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       QTads - Multimedia interpreter for TADS games


       qtads [ game-file ]


       QTads is an interpreter that can run games written in TADS. TADS is a programming language
       written by Michael J. Roberts, designed to  implement  text-adventure  games  (Interactive
       Fiction),  similar  to those developed by Infocom in 1980-1990, as well as other companies
       (like Legend Entertainment, Level 9, etc). If you liked games  like  "Zork",  "Adventure",
       "Trinity", or "Eric the Unready", you'll feel right at home.

       This version of QTads supports both TADS versions in use today; traditional TADS 2 as well
       as the new TADS 3 format. It runs on a variety of systems, including MS Windows and  every
       Unix system for which the Qt library is available, including Linux and Mac OSX.


       With no arguments, QTads will by default ask you for a filename, unless this prompting has
       been disabled in the configuration dialog.

       The optional filename can be used to start a game immediately.


       QTads is a Free program, dual-licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL) as  well
       as  the  HTML  TADS  Freeware  Source Code License.  See the file COPYING (included in the
       package of the program), or the "Help->About" menu for details.


       This program is written and maintained by Nikos Chantziaras <>.


       The reference implementation of the TADS VM was  done  by  Mike  Roberts.  Several  people
       helped making QTads a better program. See the file CREDITS or the "Help->About" menu for a
       list of names.


       frotz(6), inform(1)

                                            April 2010                                   QTADS(6)