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Old November 28, 2022, 12:29   #11
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The Releases page for Angband 2.8.3

https://rephial.org/release/2.8.3

does not have a link to a compiled DOS version of Angband 2.8.3--but Google pointed directly to what appears to be such a version, on Ben Harrison's site:

http://www.phial.com/angdirs/Old-Tree/angband-283-dos/

The displayed file date of the angband.exe there is two days after the 1998 build date listed on the Releases page. I downloaded the files in that directory and they ran as a standard Angband DOS build of the day would in DOSBox. It identifies as version 2.8.3, and although I didn't check all of them, the sampling of features I checked from the 2.8.3 changelist on rephial's 2.8.3 Releases page were all in this build. Other game features visible in it at a glance generally match would I would expect to see circa DOS Angband 2.8.3--from what I've happened to see recently while running versions 2.8.0 and 2.9.0.

This appears to be DOS Angband 2.8.3, plus what might qualify as some "extra bits," minus a readme.

I wasn't around back in the day so I don't know if this particular version for DOS was torpedoed for some reason, but if that was the case I'm not sure why Harrison would have it on his site.

I also don't know what the "Old-Tree" directory it is in signifies; there is a "angband-283-win" directory in there as well, but while the Releases page for Angband 2.8.3 on rephial does have a Windows download, the angband-283-win directory in "Old-Tree" is clearly incomplete, having only an angband.ini, a readme, and a lib folder.

I suppose that suggests the possibility that this build could be critically incomplete in some way. All I've done so far is meander around the town and first dungeon level in -mibm graphics mode, hitting no obvious errors.
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Old December 12, 2022, 19:44   #12
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The Gervais tileset for Angband Windows 3.0.6 is listed in the game's graphics menu by default, but produces a missing .bmp error if selected--the bmp and mask were actually a separate download. A readme.txt in the graphics directory of that version notes:
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David Gervais' tileset is available from the following URL:
http://www.thangorodrim.net/graf-32x32-306.zip
That old site of Ruelhmann's is down. However, as noted in an archived forum thread http://angband.oook.cz/forum/archive...php/t-254.html by Nick, the 3.0.6 Gervais tileset can be downloaded from http://angband.oook.cz/download/extr...-32x32-306.zip ; that download still works.

They're hard to view in a legible way while also keeping the game font a reasonable size but the thread has some tips. They're different than current Gervais--the warrior character is even in a different pose!

The Gervais tileset download should perhaps be linked from the 3.0.6 Releases page https://rephial.org/release/3.0.6, maybe even included in the "extra Windows bits" download https://github.com/angband/angband/r...-3.0.6-win.zip -- it currently is not included in that.

(The Windows 3.0.6 version may have a memory leak in Win 11 or something--I keep having to reboot if I want to delete the game folder.)
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Old December 14, 2022, 17:42   #13
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Ah, looks like Gervais wasn't included until 3.0.9a because of a license issue: https://rephial.org/release/3.0.9a
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