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Old September 18, 2019, 13:24   #3
Gwarl
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I dislike the savefile format for a number of reasons, such as savefiles containing various interface options and in some variants monster memory or artifact memory where applicable which are annoying to have to reset, and the fact that you get the same RNG seed every time so pressing > immediately gives you the same first dungeon level every time and doing a little waltz gets you another same first level if you do the same exact waltz again.

Besides disliking it, it was incredibly fiddly to use savefiles for competitions on angband.live and all that code has been lost and broken in cleanups and refactorings long ago now. Eventually I'd like to integrate the competition with angband.live and I don't want to spend a lot of time on a placeholder solution for savefiles when the other placeholder solution, no savefiles, is my preference and far less work.
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