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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:19 pm 
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Did someone have any luck playing the web version of a TADS game on mobile devices? I tried with an iPhone (iOS 10.3.2) under both Safari and Chrome, but IFDB didn't propose a link to play online, which looks like an indication that IFDB detects an incompatibility. If I get the link to play online via a desktop computer and email it to myself to open it on my iPhone, I can launch the game but the UI behaves so strangely that it's unplayable.

I tried a few games, including Return to Ditch Day, just to be sure it wasn't a single particular game that was misbehaving.

I was wondering if others had better luck, or if there is a fundamental incompatibility between TADS's web UI and iOS. That would be strange however as presumably the client layer is fairly thin (since the game engine runs on a server) and can't involve hugely sophisticated technology.

I'd have a look myself, if I weren't almost totally ignorant about web programming....


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:33 pm 
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Me too. On my iphone I observe some strange behaviour regarding scrolling and positioning of the grey bar, sometimes covering game output. WebUI is composed of iframes which are resized according to screen size and there seems to be a problem with this.


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