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{{game-major|name = T.o.M.E.
 
{{game-major|name = T.o.M.E.
 
|developer = [[DarkGod]], various Dark Priests
 
|developer = [[DarkGod]], various Dark Priests
|released = 1998 Oct 24 (2010 May 11 for ToME 4)
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|released = Oct 24 1998 (May 11 2010 for ToME 4)
|updated = Nov 3 2014 (version 1.2.5)
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|updated = Mar 29 2015 (version 1.3.1)
 
|language = [[C]]/[[Lua]]
 
|language = [[C]]/[[Lua]]
|platforms = [[Windows]],[[Unix]],[[Mac OS X]],...?
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|platforms = [[Windows]],[[Unix]],[[Mac OS X]]
 
|theme = Fantasy
 
|theme = Fantasy
|features = Too many to list
 
 
|licensing = [[Open Source]], [[GPL3]]
 
|licensing = [[Open Source]], [[GPL3]]
 
|interface = [[ASCII]], [[OpenGL]], [[Keyboard]], [[Mouse]]
 
|interface = [[ASCII]], [[OpenGL]], [[Keyboard]], [[Mouse]]
 
|site = http://te4.org/
 
|site = http://te4.org/
|influences = Tolkien
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|influences = Tolkien, Anne McCaffrey
 
|length = 12-24 hours
 
|length = 12-24 hours
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{wasangbandvariant}}
 
{{wasangbandvariant}}
  
T.o.M.E. stands for '''Tales of Maj'Eyal''' (previously '''Tales of Middle Earth''').
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'''Tales of Maj'Eyal''', more commonly known as ToME or ToME4, is an open-source fantasy roguelike. Development first began in 1998 as ''PernAngband'', a Pern-inspired [[Angband]] variant, then later became known as ''Tales of Middle Earth''. With the release of ToME4 in 2010, the game was rewritten entirely, complete with an original high fantasy setting and storyline.
  
It was previously known as PernAngband but changed its name.
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ToME runs on [[T-Engine]], a game engine developed by DarkGod which provides several useful features for developers writing their own roguelikes. T-Engine also supports third-party addons to ToME.
ToME has its roots in [[Angband]] (it was a [[Zangband]] 2.2.0 variant at its inception) but has since been completly rewritten from scratch for 4.0.0 version and is now its own game. As of ToME 4.0.0 beta 14 it no longer uses a Tolkien setting, and instead has its own original high fantasy setting and story.
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The latest versions have been split into a game [[RogueLike Engines|engine]] called [[T-Engine]] and a game [[Module|module]] which is the thing players actually call ToME. At least one version of ToME 2, the current Angband variant, is maintained by others.
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In 2013 ToME was [[Steam Greenlight|greenlit]] and is now available for purchase on [http://store.steampowered.com/app/259680 Steam], though the game remains free for download on the official website (with in-game special features for donators).
  
The goal is to allow anyone to create her/his own game without the hassle of coding all the annoying bits, and in the case where nothing too fancy is needed to do so without coding any scripts.
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==Notable Features==
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* Graphical tiles, music and sound effects
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* Mouse control
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* Multiple game modes and difficulties, with the option of playing in traditional [[permadeath]] mode, an adventure mode with limited lives, or exploration mode with unlimited lives
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* [[Skill]] point based character progression organised into talent trees
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* Combat abilities with cooldowns and resource management
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* Ingame chat system
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* Freeform [[Quests|questing]]
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* Many unlockable races, subraces, classes and class specialization
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* Support for modules and addons through [[Lua]]
  
Some notable ToME features (but far from the only ones):
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==Related Links==
* Graphical tiles, music and sound effects (all optional)
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* [http://te4.org ToME homepage]
* [[Skill]] points based character progression organised into talent trees
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* [http://store.steampowered.com/app/259680 ToME on Steam]
* Activated combat abilities with cooldowns and resource management
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* [http://te4.org/wiki/wiki ToME wiki]
* Runes and infusions with cooldowns instead of traditional potions and scrolls
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* [http://te4.org/addons/tome ToME addons]
* Freeform [[Quests|quests]] (only very few obligatory quests)
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* [http://forums.te4.org/viewforum.php?f=28 ToME 2 discussion forums] - a branch of ToME2 actively maintained by the community
* Special levels
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* [http://te4.org/wiki/Tome_history History of ToME]
* Multiple dungeons and towns with a large wilderness
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* Schools of magic-based spell system
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* Lots of very different races, subraces, classes and class specialization
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* Numerous initially locked races and classes, with varying degrees of challenge to unlock
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* [[Lua]] [[Scripting|scripted]]
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* Support for modules
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For version 4.x.x it has a new [http://tome.te4.org homepage], a [http://te4.org/wiki/wiki wiki], a [http://forums.te4.org/ forum], a site for its [http://te4.org/te4 engine] and a [http://te4.org/blogs/darkgod dev blog]. Forums for versions 2 and 3 are also on this page. Bardur Arantsson continues to maintain a version of ToME 2 since 2.3.5, and it has a [https://gitorious.org/tome2/ source site].
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For version 3.x.x and 2.x.x it has an old [http://www.t-o-m-e.net home page] (possibly gone now.) One can also check out the [http://modules.t-o-m-e.net/ ToME Library] where lots of user modules, packages and scripts are presented.
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[[Category:stable games]]
 
[[Category:stable games]]
 
[[Category:Open source]]
 
[[Category:Open source]]

Revision as of 07:25, 30 July 2015

T.o.M.E.
Major Roguelike
Developer DarkGod, various Dark Priests
Theme Fantasy
Influences Tolkien, Anne McCaffrey
Released Oct 24 1998 (May 11 2010 for ToME 4)
Updated Mar 29 2015 (version 1.3.1)
Licensing Open Source, GPL3
P. Language C/Lua
Platforms Windows,Unix,Mac OS X
Interface ASCII, OpenGL, Keyboard, Mouse
Game Length 12-24 hours
Official site of T.o.M.E.


Tales of Maj'Eyal was an Angband variant


Tales of Maj'Eyal, more commonly known as ToME or ToME4, is an open-source fantasy roguelike. Development first began in 1998 as PernAngband, a Pern-inspired Angband variant, then later became known as Tales of Middle Earth. With the release of ToME4 in 2010, the game was rewritten entirely, complete with an original high fantasy setting and storyline.

ToME runs on T-Engine, a game engine developed by DarkGod which provides several useful features for developers writing their own roguelikes. T-Engine also supports third-party addons to ToME.

In 2013 ToME was greenlit and is now available for purchase on Steam, though the game remains free for download on the official website (with in-game special features for donators).

Notable Features

  • Graphical tiles, music and sound effects
  • Mouse control
  • Multiple game modes and difficulties, with the option of playing in traditional permadeath mode, an adventure mode with limited lives, or exploration mode with unlimited lives
  • Skill point based character progression organised into talent trees
  • Combat abilities with cooldowns and resource management
  • Ingame chat system
  • Freeform questing
  • Many unlockable races, subraces, classes and class specialization
  • Support for modules and addons through Lua

Related Links

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