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Old December 22, 2018, 03:43   #1
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(Poschengband or Variants) Is there a way to play any of them on Android phones?

Hello. Question as per title. I was wondering if I could play it on my phone... I googled the issue alot but wasn't succesful in finding anyhting. Somebody on the angband live server suggested that I play it on a linux terminal emulator. But I cant wrap my head around how to get it work there ( Im a windows pleb).

Soo, Assuming there are no android ports for PCB or variants, can somebody write a tutorial on how to install poschengband in a linux terminal ( possibly as if explaining it to a 5 yr old?) Im sure many would appreciate it..
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Old December 22, 2018, 04:57   #2
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No. You can play Sil 1.1 and a few versions of Angband. But I don't believe PCB is one of the ports. And forget about playing at angband live. You can watch, but the keyboard is a mess if you try to play.
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I don't think you can play Poscheng or its ilk on Android (answering this question is not helped by "android" being a playable race). Since I only play roguelikes and since I haven't had my PC for three months, I am rather confident of this.

And no, it absolutely does not work on Angband Live.

The Android port of NetHack is playable on a touchscreen.

The Sil port has an unfortunate habit of not saving your game, either when you close it, or manually save it, but *telling* you that it's gone ahead and saved your game, which IMO makes it unplayable.

Using MagicDosBox, you can get DOS versions of ADOM or Zangband or what have you running (reasonably well) without much trouble, but you'll still want a Bluetooth keyboard.

As far as native mobile "apps", it appears to be a desolate wasteland: games that have contempt for their players, written for players who have contempt for games.

Good luck to you.
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