InsideADRIFT ISSN 1743-0577
Issue 27 January/February 2006
News and announcements
Development of ADRIFT 5.0 announced
With a particularly mischievous thread titled, —I'm sorry..., There will never be an ADRIFT 4.1“,
Campbell Wild let drifters know that rather than just updating ADRIFT 4.0 he was doing a complete
rewrite with .Net technology.
Among the main new features are much fuller implementation of drag and drop between program
windows. It will also be possible to have more than one window at a time open, which is quite a
simple, but important, advance. The list of features can be found on page 2.
Tasks are getting a major revamp that should bring a much needed boost to parsing of commands.
The built in ADRIFT commands have been taken out of the runner and will instead be implemented as
a standard library within the generator. Tasks can now be created as General, Specific and System
tasks. This means that there will be a standard GET % object% task built into the library at the start
of writing your game which would perform the normal get operation on any object. The change is that
to perform a different action on one or more objects you would create a Specific task, select the
General get %object% task from a drop down list, you can then click the object in the command and
get a list of specific objects. From there you can add specific restrictions and actions for the specific
The downside of the announcement is that we cannot expect to get our hands on a release version
for a while. Campbell‘s projected release date is the third quarter of 2006.
News and announcements.
(Development of ADRIFT 5.0 announced; The
Spring Comp is dead; Richard Otter stars at the
InsideADRIFT Awards; Game scorecards, the way
4. The Comp Zone
InsideADRIFT Game of the Year Competition 2005 Result;
Changes to InsideADRIFT Competitions
5. The Community Pool
Including: Drifters birthdays, Events diary, ADRIFT recent
The Big Wide World of IF
7. Jet Blue by Paul Johnson (Reviewed by David
11. InsideADRIFT merchandise
Issue: 27 (Jan/Feb 06)
Issue 28 due out 25 Mar 06