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Forum: Development October 17, 2017, 21:56
Replies: 33
Views: 4,728
Posted By kandrc
By "not a lot better", I think you mean "a lot...

By "not a lot better", I think you mean "a lot worse". This solution doesn't handle the fall-through, reverse-ordered de-init that is (sometimes, often) necessary. Goto gets you that for free. I...
Forum: Vanilla October 17, 2017, 15:56
Replies: 11
Views: 196
Posted By kandrc
Level 11 characters don't need to worry about...

Level 11 characters don't need to worry about slots. And regardless of level, multiple slots should be devoted to healing. By level 11, I usually have all three basic healing potions in my...
Forum: Vanilla October 17, 2017, 15:51
Replies: 58
Views: 2,564
Posted By kandrc
On behalf of Nick, I'd like to thank you for your...

On behalf of Nick, I'd like to thank you for your useful feedback. Volunteers love nothing more than to be told that they've "stuffed it up immensely." Especially when it includes such clear...
Forum: Vanilla October 14, 2017, 01:19
Replies: 30
Views: 773
Posted By kandrc
Fighting M in a vault is a bad idea. I did it...

Fighting M in a vault is a bad idea. I did it once, in my very first legit win, actually. I was way over-prepared (and a bit lucky), else I wouldn't have survived. I thought "Oh! How lucky! I...
Forum: Vanilla October 12, 2017, 13:29
Replies: 54
Views: 2,612
Posted By kandrc
And I hope asking this doesn't make me a...

And I hope asking this doesn't make me a world-destroying racist Nazi who doesn't love his kids, but... a 4'10" (147 cm) High-Elf? Who weighs 14st 12lb (208 pounds, 95 kg)? I think somebody's...
Forum: Vanilla October 12, 2017, 13:14
Replies: 54
Views: 2,612
Posted By kandrc
When one finds the One Ring, one puts on the One...

When one finds the One Ring, one puts on the One Ring.

Agro doesn't matter for a level 50 mage, and the experience drain doesn't actually matter for anybody (level 1 characters can easily gain...
Forum: Vanilla October 8, 2017, 20:51
Replies: 15
Views: 490
Posted By kandrc
No. I don't recall how it worked in Frog-knows,...

No. I don't recall how it worked in Frog-knows, but in 2.x, it was 1 blow table with priest and mage limited to 4 blows, warrior allowed 6, and everybody else limited to 5.
Forum: Vanilla October 8, 2017, 20:47
Replies: 421
Views: 15,968
Posted By kandrc
It's in there for masochists.

It's in there for masochists.
Forum: Vanilla October 3, 2017, 23:46
Replies: 421
Views: 15,968
Posted By kandrc
Just got this in current top-of-tree: ...

Just got this in current top-of-tree:


(gdb) run
Starting program: /home/sheaffer/angband/src/angband

Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
0x00007ffff6dcaff6 in strlen ()...
Forum: Vanilla October 2, 2017, 21:20
Replies: 2
Views: 223
Posted By kandrc
Lovely composition. I'm pretty sure there's...

Lovely composition.

I'm pretty sure there's not an easy way.

I'd love it if we had a runtime switch to turn UTF-8 off and lose all accents. It does cause the searching issue that you raise. ...
Forum: Vanilla September 28, 2017, 19:43
Replies: 9
Views: 283
Posted By kandrc
Seriously? I make what is intended to be a joke...

Seriously? I make what is intended to be a joke based on a common fantasy trope about arrogant mages, and suddenly I'm a world destroying, racist, Nazi pig who doesn't love his kids and hates you? ...
Forum: Vanilla September 28, 2017, 01:18
Replies: 9
Views: 283
Posted By kandrc
I agree with the above, with the caveat that I'd...

I agree with the above, with the caveat that I'd drop Anduril, and I'd lose Trickery (and its poison resist) in favor of ESP. You've got the HP to survive a full-power poison breath.

