Windows interpreters

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This page shows stable interpreters which are downloadable on Windows. 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
FrankenDrift Download ADRIFT 4, ADRIFT 5 Windows, macOS, Linux 2022-10-01 Graphics, color
ThinBASIC Adventure Builder Download Other Windows 2022-09-30 Graphics: jpg, png, bmp, gif

Sound: wav, ogg, mp3, aiff, mod

FMVideo: wmv
Windows Git Download Glulx Windows 2022-07-12 Color, graphics, sound
Hugor Download Hugo Windows, macOS, Linux 2022-05-09
DMagnetic Download Play Magnetic Scrolls Browser, Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, CP/M, Other 2022-04-26 Colour text effects: yes. Graphics: ANSI, ASCII, sixel, UTF-8. Sound: No.
Gargoyle Download AdvSys, AGT, Alan 2, Alan 3, Glulx, Hugo, Level 9, Magnetic Scrolls, TADS 2, TADS 3, Z-code Windows, macOS, Linux 2022-01-31 Different for each game format
Lectrote Download Glulx, Hugo, Ink, TADS 2, TADS 3, Z-code Windows, macOS, Linux 2022-01-04 Graphics
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 2021-12-25
QTads Download TADS 2, TADS 3 Windows, macOS, Linux 2021-09-25 All multimedia features of TADS are supported.
WinArun Download Alan 2, Alan 3 Windows 2021-09-21
Windows Glulxe Download Glulx Windows 2021-05-06 Color effects, graphics, sound
Windows Frotz Download Z-code Windows 2021-02-13 Color, Graphics, Sound
ADRIFT Runner Download ADRIFT 4, ADRIFT 5 Windows 2020-09-12
Quest for Windows Download Quest Windows 2018-07-20
Magnetic for Windows Download Magnetic Scrolls Windows

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

Interpreter Link Format System Updated Multimedia support
Parchment Play Glulx, Hugo, TADS 2, TADS 3, Z-code Browser 2022-08-08 Colours, graphics
DMagnetic Download Play Magnetic Scrolls Browser, Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, CP/M, Other 2022-04-26 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
ElseIFPlayer Download Play Glulx, Hugo, TADS 3, Z-code Browser

To see all Windows 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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