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Forum: Development January 15, 2022, 18:30
Replies: 5
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Posted By Dean Anderson
So, I've done some more research, and as is so...

So, I've done some more research, and as is so often the case with Microsoft the initial claims seem to be more marketing fluff than reality.

In practise, you can write fully portable code in .NET...
Forum: Development January 12, 2022, 16:06
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By Dean Anderson
There is JSON based serialization, and XML based...

There is JSON based serialization, and XML based serialization, but as far as I can see they both have limitations when it comes to things like collections and generic types - or at least they did in...
Forum: Development January 12, 2022, 15:30
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By Dean Anderson
.NET Framework vs .NET

As most of you probably know, a year or two ago (*checks calendar* Oh my God it was 2018. That was four years ago!) I ported Cthangband over from C to C#.

At the time I used the .NET Framework...
Forum: Variants October 12, 2021, 19:17
Replies: 8
Views: 957
Posted By Dean Anderson
The display is designed to run at a 16x9...

The display is designed to run at a 16x9 resolution with 80x45 characters - which results in exactly square cells for the characters, meaning that on the main display vertical and horizontal...
Forum: Variants October 12, 2021, 10:55
Replies: 8
Views: 957
Posted By Dean Anderson
I also use fullscreen on 1920x1080, and I prefer...

I also use fullscreen on 1920x1080, and I prefer to use Consolas Bold as the font because I think it looks best (especially on main game display). That's why I chose to use it as the default font.
...
Forum: Variants October 12, 2021, 10:45
Replies: 8
Views: 957
Posted By Dean Anderson
Yep - "Gurbintroll Games" is the imprint under...

Yep - "Gurbintroll Games" is the imprint under which I publish my tabletop RPGs.
Forum: Variants October 10, 2021, 16:32
Replies: 8
Views: 957
Posted By Dean Anderson
[Announce] Cthangband 6.6 Release

As you might have guessed if you read the name of the thread before opening it, I've just released Cthangband 6.6.

There are no major changes, just a few minor tweaks and bugfixes. The full list...
Forum: Variants September 27, 2021, 09:29
Replies: 7
Views: 1,406
Posted By Dean Anderson
The options (window size/fullscreen, font choice,...

The options (window size/fullscreen, font choice, and volume for sound and background music) have been moved from the main menu to the splash screen in 6.5. It makes them more obvious for someone...
Forum: Variants September 11, 2021, 15:52
Replies: 3
Views: 1,945
Posted By Dean Anderson
Yes. It's on my hard drive and my back-up...

Yes. It's on my hard drive and my back-up devices, and continued development is happening.

By the way, the post you responded to is quite out of date. Since making that post I've released...
Forum: Variants July 26, 2021, 00:54
Replies: 7
Views: 1,406
Posted By Dean Anderson
I'm not sure what you mean. That .exe is an...

I'm not sure what you mean.

That .exe is an installation wizard, not a self-extracting zip file. I wouldn't expect you to be able to unzip it.

I didn't bother zipping it up, because the...
Forum: Variants July 17, 2021, 23:09
Replies: 7
Views: 1,406
Posted By Dean Anderson
[Announce] Cthangband 6.5 Release

The title says it all, really.

I've released Cthangband 6.5 and you can download it from here (https://www.dropbox.com/s/45fiwpbv1qw8h27/cthangband.6.5.install.exe?dl=0).

The changes in this...
Forum: Variants March 22, 2021, 10:04
Replies: 15
Views: 2,167
Posted By Dean Anderson
I don't know if Cthangband is considered...

I don't know if Cthangband is considered prominent enough to add, but if so it branched from Zangband in 1997 and the latest release was in 2020.

There's also PernAngband, which became Troubles of...
Forum: Variants March 11, 2021, 23:05
Replies: 13
Views: 2,141
Posted By Dean Anderson
I very much doubt it. It's a C# program that uses...

