• Original rogue!

    From Codefenix@GAMENET/CONCHAOS to Arelor on Thu Jun 11 12:21:09 2020
    Re: Original rogue!
    By: Arelor to All on Thu Jun 11 2020 08:03 am

    Anyway, other rogue fans around here?

    Yeah, I like to play Rogue sometimes. I have an original 5.25" floppy of it for the Color Computer 3.

    I never have beaten it. I usually get about 6 or 7 floors deep before getting waxed by some lucky low-level monster.

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  • From Arelor to Codefenix on Fri Jun 12 18:01:29 2020
    Re: Original rogue!
    By: Codefenix to Arelor on Thu Jun 11 2020 12:21 pm

    Re: Original rogue!
    By: Arelor to All on Thu Jun 11 2020 08:03 am

    Anyway, other rogue fans around here?

    Yeah, I like to play Rogue sometimes. I have an original 5.25" floppy of it for the Color Computer 3.

    I never have beaten it. I usually get about 6 or 7 floors deep before getti waxed by some lucky low-level monster.


    Yeah, early roguelikes are like that. Lots of people has been playing Nethack for a decade and not managed to beat it.

    I have been playing a bit in ElwinR's server (where you can play rogue over SSH) but those versions have a mini bug that artificially raises difficulty. Ar least Unix Rogue V4 and Rogue V5. I made some bugfixes but I can't contact the dev so I am hosting them in my gopher site instead.

    BTW, sorry for the delayed response. My BBS took a holiday for update.
  • From Dumas Walker@GAMENET/CAPCITY2 to ARELOR on Fri Jun 12 11:21:00 2020
    I have been playing with Rogue's code. In case you are not aware, Rogue is the >ame that started the genre of roguelikes (duh). In fact, I got some bug fixed e
    en. That is me, sitting lonely fixing code decades old :-(

    Anyway, other rogue fans around here?

    Yes! I had a DOS version someone gave me after I got my first XT clone
    back in late 1987. Used to play it all the time until I got hooked on
    SimCity 2000. :)

    I got it out a while back and got it set up under dosemu. I could not get
    near as far with it as I could back in the day.

    The version I had did not come with the code, though. Is the one you've
    been playing with also a DOS version?


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  • From Arelor to Dumas Walker on Sat Jun 13 09:41:14 2020
    Re: Original rogue!
    By: Dumas Walker to ARELOR on Fri Jun 12 2020 11:21 am

    Yes! I had a DOS version someone gave me after I got my first XT clone
    back in late 1987. Used to play it all the time until I got hooked on SimCity 2000. :)

    I got it out a while back and got it set up under dosemu. I could not get near as far with it as I could back in the day.

    The version I had did not come with the code, though. Is the one you've been playing with also a DOS version?

    Actually, the code I fetched from Rogue Gallery's collection, which is itself a pile of fixed code built on the Rogue Restoriation Project. It is Unix.

    A guy who was fed up with Rogue's bugs (which were plenty back in the day) wrote something called "Rogue Clone" which is available from many Linux distributions. You can tell it is not the same, but it it plays a lot like it, so you can isntall it for a quick fix of native running nostalgia.
  • From Codefenix@GAMENET/CONCHAOS to Arelor on Mon Jun 15 09:40:18 2020
    Re: Original rogue!
    By: Arelor to Dumas Walker on Sat Jun 13 2020 09:41 am

    A guy who was fed up with Rogue's bugs (which were plenty back in the day) wrote something called "Rogue Clone" which is available from many Linux distributions. You can tell it is not the same, but it it plays a lot like it, so you can isntall it for a quick fix of native running nostalgia.

    Thanks for the tip, I'll be sure to check that out.

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  • From Arelor to Codefenix on Mon Jun 15 14:57:12 2020
    Re: Original rogue!
    By: Codefenix to Arelor on Mon Jun 15 2020 09:40 am

    Re: Original rogue!
    By: Arelor to Dumas Walker on Sat Jun 13 2020 09:41 am

    A guy who was fed up with Rogue's bugs (which were plenty back in the day wrote something called "Rogue Clone" which is available from many Linux distributions. You can tell it is not the same, but it it plays a lot lik it, so you can isntall it for a quick fix of native running nostalgia.

    Thanks for the tip, I'll be sure to check that out.

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    Oh, you could also test the original one with my patches. It would make me feel important.
  • From Minex@GAMENET/TDOD to Arelor on Wed Jun 17 09:38:18 2020
    Re: Original rogue!
    By: Arelor to All on Thu Jun 11 2020 08:03 am

    I have been playing with Rogue's code. In case you are not aware, Rogue is the game that started the genre of roguelikes (duh). In fact, I got some bug fixed even. That is me, sitting lonely fixing code decades old :-(

    Anyway, other rogue fans around here?

    Oh man, I'm a huge fan of rogue like games. I was pretty addicted to angband for awhile. Its been awhile since I've played the text versions. I've been playing many of the graphical versions lately, like Rogue Legacy, etc.


    The Dawn of Demise BBS (tdod.org)

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  • From Arelor to Minex on Thu Jun 18 03:34:57 2020
    Re: Original rogue!
    By: Minex to Arelor on Wed Jun 17 2020 09:38 am

    Oh man, I'm a huge fan of rogue like games. I was pretty addicted to angband
    for awhile. Its been awhile since I've played the text versions. I've been playing many of the graphical versions lately, like Rogue Legacy, etc.

    Angband is quite nice. Some people complains it is too grindy and that it has too much micro management, but it has a better sense of advancement than Rogue. In Rogue you don't really sense you are building up a character and a good arsenal. You mostly have a bunch of unidentified stuff and you are always fighting strength-draining an armor-destroying monsters :-)
  • From Bencollver@GAMENET/CAPCITY2 to Arelor on Mon Sep 28 18:25:25 2020
    Re: Original rogue!
    By: Arelor to All on Thu Jun 11 2020 08:03:36

    Anyway, other rogue fans around here?


    I played the original Rogue when i was a kid, then graduated to
    Hack and Moria. These days i still enjoy an occasional game of
    Angband, Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup, and NetHack.

    Which platform are you hacking Rogue on?

    -Ben

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