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Forum: Vanilla Yesterday, 16:41
Replies: 9
Views: 187
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 Yesterday, 02:43
Replies: 10
Views: 301
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: 195
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: 10
Views: 301
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...
Forum: Vanilla January 23, 2022, 08:38
Replies: 9
Views: 178
Posted By Bill Peterson
Using the Windows version I find that umber text...

Using the Windows version I find that umber text is virtually illegible. I switch it light umber.
Forum: Development January 13, 2022, 20:08
Replies: 6
Views: 255
Posted By Bill Peterson
I beg to differ with you here. I reinstalled Sil...

I beg to differ with you here. I reinstalled Sil 1.3 and the graphics system works, just like it did in the variant (NPP?) that half forked. I made an effort to modify the Gervais tile set and had...
Forum: Development January 12, 2022, 02:55
Replies: 6
Views: 255
Posted By Bill Peterson
Please, oh please keep the Angband graphics...

Please, oh please keep the Angband graphics structure. I tried to make Gervais style tiles for Sil 1.3 but was stymied by the developer's putting ASCII definitions for objects in non-standard places....
Forum: Vanilla January 4, 2022, 20:41
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By Bill Peterson
AFAIK, rings don't charge unless you wear them

AFAIK, rings don't charge unless you wear them
Forum: Vanilla December 24, 2021, 09:24
Replies: 35
Views: 9,472
Posted By Bill Peterson
Playing version 4.2.3 I killed him and his little...

Playing version 4.2.3 I killed him and his little red hatted companion today. He lets Angband players accomplish something tangible in the War on Christmas.

He dropped a useless weapon.
Forum: Vanilla December 13, 2021, 21:25
Replies: 20
Views: 9,595
Posted By Bill Peterson
A lot of useful information here, I've been...

A lot of useful information here, I've been playing since 2.8.2 and still learned something. But a couple of comments.

I always inscribe spellbooks with @mx!d!v!k, no one in this thread mentioned...
Forum: Vanilla December 12, 2021, 06:15
Replies: 13
Views: 904
Posted By Bill Peterson
This is not Angband's problem. I remember...

This is not Angband's problem.

I remember the years of agony that the Angband devs and the community went through to get the code released under GPL and I would not like to see that repeated. The...
Forum: Vanilla November 20, 2021, 20:19
Replies: 12
Views: 1,209
Posted By Bill Peterson
Indeed, vault.txt says that a monster 40 levels...

Indeed, vault.txt says that a monster 40 levels out of depth is possible. But if you're adventurous, the treasure they're sitting on could be as much as 20 levels OOD.
Forum: Vanilla October 28, 2021, 17:45
Replies: 22
Views: 2,725
Posted By Bill Peterson
There is an Angband variant with the isometric...

There is an Angband variant with the isometric look of Falcon's Eye, AngbandTk. It's included with 3 other variants in OmnibandTk. The Angband version that's implemented is 2.9.3

I was surprised...
Forum: Vanilla October 24, 2021, 20:14
Replies: 2
Views: 514
Posted By Bill Peterson
Can't save to a full drive, d'oh

I quit the game, not knowing that the drive had no space left, and Angband gladly created a 0 byte save file. I would have liked to get a warning and a refusal to quit, so I could free up some space,...
Forum: Vanilla October 19, 2021, 17:48
Replies: 27
Views: 3,553
Posted By Bill Peterson
Have you tried Sil yet, it has at least some of...

Have you tried Sil yet, it has at least some of the ideas you talk about
Forum: Vanilla October 17, 2021, 16:32
Replies: 12
Views: 1,705
Posted By Bill Peterson
i once got a nasty look from the manager in a...

i once got a nasty look from the manager in a staff meeting for explaining compound interest to my coworkers, telling them how the company's new practice of giving bonuses rather than raises was...
Forum: Vanilla October 9, 2021, 19:05
Replies: 48
Views: 7,304
Posted By Bill Peterson
Thanks for the history lesson. I came late to...

Thanks for the history lesson. I came late to Unix and Emacs was already well established. The only experience I had with vi is watching the vi/Emacs flamewars on USENET.
Forum: Vanilla September 21, 2021, 17:08
Replies: 170
Views: 24,836
Posted By Bill Peterson
Does this mean that we're limited to three...

Does this mean that we're limited to three artifact lights or could another Arkenstone be generated?

Incredible luck with randart lights, but I've thrown away all the randart weapons in favor of...
Forum: Vanilla September 21, 2021, 05:59
Replies: 170
Views: 24,836
Posted By Bill Peterson
First time really playing with randarts. I can...

First time really playing with randarts. I can accept two successive characters finding an Arkenstone with telepathy early, but two artifact stars being generated? Is that supposed to be possible?
...
Forum: Vanilla August 19, 2021, 02:18
Replies: 80
Views: 12,185
Posted By Bill Peterson
(sound of hand slapping forehead)

(sound of hand slapping forehead)
Forum: Vanilla August 18, 2021, 20:05
Replies: 80
Views: 12,185
Posted By Bill Peterson
What's the trick, if any, to identifying rings...

What's the trick, if any, to identifying rings and staves? It appears that you have to be wearing or using them at exactly the time when the proper circumstance happens. The only thing that makes...
Forum: Vanilla November 10, 2020, 03:36
Replies: 42
Views: 6,676
Posted By Bill Peterson
All this argument would vanish if birth options...

All this argument would vanish if birth options and all other options were read from a text file. Sort of annoying to me that I can give Morgoth 50 HP but I have to go through all the options every...
Forum: Vanilla August 31, 2020, 23:07
Replies: 18
Views: 2,565
Posted By Bill Peterson
OmnibandTk is Angband 2.9.3 and runs on Windows...

OmnibandTk is Angband 2.9.3 and runs on Windows 10. If you want gameplay to be the same as Vanilla 2.9.3 you do have to set certain options.
Forum: Vanilla July 30, 2020, 23:06
Replies: 32
Views: 4,272
Posted By Bill Peterson
As I remember, what you would do is explore the...

As I remember, what you would do is explore the shallow levels while waiting for the store to restock. WoR scrolls were never out of stock for that long.
Forum: Vanilla July 29, 2020, 19:43
Replies: 32
Views: 4,272
Posted By Bill Peterson
I'd be happy if nothing was guaranteed to be in...

I'd be happy if nothing was guaranteed to be in the stores. It used to be that part of the storage management game was that you had to reserve home space for WoR, town spell books, and other...
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