TAB - Windows IF/Text Adventure Maker

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Re: TAB - Windows IF/Text Adventure Maker

#76 Post by catventure » Mon Aug 21, 2023 11:45 am

21 Aug 2023 (Release 71)
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*UPDATED System Message 48 has been expanded to include text customisation of TAB game window menu bar items. (useful for other language and translation purposes)

If using a database created with prior version 70 then to make compatible before running it will be necessary to add menu text items [43] to [52] to the System Message 48 list - as shown in the "default database" in this version 71 otherwise the menu bar items will not appear in the TAB Player game window.

*NEW Split-Screen Graphic/Text version. Replaces previous horizontal graphics version.

*NEW "lock" and "unlock" actions in graphics versions of TAB to disable/enable window resizing in the TAB game window.

http://tab.thinbasic.com/
TAB is an offline, downloadable, parser-based retro text adventure/interactive creator for Windows XP and above.
It is similar to popular 80's adventure creators like QUILL, PAW, STAC or GAC.
http://tab.thinbasic.com/

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Re: TAB - Windows IF/Text Adventure Maker

#77 Post by catventure » Tue Aug 22, 2023 9:50 pm

https://caad.club/parser-tab-2/
A recent article of TAB in the Spanish club magazine CAAD.
TAB is an offline, downloadable, parser-based retro text adventure/interactive creator for Windows XP and above.
It is similar to popular 80's adventure creators like QUILL, PAW, STAC or GAC.
http://tab.thinbasic.com/

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Re: TAB - Windows IF/Text Adventure Maker

#78 Post by catventure » Wed Aug 23, 2023 6:39 pm

There is also the 3 graphicbox split-screen version 71 :D

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TAB is an offline, downloadable, parser-based retro text adventure/interactive creator for Windows XP and above.
It is similar to popular 80's adventure creators like QUILL, PAW, STAC or GAC.
http://tab.thinbasic.com/

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Re: TAB - Windows IF/Text Adventure Maker

#79 Post by catventure » Fri Dec 22, 2023 6:48 pm

A screenshot of the text only version of TAB Player.

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TAB is an offline, downloadable, parser-based retro text adventure/interactive creator for Windows XP and above.
It is similar to popular 80's adventure creators like QUILL, PAW, STAC or GAC.
http://tab.thinbasic.com/

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Re: TAB - Windows IF/Text Adventure Maker

#80 Post by catventure » Sun Dec 31, 2023 5:13 pm

Season's Greetings and Happy New Year 2024 to all text adventurers!

Just a reminder that I made an online instruction QUICK TUTORIAL for a "TAB for Windows" text adventure example game in case anyone fancies trying it out over the hols.

http://tab.thinbasic.com/QuickTutorial.html

(However, it is also included in the TAB download)

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catventure.
TAB is an offline, downloadable, parser-based retro text adventure/interactive creator for Windows XP and above.
It is similar to popular 80's adventure creators like QUILL, PAW, STAC or GAC.
http://tab.thinbasic.com/

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