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Announcements / Re: Angband (Now at v4.1.1!)
« Last post by Legend on November 19, 2017, 07:26:52 PM »
It's been years since I've tried to pick up angband again. Just gave the new version a try. Did they remove searching? Or remove it as an actual command? I can't figure out how to do it unless it is now a passive thing.

Also, for the life of me, I cannot seem to get yellow torchlight even though it is set in the options menu.

Lastly, is there anywhere I can find other ascii fonts to use with it? None of the ones included really suit me.  I'm using 12x24x, but I'd really prefer something more dos prompt like and or a bold version of the current one.

Off-topic / Re: Console videogames
« Last post by AgingMinotaur on November 19, 2017, 12:48:38 PM »
I see PS4 is getting a remake of Shadow of the Colossus, a game I was always curious about. I'm not much of a console gamer myself, though. The kids have a used Wii, which seems to have some quality games, but I barely use it except to join them in the Mario Olympics every now and then.

As always,
These guys who were developing The Chronicles of Doryen, best known today as the game libtcod was developed for, pretty much called it quits, they say, because the combat system they came up with was too tedious to build a game around and they couldn't come up with anything better.

My question is: What was this combat system? Has anyone actually played the game?
Off-topic / Re: Console videogames
« Last post by Vosvek on November 19, 2017, 04:05:39 AM »
but still keeps a relationship with a 7/10 who treats him like an idiot? come on).

Their relationship kind of goes both ways (like a pair of jealous swingers, who can't let go of each other. It is a bit strange, I'll give you that). Not to mention, there's the whole Djinn and destiny thing supposedly keeping them together. Their relationship definitely makes more sense after reading the books (which I do recommend if you're not an avid reader, as they're quite easy to chew through).
But I do agree, I prefer to play Geralt as someone who focuses primarily on his job: slaying monster, and making people hate him by destroying their lives in an attempt to help them. :D

Have you tried Dragon's Dogma? The stats in that game are wonky, and the story is laughably bad, but you can climb a variety of monsters and saw off their limbs. It's one of the few games I would describe simply as 'fun'.

If you are looking for a slightly more stressful experience and a dark atmosphere, there is also Dark Souls. Though I'm trash at the game, I can't help but admire the eccentricity of its characters and setting, especially in the first instalment.

Since you're taking a liking to Torment, I do believe Pillars of Eternity is on the PS4. I'm yet to play it myself, but it does have many positive reviews. If I'm not mistaken, it's a 'spiritual successor' to Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale, and Torment.
Off-topic / Re: Console videogames
« Last post by Skeletor on November 19, 2017, 02:44:57 AM »
Paper Mario.. I'll give it a try if I can find it, but I think it's only for Nintendo.
I do have a Nintendo 3DS which I bought solely to play tactical RPG Fire Emblem: Awakening.. do you know that one?

I wouldn't say I prefer the Witcher to good old roguelikes hey, just it's I guess more user friendly to be able to play on the couch with minimal physical and mental effort when I return home from work and just enjoy the nice graphics, digital tits and dismembing enemies, trying to disregard stuff I dislike such as constantly getting stuck in irrelevant background props, equipment level requirements and that Yennefer feminist sorceress the main character has a crush on (he slays vampires, beats the crap out of the roughest blokes from the docks, steals from the poor, bangs every single prostitute in Novigrad.. but still keeps a relationship with a 7/10 who treats him like an idiot? come on).

There's another RPG which seems interesting, called Torment, Tides of Numenera.
Created by the same ideator of Torment, but staged in the weird universe of Numenera, an ultra-futuristic sci-fi scenario where civilzations control space and time and the playing character is some kind of immortal divinity who reconstruct himself every time he dies. Seems quite properly RPGish, mostly based on text which is very rare today with console games. Just tried it for the first time yesterday, wasn't expecting to be stumbling upon something like that with a PS4.
Announcements / Re: Shadow of the Wyrm v0.7.0! "de Visee"(formerly Savage Lands)
« Last post by jcd748 on November 18, 2017, 12:42:41 AM »
Okay, I found the cause of the deities not triggering their death scripts properly in the cosmos.  It was a fun scripting bug: it worked when the function it referenced had already been loaded (by some other script), but failed (e.g., in your case) when it ran after a load and the function it loaded hadn't been exposed yet.


But I found a fun bug, when I stunned Celeste: "Celeste smites himself!"
Announcements / Ebony Spire: Infinite Heresy
« Last post by BacioiuC on November 17, 2017, 05:41:56 PM »

Posting here to let everyone know I just released an update to my first person dungeon crawler that turns it into a full blown roguelike! The game is called Ebony Spire: Heresy and it's a first person dungeon crawler that revolves around item usage: Throwing, equipping, activating, triggering and getting hit by them! It's turn based with grid movement and played from a first person perspective. It's played entirely with a keyboard the the code behind the game is licensed as MIT so you can use it to make what ever derivative you want or mod the hell out of it.

You can play a five levels demo up to the first boss fight that features a golem that throws boulders at you. There are guns, swords and all kind of spells and items in the game that you can use. The game features 10 levels with optional but highly recommended portal levels that will get you guaranteed items.

Here's a link to the demo, full steam and release + trailer! If anyone wants to try the full game but can't afford it let me know. It's available for Windows and Linux but I also have a unreleased Mac version for you guys to try!

Thank you,
Off-topic / Re: Console videogames
« Last post by Krice on November 17, 2017, 01:04:20 PM »
Anyone has other console games to recommend

The last good commercial game I played was Paper Mario: Thousand-Year Door. It has really nice combat system, simple in a way but you can do lots of tactical decisions. The ending was not that good, but 70% of the game was good if not great. It's a kind of game that almost no one is creating these days, when everything is marketing and games are clones with no original ideas (unless it's some experimental indie game but they are never complex games like rpgs).

I guess some can enjoy playing Witcher, but I wouldn't be one of them.
Announcements / Re: Angband (Now at v4.1.1!)
« Last post by getter77 on November 17, 2017, 01:03:57 PM »
It somewhat begs for another similar update in conjunction where each level feeling is the highest possible level as well---99 Floors of the best* to eke out The Best.
Announcements / Re: Angband (Now at v4.1.1!)
« Last post by Samildanach on November 17, 2017, 10:26:52 AM »
The persistent levels thing is weird. I welcome options to customise the play experience, but I have to wonder why someone would play Angband and then turn off Angbandiness.  :o
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