JIF - Java Inform 6 Editor
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JIF – a java editor for Inform

Version 3.7
2003-2016 Alessandro Schillaci


JIF is an Integrated Development Environment (IDE), written entirely in Java, for the creation of text adventures based on Graham Nelson’s Inform standard. With JIF it’s possible to edit, compile and run a text adventure in the z-code and glulx formats.

Inform 7 has been developed with a new Integrated Editor but JIF can be used in any
Inform 6 or 7 Environments

The project has started in the 2003 and now it’s in a stable state for production.
This project is released under the GNU GPL Licence.

Compile JIF

Since 3.6+ version, a Java Runtime 1.7 version is required.
You can use the Jif.jar file (in the next releases) or you can compile it.

Install other components

  • Download Bres Tools (bres and blc) and point JIF to them


JIF (2003-2016) developed by Alessandro Schillaci

Jif is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License
as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with Jif; if not, write to the Free Software


A special thank goes to Peter F. Piggott for his constant help to improve JIF.

JIF Development:

  • Alessandro Schillaci
  • Luis Fernandez
  • Peter F. Piggott


  • Paolo Lucchesi
  • Vincenzo Scarpa
  • Baltasar G. Perez-Schofield
  • Christof Menear
  • Giles Boutel
  • Javier San Josè
  • David Moreno
  • Eric Forgeot
  • Max Kalus
  • Adrien Saurat
  • Alex V Flinsch
  • Daryl McCullough
  • Giancarlo Niccolai
  • Ignazio di Napoli
  • Joerg Rosenbauer
  • Matteo De Simone
  • Tommaso Caldarola
  • Jenesis

Third part components:


Alessandro Schillaci