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Nick April 27, 2010 23:50


Originally Posted by AngelicPenguin (Post 32830)
Is the maintainer of this still around? If not, I'm a programmer and wouldn't mind giving a shot to fixing some of the screens that are too wide if I could get the source.

By all means make any improvements you like. The maintainer's schedule is a little, um, variable - I don't know if he'll be back around to this any time soon.

AngelicPenguin April 28, 2010 00:30

Ahh - any idea where I can get the source?

Pete Mack April 28, 2010 04:57

The source is included as part of the angband src.

in trac. You will probably want an svn enlistment.

timolien May 4, 2010 10:22

Compiling for NDS
I attempted to compile an NDS build, but get stuck on the fact that the current NDS code requires old (no longer available) libnds version (everything from 1.4.0 upwards does no longer compile because the IPC struct is no longer supported in 1.4.x).
Sadly older versions 1.3.X are no longer downloadable.

Does anyone still have libnds 1.3.x (and possibly other required components to go together with old libnds version like older devkitpro : I don't know whether I can just drop in an old libnds into a recent devkitpro) ?

Updated NDS code which actually compiles with libnds 1.4.x would offcourse even be better.

Please let me know : I can download it or provide a place to upload to if necessary.



Nick May 4, 2010 12:08


Originally Posted by timolien (Post 33105)
Does anyone still have libnds 1.3.x (and possibly other required components to go together with old libnds version like older devkitpro : I don't know whether I can just drop in an old libnds into a recent devkitpro) ?

The original versions of everything I downloaded for DS development about 3 years ago (some of which is unnecessary) are now available from the FA extra downloads page. The libnds archive has an extra copy of libfat-nds in it that accidentally got put in during an argument between VMWare Fusion and Nautilus, but that can be ignored.

timolien May 4, 2010 13:43

Missing a file
Thanks very much for the files.

The devkit itself is not downloadable :

"The requested URL /faangband/devkitARM_r23-1686-linux.tar.bz2 was not found on this server"

Could you still provide it ? Or is it not necessary and will the latest version do ?



Nick May 4, 2010 14:22

Sorry, bad link. Should work now.

SaThaRiel May 4, 2010 17:53

Sorry for being a bit off-topic here. Im planning to buy myself an ebook reader (looks like it will be a PocketBook 302). Natively its running linux. So i was thinking if its a good idea porting angband to such devices? Actually it has a touch screen with possible support for character input. Well, you wont have colors but who needs them anyway? ;)

Everyone ever though about it?

Foehammer June 16, 2010 16:14

Back On Topic...

...I downloaded this for the DS, and apart from lines being cut off, my main gripe is the difficulty of configuring buttons.

I've tired using the 'in-game' button configuration, but there seems to be bugs where buttons disappear and/or end up moving to the lower left corner of the config screen and becoming inactive.

In an effort to try to side-step this, I've been editing (in notepad) the buttons.DEF, DEFa, DEF~, but running into problems as I don't quite appreciate how these files are set up.

It seems clear enough that the user-defined buttons, and the keys on the DS are referenced, along with screen co-ordinates, names, and functions. I'm struggling to understand i) how the game knows when the name of a button ends and the functionality of a button begins, and ii) how these three files relate to one another and the game.

If anyone can help me with some more info on this it would be really appreciated. I'm not much of a programmer, but fairly technically able, so if there is some way to poke around with the files to avoid the good-but-buggy UI that would be a great help.



ArgentStar June 28, 2010 12:42


Originally Posted by chunter (Post 14766)
Great work with the ds port Immir.

Got a small issue with the screen switching. What happens is the bottom screen (map) goes to the top, and the bottom goes all strange and then back again every 3 seconds. Attached a photo to give an example.

Look forward to future updates :)
(Using a R4 DS card v1.18. And it is a DS Lite)

Thanks Christiaan


Originally Posted by Serith (Post 15171)
I'm glad to see another roguelike on the DS. It looks great so far, the only problem I have is that I have the same problem as chunter. The screens switch as if I had pressed the L-trigger, automatically, every few seconds. The card I am using is the DSTT, and I have seen the problem occur on two separate DS lites, and one original DS.

I'm having the same problem as these two. I've downloaded the latest release from FileTrip, but the screen keeps shifting as described above roughly every 2-3 seconds. Which unfortunately makes it unplayable.

I'm using a DSi XL (in the UK) and a DSTWO card with a 2GB MicroSD. Any idea what I could do to fix this? I've tried the backup>format>restore route a couple of times with no luck. I loved playing Angband on the PC and was ecstatic when I found out it was ported to the DS. :) I've got the NetHack port working fine, but I'd reallyl ike to give this a try if possible.

Many thanks. :)

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