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Player's Plaza / Play roguelikes in retro style with cool-retro-term
« on: December 31, 2017, 06:35:33 PM »

cool-retro-term is a terminal emulator which mimics the look and feel of the old cathode tube screens.

I've been playing roguelikes in this. It gives them a nice extra retro feel.

A static image doesn't quite do it justice, since you won't see all the animated effects like the scanlines and burn in.

Off-topic (Locked) / Re: Burn Out
« on: January 25, 2013, 01:47:24 AM »

Other Announcements / Re: Children's Roguelike? For little girls?
« on: January 17, 2013, 01:52:43 AM »
Have you tried to interest them in some of the 7DRLs already available? If they can handle the usual Roguelike, then there is no need to make games simpler for them.

You probably should forget about making games “for girls”, as that sounds insulting, but do create a Roguelike with under-represented thematic elements if you know people that like them. Pacifism is certainly such a thing, as killing and slaughter is most of what one does in a Roguelike.

Programming / Re: 1st-person dungeon crawl toolset?
« on: January 13, 2013, 01:40:26 AM »
I found this thing: It is very retro, but I did not spend much time searching.

If you would like to be rid of the tracking cookies that give you targeted ads instead of blocking all advertisements, you can clear your cookies and set your browser to stop accepting 3rd-party cookies. I don’t know whether this will do the job completely, as cookies are not the only way you can be tracked, but it could help.

“I want to block ALL the ads, Fenrir.”

There are ad-blocking extensions for all the major browsers. [Firefox and Google Chrome] [Safari] [Internet Explorer]

If memory serves, Opera provides a content filter that you can use to block ads.

For browsers without ad-blocking extensions, you can use a filtering proxy like Privoxy (which is what I use) or you can modify your HOSTS file. Here is a list of ad servers that can be used for both purposes:

Either way, no more tennis dating or Asian equipment.

Other Announcements / Re: ROTY advertisement fairness
« on: January 06, 2013, 03:07:22 AM »
I am often surprised by the silly arguments otherwise intelligent programmers have. Back to your labors! Make more free games for us muggles to enjoy.

Off-topic (Locked) / Re: Jo's Off Topic Rant
« on: January 03, 2013, 12:10:44 AM »
Pffft. Sick? Finns don’t get sick. They laugh at your frailties.

Programming / Re: New Roguelike MMO in developement
« on: December 18, 2012, 05:26:13 PM »
The website itself never calls the game a Roguelike, and it isn’t much like a Roguelike, so I suspect that the word “Roguelike” was tacked on in the OP to get our attention and justify putting it here. The game doesn’t look bad at all, but I would have appreciated sincerity.

Off-topic (Locked) / Re: Foreigners
« on: April 22, 2012, 06:41:50 PM »
Hahaha, this thread is soaked in political uncorrectness.. I lllove this!  ;D

I concur.

Off-topic (Locked) / Re: Jo's Off Topic Rant
« on: April 20, 2012, 02:08:06 AM »
Then he called me a faker, telling me if I was too sick to come over and pull weeds I should be too sick to come over a play video games.
I could hardly tell you how to treat your friends, but I would make my displeasure very clear to him, and, if I were in a particularly sour mood, I might further leave the man to tend his own damn farm thenceforth.

e: The matter is, of course, already concluded; I am just expressing my distaste.

Programming / Re: Working on new Roguelike (Sci-fi setting?)
« on: April 18, 2012, 01:30:42 AM »
The interesting thing about technology is that it makes men more equal nerds more powerful.
Corrected.  ;D

Other Announcements / Re: a RL that requires skill?
« on: April 18, 2012, 01:11:32 AM »
Tell me you've never made a rant post.
Irrelevant—my post was not an indictment of ranting. In fact, you are looking at one of my rant posts; it is a breed of prose that I promised myself I would never write again. This is not the first time I have lied to myself.

Ancient's post was pretty ranty too.
Yes, it was. Never intended to imply otherwise.

Besides, OP has a legitimate point.
So does Ancient.

If you're playing a new (to you) game and you don't know all the spoilers, luck plays a main part in the game.
Yes, having no skill puts one at the mercy of the RNG, but that is not what the OP is saying, is it? He is failing, so something is wrong, not with his playing style, but with the genre.

And maybe I wasn't clear, I'm pretty sure he's only said "RL's require dumb luck" insultingly only once.  The rest of the thread has been pretty level.
Well, I was obviously not clear. The insult is the very foundation of this thread. Besides the detours, he has been spending the rest of the thread supporting the validity of his assertion that Roguelikes are based on luck and require no skill.

Just because he has a different opinion doesn't mean he's actively insulting you.
Not something I said or implied. EDIT: Further, “Roguelikes require no skill. Success depends upon dumb luck,” is not an opinion; it is a contestable statement of fact.

Other Announcements / Re: a RL that requires skill?
« on: April 18, 2012, 12:03:17 AM »
I'm pretty sure he's only said that once...
It is in the OP; it is the whole point of the thread. Much of what he has posted is in support of that assertion. It’s in the damn thread title.

It seems like a double standard to criticize Ancient for a lack of diplomacy when the OP is basically asking a community of Roguelike developers and players if there are any Roguelikes that don’t suck.

Off-topic (Locked) / Re: Jo's Off Topic Rant
« on: April 15, 2012, 10:30:03 PM »

Off-topic (Locked) / Re: Jo's Off Topic Rant
« on: April 15, 2012, 02:39:24 PM »
Wow. That is sad, Jo. I hope you get the help you need.

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