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Forum: Development January 13, 2022, 20:08
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By Bill Peterson
I beg to differ with you here. I reinstalled Sil...

I beg to differ with you here. I reinstalled Sil 1.3 and the graphics system works, just like it did in the variant (NPP?) that half forked. I made an effort to modify the Gervais tile set and had...
Forum: Development January 12, 2022, 02:55
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By Bill Peterson
Please, oh please keep the Angband graphics...

Please, oh please keep the Angband graphics structure. I tried to make Gervais style tiles for Sil 1.3 but was stymied by the developer's putting ASCII definitions for objects in non-standard places....
Forum: Vanilla January 4, 2022, 20:41
Replies: 5
Views: 324
Posted By Bill Peterson
AFAIK, rings don't charge unless you wear them

AFAIK, rings don't charge unless you wear them
Forum: Vanilla December 24, 2021, 09:24
Replies: 35
Views: 9,358
Posted By Bill Peterson
Playing version 4.2.3 I killed him and his little...

Playing version 4.2.3 I killed him and his little red hatted companion today. He lets Angband players accomplish something tangible in the War on Christmas.

He dropped a useless weapon.
Forum: Vanilla December 13, 2021, 21:25
Replies: 20
Views: 9,506
Posted By Bill Peterson
A lot of useful information here, I've been...

A lot of useful information here, I've been playing since 2.8.2 and still learned something. But a couple of comments.

I always inscribe spellbooks with @mx!d!v!k, no one in this thread mentioned...
Forum: Vanilla December 12, 2021, 06:15
Replies: 13
Views: 842
Posted By Bill Peterson
This is not Angband's problem. I remember...

This is not Angband's problem.

I remember the years of agony that the Angband devs and the community went through to get the code released under GPL and I would not like to see that repeated. The...
Forum: Vanilla November 20, 2021, 20:19
Replies: 12
Views: 1,158
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: 2,656
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: 512
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: 3,486
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: 1,666
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: 7,117
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: 155
Views: 23,146
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: 155
Views: 23,146
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: 11,725
Posted By Bill Peterson
(sound of hand slapping forehead)

(sound of hand slapping forehead)
Forum: Vanilla August 18, 2021, 20:05
Replies: 80
Views: 11,725
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: 6,654
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: 2,558
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: 4,244
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: 4,244
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: 31,815
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: 2,060
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: 2,795
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: 11,874
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: 11,874
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...
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