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Gilsoft PAW/Quill

#1 Post by catventure » Thu May 04, 2017 3:00 pm

Hi,

For text adventure fans there is an interesting site about these creators with some recent and interesting articles, including a new interview with one of the authors, Tim Gilberts.

Check out the several pages concerning these utilities and a resurgence of interest in them which is maintained at:

http://8-bit.info/the-gilsoft-adventure-systems/

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Re: Gilsoft PAW/Quill

#2 Post by catventure » Thu May 11, 2017 2:06 pm

Well - apparently Tim Gilberts released a new version of QUILL (with a 4 word parser) after over 31 years. Can be downloaded from that 8-bit site.

Breaking news on Gilsoft Professional Adventure Writer (PAW):

https://retrocomputingnews.com/2017/05/ ... re-writer/

That's good news for all Spectrum adventure authors!

Thought I'd just mention John Wilson's blog (The Rochdale Balrog) aka Zenobi Software; since many of their games were imaginative homebrew/indie titles made with the Gilsoft QUILL and PAW utes.

There are listings and pics + items of historical interest (+ links to file downloads) on the several pages maintained at:
http://zenobigames.blogspot.co.uk/?view=magazine

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Re: Gilsoft PAW/Quill

#3 Post by Strident » Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:40 pm

Just a small addition to this.

Stefan's pages now include the DAAD system, including the recovered English-language files.

http://8-bit.info/infinite-imaginations-aventuras-ad/

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