And I'd also...
Forum: Vanilla September 28, 2017, 01:06
Replies: 421
Views: 15,968
Posted By kandrc
I've confirmed that neither the @ nor the f are...

I've confirmed that neither the @ nor the f are on rubble. @ is, in fact, on down stairs. I've also observed frost bolts and magic missiles beam through and past f, without hitting it. Wands in...
Forum: Vanilla September 27, 2017, 15:39
Replies: 421
Views: 15,968
Posted By kandrc
@Sideways No, the panther is not on rubble. ...

@Sideways

No, the panther is not on rubble.

@PowerWyrm

Yes, I am targeting it correctly.


#.#
Forum: Vanilla September 26, 2017, 22:51
Replies: 421
Views: 15,968
Posted By kandrc
I've got a young @ mage with his back to the wall...

I've got a young @ mage with his back to the wall in a corridor and a panther pounding on him from the north. My frost bolts miss it, whether I target it explicitly or simply fire north; it's as if...
Forum: Vanilla September 26, 2017, 03:18
Replies: 421
Views: 15,968
Posted By kandrc
Damn, I hate it when I find some nice, fresh...

Damn, I hate it when I find some nice, fresh monster droppings and they've already got bugs.
Forum: AAR September 25, 2017, 01:32
Replies: 17
Views: 530
Posted By kandrc
Ancient Ds cast spells 1/6, and the breath attack...

Ancient Ds cast spells 1/6, and the breath attack is one of 3 (or 4) spells? As long as I can survive 1 breath and can kill it before it gets to melee range, I'll attack. This was true even...
Forum: AAR September 24, 2017, 18:40
Replies: 17
Views: 530
Posted By kandrc
It takes like 15 minutes to get to CL 15. If I...

It takes like 15 minutes to get to CL 15. If I had a high damage wand with sufficient charges and 20 squares between us with nothing else to worry about, I'd absolutely attack that dragon. They...
Forum: Vanilla September 21, 2017, 15:24
Replies: 11
Views: 513
Posted By kandrc
It's not entirely clear if the OP is asking about...

It's not entirely clear if the OP is asking about the cheat death option or the -w (resurrect dead character) switch. I haven't played with the former in almost 20 years. The latter, I do use on...
Forum: Vanilla September 19, 2017, 12:50
Replies: 21
Views: 869
Posted By kandrc
Yes, I was just this past weekend rolling magic...

Yes, I was just this past weekend rolling magic balls throughout my local mall. I thought I was doing a great service until I set off a fire trap just as a woman stepped out of Yankee Candle. The...
Forum: Vanilla September 17, 2017, 12:08
Replies: 9
Views: 349
Posted By kandrc
This is even worse than it sounds, as shrieking...

This is even worse than it sounds, as shrieking not only wakes up bad guys, but also hastes them.
Forum: Vanilla September 15, 2017, 21:36
Replies: 58
Views: 2,564
Posted By kandrc
There was a time when I commonly stair-scummed...

There was a time when I commonly stair-scummed mages down until I found a dragonfly, which a clvl 1 mage can take with magic missiles. Been too long, I forget what kind of XP it gained me; enough...
Forum: Vanilla September 14, 2017, 15:22
Replies: 58
Views: 2,564
Posted By kandrc
This works in Angband, too.

This works in Angband, too.
Forum: Vanilla September 11, 2017, 23:17
Replies: 2
Views: 258
Posted By kandrc
I don't know about other ports, but with X11, you...

I don't know about other ports, but with X11, you can configure tile size and font size separately. This is done in x11-settings.prf, setting FONT_0, TILE_WIDTH, and TILE_HEIGHT.
Forum: Vanilla September 10, 2017, 10:27
Replies: 421
Views: 15,968
Posted By kandrc
That looks like it may be a path issue. It's...

That looks like it may be a path issue. It's been most of a decade since I've used MinGW (or Windows), but if I'm interpreting this correctly, it failed to launch gcc. And it says "Administrator:...
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