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Epitaph

NameEpitaph v1.0
Rating92%
AuthorRoss Presser
ForNetHack 3.4.3
DescriptionWrite your own epitaph
 This patch implements the ability to write your own epitaph, which will be engraved on your headstone and saved in the bones file. It is not displayed in the visual tombstone right before the game exits, nor is it saved in the logfile or high score list. It only shows up on the headstone.

When you die, you will be asked "Do you want to write your own epitaph?" right *before* DYWYPI?. If you respond with y, then you will be prompted with "What do you want your epitaph to be?" Answering "I shouldn't have eaten the cockatrice corpse." (with the period) will be
displayed thus when someone loads your bones file:

Something is engraved here on the headstone.--More--
You read: "Here lies rpresser. I shouldn't have eaten the cockatrice
corpse.".

Although the epitaph is written into the bones file, it does NOT break bones compatibility. The epitaph was already being written into the bones file as part of the grave object -- this just changes how the epitaph string is written.

It gets called right before the grave is created; and as far as I can tell, that only happens after the system has decided to write a bones file. So this will tell you if a bones file was written.

[2007-03-27] Changed link to new location.
Downloadhttp://rpresser.googlepages.com/nethack-3.4.3-epitaph.patch (1.2 Kb)
AddedMarch 24, 2006 23:25
ChangedMarch 28, 2007 20:12
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4 Comments

5Ozma777May 24, 2018 07:12
Awesome! I added this to my variant years ago. It might be cheating, but you can say things like +4 elven dagger in sack, scroll on ground is scare monster, etc[Quote]
5ElronndJuly 02, 2015 20:54
Great patch. Love it![Quote]
 ElronndJuly 02, 2015 20:54
The patch is actually at https://e1db2a36-a-62cb3a1a-s-sites.googlegroups.com/site/rpresser/nethack-3.4.3-epitaph.patch?attachauth=ANoY7cpbiZHNIA4FiQ-zHM2OykD4R-dlgc7pFOMqppe98JOY2-uRDlcy2UYMTFjHlTKpu6g2S3cxRhTD0dvDSpvgvgHbnaAwpd4REczggdV9cfag5x5RP6Klx_lUSI_xRKkOnuvHu_j6ch2D0l3On-WjXZ_F0Zhqyj1tepGxhpcF8hYdQqeLKtsqCm8LjqLgKlOhvUBDRvtaqR8mkWcJhsnLe7223mmrmyUFRFUbri78AZwSQEYAvBs%3D&attredirects=0[Quote]
4AstroSteveJuly 16, 2007 01:40
I like it. I just wish they'd put it in on nethack.alt.org ... you could use it to warn people about what killed you. ("Watch out for that Pit fiend I polymorphed accidentally")

Anyway, excellent patch. I'm using it on my home version of NetHack now.[Quote]

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