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.I6T File Extension

File TypeInform 6 Template

DeveloperGraham Nelson
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What is an I6T file?

An I6T file is an Inform 6 code template used by Inform 7, an IDE for creating Interactive Fiction (IF) programs. It contains a marked up, annotated variation of Inform 6 (I6) code stored in Inform 6 .INF source code files, and includes embedded special transcription commands. I6T templates are used by the Inform 7 compiler much like a library to support various IF features, such as actions, activities, relations, and kinds, when compiling stories.

More Information

IF can be described as a literary video game. Users play through a narrative created by the author but can control characters with text commands and interact with the environment in the story. Inform is a free application that allows users to create and share custom IF stories that other users can experience.

When a user is finished creating his IF in Inform 7, he clicks "Go!" in the user interface. Inform 7 then compiles the Inform 7 (I7) source code that makes up the story into I6 code. During this process, Inform utilizes the code stored in I6T files to generate output according to what the original source code requires. I6T files are included with distributions of Inform 7.

How do I open an I6T file?

While I6T files are primarily associated with Inform 7, they are not meant to be directly opened by a user. Instead the files are referenced by the Inform 7 compiler during the compilation process.

Since I6T files are saved in plain text, you can also open them with a plain text editor, such as Microsoft Notepad (Windows) or Apple TextEdit (macOS).

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Programs that open I6T files

Updated 11/19/2020

About I6T Files

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