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Old March 22, 2012, 03:44   #1
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Squelch in Vanilla Angband 3.3.x

I've returned to Angband after a long hiatus, Ben Harrison was maintainer when I last played, and squelch wasn't something I was aware of.

Now, on OS X Snow Leopard, I'm finding that if I squelch something, then quit and reopen the save file, the squelched item reappears.

This happens for me in 3.3.1, 3.3.2, and 3.3.4dev.

Is this expected behaviour for squelch?

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Old March 22, 2012, 05:14   #2
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no it should squelch 4 that char 4 eva !
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Old March 22, 2012, 12:35   #3
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Aren't squelch settings saved in the options now? If that's the case, you need to save the options with the "=" menu or they will be lost once you leave the game.
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Old March 22, 2012, 14:11   #4
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No, you shouldn't have to go to the options screen to save squelch settings that you made without using the options screen. This does sound like a bug to me.
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Old March 22, 2012, 17:54   #5
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It is a bug, but it's not with options. Squelched items are now toggled with K (shift-k), and the unfortunately cumbersome word "unignoring" appears on the status line. This means that squelched items are visible - when it's absent, they're not. The bug is that this shift-k status is not saved in the savefile, so squelched items are always visible on loading, until you press shift-k.

I thought this bug had been fixed in 3.4-dev - will check that.

OK, checked: the bug is still extant in both 3.4-dev and v4. Which is weird, because I'm certain someone fixed it - it must have not been merged. Opened as #1633.
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