InsideADRIFT ISSN 1743-0577
Issue 25 September/October 2005
News and announcements.
1. Main news
1. Competition news
(Summer Competition results; Game of
the Year Comp rule changes
2. Forum news (
3. Drifters birthdays
3. Events diary
2. Drifters Toolbox: DAZ Studio out of
5. ADRIFT recent releases
9. InsideADRIFT merchandise
3. Drifters think about …. how they
will be writing in the future
5. What Were You Thinking…. By
7. Modules: a missed opportunit y.
By Ken Franklin
Issue: 25 (Sep/Oct 05)
Issue 26 due out 26 November 05
News and announcements
ModuleMaker: a helpin g hand for ”drifters
A small utility has been released on the InsideADRIFT website that is
designed to allow swift creation of the barebones of an ADRIFT
game. Currently a very basic text application, written in BBC Basic
by Ken Franklin, compiled into a Windows executable. It has its own
file format, but the main aim is to export the files as an ADRIFT
module (.amf) file that can be imported into ADRIFT Version 4.0.
Currently the program can handle rooms and objects, with a handy
facility that allows you to enter object names within curly brackets
into the room description (and also the descriptions of other objects).
The text is then parsed to remove the curly brackets and give you
the opportunity to enter the details of each object.
Competition news roundup
InsideADRIFT Summer Competition 2005
The results of the Summer Competition have been announced on
the forum and were as follow.
1. "Target" by Richard Otter (14pts)
2. "Lights, Camera, Action!" by David Whyld (13)
3. "Can It Be All So Simple." by The Dominant Species (10)
4. "Must Escape!" by Robert Rafgon (9)
5. "Regrets" by David Whyld (5)
A decent competition, with enough judges to give a fair result
InsideADRIFT Game of the Year Competition
The final event of the ADRIFT competition calendar is the Game of
the Year competition in December (rules can be found at
These rules have been updated to automatically include the winners
of ADRIFT competitions and the best placed ADRIFT games from
the IF Comp and Spring Thing.