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Forum: Vanilla November 20, 2021, 20:19
Replies: 7
Views: 345
Posted By Bill Peterson
Indeed, vault.txt says that a monster 40 levels...

Indeed, vault.txt says that a monster 40 levels out of depth is possible. But if you're adventurous, the treasure they're sitting on could be as much as 20 levels OOD.
Forum: Vanilla October 28, 2021, 17:45
Replies: 22
Views: 1,870
Posted By Bill Peterson
There is an Angband variant with the isometric...

There is an Angband variant with the isometric look of Falcon's Eye, AngbandTk. It's included with 3 other variants in OmnibandTk. The Angband version that's implemented is 2.9.3

I was surprised...
Forum: Vanilla October 24, 2021, 20:14
Replies: 2
Views: 374
Posted By Bill Peterson
Can't save to a full drive, d'oh

I quit the game, not knowing that the drive had no space left, and Angband gladly created a 0 byte save file. I would have liked to get a warning and a refusal to quit, so I could free up some space,...
Forum: Vanilla October 19, 2021, 17:48
Replies: 27
Views: 2,661
Posted By Bill Peterson
Have you tried Sil yet, it has at least some of...

Have you tried Sil yet, it has at least some of the ideas you talk about
Forum: Vanilla October 17, 2021, 16:32
Replies: 12
Views: 1,123
Posted By Bill Peterson
i once got a nasty look from the manager in a...

i once got a nasty look from the manager in a staff meeting for explaining compound interest to my coworkers, telling them how the company's new practice of giving bonuses rather than raises was...
Forum: Vanilla October 9, 2021, 19:05
Replies: 48
Views: 5,124
Posted By Bill Peterson
Thanks for the history lesson. I came late to...

Thanks for the history lesson. I came late to Unix and Emacs was already well established. The only experience I had with vi is watching the vi/Emacs flamewars on USENET.
Forum: Vanilla September 21, 2021, 17:08
Replies: 128
Views: 15,109
Posted By Bill Peterson
Does this mean that we're limited to three...

Does this mean that we're limited to three artifact lights or could another Arkenstone be generated?

Incredible luck with randart lights, but I've thrown away all the randart weapons in favor of...
Forum: Vanilla September 21, 2021, 05:59
Replies: 128
Views: 15,109
Posted By Bill Peterson
First time really playing with randarts. I can...

First time really playing with randarts. I can accept two successive characters finding an Arkenstone with telepathy early, but two artifact stars being generated? Is that supposed to be possible?
...
Forum: Vanilla August 19, 2021, 02:18
Replies: 80
Views: 8,507
Posted By Bill Peterson
(sound of hand slapping forehead)

(sound of hand slapping forehead)
Forum: Vanilla August 18, 2021, 20:05
Replies: 80
Views: 8,507
Posted By Bill Peterson
What's the trick, if any, to identifying rings...

What's the trick, if any, to identifying rings and staves? It appears that you have to be wearing or using them at exactly the time when the proper circumstance happens. The only thing that makes...
Forum: Vanilla November 10, 2020, 03:36
Replies: 42
Views: 6,185
Posted By Bill Peterson
All this argument would vanish if birth options...

All this argument would vanish if birth options and all other options were read from a text file. Sort of annoying to me that I can give Morgoth 50 HP but I have to go through all the options every...
Forum: Vanilla August 31, 2020, 23:07
Replies: 18
Views: 2,415
Posted By Bill Peterson
OmnibandTk is Angband 2.9.3 and runs on Windows...

OmnibandTk is Angband 2.9.3 and runs on Windows 10. If you want gameplay to be the same as Vanilla 2.9.3 you do have to set certain options.
Forum: Vanilla July 30, 2020, 23:06
Replies: 32
Views: 3,964
Posted By Bill Peterson
As I remember, what you would do is explore the...

As I remember, what you would do is explore the shallow levels while waiting for the store to restock. WoR scrolls were never out of stock for that long.
Forum: Vanilla July 29, 2020, 19:43
Replies: 32
Views: 3,964
Posted By Bill Peterson
I'd be happy if nothing was guaranteed to be in...

I'd be happy if nothing was guaranteed to be in the stores. It used to be that part of the storage management game was that you had to reserve home space for WoR, town spell books, and other...
Forum: Vanilla June 28, 2020, 01:32
Replies: 190
Views: 30,026
Posted By Bill Peterson
Here's one with a +2 stealth lantern. No...

Here's one with a +2 stealth lantern. No randarts.

Would be nice if you didn't remove this feature.
Forum: Vanilla June 21, 2020, 07:06
Replies: 11
Views: 1,963
Posted By Bill Peterson
Another reason Darkgod may have had for...

Another reason Darkgod may have had for de-Tolkienizing TOME was that he was planning to host it on Steam and make it commercial. Even if the Tolkien Estate didn't send him a C&D the Steam people...
Forum: Vanilla June 20, 2020, 04:40
Replies: 19
Views: 2,617
Posted By Bill Peterson
Even if you can't get that early Angband to run,...

Even if you can't get that early Angband to run, the tile image file should be in the lib subdirectory.
Forum: Sil June 16, 2020, 20:32
Replies: 52
Views: 10,481
Posted By Bill Peterson
Will you be updating the file on the github...

Will you be updating the file on the github repository once you've processed the comments?
Forum: Sil June 10, 2020, 16:56
Replies: 52
Views: 10,481
Posted By Bill Peterson
Quirk, are you planning to put back the menu...

Quirk, are you planning to put back the menu entries for the other graphics tile sets? I was looking forward to seeing how the new tiles were implemented and what could be done to put the Gervais...
Forum: Sil June 10, 2020, 16:39
Replies: 52
Views: 10,481
Posted By Bill Peterson
The help text for "," only talks about picking...

The help text for "," only talks about picking things up or navigating stairs. I probably should have tried that except that my muscle memory is fixed on "g" to get things off the floor.
Forum: Sil June 10, 2020, 06:19
Replies: 52
Views: 10,481
Posted By Bill Peterson
The manual says that orc skeletons may contain...

The manual says that orc skeletons may contain armor. I've (x)amined a number and found nothing. Is this just the RNG playing with me or is some other command used?
Forum: Vanilla June 4, 2020, 20:54
Replies: 190
Views: 30,026
Posted By Bill Peterson
Are the Shockbolt Darkmode lovers really happy...

Are the Shockbolt Darkmode lovers really happy with floor tiles being dead black? I've long favored the Gervais tiles but I do admire the extra realism and detail of the Shockbolt tiles and would...
Forum: Vanilla June 4, 2020, 20:22
Replies: 2
Views: 737
Posted By Bill Peterson
Confusing behavior regarding save directories

I've been having an issue where the various Angband versions I have installed get confused about where save files are located.

Example:
Downloaded and started the new 4.2.1 version, selecting...
Forum: Sil May 29, 2020, 21:43
Replies: 52
Views: 10,481
Posted By Bill Peterson
How is the Windows version built? Mingw, MSVC?...

How is the Windows version built? Mingw, MSVC? I'll assume makefiles since I don't see any VC project files or anything hinting at Cmake. I see some Apple Xcode files, are you building a Windows...
Forum: Vanilla May 20, 2020, 22:16
Replies: 263
Views: 27,698
Posted By Bill Peterson
I'm playing a Blackguard in the 320 nightly,...

I'm playing a Blackguard in the 320 nightly, haven't been any lower than 300' and I've found 8-10 lanterns. Also finding, IMO, too many weapons, especially heavy ones. The weapons I can understand as...
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