macOS interpreters

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This page shows stable interpreters which are downloadable on macOS. They are listed in date order (latest release first).

Click to download the interpreter, or to play online, as appropriate.

Interpreter Link Format System Updated Multimedia support
Lectrote Download ADRIFT 4, Glulx, Hugo, Ink, TADS 2, TADS 3, Z-code Windows, macOS, Linux 2023-09-19 Color, Graphics (No TADS multimedia support)
FrankenDrift Download ADRIFT 4, ADRIFT 5 Windows, macOS, Linux 2023-06-20 Graphics, color
QTads Download TADS 2, TADS 3 Windows, macOS, Linux 2023-05-17 All multimedia features of TADS are supported.
DMagnetic Download Play Magnetic Scrolls Browser, Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, CP/M, Other 2023-05-17 Colour text effects: yes. Graphics: ANSI, ASCII, sixel, UTF-8. Sound: No.
Spatterlight Download ADRIFT 4, AdvSys, AGT, Alan 2, Alan 3, Glulx, Hugo, Level 9, Magnetic Scrolls, ScottFree, TADS 2, TADS 3, Z-code macOS 2023-05-16 Colors, graphics, sound
Gargoyle Download ADRIFT 4, AdvSys, AGT, Alan 2, Alan 3, Glulx, Hugo, Level 9, Magnetic Scrolls, ScottFree, TADS 2, TADS 3, Z-code Windows, macOS, Linux 2023-02-20 Different for each game format
ScummVM Download ADRIFT 4, AdvSys, AGT, Alan 2, Alan 3, Glulx, Hugo, Level 9, Magnetic Scrolls, Quest, ScottFree, TADS 2, TADS 3, Z-code, Other Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android, Atari ST, Commodore Amiga, Other 2022-10-31
Hugor Download Hugo Windows, macOS, Linux 2022-05-09
Level9 Download Level 9 Windows, macOS, Linux, MS-DOS, Commodore Amiga, Sinclair QL, Other 2011-06-23 Both line-drawn and bitmap graphics
MagnetiX Download Magnetic Scrolls macOS

You may also be interested in the following interpreters which will run within a browser window:

Interpreter Link Format System Updated Multimedia support
Parchment Download Play ADRIFT 4, Glulx, Hugo, TADS 2, TADS 3, Z-code Browser 2024-02-12 Colours, graphics (No TADS multimedia support)
ElseIFPlayer Play ADRIFT 4, Glulx, Hugo, TADS 2, TADS 3, Z-code Browser 2023-06-29 No multimedia
Parchmap Play Glulx, Hugo, TADS 2, TADS 3, Z-code Browser 2023-06-17
DMagnetic Download Play Magnetic Scrolls Browser, Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, CP/M, Other 2023-05-17 Colour text effects: yes. Graphics: ANSI, ASCII, sixel, UTF-8. Sound: No.
ADRIFT WebRunner Play ADRIFT 4, ADRIFT 5 Browser 2020-09-12
Magnetic Scripts Play Magnetic Scrolls Browser 2015-12-18
Quest for Web Play Quest Browser

To see all macOS interpreters, including ones that may not be stable, or that may not be as simple to download and run, you can use the search form or drilldown page (see navbox below).

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