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Re: LambdaHack/Allure of the Stars
« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2014, 01:17:23 PM »
Fitting for a double update!  :P

Keep at it folks---seems 2015 may see the both of them get some real momentum going as the binaries are a big step towards expanding both general awareness.visibility and the playerbase.   8)
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Re: LambdaHack/Allure of the Stars
« Reply #16 on: December 12, 2014, 07:21:11 PM »
Ooh, new version of LambdaHack. I should try it out and see about the new features.

Funny thing is that just today we were talking with colleagues about programming with Haskell. Maybe that's a sign that I should continue too :)
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Re: LambdaHack/Allure of the Stars (v0.4.101.0 "Officially Fun")
« Reply #17 on: April 04, 2015, 12:07:35 PM »
v0.4.101.0   8)

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Changes

the game is now officially fun to play
introduce unique boss monsters and unique artifact items
add animals that heal the player
let AI gang up, attempt stealth and react to player aggressiveness
spawn actors fast and close to the enemy
spawn actors less and less often on a given level, but with growing depth
prefer weapons with effects, if recharged
make the bracing melee bonus additive, not multiplicative
let explosions buffet actors around
make braced actors immune to translocation effects
use mouse for movement, actor selection, aiming
don't run straight with selected actors, but go-to cross-hair with them
speed up default frame rate, slot down projectiles visually
rework item manipulation UI
you can pick up many items at once and it costs only one turn
allow actors to apply and project from the shared stash
reverse messages shown in player diary
display actor organs and stats
split highscore tables wrt game modes
move score calculation formula to content
don't keep the default/example config file commented out; was misleading
I was naughty again and changed v0.5.0.0 of LambdaHack content API slightly one last time
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Re: LambdaHack/Allure of the Stars (v0.4.101.0 "Officially Fun")
« Reply #18 on: April 04, 2015, 05:19:14 PM »
So, a "decoration robot" just threw a bottle at one of my team making her both drunk and healed, then "stomped" her down to death.

I just love how weird/mad this game is and thankfully this update sorts out the keyboard "always run" bug - can finally play it properly!

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Re: LambdaHack/Allure of the Stars (v0.4.101.0 "Officially Fun")
« Reply #19 on: April 04, 2015, 09:21:27 PM »
So, a "decoration robot" just threw a bottle at one of my team making her both drunk and healed,

From your description that obviously matches a flask of whiskey.

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then "stomped" her down to death.

Yeah, decoration robots are fast, intelligent and relatively strong.
Their only weakness is that their spotlights make them visible in dark,
so you can easily fight them from a distance, hiding in darkness yourself.
Actually, let me note down the idea for Scrolls of Darkness
because they would be handy in that case (in fully lit levels).

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I just love how weird/mad this game is

Thank you. :D
BTW, you can lower difficulty, there's no shame in that.
E.g., AI (that never cheats) can reasonably often win campaign
only in lowest difficulty.

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and thankfully this update sorts out the keyboard "always run" bug - can finally play it properly!

I'm glad to hear that, though if you play on Windows, you need
to use Control instead of Shift for running, because GTK on Windows
just doesn't distinguish keypad keys with and without Shift.
Oh, and you have mouse now, for go-to, aiming and inspecting tiles.

BTW, you must be playing Allure, which will be released in a few weeks
(some balancing still to do; in particular probably too hard).
Did you compile from source? If not, if you are playing a 3-months
old Allure v0.4.100.0, let me make some prerelease binaries of v0.4.101.0
for you. Windows, I presume?

Or you can give the LambdaHack game a go.
The two are diverging more and more. In particular you are safe from
robots in LambdaHack. But rest assured, it's just as mad. ;)

https://github.com/LambdaHack/LambdaHack/releases/latest
« Last Edit: April 04, 2015, 09:51:23 PM by Mikon »

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Re: LambdaHack/Allure of the Stars (v0.4.101.0 "Officially Fun")
« Reply #20 on: April 06, 2015, 11:06:19 AM »
Yeah, decoration robots are fast, intelligent and relatively strong.
Their only weakness is that their spotlights make them visible in dark,
so you can easily fight them from a distance, hiding in darkness yourself.

To be honest I only played a few times and just scratched the surface - but glad to hear this game is not only amazingly strange but also complex.

Yes, playing Windows version of Allure from the December link. Anything newer is most welcome :) Should also give Lambda a go in a spare moment...

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Re: LambdaHack/Allure of the Stars (v0.4.101.0 "Officially Fun")
« Reply #21 on: April 06, 2015, 01:00:10 PM »
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hiding in darkness
[...] glad to hear this game is not only amazingly strange but also complex.

If it seem too complex and cryptic, let AI take over (Ctrl-A) and see what it does.
AI is sometimes quite dumb, but at least it knows its goals well
and most of the time reaches them (on easiest difficulty, at least).
In particular, sometimes it uses stealth really competently
(most frequently in the Ambush scenario).

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Yes, playing Windows version of Allure from the December link. Anything newer is most welcome :)

Here you go. :)

https://github.com/AllureOfTheStars/Allure/releases/tag/v0.4.101.0-rc1

Edit: just replaced the Allure binary with one based on a slightly improved version of LambdaHack library.
« Last Edit: April 06, 2015, 11:38:05 PM by Mikon »

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Re: LambdaHack/Allure of the Stars (v0.4.101.0 "Officially Fun")
« Reply #22 on: April 18, 2015, 08:09:00 AM »
Just released an official new version v0.4.101.1 of Allure of the Stars:

https://github.com/AllureOfTheStars/Allure/releases/latest

and an updated LambdaHack (the engine and the game), more than ever sternly condoned for your daily intake of official fun:

https://github.com/LambdaHack/LambdaHack/releases/latest

The next version will be the grand v0.5, but the API is already frozen (won't succumb this time, promise).

Enjoy!