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Old November 13, 2008, 00:13   #1
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How to use large screen size?

I've seen screenshots with a HUUUGE screen:

http://angband.oook.cz/screen-show.php?id=1440

How do I select this screen size?

Thanks!
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Old November 13, 2008, 02:35   #2
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I'm no expert, but I'd say...

Answer #1: Increase your screen resolution. Characters will get smaller and harder to read, but there will be more of them. A larger monitor will remedy that problem.

Answer #2: Play full screen/maximized, not in a window.

Answer #3: Offer a sacrifice (cash contribution) to the 'maintainer' of your choosing. Grumble... grumble.. damn maintainers.. grumble... think they're Gods.
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Old November 13, 2008, 16:03   #3
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When I'm playing FA, I just maximize the window and then take a step and it redraws the screen to full size with all the fixins.
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Old November 14, 2008, 04:07   #4
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If you are using the Windows graphical version, on the top menu bar click Window -> Font -> Term-0 window. From there, select the font size of your liking. (I'm assuming you already have the window maxed out.)

Hope that helps!

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Old May 21, 2012, 02:49   #5
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Can this be done in Linux/Unix using xterm windows? Are there environment variables that have to be set to expand the main screen from 80x24 to say 120x40?

Looking at src/defines.h, it seems like "#define SCREEN_ROWS (Term->hgt - ROW_MAP - 1) " should give me a larger play area.
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Old May 21, 2012, 03:54   #6
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Can this be done in Linux/Unix using xterm windows? Are there environment variables that have to be set to expand the main screen from 80x24 to say 120x40?

Looking at src/defines.h, it seems like "#define SCREEN_ROWS (Term->hgt - ROW_MAP - 1) " should give me a larger play area.
If you're playing in an xterm (i.e. using the GCU port), just say "angband -mgc -- -b" to get a big screen.
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$ angband -mgcu -- -b

That's exactly the command that I was looking for, thanks.

On modern 22-24" screens, the font size of 18pt gives me about a 118x37 playing area. Which is a nice improvement from the 80x24 default.
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$ angband -mgcu -- -b
Errr... yes, sorry for the typo, and glad you're enjoying the big screen!
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Old May 22, 2012, 20:33   #9
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...and for OSX users?

I run vanilla on OSX. Is there any hope for me to have ASCII in a large window like this? Playing 80x24 terminal at 18-pt font on a 26" monitor is LAME
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The Carbon OSX port (what you get by doing "make -f Makefile.osx") lets you simply resize the window. It'll automatically add and subtract rows and columns to fill the available space.
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