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System 1 - 5 - System 6.x
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System 1 - 5 - System 6.x
The dungeon crawl that defined a genre, overhauled as a graphical game for black-and-white Macs by the creators of the ASCII original.
If someone with the Macintosh Rogue manual could scan and upload it here, that would be much appreciated. For now, here's a trial-and-error analysis of this port's unique interface.
- Each menu item has a Command-key shortcut, but you don't need the Command key to use them. Just type the letter, like "G" to go down a staircase.
- To fire a bow: Wield the bow, then drag its corresponding ammunition from your inventory into the main window so that the directional arrow points the way you want to shoot. Now let go.
- To throw something at a monster: Wield the object, drag it into the main window so that the directional arrow points the way you want to throw, and let go. (If you can't spare any turns to change weapons, you can throw the object without wielding it first, but your aim will be worse.)
- To zap a wand or staff: Drag the wand from your inventory into the main window so that the directional arrow points the way you want to zap, hold down Shift so that the arrow turns white, and let go of the mouse. If you aren't holding Shift when you let go, you'll physically throw the wand instead of zapping it. There's no need to wield a wand to use it.
- After shooting, throwing, or zapping, you can type A to repeat the command.
- Shift-click on Search or Rest to instantly perform that action ten turns in a row.
- Option-click any space to identify it. This won't give you any more information than the icon itself (eg. "a piece of armor" or "a kestral"); it's only good for identifying icons that you aren't yet familiar with.
- You can drag the viewing area around the Map window.
- If you prefer, you can expand the Pack window to fill the width of the screen, and have all seven categories visible at once rather than scrolling through them. Then you can type P to summon or dismiss the window at any time. However, this preference is forgotten when you quit or start a new game.
- I couldn't find any keyboard controls for movement, but there is a way to spare your poor mouse button thousands of rapid-fire clicks. If your OS and keyboard support Easy Access, turn on Mouse Keys and use the numpad "5" key as a button (while continuing to move the mouse with your other hand).
Second DL added with a bootable image for MiniVMac.