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  • v0.10.0.0

    July 17, 2020

    ๐Ÿ‘€ Please see README.md for installation and configuration information and PLAYING.md for gameplay tips.

    ๐Ÿง Since very recently, a Linux terminal console binary is available, for the use with screen readers, or otherwise for terminal lovers. As mentioned in the the README, to avoid animations in the screen reader, one should run the game with --noAnim option. OSX binaries are made available courtesy of @bulbousBullfrog. The windows binaries no longer work on Windows XP. Additional binaries, in particular for Android and iOS are very welcome

    ๐Ÿ”„ Changes

    • Tone down and speed up animations of the deadliest explosions
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make space for vertical dormitory rooms
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make the dormitories more realistic given how tiny they are
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make all ignition blasts yellow
    • Hint in ambush description that somebody turned off power
    • Spread evenly the loot in ambush scenario
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make sure the initial entrance doesn't appear in ambush scenario
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make safari scenario harder now that aliens are buffed up
    • ๐Ÿ‘Œ Improve module haddocks for content
    • Give the player more ammo in ambush scenario
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make zoo easier to create an ambush position in
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make sure burning bush eventually transforms to a dark floor tile
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make escape cave easier to put on fire
    • Hide unneeded content group name patterns
    • โž• Add short-caves debug game mode
    • โฌ†๏ธ Bump too rare places
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Use the JS splitmix optimization
    • ๐Ÿ‘ท Tweak CI link in README in case it matters
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make firefighting items more common outside of fire cabinets
    • โž• Add a Q&A about autoexplore (only relevant to Allure)
    • ๐Ÿ‘€ Make sure all non-seeing actors are described so
    • ๐Ÿšš Move ClientOptions.hs to adhere to the convention about module hierarchies
    • Meld LH and Allure content
    • Don't have noctovisor neavly guaranteed
    • โž• Add items for detecting enemy stashes
    • Reflavour the stuck doors trap
    • Tone down spotlight
    • Explain the goofy handling of recharging in stash
    • Prevent exploiting deposit boxes ad infinitum
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make detection radiuses uniform, for ease of use
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make residential decks better connected
    • โž• Add a couple more escape items
    • โœ… Adjust the SDL test to run without installing fonts, as Debian requires
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make the jewlery caches and deposit boxes much more lucrative
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make necklace explosions even less likely to block the way
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make octopus more common now that it's more interesting
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make jewlery cases less disappointing for experienced players
    • Let blasts destroy ice pillars
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix a pair of fire projectiles first igniting, second dousing a tile
    • โž• Add Q&A about hearing
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make military knife again likely to appear in crawl dungeon
    • Let stuck doors be forced, inducing flight
    • Shorten brawl scenario note to fit on the screen with square font
    • โœ‚ Remove the confusing damage from bomb's weight impact
    • Prevent exploit of getting cords from torches made out of rags
    • ๐Ÿšš Move most tools to first 4 levels and laboratory
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix crafting in water impossible when refrigeration coil equipped
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make hearing maluses less harsh
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make firefighting cabinets more common, particularly on outermost level
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix too high melee armor of a spacesuit
    • Permit transformation of weld vis cold source, not only blowtorch
    • Enable crafting with water sources in fire tiles
    • โž• Add some more tools and torn suits
    • ๐Ÿšš Boil waste container to safely remove refrigeration coil
    • Differentiate the names of small fires and not the count
    • Don't create the same 2 spacesuit parts when dismating a torn suit
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make crawl loot number randomness much less wild
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make tools more common on first two levels
    • โž• Add cord as a bonding tool and wick
    • Have more tools at outermost level
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make thornbush a bit rarer, because it doesn't exlode, so is boring
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make arena deck of double height, with trees
    • Avoid dark fences around lit interiors with no pillars in staircase defs
    • Shorten other item group names
    • Shorten hammer and shield group names
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Use the DECON abbreviation to shorten messages
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix patterns for hammers
    • Mention in hammer description that crafting replaces handles
    • Fit workshop crafting description into one screen
    • Don't risk crafting scrap from hammers and axes
    • Display cooking after crafting in embed description
    • Factor out extraWaterAssocs
    • 0๏ธโƒฃ Equip rags by default; newbies don't find them anyway
    • Mention in octopus description that it has high noctovision
    • Consistently create on the ground all items looted from terrain
    • Balance removing hunger via organ hits
    • โž• Add random variety to crafted items to enable min-maxing
    • ๐Ÿšš Move some item definitions and rebase them
    • โœ‚ Remove a trailing space in mode description
    • Don't get two rags out of a torch that took one to produce
    • Reflect keybindings change in the start scenario menu
    • โฑ Increase the timeout of jumping pole
    • Prevent AI from hasting twice in a row
    • โž• Add recharging and discharging self to a couple of weapons
    • Get rid of DropBestWeapon
    • Adjust to engine changes to charging effects
    • Let the rhino charge via pushing
    • Let all drones charge via pushing
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix a mixed up organ name
    • Prevent the new organs from being dropped
    • Differentiate dragon and alligator by removing the pushing from the former
    • โž• Add jumping organs
