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🅰️How does Tangaria differ from Angband (famous singleplayer roguelike game)?
Tangaria is multiplayer game; it means that several players could stay together in the same dungeon and to fight monster back-to-back; trade items between each other; buy a house, open a store and much, much more MMORPG-style features. If you’ve already played Angband – just download and try Tangaria, enter the game with some simple race/class combo like Half-Troll Warrior or Dragon Monk – and you will get into it quite fast. It’s the same turn-based roguelike, but in zeitnot when you have to make turns pretty fast… but when you get hurt (by default it’s 60%, you can change it in options) – time will slow down, so you will have more time to react properly (or you can turn on/off slow mode manually).

Is it balanced around multiplayer? Would I be able get the full experience playing alone?

You can play solo no problem. Playing in party with other players got pros and cons.

🏁How to start playing?
1) Download the latest version setup or archive
2) Unpack it and run the game client (mangclient_sdl.exe)
3) enter login and password (no need to register, you create a new account by logging)
4) create a character & enjoy the game!

🐧Is it possible to play with Linux/OSX?
Linux installation guide: https://tangaria.com/linux/
For OSX: use VirtualBox (of any other virtualization soft).

✂️When I start the game – its windows are too big and cutted on borders of my screen. How to fix it?
Minimize the game window to tray (WinKey+D) and then restore it back.

🔎I use Windows high DPI setting (font size 125-150-170% bigger) and game UI is too big.
RMB on game’s shortcut → CompatibilityChange high DPI settings → check ‘Override High DPI scaling behavior‘ so it will work for ‘Application‘ (screenshot).

📐How to change sizes of windows in SDL client?
Hover your mouse cursor over right bottom corner of subwindow – blue square will appear. Drag’n’drop this square to change window size (screenshot).

💻How to change tileset size and main screen UI? (to play with unusual resolution)

In SDL client you could reassign the game at any resolution with ease:
1) run mangclient_sdl.exe
2) create a character and enter the game 
3) choose the window which size you wish to change (just click on it in any place)
4) in top menu click on 'font' 16x24tx.fon; a menu will appear – try different sizes – they will change size of the main window.

Also you could assign sizes via config files Tangaria\lib\user\sdlinit.txt

Why I can’t change graphics settings in SDL client? they are greyed out
Some settings you can change only when you didn’t enter the game with your character; change them right after you start the game; at login screen.

But its hard to know what tile size works with what font without testing in game (see screenshot to the right)

Considering particular situation on the screenshot: in this case you should change not Tiles->Size (it’s actually ‘proportions’ of tileset), but Font size option. it will change size of graphical tiles even if you are already in-game (no need to be on login screen only).

🎲Alright, I’m in the town. What do I do now?
If you are a warrior – buy rocks from tavernkeeper; you can press h to throw them. Go into the dungeon, kill monsters, get stuff, raise levels, return to town to buy better equipment/consumables and trade with other players, return to the dungeon etc. Then go and kill dungeon bosses. At the end you will meet Morgoth, Manwe and even Eru Iluvatar.

↕️How to enter the dungeon?
To enter the dungeon – come on the stairs and press > on keyboard (shift+.)
To go up the stairs: <

⚔️How do I attack monsters? How is this different from Angband or other roguelikes?
If any monsters are standing next to you, your character will automatically attack them with your wielded melee weapon. You have to control manually spells, ranged weapons, using items etc.

💪Where do I go after I’m too powerful to enter first dungeon?
There is a number (looks like this) at each dungeon entrance, which show maximum level to enter the dungeon; if your character’s level exceeds this value – you should go to the next dungeon. There is a map which shows ~locations.

👁️How to read descriptions of dungeon’s entrance?
press l to use look command and point cursor on stairs;
press r when cursor is on the stairs: pop-up will appear with “name” as title and full description – where to go next.

Please note that you can read monster’s description and it’s properties interactively: to do so use look command, choose the monster and then press read command, so just use:

(if you see the monster for the first time and didn’t interact with it yet, you won’t see much information there. But in time when you will attack it or it will attack you – you will see more information there).

🔢Why my character appears as a number, like 7 (screenshot)?
It means you are hurt – and have 70% of health.

🔂When I hurt and have 50% HP – everything slow down; the time delay takes so long that I miss turns as I don’t know when it rolled over to next turn.

There is a ‘time bubble’ effect: after certain HP threshold – time slows down. To feel when the next turn will happen – take a look on the way how your character ‘blinks’. You will get used to it in time. If you wish to turn off this behavior – see below…

💭I would like to be able to turn off the game speed slowing effect (‘time bubble’)
Options menu = → “Set hitpoint warning” → 0

Also you can turn on/off time bubble at will with a hotkey, eg:

  • [Escape]=h=[Escape] – set 100% threshold (it means – to make slow-time permanent, good to use in dangerous situations);
  • [Escape]=h0[Escape] – disable time bubbles (makes game always fast; good to use when fighting boring monsters);
  • [Escape]=hn[Escape] – set threshold to (10 x n)% hp (1 <= n <= 9)
    (return back default behavior; eg I use [Escape]=h6[Escape] to slow down time automatically when I have 60% HPs);
  • [Escape]=h-[Escape] – toggle between 0 and your setting.

NEW We added default hotkeys to control flow of time:

  • Press 0 to use default value (slow down time when you have less than 60% HP)
  • Press Ctrl+0 to slow down time permanently (so when you will have even small scratch – time will slow down). Useful in dangerous situations.
  • Press Alt+0 to turn off slowing time. Useful when you fight weak monsters.

