Monday, September 19, 2016

ADOM R70 released as a Steam beta!

Hi everyone!

Due to my presence at the Roguelike Celebration in San Francisco (and a nasty sunburn right now) I'm a bit late in announcing this: We already yesterday released ADOM R70 as a Steam beta. Update 9/20/2016: Due to positive feedback reports R70 now is the public version for Steam. The biggest change is the introduction of new internal graphics cache mechanisms that greatly should speed up performance. We are quite happy with the results so far and now eagerly wait for responses from the community.

You can the (short) changelog as usual here.

To test ADOM R70 do the following:
  • Go to your Steam games library.
  • Right-click on the ADOM entry.
  • Click on "Properties".
  • Select the "Betas" tab.
  • Select "Beta - public beta test" in the dropdown box.
  • Close the dialog.
  • Play.
And now try it out!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Today is the day: Roguelike Celebration in San Francisco

Hi everyone!

Today is (to me) a very exciting day: I'm in San Francisco participating in the Roguelike Celebration conference. All day all kind of roguelike enthusiasts, creators and maintainers will engage in talks, discussions and other activities. You can find the full schedule here.

The talks also will be live-streamed on Twitch (all times in the schedule naturally are local SF times) and are available here:
Have fun watching and wish me luck for my presentation (covering 24 years of ADOM in about 24 minutes)  ;-)


P.S.: On the ADOM side we hopefully will release ADOM R70 as a Steam beta in the next 24 hours... it will include more performance improvements for the graphics mode (caching and stuff).

Sunday, September 4, 2016

ADOM R69 released to both Steam players and prerelease testers

Hi everyone!

We are happy to announce the release of ADOM R69 to both our Steam players and the prerelease tester circle (the usual download access for prerelease testers). Some time later we also might do a general public release of R69 as lots of new stuff has been added to the game since the last public release.