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Forum: Development May 26, 2020, 15:18
Replies: 2
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Posted By Pete Mack
Isn't autoconf.h generated by, well, autoconf? So...

Isn't autoconf.h generated by, well, autoconf? So why have it with cmake?
Forum: Development May 26, 2020, 00:03
Replies: 12
Views: 479
Posted By Pete Mack
Sorry Nick-- I just had to swing at a hanging...

Sorry Nick--
I just had to swing at a hanging curve ball, right over the middle of the plate.


More to the point, I wholeheartedly endorse the opinion in this thread. Autoconf works...except...
Forum: Development May 25, 2020, 15:18
Replies: 12
Views: 479
Posted By Pete Mack
@Flambard: also, vi is totally better than emacs

@Flambard: also, vi is totally better than emacs
Forum: Vanilla May 25, 2020, 12:54
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By Pete Mack
Critical hits are included in the in-game average...

Critical hits are included in the in-game average damage display, in the object lore calc. For light weapons, it doesn't have much effect, but for heavy, but dice weapons, it can add around 10%.
Forum: AAR May 23, 2020, 21:10
Replies: 405
Views: 73,164
Posted By Pete Mack
Not to mention 34 damage per blow with on-weapon...

Not to mention 34 damage per blow with on-weapon bonuses only.
Forum: AAR May 23, 2020, 16:32
Replies: 54
Views: 9,216
Posted By Pete Mack
@Ugramoth-- Yep, PDSM (Dwarven) is the one most...

@Ugramoth--
Yep, PDSM (Dwarven) is the one most powerful ego item in the game. The best ego shooters may have an edge in the margins, but they are not so obviously the best in their class-- even...
Forum: Vanilla May 20, 2020, 21:35
Replies: 12
Views: 765
Posted By Pete Mack
What might be better is having multiple health...

What might be better is having multiple health bars (like PCB.) Say, for your current target and the next 2 most powerful monsters who are attacking you.
Forum: Vanilla May 9, 2020, 11:27
Replies: 37
Views: 1,507
Posted By Pete Mack
Staffs: Teleport self I use until dl 50 or so....

Staffs: Teleport self I use until dl 50 or so. Banishment is fantastic. Speed is critical for most clssses--and hoard speed pots for the final fights. Beyond that... not much.
Wands: just about any...
Forum: Vanilla May 1, 2020, 01:46
Replies: 24
Views: 1,234
Posted By Pete Mack
Nothing blocks stat swap. Those potions are...

Nothing blocks stat swap. Those potions are definitely worth using, especially when you get past base stat 18. At that point, I chug all my stored dump stat swap potions, then all my stored main stat...
Forum: Vanilla April 30, 2020, 20:17
Replies: 24
Views: 1,234
Posted By Pete Mack
ESP is super important. It detects all dangerous...

ESP is super important. It detects all dangerous monsters except 'E' uniques, and a few deep 'g', and 'v'.
Forum: Vanilla April 28, 2020, 16:06
Replies: 12
Views: 553
Posted By Pete Mack
Got it. "The monster is 0.83 times as fast as...

Got it. "The monster is 0.83 times as fast as you" or "you are 1.2 times faster than the monster" may be better.
Forum: Vanilla April 28, 2020, 15:50
Replies: 12
Views: 553
Posted By Pete Mack
1.2 1.0 = 1.2, that is you get one extra turn...

1.2 1.0 = 1.2, that is you get one extra turn every 5 monster turns. What you are talking about is extra turns.
Forum: Vanilla April 28, 2020, 12:55
Replies: 14
Views: 801
Posted By Pete Mack
Not in 4.2. I'd probably carry !rPois instead of...

Not in 4.2. I'd probably carry !rPois instead of Colluin as a mage. Or just TO big poison breathers
Forum: AAR April 27, 2020, 03:20
Replies: 17
Views: 801
Posted By Pete Mack
I have used a MoD of Gondolin as a mage whenever...

I have used a MoD of Gondolin as a mage whenever I am lucky enough to find one. It is the ultimate mage melee weapon.--You can now down common wyrms while occasionally stunning them with Ice Storm or...
Forum: Vanilla April 25, 2020, 18:18
Replies: 14
Views: 801
Posted By Pete Mack
@fph-- Which is "all classes except mage" in...

@fph--
Which is "all classes except mage" in v4.2
Forum: Vanilla April 24, 2020, 23:34
Replies: 13
Views: 694
Posted By Pete Mack
Gondolin has ESP as a possibility. I do not...

Gondolin has ESP as a possibility. I do not believe *slay orc* does.
Forum: Vanilla April 24, 2020, 13:03
Replies: 44
Views: 1,499
Posted By Pete Mack
Whoops. Somehow I saw paladins. Doh!

Whoops. Somehow I saw paladins. Doh!
Forum: Vanilla April 24, 2020, 09:19
Replies: 44
Views: 1,499
Posted By Pete Mack
Where are your books? Paladins get some very good...

Where are your books? Paladins get some very good spells. Resist heat and cold is critical, as is detection. Mapping is very useful. Eventually you get 5% fail Healing. Etc.
Forum: Vanilla April 22, 2020, 16:01
Replies: 37
Views: 1,549
Posted By Pete Mack
Nick-- And I almost never use it because it...

Nick--
And I almost never use it because it makes miscues easier. And brings up a whole lot of irrelevant stuff on screen. I agree it is easier to learn. That said, the original different usage for...
Forum: Vanilla April 21, 2020, 03:43
Replies: 9
Views: 477
Posted By Pete Mack
Nick--because you nerfed rogue too hard.

Nick--because you nerfed rogue too hard.
Forum: Vanilla April 20, 2020, 15:23
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By Pete Mack
Rogue is your best bet here, and play an older...

Rogue is your best bet here, and play an older version (4.1 and earlier.)
Stealth, detection, and temporary resists make a huge, huge difference.
Forum: Vanilla April 20, 2020, 13:10
Replies: 27
Views: 2,374
Posted By Pete Mack
That makes fast cast useless unless you hockey...

That makes fast cast useless unless you hockey stick. It is not giod incentivizing. On stunning and disenchantment attacks, sure. But the main problem is Mana Storm has damage way beyond any other...
Forum: Development April 19, 2020, 13:54
Replies: 12
Views: 479
Posted By Pete Mack
Windows and OSX each have makefile independent of...

Windows and OSX each have makefile independent of configure, so it isn't necessary to get it all done at once.
Forum: Variants April 18, 2020, 15:01
Replies: 10
Views: 359
Posted By Pete Mack
I play the curses version pretty often, actually....

I play the curses version pretty often, actually. Until very recently it was the only way to play on Android
Forum: Development April 17, 2020, 14:59
Replies: 12
Views: 479
Posted By Pete Mack
You are not alone in hating config/autoconf. If...

You are not alone in hating config/autoconf. If you port to cmake, it'll get adopted.
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