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Forum: Variants June 26, 2020, 04:25
Replies: 51
Views: 4,224
Posted By ShadowTechnology
False positives from randart/reforge names

Two examples:
hands: The Set of Leather Gloves of Scorpio [1,+12] {PoSo;Fa Cammithrim}
light: The Stone 'Fire Marble' (+4) {StWiCn;Dk Stone of Life}

The optimizer thinks the gloves provide...
Forum: Variants April 5, 2020, 18:59
Replies: 112
Views: 8,767
Posted By ShadowTechnology
Thanks Sideways, very useful info in the context...

Thanks Sideways, very useful info in the context of a contest. I hated to rest at the Inn, but sometimes you really, really (really) need to get a *Remove Curse* scroll from the Temple or the Black...
Forum: Variants April 5, 2020, 07:33
Replies: 112
Views: 8,767
Posted By ShadowTechnology
In the current contest, I reluctantly decided to...

In the current contest, I reluctantly decided to rest at the Inn twice in a row (from day to day) waiting for a store to restock (and for staves and wands to charge). I was reluctant because I...
Forum: Competition April 4, 2020, 02:35
Replies: 44
Views: 2,744
Posted By ShadowTechnology
I don't want to speak for Gwarl, but he said in...

I don't want to speak for Gwarl, but he said in another thread in this forum, just 5 weeks ago:
"If we use starting savefiles then people can't participate on angband live."
So the days of using...
Forum: Competition April 2, 2020, 05:29
Replies: 44
Views: 2,744
Posted By ShadowTechnology
Which part needs fixing David, the random...

Which part needs fixing David, the random characters or the Instant Coffee mode?
Forum: Competition April 2, 2020, 03:23
Replies: 44
Views: 2,744
Posted By ShadowTechnology
Seriously, this could be fun. A suggestion for...

Seriously, this could be fun. A suggestion for Gwarl to consider:
*FrogComposband 7.1. liquorice, Instant Coffee Mode.
*Scored and ranked in the usual way.
*Adjust options any way you like....
Forum: Competition April 1, 2020, 02:33
Replies: 44
Views: 2,744
Posted By ShadowTechnology
Sure! A thousand and one ways to find instant...

Sure! A thousand and one ways to find instant Glory...
...and then crash and burn against a hopelessly overpowered quest monster.

Not that there's anything wrong with that...
Forum: Variants March 15, 2020, 06:43
Replies: 51
Views: 4,224
Posted By ShadowTechnology
It's interpreting this: hands: a Set of Spiked...

It's interpreting this:
hands: a Set of Spiked Gauntlets of the Giant (-4,+7) [4,+10] (+3) {StCn;-In(St}
as having -3 INT and -3 STR, with +3 CON.
(should be -3 INT, with +3 STR and +3 CON)
Forum: Variants March 6, 2020, 03:41
Replies: 112
Views: 8,767
Posted By ShadowTechnology
Not too much discussion going on here about...

Not too much discussion going on here about liquorice and its new features. Thanks Sideways for yet another wonderful update to Frog. I am a big fan of Coffer mode, and have been having great fun...
Forum: Variants March 5, 2020, 05:33
Replies: 51
Views: 4,224
Posted By ShadowTechnology
Thanks for fixing the issues I was having,...

Thanks for fixing the issues I was having, especially missing the /* tag on some items. This is a handy tool and we are grateful for your effort and for sharing it with us.
Forum: Competition February 23, 2020, 16:44
Replies: 5
Views: 539
Posted By ShadowTechnology
All hail Gwarl, new competition overlord ...

All hail Gwarl, new competition overlord

Papa taught me to never poke a volunteer with a pointy stick, or I might become the volunteer.
Forum: Competition February 23, 2020, 06:36
Replies: 5
Views: 539
Posted By ShadowTechnology
OK, but... Those people could still participate...

OK, but...
Those people could still participate in the contest. Everyone here has access to a computer, but only a subset has a high-speed, full-time, latency-free internet connection. For...
Forum: Competition February 22, 2020, 07:58
Replies: 5
Views: 539
Posted By ShadowTechnology
Idea for an upcoming contest.

