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Discussion / Anywhere I can download 9.9.5 non-graphical?
« on: May 24, 2012, 17:49 »
Hey guys. Well, as interesting as graphical DRL is, I'd still, if possible, like to have the most up-to-date non-graphical version of the game, and I unfortuneately missed the opportunity to download it before Kornel switched to 9.9.6... So I ask, does anyone still have a copy of non-graphical 9.9.5 they could send me?

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Requests For Features / A small idea - Gender selection
« on: August 17, 2010, 05:30 »
This is a very minor and unimportant thing, but lately I've found myself naming some of my marines after female characters...

http://forum.chaosforge.org/index.php/topic,3262.msg28563.html#new

...so I figured it might be a good idea for Kornel to allow the player to set the gender of their character before they start, just so the morten doesn't say "he" when the marine was supposed to be a girl.

Again, it's a minor thing, but I think it'd be nice... Let the shirtstorm surrounding whether or not female marines are "Doomish" enough for inclusion begin!

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 DoomRL (v.0.9.9.1) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Chaith*, level 11 Cacodemon Sergeant, defeated the Cyberdemon
 on level 25 of the Phobos base.
 She** survived 137733 turns and scored 161758 points.
 She played for 2 hours, 38 minutes and 58 seconds.
 She wasn't afraid to be hurt plenty.

 She killed 653 out of 653 hellspawn. (100%)
 This ass-kicking marine killed all of them!
 She was an Angel of Purity!***


-- Awards ----------------------------------------------------

  Medal of Prejudice
  Hell Champion Medal
  Inquisitor Bronze Badge
  Inquisitor Silver Badge

-- Graveyard -------------------------------------------------

  ###########################################################
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  ............###.............}|X........###.........#>#.....
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  ###########################################################

-- Statistics ------------------------------------------------

  Health 1/50****   Experience 58194/11
  ToHit Ranged +4  ToHit Melee +4  ToDmg Ranged +3  ToDmg Melee +3

-- Traits *5 ----------------------------------------------------

    Finesse          (Level 2)
    Hellrunner       (Level 1)
    Tough as nails   (Level 3)
    Son of a bitch   (Level 3)
    Eagle Eye        (Level 2)

  EE->EE->SoB->SoB->SoB->TaN->TaN->TaN->Fin->Fin->HR->

-- Equipment -------------------------------------------------

    [a] [ Armor      ]   modified onyx armor [4] (P)*6
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   modified plasma rifle (1d8)x6 [28/40] (P1)*6
    [c] [ Boots      ]   modified phaseshift boots [8/8] (86%) (P)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   Revenant's Launcher (7d6) [0/1]*6

-- Inventory -------------------------------------------------

    [a] modified chaingun (1d6)x4 [40/40] (A1)
    [b] 10mm ammo (x36)
    [c] rocket (x10)
    [d] rocket (x10)
    [e] rocket (x10)
    [f] rocket (x10)
    [g] rocket (x5)
    [h] power cell (x47)
    [i] power cell (x50)
    [j] power cell (x50)
    [k] power cell (x50)
    [l] power cell (x50)
    [m] power cell (x50)
    [n] envirosuit pack
    [o] envirosuit pack
    [p] thermonuclear bomb
    [q] agility mod pack

-- Kills -----------------------------------------------------

    81 former humans*7
    81 former sergeants*7
    43 former captains
    111 imps
    64 demons
    118 lost souls
    29 cacodemons
    24 barons of hell*7
    1 Cyberdemon
    20 hell knights*7
    13 arachnotrons
    7 former commandos
    8 pain elementals
    10 arch-viles
    34 mancubi*7
    7 revenants
    2 bruiser brothers

-- History ---------------------------------------------------

  She started her journey on the surface of Phobos.
  On level 3 she entered Hell's Arena.
  She left the Arena as a champion!
  On level 5 she stormed the Chained Court.
  On level 9 she found Hell's Armory.
  On level 15 she encoutered the Phobos Hellgate.
  On level 16 she found the Revenant's Launcher!
  On level 23 she entered the Lava Pits.
  She managed to clear the Lava Pits completely!
  Then at last she found Phobos Arena!
  On level 25 she finally defeated the Cyberdemon.

-- Messages --------------------------------------------------

 Cyberdemon. The Cyberdemon hits you.
 Fire -- Choose target...   Boom! The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The
 missile hits the Cyberdemon. The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The
 Cyberdemon hits you.
 The Cyberdemon fires! You dodge! You hear an explosion!
 The Cyberdemon reloads his rocket launcher.
 You reload the plasma rifle with power cell.
 You stop running.
 Fire -- Choose target...   The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The missile
 hits the Cyberdemon. The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The missile
 hits the Cyberdemon. The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The missile hits the
 Cyberdemon. The Cyberdemon hits you.
 Fire -- Choose target...   The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The missile
 hits the Cyberdemon. The Cyberdemon dies. You feel relatively safe
 now. Congratulations! You defeated the Cyberdemon! Press <Enter>... Boom!

-- General ---------------------------------------------------

 Before him 16 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 15 of those were killed.

 Some rumours though, say that the Cyberdemon was killed already!
 Is he immortal? 1 souls claim to have killed him...
 1 killed the bastard and survived.

--------------------------------------------------------------

* Ladies and gentlemen, meet Chaith, the world's first DoomGirl! That's right, folks, she a female marine! Now you might say, "blasphemy!", but I say, if she's got the moxie, a badass enough girl can weild a plasma rifle to just as much demon-melting effect as any "beserker packin' man and a half!" can!

** I've modified the mortem to display the correct gender... :)

*** Right now, I'm going through the challenge modes on HMP, seeing if I can't gather up all the bronze and silver medals for them. So far, though, I only have the silvers for this and shotgunnery...