    • ๐Ÿšš Move ink sac to equipment so that it can be explicitly triggered
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make octopus's ink weaker but lasting longer
    • โž• Add the ink sac octopus's organ
    • Permit meleeing with construction glove
    • Let burning oil explode even on direct hit on actor, not only on the floor
    • Re-classify a couple of weapons
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix razorwire fence
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make killing thornbush even more optional than before
    • ๐Ÿšš Move to-dam bonuses from organs to actor definitions
    • Increase timeouts of animal organs to at least approach human weapon timeouts
    • Prevent sharp harpoon from being generated often and shallowly
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make armadillo into a proper tank
    • Touch up aliens actors
    • Prevent razor from excluding other weapons
    • ๐Ÿšš Move the defition of lip to the proper place
    • Give tentancle a cooldown
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make clawing horror an early but mostly harmless armorless tank
    • Reorder organs
    • Balance organs
    • โž• Add two organs from LambdaHack
    • โœ‚ Remove cooldown from two weapon kinds
    • Sometimes generate tools in threes
    • Generate torn spacesuits in bunches
    • Generate less items, particularly at shallow levels
    • Reorder items inside several item groups
    • Overhaul noise caves
    • Let some tools appear together
    • Designate some scouts for slack tactics factions
    • โž• Add comments explaining why dL dice positive or negative
    • Adjust to crafint depth-neutral and tweak content a bit otherwise
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make the max HP maluses not so easy to ignore
    • Rebalance armor bonuses
    • Rebalance to-hit bonuses
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix hammer stats and tweak a few others
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make Smithhammer interesting
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make it easier to use permanent tools
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make it possible to undo weapon crafting
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make axe worse than pipe
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make item-modification scrolls and torn spacesuits more common
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make cooking fruits less tedius, remaining defs
    • Place much more oil spills on the exit deck
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make cooking fruits less tedius
    • ๐Ÿ‘€ Let the player see if enemies carry even special lights, etc.
    • Don't suggest that opening a deposit box destroys it
    • ๐Ÿ‘Œ Improve name of a couple of item groups
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Tweak frequency of detection items, etc.
    • Don't let the alien boss waste time unequipping gems
    • Sometimes add a lift staircase to laboratories
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make more rooms dark to help with stealth
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make Laboratory deck less annoying by decontaminating only upwards
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix weapon order of Smithhammer
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make it more common for aliens to carry light
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make using and crafting harpoons more worthwhile
    • โž• Add workshop to a couple more places
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make it more likely there is workshop in laboratory
    • Tone down poison
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make the outermost deck a little more hectic
    • Hint that shields require empty space behind enemies to push them
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make buckler a weapon
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make the fancy shield weaker but more common
    • โš  Give a fair warning about the rhino boss
    • Reorder crafting recipes to make them yet a tad safer
    • Avoid lit or filled rooms (except barrels) in exit level
    • Balance arena cave and scroll of pushing
    • ๐Ÿšš Move keybinding content definitions to match display order
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make signboards less common in arena cave and more in casino
    • Ensure small caves have one or few stairs to prevent bloating them
    • Adjust cave content specifications to the engine tweaks
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make empty flasks less common deeper down
    • Clean up comments in tile definitions
    • Try to make the terrain transformation specs more readable
    • Mark steel file with red, since it's double-purpose
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make blankets more common to help with light crafting
    • Start with some empty flasks, some of the time
    • โšก๏ธ Update the manual and keybindings printout
    • Explain why the farm is freshly abandoned
    • โฌ‡๏ธ Reduce numbers of consumables now that some levels have more of them
    • โž• Add extra items to crawl levels based on their name/description
    • โž• Add ANY_FLASK group
    • Introduce vials via the brawl scenario
    • Customize the raid cave shape and places
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make sure tools are not needed and stimpack not obtainable in raid scenario
    • Introduce chips usage in the raid scenario
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix a bushy patch that can block starting actors
    • โœ‚ Remove misleading comment about tiles being explorable
    • Comment why a tile is not explorable
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make impressing items easier to get
    • Fix missing terrain in TREE_SHADE_WALKABLE_DARK
    • Have lit bushes and dark floor in some dark places
    • Permit auto-generated tiles to be lit in dark groups
    • Comment tiles that are lit, dark or both
    • โž• Add greenery to shallow levels and more rooms
    • Sometimes leave smoke after barrel explodes
    • Prevent the visual senser being misinterpreted as food
    • Prevent AI from wielding staves
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make gardening tools slighly more durable, but rarer
    • Set the main groups of items to equal weights and compensate
    • Let all actors chase enemies from a longer distance
    • Ensure few garden weapons in raid scenario and similar
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Tweak assignment of items to the rare item groups
    • ๐Ÿ“‡ Rename or eliminate CURIOUS_ITEM
    • Generate less survival items in short scenarios
    • โž• Add hints to crafting components' descriptions
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Tweak weapons slightly, mostly ranged damage
    • Clean up throwing stats of items
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make edible bushes possible in one more room kind
