Well it appears I’ve failed to update here for quite some time. While movement on Trizbort has been slow in 2016, I have put out two releases since my last post here.
If you’re just interested in downloading the bits, head over to http://www.trizbort.com and follow the links. As always, feedback is appreciated.
The latest version, released on 1/7/2017 fixed a few bugs, but added one big feature that I’ve found to be very helpful. The find feature (Ctrl-F) searches rooms, searching the room name, subtitle, objects and description.
If multiple rooms are found they are all highlighted and you can cycle through them using F3 / Shift-F3.
The mini-map is updated with the results as well, so if they results are spread out across a large map, you can see where the results are located.
Prior to this latest release, another small release was done back in August, but I failed to properly announce it here.
Command Line Improvements
The refactoring of the command line parameters were made to allow Trizbort’s use in batch files a bit easier. Most command lines deal with with saving and exporting maps. For example, if you have a transcript of a game session that you wish to make an automap of you can simply do something like this:
trizbort –automap zork1.txt –quicksave zork1.trizbort –exit
This reads in the zork1.txt transcript, runs it through the automapper and then saves the resulting map to zork1.trizbort and then shuts down.
You can now also automate the exporting of map files to the differing source files. For example:
trizbort zork1.trizbort –zil zork1.zil –exit
This will load the zork1.trizbort map, export it to ZIL format in the zork1.zil file and then exit. Currently Trizbort can export to Inform7, Inform6, Alan, Hugo, Tads3 and Zil formats.
Another nice feature here is the addition of doors. Doors are just a special type of connection so these are setup in the connection properties setting. Currently doors are only supported in the export for Inform7.
For full list of these releases or any older release, visit http://www.trizbort.com for full details.