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|ID||Category||Severity||Reproducibility||Date Submitted||Last Update|
|0000786||[DCSS] Patches||minor||always||2010-02-13 00:24||2014-02-10 14:16|
|Status||resolved||Product Branch||0.6 ancient branch|
|Summary||0000786: Evoking a rod with "v" should cancel when there is nothing in range, like casting spells with "z".|
Rods of striking especially have very low range, causing frequent mistaken evokes. Many other rod spells have less-then-maximum range, too.
I made a patch which makes it work more like spellcasting. It checks range for rod spells when using "v", but the spell can always be evoked using "V", just like z and Z.
Doesn't affect other evokable items, just rods.
I basically copied straight from the spellcasting code, it was pretty straightforward.
|Attached Files||0002-Check-for-monsters-in-range-when-evoking-a-wielded-r.patch [^] (4,318 bytes) 2010-02-13 00:24 [Show Content]|
|I haven't looked at this patch, but V is already in use (for evoking items that don't require wielding), it seems like combining these could be confusing.|
I didn't change V usage at all. It already includes the wielded rod as a choice, so there was no need.
It seems quite intuitive to me, small letter for quickly evoking the wielded item, and large letter for explicit selection.
To be precise, the only change I made is to auto-cancel with a "use V to cast anyway" message if you evoke using v and there are no monsters in range. It also flashes the range, like for spells with z.
I just leveled a HaAr of Nemelex to 27 using mostly rods, and this feature would've been nice to have.
In a surprise move, after 4 years this patch is in: 0.14-a0-2544-ge03b0eb
|2010-02-13 00:24||yobbo||New Issue|
|2010-02-13 00:24||yobbo||File Added: 0002-Check-for-monsters-in-range-when-evoking-a-wielded-r.patch|
|2010-02-13 00:25||yobbo||Tag Attached: has patch|
|2010-02-13 04:53||doy||Note Added: 0002485|
|2010-02-13 09:28||yobbo||Note Added: 0002493|
|2011-04-14 18:49||MarvinPA||Category||FR: Interface Improvements => Patches|
|2014-02-10 14:15||Medar||Note Added: 0025266|
|2014-02-10 14:15||Medar||Status||new => resolved|
|2014-02-10 14:15||Medar||Fixed in Branch||=> 0.14 development branch|
|2014-02-10 14:15||Medar||Resolution||open => done|
|2014-02-10 14:15||Medar||Assigned To||=> Medar|
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