Sunday, September 22, 2013
For a while though Parchment for Inform lagged behind the standard version of Parchment because I needed to manually update it. Most of the time it was straight forward, but sometimes the changes in Parchment would need a little massaging to work for Inform. There was a sad time when the Inform version of Parchment wasn't updated for over a year.
But now, thanks to Grunt, the Inform package is built automatically. Whenever I update Parchment, the Inform package is updated too. Most people just use the version of Parchment included within Inform itself, but if you're the kind of person who loves to have the newest everything, you can now be assured that the current Parchment for Inform package is truly up to date!
Download it now at Parchment's Github page!
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Welcome to the Parchment blog!
I enjoy reading technological articles about IF, so I thought there must be others who'd be interested in reading about the inner workings of Parchment. In the future I plan to write some explanations of how Parchment works: how the layers of virtual machines within virtual machines somehow manage to run games fast enough even on a simple phone, and how with the promise of future web technologies like asm.js I think it will even run faster than your favourite desktop interpreter! This will also be the place for Parchment news and announcements.
ifvms.js on npm
It took a few small changes to get it to run in node.js, but once it had, I thought I might as well add it as a npm package. So I did! With one easy command you can now install a Z-Machine interpreter anywhere you can install node.js. I would love to one day discover that someone used it to create a chatbot, or maybe as part of a unique easter egg in some other JS project. Or maybe you have other ideas; whatever you have in mind, getting it is as easy as "npm install ifvms"!