Angband Releases: 2.9.2



Version 2.9.2 was released on 12th February 2001 by Robert Rühlmann.


  • Fixed several security problems (buffer overflows, tempfile-races, reading files that the player has no permission to read, and incorrect or missing bounds-checking).
  • Splitted the lib/user/ folder into lib/pref/ for the default "pref files" that are distributed with the game, and lib/user/ (or ~/.angband/Angband/ on multi-user systems) for files created by the user.
  • Added extra status information (stunned, asleep, ...) when looking at monsters.
  • Added context sensitive help to the options screen (press '?' to get info about an option).
  • Made the "hitpoint warning" message orange by default, so that it's easier to spot.
  • Updated the helpfiles a bit.
  • The names of the generated vaults are now displayed when the cheat_room option is turned on.
  • Added support for poison branded ego weapons (but no poison branded weapons exist yet).
  • The helpfile display now supports links to specific sections of a helpfile.
  • The helpfile display, knowlegde screen, and message history can now use screens bigger than the default 80x24.
  • The dungeon coordinates are now displayed when targetting in wizard mode.
  • Improved error-checking for savefile loading and *_info.txt parsing.
  • Intrinsic immunities of the player are now displayed in the character sheet.
  • The "known uniques" list displays the number of killed uniques.
  • Fixed a bug that messed up the description of the "genocide" artifact activation.
  • The activation of Avavir works correctly now.
  • The Bubbles vault no longer has inaccessible areas.
  • Changed the description for experience drain attacks of monsters.
  • The random character generation restricts the class to the "legal" choices for the player's race.
  • The "word of recall" artifact activation didn't check the ironman option.
  • Exiting Angband explicitly frees all allocated memory now.
  • Artifacts are now inscribed {indestructible} when the player tries to destroy them and pseudo-id can improve this to {special} or {terrible} later.
  • Killing Morgoth will now create a down staircase.
  • Increased the variable size for the weight carried by the player to prevent problems with carrying huge amounts of stuff.
  • The debug mode command to change the number of items does now properly adjust the weight carried by the player.
  • The game is now saved before printing the tombstone, not after. That makes cheating by killing the process a little bit harder.
  • The input is now flushed before verifying casting prayers or spells without enough mana to prevent accidential "overcasting".
  • Fixed a bug that prevented redefining the keymaps of the number keys from working correctly if the keymap contained another number.
  • Fixed a bug that allowed the player to see the flavor of an item in a store when examining it.
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes didn't update the maximum player level correctly.
  • Made the 'Crown' vault a "Greater vault".
  • Marked the 'randomize artifacts' options as "beta".
  • Corrected the displayed duration for "essence of speed" and "globe of invulnerability".
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the initial offer required when haggling to be wrong.
  • Fixed a rare bug that could cause the game to lockup when resting in town for a long time.
  • Fixed the formatting of the object spoilers.
  • Completely changed the window resizing behaviour in the Windows version.
  • Added support to use Angband+APWBorg as a screensaver in Windows.
  • Added support for the new version of the Cygwin compiler for Windows.
  • Menu entries in the Windows version are now disabled in situations where they don't make sense.
  • Fixed a bug in the DOS version that caused midi-file playing to stop after the first song.
  • Updated the Amiga files.
  • Fixed a compile problem in the Mac version.
  • The loading of bitmap files in the X11 version is no longer dependent on the byte-order of the machine.
  • Improved the speed of the gamma-correction code in the X11 version.
  • Added autoconf support (beta) for Unix/Linux.
  • Added a compile time option to prevent users from changing the path to the Angband files.
  • Added very basic support for GTK+.
  • Exiting the curses version properly cleans up the term now.
  • The X11/XAW version starts with only one window by default.