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Other Announcements / UnNethack?
« on: April 29, 2011, 02:28:51 AM »
Recently heard about UnNethack. I was curious what the difference is really from regular Nethack. Is it any good? Are the differences major or subtle? Anyone think it's better than regular Nethack? Is it much harder?

p.s. What are some good nethack patches that are relatively subtle? Nothing with huge major changes that is. More like improvements and sound, effects, ui changes, extra colors. Things like that.

Other Announcements / Front End for Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup?
« on: April 29, 2011, 02:22:26 AM »
I was just wondering if there is currently a front end like vultures eye for Dcss like there is for nethack? Or is one in development?

I think it would be kinda cool. I never liked the look of (most) tiles in roguelikes. I usually prefer Ascii. But I do like how vulture's eye adds sound, music, and interface to nethack even though the graphics aren't the greatest.

Just curious if anyone else has played and enjoyed Nosferatu: The Wrath of Malachi?

I think it's an awesome game and very roguelike. Each time you play the game, the rooms are randomly generated except for a few and some events that always happen. The atmosphere is fantastic for a horror game and has quite a few good scares.

It can be a little buggy, graphics aren't the best, and the time restraints on some events are a little annoying, but still one of my favorite games. And the only real 3d first person game I feel has a very good roguelike feeling. Except for the lack of character generation that is. I think Dungeon hack is the only other first person game with randomly generated levels, but I think this one is way better.

Anyone else play and enjoy it?

Here's a couple vids. I don't think they really do the game justice, but here they are anyways.

Official trailer

Off-topic (Locked) / sound mods?
« on: January 25, 2011, 07:54:27 AM »
I've seen a few sound mods/add-ons for existing roguelikes. I've found one for Crawl, Nethack, and Angband so far. I was wondering if there are anymore that anyone knows of. Particularly for Rogue. Particularly the early and Epyx Rogue versions (1.1, 1.48, and 1.49 with the smiley face character)

Any others that have sound built in during console mode like doomrl?

Off-topic (Locked) / angband 3.2.0 dos version?
« on: January 23, 2011, 10:55:35 PM »
Is there a dos version of Angband 3.2.0 somewhere? Or a way to make the game full screen and in a console only mode? Without any windows menus?

Off-topic (Locked) / Hack and HackLite help
« on: January 20, 2011, 07:24:54 AM »
I wanted ti try giving Hack and Hack Lite a try but having a couple problems. When I use the "?" command in Hack, it tells me that it "can't open help file!". I'm using Hack 121 that I got from here:

I also tried Hack Lite, but I can't get it to run at all.

Anyone know how to get the in game help working for Hack and how to get Hack Lite working at all?

Also curious about how to name your character in Hack and if there is a way to change the controls so I can use the arrow keys or number pad?


Are there any other versions of Rogue that use the extended ascii character set and color besides Rogue 1.1 and the Epyx version of Rogue? All the other versions that I have found are all black and white using only the regular console characters like angband.

Also, anyone notice that the default character name in Rogue 1.1 is Rodney and the default name for the Epyx version is Bodger? Just interesting I thought.

Off-topic (Locked) / Anyone play DND, Telengard, Zyll, or MAG?
« on: January 18, 2011, 07:22:02 AM »
I know DND and Telengard are basically the same game by the same author and not fully roguelike games, but I think they have some similarities to roguelikes and are still quite fun.

Zyll is almost a combination of a roguelike with interactive fiction, though not as deep or complex as either genres. Still quite fun and innovative for its time.

MAG or Mike's Adventure Game is one of my personal favorite roguelikes when I want to get a quicker and simpler game in. It doesn't seem to get much fanfare though. I like it because it is still quite similar to the original Rogue which is still my favorite.

Anyone else enjoy/remember any of these games?

I found a newer version of MAG (Mike's Adventure Game) for windows, but when I go to full screen, the game scrunches up to to about the top 1/4 of the screen instead of taking up the whole screen. This happen to anyone else?

Doesn't seem to be any support for it anymore.

Also wondering if anyone else still plays and enjoys this one?

Off-topic (Locked) / ClassicRogue full screen or maximize to fit screen?
« on: January 11, 2011, 08:54:08 AM »
Every time I start ClassicRogue it opens in a very small window. The maximize button is grayed out too. Is there any way to make it run full screen or in a maximized window? Actually have this issue with a couple other programs like Fast Crawl too.. Anyone have any suggestions or know of any programs that force program windows to open maximized or fullscreen?

Sorry. I should have looked at the rad me file closer. Turns out there was a command line to make it full screen. Doh!

Off-topic (Locked) / Lost Labyrinth - always opens website on exit
« on: January 10, 2011, 06:21:11 AM »
I've been playing Lost Labyrinth a bit lately for it's short and sweet quick gameplay, but I noticed every time I exit out of the game, it opens my web browser and goes to the Lost Labyrinth website. Is there any way to disable this?

Other Announcements / How do you name your hero?
« on: January 10, 2011, 04:24:17 AM »
Just curious how anyone else decides to name their character when playing a rogue-like. Do you always use the same name? Make up simple names off the top of your head? Use your own name or your friends names? Characters from books? Use adjectives? Just first names or last names too?

I almost always use to use my own name, but then it started to bug me that high score lists would all have the same name so it was harder to remember which what happened on particular adventures. Now I usually try to make up something at least a little interesting or a combination of rockstars and fictional character names.

Other Announcements / Anyone play Roguelikes with a gamepad?
« on: January 09, 2011, 06:26:35 PM »
First, I know it sounds like a silly idea, but it does work.

Just curious if anyone else had ever tried this. I use the program xpadder and map the keys to a logitech dual action gamepad. It works really great for  Doomrl. I map all orthogonal movement to the d-pad and the diagonal movements to the left analog stick so that way I don't accidentally go up or to the side when I want to go diagonal.

I haven't tried more sophisticated games like nethack or Angband with it yet though. But it works nicely with doomrl, Berzerkrl, Frozen Depths, and Rogue.

The Alpha grip controller looks ideal for roguelikes, but it's around $100 and not available again till Feb.

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