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Old 12-06-2008, 08:41:07   #1
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Roguelikes

I know a fair few people have played various roguelikes before, e.g. the angband challenges of the past

last night i downloaded nethack and had a bit of a play through and thought it was quite fun. i was particularly impressed to see it had a more attractive 2d graphics engine rather than the ascii stuff, and i see that people gave even written isometric and 3d engines for it.

so what i'm after are some opinions and suggestions on other good roguelikes, particularly those with a few concessions to pretty graphics, or those with interesting class systems/gameplay
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Old 12-06-2008, 11:20:55   #2
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there was a graphically upgraded angband/zangband called angbandTK, but I think its no longer maintained - I remember the guy just dropped off the net without a word around 9-11 and everyone thought he might have been caught in it.

http://www.thangorodrim.net/ <-- has a bunch of *band variants, and probably links to other stuff of interest, but looks like it hasn't been updated in some time
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Old 12-06-2008, 16:17:34   #3
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When I play a Roguelike I play ZAngband 2.4. I played it a lot at work until the Great Data Loss of 2008 blew away my level 45 savefile. It's got some graphical capability, but I don't know how it compares to other variants. Same with gameplay for that matter.

Has anybody run variants other than Z 2.4 on Vista? Z doesn't work without a font hack that makes it look terrible, and I wonder if other variants suffer from the same problem.

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Old 13-06-2008, 08:10:10   #4
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I found a crawl variant, stone soup or something. pretty fun.
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IIRC the last challenges SP organised here (which I missed), the ones with teleporting molds or something, were based on a different engine, ToME, or something
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Old 13-06-2008, 12:07:39   #6
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ToME standing for Teleporting Mold Engine presumably
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Old 13-06-2008, 14:44:23   #7
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of course!

its was actually something "of Middle Earth", I think

and they may have been told to change the name by some nasty lawyers/trolls
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Old 13-06-2008, 17:30:50   #8
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IIRC the last challenges SP organised here (which I missed), the ones with teleporting molds or something, were based on a different engine, ToME, or something
Qaj organized them. I just had a lot of time on my hands so I always won. Whoever won the previous challenge was in charge of picking the variant used for the next. I think we mostly played Zangband 2.4.

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Old 08-12-2008, 09:12:59   #9
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Now have Rogue for iphone.
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