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make permanent weapons less common initially due to clubs and torches
    • โž• Add craftable clubs
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make torch a destructible melee weapon
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make torch and lamp even less common now that they are crafted
    • Craft flasks of water, etc.
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix crafting in oil and fire
    • โž• Add missing content group definitions
    • Craft torches and oil lamps
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make harpoons better in melee than ranged
    • Rebalance weak weapons
    • Slightly simplify organ definitions
    • โž• Add variety to armor deducting rings
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make boots auto-equip less disastrous for newbies
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make the echolocator ping periodically
    • ๐Ÿ”„ Change the order of ordinary items for better display in menus
    • Reassign colours and symbols to embedded items
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make some actors deal low damage but with high hurt
    • โž• Add negative armor to one boss and some conditions
    • Let some rings weaken armor
    • Tone down items that grant armor
    • Mark in dashboard where to find crafting recipes
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make it harder to obtain long poles from loot
    • Let the net drop more kinds of armor-like equipment
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix broken content validation
    • Don't confusingly refuse to display the pushing effect for shields
    • Balance piercing missiles
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make Rhino less of a pushover
    • โšก๏ธ Update manual wrt damage calculation changes
    • Avoid AI-unreachable spaces on the outermost level
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make it cheaper to dissect a torn spacesuit, for early game
    • โš  Comment that transformations won't generate warnings due to their position
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make tools even more common
    • Undo partially scaling down special terrain features at outermost level
    • Craft torch in fire, not workshop
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Tweak terrain and items on the outermost level
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make the order of caves slightly more random
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make edible plants less common since they appear on bushes now
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make the starting enemy groups larger to favour throwing flasks
    • Generate flasks in bunches even at lowest levels to make throwing more fun
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make sure throwing flasks, etc., have limited radius, for safety
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make icy floor less annoying and escape puzzles harder to hack
    • Avoid generating 2-stacks of early projectiles
    • Don't create equippable items in a stash
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make the crafted and doubly crafted weapons rarer
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix lvl 2 description showing at game start instead of lvl 3
    • Prevent heroe's foes in crawl from camping stairs on lvl 2
    • Dedicate flasks to throwing and vials to medicine
    • โž• Add fixed enemies at the start of crawl, but don't spawn often
    • ๐Ÿ‘Œ Improve wording of a cave description
    • โฌ‡๏ธ Reduce randomness of effects to make them exploitable
    • Prevent inability of taking off items that drain calm
    • โšก๏ธ Update wrt macro key changes in the engine
    • Disable brew audit that fails because line is too long
    • Vary the number of gardening tools in the bunches
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make craftable weapons less common
    • (Almost) guarantee a fire axe, but (almost) only one
    • Spawn friendlies and foes in deposit boxes
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make the airlock supplies more random
    • Create gardening tools in varied pairs
    • Convey more of the shuttle story via unique embedded item, not other content
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix wrong game mode started due to only the first word inspected
    • โšก๏ธ Update copyright year to 2020
    • Prevent meleeing electric fence forever
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix warnings generated by GHC 8.8.3
    • โœ… Port tests to tasty
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make weapons used for crafting less common later on
    • Prevent 'you are more foo' and immediately 'you are no longer foo'
    • Don't let faucents slow and flash themselves
    • Rename S_NITROGEN_MIST and S_FOCUSED_FLASH
    • Have less particles in large oil explosions
    • ๐Ÿ‘€ Make blindness less common, because it pervents player from seeing fun stuff
    • Let Welded Robot establish a stash to make sure heroes be the blowtorch
    • ๐Ÿ›  Use local gifsicle, with the assertion failure fixed
    • Ensure unidentified hammers are equipped
    • Tone down ranged damage of some durable items
    • Replace permanent weapons with crafting even at low levels
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make needles a bit less deadly
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix some Burn and RefillHP weapons becoming overpowered at range
    • Simplify sharpeningAssocs
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix inaccessible fenceless dormitories
    • Help AI replace the armor that decreases melee skill
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ make cleaver weaker but more common
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make billiard balls more common initially, less so later on
    • Permit melee with gloves and helm in addition to boots
    • โ™ป๏ธ Refactor and tweak garden weapons
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix gardening tools not fracturing
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix mixed up resistance conditions
    • Describe how colours correspond to tile properties
    • Prevent curing of genetic flaw via any condition removal
    • Recolour transparent walls; cyan means inert, apparently
    • Recolour barrels; not burning; no collision with trees
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make the power node place more varied
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix AI not eating to remove hunger
    • Recolour armors
    • Ensure enough weak weapons at the start
    • โž• Add dormitories to the residential area cave definition
    • Don't spam decent weapons at low leves now that weak weapons abound
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make projectiles more common so that shooter aliens are not overpowered
    • Craft torches out of staves