**** Cybie came that bloody close to meleeing me to death, but ultimately that only served to make my victory all the sweeter for being so narrow... I somehow doubt that Chaith appreciated finding herself inside the Demios base with no medkits and only 2% health, however... In case you're wondering, I didn't have a BFG because I was at low health and with no medkits on the level on which the Halls decided to spawn and thus would've been unable to even get across the requisite four squares of lava (note that this was before I got the phaseshifts), even if not a single enemy in the Halls hit me, thus I was forced to skip it. The City of Skulls then decided not to spawn and left me BFGless and in a very tight spot when I entered level 25 with only a single large med-kit...

*5 A pretty ordinary and boring chain-gun build, except that, as you can see, I didn't get triggerhappy... This was an experiment to see wether it was worth losing the additional shots from the chaingun in exchange for wasting less ammo from superfluous plasma-rifle shots and getting TaN sooner. It actually worked surprisingly well...

*6 All three of these were helpful, but the first was an absolute godsend... It's really amazing what you can accomplish when you don't have to constantly worry about armour degredation, I can tell you... As for the other two items I've marked, well, I very much appreciated the Rev Launcher's extra damage and pin-point accuracy, while the additional speed and excellent lava protection offered by the modified phaseshifts, even if they did give me ocassional knockback problems, gave me a subtle but much needed advantage...

*7 Interestingly, we get a Hell of a lot of mancubi (who, by the way, couldn't seem to hit the broad-side of a barn and dealt little damage even when they did hit thanks to the Onyx armour and TaN) and the exact same number of humans and sergeants this game. We also still have the "problem" of there almost always seeming to be more barons than knights...

Overall, I reckon this was a solid, well-played run and one that was worth sharing... But what do you think?

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Bug Reports / DoomRL no longer works on my comp...
« on: January 28, 2010, 07:29 »
I have no idea what caused it, but for some reason the game no longer works on my Vista. I have a number of copies of both the 0.9.8.1 version and 0.9.9. version kicking around on my computer in various places and, parts of most of them, incredible as it might sound, have simply vanished. Only one of my copies of 0.9.8.1 still has all its files and its exe simply will not run.

As for the others, in every single one the exe has vanished. In one copy of 0.9.9, only the exe has vanished, while in another, the exe, the batch file, .dll, .dat and .ini files have all vanished.

There's no rhyme or reason to any of it either. The 0.9.9 that has only seen its exe vanish is the 0.9.9 version I did most of my 0.9.9 games on, while a completely fresh and untouched copy of 0.9.8.1 that I only used for the graphical settings on has also seen only its exe vanish, while a second version of 0.9.9. I did play a few games on is the one that's had all the stuff I described in the previous paragraph disappear.

I tried downloading and unpacking a fresh copy of 0.9.9, but its exe wouldn't run either. Aditionally, unpacking my old copy also gave me a complete copy (but still with non-functional exe), but then the exe disappeared from that copy as well...

I have to wonder, what the chuffing Hell is going on?

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I really couldn't have asked for a better run... :)

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 DoomRL (v.0.9.9) roguelike post-mortem character dump
--------------------------------------------------------------

 Tails, level 12 Imp Corporal, defeated the Cyberdemon
 on level 25 of the Phobos base.
 He survived 149784 turns and scored 172978 points.
 He played for 1 hour, 43 minutes and 10 seconds.
 He wasn't afraid to be hurt plenty.

 He killed 831 out of 831 hellspawn. (100%)
 This ass-kicking marine killed all of them!


 He saved himself 2 times.

-- Awards ----------------------------------------------------

  Medal of Prejudice
  UAC Star (bronze cluster)
  Aurora Medallion
  Grim Reaper's Badge
  Hell Champion Medal
  UAC Silver Badge
  Veteran Bronze Badge
  Veteran Silver Badge
  Skull Bronze Badge
  Reaper Bronze Badge
  Reaper Silver Badge
  Reaper Gold Badge

-- Graveyard -------------------------------------------------

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-- Statistics ------------------------------------------------

  Health 30/50   Experience 63303/12
  ToHit Ranged +0  ToHit Melee +0  ToDmg Ranged +3  ToDmg Melee +3

-- Traits ----------------------------------------------------

    Finesse          (Level 2)
    Hellrunner       (Level 2)
    Son of a bitch   (Level 3)
    Whizkid          (Level 2)
    Triggerhappy     (Level 2)
    Ammochain        (Level 1)*

  SoB->Fin->SoB->Fin->TH->WK->MAc->SoB->TH->WK->HR->HR->

-- Equipment -------------------------------------------------

    [a] [ Armor      ]   Cybernetic Armor [8/8] (100%)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   modified BFG 9000 (10d8) [90/130](B1)**
    [c] [ Boots      ]   plasteel boots [4/4] (100%)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   advanced BFG 9000 (12d8) [0/130] (B1P2)**

-- Inventory -------------------------------------------------

    [a] modified rocket launcher (6d6) [1/1] (A1B1T1)
    [b] modified plasma rifle (1d7)x6 [40/40] (A2T1)
    [c] BFG 9000 (10d8) [100/100]**
    [d] red armor [4/4] (100%)
    [e] modified red armor [3/6] (30%) (ABP)***
    [f] Necroarmor [6/6] (100%)
    [g] rocket (x9)
    [h] large med-pack
    [i] large med-pack
    [j] large med-pack
    [k] large med-pack
    [l] phase device
    [m] homing phase device
    [n] envirosuit pack
    [o] thermonuclear bomb

-- Kills -----------------------------------------------------

    97 former humans
    94 former sergeants
    31 former captains
    90 imps
    89 demons
    223 lost souls****
    32 cacodemons
    36 barons of hell****
    1 Cyberdemon
    25 hell knights****
    28 arachnotrons****
    24 former commandos
    16 pain elementals
    20 arch-viles
    17 mancubi
    8 revenants