Now that we are almost done evaluating all the character classes in Angband 4.2.0, do we want to finish with an atypical contest?

In a discussion of the last contest (229) it was asked whether...
Forum: Variants December 15, 2019, 07:40
Replies: 86
Views: 9,886
Posted By ShadowTechnology
Anyone ever reforge The Mighty Hammer 'Grond'?

Just curious if it's possible (if Fame scores go high enough to allow it).

I have a post-winner dwarf weapon master of axes that would love to try reforging Grond into an axe. It's not going to...
Forum: Variants December 15, 2019, 01:25
Replies: 86
Views: 9,886
Posted By ShadowTechnology
Scorched? Blistered? Immolated? ...

Scorched? Blistered? Immolated?

im•mo•late ĭm′ə-lāt
transitive verb
To kill (an animal, for instance) as a religious sacrifice.
To kill, especially by fire.
To kill as a...
Forum: Variants December 1, 2019, 01:46
Replies: 51
Views: 4,224
Posted By ShadowTechnology
Hmm... I backed out one step and went into the...

Hmm...
I backed out one step and went into the list of items again. The "of Gondolin" weapons are properly showing all four slays now (/DoTU), but the two Randart examples above are still broken.
Forum: Variants December 1, 2019, 01:37
Replies: 51
Views: 4,224
Posted By ShadowTechnology
Also, some of the Elemental Brands are not even...

Also, some of the Elemental Brands are not even being looked for:
|E and |P
(but |A, |F, and |Co are available for selection as attributes, and show up in the table)
Forum: Variants December 1, 2019, 00:54
Replies: 51
Views: 4,224
Posted By ShadowTechnology
Optmizer not parsing some attributes corerectly

Thanks for that helpful hint Schatz. I actually figured it out a few minutes after I posted my question, but I thought others might benefit from hearing the answer. I think my initial confusion was...
Forum: Variants November 25, 2019, 04:07
Replies: 51
Views: 4,224
Posted By ShadowTechnology
How to quickly update an existing character?

Periodically I would like to re-optimize an existing character. I've been uploading the new HTML dump file and starting all over each time. The tedious and time consuming part is adding all the...
Forum: Competition October 24, 2019, 01:21
Replies: 13
Views: 1,671
Posted By ShadowTechnology
Smile Hey Qwarl. Let me know when you figure out the...

Hey Qwarl. Let me know when you figure out the whole satellite latency thing.
Forum: Variants October 3, 2019, 15:20
Replies: 51
Views: 4,224
Posted By ShadowTechnology
I like it! It's not hard to figure out and it's...

I like it! It's not hard to figure out and it's very quick compared to manually scanning hundreds of wieldable items and testing combinations for "holes". My active character is CL50 but only at...
Forum: Variants October 2, 2019, 17:21
Replies: 51
Views: 4,224
Posted By ShadowTechnology
Very cool. I plan to try it. Question: In...

Very cool. I plan to try it.
Question: In your example there appears to be one (and only one?) solution. This is probably where you want to end up, but how do you start? If you have a Home full...
Forum: Variants August 15, 2019, 03:02
Replies: 86
Views: 9,886
Posted By ShadowTechnology
I understand and like the answer. It's nice to...

I understand and like the answer. It's nice to know that those bonuses are not "wasted", and that I have some control over bonuses vs special abilities by selecting different target items. It also...
Forum: Variants August 14, 2019, 18:25
Replies: 86
Views: 9,886
Posted By ShadowTechnology
Reforging in Frog (or Refroging in Forg)

I like the addition information/recommendation/explanation one gets before committing to a reforge. I finally understand how item type is used to adjust scores for newly created artifacts.

One...
Forum: Variants April 6, 2019, 16:05
Replies: 129
Views: 13,609
Posted By ShadowTechnology
Evolution in the Arena?!?

Maybe this is an old feature, but it's never happened to me before. @ enters the arena to fight the Shadow Drake. @ is getting his life drained a lot, but is winning the fight. Suddenly the...
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