    • โž• Add a rag tangle and obtain it from torn spacesuits
    • Give cleanerRobot excessive armor to make hammers useful
    • Clarify that chosen weapon needs not be optimal for a foe
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make hammers much different from all other weapons
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make a particular barrel yard place as common as others, not much more
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix some terrain not alterable with projectiles
    • Mention that stats menu summarizes the organ menu
    • โž• Add sample cabal.project.local files
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make the secret walls less boring
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Use VerbMsgFail effect to ensure failed crafting doesn't change terrain
    • Don't report that an animal fondles its own meat
    • โž• Add alterable floor to more rooms
    • โž• Add alterable floor to more caves and trails
    • Rework frequency of immobile robots
    • Desynchronise vents a bit more
    • On outermost level let some faucets ignite fuel spread by other faucets
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make hammers a bit more common
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make frozen trail less common now that geysers produce floor ice
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make burning oil clear, as the symbol indicates
    • Adjust small fire description to match also burning oil
    • Adjust crafting embedded items to the new OnCombine semantics
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Tweak timeouts of mostly harmless large sticks
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix wrong use of AndEffect
    • โšก๏ธ Update crafting recipes to used tools and destroyed components
    • Safeguard some alien ammo and treasure against stash ransacking
    • Re-add perfumes; AI heroes were being slaughtered without them
    • โž• Add a torn spacesuit for crafting
    • โฌ†๏ธ Make electric fences a less lucrative source of weapon upgrades
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make it more likely that armor and some other items appear before lvl 12
    • Generate more items now that a lot of crafting components appeared in the game
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make barrel stacks more varied and more frequent
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make barrel stack places more common
    • Recolour faucets to match the colour of terrain they create
    • Disable pathfinding through barrels and burning rubble
    • Give the same on-screen colour to items with similar function
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make the newly introduced items more common
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make the workshop terrain more common
    • Ensure item definitions are valid by having enough slots
    • ๐Ÿ‘€ Don't generate ready spacesuits and avoid hard to see BrBlack items
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make most weapons less common now that they can be crafted
    • Harvest long poles from dead electric fences
    • โž• Add two useless tools to harvest long poles from
    • Require a tool to but the pipe diagonally before sharpening
    • Avoid the exploit of turning staffs into pipes via crafting
    • ๐Ÿ‘Œ Improve some weapon descriptions and comments
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make each water a sharpening workshop to avoid scrolling recipes
    • Correct some item group patterns to be singletons
    • Clean up and redefine patterns from ItemKindEmbed.hs
    • Let hammers be sharpened and elongated
    • Require identification for all hammers
    • Comment why axes and hammers are not tools
    • Avoid the no-brainer of durable tool use
    • ๐Ÿ“‡ Rename POLE and LONG_POLE
    • โž• Add fire axe and craft poll axe from it
    • Craft long polearms and flesh out related descriptions
    • Don't suggest that crowbar and cat's paw can be sharpened or blunted
    • Doubly sharpen pole cleavers to ox tongues
    • Doubly sharpen cleavers to get daggers
    • ๐Ÿ“‡ Rename the knife item definition to avoid confusion with the new dagger
    • Reorder Allure item definitions
    • Sharpen halberds
    • Sharpen rapiers
    • Sharpen shields
    • Get pipes from garden tools and sharpen them
    • Enable sharpening harpoons
    • โž• Add sharpening tools
    • Resking honing steel to barebones exoskeleton
    • Foretell future levels accessible with spacesuits
    • โž• Add some tools
    • Rename BONDING_SOURCE to BONDING_TOOL
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix, partially, pluralization of spacesuit trousers group
    • โšก๏ธ Update to the unified tile transformation syntax
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix redundant Equipable or Meleeable
    • Switch to the simplied ConsumeItems definition
    • Eliminate the exploit of throwing durable tools at the workshop
    • Define the spacestuit
    • Assemble full spacesuit from the set of all its parts
    • โž• Add a spacesuit boot
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make Autozoom Contact Lens appear in a larger percentage of games
    • Let workshop work from an adjacent tile as well
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Use the new parameter of CreateItem to dilute perfume and create rose water
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Use the new parameter of CreateItem in workshop crafting engine
    • โž• Add the first workshop item crafting recipe
    • โž• Add a workshop terrain
    • โœ‚ Remove an obsolete way of putting oil tile on fire
    • โž• Add Discharge effect to content
    • Open doors with concussion blast
    • Avoid renewing terrain embeds, to avoid slowdown with faucets
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make vents terrain transforming
    • Keep underbrush fluorescent also inside places
    • Clean up non-essential talter attributes
    • Create frozen and water tiles from damp floor
    • Let underbrush grow randomly inside some places
    • Let oil float over water, etc.
    • โž• Add explosive barrels
    • ๐Ÿšš Extend and move terrain transformation abilities within content
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Use less stuck doors while AI remains stubborn
    • Don't create harpoons in bunches now that they are durable
    • โช Revert "Make better projectiles out of weapons now that they break"
    • Mark terrain transformations that are permitted with projectiles
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make better projectiles out of weapons now that they break
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make harpoon a weapon, but not auto-equipped
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix signboards requiring extra keystroke to activate
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix stuck doors often leaving AI helpless
    • โž• Add stuck doors to be opened by tools
