Latest version of WinPaw is:
Betas greater than 2 and non-betas, an upgrade will be provided which will
upgrade from any version with a lower number.
Some updates will not be put on the If-Archive. They will only be
here. So watch the version numbers shown above the links below.
An explanation of Complete and Update versions:
- Complete versions should only be installed if you have never
installed WinPaw before. You also have to install the MDAC files
mentioned below before you do the install of WinPaw. If you install a
Complete of a version, you do not have to install the Update of the
- Update versions should only be installed if you have
previously installed a Complete version.
The ZIP files for 6.x will be here, with copies at the www.ifarchive.org/indexes/if-archive
in the programming/quill
directory as soon as possible.
If you prefer to download from an IF-Archive site closer to
you, use one of the mirror sites below and go to the
programming/quill directory. The IF-archive is mirrored
in the USA:
NOTE: The last complete update here was August
12, 2006. If-archive files may take a few more days to get updated.
Occasionally, the most current version of the HTML Help files for
WinPaw will not be packaged with the IDE and/or Engine. Below is a
link to the HTML Help for WinPaw.
Microsoft Files Required
- Download Microsoft
MDAC 2.5 (7.8MB)
These should be installed before the Engine or IDE or you
will get an error on those installs.
- With Beta 3 and later, hhupd.exe will not be required, since
the required executable is included in the IDE and Engine.
- Download The
Ticket (3.5 MB) This is an OLD version of the WinPaw database.
If it will not convert correctly using the current version of
WinPaw, get the snapshot.
- Download The
Ticket snapshot. (30K) If you have any of the emulators which
take Z80 files, you can play 'The Ticket' using the original PAW
Engine. Or you can get UnPaws21 (below), Decompile it using the
IDE, and import it into WinPaw and play it there.
- My Quill & Paw Snapshots page has hundreds of
snapshots of Quill and PAW games which can be decompiled
and imported into WinPaw and played.
- The Snapshots
page will eventually
also have WinPaw databases which will be playable using the
The Decompilers (UnQuill and UnPaws)
- UnPaws 2.1.1 (supports Quill snapshots).
- UnQuill 0.10.1
- NOTE1: UnPaws 1.1 and greater support graphics. UnPaws
2.1 and greater are the only versions of UnPaws fully supported
by WinPaw. (UnPaws 2.0 supports Quill snapshots).
- NOTE2: UnQuill 0.8.5 and above are the only versions
of UnQuill which are supported by WinPaw.