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Old November 30, 2015, 21:31   #5
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The new 4.0.0 release looks cool, especially the revamped documentation. I have to say, the right-sided stats was a genius move. With the gameplay field more in the left sided part of the screen, we're using more of our right-brains to see the vivid battle imagery taking place. Furthermore, this is in fact the first variant in the history Angband that has the stats on the right side of the screen! A genius move on chris's part, no question!!

I found quite a few major screenshot bugs as follows. And I'm wondering if anyone had encountered some of these bugs as follows:

As of 4.0.0, Options menu > HTML Dump no longer saves screenshots!

Workaround: Apparently, the '|' and ')' commands are used for making screenshots (but in different ways) in PosChengband 4.0.0. I don't know if these were the case before in the pre-4.0.0 days.

The '|' command has some limitations. I can use it to make screenshots of some things, but not others. e.g., I can use it to make screenshots of Wanted Monsters and the Character Sheet of a Possessor character. But, I can't use the '|' command to make screenshots of my current inventory ('i') or equipment ('e'). The '|' command is broken too because I can't use it to make screenshots of the actual gameplay (a very important function of the '|' command!!!!)... and when I use it to make a screenshot of a Wanted Monster list (i.e., ~w), the output file (i.e., HTML screenshot) is not properly formatted and therefore, cannot upload it to our Screenshots gallery!! This issue occurs with ~q and maybe with other parts of the "Display current knowledge" command ('~') as well as other in-game parts.

Well, the ')' command can be used for gameplay screenshots, but it won't always capture gameplay messages at the top of the screen (which the ')' command should be able to capture and screenshots would normally be captured with Options menu > HTML Dump [if this was working in 4.0.0!!!]). It captures only part of the messages of interactions between monsters and players/monsters.

I'm wondering if the disabling of the Options menu > HTML Dump or disallowing of the '|' command in some areas was intentional or not? :/

I think I might have to stick with 3.5.1 until these big screenshot bugs are fixed...Alternatively, I'll be using Microsoft Paint to track certain events as needed (i.e., where i normally used Options menu > HTML Dump in the pre-4.0.0 days)

And there, here's another potential issue:
The 'every five levels' stat gain choices prompt now block out the current stats as you make the choice...makes it a bit more difficult to track what was the exact stat for bookkeeping purposes. If this is to be fixed in the future, keep the stats on the right side as is.

[Sorry for the long message. I'm editing this message as I test out 4.0.0 more]

Nonetheless, thanks for the big update!
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