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ButtonTalk 1.0

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ButtonTalk_img.sit (43.00 KB)
MD5: 54a47c7dc26fc103b1d232cecb96398a
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
This app works with: Mini vMac

From the read me file:

ButtonTalk is a tool for making interactive stories. The goal is to let writers create interactive text as simply as possible. You bring the ideas and the writing skills. My job is to stay out of your way, while giving you the tools you need. With ButtonTalk, you can build high quality finished programs based on interactive text. You don't need programmers, musicians or visual artists. It's all about words.

ButtonTalk is a useful application that lets you create interactive text files - whether that's adventure games or instruction manuals - with the text on the left and clickable option buttons on the right to go to another page. Using the Build Program option you can save your creation as a standalone application (68K only).

The disk contains a partially complete example adventure in ButtonTalk format which can be edited and browsed to see how it works, and a "ButtonTalk Companion" which is an instruction manual built using ButtonTalk.

The main limitation is that it is text only (images cannot be included and text uses one font which cannot be styled nor coloured).

The application is on a Disk Copy 4.2 disk image (1.44MB) inside a StuffIt 3.5 archive.

Architecture: 68k

The ButtonTalk application itself does not run under System 6 (at least it crashes in Mini vMac), but the standalone applications it creates do run under System 6 and in Mini vMac.