-- History ---------------------------------------------------

  He started his journey on the surface of Phobos.
  On level 2 he entered Hell's Arena.
  He left the Arena as a champion!
  On level 6 he stormed the Chained Court.
  On level 13 he ventured into the Halls of Carnage.
  On level 15 he found the City of Skulls.
  He wiped out the City of Skulls.
  On level 16 he found the Necroarmor!*****
  On level 17 he found the Nano Pack!*****
  On level 18 he found the Cybernetic Armor!*****
  On level 20 he found the Anti-Freak Jackal!*****
  On level 22 he found the Nuclear BFG 9000!*****
  On level 22 he was foolish enough to enter the Mortuary!
  On level 22 he found the Angelic Armor!*****
  He managed to clear the Mortuary from evil!*6
  Then at last he found Phobos Arena!
  On level 25 he finally defeated the Cyberdemon.

-- Messages --------------------------------------------------

 The Cyberdemon fires! You dodge! Boom!
 You reload the BFG 9000 with power cell.
 You swap your weapon.
 You reload the BFG 9000 with power cell.
 You use a large med-pack. You feel fully healed.
 Fire -- Choose target...
   The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The Cyberdemon fires! You are hit!
 Your red armor is damaged!
 Your weapon is empty.
 You wear/wield : a Cybernetic Armor [8/8] (100%) The Cyberdemon reloads his
 rocket launcher.
 You swap your weapon.
 Fire -- Choose target...
   The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The Cyberdemon dies. You feel
 relatively safe now. Congratulations! You defeated the Cyberdemon!

-- General ---------------------------------------------------

 Before him 20 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 17 of those were killed.
 And 2 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

 Some rumours though, say that the Cyberdemon was killed already!
 Is he immortal? 1 souls claim to have killed him...
 1 killed the bastard and survived.

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*An ammochain build can be somewhat difficult to set-up in the early-going, but once I got the trait and an agility moded plasma rifle it was pretty much smooth sailing from there on out... I'm really starting to think that ammochain may be somewhat overpowered...

**One from Halls of Carnage, one from City of Skulls, advanced one from Mortuary and a nuclear one on level 22 I discarded as superfluous... That shout you just heard was the Doomguy from the comic having an orgasm... :)

***Even with the new-found fragility of armour (the angelic armour was toast almost as soon as I put it on), this one suit of heavily-modded red armour managed to last me almost throughout the game, thanks in no small part to the two megaspheres I found along the way...

****Lost souls (mostly spawned by pain elementals) up the ass this time around... I also see the "problem" of there always being more barons than knights hasn't been fixed. The glut of aracnotrons is due to several caves...

*****Just when I was starting to wonder if I wouldn't see a single unique on this run, bang! Five uniques spawn in seven levels (six in eight if you count the mortuary and the angelic armour found within). Unfortuneately, not a single one proved useful. I experimentally wasted the nanopack on red armour that only had a bulk mod, didn't want to risk wearing the unremovable cybernetic armour (though you can see I put it on during my battle with cybie), didn't need the necroarmour as my power/bulk/agility modded red armour was giving the same protection without the health drain, didn't have a use for the jackal of nuclear BFG and the angelic armour was taken down to about 30% almost as soon as I put it on...

*6 With ammochain, three levels of SoB, two levels of triggerhappy, power and bulk modded red armour and a plasma rifle with agility and technical mods, the mortuary was almost laughably easily... All I had to do was blow away any enemy that dared approach (at point-blank range I was able to take down aranotrons in one volley (two at long range) and barons and viles in two (three at long range) and revenants in one at all times) and wait for the viles to wander into range...

Overall, it was an absolutely fantastic run and, as I said, I really couldn't have asked for better... I wonder if this is RNG's way of wishing me luck on the first of my exams tommorow...

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Perhaps not quite as impressive as Zi's recent Nightmate! Ao100 run, but I still thought it was worth sharing...

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 DoomRL (v.0.9.8.10) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Xion*, level 19 Demon Major, killed by something...
 on level 100 of the Phobos base.
 He survived 360198 turns and scored 1163878 points.
 He wasn't afraid to be hurt plenty.

 He killed 2593 out of 2593 hellspawn. (100%)**
 This ass-kicking marine killed all of them!
 He was an Angel of 100!


 He saved himself once.

-- Graveyard -------------------------------------------------

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  #............|.%.......|.|.....................#...#&..#...
  #.....#####...|..###.............|.........[.}./...#...#...
  #.....#...+.....||%#.#################.....|####}|.#...#...
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-- Statistics ------------------------------------------------

  Health 80/80   Experience 508449/19
  ToHit +2  ToDmg Ranged +3  ToDmg Melee +3

-- Traits ----------------------------------------------------

    Ironman        (Level 3)
    Finesse        (Level 2)
    Hellrunner     (Level 3)
    Tough as nails (Level 3)
    Son of a bitch (Level 3)
    Son of a gun   (Level 3)
    Eagle Eye      (Level 1)
    Dualgunner     (Level 1)

  SoG->SoG->DG->SoG->EE->SoB->SoB->SoB->Fin->Fin->TaN->TaN->TaN->Iro->Iro->Iro->HR->HR->HR->

-- Equipment -------------------------------------------------

    [a] [ Armor      ]   Necroarmor [6/6] (100%)***
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   Blaster (2d5) [20/20]****
    [c] [ Boots      ]   Gothic Boots [10/10] (198%)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   Grammaton Cleric Beretta (2d6) [18/18]*5