I strongly recommend press 0 after each fight so you will be back to default settings. Make it your reflex 🙂 So you won’t accidentally turn off “fuse” and forget about it

Why my character have only one BpR (blow per turn)?
First I wanna remind that to check your BpR – press C and you will see parameters screen (screenshot). By the way, if you press C → m – you will see resistances; and if you will press C → mm – see some more parameters.
So.. Having low BpR may be caused if you have too low STR/DEX and/or using very heavy weapon. The lighter weapons – the more BpR you will have. For some classes you can see BpR when you create character (screenshot).

🔙If I am deep in the dungeon, how do I easily return to town?
Read scroll World of Recall. They are quite expensive for a new player, so you may consider getting back by stairs at first.

⏩How do I make the game go faster?
If you think you are moving too slow, the first question to ask yourself is if you are running. To ‘run’ using the default controls, hit shift or . and then the direction you wish to move in. Note that you cannot ‘run’ when there is a monster on sight. Also there are equipment and consumables which could increase (or decrease) speed, for example, potion of speed. Also it should be noted that the deeper you go – the faster game speed becomes (which means that it’s important to increase ‘speed’ parameter later on).

⏸️Why is the level staying the same when I leave it and come back to it?
Someone else (other player) is on the level, which causes it to remain static.

🏳️Why items disappeared from the surface?

Storage house

Every dawn all items dropped to the surface will disappear (actually they are stolen by goblins) if there is no other player in this location. It’s always save to put your items in your house or at the storage-house.


🧪How to create a hotkey to drink a potion?

Let’s assign an action – to drink healing potion – when you press F1 hotkey. There are several ways to do it – with Keymap Wizard, manually or via config file:

Keymap Wizard:

  1. enter macro menu with = key
  2. choose ‘edit keymaps’ with e
  3. h (Keymap by item) // all three “Keymap by…” items are Wizard ones
  4. press the key on which do you want to assign drinking potion; in our case it’s F1
  5. now you will see your inventory where you could choose a potion – Cure Light Wounds (you could choose it with your keyboard up-down arrows and press Enter or by index-letter (see screenshot).
    Now you see:
    Key: [F1]
    Action: [Escape]q"Cure Light Wounds"
    it means that when you will press F1 key – you will perform command ‘quaff’ to the potion which name is enlisted in quotes.
  6. press - to finish entering the action
  7. press y to save keymap
  8. press b to save keymaps to file

You could assign macro by name manually, without Keymap Wizard. To do so:

  1. enter macro menu with = key
  2. choose ‘edit keymaps’ with e key
  3. press d to create a keymap
  4. press a key on which do you want to assign drinking potion; in our case it’s F1
  5. now type this: q”Cure Light Wounds”
  6. press - to finish entering the action
  7. press y to save keymap
  8. press b to save keymaps to file

By putting item name in quotes you could use any items or spell.

Alternatively you could assign action for items by using inscriptions (oldschool method):

  1. First press { key – to inscribe potion with the inscription:
    1. Choose a potion – Cure Light Wounds; to choose it – press a proper index-letter for it – it’s in front of the potion name in the list (in my case it was b)
    2. Now enter an inscription: @q1
      and press Enter
      Explanation: this inscription means that if you would press q (‘quaff’ command), then you do not need to press an index letter-key (a-z) to choose it – now you could simply press 1
  2. Then create macro hotkey; to do it:
    1. enter macro menu with = key
    2. choose ‘edit keymaps’ with e key
    3. press d – create a keymap
    4. press the key on which you want to assign drinking potion; in our case it’s F1
    5. now enter this: q1
      Explanation: it means that when you press F1 your character would do two actions at once: q – ‘quaff’ command, 1 – to choose a potion inscribed with number 1
    6. press - to finish entering the action
    7. press y to save keymap
    8. press b to save keymaps to file

And also there is yet another way – for experienced tech-savvy players. You can manually edit lib\user\<character-name>.prf file. In this file you will find out keymaps which you’ve assigned and saved before.

🆕How to save my inscriptions for all characters?
To save your inscriptions: =t
After saving your inscriptions would be applied automatically on this type of item, including your new characters if it’s got the same name as previous character.

🏹How to fire a bow/throw a stone to the closest monster?

Easy way is to press h
Also you can manually assign different types of ammo:

  1. insсribe ({) ammo with @f1
  2. create (= → e) the following macro:

You could shoot several times with: \ef1*tf1*tf1*tf1*tf1*t

Please note that for h shooting it’s especially important to comprehend ‘Fire-till-kill’ mode, see below…

🏴What is ‘fire-till-kill’ (FTK) mode?
It’s setting which allow you to shoot monster automatically till your character will defeat it. To use it – use h hotkey (fire to closest target). There are some options (to check them in-game: =x) for FTK & auto-retaliation:

1) option “active auto-retaliator = yes”: your character will retaliate automatically, meaning as soon as you’re in melee range of an enemy, you will attack that enemy

2) option “active auto-retaliator = no”: your character will retaliate MANUALLY, meaning as soon as you have set something as a TARGET, and that enemy comes into melee range, you will attack that enemy — this means for archers and casters that use missiles or spells, the retaliator will be active once the targeted enemy comes into melee;

3) for casters or archers that DO NOT WANT retaliation at all: inscribe your weapon with ^O, this is the inscription that prevents retaliation — this is vital at low level, as stuff like the Maggot’s dogs or Bullroarer are fast, and you want to use Phase Door + ranged attacks against them without wasting turns with melee attacks;

In short: if you just started ranged class – inscribe your melee weapon with ^O (or !O) and set auto-retaliator to OFF in options. Later on at higher levels you could turn auto-retaliation ON.

🅾️What’s the difference between !O and ^O inscriptions?
!O works on the particular item (eg the sword in hand), ^O will prevent all auto-retalliation (you can put it on anything).