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix unidentified embedded items impossible to trigger
    • Describe the less obvious tile-altering item properties
    • โž• Add messages to dilluted OneOf effects
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make the new tools and weapons twice more common
    • Let strongest explosions breach stuff
    • Describe the properties of the tools to help the player connect the dots
    • ๐Ÿ“‡ Rename terrain patterns that denote possibly depleted resource
    • โž• Add tool items for altering terrain and improvised combat
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make it possible to disarm jewelry traps
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make edible plants grow on bushes
    • ๐Ÿšš Move extinguishers from walls to signboards to avoid uncovering all walls
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make looting rubble worthwhile if weapons urgently needed
    • Let actors trap down stairs with oil
    • Wipe oil with a cloth
    • Transform some tiles by pouring oil on them
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make it harder to quench burning oil
    • Separate singleton kind group names
    • ๐Ÿ“‡ Rename HideAs to PresentAs for item kinds
    • Switch texts to patterns for referring to content kind groups
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make plants slightly less common and cleavers slightly more
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make hunger twice as fast
    • Permit PatternSynonyms
    • โž• Add a few sources of oil and fire
    • Let oil spill burn
    • Let signboards and pulpit burn
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make the area of nitrogen mist smaller, but dense
    • Let food thrown at lightly burning bushes get cooked
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make meat a less perfect projectile
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make the coil necklace not precious to freely use it
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make underbrush more common now that it has no embed
    • Get blakets and nitrogen out of walls
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make nitrogen flask a separate item now that its explosions freeze water
    • Quench fire with water and azbestos blanket
    • Bring back Alter skill requirement for weld to help AI open it
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make the spark necklace a source of cold
    • Reverse order of weld modification items to help newbies understand
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make weld durable to repeatedly depict sparking attempts to break the barrier
    • Let ice be transformed into water and back
    • Overcome weld with items instead of skill
    • Simplify igniting greenery
    • โšก๏ธ Update wrt addition of tiles altered by items
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make sword-class weapons and exotic hammers more common
    • Hint that the small fire is fine for cooking
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make burning trees and rubble even less common on the outermost level
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make it possible to cook plants
    • โž• Add cooked plants
    • โšก๏ธ Update to binary AndEffect
    • Give player more hints to start cooking
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make burning bushes less common in crawl
    • ๐Ÿšš Move underbrushBurning to the right section
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make it possible to also set bush and tree on fire
    • In crawl get torches from burning trees more often
    • Cook meat using a burning bush
    • Let burning bush turn into burning underbrush
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make it possible to set underbrush on fire and cook meat
    • Explain away only pointman moving
    • Bring hunger removal back in two places
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix hunger removed by some melee weapons
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix mercenaries using cutlery to fight
    • Explain lack of tools, food and maps in crawl scenario
    • Mention that all factions and actors are equal
    • Reverse stars and underscores in HP bar in HUD
    • Stress suvival in the game manual
    • Let animals drop chunks of raw meat, for player consumption
    • Mention clues and survival in backstory
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix medbot fissure not marked as benign
    • โœ‚ Remove duplicated smell boost from walls (subtleFresco)
    • โž• Add a hidden wall reminding about the need to find food upstairs
    • Pay for medbot healing with hunger
    • โž• Add pumpkin and let other plants remove hunger, too
    • โž• Add a hunger clock for humans and animals
    • Mention leap frog in game manual
    • Hint about leapfrog in brawl scenario note
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make it easier to understand trying to go below the bottommost level is futile
    • ๐Ÿ– Handle the meta note about scenario separately
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make sure tutorial scenarios have enough melee weapons
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix short scenario levels mistakenly thought to be relative to depth 15 not 10
    • โšก๏ธ Update wrt door closing changes in the engine
    • Reiterate win conditions in scenario descriptions
    • ๐Ÿ‘Œ Improve the descriptions for the reaction fire rings
    • Mention in the manual that HP starts at half max
    • Reformat game peculiarities list in the manual
    • Overhaul the order and blurbs of game modes
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make raid scenario squad-based
    • Rework new game start menus
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix a corruption of backstory text
    • Copy the list of distinguishing features from Allure homepage
    • Restructure chronologically the game manual with verbs as section titles
    • Get rid of 'x-hair'
    • Mark some text files as out of date
    • โž• Add a couple more paragraph breaks in content descriptions
    • Reformat backstory for display in main menu
    • โœ‚ Remove text data files
    • Replace old OFL-licensed font with new ones
    • Re-indent the backstory
    • Comment about why animals rarely eat food
    • ๐Ÿ“‡ Rename tactics to doctrine
    • Get rid of the henchman notion
    • ๐Ÿ“‡ Rename leader to pointman
    • โšก๏ธ Update decontaminator now that personal inventories are gone
    • Mention the ! key whenever KP_* is mentioned
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix countless typos
    • Start using cabal-plan
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix and improve Makefile, cabal file and CI scripts
    • ๐Ÿ‘Œ Improve and update game manual and help texts wrt game changes
    • ๐Ÿ— Tweak travis scripts and building docs in README
    • Countless changes in the LambdaHack engine and the induced changed in Allure
  • v0.9.5.0