-- Inventory -------------------------------------------------

    [a] Missile Launcher (7d6) [4/4]
    [b] Nuclear Plasma Rifle (1d7)x8 [24/24]*6
    [c] Baron Armor [6/6] (100%)*6
    [d] Phaseshift Armor [2/2] (86%)*6
    [e] Gothic Armor [7/7] (200%)
    [f] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [g] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [h] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [i] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [j] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [k] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [l] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [m] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [n] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [o] rocket (x10)
    [p] small med-pack
    [q] small med-pack
    [r] large med-pack
    [s] large med-pack
    [t] large med-pack
    [u] Hell Staff*6

-- Kills -----------------------------------------------------*7

    128 former humans
    324 former sergeants
    275 former captains
    107 imps
    52 demons
    46 lost souls
    147 cacodemons
    285 barons of hell
    82 hell knights
    295 arachnotrons
    7 former commandos
    7 pain elementals
    211 arch-viles
    165 mancubi
    155 revenants

-- History ---------------------------------------------------*8

  On level 1 he found the Blaster!
  On level 15 he found the Phaseshift Boots!
  He nuked level 16!
  On level 21 he found the Missile Launcher!
  He nuked level 23!
  On level 31 he found the Necroarmor!
  On level 32 he found the Minigun!
  He nuked level 38!
  On level 47 he found the Gothic Armor!
  He nuked level 50!
  On level 54 he found the Baron Armor!
  He nuked level 55!
  On level 57 he found the Butcher's Cleaver!
  On level 58 he found the Grammaton Cleric Beretta!
  On level 70 he found the Nuclear Plasma Rifle!
  He nuked level 72!*9
  He nuked level 73!*9
  On level 74 he found the Gothic Boots!
  On level 80 he found the Phaseshift Armor!
  On level 87 he found the Hell Staff!
  He nuked level 90!
  On level 100 he finally was killed by something...*10

-- Messages --------------------------------------------------

 You need to taste blood!*11
 You need to taste blood!
 You need to taste blood!
 You need to taste blood!
 You need to taste blood!
 You need to taste blood!
 You need to taste blood!
 You need to taste blood!
 You need to taste blood!
 You need to taste blood!
 You need to taste blood!
 You need to taste blood!
 You feel more calm.
 There are stairs leading downward here.
 You did it! You completed 100 levels of DoomRL! You're the champion! Press

-- General ---------------------------------------------------

 Before him 27 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 20 of those were killed.
 And 1 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

 Some rumours though, say that the Cyberdemon was killed already!
 Is he immortal? 6 souls claim to have killed him...
 6 killed the bastard and survived.

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* I finally kicked my habit of naming every marine after Sonic the Hedgehog characters, but ultimately, I've only wound up replacing them with (vastly) more obscure anthropomorphic characters... An E-cookie to anyone who can figure out who Xion is...

** Well, I did have alot of help from the RNG... He must have been in a pretty damn good mood...

*** This... was... a godsend.... At first, I was skeptical about the prospect of an armor that regenerates by draining my health, but coupled with three levels of TaN, it worked almost frigteningly well...

**** This was also a godsend... It fires fast, does decent damage and never runs out of ammo... What more can a marine ask?

5* I had a 3 speed mod and 1 accuracy mod advanced pistol on me when I found the GCB... Ultimately though, the formers faster firing rate just couldn't make up for the GCB's significantly better damage, particularly when my dualshot firing time only climbed from something like 0.23 sec/shot to 0.27 sec/shot...

6* I never actually wound up using any of these (the phaseshift is damaged because I accidentally switched to it when I didn't intend to)... I can't really excuse keeping the NPR, but the armors were in-keeping with my policy of always having two or three spare sets of armour on meet at all times (note that I actually did use the gothic armor when I could because of its slightly better protection rating than the necroarmour) and I only didn't use the hellstaff because I didn't end up needing a phase device during the last ten levels...

7* Once again we see more barons than knights... Note also the severe shortage of commandos and pain elements that many other Ao100 players have noted... A significant number of aracno-caves accounts for the high aracnotron count...

8* I found an absolute metric fuck-ton of thermies and uniques in this game... Funnily enough, it almost felt like RNG was trying to prevent me from nuking levels by throwing uniques at me, because no less than three times did I enter a level invincible with a nuke ready to go, only for the "You feel there is something really valuable here!" message to pop up... Ultimately, I was still able to nuke a good number of levels and I did manage to collect every unique that spawned, most of which (except for the cleaver and minigun) I kept (the phaseshift boots were, however, molten by about level 25)...

9* Two thermies + homing phase device + invulnerability globe = Fun

10* By the way, I really don't think the mortem should say this when you complete the Ao100 challenge... Logically it should say something like, "On level 100 he finally completed the Angel of 100 challenge", shouldn't it?

11* Grabbed a berserk pack before I went down the last set of stairs so I'd have full health in the mortem...

Well, there you have it...

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With my new, more stable install of DoomRL going fairly well, I'm now working my way up the ranks again... Obviously, an Angel of Impatience win is necessary to achieve captain rank, so here it is...

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 DoomRL (v.0.9.8.10) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Sonic*, level 11 Imp Sergeant, defeated the Cyberdemon
 on level 25 of the Phobos base.
 He survived 176462 turns and scored 102576 points.
 He didn't like it too rough.

 He killed 597 out of 597 hellspawn. (100%)**
 This ass-kicking marine killed all of them!
 He was an Angel of Impatience!