📏How to shoot to the closest monster (auto-retaliate) with a ranged weapon?
Inscribe missile launcher using the @On

🧭How to recall (teleport) to certain locations by coordinates?
Inscribe Word of Recall scroll with #R<x,y>; for example, to recall back to town: #R0,1

Use #R without any numbers to ask for recall depth manually (could be applied on items and spellbooks).

💬Which inscription to use to get down to the particular depth of the dungeon?
When you read Word of Recall (WoR) scroll on the surface, you will teleport to the dungeon which entrance lies in the location where you read the scroll. If you read WoR scroll without inscription – it will teleport you to the deepest level which you visited before in this dungeon. But also you can choose depth manually by assigning { the inscription on WoR scroll:
#R<depth>, eg #R300 would teleport you to -300 depth. Please note that you do not need to use ‘-‘ (minus) at the depth (as eg in TomeNET).

👺Why when I stay in town I’ve lost some gold after some time?
There are thieves around, take care. It’s better to stay afk only in safe spot – in player house, in the tavern or inside of the NPC building.

😎I play with a friend and do not receive EXP, why?
You should have 7 lvls difference to receive EXP when playing in a party with other players.

✉️How to send private message to another player?
Just put in chat “playername:message” and it will display in green the message to that player. Using “party:message” also works. There are also “chat channels” (#) to make a “chat room” in game. By default, the channel used is #public.

🪦What happens when I die?
When you die, you have to start a new character. Log back to the game and choose your deceased character – the game will give you multiple options: you can delete the character or reincarnate the previous one (a roman number like I, II, III etc would be added to your name automatically).

🪦What is the character dump and where to find it?
Character dump is your character information which will be automatically posted in our ladder after death of your character to share your adventures with other players. Also you can get the dump by yourself:

  1. if you are alive: C → f
  2. if your character died: login back to character and choose in menu ‘Get a character dump’.

Dump files will be stored in Tangaria/lib/user.

What are these two numbers at the left bottom of the screen?
It’s your character’s feelings about what to expect on the dungeon level. The first number is a danger of monsters; second – a quality of loot at the level (will be available when you explore most of the level area). At 5+ you will meet some dangerous monsters, but also could find a great treasure.

🤷‍♂️’Ignore’ feature doesn’t work properly; I have to ignore and then destroy item manually
All ignored items in the inventory are immediately dropped on the floor and ignored (made invisible) as long as 
1) you didn’t equip them (equipping something marks the item as “non-ignorable” so you need to destroy manually) and
2) you’re not in a town (to prevent littering)

How do I transfer saved settings and macros when updating a client?
Copy the user folder (located: lib/user)

⌛Is it safe to stay AFK in town?
1) you don’t consume food while in town;
2) you don’t consume light when in town during the day;
3) the tavern rooms, NPC shops and player’s houses have “safe floor” (means you cannot be harmed) and mobs cannot enter there;
4) outside of tavern you could be killed or robbed by enemies, take care!

🦇I was polymorphed when I drunk from fountain. What should I do?
1) your best bet is to drink from other fountains to polymorph back; it might take few attempts, but eventually it will help;
2) another solution is to find or ask other players about the wand/rod of polymorph and use it on yourself. Please note that they could work not at the first time. To target it to yourself use *

💍I found a ring of polymorph. Does it work only for mimic class?
Rings work for any class — you Activate them while wearing them and you polymorph into the monster. Non-mimics get a quite dangerous penalty — so better not use them while on low health. Also these rings are a one-time item — it gets destroyed after activation so better choose carefully when you want to use them. Please note that you can’t use rings too often as it drains 1 point of all stats per use.

💍I’ve used ring of polymorph and polymorphed into a statue. Now I can not move. What to do?
Polymorph is not timed, so it won’t pass in time. If you polymorph into a non-moving monster only way to fix it is to ask another player to “unpolymoph” you with a wand or rod of polymorph. If you can’t find anyone around – you can just suicide and restart. That’s why rings of polymorph now immediately ID when you wear them so you know what type of mob it is.

🧬Would Hold Life help versus experience drain from items (eg nazgul rings)?
No, it won’t help.

💔My stats (STR, INT, CON..) are low, what to do?
They would be restored when you gain a new character’s level; or you could use certain items to restore them (in case of STR and CON – you could taste some beverages…)

🔥How resistance susceptibility works (as character property, eg Hydra susceptible to cold)?
Susceptibility means you will get 133% damage from attack; even if you have resistance – you will still receive 100% damage; with double resistance it will become 33%. Only immunity will make you completely save while you have susceptibility.

👤Monk could be effective only at throwing stones/boomerangs/shurikens? or shots (mithril shot) will also work?
Throwing works on magic shots, rocks, shurikens and boomerangs.

🪄Is it alright to recharge several wand/staves if they are in stuck with several recharge scrolls?
Yes, you could recharge stuck of wands/staves by reading several scrolls in a row. Please note that it’s better to recharge empty devices, without any charges left.

🥷Can I attack other players?
Yes, but they have to turn on PvP mode: shift+P5 (Specify player to attack)

🐢I’m gorged (90+% Fed) and my speed is low. What to do?
Don’t over-eat 🙂 You could wait in the dungeon till satiation will normalize or you could drink potion of stomach water or salt water to wash your stomach (beware, it’s quite rough potion; you will need to eat something right away).

🪙How does ordering from the Expensive Black Market (XBM) work? Typing the item desired gives the “Order Accepted” response but nothing else happens…

Order simply marks an item to “stick” inside the shop so it doesn’t get removed when the store content is shuffled. If you order something you need to wait until the item will appear in the shop, which could take a while if it’s rare. And there’s no parser so if you make a typo the order will never yield anything.

🌙It’s dark in-game, is there a way to play in daylight?
You could sleep till morning: use R – to ‘sleep’ and speed up time; It will take something like 5 minutes in real life to sleep the whole night.