    May 02, 2019

    ๐Ÿ‘€ Please see README.md for installation and configuration information and PLAYING.md for gameplay tips.

    ๐Ÿง Since very recently, a Linux terminal console binary is available, for the use with screen readers, or otherwise for terminal lovers. As mentioned in the the README, to avoid animations in the screen reader, one should run the game with --noAnim option. OSX binaries are accessible via brew install allureofthestars. The windows binaries no longer work on Windows XP. Additional binaries, in particular for Android and iOS are very welcome

    ๐Ÿ”„ Changes

    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix NumLock disabled in the browser
    • In screen reader frontend, highlight active menu line with the cursor
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix commited debug value of rwriteSaveClips
    • ๐Ÿ‘ฏ Clone the main main menu commands as map mode commands
    • โž• Add C-RMB and C-S-LMB as alternatives of MMB
    • Announce prominently MMB binding for describing map positions
    • ๐Ÿšš Break the misleading alignment of movement key help paragraphs and pictures
    • 0๏ธโƒฃ Clean up the default config file, keeping compatibility
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make scenario names longer and slighlty more informative
    • ๐Ÿšš Make Vi movement keys the default in addition to keypad and mouse
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix a bug where death prompt when autoplaying was capturing a keypress
    • Let ESC from main menu return to insert coin mode, if applicable
    • ๐Ÿ’ป Make various small UI tweaks, especially to main menu and its submenu
    • Let main menu lines have 35, not 30, characters
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make the main menu ASCII art less intrusive (and easier for screen readers)
    • Don't invalidate the score file due to game minor (only) version bump
  • v0.9.4.0

    April 21, 2019

    ๐Ÿ‘€ Please see README.md for installation and configuration information and PLAYING.md for gameplay tips.

    ๐Ÿง This time a Linux terminal console binary is available, for the use with screen readers, or otherwise for terminal lovers. As mentioned in the the README, to avoid animations in the screen reader, one should run the game with --noAnim option. OSX binaries are accessible via brew install allureofthestars. The windows binaries no longer work on Windows XP. Additional binaries, in particular for Android and iOS are very welcome.

    ๐Ÿ”„ Changes

    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Tweak razor organs
    • In vty frontend highlight actors more
    • Clean up actor highlighting
    • โž• Add yell/yawn to minimal command set, remove swerving the aiming line
    • ๐Ÿ Invoke yell/yawn exclusively with '%', due tor Windows and terminal woes
    • ๐Ÿšš Move C-c command to C, not to mask C-c on console frontends
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Tweak and fix vty console frontends, for screen-readers
    • React specially at gameover under certain special circumstances
    • Simpliy assignSlot now that slots are auto-sorted
    • Get rid of explicit item sorting; let lore and menu slots agree
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make DetectExit non-modal
    • Mark in a game end confirmation message that more treasure can be found
    • โž• Add a description to the escape embedded item
    • Reword gameover text for raid scenario
    • Be more verbose when confirming escape from the game
    • Don't claim to summon, when not possible on this level
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix missing 'no longer poisoned' when applying antidote
    • Don't ask confirmation for neutral (e.g., not IDed) items
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix 'you fall down; you stand on a sword'
    • ๐ŸŒ Prevent selecting regions via mouse down in web frontend
    • Deselect item if player declines to apply or fling
    • โš  Hand-hold the player, warning if flung item is beneficial
    • โš  Hand-hold the player, warning if applied item is harmful
    • ๐Ÿ’ป Rewrite the condition in UI applyItem check
    • ๐Ÿ‘Œ Improve the lobable item skill failure message
    • Let mouse buttons describe tiles, etc.
    • Unblock S-MouseButton in SDL2 frontend
    • Always describe things under mouse button
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make the message when hitting dead foe more varied
  • v0.9.3.3

    April 14, 2019
  • v0.9.3.2

    April 13, 2019
  • v0.9.3.1

    April 12, 2019
  • v0.9.3.0

    April 12, 2019

    ๐Ÿ Please see README.md for installation and configuration information and PLAYING.md for gameplay tips. The windows binaries no longer work on Windows XP, since Cygwin and MSYS2 dropped support for XP. Additional binaries, in particular for Android and iOS are very welcome.

