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Old March 11, 2018, 17:48   #1
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[SOLVED, you can't] Changing the default user interface options

I am trying to update the default user interface options (solid_walls from no to yes for example) so that I don't have to change them every time after my many many many....many deaths.

The "option.txt" file says that the internal name (solid_walls) can be used in user pref files and to see "customize.txt" for more info. Customize.txt finishes with stating:
User Pref Files (Options)
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The "Interact with options" command allows you to turn options on or off.
You may turn options off or on using the user pref commands of the form
'X:<option>' or 'Y:<option>' respectively.
I tried inserting Y:solid_walls and Y:[solid_walls] into both pref.pref and user.pref but keep getting a parsing error (and no solid walls by default).

What am I missing here?

(This is with 4.1.2 on Windows)

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Old March 11, 2018, 22:30   #2
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Sorry, that help file is out of date - you can't save options to a pref file any more. The way to keep the same option is to re-open your dead character save file when you start a new game.
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Nick, thank you! I also just learned I can recreate my recently deceased character too!
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Sorry, that help file is out of date - you can't save options to a pref file any more. The way to keep the same option is to re-open your dead character save file when you start a new game.
The Birth Options screen now lets you save to some kind of default that persists automatically between characters, which is great! Would be handy to have something like that for the interface options as well. As a new player, I was pretty confused that they reset with each character (unless you make a new character by loading a dead one as you say--which I never would have thought to do on my own, and which is ever-so-slightly inconvenient).
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