🧝I don’t have see invisible, but I occasionally see invisible monsters. Why?
Your character might have infravision property which allows you to see some invisible monsters if they aren’t cold-blooded.

👻I’ve become ghost.. What should I do?
Under certain circumstances you could become a ghost. Please note that it could happen only to living character; if you will die, you won’t become ghost! So.. if you’ve become ghost under the influence of dark magic:

  • ghosts can pass through walls and drift up to town by hitting ‘<‘;
  • once you’re back in town you can resurrect in the temple. This will cost you half your experience points;
  • ghosts also have certain undead powers, accessible via the m command. Unlike spells and prayers, undead abilities use experience as “fuel”. If you don’t have enough experience to invoke an undead power, your character is destroyed permanently.

🐲I saw player-dragon in town! How they do that!?
The easiest way, of course, is to play a mimic class who have ability to polymorph. Besides, you can be a fruit bat by having yourself polymorphed. Also you can polymorph into monsters by activating certain items. These forms could be very mighty, but still has some restrictions…

⚰️Can I cheat death by quitting the game just before I die?
Nope. While quitting in the town is instantaneous, quitting while in the dungeon causes your character to remain in the game for a few seconds, while being completely under the control of the “auto-retaliater”. Since it can only attack (and not run away or cast healing spells), it’d be a much better idea to remain in the game.

🔃Tell me more about this auto-retaliation.
The auto-retaliater takes over when your character if any monsters are standing next to you; it will attack them with your wielded weapon. Many people let the auto-retaliater do all the attacking, as it isn’t affected by lag (and it’s easier); although ranged classes could consider to turn it off on early level to be able to use Phase Doors VS fast enemies.

🔱How are artifacts and unique monsters handled?
As in vanilla Angband, there is only one instance of each artifact and unique. Artifacts, will be very rare to find, since there are multiple players, most people will not find many (if any) artifacts, since people who have come before most likely already have them. However, when a player dies, all of his artifacts are lost, so that others may find them. Also there are exist random artifacts (randarts) with random name and random properties to supplement the lack of normal artifacts.

Considering unique monsters – every single player has unique-list of his own so that he’ll meet all the uniques by himself; without need to compete for them with another player (you could play in party with other player and help each other to kill them).

🤺How many attacks should my character be getting?
The blows per round (BpR) formula based on several factors including strength, dexterity, class, level and weapon weight. All characters can get a maximum of five attacks per round except for mages, who only receive four and warriors, who can receive six. There is one exception: a weapon of extra attacks can exceed this limit.

🚪How to Bash door?
There is no Bash command at the moment, though it make appear soon. Instead – opening a locked door always removes one “tick” to the “locked” count as if the @ was trying to bash the door until the door opens (or breaks).

Another way is to tunnel through door; though it could be quite long process as doors in-game are pretty firm. Better just to open it.

💢What is ‘alter’ command? When I use + is says: you spin around
It’s “swiss knife” command — you use it on door to open or close, trap to disarm, wall to dig and so on. Quite useful for mobile devices.

🕜How does the fractional speed system work?
Basically, time passes in the world in small units called “game turns”, and during every “game turn”, each entity (the monsters and the player) receives some “energy” points, based on its “speed” rating. When an entity acquires at least 100 energy points, they must perform some action (such as move or attack or rest) which consumes some of their energy points. The higher the “speed” rating, the faster “energy” points are acquired, so more actions can be performed in a given number of “game turns”.

A “normal” entity has a speed of 110, and receives 10 energy points per game turn. A “slow” entity has a speed below 110, and receives between 1 and 9 energy points per game turn. A “fast” entity has a speed above 110, and receives between 11 and 49 energy points per game turn. Note that the number of energy points received per game turn is approximately equal to the speed minus 110, but the actual equation is more asymptotic. The current speed of your character, if not “normal”, is displayed as “Slow (-N)” or “Fast (+N)”, indicating the distance of the speed from “normal”.

The most obvious effect of speed is in combat, but it also affects the rate of food consumption (extremely fast characters must be careful not to starve), and the number of “player turns” that a character must spend on a level to get a level feeling on the next.

🪤Disable trap rod doesn’t work – trap reappear right after you use rod on it.
Works as intended. “Disable” traps is a temporary effect, contrary to “disarm” traps. 

What is SDig in C resistance sheet?
Slow digestion

I’m poisoned and can’t rest. How to make poison end faster?
There’s a “hidden” feature of the Rest command: use “x” to perform a rest without caring for status ailments. I’ve only used that myself as a commodity and never thought it would be useful for other people, as you have to be careful not to leave your HP go down to 0 and die. But in some situations (eg being poisoned) it is very helpful as you would get bullet time applied while waiting for poison to wear off.

I’ve stepped over the item and it disappeared. Why?

It seems you had this items in ignore list; try toggle K key to see it (you will see “Unignore” to the left at bottom panel)

In case if you already played Angband or its multiplayer variants (TomeNET, MAngband), there is a list of new commands which you may find interesting

^ – is Ctrl key
| – quiver (up to 8 slots; every 40 missiles reduce 1 inv. slot)
W – walk into direction (eg. to step on trap on purpose)
D – to disarm trap or to lock a closed door.
+ – alter; used to choose a direction before action
h – fire default ammo at nearest enemy
* – Targeting Mode (useful for eg. ball spells, to shoot it to the monster group center)
( – target other player (eg to heal)
– target closest monster (useful to create macro)
[ – list of visible monsters
] – list of visible items
^W – wilderness map (world map)
^F – repeat level feeling
^Z – chat commands
^D – post item to chat
E – buy a house / check your shop prices (use from from inside of your house)
^Q – get a quest
^S – emotion commands (for interaction between players)
^L – center map (useful for ranged attacks!)
U – use an item

Why I can not use skill? My cooldown doesn’t restore..
Cooldowns restore ONLY while inside of the dungeon.


