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Forum: Vanilla October 22, 2022, 07:08
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By Bill Peterson
Works for me, Win10 on an MSI laptop. Created a...

Works for me, Win10 on an MSI laptop. Created a character and played a bit on L1
Forum: Vanilla October 13, 2022, 18:04
Replies: 14
Views: 883
Posted By Bill Peterson
Could you say a few words about this? The last...

Could you say a few words about this? The last time I compiled Angband was on Linux, but I suppose I should get up to speed if I want to get involved with the Sil rewrite
Forum: Sil October 11, 2022, 19:36
Replies: 14
Views: 2,198
Posted By Bill Peterson
When you have a build that compiles and runs past...

When you have a build that compiles and runs past character creation, will you be making it available for alpha/beta testing?
Forum: Development October 5, 2022, 01:24
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By Bill Peterson
I would think you could put Angband on a flash...

I would think you could put Angband on a flash drive and just move that from one computer to another. Of course, your employer might not allow portable drives.
Forum: Vanilla September 27, 2022, 04:58
Replies: 20
Views: 1,734
Posted By Bill Peterson
Would it be reasonable for you to continue...

Would it be reasonable for you to continue pulling together other people's changes, becoming the Linus Torvalds of Angband? Vanilla is a pretty mature and mostly bug free game, maybe we should leave...
Forum: Vanilla July 25, 2022, 01:04
Replies: 1
Views: 965
Posted By Bill Peterson
Sad news

Robert Alan Koeneke, the creator of the influential early roguelike Moria, has passed away aged 64

You can find more information at Slashdot, PC Gamer, NME.com. Sorry I couldn't figure out how to...
Forum: Vanilla June 21, 2022, 19:35
Replies: 62
Views: 6,493
Posted By Bill Peterson
You might also ask how popular reddit is here on...

You might also ask how popular reddit is here on the Angband forums
Forum: Sil May 4, 2022, 23:42
Replies: 14
Views: 2,198
Posted By Bill Peterson
I'm sure it will be, I'll certainly play it and...

I'm sure it will be, I'll certainly play it and will look for bugs as best I can. I would hope that you've left as much of the debug code in as you can.

Have you left the vanilla tile graphics...
Forum: Sil March 27, 2022, 22:28
Replies: 3
Views: 923
Posted By Bill Peterson
MicroChasm's Let's Play Series

I've finished all of these and I must say that, after the manual, they've taught me more about playing Sil-Q than 10x as much time playing as a beginner.

Over 8+ hours he shows us a winning run,...
Forum: Vanilla March 27, 2022, 21:56
Replies: 147
Views: 29,172
Posted By Bill Peterson
Estie's suggestions are well thought out, but ...

Estie's suggestions are well thought out, but

WoR isn't just a utility, but a valuable escape. How many times have you invoked speed, WoR, and ran? Making the rod too reliable deprives the RNG of...
Forum: Competition March 11, 2022, 05:15
Replies: 682
Views: 309,029
Posted By Bill Peterson
We did all the classes in Angband 4.2.0 a couple...

We did all the classes in Angband 4.2.0 a couple of years ago, what about going through all the races in Sil-Q?

Sil is won or lost so quickly you could cut the time down to a week, or even have...
Forum: AAR March 8, 2022, 20:58
Replies: 4
Views: 977
Posted By Bill Peterson
My winners, even the mage and ranger, have always...

My winners, even the mage and ranger, have always melee'd Morgoth. I've thought at times it was a failure on my part. But I play so slowly that I've usually found a great weapon and plenty of...
Forum: Sil March 3, 2022, 05:58
Replies: 6
Views: 1,268
Posted By Bill Peterson
Apologies if I misheard, but I thought I heard...

Apologies if I misheard, but I thought I heard you, on video 5, drop something from your full inventory so you could get something off the ground and eat it. I believe you can E(at) things directly...
Forum: Vanilla March 1, 2022, 04:10
Replies: 12
Views: 1,825
Posted By Bill Peterson
Adopting some of Sil's combat mechanics would...

Adopting some of Sil's combat mechanics would seem like a good idea. Angband's combat is pretty simplistic, beat on the monster or shoot something at it, teleport someone away if it gets out of hand....
Forum: Sil February 28, 2022, 04:07
Replies: 3
Views: 724
Posted By Bill Peterson
TYVM, I was just going to start a new game. After...

TYVM, I was just going to start a new game. After watching your videos I'm gradually dying with higher scores.
Forum: Sil February 27, 2022, 23:39
Replies: 3
Views: 724
Posted By Bill Peterson
Sil-Q tiles, floor is too dark

Disclaimer: I'm old, and my eyes aren't what they used to be. Windows 10, I turn the brightness up all the way for Angband and Sil-Q

I found it very difficult to discern items against the floor...
Forum: Vanilla February 25, 2022, 18:02
Replies: 6
Views: 798
Posted By Bill Peterson
Do you have enough speed to try to get him to...

Do you have enough speed to try to get him to chase you away from the dungeon? Then you can teleport and try to sneak back in.

Still, unless you're playing with lose artifacts on, or are going for...
Forum: Sil February 25, 2022, 03:48
Replies: 6
Views: 1,268
Posted By Bill Peterson
Thanks for taking the time to do this,...

Thanks for taking the time to do this, information like this is very welcome. Looking at characters on the ladder is good for seeing how people choose abilities and equipment, but it's not often...
Forum: Vanilla February 17, 2022, 00:29
Replies: 30
Views: 3,415
Posted By Bill Peterson
If these competitions get popular, perhaps you...

If these competitions get popular, perhaps you could put a creation time stamp on the save file. OS time stamp should do for the end. I guess that would mean that players have to build their own...
Forum: Vanilla February 7, 2022, 03:40
Replies: 11
Views: 1,326
Posted By Bill Peterson
Telepathy. I dive so slowly that I'm usually OP...

Telepathy. I dive so slowly that I'm usually OP for my depth, especially with a warrior.
Forum: Vanilla February 6, 2022, 01:20
Replies: 16
Views: 1,815
Posted By Bill Peterson
Maybe something to do with wands and staves being...

Maybe something to do with wands and staves being made of wood?
Forum: Vanilla January 25, 2022, 16:41
Replies: 12
Views: 2,405
Posted By Bill Peterson
Have you tried beating on him with that blade of...

Have you tried beating on him with that blade of chaos? You'd probably need more healing potions, but you can farm for them while you're looking for more arrows.
Forum: Vanilla January 25, 2022, 02:43
Replies: 13
Views: 1,945
Posted By Bill Peterson
Make a throwaway character to use these, the game...

Make a throwaway character to use these, the game will be marked and you can't be a legitimate winner

Debug mode commands (preceeded by the debug-command prefix ^a):

space: ignore debug-command...
Forum: Vanilla January 24, 2022, 17:45
Replies: 3
Views: 902
Posted By Bill Peterson
You never know what might be useful, I once lost...

You never know what might be useful, I once lost an L50 warrior to Carcharoth because I didn't have rDark.
Forum: Vanilla January 23, 2022, 18:46
Replies: 13
Views: 1,945
Posted By Bill Peterson
I've played half a dozen characters with randarts...

I've played half a dozen characters with randarts lately and I've seen every artifact light source except a lantern. I'm sure that's just the rng. Yes, arkenstones and stars seem to show up earlier...
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