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Forum: Idle chatter October 28, 2012, 01:39
Replies: 11
Views: 2,864
Posted By zaimoni
I'm going to be avoiding it until the first...

I'm going to be avoiding it until the first bugfix release (there are some awful ones), but for the most part the re-imagining has designed out the game mechanics that allowed you to shoot yourself...
Forum: Vanilla October 4, 2012, 21:55
Replies: 77
Views: 35,767
Posted By zaimoni
A standard broken install (cannot save as normal...

A standard broken install (cannot save as normal user). Don't Do That.
Forum: Variants October 2, 2012, 15:15
Replies: 108
Views: 17,431
Posted By zaimoni
That has to be decided on a case-by-case basis. ...

That has to be decided on a case-by-case basis. The usual answer is "no" (Law of Demeter).
Forum: Vanilla October 1, 2012, 04:25
Replies: 24
Views: 3,791
Posted By zaimoni
That's a downgrade: DOS 5.0 CHKDSK erratically...

That's a downgrade: DOS 5.0 CHKDSK erratically destroys the filesystem when run.
Forum: Vanilla September 29, 2012, 14:28
Replies: 81
Views: 6,838
Posted By zaimoni
No, 1000 pts in smithing is all that's tolerable...

No, 1000 pts in smithing is all that's tolerable to make the DL 1 death rate practically zero at CON 4. Remainder is split relatively evenly between melee, ranged, evasion, and stealth; melee and...
Forum: Vanilla September 29, 2012, 04:42
Replies: 81
Views: 6,838
Posted By zaimoni
My impression is that Sil 1.1 has been rebalanced...

My impression is that Sil 1.1 has been rebalanced to reduce this, but I'm not going to schedule the time to verify.

Death rate on DL1 was zero for a Naugrim with CON 4; the initial skill layout...
Forum: Vanilla September 29, 2012, 01:50
Replies: 81
Views: 6,838
Posted By zaimoni
Empirically, this is two in three games just...

Empirically, this is two in three games just considering DL1 through DL3 for Sil 1.0.1. That's what turned me off to Sil.And also harder to measure said borg's deficiencies.

There are so many...
Forum: Variants September 21, 2012, 11:03
Replies: 78
Views: 24,468
Posted By zaimoni
PernAngband and one or two other...

PernAngband and one or two other copyright-problematic variants should be available from ftp.sunet.se . I've mirrored the rest of ftp.sunet.se, and some other sources, at...
Forum: Variants September 13, 2012, 00:50
Replies: 92
Views: 16,098
Posted By zaimoni
The option switched the compiler to use...

The option switched the compiler to use msvcrt.dll (Microsoft) rather than CygWin's DLLs (anything that's a license violation to distributed after linking to GPL binary, is a license violation to...
Forum: Development February 7, 2012, 07:09
Replies: 17
Views: 2,729
Posted By zaimoni
The CygWin dev team decided that they wanted to...

The CygWin dev team decided that they wanted to be so *NIX that a program compiled under CygWin must use POSIX headers completely; mixing in Windows headers will break the build. This was a radical...
Forum: Development February 7, 2012, 06:59
Replies: 17
Views: 2,729
Posted By zaimoni
No, he did not. Not even after I explicitlly...

No, he did not. Not even after I explicitlly diagnosed why it was broken in the CMake bug tracker, and explicitly explained on the mailing list to another would-be user of CMake on MingW32 +...
Forum: Development February 5, 2012, 02:33
Replies: 17
Views: 2,729
Posted By zaimoni
The lead developer of CMake, Bill Hoffman,...

The lead developer of CMake, Bill Hoffman, explicitly refused my offer to patch CMake 2.6 to handle MingW32 + MingW32 bash. (The officially supported check for MingW32 bails if it sees bash in the...
Forum: Development January 5, 2012, 03:03
Replies: 9
Views: 3,888
Posted By zaimoni
The curses port already exists....

The curses port already exists....
Forum: Competition December 11, 2011, 02:52
Replies: 40
Views: 12,156
Posted By zaimoni
Ahem...cold vortexes are most plausibly too cold...

