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Old May 20, 2008, 20:20   #11
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IIRC you only have to wait those five minutes before your first game. Basicly what it does is create a huge worldmap, before selecting a very small part of it for your game. The selected part depends on your game settings, so if you want warm with lot of wild animals, it will find a good spot on the world map.
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Old May 20, 2008, 20:27   #12
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Reading this, I am really tempted to finally try that game myself. Pity it seems to lack a native Linux port, somehow it does not feel right to play in wine.

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Old May 20, 2008, 22:21   #13
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Even worse, no Wine exists for FreeBSD/amd64 so I'm locked out. Damn closed source.
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Old May 21, 2008, 00:55   #14
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I am certain that I read a Linux version is high on the priority list. Should not be long at all mate, Toady is dedicated to his project and it has been well maintained to date.
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Old May 21, 2008, 05:48   #15
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Well, you can't blame someone for wanting to protect their own work... ^.^

Yes, the world is generated only once* - and if you don't like waiting these 5 minutes, then you can download a pre-made world straight from the maker's site.

* Unless you decide you want a new one, of course.
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Old May 21, 2008, 09:43   #16
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Well, you can't blame someone for wanting to protect their own work... ^.^
How is pav going to harm his work actually?
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Old May 21, 2008, 14:26   #17
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Pav wouldn't, but there are a lot of mean, intelligent people out there.
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Old May 21, 2008, 16:33   #18
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Not sure the Linux version would cut it for me, well let's hope so.

That was one of the attractions of Angband for me - that it can be build and played on obscure UNIXes like the one that's powering this very server (and all my other 'puters).
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Old May 21, 2008, 18:44   #19
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Pav wouldn't, but there are a lot of mean, intelligent people out there.
Don't you really get it? The worst thing that mean people can do to his work is to steal/erase his computer's drive _and_ his backup _and_ the old version he keeps at his aunt's. Then the source code of Dwarf Fortress will be lost forever. How is the author actually protecting his work against that by not releasing source code? What I'm really biting you about is your choice of words, but if you don't get it, it can be more than words...
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Old May 21, 2008, 21:36   #20
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Well, if there are only and absolutely good things about releasing the source they would've done it. I've never published anything myself, I don't know. But for sure have some reason not to publish it, may it even be the Gollumish My-Precious.
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