    ๐Ÿ”„ Changes

    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make maximal level size twice higher
    • Extend the spaceship to 15 decks
    • Expand game content to fill the more numerous and often twice larger levels
    • Vary size and position of levels
    • Adjust help screens to twice higher display size
    • ๐Ÿ”ง Introduce message classes with configurable behaviour
    • Create a new 16x16 font and use it everywhere; tweak smaller fonts
    • ๐Ÿ”’ Lock some levels or otherwise make ascending tricky
    • โž• Add cooldown to most melee weapons, display that in HUD, adjust AI
    • โž• Add per-scenario and per-outcome end-game messages in content
    • โž• Add duplicate and reroll item effects in preparation for crafting
    • โž• Add actor and item analytics as a preparation for XP gain quests
    • Implement piercing projectiles that may share a tile with a big actor
    • Increase the spawn speed now that monsters sleep a lot
    • Introduce actors falling asleep and yelling
    • ๐Ÿ‘ Allow any level size and position
    • Mention places when looking at tiles and add place lore menu
    • Expand all kinds of content and rebalance
    • Create and rework all item, cave and plot prose (Dan Keefe @Peritract)
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make explosives in cramped spaces twice weaker
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Tweak player fling command
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Tweak equipping when equipment overfull
    • Start cycling stores at equipment since that's the one mentioned in help
    • ๐Ÿ‘ท Overhaul CI scripts
    • Restructure and clean up codebase
    • ๐Ÿ“ˆ Extend balance debugging tools, using item and actor analytics, places, etc.
    • โฌ‡๏ธ Drop the gameplay option that first death means defeat
    • Avoid idle-GC between slow keystrokes
    • Put content data into a compact region to limit GC
    • โœ‚ Remove the border around web frontend game screen; seems unneeded now
    • Don't draw aiming line nor path in vty frontend
    • Highlight xhair by cursor in vty frontend
    • Highlight player by cursor in vty frontend
    • 0๏ธโƒฃ Switch the default FPS to 24 for tradition's sake
    • Highlight current high score
    • โœ‚ Remove most stopPlayBack, now spurious, because message classes used
    • Overhaul cabal file: define common options, split into internal libraries
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix confusion of nub and uniq
    • ๐Ÿ“‡ Rename short wait to lurk and many lurks to heed
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Show a red message when HP or Calm dip too low or when foe appears
    • Lose Calm and so alert AI even at weakest non-zero HP draining attacks
    • Enable screenshots while in menus
    • ๐Ÿ“‡ Rename config options related to fonts
    • Recolour aiming line not to clash with the red crosshair
    • Exchange the functions of yellow and red highlight
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Tweak all colours, in particular to differentiate blues/cyans
    • Cap bright colours at 85 CIELAB Lightness at D65
    • Normalize dark colours to be between 42 and 57 CIELAB Lightness at D65
    • Get rid of colorIsBold option; KISS
    • Tint white in alternating lines with different hue for long text readability
    • Don't split lines at articles
    • ๐Ÿ‘€ Set xhair to currently meleed foe to see his HP
    • Display speed on HUD; tweak status lines in other ways
    • Don't show description of leader target in HUD; TMI
    • Help AI flee in a consistent direction over many turns
    • ๐Ÿ”ฆ Expose the save backup command, for browser games
    • Don't display target info when item selected
    • Let AI actors spawn even quite far from the player
    • Auto-select all new team members, to help new players
    • Replace O by zero on the map display; make zero distinct from O in all fonts
    • Flesh out the initial ? prompt
    • โž• Add 'I' alias for pack-related commands, unless laptop key-scheme used
    • ๐Ÿšš Turn off movementLaptopKeys by default not to confuse new players
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make sure AI attacks bosses even if distant and fleeing or non-moving
    • Lower bonus HP at extreme difficulty
    • โž• Add a separate frame for each projectiles start
    • Don't go modal at the frequent and weak hidden tile detection effect
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make AI pick closest stairs more often
    • Let apply-unskilled actors activate embedded items
    • Don't boost damage by speed unless actor is projectile
    • If everything else fails, let AI flee by opening doors
    • Help AI actor prevent being dominated
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make computing gameplay benefit to items more accurate
    • ๐Ÿ‘ฏ Rename, clone and fine-tune effect Temporary
    • Simplify code and content by getting rid of Recharging effect
    • Let applying periodic items only produce the first effect
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Tweak item detection to help in skipping boring level portions and in stealth
    • Invoke and display embedded items in the order specified in tile definitions
    • ๐Ÿš… Let lit trails illuminate colonnades
    • Prevent an exploit for avoiding self-invoked firecrackers
    • Don't let AI attempt summoning if not enough Calm
    • ๐Ÿ‘Œ Improve item label bracket codes in menus
    • Pick randomly destination stairs if teleporting level
    • Display the number of items in store
    • Summarize value of player loot in shared stash menu's header
    • Start history menu at the close-up of the last message
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make fast-dying insects aggressive
    • Overhaul game score DSL and particular scoring definitions in content
    • โž• Add and extend messages, e.g., tell if victim blocks and with what armor
    • Extend and rework menu manipulation keys
    • โœ‚ Remove specialized quaff, read and throw commands; KISS
    • Split walls of text into more paragraphs and/or make them narrower
    • โšก๏ธ Extend and update help and manual
    • Don't let AI waste time looting distant lone projectiles
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make Enum instances of Point and Vector contiguous, hackily
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make dominated actor drop all his items, for ID and in case he defects ASAP
    • ๐Ÿ‘ Try to find a non-waiting action, if better AI leader can't be found
    • Prevent summoning OoD actors
    • Let animals eat food and add several foods
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make Domination effect harder to activate
    • Let only actors and items with SkOdor property leave smell and add perfumes
    • Let spawning rate level out after a few dozen spawns
    • Describe smell, if present in an inspected tile
    • Let pushed actor fly after crashing a door open
    • ๐Ÿ’ป Show passing time and heard events even if no actors in the UI faction
    • ๐Ÿšš When movement impossible, describe the tile with SHIFT-direction
    • Catch and steal projectiles when braced instead of when weaponless
    • ๐Ÿšš Let actors that are pushed perform any action in addition to movement
    • ๐Ÿ‘Œ Improve deduplication of messages
    • When describing actor on map, tell if it has loot
    • Represent being braced as having an organ; also add other pseudo-organs
    • Overhaul hearing to facilitate triangulation based on sound cues
    • Prefer to spawn aquatic actors on aquatic tiles
    • โž• Add swimming and flying skills and shallow water tile features
    • Boost/drain skills via many new items
    • Rework and extend skills and their effects as a preparation for XP rewards
    • Enable specifying each side of outer cave fence separately
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Make definition of caves of a scenario more precise
    • Specify more properties of levels in content
    • Extend content validation
    • ๐Ÿ‘Œ Improve placement and fitting stairs and rooms on levels
    • Don't hardwire level size
    • Simplify game rules content
    • ๐Ÿ”„ Change the format of game client content
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix an arbitrary delay in killing dying actors
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix arbitrary branch of a corridor chosen when running
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix bush patches blocking off a level's corner
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix config file ignored at game reinit
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix running disturbed by flavours of walls
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix splitting lines one character too early
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix Calm drain from nearby foes occurring only every other turn
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix some AI looping movement, in particular when fleeing
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix running into own periodic explosions, e.g., from necklaces
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix 'she painfullies collide'
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix AI with vector targets unwilling to change them
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix crash when attempting to fling at a target on remote level
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix wrong timestamps in history
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix, again, various kinds of frames intruding between fadeout and fadein
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix wrong pluralization of some item names, compound and exceptions
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix disabled items benefit recalculation after item kind learned
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix in many ways too close initial faction and item positions
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix performance in many ways and places, particularly for JS translation
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix missing perception updates, causing missed AI actions concerning us
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix uninitialized sarenas, which was probably causing resume to change state
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix weak AI actors fleeing even if enemy can't melee
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix and optimize sifting free tiles for spawn/summon location
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix various cases of excessive summoning
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix recording of item first seen level
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix many problems with item descriptions and other messages
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix reporting of reduction and elimination of actor conditions
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix reading and interpreting old format config files
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix synced initial item timeouts and actor times, leading to artificial feel
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix actors erratically following their leader
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix lifts continuing as stars and the other way around
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix various 32bit overflows
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix other errors, probably not present or not visible in previous version
  • v0.8.3.0

