Software : Parchment : Parchment


(as of 4/18/2016)
LicenseOpen Source

Software Overview

Main Features

  • Supports Z-Code and Glulx formats
  • Allows you to share your stories on the web with other users
  • Enables you to customize the typography through CSS style sheets

Parchment is a web based interpreter for interactive fiction games. Interactive fiction consists of text stories that the reader can navigate and explore by typing commands.

Parchment supports Z-Code and Glulx interactive fiction game formats. The program gives you an avenue to distribute and share your own stories. You can use software like Inform to create a Z-Code file and upload it to to Parchment for other users to experience. You can also customize how you want the typography to appear in your story by specifying a CSS style sheet.

Parchment gives fans of interactive fiction games an option to play their stories online instead of downloading a program and installing it on their computers. The web program supports the Glulx and Z-Code formats and provides a straightforward user interface. However, Parchment does not come with a ton features or support for many formats. If you want a platform to more easily share your stories, Parchment is a viable solution, otherwise, download and install Spatterlight or Windows Frotz if you want more features and support for more formats.

▶ Primary file extension

.Z8 – Z-machine Z-code Version 8 File

▶ Other file extensions used by Parchment 1

Supported File Types
.ULXGlulx Game File
.Z7Z-machine Z-code Version 7 File
Additional Related File Formats
.Z1Z-machine Z-code File
.Z2Z-machine Z-code Version 2 File
.Z3Z-machine Z-code Version 3 File
.Z4Z-machine Z-code Version 4 File
.Z5Z-machine Z-code Version 5 File
.Z6Z-machine Z-code Version 6 File

Updated: April 18, 2016