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-- Statistics ------------------------------------------------

  Health 48/80   Experience 52734/11
  ToHit +4  ToDmg Ranged +3  ToDmg Melee +3

-- Traits ----------------------------------------------------

    Ironman        (Level 3)
    Tough as nails (Level 1)
    Son of a bitch (Level 3)
    Eagle Eye      (Level 2)
    Triggerhappy   (Level 2)

  EE->EE->SoB->SoB->SoB->TH->TH->Iro->Iro->Iro->TaN->***

-- Equipment -------------------------------------------------

    [a] [ Armor      ]   red armor [4/4] (66%)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   BFG 9000 (10d8) [20/100]
    [c] [ Boots      ]   Gothic Boots [10/10] (192%)****
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   BFG 9000 (10d8) [100/100]

-- Inventory -------------------------------------------------

    [a] modified rocket launcher (6d7) [1/1] (D1)
    [b] modified chaingun (1d6)x5 [50/50] (S1)
    [c] modified plasma rifle (1d8)x8 [40/40] (S1)
    [d] modified blue armor [3/3] (100%) (P)
    [e] modified blue armor [2/2] (100%) (M)*5
    [f] modified red armor [4/4] (71%) (M)
    [g] red armor [4/4] (100%)
    [h] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [i] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [j] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [k] 10mm ammo (x100)*5
    [l] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [m] rocket (x10)
    [n] rocket (x10)
    [o] power cell (x32)*5
    [p] envirosuit pack
    [q] envirosuit pack
    [r] thermonuclear bomb*6

-- Kills -----------------------------------------------------

    95 former humans*7
    93 former sergeants*7
    42 former captains
    72 imps
    65 demons
    86 lost souls
    49 cacodemons
    17 barons of hell*7
    1 Cyberdemon
    15 hell knights*7
    9 arachnotrons
    6 former commandos
    7 pain elementals
    6 arch-viles
    1 mancubus
    9 revenants

-- History ---------------------------------------------------

  He started his journey on the surface of Phobos.
  On level 3 he entered Hell's Arena.
  He left the Arena before it got too hot.
  On level 5 he stormed the Chained Court.
  On level 9 he found Hell's Armory.
  On level 12 he ventured into the Halls of Carnage.
  On level 14 he found the Gothic Boots!
  On level 15 he he found the City of Skulls.
  He wiped out the City of Skulls.
  He nuked level 24!*8
  Then at last he found Phobos Arena!
  On level 25 he finally defeated the Cyberdemon.

-- Messages --------------------------------------------------

 You are hit!
 Fire -- Choose target... The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The Cyberdemon
 reloads his rocket launcher.
 Fire -- Choose target... The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The Cyberdemon
 fires! You are hit!
 The Cyberdemon reloads his rocket launcher.
 The Cyberdemon fires! Boom!
 The Cyberdemon reloads his rocket launcher.
 The Cyberdemon fires! Boom!
 The Cyberdemon reloads his rocket launcher.
 You swap your weapon.
 You swap your weapon.
 You reload the BFG 9000 with power cell.
 Fire -- Choose target... The missile hits the Cyberdemon. You stop running.
 Fire -- Choose target... The Cyberdemon dies. Congratulations! You defeated

-- General ---------------------------------------------------

 Before him 5 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:*9
 4 of those were killed.

 Some rumours though, say that the Cyberdemon was killed already!
 Is he immortal? 1 souls claim to have killed him...
 1 killed the bastard and survived.

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*Right now, my Sonic the Hedgehog-centric naming convention still stands, but I'm considering changing it... And yes, Sonic might perhaps be a better name for the AoHaste marine, but I'll be using Shadow for that... Yea, pretty pathetic I know, I'm gonna change the convention at some stage...

**Even though I didn't clear Hell's arena (though I did do the first two waves for the chaingun), I was lucky enough to acquire a rocket launcher out of a vault before I got to the Chained Court. From there, it was only a matter of whether I was able to clear the later levels or not and, with RNG providing me plenty of power cells (even as it starved me of 9mm ammo), I was...

***Ah, the wonders of a bog-standard chaingun build...

****The only unique I spotted during the entire game... Very nice (and helpful) boots though...

5*Was doing quite well in the armour department for the entire game, but I ran out of 9mm ammo fairly early on (a mixture of bad luck and poor management on my part). Fortueately, RNG decided to compensate me with metric f***tons of powercells, so my plasma rifle was able to keep me going... However, by the end of the game the situation had reversed... Thanks to a couple of very deep levels being full of former captains, by the end of the game I was doing fairly well in 9mm ammo, but was by then chronically short of power cells...

6*Yea, I lugged around two nuclear bombs for half the game... One was in case I got a chance to nuke a level before 25 (and as it turns out, I did), while the other was insurance if I didn't feel confident in my ability to kill Cybie... Luckily though, between dual BFGs, Ironman and Cybie's near inability to hit me while I was running, I didn't need it...

7*Hmm, almost more sergeants than humans in this game... More barons than hell knights as well...

8*What can I say? There was an invincibility powerup right next to the stairs... Actually, between the two envirosuits and the gothic boots, I probably could have gone to the lava pits, but I just couldn't resist an opportunity to use one of my nukes...

9* I've done one standard HMP run (got to level 24 and then died to a swarm of cacos, barons, knights and two viles), two AoMarks HNTR runs (beat one and died on level 3 in the other) and two AoBer HNTR runs (died on level 4 of one and level 5 of the other) so far...

Well, that's that then... Fairly decent AoI run, if I do say so myself, but what do you think?

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Requests For Features / Pickup quotes for uniques
« on: January 30, 2009, 09:16 »
I've always assumed that most of the uniques didn't have pickup quotes (in fact, discounting the angelic armour and the longinus spear, only one, the Butcher's Cleaver with it's, "Aah, fresh meat!" has a pickup quote) because no one could ever think up any good ones... For that, reason I decided to make this thread... Perhaps with enough people making suggestions we'll get a few decent ones...

Here area few of my ideas:

BFG10K: I was thinking we could use another quote from the Doom comic for this one... "Hail to the chief!" is my preferred candidate...

