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Old January 18, 2017, 16:26   #1
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[Announce] Poschengband 5.0.5 Released

Yet another release in yet the same place. 5.0.5 this time.

The big change this time is the addition of a new class: The Skillmaster.

The Skillmaster allows you to build and design your own class. I did a lot of work on the user interface and helpfiles, so, rather than repeat myself, I'll let you read about it inside the game. The only thing perhaps worth mentioning is that you use the 'G' command to gain skills. In the UI, the uppercase version of a command usually brings up context sensitive help.

Other changes this release include:
[1] Better handling of repeated messages, especially Clear Mind and Virtue spam.

[2] Burglary Rogues are CL1 casters and use DEX. Non-burglary rogues remain CL5 casters using INT.

[3] Sorcery Identify spell becomes 'Mass Identify' rather early on.

[4] Burglary books were not being stocked in the BM (remove the TOWN flag in k_info.txt to fix this since black_market_crap() now simply disallows objects where this flag is set).

[5] Ammo allocation has been redesigned. Perhaps seeker stuff is too common now? Somebody play an Archer/Ranger and let me know

Bug fixes mentioned on the forum (up to around Dec 1) include:
[1] Gold amounts overflowing and becoming negative (I guess this was a tax to raise some revenue for The Variant Maintainer??)

[2] Draconian Metamorphosis in the middle of berserker melee was raising a divide by 0 error, since changing your body form chucked all your melee weapons in the middle of the attack loop.

Enjoy!
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Old January 18, 2017, 17:12   #2
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The big change this time is the addition of a new class: The Skillmaster.

The Skillmaster allows you to build and design your own class. I did a lot of work on the user interface and helpfiles, so, rather than repeat myself, I'll let you read about it inside the game. The only thing perhaps worth mentioning is that you use the 'G' command to gain skills. In the UI, the uppercase version of a command usually brings up context sensitive help.
ME WANT! GIMME!!!

(I don't think I've seen anyone else mention it, but I want to thank you for all the work you've done on the documention. It's helpful and even enjoyable to read because of the flavour that's been added.)
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Old January 18, 2017, 17:25   #3
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ME WANT! GIMME!!!

(I don't think I've seen anyone else mention it, but I want to thank you for all the work you've done on the documention. It's helpful and even enjoyable to read because of the flavour that's been added.)
I want to also echo this sentiment. Having played only a few variants along with V, the documentation here is such a huge asset to Poschengband, along with soooo many other awesome features!!
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Old January 18, 2017, 19:23   #4
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Time for me to give this [5.0.5] a spin

Found a bug, probably persistent from prior versions:
You can escape to World Map from certain ambushes, this is probably because the nearby monsters were asleep (and they're not supposed to be asleep during ambushes, right?!)
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Old January 20, 2017, 07:07   #5
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After an hour of messing around, I still can't get 5.0.5 to run on my Windows 7 machine. Windows Security Essentials deletes it, or simply won't allow it to run when double clicking on the executable ("Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.") I've been able to get 5.0.0, 5.0.1, 5.0.3, and 5.0.4 to run by replacing the msvcr.dll with a newer version, but 5.0.5 is a no-go. Suggestions?
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Old January 20, 2017, 09:54   #6
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´Good Luck´ skill and ´lucky´ personality, do they stack?
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Old January 20, 2017, 22:59   #7
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Skillmaster sounds like it's something right up my alley.

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You can escape to World Map from certain ambushes, this is probably because the nearby monsters were asleep (and they're not supposed to be asleep during ambushes, right?!)
You were just ambushed by some very lazy monsters. "Ambush that guy? Yeah! Sure! Wait... no, naptime."

Also Mitze, how nice of you to join . Is that you or the other mitze (good luck answering this one)?
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Old January 20, 2017, 23:05   #8
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Exclamation Bug

Status infliction on monsters is a little confusing/inconsistent.

For example, you can reliably confuse most early uniques with ?MonsterConfusion, but if you try to cast 'Confuse Monster' from say the 'Sorcery' realm on the same uniques it'll tell you they're immune. Haven't yet tried -ConfuseMonster or experimented with the sleep/slow/fear statuses yet.
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Old January 20, 2017, 23:35   #9
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Don't think that's a bug. Those scrolls have always been better than the spell.
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Status infliction on monsters is a little confusing/inconsistent.

For example, you can reliably confuse most early uniques with ?MonsterConfusion, but if you try to cast 'Confuse Monster' from say the 'Sorcery' realm on the same uniques it'll tell you they're immune. Haven't yet tried -ConfuseMonster or experimented with the sleep/slow/fear statuses yet.
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Quick question- what is the easiest way to update my user pref files (using Windows here). I tried copying some pref files and user files, but nothing is happening. Help!
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