Ancient manual
issueid=5716 11-15-2017 09:17 PM
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Number of reported issues by IGB: 12
Ancient manual
Many parts of the manual have not been changed for 20 years. It needs complete re-read. Some points here.

Table of Contents
*The Gods missing under Alignment
*Increasing Skills, Marking Skills for Quick Selection should be indented from Skills
*Talents, Initial Talants, Cumulative Talents, Talent List missing
*Primary Attributes, Attribute Generation, Secondary Attributes missing under Attributes
*Spell Display missing
*Filtering the Stuff List & Beasts of Burden should be intended from The Inventory
*Spells are not between Beast of Burden and Shops - remove
*Appendix E missing

The Gods
*Ratlings appreciate artifacts, not that they do not care

Talent list
*Treasure Hunter description should match Miser or vice versa

The Game
*ADOM is usualy not strated by typing adom (at your command prompt!?), but by clicking the relevant icon or adom executable
*D: is not just the dungeon level number, but indication of current dungeon and its level
*Sp: description missing all options

The Display
*missing + Graveyard
*missing ! Potions
*"*" is Rocks and Gems (not just Rocks)
* " is Books and Herbs (not just Books)
* % Food and Corpses

Miscellaneous commands
*missing commands:
Enter Act reasonably
- Explore unknown areas
:S Set the auto-save interval
C-nd Switch display mode (NotEye only)
M-Enter Switch fullscreen mode (NotEye only)
C-nx Activate NotEye expert configuration menu (NotEye only)
C-nvm Change music volume (NotEye only)
C-nvs Change sound volume (NotEye only)
:x Switch the left-double-click command (NotEye only)
F10 Toggle Tile/ASCII display (NotEye only)
*some commnands may also be removed as they were removed from game

The Dynamic Display
*missing all options description (ammo, gold)

The Inventory
*no <missile weapon> has [DVM,PVM] including artifacts. So the [DVM,PVM] should be removed.

Filtering the Stuff List
' all amulets
] all tools

Appendix C - command line options - none works - may be removed
Issue Details
Issue Number 5716
Project ADOM (Ancient Domains Of Mystery)
Category All
Status Fixed
Priority 7
Affected Version ADOM 2.3.8
Fixed Version ADOM 3.0.3
Milestone (none)
Users able to reproduce bug 1
Users unable to reproduce bug 0
Assigned Users (none)
Tags (none)




11-15-2017 09:48 PM
Junior Member
The manual has been completely revamped in 3.0.0. If you're like me and don't have prerelease access, you'll have to wait a bit to see it though.

11-15-2017 10:39 PM
IGB IGB is offline
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Quote Originally Posted by Taederias
The manual has been completely revamped in 3.0.0. If you're like me and don't have prerelease access, you'll have to wait a bit to see it though.
I bet all the things mentioned here are valid for the 3.0 manual as well.

11-16-2017 10:43 AM
Ancient Member
Went through the newer version, striking out things already fixed for future reference.


Table of Contents
*The Gods missing under Alignment
*Increasing Skills, Marking Skills for Quick Selection should be indented from Skills
*Talents, Initial Talants, Cumulative Talents, Talent List missing
*Primary Attributes, Attribute Generation, Secondary Attributes missing under Attributes
*Spell Display missing
*Filtering the Stuff List & Beasts of Burden should be intended from The Inventory
*Spells are not between Beast of Burden and Shops - remove
*Appendix E missing


The Gods
*Ratlings appreciate artifacts, not that they do not care

Talent list
*Treasure Hunter description should match Miser or vice versa

The Game
*ADOM is usualy not strated by typing adom (at your command prompt!?), but by clicking the relevant icon or adom executable
*D: is not just the dungeon level number, but indication of current dungeon and its level
*Sp: description missing all options


The Display
*missing + Graveyard
*missing ! Potions
*"*" is Rocks and Gems (not just Rocks)
* " is Books and Herbs (not just Books) //should probably be moved to Map Symbols (herbs are % as items)
* % Food and Corpses //corpses are food, so I don't see the point

Miscellaneous commands
*missing commands:
Enter Act reasonably
- Explore unknown areas
:S Set the auto-save interval
C-nd Switch display mode (NotEye only)
M-Enter Switch fullscreen mode (NotEye only)
C-nx Activate NotEye expert configuration menu (NotEye only)
C-nvm Change music volume (NotEye only)
C-nvs Change sound volume (NotEye only)
:x Switch the left-double-click command (NotEye only)
F10 Toggle Tile/ASCII display (NotEye only)
*some commnands may also be removed as they were removed from game

The Dynamic Display
*missing all options description (ammo, gold)

The Inventory
*no <missile weapon> has [DVM,PVM] including artifacts. So the [DVM,PVM] should be removed.

Filtering the Stuff List
' all amulets
] all tools
//listed options are missing, but it has "& all amulets and tools" so maybe intended now?

Appendix C - command line options - none works - may be removed

11-17-2017 08:11 AM
The Creator
Quote Originally Posted by IGB
I bet all the things mentioned here are valid for the 3.0 manual as well.
You are wrong. I win. What do I get?

11-17-2017 01:37 PM
The Creator
I'm not sure why Treasure Hunter and Miser should match. In the manual there is more space than on the game screen and thus I don't mind having slightly more moody descriptions. So that one I'm not going to fix.

11-17-2017 02:02 PM
The Creator
Fixed all the other stuff (and some more details).

11-17-2017 07:05 PM
IGB IGB is offline
Member
Quote Originally Posted by adom-admin
You are wrong. I win. What do I get?
The bet was only rhetorical. Glad something is being done though. Another part which may require rewriting - if not already done - is Saving the Game.

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