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Old May 7, 2021, 18:21   #7
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The feature was removed in gcc 4, so you'll need gcc 3.x.
Oh, thank you for that info! I'll try using one of the gcc 3.x versions next time I get back to working on this. This is exactly the sort of advice I was hoping to find here. I used to lurk in an Angband channel on an IRC server back in the day. Stormfront or something? I wonder if there is an IRC chat or a Discord that Angband folks like to use these days. This was the nearest I found with a quick DuckGo. I'll do some more searching later.

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Variants weren’t really a thing until Ben’s tenure; his code cleanup and exiling of game data to text files made it much, much, easier to make a variant.
Oh yeah, for sure. I was reading on the Rephial page of Angband 2.5.0-beta that FAngband was the first, and I think it forked off of an early PC version of 2.4.frog-knows. It amazes me that instead of that becoming the next official version the later official versions simply re-implemented all of its features into what had become the official Angband version.

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You may be in luck. IIRC, there were several makefiles and a bunch of compile-time options to deal with the plethora of Unixen. I’m guessing that it’s trying to build for a BSD instead of Linux, and there’s probably a better set of options in the Makefile, and you just need to comment out the ones it’s using and uncomment one of the others.
Yeah, that makes quite a bit of sense. I'll chase down that possibility when I get back to it. I have a very busy two weeks ahead of me so unless I happen to have time to kill that I don't expect I probably won't get into it for a while.

Thanks to you both so much for the feedback! I really love Angband, it was my first d20-inspired video game RPG and is still my favorite. ToME <2.3.5 ended up being my favorite variant, although before I got into that I spent a lot of time with Zangband. Around that same time I met Eric Bock on the IRC and played his Zceband variant a bunch too which has a lot of cool stuff like demons from Doom, rocket and shard attacks, as well as explosive barrels and stuff like that.

Has anybody ever seen an Angband variant with a Doom style "Build Engine" GUI? I never knew at the time how similar Doom was to a Roguelike under the hood, being a 2D overhead game which is then displayed in 3D. Ah well, there is always that game "One More Dungeon" which is basically a modern take on this idea. I just think it would be more fun for me if it was Angband content and possibly turn-based.
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