I play Blackguard class and it is impossible to restore mana by resting, only in battle as if it was vampirism.
It’s a feature of blackguard class. It’s not a mana, but kinda ‘rage’; so this class get it in battle to spend on special moves.

🕯️I’m trying to play a summoner now but I die a lot…
It’s one of the most hardest classes. For new player it’s better to start with warrior or monk.

🐻Which are some good forms for the shapeshifter?

For shapeshifter you want forms with speed at start, stuff like cave spider is fine. Forms with speed + hp are great too so hydras is fine in midgame, plus you get the “affinity” bonus meaning that if you kill many hydras the next tier won’t take as many kills. Usually you want +20 mob (+10 speed) asap, fallen angels are good for that. In the end nightwalker, greater balrog is great. Ofc dragons work too.

🦇I’m playing a vampire rogue but I can’t learn any spells, how does vampire works?

Rogues learn spells at level 5 and you need enough INT to cast them. Vampires do not have too much INT at the beginning, so you will able to cast spells a lot of spells not right away.

⛰️Is there race/form that can climb mountains?

Mountains here are unpassable terrain you can’t even dig some of them. But in future we may add a races which will have passing mountains ability and ‘tool’ climbing set (quite heavy and rare).

How work life leech on vampire? And how work life leech on gloves, on hand’s and weapon, and how it work on shapechange form?

Life leech just takes a percentage of the damage you deal and gives it back to your char as hp. Same formula used for everything. Same with spells (necromancer and maybe other classes). The only different “life leech” type is Absorb Soul from Necromancer spell, which gives back hp corresponding to a percentage of the full hp of the monster you kill while the spell is active.

Is summoner can have 0% fail on summon monster spell? I remember the max had 3% fail, I summon the monster for help, he turned out to be a dark elven necromancer and he was against me…

Summon spell chance depends on level and wisdom, higher level + wisdom gives more chance to get a friendly summon — summon status is 1) hostile 2) static 3) follower 4) attacker, you start with more chances towards 1) and end up closer to 4) … You never get 0% chance but later on you get a “pacify” spell which you can use on hostile summons to turn them friendly. Summoner is really hard class, usually it requires playing like an archer with help from summons since you will have no offensive spells and bad melee so it’s often good to choose a race with good archery.


🧙How to play a mage?

1) check if you have proper (according to your class) spellbook in your inventory
2) you could browse (check which spells there) the book: press b
3) press Shift+G to learn a new spell
4) press m to cast learned spell
5) you will acquire spell points with lvl ups which allow learning new spells

📚How do I keep my spellbooks from being destroyed by fire?

  1. Always bring at least 2 copies of the first 3 spellbooks on trips to the dungeon. Take more if you have a high STR. 
  2. Get a double resistance (drink a resistance potion together with having resistance on equipment).
  3. Find an artifact with fire immunity. Deathwreaker, Narya, and the One Ring grant immunity to fire.
  4. The most powerful spellbooks of each class are immune to destruction by fire.
  5. You may also hide some books in a safe part of the dungeon if you are hunting a monster that you know is going to incinerate your inventory.

⚗️Why did my maximum mana suddenly go down?
There are two possible equipment-related causes:
1. All spellcasters are penalized for wearing a combination of armor items weighing over a certain amount. This simulates the general encumbering effects of heavy armor. Try removing some armor to restore your mana, if this is a problem.
2. Mages, and other mage-type spell casters, lose mana for wearing gloves (or gauntlets or cestus). This simulates the interference they cause with the intricate gestures required for spellcasting. Gloves providing either free action and/or agility will not decrease mana. Among these are the artifacts Fingolfin and Cambeleg. Priests and paladins don’t have this problem, as they invoke the power of their deity directly.

⚗️I don’t have enough mana to cast a spell. What are the consequences if I cast it anyway?
Casting a spell without enough mana has a 1/3 chance of damaging your CON, sometimes permanently. It can also cause you to faint from the effort.

🧮I cast a spell twice in a row. Why doesn’t the duration double?
Haste Self and Essence of Speed spells are not cumulative in effect. For example, if your character is already hasted (with a non-permanent spell or item), casting additional Haste Self spells will only extend the total duration by 1-5 player turns, rather than the normal amount. The same goes for other buffs.

⚡My bolt spell took out a row of monsters! What happened?
Certain “bolt” spells (magic missile, lightning, fire and frost bolt, etc) have a chance to become a “beam” based on your experience level. This chance depends on character level; and higher for mages and lesser for rangers. Wands also have a chance to “beam” and rods too, but lesser chance.

📕Where do I find the higher-level spellbooks?
The high-level books can be found deeper in the dungeon, often as part of the treasure drops of high-level monsters and uniques. You might get lucky and see them at the Black Market. These books are not artifacts. One good way is to ask another players to sell you spare books — it’s multi-player game now!


🏠Where to store my items?
You could buy a house to hold your items. Every new player got ‘Deep of Property’ which could be used to claim a small house for free. Also there is a storage house in town which could hold several items for free.

How to build house?
All new players receive Small House Creation scroll with which they could build a house for free if it costs less then 10k. Just get 8 level, dig a mountain a bit (digging inside of the dungeon could harder, but takes less energy) to get House Foundation stones and build!

How to buy house?
To buy a house press Shift+H and direct to a door.

How to build bigger houses?
To be able to build bigger houses you should get House Creation scroll which could be rewarded for completing quest (Ctrl+q to get the quest; you need to be 20+ lvl to be able to take quest).

🏡How to customize my house? (paint house)
Use the potion (throw it with v) on the door; door should change the type to match the color of the potion. Note that some potions change their sign to their default value (“torch”).