Anti-Freak Jackal: I think something short, simple and God related like, "Hallelujah!' or, "Praise the lord!" would be best here...

Nuclear BFG/plasma rifle: I was trying to think of a clever pun on the Doomguy's, "Now I'm radioactive!" quote, but all I could come up with was, "There's a "now I'm radioactive" pun in here somewhere, but I'd rather not..."

What do you think? Got any ideas?

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This thread is going to incorporate three mortems here, all of which I just played today at the time of posting...

First off, I finally reached level 15 in Angel of Berserk and made Captain... Unfortunately, level 15 also turned out to be the level in which Knuckles (so-named for the Sonic the Hedgehog character of the same name) decided to kark it...

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 Knuckles, level 4 Imp Lieutenant, committed a stupid suicide
 on level 15 of the Phobos base.
 He survived 45178 turns and scored 23317 points.
 He didn't like it too rough.

 He killed 153 out of 238 hellspawn. (64%)*
 He was an Angel of Berserk!


-- Graveyard -------------------------------------------------

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-- Statistics ------------------------------------------------

  Health -1/50   Experience 6508/4
  ToHit +0  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +6

-- Traits ----------------------------------------------------

    Hellrunner     (Level 1)
    Brute          (Level 2)
    Berserker      (Level 1)

  Bru->Bru->Ber->HR->

-- Equipment -------------------------------------------------

    [a] [ Armor      ]   red armor [2/4] (45%)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   chainsaw (4d6)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   steel boots [1/1] (89%)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   nothing

-- Inventory -------------------------------------------------

    [a] green armor [1/1] (87%)
    [b] blue armor [2/2] (95%)
    [c] blue armor [2/2] (82%)
    [d] blue armor [2/2] (83%)
    [e] red armor [2/4] (41%)
    [f] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [g] shotgun shell (x50)
    [h] shotgun shell (x50)
    [i] rocket (x6)
    [j] small med-pack
    [k] small med-pack
    [l] small med-pack
    [m] envirosuit pack
    [n] envirosuit pack
    [o] envirosuit pack**

-- Kills -----------------------------------------------------

    65 former humans
    21 former sergeants
    9 former captains
    28 imps
    11 demons***
    13 lost souls
    1 cacodemon
    1 baron of hell
    1 pain elemental

-- History ---------------------------------------------------

  He started his journey on the surface of Phobos.
  On level 4 he stormed the Chained Court.
  He flooded the entire level 7 with acid!****
  On level 15 he finally committed a stupid suicide.

-- Messages --------------------------------------------------

 You stop running.
 You use a large med-pack. You feel fully healed.
 You start running!
 The baron of hell fires! You are hit!
 The baron of hell fires! Boom!
 The baron of hell fires! Boom!
 The baron of hell fires! You are hit!
 There are stairs leading downward here.
 
 You enter Phobos Base, level 15. Suddenly monsters come from everywhere!
 You feel a breeze of morbid air...
 You hear the scream of a freed soul!
 The former sergeant fires!
 The former sergeant reloads his shotgun.
 The former sergeant fires! Your red armor is damaged! Argh!!! Lava!

-- General ---------------------------------------------------

 Before him 15 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:*****
 12 of those were killed.

 Some rumours though, say that the Cyberdemon was killed already!
 Is he immortal? 3 souls claim to have killed him...
 2 killed the bastard and survived.
 1 showed that it can outsmart hell itself.

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*I began to panic around level 11 or so and, desperate to just make it to level 15 so I could make Captain and not have to put myself through this shit again, I fell back on my "I'll just run past everything" instinct...

**Lol, I die to lava with three enviropacks on my person... It really is a problem not being able to see the tile under an item....

***This was enough to advance my experience rank from Imp to Demon as well (note that I had already killed some Demons in melee in games prior, most of them AoB attempts)...

****After entering level 7 and getting the "in the state of Denmark" message and having enviropacks to burn (I had five on me at that point), I pulled the lever (only after killing everything in the room... silly sausage I am), turned on an enviropack and calmly made my way over to the stairs, pausing only to turn on another one after the first one failed.

*****I made many more attempts at AoB than is shown here, but by manually exiting after it says "you die!" but before the mortem comes up, I am able to avoid getting yet another "Knuckles, level 1 Imp Lieutenant, was killed by a former sergeant on level 2 of Phobos base" mortem...


Once that was done and dusted, I had a look at the new challenges I had unlocked and after having a look at Angel of Red Alert (quitting after deciding I couldn't be arsed, as I'm the kind of player who hates being rushed), I fired up a game of Angel of D&D on HTNR and, as others have said, it actually does seem easier than the regular game and my first playthrough was a smashing success...

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 Shade*, level 10 Demon Captain, defeated the Cyberdemon
 on level 25 of the Phobos base.
 He survived 168191 turns and scored 94265 points.
 He didn't like it too rough.

 He killed 467 out of 471 hellspawn. (99%)**
 He was a real killing machine...
 He was an Angel of D&D!


