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Darkstar
24-08-2002, 09:18:35
I was hunting for the windows version to install on my system and the only two versions listed on the Thorizin page was 3.0.1 and 2.9.9.

So... aren't the challenges using 2.4 and 2.6? Where should I go to get them?

No longer Trippin
24-08-2002, 10:26:20
The internet.

Sir Penguin
24-08-2002, 18:41:48
Thangorodrim reports that the most recent stable version of Zangband is 2.6. The most recent version of Vanilla Angband is 3.0. The Windows installable is on one of the ftp sites listed at zangband.org.

SP

MDA
26-08-2002, 15:16:52
Zangband.org has been down for months.

MDA
26-08-2002, 15:18:20
Ah, but their download links still work.

Darkstar
27-08-2002, 04:09:04
Trip. :D Jump up Ass Monkey's ass, you bastard.

I found ZAngband... Than listed 2.7. It crashes like a bastard on my XP. Bastard. I had a nice vampire mage going, and the crash cost me 3 levels, and when I went back spelunking, instant death.

I picked up Angband for my PPC... I had been thinking it would make a better 10 minutes to waste in a meeting game then other stuff, but... to play Angband on the PPC, you have to really love Angband, and be very very desperate. Or x1000 past normal Angband bored. :D

No longer Trippin
27-08-2002, 07:41:40
I was only trying to be helpful. No thank you? :)

Darkstar
27-08-2002, 07:51:36
:D

This is helpful. If you run XP and are playing ZAngBand... remember to press Control+S, lots.

MDA
27-08-2002, 15:21:15
Originally posted by Darkstar
I had been thinking it would make a better 10 minutes to waste in a meeting game then other stuff


Better than a ten minute meeting with porn on PPC?

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
27-08-2002, 20:39:52
DS, did you set it to Win98 compat. mode? I haven't even touched the *bands on XP yet, so I can't say if it'll help, but it might.

They're up to v3.0 in Vanilla? That'd be interesting. It's been v2.* for the longest time due to the cleanup of the code by Ben Harrison all those years ago.

No longer Trippin
27-08-2002, 20:41:27
I doubt win98 mode would help, XP is setup around Win2000 (NT 5.0 really). There are enough differences in the code to where I doubt it would work.

DaShi
27-08-2002, 20:47:11
Tell me about it. XP won't even talk to 98. I think it is just that XP is a cocky shit that ain't half as good as it claims.

No longer Trippin
27-08-2002, 21:23:49
I run 2000 because it crashes less than XP... XP has more features, but 2000 tends to be far more stable, and if you keep it up to date, its as secure as XP. I have a firewall anyhow... the only problem with 2000 is it sets all your ports to open... you have to manually close them, or have a firewall program do it for you. Rather fucked up for something which is supposed to be a server... you'd think you'd want it secure. :)

Darkstar
28-08-2002, 05:48:38
You answered your own question, Trip. It's meant to be a desperate Microsoft Server. :D

Well, most of my problems running the *bands seems to have to do with having the game maximized. AngBand hasn't given me nearly as much trouble as ZAngBand though.

Oh well. I'll just have to use my normal Microsoft editting habit of hitting Control+S after everything.

I'm thinking about rewriting the AngBand for the PPC... to actually do things like, pay attention to the fact that the screen is 1/4 the width of a normal display. It's a serious bitch having to scroll horizontally for practically everything. And their input methods need help to make worthwhile.

Porn? On my PPC? Sure, put long pictures of naked women at 240 x 320 on it. Un huh. Right. Most handhelds will have oh, 64 Meg of storage for EVERYTHING you need, plus some expansion method via Compact Flash Card. Unless you are going to drop $6000 (US) for a 1 Gig CF, you are going to be pushing 64 Meg to 256 Meg... for something that's basically a solid state CD-RW. And wears out, between 10 to 10,000 writes. And of course, you will fry out the file area table first, as that's what is written to the most.

