Things about playing Stoat Soup

This page discusses Stoat Soup's changes from the point of view of someone who who's never played the older versions of Crawl it is based on.


If you play tiles, this bit doesn't matter.

There is a convention for terminal clients that bold black text is drawn in a dark grey. Unfortunately, this convention isn't universally respected, and if you have a terminal client that gets it wrong, you won't be able to see the things Crawl draws in dark grey, including important things like walls out of your field of view.

Crawl has an option, "bold_brightens_foreground", which if it is turned off instead draws these things in blue. This looks horrible but at least you can see what you're doing. In vanilla Crawl it defaults to being turned off. In Stoat Soup, it defaults to being turned on, because watching ttyrecs with the walls dark blue gives me a headache.

So, if you have this problem where you can't see walls out of your field of view, you'll need to edit your options to set "bold_brightens_foreground = false", or fix your terminal client.