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Old February 11, 2017, 04:19   #1
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"Best" versions of Vanilla Angband?

I've been an Angband player on and off through the years. FrogKnows, 2.7, 2.8, 3.0 mainly - been away for quite a few years now.

If I wanted to play about 3-5 versions from the history of Angband, which are the best, most interesting, and most diverse ones? I guess the current one should be one of them, to show Angband's state right now, but vanilla has gone through a lot of changes over the years, and I'm sure there are older versions that would also be worthwhile and fun to play. (Though some of the really old stuff, maybe not - I doubt I'd nowadays find FrogKnows as entertaining as newer versions.)

Or are there variants that stick very close to vanilla that could also be included? Like, the JLE patch was a vanilla-close variant before being incorporated into the main branch.

(Note, this thread is not to start an argument about which changes are good or bad - I just want to experience for myself some of the major versions and ideas that Angband has had in the past and up to now.)
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