    June 30, 2018

    ๐Ÿš€ This release fixes an SDL crash on OS X and comes with OS X binaries included (you need SDL2 installed, e.g., from libsdlorg). See README.md for installation and configuration information and PLAYING.md for gameplay tips.

    ๐Ÿ”„ Changes

    • โž• Add a hack to run SDL2 on the main thread, fixing the OS X crash
    • Warn visually when impressed and Calm running low, risking domination
    • Display actor as red when low Calm and impressed or when low HP
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix, complete and fine tune UI, AI and server skill and weapon checks
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix a bug where item aspects look different to clients than to the server
    • ๐Ÿ”„ Change the requirements for the main menu ASCII art
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ Tweak loot and terrain a tiny bit
  • v0.8.1.2

    June 10, 2018

    ๐Ÿš€ This release has no major player-visible changes and is aimed at developers and package maintainers. It fixes a bug introduced in v0.8.1.1 that is triggered by an old async package. For binaries, please refer to previous releases. See README.md for installation and configuration information and PLAYING.md for gameplay tips.

    ๐Ÿ”„ Changes

    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix typos detected by lintian
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix the code that runs in case of old async (bug introduced in v0.8.1.1)
  • v0.8.1.1

    June 08, 2018

    ๐Ÿš€ This release has no player-visible changes and is aimed at developers and package maintainers. For binaries, please refer to previous releases. See README.md for installation and configuration information and PLAYING.md for gameplay tips.

    ๐Ÿ”„ Changes

    • no player-visible changes
    • ๐Ÿ“ฆ make it possible to compile with old async package
    • rewrite copyright information according to Debian format
    • ๐Ÿ‘‰ make github display the correct main license