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Old April 4, 2019, 21:24   #11
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OK, first the bad news - you can't save options to a pref file. This possibility was removed "to avoid confusion" about 6 years ago - I don't recall what the confusion was at the time, but there you go. (EDIT: As takkaria just said...)

The best way to achieve what you want is Derakon's suggestion of re-using savefiles.

The thing that bothers me, though, is that you didn't have a lib/user directory. What operating system are you using, and where did you download the game from?
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Old April 6, 2019, 18:31   #12
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OK, first the bad news - you can't save options to a pref file. This possibility was removed "to avoid confusion" about 6 years ago - I don't recall what the confusion was at the time, but there you go.
I think it was that the interaction between savefile options and pref file options was causing issues. It would probably be fine to reintroduce it on the basis that the pref file just provides defaults for new characters and doesn't affect games loaded from savefiles.
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Old April 8, 2019, 14:34   #13
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What you pasted was the beginning of your savefile, not a pref file - that's why it's got all that weird-looking stuff in it.
Ah, okay. I looked through the menus but couldn't find anything that looked like saving my preferences to file from an options menu. I don't see a menu called "Options". Here's the menus I have:
File
Settings
Command
(the other menus I didn't screenshot don't have anything related to saving options, I promise )
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Old April 8, 2019, 14:40   #14
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OK, first the bad news - you can't save options to a pref file. This possibility was removed "to avoid confusion" about 6 years ago - I don't recall what the confusion was at the time, but there you go. (EDIT: As takkaria just said...)

The best way to achieve what you want is Derakon's suggestion of re-using savefiles.

The thing that bothers me, though, is that you didn't have a lib/user directory. What operating system are you using, and where did you download the game from?
Thanks Nick, I've been using that method lately. It's a decent workaround.

I downloaded from rephial.org, and I'm on Mac OSX 10.13.6
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Ah! The UI is counter-intuitive, I agree... you get options if you press the '=' key.
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I'm on Mac OSX 10.13.6
Right. Thank you for highlighting some severe deficiencies in documentation

Your user directory is going to be ~/Documents/Angband - so anything the help tells you to put in lib/user, you can out here. If you look at the lib/readme.txt (really this time) you'll find a bit of a description.
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Aha! Thank you both I suppose we can consider this thread closed now
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