Angband.oook.cz
Angband.oook.cz
AboutVariantsLadderForumCompetitionComicScreenshotsFunniesLinks

Go Back   Angband Forums > Angband > Vanilla

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old January 19, 2009, 12:02   #1
Immir
Rookie
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 8
Immir is on a distinguished road
Angband on the Nintendo DS

This picture hopefully says it all:



Well, perhaps I can add a little more...

I've started a page for releases of various versions of Angband on the DS:

http://immir.com/nds

On this page you will find an initial port of 3.1.0beta to the DS, including the current competition character installed as the save game. This is early days, but it's playable (my Elen is currently level 28 and diving).

As usual, thanks go to lots of people other than myself; Andi and Nick in particular...

Comments / suggestions / complaints to this thread, which I'll try and keep track of.

Cheers,
Immir

(um, Michael)
[AKA Nick's silent partner]
Immir is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 19, 2009, 12:23   #2
tigpup
Apprentice
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Scotland
Posts: 94
tigpup is on a distinguished road
This looks pretty good. Hope to d/l and give it a try later this week.

Kudos for the effort so far.

-Neil.
tigpup is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 19, 2009, 13:37   #3
Dragonboneman
Adept
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 182
Dragonboneman is on a distinguished road
Wow. That R4 I ordered yesterday has paid for itself already. Thanks so much for doing this!
Dragonboneman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 19, 2009, 13:52   #4
Nick
Vanilla maintainer
 
Nick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Canberra, Australia
Age: 54
Posts: 7,982
Donated: $60
Nick will become famous soon enough
Quote:
Originally Posted by Immir View Post
As usual, thanks go to lots of people other than myself; Andi and Nick in particular...
Everyone has a talent. Mine just happens to be taking other people's spare time.
__________________
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
Nick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 19, 2009, 20:10   #5
Donald Jonker
Knight
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 593
Donald Jonker is on a distinguished road
Awesome stuff, as expected. I especially like what you've done with the upper screen, splitting it into multiple parts - I was about to file a feature request for something like that for the faangaband DS port. The ability to go into the =options menu through the 'enter' command menu is also very nice.

A couple of issues that you probably already know about:

1. The contextual buttons from character generation stick around after the game starts.
2. When the game is exited/ended, the program hangs instead of turning off the DS, which is a little unnerving.
3. Hitting the @ executes the "rest" command. Resting is a common enough activity that I think it deserves a permanent button, especially given how difficult it is to hit the @ in regular play.
4. Other obvious stuff from the faangband port like the appearance of context-specific buttons (">" when you're over a staircase, &c).

Anyway, great work, and I'll provide more feedback as I continue to play. Make sure to keep posting as you update! Cheers.

edited for content.

Last edited by Donald Jonker; January 19, 2009 at 23:28.
Donald Jonker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 20, 2009, 05:34   #6
Immir
Rookie
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 8
Immir is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Donald Jonker View Post
1. The contextual buttons from character generation stick around after the game starts.
2. When the game is exited/ended, the program hangs instead of turning off the DS, which is a little unnerving.
3. Hitting the @ executes the "rest" command. Resting is a common enough activity that I think it deserves a permanent button, especially given how difficult it is to hit the @ in regular play.
4. Other obvious stuff from the faangband port like the appearance of context-specific buttons (">" when you're over a staircase, &c).
Thanks for the feedback Donald. Yes, aware of all that.

1. Just fixed (update soon).

2. Shows that end-game is treated differently in vanilla vs fa (like start game was, took me while to figure that change out).

4. I'm just starting to look at (basically, whatever is bugging me most whilst playing gets worked on...),

3. I've tried to make configuring controls as easy as possible --- just go L+R then double click a button to edit it --- if you want rest bound to L+A just enter "R\r" or "R&\r" or something... I do this all the time while playing (say, when I run out of id scrolls and need to switch to staffs, I just remap my "id-" key from "r0-a" to "u0-a").

I'll add a section of issues that I'm aware of to my page. Notably: lots of places information displayed out of bounds of small width screen. I've sort of fixed the menu-driven stuff, but it's not used everywhere (yet). Probably need to copy lots of mods from FA/O...

Cheers,
immir.
Immir is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 20, 2009, 05:58   #7
Immir
Rookie
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 8
Immir is on a distinguished road
Quick note to self; sort out character dump when dying... my comp character bit the dust at char level 29 dungeon level 31, but sadly no dump [lucky finding Nimthanc on floor dlvl 7, then Cambeleg dropped shortly thereafter... sigh].

Update: Okay, this is more serious than I thought. On dying, the program stops updating the main term (to show the tomb, etc) but debug statements are still working... this might take a while. *sigh*

Last edited by Immir; January 20, 2009 at 11:44.
Immir is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 20, 2009, 19:28   #8
Dragonboneman
Adept
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 182
Dragonboneman is on a distinguished road
At risk of looking like a complete halfwit (I only got my R4 version 2 today!) I tried running this but only got a pair of black screens.
What am I doing wrong?
Dragonboneman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 20, 2009, 20:02   #9
Donald Jonker
Knight
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 593
Donald Jonker is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dragonboneman View Post
At risk of looking like a complete halfwit (I only got my R4 version 2 today!) I tried running this but only got a pair of black screens.
What am I doing wrong?
Don't know about R4's but this site has manual patching for them... That's where I got my patcher for my POS DS cart (not an R4), and it works. Might want to check around with people who actually know their business about that kinda thing first, though.
__________________
Bands, / Those funny little plans / That never work quite right.
-Mercury Rev
Donald Jonker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 20, 2009, 20:48   #10
Dragonboneman
Adept
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 182
Dragonboneman is on a distinguished road
Did the thing with the Win32 GUI patcher and R4-specific patch, got the "Patch successful" message, no joy though.
The same thing happens with Doom DS, though I have got the Tetris Attack clone running.
Dragonboneman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
nintendo ds nds


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[O] and [FA] fonts on Nintendo DS fearoffours Variants 3 January 30, 2009 08:09


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 11:22.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.