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IckyThingBane
December 11, 2008, 19:27
Goodbye, and hello, as Corwin would say. I'm going to make my first post here my last, at least for the foreseeable future.

For many months I've been maintaining a secondary XP installation, just so I can play ToME. I'm about to wipe that, so I'll be unable to play ToME until it becomes stable in Vista. 2.3.5 doesn't seem to have done the trick for me and none of the recommended fixes work.

I can't really find any enjoyment in ToME any more anyway; what was a wild love affair now feels like something more akin to necrophilia. I don't blame the maintainer, as I know DarkGod now has something much more meaningful to devote his time to, but it means I'm going to move on to Fallout 3, Diablo 3 and beyond and put ASCII behind me.

I'll probably check back in a year or so to see if T3 ever got anywhere, or before if anyone actually wants anything playtested (remaining on the mailing list, but not holding my breath). Thanks to the community for all the fun discussions and answering all my questions - it was at least as much fun as playing the game!

Andrew signing out.

Bandobras
December 11, 2008, 19:59
You'll be coming back. :P ASCII is the future.

Anyway, I was curious about

DarkGod now has something much more meaningful to devote his time to

What on earth can be more meaningful to a variant maintainer than hacking on his variant stuff? Especially such crazy geeky stuff as T-Engine3? The answer is in the third post at

http://forum.t-o-m-e.net/viewtopic.php?t=15500&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=45

Best wishes, darkgod. :)

Nerdanel
December 11, 2008, 20:04
Why not upgrade to Linux? ...Oh right, a game console... :p

Donald Jonker
December 11, 2008, 20:32
For many months I've been maintaining a secondary XP installation, just so I can play ToME. I'm about to wipe that, so I'll be unable to play ToME until it becomes stable in Vista. 2.3.5 doesn't seem to have done the trick for me and none of the recommended fixes work.

Well since you've signed out maybe this advice is too late, but... occasionally I play a game of ToME on my laptop w/ Vista - only tiles work, though: no ascii. But then, it's the only *band I can get to work at all on Vista (though i haven't tried all of them yet) so...yeah.

The new tiles are nice for a while, but they have a tendency to give earth-rending apocalyptic migraines if looked at for too long. At least they do w/ me :-/

madmonk
December 14, 2008, 05:56
Farewell, Icky

You have been an inspiration and willbe missed...

KiTA
October 19, 2009, 07:33
I hate to interject into an old post like this, but I found a way to easily get TOME 2x working in Vista with ASCII.

Basically Vista does not support high ascii characters (characters over ascii code 127) in TOME. Instead, it shows blanks. This includes a lot of the fancy "graphics" TOME and other Roguelikes use. There's probably a fix (somehow changing the codepage, for example) but I've found it's easier to just change to X11's ASCII file instead.

To do this, you just go into the lib/pref folder and rename the font-win file to font-win old, and copy the font-x11 over to font-win.

You'll get something like this:
http://kita.ath.cx/tome/ASCII.png

Perfectly playable, even in "modern" OSes.


So... With the fourms hacked, what happened to DarkGod? He get married or something?

pav
October 20, 2009, 12:24
So... With the fourms hacked, what happened to DarkGod? He get married or something?
Actually yes, he got married. Last June methinks. To some lovely girl he met on WoW.