-- Graveyard -------------------------------------------------

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-- Statistics ------------------------------------------------

  Health 48/95   Experience 46232/10
  ToHit +7  ToDmg Ranged +2  ToDmg Melee +2

-- Traits ----------------------------------------------------

    Son of a bitch (Level 2)
    Eagle Eye      (Level 1)

  EE->SoB->SoB->

-- Equipment -------------------------------------------------

    [a] [ Armor      ]   red armor [2/4] (44%)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   modified BFG 9000 (10d8) [60/100] (S1)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   modified plasteel boots [4/4] (150%) (D)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   modified rocket launcher (6d6) [1/1] (R1)

-- Inventory -------------------------------------------------

    [a] modified plasma rifle (1d8)x8 [40/40] (S1)
    [b] blue armor [2/2] (100%)
    [c] modified red armor [2/4] (47%) (D)
    [d] rocket (x10)
    [e] rocket (x10)
    [f] rocket (x10)
    [g] rocket (x5)
    [h] power cell (x6)
    [i] power cell (x50)
    [j] large med-pack
    [k] large med-pack
    [l] large med-pack
    [m] large med-pack
    [n] large med-pack
    [o] large med-pack
    [p] phase device
    [q] thermonuclear bomb

-- Kills -----------------------------------------------------

    91 former humans
    72 former sergeants
    15 former captains
    69 imps
    54 demons
    56 lost souls
    22 cacodemons
    9 barons of hell**
    1 Cyberdemon
    7 hell knights**
    31 arachnotrons
    6 former commandos
    2 pain elementals
    5 arch-viles
    8 mancubi**
    5 revenants

-- History ---------------------------------------------------

  He started his journey on the surface of Phobos.
  On level 4 he stormed the Chained Court.
  He flooded the entire level 5 with acid!***
  On level 10 he found Hell's Armory.****
  On level 11 he ventured into the Halls of Carnage.
  On level 18 he ventured into the Spider's Lair.*****
  He cleared the Lair, kickin' serious spider ass!
  Then at last he found Phobos Arena!
  On level 25 he finally defeated the Cyberdemon.

-- Messages --------------------------------------------------

 You enter a big arena. There's blood everywhere. You hear heavy mechanical
 footsteps...
 Boom!
 Fire -- Choose target... The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The Cyberdemon
 fires! You are hit!
 Fire -- Choose target... The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The Cyberdemon
 reloads his rocket launcher.
 You reload the BFG 9000 with power cell.
 Fire -- Choose target... The missile hits the Cyberdemon.
 Fire -- Choose target... The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The Cyberdemon
 hits you.
 You reload the BFG 9000 with power cell. The Cyberdemon hits you. The
 Cyberdemon hits you. Your red armor is damaged! The Cyberdemon
 misses you.
 Fire -- Choose target... The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The Cyberdemon

-- General ---------------------------------------------------

 Before him 16 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 12 of those were killed.
 And 1 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

 Some rumours though, say that the Cyberdemon was killed already!
 Is he immortal? 3 souls claim to have killed him...
 2 killed the bastard and survived.
 1 showed that it can outsmart hell itself.

--------------------------------------------------------------

*Also named for the Sonic the Hedgehog character of the same name...

**That's really odd... There were more mancubi than there were hell knights... More barons than hell knights as well...

***Eh, the lever was near the stairs, so just for shits and giggles, I pulled it...

****There was an assault shotgun here, but I decided I neither needed it nor wanted it...

*****Credit goes to both a homing phase device and my plasma rifle... The former prevented me from having to face them all at once and the latter cut through the aracnotrons like a hot knife through butter...


Now I thought that was pretty good, but then I decided to go after my first HMP win as a step towards getting Major... I was going to give just a standard HMP game a shot, but then I figured, "if AoD&D is easier on HNTR, then it's probably easier on HMP too", so I fired up another AoD&D game, this time on HMP and no only was it too a smashing success, but I achieved my first full win since I began playing DoomRL... There was nothing left of John Carmack but a stain on the ground...

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 Shade, level 11 Demon Captain, nuked the Cyberdemon.*
 on level 26 of the Phobos base.
 He survived 166678 turns and scored 174644 points.
 He wasn't afraid to be hurt plenty.

 He killed 659 out of 701 hellspawn. (94%)
 He held his right to remain violent.
 He was an Angel of D&D!


-- Graveyard -------------------------------------------------

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-- Statistics ------------------------------------------------

  Health 64/100   Experience 52691/11
  ToHit +7  ToDmg Ranged +2  ToDmg Melee +2

-- Traits ----------------------------------------------------

    Son of a bitch (Level 2)
    Eagle Eye      (Level 1)

  EE->SoB->SoB->

-- Equipment -------------------------------------------------

    [a] [ Armor      ]   red armor [2/4] (34%)**
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   BFG 9000 (10d8) [60/100]
    [c] [ Boots      ]   modified plasteel boots [8/8] (98%) (P)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   advanced rocket launcher (6d6) [1/1]

-- Inventory -------------------------------------------------

    [a] modified plasma rifle (1d8)x8 [0/40] (S1)
    [b] blue armor [2/2] (100%)**
    [c] rocket (x14)
    [d] rocket (x14)
    [e] power cell (x18)
    [f] power cell (x70)
    [g] power cell (x70)
    [h] power cell (x70)
    [i] power cell (x70)
    [j] power cell (x70)
    [k] large med-pack
    [l] large med-pack
    [m] large med-pack
    [n] phase device
    [o] envirosuit pack

-- Kills -----------------------------------------------------

    109 former humans
    87 former sergeants
    39 former captains
    108 imps
    62 demons
    41 lost souls
    24 cacodemons
    32 barons of hell
    1 Cyberdemon
    25 hell knights
    13 arachnotrons
    1 John Carmack
    7 former commandos
    4 pain elementals
    8 arch-viles
    14 mancubi
    7 revenants

-- History ---------------------------------------------------

  He started his journey on the surface of Phobos.
  On level 3 he entered Hell's Arena.***
  He left the Arena as a champion!
****
  On level 7 he witnessed the Wall.
  He massacred the evil behind the Wall!*****
  On level 11 he ventured into the Halls of Carnage.
  Then at last he found Phobos Arena!
  He nuked level 25!
  He defeated the Cyberdemon and found the TRUE EVIL!
  Then finally in hell itself, he killed the final EVIL.

