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Branching out to othe Roguelikes 2.0
« on: June 24, 2015, 08:09 »

Not sure how active this forum is but I was poking around and saw this thread's original incarnation. And more specficially, mention of an old rogueliuke known as Ragnarok.
And how some of you wanted to play it again but couldn't locate it.
So I did a little internet legwork ad managed to find a working copy for you! If you guys are stll around anyway. It kind of looks like the forum died, what with all the threads being locked. Moderator on a warpath?
Anyway.

I had to do some searching first from Rogue Basin to find their site link, which was of course dead, then I used the internet wayback machine to pull up a working copy.
http://web.archive.org/web/20080318143259/http://roguelikes.sauceforge.net/pub/ragnarok/ but the download links don't work here unfortunately.
But following links the creator of THAT page put up (As Ragnarok's creator had bailed on the game well before that websites closure.) I found the original download link for the game and it actually works via the wayback machine. Behold. http://web.archive.org/web/20070207014403/http://theboyds.com/ragnarok/
But do note you need Dosbox to run the game. Its pretty old and hasn't aged well. But it IS interesting.
I just wish the character wouldn't pick p every item he walked over. Heheh.

Anyway, Hope that helps you guys out if you are still alive.
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Re: Branching out to othe Roguelikes 2.0
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2015, 08:52 »

No warpath.  Posts automatically lock up after a certain amount of time.

The forums are built around ChaosForge's games, so if folks aren't playing so much of if their creator isn't talking too much, things tend to slow down as people run off to do other stuff in the meanwhile.

And welcome to the forums.  =)
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Re: Branching out to othe Roguelikes 2.0
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2015, 14:48 »

Ah, that's kind of a weird way to do it. o..o
I guess it prevents necromancy but keeps people from having extended conversations. Oh well.

I guess that makes sense, the dev has been quite for over a year, I wonder if he is still working on hi game?
Anyway, I do hope the people that were looking for Ragnarok find this. It took a bit of searching to locate it and it s a fun enough game. Shows its age but you know its still a very interesting journey and that's what is important.

And thanks!
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Re: Branching out to othe Roguelikes 2.0
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2015, 16:35 »

They say he's working on Jupiter Hell ;)
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Re: Branching out to othe Roguelikes 2.0
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2015, 02:50 »

Considering how quiet the forums have been lately, I wonder if we should extend the time before threads lock themselves.  Currently, they close after one week, which I think is too short a time.

They say he's working on Jupiter Hell ;)

Yeah, I heard that rumour too.  ;)
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Re: Branching out to othe Roguelikes 2.0
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2015, 08:57 »

Considering how quiet the forums have been lately, I wonder if we should extend the time before threads lock themselves.  Currently, they close after one week, which I think is too short a time.

I fully agree, I'd say up it to a month. thelaptop, can you do that?

Yeah, I heard that rumour too.  ;)

Who are "they" anyway :P
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Re: Branching out to othe Roguelikes 2.0
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2015, 08:00 »

I fully agree, I'd say up it to a month. thelaptop, can you do that?
I'm not seeing it in the obvious areas of the forum administration pages.  Got a hint or two as to where these can be found?
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Re: Branching out to othe Roguelikes 2.0
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2015, 16:44 »

Not a clue!
Nice to see some life still crawling around in here though.

So from the sound of it, only rumors of work? I put in for the mailing list when he announced it but nothing has come through on that so I kind of thought it might be dead, I was hoping more work had been done on DOOM RL or ALIENSRL or something but they all seem to be where they were. Think he is just keeping it quiet
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Re: Branching out to othe Roguelikes 2.0
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2015, 05:19 »

Since you mentioned AliensRL, there is beta of the next version available to Chaosforge supporters.  Just sayin'.  ;)

And yeah, as you say, rumours of work is all I've heard too.

Ragnarok looks interesting; I may just check that out.  Thanks for the link.  :)
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Re: Branching out to othe Roguelikes 2.0
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2015, 05:45 »

Ragnarok was awesome, way back when, though all I seem to remember is start-scumming to find a polymorph scroll/potion and turn into some tempestuous force of nature, suddenly being eaten by Jormungand when trying to see if the edge of the map really was the edge of the map and running around amongst the battle between the gods and feeling like a total helpless dick. Very roguelike-y though, lots of stuff to curse the RNG for.
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Re: Branching out to othe Roguelikes 2.0
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2015, 13:01 »

You are very welcome, I'm glad to help save a good game from obscurity.
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