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Forays into Norrendrin 0.8.4 released!
« on: November 07, 2015, 02:13:09 AM »
Hey, everybody! Forays 0.8.4 is available now!

This version focuses on interface polish, flavor, and on small changes that have big impacts on gameplay.

Here's a quick summary of the big changes:
* Health and status bars! You can now see health & status effect durations for both you and enemies.
* Dungeon descriptions! Flavor text for your surroundings now appears at the bottom of the screen.
* Shrines can now appear at any depth, not just odd-numbered depths. A full set of 5 will still exist on each pair of depths. (1 and 2,  3 and 4,  etc.)
* Monsters now tend to have slightly less health, but slightly more of them will appear.
* Added 2 new level types, and changed level type rarities - some are now more common than others.
* More font sizes, to better fit common screen resolutions while fullscreened.

Here are some screenshots that showcase some of the new features.


Minor changes and bugfixes:
* Confirmation before resting is now the default. No more accidental rests.
* The dungeon is now overall a noisier place. Sounds are more likely to draw the attention of monsters.
* Fixed a bug where input wasn't properly flushed after certain animations.
* Fixed a bug where Feel no pain didn't activate the first time if you were below 20HP when you learned it.
* Fixed a bug where you could close doors on monsters and items.
* Mouse UI improved in several little ways, especially with middle-clicks and scroll wheels.

You can grab it now at https://github.com/Forays/ForaysIntoNorrendrin/releases/download/0.8.4/Forays_v084.zip .
Also, the old (empty) forum has been replaced with a subreddit: /r/foraysforum

Enjoy!
« Last Edit: November 07, 2015, 02:45:43 AM by dscreamer »

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Re: Forays into Norrendrin 0.8.4 released!
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2015, 04:00:15 AM »
Glorious.   8)
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Re: Forays into Norrendrin 0.8.4 released!
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2015, 07:33:41 AM »
Great! :) One of my favorite crawlers :)

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Re: Forays into Norrendrin 0.8.4 released!
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2015, 06:23:11 AM »
Having some issues getting this to run correctly. If I try to run the normal Forays file, the game crashes after showing the title screen briefly. If I run ConsoleForays, it will actually start and play. But, it will only play correctly in a window. A small window. It won't let me maximize the window to fit the screen.

I use Alt+Enter to go into full screen and the right edge of the screen is cut off slightly at the beginning. But then when I start to move or look at any menus, the display starts becoming jumbled. It starts kinda moving from left to right with every other key press and the info bar on the left becomes extremely jumbled to where it is unreadable.

I tried opening the forayes.exe.config in notepad, but it was jumbled and undecipherable in notepad, but it just says:
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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<configuration>
</configuration>


Not sure what to make of that.

Also, there are two files named forays.exe and consoleforays.exe that my computer seems to recognize as ms access files but can't actually open them.

I'm using an older win xp sp3 laptop.

The game looks really cool and would love to try it. but running in the small window is just not possible for me to play comfortably.

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Re: Forays into Norrendrin 0.8.4 released!
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2015, 09:22:41 AM »
Having some issues getting this to run correctly. If I try to run the normal Forays file, the game crashes after showing the title screen briefly. If I run ConsoleForays, it will actually start and play. But, it will only play correctly in a window. A small window. It won't let me maximize the window to fit the screen.

I use Alt+Enter to go into full screen and the right edge of the screen is cut off slightly at the beginning. But then when I start to move or look at any menus, the display starts becoming jumbled. It starts kinda moving from left to right with every other key press and the info bar on the left becomes extremely jumbled to where it is unreadable.

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I'm using an older win xp sp3 laptop.

The game looks really cool and would love to try it. but running in the small window is just not possible for me to play comfortably.

I don't have any information on whether it's possible to run this program on XP, and no way of testing - sorry about that.  My only guess at a solution is to make sure that your .NET version is as high as it'll go.

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Re: Forays into Norrendrin 0.8.4 released!
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2015, 06:49:32 PM »
Shame. my .net does appear to be the latest version.  The 0.7 version worked fine for me though.

