Angband.oook.cz
Angband.oook.cz
AboutVariantsLadderForumCompetitionComicScreenshotsFunniesLinks

Go Back   Angband Forums > Angband > Vanilla

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old October 30, 2016, 09:11   #1
Bogatyr
Swordsman
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 448
Bogatyr is on a distinguished road
Running Angband 3.0.x on Windows 7?

With all the recent talk about how 3.0.x is the pinnacle of Angband I thought I'd revisit it to see if my skills developed on "nerfed Angband" translate to 3.0.x, and to see if 3.0.x was indeed "fun" compared to contemporary Angband. I downloaded 3.0.9 from the archives and ran it, but no window opens. The process is running but nothing shows up. Is there some obvious argument or tweak or something to get it to run on a contemporary windows OS?
Bogatyr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 31, 2016, 00:19   #2
Pete Mack
Prophet
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 5,667
Donated: $40
Pete Mack is on a distinguished road
A. Try Win XP compatibility mode in the file properties.
B. Recompile from source
Pete Mack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 31, 2016, 16:52   #3
redlumf
Scout
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 25
redlumf is on a distinguished road
3.0.9 runs without problem on my win7 (virtual machine, but that shouldn't matter)

Try shift-right click on folder and select "Open command window here". On the console type, angband and hit enter. If you are lucky you might get an error message on console.
redlumf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 31, 2016, 17:52   #4
Pete Mack
Prophet
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 5,667
Donated: $40
Pete Mack is on a distinguished road
ID is still broken in that game. But otherwise, yes it's more fun for experienced players.
Pete Mack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 1, 2016, 09:21   #5
Bogatyr
Swordsman
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 448
Bogatyr is on a distinguished road
I found the 3.0.9b console image runs, but there are problems with the cursor making targeting and "look"ing extremely hard since the cursor does not settle on the target. I'll try the compatibility mode, and maybe compiling from source to find the error if there is one. It's practically impossible going back to a tiny console sized dungeon screen, though.

3.0.9b is way harder than recent builds. Old mage spell mana costs make using spells other than magic missile to kill things almost impossible (and magic missile just takes too long, especially for things with powerful range attacks). So many cursed and damaging items makes IDing before use required. Decent weapons seem much rarer. Dungeon treasure is useless because everything's so expensive so items must be brought up for sale. Monsters seem harder somehow. I find myself dying a lot more in getting a gnome mage started. I find I must spam detect monsters incessantly and only let very carefully controlled groups of monsters into range at a time. I don't see how it's possible to power dive a gnome mage in 3.0.9b, just no hit points and no damage output. I finally acquired a long bow and have it up to +8, +8 so that's my best damage output for now.

Does anybody know if 3.0.9b has a magic device damage bonus to wands?
Bogatyr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 1, 2016, 09:24   #6
Bogatyr
Swordsman
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 448
Bogatyr is on a distinguished road
p.s. I am running from the console. Running the windows exe (angband.exe), the prompt returns immediately with no error messages and the angband.exe process continues to run in the task manager, but no windows open. I'll look for a log file I guess.
Bogatyr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 1, 2016, 09:28   #7
Bogatyr
Swordsman
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 448
Bogatyr is on a distinguished road
compatibility settings didn't help: process runs, but no window appears
Bogatyr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 1, 2016, 09:31   #8
Bogatyr
Swordsman
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 448
Bogatyr is on a distinguished road
on the flip side sleep monster seems to work much more reliably against orcs in 3.0.9. I recall that I used this heavily years ago, but stopped in recent versions because the stat spells (sleep, confuse, slow) hardly ever worked.
Bogatyr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 1, 2016, 11:40   #9
Bogatyr
Swordsman
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 448
Bogatyr is on a distinguished road
Well I gave up on the windows build for now. built the src fine on my linux vm and the x11 interface works great including a working targeting cursor, so I'm happy.
Bogatyr is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


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
Angband and Windows Tibarius Variants 5 January 27, 2015 23:48
Angband rant from my windows meJustmeNotyou Vanilla 0 April 18, 2011 15:40
Problems running Angband ChodTheWacko Vanilla 12 January 12, 2011 07:43
Running angband from usb stick timtek Vanilla 11 September 28, 2009 19:20
Angband (both 3.0.9b and 3.1 beta) not running in windows xp JBuck1983 Vanilla 3 April 8, 2009 14:13


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 11:19.


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