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Forum: Development May 15, 2017, 09:32
Replies: 10
Views: 1,585
Posted By rhutson
Our posts likely overlapped, but I have...

Our posts likely overlapped, but I have discovered that I have no such source code to share.

I thought that older source code was on phial.org, but phial is gone. Ben would surely have source code...
Forum: Development May 15, 2017, 07:51
Replies: 10
Views: 1,585
Posted By rhutson
That was actually fun in a reminiscent way. This...

That was actually fun in a reminiscent way. This monitor does not support my custom designed video resolutions, the root file system was corrupt, I got to quickly recall how to use fdisk and correct...
Forum: Development May 15, 2017, 05:24
Replies: 10
Views: 1,585
Posted By rhutson
Yikes! So there's no copies available of the...

Yikes! So there's no copies available of the early 2.7.x source code?

I'm almost sure that I have the 2.7.3 source code since that's my Linux executable-only release on rephial.org. I may have...
Forum: Development August 18, 2016, 00:30
Replies: 26
Views: 7,310
Posted By rhutson
I understood your point, but I don't think that...

I understood your point, but I don't think that you understand what I am doing. 'perf' looks like a tool that I would be using if I was still playing and contributing to Angband while running Linux...
Forum: Development August 17, 2016, 07:09
Replies: 26
Views: 7,310
Posted By rhutson
Newton- 9:50PM-s001 ~/src/angband/src% perf ...

Newton- 9:50PM-s001 ~/src/angband/src% perf
zsh: command not found: perf

:confused: :)

I did find the Wikipedia page for 'perf', but something like that is not needed for what I was/am doing....
Forum: Development August 17, 2016, 05:42
Replies: 26
Views: 7,310
Posted By rhutson
I have developed a "problem" with joking on...

I have developed a "problem" with joking on technical forums. This can cause confusion and create credibility issues. I will try to restrain myself as you and others are interested in learning.
...
Forum: Development August 16, 2016, 23:45
Replies: 26
Views: 7,310
Posted By rhutson
Good news everyone! I morphed z-rand.c into...

Good news everyone!

I morphed z-rand.c into a Rand_div() speed test and study program. My memory of prior testing and claim that any attempt at optimizing my algorithm any further could not even...
Forum: Development August 16, 2016, 18:34
Replies: 26
Views: 7,310
Posted By rhutson
I saw this discussion back in June, but clearly,...

I saw this discussion back in June, but clearly, my attention has been attending to more important matters, hence my delayed response.

There is a Lurking Humor in last night's posts. I was a...
Forum: Development August 16, 2016, 07:50
Replies: 26
Views: 7,310
Posted By rhutson
And you now know exactly why a simple modulo was...

And you now know exactly why a simple modulo was inconsistent with my continued existence.



You seem to me to be an eager student. I would simply share the headerless contents of the email that...
Forum: Development August 16, 2016, 06:38
Replies: 26
Views: 7,310
Posted By rhutson
The branch is rarely taken in my algorithm. I...

The branch is rarely taken in my algorithm. I counted CPU cycles, and I would have never ever injected the inefficient abomination being described into Angband.

Requestfully, [someone] Git the...
Forum: Development August 16, 2016, 05:22
Replies: 26
Views: 7,310
Posted By rhutson
Feel Freel...

Feel Freel (https://www.thezorklibrary.com/history/feel_free.html)



once you have reached the Implementor level.
Forum: Vanilla April 17, 2015, 08:33
Replies: 4
Views: 3,784
Posted By rhutson
Autoscumming history

For "historical reference", "autoscumming" was my doings, but I never intended for it to be "popularized."

Ben released a new version of Angband. Something changed, and "exciting levels" were...
Forum: Vanilla April 17, 2015, 03:59
Replies: 39
Views: 7,767
Posted By rhutson
I thought that this question had been asked...

I thought that this question had been asked before, and I was right : rec.games.roguelike.angband - 07/25/95 (https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rec.games.roguelike.angband/XXWGLJ0fluE) :-)

...
Forum: Idle chatter August 6, 2013, 05:33
Replies: 23
Views: 6,978
Posted By rhutson
Avant Stellar and Gateway Anykey

What you want are the 12 function keys on the left as these keyboards have. Then you can control movement with your right hand while using your left hand for spells / prayers.

Besides cost and...
Forum: Idle chatter July 25, 2013, 23:25
Replies: 23
Views: 6,978
Posted By rhutson
Yeah, that's what you were supposed to do. :D ...

Yeah, that's what you were supposed to do. :D

Thanks for the explanations. I didn't realize that there was keymap code in the code. I obviously thought that the reference to keymaps meant to use...
Forum: Idle chatter July 25, 2013, 07:06
Replies: 23
Views: 6,978
Posted By rhutson
I wrote the initial version of the Angband macro...

I wrote the initial version of the Angband macro code so that I could utilize the function keys of my outrageous keyboard in the game. I do not recall what brand of keyboard it was, but it had two...
Forum: Idle chatter July 24, 2013, 05:34
Replies: 23
Views: 6,978
Posted By rhutson
Oh yes. AT->USB and PS/2->USB adapters exist and...

Oh yes. AT->USB and PS/2->USB adapters exist and are in service.
Forum: Idle chatter July 24, 2013, 05:31
Replies: 23
Views: 6,978
Posted By rhutson
You are wielding an IBM Keyboard (1d6) (+1, +5)

You are wielding an IBM Keyboard (1d6) (+1, +5)
Forum: Idle chatter July 24, 2013, 05:21
Replies: 23
Views: 6,978
Posted By rhutson
Programmable keyboards like the Northgate Omnikey...

Programmable keyboards like the Northgate Omnikey were top of the line for gaming until they stopped making them. Creative Vision Technologies subsequently offered two styles of Avant keyboards. I...
Forum: Oook! July 23, 2013, 01:13
Replies: 31
Views: 7,030
Posted By rhutson
Upon reflection, I think that is a very clever...

Upon reflection, I think that is a very clever "question". I interpreted it as a puzzle rather than a riddle and solved the riddle like a warrior would.

That's the "best" captcha I've come...
Forum: Oook! July 22, 2013, 08:11
Replies: 31
Views: 7,030
Posted By rhutson
I never figured out what random question was...

I never figured out what random question was being asked.

And I was also nearly surprised that Google Translate...
Forum: Development July 21, 2013, 02:32
Replies: 26
Views: 7,310
Posted By rhutson
You're both welcomed! I was having a discussion...

You're both welcomed! I was having a discussion on another forum in which I reminisced, "I remember going to campus to play Moria on a Dec terminal." That reminded me of Angband, so I decided to...
Forum: Development July 20, 2013, 09:44
Replies: 26
Views: 7,310
Posted By rhutson
Why the Angband random number generator is currently limited to 28 bits explained

I recently downloaded Angband v3.4.1, and I couldn't help but be curious to see how the RNG had changed (in z-rand.c). I see that RNG v2 has been replaced with RNG v3, but that the 28 bit code...
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