The ADRIFT Runner was the only interpreter available to play ADRIFT games until the introduction of jAsea, an open-sourced ADRIFT interpreter written in Java. Since the ADRIFT Runner is only available for MS-Windows, ADRIFT games were commonly thought as "Windows-only games".
Note that the ADRIFT Runner is usually included in packages for those wishing to author ADRIFT games. The following download links only install the Runner, and are provided for people who just want to play existing ADRIFT games, not create new ones.
Be aware that ADRIFT 4 is not backwards compatible with ADRIFT 3.9. This means that an ADRIFT 4 interpreter will not run ADRIFT 3.9 games. ADRIFT 3.9 games require an older ADRIFT 3.9 interpreter.
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ADRIFT Runner version 4.00
- ADRIFT40r.zip (UK)
- ADRIFT40r.zip (ADRIFT archive: UK)
- ADRIFT40r.zip (IF Archive: USA)
- ADRIFT40r.zip (IF Archive: IE)
- ADRIFT40r.zip (IF Archive: AT)
- ADRIFT40r.zip (IF Archive: AU)
ADRIFT Runner version 3.90
- adrift39r.zip (ADRIFT archive: UK)
Note that ADRIFT Generator version 4.00 can convert ADRIFT 3.9 story files to ADRIFT 4.0 ones, assuming that the original story file is not password protected. However, be warned that the conversion isn't risk-free and that some converted files might not work properly in ADRIFT Runner version 4.00. It is still recommended that players play ADRIFT 3.9 games using ADRIFT Runner 3.90 if they can do so.