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Re: Forays into Norrendrin 0.8.4 released!
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2015, 09:27:58 PM »
Shame. my .net does appear to be the latest version.  The 0.7 version worked fine for me though.

Interesting. Does Forays.exe wait for a keypress before crashing?

As for ConsoleForays.exe, you could try opening the command prompt, resizing the window to at least 88 wide by 28 high (or a bit more for good luck?) and THEN starting ConsoleForays.exe from within the command prompt.

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Re: Forays into Norrendrin 0.8.4 released!
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2015, 10:25:46 PM »
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Interesting. Does Forays.exe wait for a keypress before crashing?

No it doesn't.

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Re: Forays into Norrendrin 0.8.4 released!
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2015, 12:58:53 PM »
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  Boiling blood 5    Character information:                                             
    -- Sword --      ------------------------------------------------------------------
   -- Leather --                                                                       
     Depth: 21       Name: Ved                        Turns played: 8508               
                                                                                       
2: demonic idol      Skills: Combat(3) Defense(5+2) Magic(7) Spirit(5) Stealth(10)     
   (scratched)                                                                         
                     Feats: Lunge, Cunning dodge, Enduring soul, Neck snap, Corner     
2: demonic idol             climb, Boiling blood, Armor mastery, Whirlwind style, Feel 
                            no pain, Chain casting                                     
2: demonic idol                                                                         
                     Spells: Shadowsight, Mercurial sphere, Amnesia, Detect movement,   
2: demonic idol              Passage, Freeze, Blink                                     
                                                                                       
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Help [?]                                                                               
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Inventory:
a potion of mystic mind
a potion of vampirism
a scroll of rage
2 scrolls of renewal
3 scrolls of blinking
a scroll of trap clearing
an orb of pain
an orb of detonation
2 orbs of flames
3 orbs of freezing
an orb of breaching
a wand of slumber (5)
a wand of slumber (5)
a flint & steel (3)

Known items:
potion of silence
potion of haste
potion of mystic mind
potion of vampirism
potion of roots
potion of stoneform
scroll of calling
orb of freezing
scroll of blinking
orb of pain
scroll of passage
orb of breaching
orb of detonation
potion of cloaking
potion of brutish strength
scroll of renewal
orb of fog
scroll of knowledge
scroll of rage
scroll of thunderclap
orb of flames
potion of healing
scroll of trap clearing


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Last messages:
(...)
You scratch the demonic idol.
You damage the demonic idol.
You destroy the demonic idol.
The heat sears you! Your blood boils!
The cultist is on fire!
The cultist is on fire! The cultist is on fire!
You scratch the demonic idol. The cultist is consumed by flames.
You hear booming laughter as the air turns to fire. Kersai is
coming.
The cultist is on fire! The cultist yells. The cultist is on
fire! The cultist yells. You are on fire! Your blood boils!
You damage the demonic idol. The cultist is consumed by flames.
The cultist is on fire! The cultist screams 'AE VATRA KERSAI'.
Flames erupt from the cultist. You are on fire! Your blood boils!
You destroy the demonic idol. You feel the power leave this
summoning circle. The cultist is on fire! You are on fire! Your
blood boils!
You miss the cultist. The heat sears you! The cultist is on fire!
You dodge the cultist's attack. You are on fire!
You hit the cultist. The cultist dies. The heat sears you! You
are on fire!
The heat sears you! You are on fire!
You are on fire! (x9)
Walls crack and crumble around you. The air turns to pain. Kersai
is coming.
You are on fire! (x4)
You are no longer burning.
You scratch the demonic idol. A crescendo from the demonic chorus
announces the arrival of the Demon King. Your flesh turns to ash
as Kersai enters this world.
You die.

Hell yeah, last (?) level is very atmospheric. I'm not sure what I should do to win. Destroy idols? Ok, but what next? Kill demons next to bottomless fire pit? Not enough time...