|Headline:||How to Play Gilgamesh|
|Date:||Wednesday, October 10, 2018|
|Posted By:||Plaid Hatter Games|
The latest release can be downloaded from etoyoc.com: gilgamesh-v0.0.1alpha.zip
You need at least Tcl 8.6 and the Tcl Sqlite extension to play. Any recent ActiveTcl installation should do.
If you have a Tcl 8.7 interpreter, you can run the game just by either dragging and dropping the archive on your Tcl interpreter executable, or running:
Otherwise just unzip the contents and either drag main.tcl on your Tcl executable or:
The game saves to APPDATA/clay/gilgamesh/game.sqlite on Windows and ~/.clay/gilgamesh/game.sqlite in Mac/Linux/Unix. You also have the option to specify a file name:
tclsh8.7 gilgamesh-v0.0.1alpha.zip ~/Documents/My_Gilgamesh.sqlite
tclsh8.6 ~/gilgamesh-v0.0.1alpha/main.tcl ~/Documents/My_Gilgamesh.sqlite
Upon starting up the game will open a web server listening for traffic on port 8015. For Windows and Mac users, the game will use the Operating System's "open" mechanism to open a browser window for you. We have a browser hunting scheme for Linux and BSD users that usually works, but if it does not you just have to open your own browser to:
If 8015 is busy, the system will hunt around for an open port.
The game currently opens in a location of "NOWHERE", with no instructions on what to do next. Type "LOOK" in the command line to bring up links from that location to other places.
If you want to play with the code as it's being checked in see: Building Gilgamesh from Source
A couple of quick notes: