Provided by: instead_1.9.1-1_amd64
INSTEAD - Simple Text Adventure Engine, The Interpreter
The interpreter of STEAD (Simple Text Adventures) allows one to play games that combine visual novels, text adventures and classic quests of 1990-s. The STEAD games features are: * very simple source code of the stories. (based on LUA); * the ability to use graphical or textual (readline) game interface; * graphic interface supports music and images; * graphic interpreter theme support - a game may change the interface look; * portability (originally written for Linux, depends on SDL and lua).
sdl-instead [options] [game.zip to run]
-debug Debug mode (for game developers). -alsa Force ALSA sound (Linux only). -nosound Run the game without sound. -gamespath <path> Add path with games. -themespath <path> Add path with themes. -nostdgames Do not use default games. -nostdthemes Do not use default themes. -game <basename> Select game in gamespath. -theme <basename> Select theme in themespath. -owntheme Force game to use own theme. -fullscreen Run the game in fullscreen mode. -window Run the game in windowed mode. -noautosave Disable autosave/autoload. -encode <lua file> [encoded file] Encode lua file. Encoded file can be executed with doencfile("encoded file"). -idf <path to resources directory or game> Build idf file [INSTEAD data file] from directory. -mode [WxH] Use WxH resolution. -software Force software rendering -nopause Do not pause the game on window minimize. -hinting 0|1|2|3 Set the font hinting mode. -install [game in zip] Install game from zip archive -quit Quit :) -appdata [fullpath] Store saves and settings in appdata path. Path must exist! -chunksize [size in bytes] Size for audio buffer. Try this if sound lags. -version Show version and exit. Configuration file name is 'insteadrc' and it's located in ~/.instead/. Games can be downloaded from http://instead.sourceforge.net. Unzip them in ~/.instead/games.
Please, see tutorial.
This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms specified in the GNU Public Licence (GPL).
COPYRIGHT AND CREDITS
Peter Kosyh INSTEAD author. Ilya Ryndin Initial port to Windows. Mahno Aleksey Port to Android. .dm Port to Mac OS X. Andrey Afletdinov Port to Windows CE. Vadim Balashoff Advices. Vladimir Zhirov Advices. Alexander Yakovlev manual.tex support. Serj Kalichev Advices and default theme correction. Vladimir Podobaev, Oleg Gvozdev Testers. Alexander Soborov Wiki support. Many others for comments, bug reports, games and ideas.