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Forum: Vanilla November 8, 2018, 17:32
Replies: 10
Views: 271
Posted By fph
Good point -- my instinct from the older versions...

Good point -- my instinct from the older versions is that DL40 is a dangerous place because "here be dragons" (ancient Ds, green especially, and drolems) but now that breath damage from distance has...
Forum: Vanilla November 8, 2018, 13:08
Replies: 10
Views: 271
Posted By fph
No, you're not diving too fast. That looks on...

No, you're not diving too fast. That looks on point; that's more or less where you should be at that power level, in my view.
Ideally now you should look around for stat potions and upgrades...
Forum: Development November 7, 2018, 14:46
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By fph
Yes, git can merge independent changes to...

Yes, git can merge independent changes to different parts of the same file automatically (as long as the changed parts don't overlap, of course). That's one of the big advantages of version control...
Forum: ToME October 31, 2018, 08:58
Replies: 13
Views: 245
Posted By fph
There is a quest screen (ctrl+Q if I remember...

There is a quest screen (ctrl+Q if I remember correctly?) where the approximate level of each quest is displayed, so you can avoid going in too early. I think the trolls are level 30. It's sort-of...
Forum: Development October 31, 2018, 08:53
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By fph
Quick intro: `git branch` will tell you which...

Quick intro: `git branch` will tell you which branch you are in. Note that there is a 'master' branch in your cloned repository as well. `angband:master` should be the official version.
If you are...
Forum: Vanilla October 30, 2018, 15:44
Replies: 50
Views: 3,944
Posted By fph
Or, with the words of Dream Theater and...

Or, with the words of Dream Theater and Tornatore, "I can see much clearer now I'm blind"...
Forum: Vanilla October 30, 2018, 08:22
Replies: 70
Views: 3,084
Posted By fph
Looks like a reasonable test to me. Do you...

Looks like a reasonable test to me. Do you volunteer to run it, since we are fairly sure ourselves that the RNG is right? It would be a valuable contribution. I guess this could even be automated...
Forum: Vanilla October 29, 2018, 19:52
Replies: 70
Views: 3,084
Posted By fph
As far as I understand (I didn't write the code)...

As far as I understand (I didn't write the code) the RNG does one call to time() in Rand_init() when the game is started, then it's all state-based. If I read the branches correctly it uses this RNG...
Forum: Vanilla October 28, 2018, 23:57
Replies: 70
Views: 3,084
Posted By fph
I don't follow you. These are independent trials,...

I don't follow you. These are independent trials, so their exact distribution is binomial/Bernoulli. I'm not approximating anything with a normal. 0.11% is what is returned by...
Forum: Vanilla October 28, 2018, 22:36
Replies: 70
Views: 3,084
Posted By fph
Ran some tests: created a human mage, advanced...

Ran some tests: created a human mage, advanced him with debug commands to lvl21 and enough int to get 4% failure rate, and cast detect monsters 335 times. Got 14 failures. p-value of 0.47. Verdict:...
Forum: Vanilla October 28, 2018, 22:15
Replies: 70
Views: 3,084
Posted By fph
As an expert in advanced mathematics :p, the...

As an expert in advanced mathematics :p, the binomial test (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binomial_test) for 26 failures out of 335 at 4% failure rate gives a one-sided p-value...
Forum: AAR October 21, 2018, 17:42
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By fph
Even before finding Tulkas, was dex+6 really a...

Even before finding Tulkas, was dex+6 really a better choice than speed+7, in terms of damage output?
Forum: ToME October 16, 2018, 19:21
Replies: 20
Views: 931
Posted By fph
Tip: if you plan on maximizing a Lost Sword skill...

Tip: if you plan on maximizing a Lost Sword skill (such as Mindcraft or Mimicry, also interesting for the free damage reduction), don't put any skill points on it until you reach .5x multiplier in...
Forum: Vanilla October 13, 2018, 14:23
Replies: 50
Views: 3,944
Posted By fph
Don't get me wrong --- I like the new system. I'm...

Don't get me wrong --- I like the new system. I'm just giving feedback and suggestions to improve it.
Forum: Vanilla October 13, 2018, 12:01
Replies: 50
Views: 3,944
Posted By fph
Played a couple of rangers which both got...

Played a couple of rangers which both got obliterated around dlvl50. Some observations on the new ranger spells:

* Satisfy Hunger at clvl 3 seems very early and unnecessarily cheap. Basically the...
Forum: Vanilla October 11, 2018, 15:59
Replies: 50
Views: 3,944
Posted By fph
Not necessarily; you can always sell/donate items...

Not necessarily; you can always sell/donate items to shops to identify them. Often it's the most convenient thing to do for objects that seem useless. Should I waste a ?id on that wand that didn't...
Forum: Development October 7, 2018, 14:59
Replies: 51
Views: 1,762
Posted By fph
Yep, good call, thanks! I must have clicked on it...

Yep, good call, thanks! I must have clicked on it inadvertently when I was playing around to get the window sizes right.
Forum: Development October 7, 2018, 12:47
Replies: 51
Views: 1,762
Posted By fph
Issue: the SDL2 port does not display the cursor....

Issue: the SDL2 port does not display the cursor. This makes the 'look' command, for instance, almost unusable.
Forum: Development October 6, 2018, 17:55
Replies: 51
Views: 1,762
Posted By fph
Works for me, too (Ubuntu 18.04), after...

Works for me, too (Ubuntu 18.04), after installing the sdl2 devel packages and running autogen.sh from scratch. Thanks t4nk!
Forum: ToME October 5, 2018, 18:47
Replies: 20
Views: 931
Posted By fph
In addition to Lord Dimwit's guide, the whole...

In addition to Lord Dimwit's guide, the whole Tome wiki is a great resource (now available only on the Internet Archive, unfortunately).
Forum: AAR October 3, 2018, 08:43
Replies: 33
Views: 3,814
Posted By fph
Have you tried un-squelching them? :D jk

Have you tried un-squelching them? :D jk
Forum: ToME September 29, 2018, 08:25
Replies: 20
Views: 931
Posted By fph
Are you speaking about Tome 2.x.x, or Tome 4?...

Are you speaking about Tome 2.x.x, or Tome 4? Those are two dramatically different games...
Forum: Sil September 24, 2018, 11:38
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By fph
That would be cool! I wonder if the Sil song...

That would be cool! I wonder if the Sil song mechanic can be included in it or if the sound would be too messy. <start singing Song of Slaying> <badass metal riff added to the track>.
Forum: Vanilla August 27, 2018, 09:47
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By fph
I have implemented exactly this for Sil 1.1.1 a...

I have implemented exactly this for Sil 1.1.1 a while ago: http://angband.oook.cz/forum/showthread.php?t=6411&highlight=mortsil, https://github.com/fph/mortsil .

This only keep tracks of a few of...
Forum: Vanilla August 23, 2018, 09:28
Replies: 61
Views: 4,295
Posted By fph
At that point, since we're looking at filtering...

At that point, since we're looking at filtering spellbooks anyway, we could generate only books that the player can use.
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