🏘️I’ve got two houses and can not buy more. What to do?
As far as houses go, the 2 house restriction is
1) to ensure players don’t buy all the big houses
2) to stay fair regard of no-wilderness when you just have your home in town. This will force players to “manage” their houses: buy a small one, then, later on, buy a bigger one, then after you will enter end-game — buy a second big one.

🏚️How to enlarge house:
Moreover, you have the “enlarge” house feature, so once you have no more space in your houses, you can get some House Foundation Stones by digging mountains and use Scroll of House Creation to enlarge your house:
You need a house that’s not close to other features. Choose one of the walls and fill a rectangle area of at least 3 rows with House Foundation Stones. Stand on stones and read the scroll, it should change the stones into space and extend the wall.

Also please note that you can’t enlarge houses which belongs to other players.

🏪How to put an item for sale in the house?
Inscribe an item as for sale ... or ~ ..., eg for sale 1000 or ~ 50000
To check the price: close your door inside the house, press Shift+H and point at the door – it will list the items for sale.

I am not getting $ for selling items in my store
To trade correctly in the store, be sure to leave an empty space on the floor for money, i.e. there should be an grid on the floor of the house, which will have empty spot in it. Then, if an item is bought from you, the money will be placed there. If there is already money on the grid, there is no need to free it from money, they will be “added” there. If there is no free space on the grid, you will not receive money upon purchase.

🧺Some weapons and armour can not be put on sale till I would wear and take it off
Not a bug. Wearable items aren’t fully identified until you wear them. Intended.

Interface, windows, tileset

Any way to switch ascii/tileset inside the game? I mean without editing the .ini

You cannot switch in game due to how the code is handled (player preferences are passed before the game starts) — in fact it’s the opposite of what V does where you have to be in game to actually switch tileset.

But atm there is a feature to show monsters in ASCII while you play in graphical mode: = b q (display monsters in ASCII). Display monsters in ascii is actually a hack — it doesn’t use ascii display but just passes ascii symbol/color to the client which finds out that it doesn’t relate to a tile and displays “as is” which means an ugly symbol over a blank tile — to do that properly there should be tiles for ascii symbols, just like what is done for damages players with the 0-7 tiles.

📺How to play in borderless fullscreen like Igroglaz doing in his streams?

1) download and install AutoHotKey (open-source free program)
2) run tangaria-addon.ahk (in game’s folder)
3) use MMB+LMB* to activate addon in active window, MMB+RMB to deactivate.

*L/RMB – left/right mouse button; MMB – middle mouse button.

📺I’ve accidentally closed game windows. How to restore them?
in mangclient.ini make ‘Visible=1’ to all terminals which you wish to show.

📺How to play in one-window mode (like Tangar does at his streams)?
To play in fullscreen and adjust tileset size, check Tangar’s AHK addon.

📺How to change message window height?
in mangclient.ini change NumRows parameter. Please note that minimum size of the Terms is fixed to 16×4; if you want even smaller Terms, reduce the font size.

⌨️Is there a way to disable that thing that pops up when you hit the enter key?

There is an option (= → MAngband options → Disable Enter Menu).

The old way to solve it: go into the options menu, choose “Edit keymaps”, then “Create a keymap”. Press Enter at the “Keypress” prompt and a single space as the “Action”. In short: =m8 <enter> <enter>.

And then you’ll probably want to choose to “Append keymaps to a file” so that it persists for next time you load the game.

This just replaces the default action of Enter with a “do nothing but don’t tell me about help” action. If you want to keep the menu available, say on the Tab key, you can also remap the Tab keypress to the \n action.

You can also use the disable_enter option from the Options menu, Advanced options section.

Technical troubleshooing

🔒I can’t connect to the server
Try to add the client to firewall exception. If it didn’t help – check your router or to complain to your network administrator.

🌐Why I can’t ping the server ( When I’m trying to ping game.tangaria.com I got Request timed out.

Ping command is disabled for our server. Though it has very good connection speed and located in Europe (Moscow), so no worries, you could play it comfortable even from USA 😉

🗯️I see flickering/redrawing when a character moves; there is a ‘black square spot’ that appears on top right corner nearby to the character when I move.
If you play with tileset – it’s the only way for now. You could play ASCII if you are annoyed by this problem.

🔊Sound doesn’t work
In most cases: just try to restart PC
At Windows 10: if you use ‘K-Lite Video Codecs’: in ‘Lav Decoder’ properties remove tray icon.

⚠️I felt lag/freeze when hounds breath on me
Yes, that’s could be fixed with the client’s latency for displaying effects. It is a configurable option. Go to the Options menu: =d ‘set base delay factor’ → lower the value (40ms by default). Usually, it’s alright to put 10 or 20ms to keep the breathing effect but lower the latency on the client. You can put 1ms if you don’t want effect at all (not recommended).

🚷Auto-pickup inscription ‘=g’ doesn’t work properly
Known bug. This happens when you step on ammo while running. Workaround: before picking up ammo, stop running and just walk on the item to pick it up.

📵When I cast spells with targeting *t I’ve got nasty line over spell effect
Do not use *t for macroing stuff, use ' key; then you won’t see this line

⛔GCU client sometimes doesn’t react on keys
Known bug. GCU client is currently bugged… GCU is meant for Linux, the port for Windows is atrocious and just hack over hack. Nobody should ever use that client on Windows, unless toying around with Necklace of the Eye for fun.

✖️I’m playing in a terminal and the Escape key isn’t working as it should
This is a feature of terminals to allow you to enter keypresses that can’t be sent directly. Use the backtick \ key instead – it’s equivalent in every way to Escape (this is unverified for PWMAngband!).

My character disappeared. What happened?
From time to time we make full wipe in the world to be able to include new updates to the game. But wipe in roguelike game with permadeath is nothing really. Just start a new character and have fun!