I like CF, but I've swapped over to using a PCMCIA expansion sled and a Toshiba 5 GB HD. That's got plenty of room for porn, and everything else, but I'm busy dropping albums on it at the moment. I'm not interested in porn viewing at work. :D Now, having something to listen to and play games on... :D

No longer Trippin
28-08-2002, 06:28:42
DS: I'm still waiting for that apology and a thank you for telling where to find ZAngBand or whatever. :)

2000 isn't bad once it's patched and you look over it and secure it. I haven't had a crash in over two weeks. XP crashed at least once every couple days on its own. Some games would cause it to crash after awhile, while they don't on 2000.

Darkstar
28-08-2002, 08:41:59
I haven't had too much trouble with XP so far. (Knock on wood...)

Well, I knew it was on the Internet somewhere. I was looking for something a bit more helpful.

DaShi
28-08-2002, 16:33:44
I think that I finally got rid of that annoying connect to sever popup on XP. That thing alone has crashed more programs than any other computer I've owned has. Even the computer that rebooted on its own.

MDA
28-08-2002, 18:52:21
Most handhelds will have oh, 64 Meg of storage for EVERYTHING you need, plus some expansion method via Compact Flash Card. Unless you are going to drop $6000 (US) for a 1 Gig CF, you are going to be pushing 64 Meg to 256 Meg... for something that's basically a solid state CD-RW. And wears out, between 10 to 10,000 writes. And of course, you will fry out the file area table first, as that's what is written to the most.

I like CF, but I've swapped over to using a PCMCIA expansion sled and a Toshiba 5 GB HD. That's got plenty of room for porn, and everything else, but I'm busy dropping albums on it at the moment. I'm not interested in porn viewing at work. Now, having something to listen to and play games on...

That was the most technical answer to a dumb joke post I've ever seen :)

No longer Trippin
29-08-2002, 01:08:31
HAHAHA DS is trying to reclaim the throne of longest poster.

MoSe
29-08-2002, 11:16:36
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Darkstar
01-09-2002, 06:37:53
At the moment, I'm very mad at AngBand. I had nice little 1/2 troll warrior, pushing lvl 25, and a druid cast one spell and that was it. Lost 300 hit points, dead. Bleah. Very disappointing. I don't mind loosing a new character, but one doing well taken out thanks to one spell, that sucks.

No longer Trippin
01-09-2002, 08:04:15
Well now you know not fuck with druids.

Darkstar
01-09-2002, 08:35:55
Like I had a choice! I was just innocently walking along, minding my own business, trying to dig up enough valuables to keep food in my tummy, and that bastard came along and mugged me for my possessions and money! The bastard! It's not an MMORP! :D

Sir Penguin
03-09-2002, 23:28:17
It's the cause of many a bout of non-Angband-playing spells :).

SP

Sir Penguin
04-09-2002, 00:07:16
I have a similar problem. I brought Aeric up to level 25 up in the north-east corner of the wilderness. But he's stuck at about 500'! Borrring.

SP

MDA
04-09-2002, 16:00:43
I often get stuck farming at shallow levels, trying in vain to get my basic resistances, free action, see invisible. Very trying on patience. The alternative is going deeper too early and hoping you don't get squished before finding what you need.

No longer Trippin
05-09-2002, 01:14:34
What is this game.. need desription. I'm lost... all I know its an RPG with a druid the DS doesn't like.

Darkstar
05-09-2002, 06:28:51
It's a Hack/Rogue/NetHack brother. A text graphics Dungeon Crawl. (Computer 'R'PG)

Darkstar
05-09-2002, 06:33:12
Trip, here's a starter link:
http://thangorodrim.angband.org/

No longer Trippin
05-09-2002, 10:12:08
So it's a single player MUD I take it?

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
05-09-2002, 17:22:56
Not really. A MUD requires you to type requests into it, like "go west" or "get hat" or whatever.

Angband is a text graphics adventure game, though it can be tarted up a bit using some 8x8 or 16x16 tiles. You get a representation of a dungeon rendered in text "graphics" (#'s for walls, @ for the player, r for a rodent, d for a dragon). You move around using the keypad keys, pick stuff up, use equipment, and battle monsters with the aim of defeating the end-of-dungeon boss(es).

Check out the link Darkstar provided, and go look at some screenshots. It plays way better than it looks, but it takes some time to learn.