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Old September 26, 2011, 08:44   #1
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Hi everyone I am new to the forums, but have been an angband player for years, but didn't know this forum existed. I go way back to Moria, and as far back as angband 3.0.2. I have always loved the game, and am interested in learning how to do some coding on my own, is there any help pages that describe sort of what you have to do to learn how to alter game files and stuff?
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Old September 26, 2011, 13:05   #2
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Hi everyone I am new to the forums, but have been an angband player for years, but didn't know this forum existed. I go way back to Moria, and as far back as angband 3.0.2. I have always loved the game, and am interested in learning how to do some coding on my own, is there any help pages that describe sort of what you have to do to learn how to alter game files and stuff?
Not really. The codebase is huge and messy, and there isn't an easy guide to it. But if you browse the Development forum there are several threads that deal with particular aspects of it. If you use IRC, you can come and ask questions at #angband-dev on irc.freenode.net and someone will probably be able to help. Welcome aboard!
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Old September 26, 2011, 14:00   #3
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Also, editing a lot of in game items/monsters/egos etc is very easy through the edit files found in /lib/edit . They are fairly self-explanatory and don't require recompiling, provided you do not want to add any new attacks or abilities that don't currently exist somewhere.
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Old September 26, 2011, 15:26   #4
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Ah Okay, thanks! so basically for just expereimentation on the edit files, all I have to do is rewrite, or change number values in that file and it will be updated then in the game? I can change creature name, hp, and such?
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Old September 26, 2011, 15:46   #5
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Yes to all those. The edit files should each contain a comment section that shows what goes where.
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Old September 26, 2011, 16:48   #6
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If you want to add new entries, though, you may need to modify limits.txt to tell the game to make space for them.

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Old September 26, 2011, 23:05   #7
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If you do want to get into the actual code, there is a (slightly outdated - it deals with version 3.2.0) guide to the codebase here.
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Old September 26, 2011, 23:31   #8
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Thanks for the valuable information guy's!
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