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UnknownSoldier March 9, 2017 11:17

Is steamband still alive ?
Hello Everyone,

This is my first time posting here.

I'm a long time roguelike player, but I did not get to angband till recently.
The band that hooked me is steamband, mostly due to it's excellent fluff, but also due to it's skill system.

I tried to found out if it is actively maintained but I did not find any indications that are not several years old.
The version I'm playing on is 0.4.1, is there a more recent one ?

On another note, what is the license for the code base ?
I compiled the code and made a few modifications, mainly to make wonderland playable, under which condition could I share this ?

Thanks for reading...

debo March 9, 2017 12:32

People still play it once in awhile, but it has sort of run out of steam.

getter77 March 9, 2017 14:08

It looked like there was going to be an update awhile back after a great many years, twice via 2 different folks at that, but it unfortunately hasn't happened yet.

It joins Halls of Mist in the Hopefully Soon, One Day... club.

UnknownSoldier March 17, 2017 16:25

Too bad, I got no answer on the licensing issue, I guess I'll keep my modifications to myself, then.

HugoTheGreat2011 March 17, 2017 16:37

Any idea who is the 2nd maintainer of Steamband?

Gwarl March 17, 2017 20:40


Originally Posted by UnknownSoldier (Post 119160)
Too bad, I got no answer on the licensing issue, I guess I'll keep my modifications to myself, then.

As a band isn't it Angband license?

Nick March 17, 2017 22:31


Originally Posted by Gwarl (Post 119166)
As a band isn't it Angband license?

Yes, a modified version can definitely be released under the Angband licence, which (for Steam) can be found in lib/help/version.txt:

Copyright (c) 1989 James E. Wilson, Robert A. Keoneke
This software may be copied and distributed for educational, research, and
not for profit purposes provided that this copyright and statement are
included in all such copies.
It's possible that all the contributors to Steam have also agreed to release their stuff under the GPL following during the successful Angband OpenSource Initiative; certainly releasing under the Angband licence is safe.

UnknownSoldier March 22, 2017 13:07

Thanks for the information, I just need to set up a windows compile and will find a way to release the few modifications I did.

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