Public IVAN server

The Cathedral of Attnam > General IVAN Discussion

# Jul 8, 2010, 2:35 am Hide


Greetings, I've set up a public server running an ASCII port of IVAN 0.50 at This is still somewhat experimental (but at least I haven't managed to crash it in a while )

I changed the movement commands to vikeys (hjklyubn) since both of the default keysets are horrible on the numpadless dvorak laptop I use for testing. If you use putty to connect, you can set the nethack mode to enable numpad movement.

Reasons to play on a public server:

It would be nice to have the graphical version online but that would be much more work
# Jul 8, 2010, 11:33 am Hide


Good lord, this needs a sticky!
# Jul 8, 2010, 1:56 pm Hide


Tried to sticky it, but failed. Anyway.

Good lord! Someone doing actual coding on IVAN? Blasphemy!!! =P Wow, wasp, welcome to the board! Keep up the good work.

EDIT: Wait.. How do I make it work?
# Jul 8, 2010, 3:18 pm Hide

Bored One

Download PuTTY and put in the address.
# Jul 8, 2010, 3:32 pm Hide


Wow... simply porting it to ascii is quite a feat, not to mention letting other people watch games. Nice work! Glad to have you here
# Jul 8, 2010, 11:41 pm Hide


This kind of came out of nowhere, awesome!
# Jul 9, 2010, 1:50 am Hide


would love to try this out when i find the time. Hopefully wasp will manage to run the graphic version like this.
# Jul 9, 2010, 4:01 am Hide


Tiles unfortunately do not work through tty nor curses. It may still be possible to make it work online, but it would require a very different approach and probably a different client program as well.
# Jul 10, 2010, 10:08 pm Hide


ask the guy who did crawl online tiles for advice on how to make ivan online tiles happen
# Jul 10, 2010, 10:30 pm Hide


Holy shit I did not know of NetTiles. Thanks lampshade, now I guess wasp/jarpiain just needs that info and we'll be golden beyond belief.
# Jul 11, 2010, 12:43 am Hide


HOLY BANANA! all this needs is multiplayer support and ivan is complete! ^_^
# Jul 11, 2010, 2:08 am Hide


...multiplayer would be asking a *lot* of jarpiain (and the devs, they still have some say in how their game goes). I'd be ecstatic at just tiled, bloody/drooly/acidy IVAN online.
# Jul 11, 2010, 3:13 am Hide


And another thing, there's no way to see how spoiled stuff is.
# Jul 11, 2010, 9:27 pm Hide


BDR wrote
I'd be ecstatic at just tiled, bloody/drooly/acidy IVAN online.
yea IVAN online tiled would be awesome beyond comparison
# Jul 13, 2010, 9:53 am Hide


holy frog, this is amazing!