the non-free Alan2 and Hugo interpreter (and use a different, free monospace font).

* While Gargoyle can display in-game pictures, it does not provide a way to display the cover art present in some Blorb archives.

* The TADS interpreter doesn't support HTML TADS; you can play the games, but will miss the hyperlinks.

Package version:2011.1-2


gargoyle-free for Debian

This version of gargoyle does not include the non-free Alan 2 and Hugo
interpreters, and use a different, free monospace font. See the
'copyright' file for more information.

Most of the Interactive Fiction games are non-free as of 2009 - in
particular few of them come with their source code.  However more and
more games are free-as-in-freedom, some o


GARGOYLE-FREE(6)                                    GARGOYLE-FREE(6)

       gargoyle-free - interactive fiction player

       gargoyle-free gamefile

       Gargoyle  is  an  interpreter  for  Interactive Fiction (text
       adventure) games.  For  more  information,  see  the  package
       description     (apt-cache     show     gargoyle-free)    and


gargoyle-free (2011.1-2) unstable; urgency=low

  * Fix FTBFS: sdl-sound1.2-1.0.3-6 stripped its depencies, and the
    gargoyle build system made unnecessary references to -lsmpeg and
    -lvorbis that are normally used when building with the bundled copy of
    sdl-sound. (Closes: #674336)
  * Fix FTBFS: -lrt was missing. This has never been a problem so I
    suspect we previously got it indire


- Contact Alan 2 author so the interpreter may be released under a
  free, like Alan 3 (contact made


This package was debianized by:

    Sylvain Beucler <> on Fri, 11 Sep 2009 20:09:43 +0

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