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Forum: Sil January 20, 2022, 13:51
Replies: 10
Views: 717
Posted By Quirk
https://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Vampires ...

https://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Vampires

Welcome to the Tolkien vampire rabbithole!

Tolkien's vampires and werewolves don't have much in common with the vampires and werewolves of popular myth....
Forum: Sil January 14, 2022, 14:58
Replies: 16
Views: 691
Posted By Quirk
Yeah looks like pav will need to update the...

Yeah looks like pav will need to update the criteria. I'll try to remember to send him an email.
Forum: Variants January 14, 2022, 12:55
Replies: 33
Views: 4,283
Posted By Quirk
Welp, this is what I get for not having looked at...

Welp, this is what I get for not having looked at it for a few years. I'm way off base. There's a giant comment at the top of the file even that it's designed for Sil specifically...

However, yes,...
Forum: Variants January 14, 2022, 03:54
Replies: 33
Views: 4,283
Posted By Quirk
I didn't test it very thoroughly but my...

I didn't test it very thoroughly but my impression was that it had never been adapted to Sil at all. I ripped it out of Sil-Q.
Forum: Development January 13, 2022, 23:53
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By Quirk
Yup, the Sil-Q tiles support this: ...

Yup, the Sil-Q tiles support this:

https://i.imgur.com/L0s0Ikv.png
https://i.imgur.com/RYXqj5a.png
https://i.imgur.com/z3ocHNG.png

Examples for both the main screen and inventory screen.

I...
Forum: Variants January 13, 2022, 22:01
Replies: 33
Views: 4,283
Posted By Quirk
That probably helps! Yup. Also the...

That probably helps!


Yup. Also the automaton, and Amiga support. I think there are a few flags in the Windows support also but it's been some months since I last had to wrestle with them.
Forum: Development January 13, 2022, 21:25
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By Quirk
I, meanwhile, have spent a good deal of time over...

I, meanwhile, have spent a good deal of time over the last year and a half adding tile graphics back into a game that was designed quite deliberately not to have them. From the Listen skill...
Forum: Idle chatter January 13, 2022, 10:41
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By Quirk
Thanks T-Mick! It's very kind of you to say so.

Thanks T-Mick! It's very kind of you to say so.
Forum: Sil January 13, 2022, 10:39
Replies: 16
Views: 691
Posted By Quirk
Dead ends can work to reduce the enemies you are...

Dead ends can work to reduce the enemies you are fighting to one at a time, but if you are unequal to the fight you will die there. In general it is wise to be aware of where the nearest stairs lie...
Forum: Variants January 13, 2022, 02:35
Replies: 33
Views: 4,283
Posted By Quirk
It's a bit of a shame that there is not (to the...

It's a bit of a shame that there is not (to the best of my knowledge) any source controlled repo available that tracks the development from NPP to Sil. This would have been useful to provide more...
Forum: Variants January 13, 2022, 00:38
Replies: 33
Views: 4,283
Posted By Quirk
I'm sure it has, but I was talking about the Sil...

I'm sure it has, but I was talking about the Sil code, which has undergone a lot of messy evolution on top of the copy and paste.

My brief impressions last I looked at the Angband code were that...
Forum: Development January 12, 2022, 13:08
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By Quirk
I'm afraid the origins of this are lost to the...

I'm afraid the origins of this are lost to the mists of time.


Adapting Sil to use tiles was a bunch of work. I would not expect a simple rewrite of Sil 1.3 to support tiles at all as a number of...
Forum: Variants January 12, 2022, 12:50
Replies: 33
Views: 4,283
Posted By Quirk
Doable yes but probably months of full-time...

Doable yes but probably months of full-time effort.

The fiddly stuff to rewrite around geometric calculations you probably already have from Angband, so this makes things much easier and you are...
Forum: Variants January 12, 2022, 02:14
Replies: 33
Views: 4,283
Posted By Quirk
If I were implementing a new version of Sil and...

If I were implementing a new version of Sil and prepared to invest enough time to refactor it properly, I would not refactor it but would start from scratch. There is a good deal which is not fit for...
Forum: Sil January 9, 2022, 21:21
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By Quirk
No, and doing so would be a bad idea, given...

No, and doing so would be a bad idea, given Mallorn torches have little fuel but provide a much brighter light.
Forum: Sil January 9, 2022, 12:47
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By Quirk
Lanterns are normally refuelled with flasks of...

Lanterns are normally refuelled with flasks of oil.
Forum: Sil January 9, 2022, 03:09
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By Quirk
And to answer the "why": it's often advantageous...

And to answer the "why": it's often advantageous to refuel your torch in a safe place before it runs out rather than spending that turn wielding a new one at a point not of your choosing, and...
Forum: Sil January 8, 2022, 17:12
Replies: 16
Views: 691
Posted By Quirk
Score on the latest version is: 1 000 000...

Score on the latest version is:

1 000 000 000 - Morgoth killed
xx0 000 000 - How many floors you descended, or ascended. This maxes at 41.
x 000 000 - How many Sils you were carrying at...
Forum: Sil January 3, 2022, 22:52
Replies: 10
Views: 717
Posted By Quirk
Sil-Q 1.5 finally released

Thanks to everyone who has been instrumental in helping bring this to fruition, but especially:
- MicroChasm, for the tileset
- backwardsEric, for the Mac support
- wobbly, for much excellent game...
Forum: Sil January 3, 2022, 02:24
Replies: 128
Views: 16,359
Posted By Quirk
Or cats from exchanging places. Essentially it...

Or cats from exchanging places. Essentially it prevents any modification of the player position from enemy skills that would change their location.
Forum: Sil November 22, 2021, 02:17
Replies: 128
Views: 16,359
Posted By Quirk
This is not a particularly simple feature to...

This is not a particularly simple feature to implement, and would of course be very abusable if the player was able to take a turn with the new skill and then undo it. I think the confirmation is...
Forum: Sil November 1, 2021, 11:21
Replies: 128
Views: 16,359
Posted By Quirk
Melting lets you transform mithril items into raw...

Melting lets you transform mithril items into raw mithril, which you can make other mithril items with.

Artifice requires you to make a item of some basic type, then using the Artifice menu add...
Forum: Sil October 17, 2021, 19:37
Replies: 128
Views: 16,359
Posted By Quirk
Have fixed tutorial issues, and after a...

Have fixed tutorial issues, and after a frustrating hour or two deleted the Windows help menu since I was not having any success trying to get it to launch the PDF. Micr0Chasm will probably fix up...
Forum: Sil October 17, 2021, 16:53
Replies: 128
Views: 16,359
Posted By Quirk
Thanks again for the bug reports, bron. Have...

Thanks again for the bug reports, bron.

Have fixed the returning strength value, I think. I think it was actually a bug on all ego items with 0 pval, so it works also for armour.

The arrows bug...
Forum: Sil October 14, 2021, 12:51
Replies: 128
Views: 16,359
Posted By Quirk
Have replicated this and will look into it. Free...

Have replicated this and will look into it. Free time has been at a premium lately, hope to get more over the weekend.
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