TADS interpreters

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This page shows stable interpreters for the TADS 2 and TADS 3 format. 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
Parchment Download Play ADRIFT 4, Glulx, Hugo, TADS 2, TADS 3, Z-code Browser 2024-02-12 Colours, graphics (No TADS multimedia support)
Frotz for iOS Download Glulx, TADS 2, TADS 3, Z-code iOS 2023-09-24 Color, Graphics (No TADS 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)
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
QTads Download TADS 2, TADS 3 Windows, macOS, Linux 2023-05-17 All multimedia features of TADS are supported.
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
Gelek Vanilla Download ADRIFT 4, AdvSys, AGT, Glulx, Level 9, Magnetic Scrolls, ScottFree, TADS 2, TADS 3, Z-code Linux 2022-02-21
Hunky Punk Download TADS 2, TADS 3, Z-code Android 2021-04-05
Fabularium (F-Droid) Download ADRIFT 4, ADRIFT 5, AdvSys, AGT, Alan 2, Alan 3, Glulx, Hugo, Level 9, Magnetic Scrolls, ScottFree, TADS 2, TADS 3, Z-code Android 2019-10-03 Colors, graphics


To see all TADS 2,TADS 3 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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