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Rogue Password?
« on: December 04, 2010, 03:35:40 PM »
Does anyone know the password for Rogue?
If you hit cntl P, you can enter dungeonmaster mode.
However, you need a password!
If you know it, please pass it on
Thanks

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Re: Rogue Password?
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2010, 05:50:28 PM »
Oh, wow.  This has been 20 years or more for me, but I think I still remember it.....

On the VAX system where I first played Rogue, the password was "cute,huh?"  or some small variation on that (try a space, try without the question mark, try different capitalizations...)


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Re: Rogue Password?
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2010, 07:17:44 PM »
Pretty much that but drop that question mark. Ken Arnold himself gave it away here:

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/4013/the_history_of_rogue_have__you_.php#comment19111
Michał Bieliński, reviewer for Temple of the Roguelike

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Re: Rogue Password?
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2010, 03:50:13 AM »
I saw that, and it didn't work on this version.
Ken said that was for the Berkeley version, which almost certainly pre-dated the UNIX toolbox release.
I had actually heard it was "gandalf", other places "wizard", "rodney".
Sadly, none work, at least in this version. (1.1 is a very early version indeed)
I guess this is the itch I'd like to scratch.
I've done just about everything else in the game, so it would be cool to check it out.

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Re: Rogue Password?
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2010, 12:01:46 PM »
Ah, then perhaps your best bet is to get rogue 1.1 sources and compile them yourself. Bjorn has them. What I discovered looking at wizard.c is PASSWD constant is mentioned only in one place. That would make it as definable during compilation. Rogue executable you use may have anything as password.
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Re: Rogue Password?
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2010, 10:28:09 AM »
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Re: Rogue Password?
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2010, 09:37:31 PM »
"cute,huh" may or may not work, depending on your version.  The password itself isn't in the source, only its encrypted value is.  The encryption method may have been changed, which would stop the password from working.

But if you can get the password to work, you will be able to:
  • Create any object, including the Amulet of Yendor
  • Identify all items
  • Teleport and level teleport yourself
  • Do magic mapping
  • Do monster detection
  • Advance several levels and gain a two-handed sword and +8 plate mail
  • Get called "as smart as Ken Arnold."
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