⚪I can not see my character!
If your character is not visible – please turn your monitor into a 32-bit color mode (because some players turn 16-bit to play in old games)

🆔How to change my password?
For now, it’s not possible. Only admin could create a char with a new password then copy from the “account” file which is a quite big task, so better to avoid such situations.

🕶️Dark monsters are hard to see
Fix (reduce) the alpha on your screen, or use the “Interact with colors” screen under the options = menu. Navigate to the 8 using n and increase the color intensity with red/green/blue.

🔲I’m appeared inside of walls when I logged on.. Now I cannot move!
Have you exited game while you were in the dungeon? It seems when you were off – your character get lost and fell under a landslide. To save your life, now you can use Phase Door, Teleportation, World of Recall scroll or try to dig yourself out of this situation…but if you don’t have the means, you could try to ask other players for help. Also you could try to re-enter the game several times (wait a minute before each attempt) – your character could try to find way out by himself… Anyway, the best advice is “Don’t exit the game while inside in the dungeon” 🙂 This phenomenon is nastier with server down, where you’re forced to leave the game and could be surrounded by a pack of hounds afterwards…

🙅‍♂️I try to buy things in a shop but they say “There’s nothing to buy here”!
Just leave it once and enter again. There is a rumour that this phenomenon is known to happen when the sun rises/sets.

⚒️Some apparently-identical items won’t stuck. Why?
Firstly check the options for stacking first.

Second: items won’t stack if the owners (name on item) are not the same.

Though same kind of items with different level requirements(req) can stack, this stacking occurs when the inventory is refreshed… so try dropping an item and pick it again.

Also some items can be stacked if you identify it(even when they seems identified); this is often the case with Feanorian lamps.

🛑The client quits with “Error (incorrect password) reading a X.X.X savefile”. What’s wrong?
It could be one of a few things. First, if you’ve never played at that server before, it could be that someone else has taken your nickname, and your password isn’t the same as his. Or, perhaps you entered your password wrong. Try again.

🗨️I connect to a server, but there’s no one playing! Where can I find some other people?
Give a shout in our discord channel and people may come. Also bring a word about Tangaria to your friends! 🙂

❔After starting the client, it waits for a bit, then quits after printing a bunch of “Waiting for verify response” messages.
This probably means that your machine is behind a firewall that disallows UDP traffic. You’ll have to check your router/firewall settings or to complain to your network administrator.

❔Client crashes whenever I finish making a new character with “Unknown Packet Type”
It could be your connection problem, please check your VPN or firewall

❔While playing, the client dies and says “Receive unknown reliable data packet type”, then it prints out a whole bunch of numbers.
It’s a bug related to the server/mangband code… Just try to connect again – do not haste when game asks ‘press any key’ – wait a second before doing it.

♻️Is it possible to cheat?
Probably, but it’d be very difficult. The only “cheating” that would really be possible would be “bug exploitation”, for example, where you find a bug that lets you enchant weapons without end (there is no such bug, no worries). But cheating by modifying your character with a hex editor, or using backup savefiles, is impossible because since everything important is kept by the server, you can’t modify any important data.

☑️How do I report a bug?
Post on the Discord. Be sure to include everything you can figure out to reproduce the bug. Screenshots and character dumps that show the problem might be requested, because they help tracking bugs down.

For those who experienced a crash before, please post your race/class combo, it may be a parameter related to that since some “new” ones may have an out of bounds parameter. If crash was due to choosing a specific race it will not reproduce until someone chooses that race.

I have Windows 10 warning when I push certain hotkeys

Disable it in ‘Keyboard’ settings


🌱How to setup your own server:

  1. download Tangaria
  2. change CONSOLE_PASSWORD in config file
  3. run mangband.exe to start a server
  4. to auto-connect to your server – add your IP to host= in client config file (mangband.ini or mangclient_sdl.INI); it could be for localhost
  5. run client – mangclient_sdl.exe or mangclient.exe

🌍Who are Tangaria developers?
Tangaria created 5 January 2019 by Tangar Igroglaz. A huge role in its foundation belongs to Powerwyrm, developer/maintainer of PWMAngband (which is a basis and game engine of Tangaria); Powerwyrm implemented a lot of features which made it possible to create Tangaria in the first place – eg enhanced tileset support, fixed bugs, helped with truckloads of problems and enhancements. He does great work on PWMAngband and each of his updates makes Tangaria a better place.

🤝I wanna contribute to the project, how to do so?
Please check the source code and join our Discord.

📅What are the current plans for the game?
Check out PWMA and Tangaria tickets and Discord.

💡How do I suggest an idea/feature?
Post it on Discord; the developers keep an eye on it, and ideas deemed OK will get filed for future implementation. Sometimes a suggestion may not be right for the game, though. Some suggestions would change aspects of Tangaria that are essential to its nature; Tangaria got certain concept behind it which shall not be changed in its main aspects.

Lore and World

🤔I saw monsters which are intrinsically ‘good’ creatures: such as Maggot, Bullroarer and of course the Maia. Why they attack the player?
1) Don’t try to get away with Maggot’s mushrooms.
2) ‘For the Greater Good’ we often make bad thing happen in the end.. Also who says that the *player character* is always good? Actually, if you would manage to defeat Dark Lord M. you may consider taking his Crown and become the new Lord of Darkness… It makes ‘good’ creatures to consider you as a very big danger, maybe even worse than Morgoth himself..?
3) Considering Maia, or spirits. Dark Lord S. himself is a Maia, so there’s nothing that will tell you which one is good or bad. In the dungeon, assume that they are all bad Maia. The ones that are not (Arien for example) simply see you as a nuisance that breaks the universe’s balance and must be stopped.

