Roguelike Games: ADOM

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Licensing ADOM

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Terms of use

You may use ADOM freely provided you acknowledge the following terms and abide by them:
  1. ADOM must only be distributed in the packages created by Thomas Biskup, the maintainer of the game. The packages must remain complete and all components must not be altered in any way.
  2. You may not charge more than $3 for the distribution of ADOM (values as of November, 1995).
  3. You do not challenge ADOM's copyright in any way.
  4. If you distribute ADOM with a magazine, a CD-ROM distribution or a similar medium, you abide by the terms of this page.
  5. You follow all other licensing terms (as given by entering 'adom -b' and 'adom -g').
  6. You acknowledge that the author of ADOM is in no way responsible for damage done to your system due to ADOM usage.
  7. If you play ADOM for a prolonged amount of time and enjoy it, you agree to abide by the terms of the postcard quest.
Failure to honor these terms will be a severe violation of the license and could result in legal measures being taken if you are deemed important enough to deserve it.

Distributing ADOM in magazines, on disks, etc.

You can freely distribute ADOM with magazines, in game compilations, etc. provided you abide by the following terms:
  1. You honor all terms listed in section above.
  2. You agree to notify the author of ADOM, Thomas Biskup, either by email at or by sending a written letter to the following address:

    Thomas Biskup
    Timmerbrinksweg 37
    45896 Gelsenkirchen

  3. You send two complimentary copies of your product (one for actual examination and one for being stored in my safe) to the address given under #2 (or, if it is an electronic publication, to the email address given above).
Failure to do so will be a severe violation of this licensing agreement and will incur legal measures.

Java Swing, 2nd Edition Thomas Biskup recommends: Java Swing, 2nd Edition
"I heartily recommend this book to everyone who wants to build GUIs with Java and is trying to learn Swing. There are tons of great examples, everything is explained, but in nicely consumable bits and pieces and you really can get all the details - if you want. I learned Swing with the 1st edition of this book (and still use it as a reference for difficult programming questions concerning the JADE GUI), but the 2nd edition is even better from what looks in the store tell me. Maybe I'll buy it again. Note that this covers Swing up to JDK 1.4 (which is more than enough for a long time - the most recent new items do not require as much additional explaining, if you understand the basics)."

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