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Forum: Variants Today, 03:34
Replies: 21
Views: 2,314
Posted By Pete Mack
Archeron- The full Android port already has V...

Archeron-
The full Android port already has V 4.2.2, Frog (Selmiak), Sil-Q 1.4.2, and NPP 0.4.1 and 0.5.4
It's quite good.
Forum: Vanilla Today, 03:30
Replies: 6
Views: 169
Posted By Pete Mack
That's what _Tele is for, until you get ESP...

That's what _Tele is for, until you get ESP and/or detection. Unless you can reliably kill them in a single turn, they are too dangerous to fight.
Forum: Vanilla Yesterday, 17:19
Replies: 3
Views: 81
Posted By Pete Mack
It *might* be reasonable to give a minimum of 1...

It *might* be reasonable to give a minimum of 1 spell from the start. Beyond that, I don't see why this even matters. If your INT is that bad, you won't be able to cast more than the very basic (i.e....
Forum: Vanilla Yesterday, 13:49
Replies: 6
Views: 169
Posted By Pete Mack
@Awoowolf Farming the mid 20s is a mug's game,...

@Awoowolf
Farming the mid 20s is a mug's game, since stat potions are native to DL30. Extra time spent earlier than there is pretty much wasted.
Forum: Vanilla Yesterday, 01:15
Replies: 111
Views: 9,315
Posted By Pete Mack
@MattB What you said. Don't let the perfect be...

@MattB
What you said. Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the already-way-more-than-good-enough.
Forum: Vanilla April 16, 2021, 11:10
Replies: 19
Views: 700
Posted By Pete Mack
Primary disadvantage of human is bad stats. Note...

Primary disadvantage of human is bad stats. Note that 4.2.x has much lower EXP penalties for different races.
And yeah, early necro is known to be hard. But you are not required to kill monsters...
Forum: Development April 13, 2021, 22:36
Replies: 55
Views: 2,222
Posted By Pete Mack
Eeek! The stack is the program's active memory--...

Eeek! The stack is the program's active memory-- when you subroutine gets called, it takes more space on the stack. Its memory is released when the routine exits. It also means the current set of...
Forum: Development April 13, 2021, 17:03
Replies: 55
Views: 2,222
Posted By Pete Mack
Heap corruption means you borked the memory...

Heap corruption means you borked the memory allocator, either with a write to freed memory, or with a buffer overrun. That particular error message suggests the debug allocator detected a buffer...
Forum: Vanilla April 13, 2021, 08:05
Replies: 34
Views: 1,227
Posted By Pete Mack
The original surely had negative and positive...

The original surely had negative and positive contributions--probably Helm of Gorlim.
Forum: Development April 10, 2021, 20:29
Replies: 55
Views: 2,222
Posted By Pete Mack
Will-- Putting data in configuration files is...

Will--
Putting data in configuration files is standard software practice. The types of spells (ball, beam, status effect, etc) are coded, but the spells themselves are not. This gets rid of...
Forum: AAR April 10, 2021, 19:26
Replies: 54
Views: 3,085
Posted By Pete Mack
Ouch. I would not bother with !RL until down to...

Ouch. I would not bother with !RL until down to DL 47 or so--especially with Morgoth at 1 star.
Forum: ToME April 10, 2021, 17:26
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By Pete Mack
"Score" in many variants is roughly proportional...

"Score" in many variants is roughly proportional to EXP divided by total moves. But once you hit CL 50, experience is no longer counted, since it has no real value.
Forum: AAR April 10, 2021, 15:31
Replies: 54
Views: 3,085
Posted By Pete Mack
@Grotug-- True enough. But if you are more...

@Grotug--
True enough. But if you are more than a few squares away, you are safe for one breath. I don't actually know what the minimum distance is, but 10 squares is surely enough.
Forum: Vanilla April 8, 2021, 22:52
Replies: 19
Views: 700
Posted By Pete Mack
@Nick-- How about just disabling summon spells?

@Nick--
How about just disabling summon spells?
Forum: Vanilla April 8, 2021, 17:52
Replies: 5
Views: 324
Posted By Pete Mack
@Sky And I have said before that randarts are...

@Sky
And I have said before that randarts are unbalanced, if +5 speed isn't worth a sou. Yes, I prefer Dwarven, but I have used +speed, and even balance DSM of Elvenkind in a recent game.
Forum: Variants April 5, 2021, 20:41
Replies: 36
Views: 1,928
Posted By Pete Mack
What, mynocks draining your power supply, leading...

What, mynocks draining your power supply, leading to a crash into a sarlacc's gullet?

There are a number of fictions that I'd like to see first, such as descending the 9 waterfalls of Death to...
Forum: Sil April 4, 2021, 12:09
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By Pete Mack
You're pretty much screwed without at least a...

You're pretty much screwed without at least a heavy weapon like an axe. Mattock or horn of Blasting is considered a necessity.
Forum: AAR April 2, 2021, 22:05
Replies: 529
Views: 100,837
Posted By Pete Mack
Best Wormtongue drop in a while (NPP 0.5.4, where...

Best Wormtongue drop in a while (NPP 0.5.4, where standarts are augmented.)

a) The Bastard Sword of Lendir (6d4) (+12,+16) (+2)
It increases your stealth and...
Forum: Vanilla April 2, 2021, 21:54
Replies: 194
Views: 20,529
Posted By Pete Mack
0.5.4: Weapon base damage is off, increasing...

0.5.4:
Weapon base damage is off, increasing with dice. A main gauche is shown as 2 (instead of 3) and a 6d4 artifact is calculated as 12 instead of 15.
Forum: Vanilla April 1, 2021, 18:33
Replies: 194
Views: 20,529
Posted By Pete Mack
Minor bug in character info: when in shops,...

Minor bug in character info: when in shops, disarming pct is ridiculously low. (8% in alchemist; 83% outside.)
Forum: Development March 31, 2021, 06:34
Replies: 55
Views: 2,222
Posted By Pete Mack
It's published by github, and yes it works or did...

It's published by github, and yes it works or did when I tried it some years ago. I also used the PowerShell plug in for pulling updates and the like.
Forum: Variants March 31, 2021, 00:10
Replies: 18
Views: 729
Posted By Pete Mack
To fix this problem, edit the make file version...

To fix this problem, edit the make file version number and executable name.
Forum: Vanilla March 30, 2021, 18:33
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By Pete Mack
@Sky-- I wondered the same thing. Apparently it...

@Sky--
I wondered the same thing. Apparently it isn't released yet and people are downloading the nightly builds at github.com. the last official release is 4.2.1
http://rephial.org/release/
Forum: AAR March 30, 2021, 13:42
Replies: 28
Views: 927
Posted By Pete Mack
NPP still uses v 3.0 model for pricing, but even...

NPP still uses v 3.0 model for pricing, but even with that a bow of accuracy isn't worth much. I don't understand how NPP calculates quest value.
Forum: AAR March 30, 2021, 03:59
Replies: 28
Views: 927
Posted By Pete Mack
@Cuboideb-- What kind of archery damage can you...

@Cuboideb--
What kind of archery damage can you do? Black D is extremely limited in breath damage, between the armor reduction of 1/2 and NPP's addition of !rAcid. The max damage is 1/18 nominal in...
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