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Mikko Lehtinen April 25, 2011 12:33

Announce: FayAngband 1.0
Hello all,

I've reanimated an old favorite, EyAngband! Since I'm not Eytan Zweig, I'm calling this attempt FayAngband. I've chosen Fay as a prefix because faeries have a very important role in EyAngband.

I've had three major design goals:
  1. FayAngband should not reward slow playing. Instead, it should reward good tactics, and taking calculated risks.
  2. Make the gameplay faster. Remove unnecessary tedium.
  3. Characters should be different from each other. All character classes should have their distinct personality, and all stats should be important for all classes.

All the features I wanted are already in place, and I've been playtesting this for some months. So I'm brave enough to give version number 1.0.

A quick list of changes:
  • Radically different stairs
  • More pressure to dive
  • Mapping skill
  • Intelligence, Wisdom and Charisma rebalanced
  • Perception governs trap detection, trap detection spells removed
  • Identify is less important
  • Critical hits are more interesting
  • Rebalanced character classes
  • Throwing fixed and rebalanced
  • Arcane spellcasters specialize in Fire or Frost

You can download the game here.

Read about the major new features here.

At the moment, there are only two executables, for 64-bit Linux and for DOS. The DOS-version should also work on Windows. Could some kind soul please help me build the Windows version? It should compile just like the latest version of EyAngband.

I've never before coded anything in C. Mostly I just copied and pasted stuff from other places. The code might be ugly in some places. But hey, it works!

Big thanks for all the Angband coders for making the code so readable and easy to understand. Most of all, thanks to Eytan Zweig. EyAngband is a wonderful variant, and easy to build on.

Mikko Lehtinen in English / in Finnish

takkaria April 25, 2011 15:06

Exciting, I'll have to give it a play and try to put together an OS X compile.

fph April 25, 2011 17:17

Linux 32 bit (Ubuntu 10.04LTS) build

Therem Harth April 25, 2011 17:23

This sounds awesome. I must try it!

Nick April 27, 2011 04:31

Excellent. I particularly like the fact the we now have FAngband, FAangband and FayAngband, and I eagerly await FaylAngband.

Mikko Lehtinen April 27, 2011 10:50


Originally Posted by fph (Post 51988)

Thank you! I added the 32-bit Linux version to the web site.

This works fine on Knoppix live-cd, which is essentially 32-bit Debian Squeeze.


SaThaRiel April 27, 2011 12:48

Thanks a lot - i really like EyAngband which sadly is inactive since years.

ArchLinux build script for FayAngband 1.0 was just uploaded (i386/x86_64) :) Keep it running.

ewan April 27, 2011 16:41

Looking forward to an OS X build :)

Mikko Lehtinen April 27, 2011 18:48


Originally Posted by SaThaRiel (Post 52081)
ArchLinux build script for FayAngband 1.0 was just uploaded (i386/x86_64) :) Keep it running.

Wow, cool! Fay is doing really well on the Linux front. :)

getter77 April 27, 2011 20:36

Always nice to see a meaty looking lively variant. Looking forward to an eventual solid Windows version and I encourage you to get a page going and keep it generally updated on Roguebasin the way DaJAngband has for the most part.

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