Don't listen to the screen reader while it reads lines. Wait until it
stops then use the keys you normally use to check out the characters on
the screen. The first thing to do when the screen reader stops reading
is to locate any @ signs. One of these is going to be you. Others are
either vault guards; shopkeepers, or shape-shifters. Then do a /
command and Identify each one of them as well as any monsters near you.
If you know your screen location the monsters screen location is given
in the same way so you can find direction and distance from you that
These games involve at least as much strategy as killing monsters so if
I get lucky with equipment finds or increases in experience levels or
finding a down staircase, often I'll save the game and come back to it
and start playing it later.
On Tue, 6 Mar 2018, dark wrote:
Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2018 12:56:59
From: dark <d...@xgam.org>
Subject: Re: [blind-gamers] unnethack
I know about the nethaccess file, but whenever I've ried the map has been
impossible to make sense of since screen readers read text in lines and
getting a line that says dot dot dot hash dot dot dot dot bar dot dot doesn't
tell me much, indeed the only roguelike I've ever had success playing was
Angband and that due more to a combination of usable large graphic tyles and
my remaining vision than anything in the game itself.
This is why we don't list roguelikes on audiogames.net since until someone
comes out with that full screen braille display they're always going to be a
pain in the arse to play.
All the best,
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