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Forum: Idle chatter March 10, 2009, 23:00
Replies: 2
Views: 3,371
Posted By roustk
I've been seeing that for a couple of days now. ...

I've been seeing that for a couple of days now. I usually give Angband things (like the bug tracker) a week to be restarted.

Kevin
Forum: Vanilla January 11, 2009, 00:22
Replies: 63
Views: 10,189
Posted By roustk
Really? I always play maximise mode (where you...

Really? I always play maximise mode (where you can go to 18/100 plus racial, class, and equipment bonuses), as do all of the couple-dozen ladder entries I just glanced at.

I can believe that no...
Forum: Vanilla January 11, 2009, 00:14
Replies: 63
Views: 10,189
Posted By roustk
This strikes me as a horrible idea. It is hard...

This strikes me as a horrible idea. It is hard enough to pick out the player at times, without needing to find the special color T in the troll pit...



How many weapons would be on the...
Forum: Vanilla November 16, 2008, 06:51
Replies: 9
Views: 2,912
Posted By roustk
No stats have any benefits beyond 18/220...

No stats have any benefits beyond 18/220 (labelled as 18/*** in older versions).

CON actually has a lower cutoff -- maximum regeneration rate (9+1 from poison, stunning, and cut counters) and...
Forum: Oook! November 8, 2008, 04:37
Replies: 3
Views: 3,064
Posted By roustk
Hmm -- I thought that this was going to be a...

Hmm -- I thought that this was going to be a thread complaining that src="images/misc/tag.png" gives a 404 error. That is the image that is missing for every tagged thread on the "Threads in Forum"...
Forum: Variants September 19, 2008, 22:14
Replies: 145
Views: 38,320
Posted By roustk
IIRC not without setting the trap off.[/QUOTE] ...

IIRC not without setting the trap off.[/QUOTE]

Magical disarming works on chests, IIRC.
Forum: Vanilla September 7, 2008, 02:18
Replies: 36
Views: 7,370
Posted By roustk
If you can kill it without burning through your...

If you can kill it without burning through your consumables, yes.

Or, just have access to Tele Other and get rid of it when M summons it. If I recall correctly, it doesn't a particularly large...
Forum: Variants August 31, 2008, 07:49
Replies: 10
Views: 4,306
Posted By roustk
It is a *documented* feature. The comments...

It is a *documented* feature. The comments before the Rand_div() function include, at about line 117 (in 3.0.9b):

* Note that "m" must not be greater than 0x1000000, or division
* by zero will...
Forum: Vanilla August 29, 2008, 17:57
Replies: 75
Views: 18,405
Posted By roustk
Most likely killing townspeople for cash and...

Most likely killing townspeople for cash and waiting for stores to restock. It might also be scumming for speed potions.

That said, I also occasionally see what looks like an issue with recall --...
Forum: Vanilla August 27, 2008, 16:24
Replies: 6
Views: 2,616
Posted By roustk
Poking around with grep, it looks like some (but...

Poking around with grep, it looks like some (but not all) systems have colors defined in pref files.

For example, lib/edit/font-x11.prf starts with:

# Color palette - Text
...
Forum: Vanilla August 22, 2008, 17:35
Replies: 20
Views: 6,614
Posted By roustk
Am I remembering right that GMMs and other melee...

Am I remembering right that GMMs and other melee stunners are always dangerous?
Forum: Vanilla August 21, 2008, 06:03
Replies: 75
Views: 18,405
Posted By roustk
Check your email for that example.

Check your email for that example.
Forum: Vanilla August 20, 2008, 21:52
Replies: 75
Views: 18,405
Posted By roustk
*None* of these mages have ever cast Genocide or...

*None* of these mages have ever cast Genocide or Earthquake, even for the experience. It appears that there must be something wrong with Kelek's.

Edit: this is based on the "Spells" section of...
Forum: Vanilla August 20, 2008, 18:04
Replies: 75
Views: 18,405
Posted By roustk
I haven't seen any more deaths like that, so it...

I haven't seen any more deaths like that, so it seems to have fixed the problem.

The borg now seems to be dying in perfectly reasonable ways, so I'm going to be digging into borg.txt (the main...
Forum: Vanilla August 20, 2008, 00:04
Replies: 19
Views: 16,707
Posted By roustk
I'm leery of recommending a Warrior as the...

I'm leery of recommending a Warrior as the easiest win. They start incredibly well, but they fall behind the power curve around stat gain.

I'm partial to Half-Troll Priests -- enough brute...
Forum: Vanilla August 19, 2008, 21:28
Replies: 3
Views: 1,882
Posted By roustk
Drain charges works only on wand/staff -- not...

Drain charges works only on wand/staff -- not rods or activations.
Forum: Vanilla August 19, 2008, 19:41
Replies: 3
Views: 1,882
Posted By roustk
There is no defense against draining charges. If...

There is no defense against draining charges. If you are hit with a drain attack the game will pick a random slot in of your pack and (if it is a staff or wand with positive charges) drain the...
Forum: Variants August 18, 2008, 19:07
Replies: 7
Views: 4,401
Posted By roustk
These both seem to work fine for me (V 3.0.9). ...

These both seem to work fine for me (V 3.0.9).

Edit 1:
* Edit edit/p_race.txt: replace the 100 in the "X:" line for Human with 1.
* Remove data/p_race.raw
* Start a new game, Human (1% exp)...
Forum: Vanilla August 18, 2008, 03:52
Replies: 75
Views: 18,405
Posted By roustk
A couple of these deep mages have been killed by...

A couple of these deep mages have been killed by invisible monsters. The message log indicates that they were invisible ("It"), but the borg thought that it could see invisible:

skill 1203...
Forum: Vanilla August 16, 2008, 05:46
Replies: 75
Views: 18,405
Posted By roustk
I don't think I've ever seen a death like this...

I don't think I've ever seen a death like this one. I can't fault the borg for this death, however.

The borg was playing around with a 5-headed Hydra in the moat around a jelly pit on 2150'. It...
Forum: Vanilla August 15, 2008, 23:22
Replies: 75
Views: 18,405
Posted By roustk
The borg demonstrating why tele self is a last...

The borg demonstrating why tele self is a last resort. If you walk out of a room and see Bill coming up the hallway towards you, teleport him away, not yourself. This was a level 41 HT Mage at...
Forum: Vanilla August 15, 2008, 21:39
Replies: 75
Views: 18,405
Posted By roustk
The downloaded zip is dated Aug 11, 10:07. I...

The downloaded zip is dated Aug 11, 10:07. I don't know whether that is the time I downloaded it or whether that is when you posted it, however. Definitely this week, though.

I have made three...
Forum: Vanilla August 15, 2008, 05:46
Replies: 7
Views: 3,032
Posted By roustk
More blows is the main advantage of light...

More blows is the main advantage of light weapons. Heavy weapons get more critical hits, if I recall correctly. Light weapons are also light, if you have weight issues. Plus, whips are fairly...
Forum: Vanilla August 15, 2008, 04:22
Replies: 7
Views: 3,032
Posted By roustk
Have you tried a whip? It's the lightest...

Have you tried a whip? It's the lightest non-bladed weapon, and thus the most likely to exploit the V combat system. I'd also make the jump to a Longbow as soon as possible.

I never use shovels...
Forum: Vanilla August 15, 2008, 04:00
Replies: 75
Views: 18,405
Posted By roustk
To be clear, I added debugging output just before...

To be clear, I added debugging output just before my modified ifelse in borg6.c. The latest level 40 character died with logging like:

# Perhaps wall near targetted location (31,91)
# Guessing...
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