Rexx-Adventure is an interactive fiction system created in 1995 by Mike DeSanto for OS/2 conceptually based on Adventure Game Toolkit. Atypically for interactive fiction systems, there is no compiler/interpreter separation and intermediate format; the Rexx-Adventure interpreter directly plays source files. Rexx-Adventure includes a GUI to try to prevent some common problems of interactive fiction formats, but it is nonetheless entirely text-based.
A Rexx-Adventure game file may optionally be accompanied by a file with the same base name but the extension .cmd (.CMD with OS/2 naming conventions) written in REXX, which provides supplemental features.
Rexx-Adventure apparently uses a separate savegame format.
Rexx-Adventure source files have the extension .rad (.RAD due to OS/2 naming conventions).
Skipping lines beginning with semicolons, the first line of a .rad file should start with ASCII
Title:, the second
PlayerNumber:, and the third
- Rexx-Adventure on the Interactive Fiction Wiki
- The single Rexx-Adventure file in the IF Archive, containing documentation, the intepreter, as well as a sample game
- A short essay by Mike DeSanto about Rexx-Adventure
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 http://ifarchive.org/if-archive/programming/rexx-adventure/RADF100.zip → REXXADV.DOC, section "Game source files (.RAD) and Game Command Files (.CMD)"
- ↑ http://ifarchive.org/if-archive/programming/rexx-adventure/RADF100.zip → REXXADV.DOC, section "Creating Rexx-Adventure games", subsections "Overview" and "Line Type Definitions"