Welcome to XTads

XTads is a TADS 2/3 interpreter for macOS (10.13 High Sierra or higher). It's a GUI application, with native macOS look and feel. Game output is text-only, with partial support for HTML TADS features.

This is still a work in progress. Please report any bugs to runeberg76@gmail.com

Follow XTads on https://xtadsetc.com

XTads is open source and builds on the work of others. Please take the time to look at the About XTads panels.

Thanks for testing,
- Rune


Just unpack the XTads-prebeta-17.zip file, and move XTads.app to your Applications folder.

Extra keyboard shortcuts

Version History

Pre-beta 17 (2021-07-21)

Pre-beta 16 (2021-06-04)

Pre-beta 15 (2021-04-21)

Pre-beta 14 (2020-12-30)

Pre-beta 13 (2020-07-08)

Pre-beta 12 (2020-06-25)

Pre-beta 11 (2020-02-22)

Pre-beta 10 (2018-03-28)

Pre-beta 9 (2018-02-05)

Pre-beta 8 (2017-12-22)

Pre-beta 7 (2017-10-31)

Pre-beta 6 (2017-10-21)

Pre-beta 5 (2017-08-09)

Pre-beta 4 (2017-07-31)

Pre-beta 3 (2017-07-25)

Missing features

XTads currently lacks support for some features:

Hopefully these areas can be improved upon in future versions.

Some games exhibit (mostly minor) formatting issues when played with XTads, typically due to lack of full HTML support.