I very much doubt it. It's a C# program that uses the WPF Framework.
Forum: Variants March 11, 2021, 12:03
Replies: 13
Views: 2,141
Posted By Dean Anderson
I must admit that I've been procrastinating quite...

I must admit that I've been procrastinating quite a lot and haven't done much with this.

My current work-in-progresss dev version (6.5) has quite a few fixes and tweaks (more than 6.3 and 6.4...
Forum: Variants October 13, 2020, 13:46
Replies: 5
Views: 996
Posted By Dean Anderson
I was wrong in the post above (well, I did say I...

I was wrong in the post above (well, I did say I was away from my code).

They currently do have the hit points and skill progression as warriors - that's something I need to change, as I agree...
Forum: Variants October 12, 2020, 14:58
Replies: 13
Views: 2,141
Posted By Dean Anderson
You'll definitely choose a god at character...

You'll definitely choose a god at character creation if you're a priest - but it will be tied into your choice of realms.

Your basic Life/Death choice won't affect it, but your second realm will...
Forum: Variants October 12, 2020, 14:46
Replies: 5
Views: 996
Posted By Dean Anderson
The warrior gets: Extra attacks more...

The warrior gets:

Extra attacks more quickly and with heavier weapons
More hit points
Better attack bonuses
Quicker level gain
Quicker and better pseudo-id

There may be other minor...
Forum: Variants September 26, 2020, 22:57
Replies: 13
Views: 2,141
Posted By Dean Anderson
I certainly don't want to have anything like...

I certainly don't want to have anything like that.

The more I think about it, the more I want it to be zero sum - nothing you do will ever just lose you favour, the only time you will ever lose...
Forum: Variants September 26, 2020, 13:30
Replies: 13
Views: 2,141
Posted By Dean Anderson
Actually, I've never played TOME2 (or TOME for...

Actually, I've never played TOME2 (or TOME for that matter), so any similarity is coincidence.



Good point. The thing that I'm trying to achieve is that you can't simply have all the gods...
Forum: Variants September 25, 2020, 14:20
Replies: 13
Views: 2,141
Posted By Dean Anderson
Feedback wanted on new feature

I'm thinking of adding gods to Cthangband, and here's my idea of how I'd do it.

Since priests in Cthangband get two realms of magic (either Life or Death, plus either Chaos, Corporeal, Folk,...
Forum: Variants May 4, 2020, 15:32
Replies: 3
Views: 1,945
Posted By Dean Anderson
Cthangband 7.0 Changes

So, after releasing 6.4 as a bugfix version, I've started work on Cthangband 7.0.

The intent is that this will be a very big change.

The first big thing is that I'm putting graphics back in....
Forum: Variants May 4, 2020, 12:38
Replies: 3
Views: 6,874
Posted By Dean Anderson
Are you sure? Remember that using shift to...

Are you sure?

Remember that using shift to run only happens if NumLock is OFF (that's mentioned in the manual). I've just tested that and it's working fine for me.
Forum: Variants April 28, 2020, 12:11
Replies: 9
Views: 1,421
Posted By Dean Anderson
I just thought I'd mention that the bugfixes for...

I just thought I'd mention that the bugfixes for all these are in Cthangband 6.4 (http://angband.oook.cz/forum/showthread.php?t=10003) here, in case you subscribed to this thread to get notified...
Forum: Variants April 26, 2020, 15:19
Replies: 3
Views: 6,874
Posted By Dean Anderson
[Announce] Cthangband 6.4 Release

While I’ve been waiting for the printer to approve the manuscript for new 10th anniversary edition of Dark Dungeons (https://wordpress.com/post/gurbintrollgames.wordpress.com/376), I’ve been...
Forum: Variants April 26, 2020, 00:38
Replies: 9
Views: 1,421
Posted By Dean Anderson
I've found (and fixed) the bug with the ability...

I've found (and fixed) the bug with the ability display - it wasn't showing the abilities for 'fixed' (i.e. non-random) artifacts properly. For example in your character it wasn't showing the...
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