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Old January 12, 2012, 05:19   #1
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Borg Reminders

Just a quick note about the borg.

The borg is still being actively developed. Right now most of the work is going into the 320 borg, but those improvements are being ported to the 340 code. The 340 borg is not ready for release yet, but don't worry, the borg will not die out. I have working on the borg since 1995 and I don't plan on quitting anytime soon.

I have been doing a lot of work on the zangband240 borg. It is so much fun to work on that version since my time can be spent on behavior improvements instead of 'catch-up' to the next game version.

Also, reminding you that the borg has:
twitter account
facebook page
blog

When I make updates and changes to the borg, posts are made on all three.

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Old January 12, 2012, 12:55   #2
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Hi Andrew,

I'm pleased to say that the borg has now been ported to the 3.4-dev code as well as v4, so I hope that will make it much easier for you to stay abreast of code changes and focus on its behaviour (because if we introduce a change that breaks it, we can fix it straight away, instead of you having to wait for a release and fix loads of changes at once).

As I've noted in the v4 forum, the borg's capability in v4 is severely diminished because of the changes to item generation which it doesn't yet understand - this can be fixed in the longer term, of course (it was just interesting to see if it could be made to run at all). In V it should be pretty much as good as ever, but noz (who did the port from the version you sent him) noted that it had a problem with destroying its spellbooks, or something. I hope we haven't broken too much by porting it!

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How do you run the borg in 3.4?
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Old January 19, 2013, 18:35   #4
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How do you run the borg in 3.4?
crtl-z I think
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crtl-z I think
'ctrl-z z', in fact!
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Hmm it tells me I don't have a proper borg txt; what do I need to do? Also what do I need to do to make it a screensaver (windows 7)?

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Old January 20, 2013, 09:21   #7
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Hmm it tells me I don't have a proper borg txt; what do I need to do? Also what do I need to do to make it a screensaver (windows 7)?

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I'm afraid I have no idea how to make it trigger as a screensaver, but borg.txt should be in the standard install. If it's missing, you can get it from https://github.com/angband/angband/b.../borg/borg.txt
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Hmm it tells me I don't have a proper borg txt; what do I need to do? Also what do I need to do to make it a screensaver (windows 7)?

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It needs to be in the user directory. If you're on Windows, then it used to be in the 'lib' directory. It might have changed while I wasn't looking though!
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It needs to be in the user directory. If you're on Windows, then it used to be in the 'lib' directory. It might have changed while I wasn't looking though!
user directory in lib directory. Not the borg.txt in lib directory (just for clarity).
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lol can the borg not dig through rubble? This one is stuck in an infinite loop going back and forth between a rubble blocked hallway and a pack of jackals (which he can easily kill).

It's a lot slower than I remember the borg being; any way to speed it up?
Any way to make it automatically start a new borg game after death?

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