-- Messages --------------------------------------------------

 reloads his rocket launcher.
 You reload the BFG 9000 with power cell. John Carmack fires! You are hit!
 Your red armor is damaged! John Carmack reloads his rocket launcher.
 Fire -- Choose target... The missile hits John Carmack.
 Fire -- Choose target... The missile hits John Carmack. Carmack raises his
 hands and summons hellspawn! John Carmack fires! The missile hits the
 baron of hell.
 You reload the BFG 9000 with power cell. John Carmack reloads his rocket
 launcher. Carmack raises his hands and summons hellspawn!
 Fire -- Choose target... The missile hits the baron of hell. John Carmack
 dies. Congratulations! You defeated John Carmack! Press <Enter> You
 hear an explosion! You hear an explosion! You hear an explosion! You hear
 an explosion! You hear an explosion! You hear an explosion! You hear
 an explosion! You hear an explosion! You hear an explosion! You hear the
 scream of a freed soul! You hear an explosion! You hear an explosion!

-- General ---------------------------------------------------

 Before him 17 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 12 of those were killed.
 And 1 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

 Some rumours though, say that the Cyberdemon was killed already!
 Is he immortal? 4 souls claim to have killed him...
 3 killed the bastard and survived.
 1 showed that it can outsmart hell itself.

--------------------------------------------------------------

*There was quite literally one move separating a full win from a partial win in this run... When I got to the stairs in level 24, I had already faffed about and was worried my invincibility would run out after I dropped the nuke but before the nuke exploded. I still went though and lo and behold, my powerup holds, the nuke goes off, I survive and, as it turns out, the turn the nuke went off was the very same turn my powerup gave out. Fortunately, the powerup still counts as functional on the turn it gives out... Damn was that ever close...

**I was rather short of armour for quite some time during this run, having to make do with green armour, or even no armour at all for a number of "Phobos Hell" levels...

***Hell's Arena really isn't that difficult when you've already picked up a chaingun before you go there...

****You'll notice I accidentally missed the chained court... It did spawn and I did see the stairs to it, but ultimately I somehow got side-tracked and took the standard stairs...

*****Yea and it only took me something like four large health packs and two or three sets of armour to do it...


Well there you have it, I finally broke through the seemingly insurmountable barrier between myself and captain rank that was getting to level 15 in Angel of Berserk and am now, incredibly enough, actually finding myself having fun with this game again...

Oh see if you can figure out what this thread's title is referencing...

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Alright, this is ridiculous...

It's getting to the point where I'm really starting to think that anyone's who's beaten this challenge is some kind of freak because for my money it's fucking impossible, even on HNTR... Trying to play this challenge seriously (as opposed to just running past everything, which got me to level 10 at one stage, which allowed me to achieve lieutenant rank), I can never get further than base level four, have only gotten to character level three a grand total of once and have never once laid eyes on the chained court (except in the game where I ran past everything)... I've tried over and over again and have failed to make progress... If I didn't just close the window after is says "you die!" but before the mortem comes up, the relevant folder would be clogged with dozens of mortems detailing just how much I suck at AoB by now... Oh sure I know about (and make use of) gift dropping, running, going diagonally in a zig-zag... all that... but is seems only to prolong the inevitable by one floor at most (and that's on a good run)...

So could somebody explain me how this is supposed to work? Could someone tell me what mystical play strategy will allow me to even get to the chainsaw (my current goal for AoB is reaching the chained court, not winning the game, then my goal after that will be to reach level 15 so I can get to captain rank), let alone defeat the cyberdemon? Will the freaks who somehow completed this challenge please come forward? I'm really stumped and frankly, my alienation with this challenge is translating into alienation with the entire game... I really like DoomRL, but AoB is just pissing me off that much...

And for those who are wondering, I don't consider myself completely hopeless... I have thus far completed a standard game on ITYTD and an angel of light travel game on HNTR (one of the other requirements for captain rank, as you know), but Angel of Berserk, thus far, seems impossible, the only conclusion I can draw from the evidence presented to me being that I must doing something wrong... So what is it? Could somebody please explain to this me? Because I... just... don't... get it...

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Bug Reports / Level 10 stairs unreachable....
« on: December 04, 2008, 02:26 »
So I decided to have a crack at Angle of Light Travel on HNTR and I was (as far as I was concerned) doing fine... I had decided to go down the dualgunner route so I could get away with carrying less ammo and by the time I had reached level 10 (a "hellish caves" level) and cleared out the few demons inhabiting it I had (including what I was wearing/wielding at the time) two intact suits of blue armour, two pistols (one modified with a weapon damage mod), a pair of protective boots, 2x 100 rounds of 10 mm, 1 x 80 rounds of 10 mm, three large med-packs, a rocket launcher modified with a reload mod, about a half-dozen rockets and an envirosuit pack...

But then I see this...



What... the... fuck? Now, my rockets can't destroy the walls, so that flight of stairs is offically unreachable (and in case you're wondering, no there aren't any homing phase devices lying around...)

Oh and while I was typing this and logging in to Photobucket to upload the picture, the program then decided to crash on me, even though it was idle... And then it turns out the game managed to salvage the game and I ended up on a completely different level ten (just a regular level, in fact, with no "level feelings"), with my envirosuit still active, the rockets I wasted still gone and me staring down a hell knight and a former captain on the far side of the room...

I'll say it again... What... the... fuck?

EDIT: OK, you really need to do something about these crashes... I kept playing through the same game and when I got to Phobos Hell 4 or 5ish, BFG9000 in tow, guess what? It crashed again! This time, however, I wasn't quite so lucky as last time and lost the game... I'm actually starting to get sick of this game... The constant "unlucky" deaths I can take... just barely, but I can take it, particularly now that I've figured out the two golden rules that make the game enjoyable to a degree (those being, pistols pwn and don't pull levers that are either near barrels or not near doors), but I find it rather hard to tolerate a game as remarkably unstable as this one is...

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