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Tor Andersson

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Apr 9, 2017, 5:38:39 AM4/9/17
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Hi,

I got this email today. I'm not sure how to answer it best, so figured
I would pass it on in the hope someone else knows.

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From: Fantasy Sports <fanta...@earthlink.net>
Date: Sun, Apr 9, 2017 at 4:32 AM
Subject: Questions about Gargoyle
To: t...@ccxvii.net


Dear Gargoyle Creators,

I am trying to play the old Infocom text adventures on a PC,
but have a few obstacles.

1. When I have tried to download WinFrotz, my Norton software
is identifying it as a virus, and I assume it will do the
same with Gargoyle, even though its probably a false positive.

2. I am reading impaired and need either a program that will read
the text out-loud, or will allow me to cut and paste the text
into a speech software interpreter.

3. I have no idea which files to download to get Gargoyle,
the github links to a bunch of text files mostly. Which
do you download to install on Windows?

Can you answer these questions, I would really appreciate it!

Thanks,
Paul

Andrew Plotkin

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Apr 9, 2017, 2:58:27 PM4/9/17
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On Sun, 9 Apr 2017, Tor Andersson wrote:

> 3. I have no idea which files to download to get Gargoyle,
> the github links to a bunch of text files mostly.

When publicizing a Github repo for end-users, you always want to link
to the releases page (https://github.com/garglk/garglk/releases) rather
than the repository root page.

The other questions I can't help with.

--Z

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