Author Topic: Grog 1.0.2 released - enjoy a frugal homage to the original Rogue!  (Read 5253 times)


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Hi everyone!

After yet another pretty long period of silence I am happy to announce the release of Grog 1.0.1:

Grog is a frugal homage to the original Rogue (created after playing it on a real PDP-11... call that old school ;-) )

You can find all the details via the link above.

Changes in 1.0.1 include:

- BUGFIX: In rare cases excessively long item names could crash both the inventory display and the game.
- BUGFIX: Prevent dropping items on positions that already contain the maximum number of items.
- BUGFIX: In rare cases items were used instead of dropped even if they were not usable.
- BUGFIX: Fixed typos in the credits.
- BUGFIX: Multi-page inventories no longer cause an infinite loop on the death inventory screen.
- BUGFIX: Removed an excessive space character in the name of some identified weapons.
- BUGFIX: Removed an empty highscore line that was provoked by some highscore entries.
- BUGFIX: Removed an unnecessary whitespace in the credits.
- ENHANCEMENT: Show the both release and build number on the title screen in addition to the version.
- ENHANCEMENT: Removed ugly brackets in the highscore header.

Enjoy the game - any feedback is welcome!

P.S.: I'm planning 1.0.2 right now. It will be a kind of technical release because currently Grog doesn't really work if you resize the terminal while you play it (so don't do it ;-) ). I have an idea for a decent fix but need to get that done. Kind of boring maintenance stuff. And then I'll resume working on cute new features.

Happy grogging!
Thomas Biskup
« Last Edit: August 19, 2023, 09:49:06 AM by Thomas_Biskup »


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Re: Grog 1.0.1 released - enjoy a frugal homage to the original Rogue!
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2023, 02:26:57 AM »
Ugh, I hadn't noticed this thread :D anyone else has played this version? Maybe I should do some more runs :)


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Grog 1.0.2 released - enjoy a frugal homage to the original Rogue!
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2023, 09:48:52 AM »
Hi everyone!

Here we go again with yet another update to Grog - the frugal homage to the original Rogue.

This update has some more UI improvements and nice bug fixes and probably lays the groundwork for the first real content update (Grog 1.1.0 - I hear you knocking on the door).

Here you can find the latest version for Windows, Mac and Linux:

And here's the list of changes since I released 1.0.1:
  • ENHANCEMENT: All usable items can now be activated directly from the inventory by pressing <Ctrl> plus the character associated with the item.
  • ENHANCEMENT: Ctrl-r now redraws the screen.
  • ENHANCEMENT: Enlarging the terminal correctly redraws the terminal.
  • ENHANCEMENT: Shrinking the terminal is less crash-prone (but still can crash - just don't fiddle with terminal sizes after starting the game).
  • ENHANCEMENT: Added some whitespacing to the keybinding section in the help text in order to reduce the chance of missing important commands.
  • ENHANCEMENT: The . command (wait until healed) now falls back to the standard "wait one turn" if the PC is unwounded (instead of printing just a message).
  • ENHANCEMENT: Added a help section explaining the data shown when you call upon the enemy list (with 'm').
  • ENHANCEMENT: Show diagnostic information in the console title.
  • ENHANCEMENT: Show more diagnostic information in error messages.
  • ENHANCEMENT: Exchanged '=' water symbol with '0' in order to prevent confusion with rings.
  • ENHANCEMENT: Improved the wording of the introductory page.
  • BUGFIX: Fixed a crash when using scrolls of greater identify.
  • BUGFIX: Pit rooms now are filled to the brink.
  • BUGFIX: Throwing items didn't use up time.
  • BUGFIX: The 'item use keys' usually were not shown in the inventory footer.
  • BUGFIX: Unified meta key text display in the help text.
  • BUGFIX: Removed an excess space in identified weapon descriptions.
  • BUGFIX: Exchanged '<Ctrl> + Q' for '<Ctrl> + q' in the online help (because keys are case sensitive).
  • BUGFIX: Fixed various typos.

Happy grogging!

Thomas Biskup
ADOM & Grog Maintainer