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Old September 25, 2018, 13:39   #2
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The answer to a lot of questions like "why does Angband still do X?" is because no-one made it not do that yet. Plus, I think most of the Angband maintainers have enjoyed hacking on the game and weren't/aren't particularly interested in learning how to write e.g. a new Windows frontend, or learning how to use SDL. The platform-specific bits of Angband are for sure the least modified and least loved bits of the game. Pending people who like frontend work showing up and doing some stuff, the frontends mostly stay unmodified for years at a time.

EDIT: Also, Angband is very different on different platforms. Windows and SDL use the .fon files, but Mac doesn't, and neither does the X11 port, or curses.
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