Ahem...cold vortexes are most plausibly too cold to be invisible to heat-based infravision. [Assuming there was no playability effect from being physically realistic.]
Forum: Idle chatter November 29, 2011, 04:03
Replies: 27
Views: 6,186
Posted By zaimoni
Only by booting from LiveCD, so far. It...

Only by booting from LiveCD, so far.

It sounds like I should burn a set of Fedora 16 LiveCDs (I have Fedora 12, 13, and 15).
Forum: Development October 10, 2011, 11:32
Replies: 0
Views: 820
Posted By zaimoni
flow.h|c/Zaiband stabilized

Well, that was embarrassing. Cf. Mercurial for the working version.


#define WRAPQUEUE_LEN 4*254+1

....

trailing_edge = (trailing_edge+1)%WRAPQUEUE_LEN;
The macro is not compliant with...
Forum: Variants October 1, 2011, 09:42
Replies: 29
Views: 6,243
Posted By zaimoni
Official deadline for the move away from Berlios...

Official deadline for the move away from Berlios is Dec. 31, 2011 (http://developer.berlios.de/forum/forum.php?forum_id=37450). I'd expect the move to happen before then.

I haven't decided...
Forum: ToME August 1, 2011, 09:16
Replies: 4
Views: 8,815
Posted By zaimoni
ToME 2.3.6-9 are an unofficial fork, they're not...

ToME 2.3.6-9 are an unofficial fork, they're not done by DarkGod.

I expect to catch them at the next refresh of my Angband variant archive, which does have ToME 2.3.5...
Forum: Vanilla July 12, 2011, 05:12
Replies: 20
Views: 4,616
Posted By zaimoni
If the equipment slots were the first slots,...

If the equipment slots were the first slots, rather than the last slots, this would be viable.

This is a mechanical change, fortunately.
Forum: Vanilla July 12, 2011, 05:00
Replies: 66
Views: 13,454
Posted By zaimoni
It may suffice to make the noise check trigger...

It may suffice to make the noise check trigger when @ moves, rather than when the monster moves. Cf. Zaiband.
Forum: Variants July 4, 2011, 06:23
Replies: 4
Views: 1,963
Posted By zaimoni
The issues are legal C99, but illegal C90. MSVC...

The issues are legal C99, but illegal C90. MSVC is a C90 compiler, and makes no pretence of comprehensive C99 support.
Forum: Variants July 4, 2011, 06:21
Replies: 62
Views: 24,117
Posted By zaimoni
Thanks. (I have pulled the tarballs for 2.3.6-ah...

Thanks. (I have pulled the tarballs for 2.3.6-ah through 2.3.9-ah).

Note that CMake ships broken for my MingW32 install; the lead maintainer Bill Hoffman came pretty close to openly rejecting my...
Forum: Variants June 30, 2011, 06:06
Replies: 19
Views: 6,184
Posted By zaimoni
Yes, IsoUnangband rates its own directory. The...

Yes, IsoUnangband rates its own directory. The latest one archived is unangband-064-iso-wip6.zip .

DNS change was initiated ~20 hours ago so the archive should be refreshed to June 26, 2011 now.
Forum: Development June 28, 2011, 05:30
Replies: 4
Views: 2,033
Posted By zaimoni
1) the 5% is a shoutout to D&D (The Hoary...

1) the 5% is a shoutout to D&D (The Hoary Original). I see no reason to adjust this up. (I'd be happy with 0% mininum fail and success for to-hit)

2) Maximum damage reduction from armor was also...
Forum: Variants June 28, 2011, 00:55
Replies: 19
Views: 6,184
Posted By zaimoni
*.tar.bz2 files for updating the Zaimoni.com...

*.tar.bz2 files for updating the Zaimoni.com Angband archive have been constructed; uploaded started ~4AM U.S. Central June 27, 2011. ETA for refreshing the archive to June 26, 2011 is 2-3 days. ...
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