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Forum: Vanilla December 3, 2021, 21:39
Replies: 33
Views: 1,088
Posted By ekolis
Wait, "mob" is short for "mobile"? I always...

Wait, "mob" is short for "mobile"? I always thought it was shorthand used by game developers to mean "Monster OBject" - back in the day variable names were limited in length, and the prevailing...
Forum: Development May 9, 2021, 18:10
Replies: 62
Views: 63,393
Posted By ekolis
I think this thread is in need of replacement....

I think this thread is in need of replacement. The links in the OP go to a defunct bug tracker, and the latest comment is two years old...
Forum: Vanilla May 4, 2021, 21:11
Replies: 2
Views: 845
Posted By ekolis
Oh, cool, thanks! Didn't realize I could do that!

Oh, cool, thanks! Didn't realize I could do that!
Forum: Vanilla May 4, 2021, 21:08
Replies: 14
Views: 1,932
Posted By ekolis
Well there's an idea. Staves that can be imbued...

Well there's an idea. Staves that can be imbued with spells. By sacrificing... something... a mage can imbue an "empty" staff with a spell, allowing it to be cast in the dark and without consuming...
Forum: Vanilla May 4, 2021, 03:15
Replies: 14
Views: 1,932
Posted By ekolis
In ADOM, spells are normally cast from memory,...

In ADOM, spells are normally cast from memory, but you can also cast them from a book, which takes longer but doesn't deplete your memory of them. (Why casting a spell too much makes you forget it is...
Forum: Vanilla May 4, 2021, 02:03
Replies: 2
Views: 845
Posted By ekolis
Buying and examining items in shops is awkward

I can select an item using the arrow keys, but then when I press g to buy one or x to examine one... the game asks me which one I want to buy/examine?! What's the point of allowing me to select items...
Forum: Vanilla September 19, 2016, 18:00
Replies: 22
Views: 6,126
Posted By ekolis
Wouldn't a simple solution be to reward winners...

Wouldn't a simple solution be to reward winners who do so quickly, so you'd be encouraged not only to play well, but also win quickly? Don't modify scores for players who don't win, though; playing...
Forum: Oook! September 19, 2016, 17:56
Replies: 1
Views: 2,567
Posted By ekolis
Download page is broken

So if I click on that "download" link up top, right there between "about" and "variants", I get a dead link (return of Ganon? ;)) - not very helpful for people who want to actually play the game! If...
Forum: Vanilla September 19, 2016, 17:54
Replies: 31
Views: 7,723
Posted By ekolis
I'm not a designer, but I haven't played...

I'm not a designer, but I haven't played "traditional" roguelikes in a while, so one thing that struck me about the menus (and the message bar up top) is that they're rather hard to read with that...
Forum: Development April 17, 2015, 21:03
Replies: 41
Views: 14,654
Posted By ekolis
C# 5.0 will support static imports, much like...

C# 5.0 will support static imports, much like Java, so instead of saying

import System;
...
Console.WriteLine("hello world");
Console.WriteLine("isn't it annoying to have to type Console all...
Forum: Vanilla April 8, 2015, 19:19
Replies: 526
Views: 93,949
Posted By ekolis
Haven't read through this entire thread - I've...

Haven't read through this entire thread - I've been away for a while - but is there any reason why the custom edit files are stored in the Angband folder and not a user folder on Windows? Why not...
Forum: Sil July 18, 2014, 08:45
Replies: 98
Views: 25,485
Posted By ekolis
Aww, I liked wound points... :(

Aww, I liked wound points... :(
Forum: Sil May 19, 2014, 21:23
Replies: 98
Views: 25,485
Posted By ekolis
Every time you steal a Sil from Morgoth, you are...

Every time you steal a Sil from Morgoth, you are immediately teleported to the top of the dungeon, and have to trek all the way down to the bottom again to steal the next. It's called "longer...
Forum: Sil April 29, 2014, 06:46
Replies: 98
Views: 25,485
Posted By ekolis
New song: HYAAAAAH! Sing it for 3 turns (it...

New song: HYAAAAAH!

Sing it for 3 turns (it reduces your speed by 75% while doing so), and on the fourth turn, you attack all enemies around you for double damage.
Forum: Idle chatter April 27, 2014, 04:41
Replies: 19
Views: 6,255
Posted By ekolis
Nyet? As in the DOS Tetris clone? Wow, I thought...

Nyet? As in the DOS Tetris clone? Wow, I thought I was the only one who remembered that...

edit: oh, when I saw the thread title, I was like, what happened, is the Tolkien estate finally suing? o.O
Forum: AAR March 21, 2014, 14:34
Replies: 164
Views: 70,748
Posted By ekolis
So that's how they make those things! :)

So that's how they make those things! :)
Forum: Idle chatter March 14, 2014, 04:12
Replies: 78
Views: 20,346
Posted By ekolis
I'm 30, and I've been playing roguelikes ever...

I'm 30, and I've been playing roguelikes ever since I was, I dunno, 10 or so? I remember playing Nethack on my dad's PC and being absolutely entranced with it - maybe part of the reason was that it...
Forum: Sil March 8, 2014, 19:16
Replies: 0
Views: 1,756
Posted By ekolis
Game freezes at end of character creation

I'm trying to play Sil 1.2.1 on Windows 8 (64-bit), but when I get to the end of character creation, the game freezes. I seem to recall having this trouble with an earlier version of Sil or some...
Forum: Variants March 8, 2014, 00:05
Replies: 17
Views: 7,936
Posted By ekolis
Heh, and I thought Latin was bad with five... is...

Heh, and I thought Latin was bad with five... is Allative anything like Ablative?
Forum: Variants March 3, 2014, 17:37
Replies: 15
Views: 5,053
Posted By ekolis
It was a reference to ToME4, yes. If it's too...

It was a reference to ToME4, yes. If it's too despicable to be in a game, even with orcs...
Forum: Sil March 3, 2014, 02:29
Replies: 5
Views: 2,659
Posted By ekolis
Is this because of rounding? Or am I misreading...

Is this because of rounding? Or am I misreading the rule somehow? Seems like 3 str, 2lb weapon would get +1.5 sides - is that rounded up to 2, or do you just get the worst of the two bonuses (so...
Forum: Variants March 3, 2014, 02:19
Replies: 15
Views: 5,053
Posted By ekolis
Hmm, let's see... ASCII-art hentai tentacle...

Hmm, let's see...

ASCII-art hentai tentacle monsters, a complete playable recreation of Super Mario Bros. 3, first-person perspective mode, pop-up ads, "the cake is a lie" jokes, photon torpedoes,...
Forum: Variants February 19, 2014, 07:24
Replies: 38
Views: 10,925
Posted By ekolis
I mean 2d6 as an upgrade from 2d5 beats 1d11 as...

I mean 2d6 as an upgrade from 2d5 beats 1d11 as an upgrade from 1d10, since the bonus side gets rolled twice. Hence my comment about extra damage dice, and not sides, because if you had extra damage...
Forum: Vanilla February 14, 2014, 20:49
Replies: 17
Views: 4,801
Posted By ekolis
What, did Morgoth find a +999 amulet of charisma?...

What, did Morgoth find a +999 amulet of charisma? :D
Forum: Vanilla February 14, 2014, 19:00
Replies: 9
Views: 2,724
Posted By ekolis
Yeah, I compulsively disarm traps for the "free"...

Yeah, I compulsively disarm traps for the "free" XP :P
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