Recently we had new character attribute added – Charisma. Having high charisma gives possibility not to fight with ‘good’ characters: Farmer Maggot and his dogs, Bullroarer, Beorn, Shadowfax, Robin, Phoenix, Fundin Bluecloak, Radagast the Brown, Fangorn, The Unicorn of Order.. Just avoid coming to them too close and they won’t hurt you. Though if you wanna be ‘bad’ guy – you may fight with them and even get some reward.. But there is a rumor that there could be a payoff for it later…

🤔Why hydra race have AoE attack when it’s just a newborn hydra with one head?
Actually it has several heads, from born, but they are not active in peace and really stupid till hydra will become mature, so you do not see it in race avatar. But they are there and hydra use them when attacking monsters.

🤔Increase the player’s carrying capacity please!
This idea involves giving the player more item slots or the creation of items like “bags of holding”… If the character was allowed to carry a nearly unlimited supply of items, then there would be no strategy involving careful selection of equipment and inventory, which is an integral part of the game.

🤔Please add a “pass through wall” spell.
It’s already there, but it’s rare. In the past it caused many problems with line-of-sight computations. If the player was somehow blinded by being in the wall, then the wall would grant infinite armor class. This has being implemented in some varients, however the implementation varies between them.

🤔Why it’s forbidden for players to give their items to other players for free?
That would make the game trivial for low level players with friends; game will become dull for them; they won’t receive fun of exploration. Btw, in Nethack, players can do this indirectly, because its “bone” files contain the inventory of the dead player; but there is ghosts and items become cursed.

🤔What happened to player ghosts?
Player ghosts were removed in Angband 2.7.9, during a code cleanup by the then maintainer (Ben Harrision), who thought they were a hack. There have been proposals to put them back in, but none have come to fruition yet. Also, some variants (including OAngband and PernAngband) have reimplemented player ghosts.

🤔Endgame is too hard.
Well killing Morgoth is the goal of the game, everything after that is just bonus — remember that MAgband forces you to retire once you killed Morgoth, you have like 30 mins to get rid of your char before it is automatically retired

🤔This entire game is too hard!
Tangaria is derived from a single player turn-based game called Angband. Multiplayer by no means an easy game, and is often difficult for newcomers to get the hang of. If you have never played Angband before, and are having a lot of problems learning Tangaria, then it might be helpful to check out Angband first. That said, many players have become MMORL (MMO-roguelikes) addicts without any prior Angband experience.

Some may say that Tangaria is not recommended except for experienced roguelike players who think that other multiplayer roguelikes are ‘too easy.’ Disconnected stairs, ESP only works within radius of 20 squares and when you die, your Ghost is immediately destroyed. One death and that is it.

What I could say… It’s not really true.

It was my dream for a long time: to have proper, truly online roguelike gameplay without cheating, stair-scumming, everlasting and other stuff with spoil the fun and habitate people to play ‘wrong’, non-roguelikish way, so after a while they loose interest to the game. In my opinion, online roguelike should propose different philosophy opposite to MMORPG boredom hoarder-simulators.

Roguelike – it’s just you, your skill, your guts.. and your freedom.

Freedom from fear of death. Freedom from fear ‘to loose’. Every adventure – counts. Every death – is an achievement. Every new character – is a happiness of unique exploration experience.

Immortality in roguelike game will just spoil the fun and game will soon become dull with it. No wonder Eru Iluvatar bestowed Gift of Men to all roguelike player – which includes both mortality, leading to death of old age, and free will.

And.. The game is not that hard. It’s rebalanced in the right way. PWMAngband items income based on modern Angband; while shop’s refreshment (which takes in V much more time) makes PWMA much easier than Angband in terms of getting consumables (of course it’s still harder in general because of real-time gameplay, special gameplay mechanics, new monsters, etc). I careful rebalanced ‘PWMA engine’ for Tangaria, tweaking items income, dungeons requirements, food, etc to prevent grind and cheezing – it’s made game a bit harder. But still, game is not too hard – I’ve managed to win with a new class/race from my first attempt after I’ve heavily nerfed dragon race. So game difficulty is alright, don’t worry 😉

Should I spent certain time on the previous level before entering the new one, to get the feeling about level treasure?
No, you need to spend time on the current level, no previous one. You need to explore most of the current level to see it.

I’ve entered the dungeon but can not see level of danger.

Not having level danger is not a bug, it simply means another player saved on the level and it’s static.

Hotkey to turn on/off auto-retaliation

Make a keymap that does [Escape]=bf[Enter][Escape][Escape] and press that keymap to switch auto-retaliation.
make macro to inscribe/uninscribe weapon:

I can not assign x (swap item) on ctrl+x hotkey

By default x is just a hotkey for w0. Try to assign to ctrl+x not x, but w0

Long macro names problem. Word of Recall (rugged) – starter recall scroll. If I’ll macro it like:
keymap-act:[Escape]r"Word of Recall (rugged)"
it won’t work; in query (to test macro) it shows as: ‘Word of Recall (‘

This is not a bug but should be just documented: macros (in the keymap menu) are limited to 20 characters (when you reach that value you will see your macro turn “red”). There is a line on the screen that explicitely says it. Just use a name that is shorter, the parser uses partial strings anyway. Eg
keymap-act:[Escape]r"Word of Recall"

🔮What does mean this rumour:

Wands of Heal Monster are useful! Hint: ball spell, @....moo(o)ooo

@ wand, the ‘m’ is a mold and blocks a horde of orcs from coming to you so you cast a ball spell, it will hurt the mold but also the orcs, then you heal the mold and repeat until orcs are dead.

🔮And this rumour?

They say that more often than not a single Light spell kills a wizard

Mages cannot cast spells while blinded, and if they don’t resist light, a light spell can blind them.

Why are some items different colors?

Every base object type (body armour, potion, boots, etc) has a color that it uses for inventory lists. Body armour is grey, most other armour is brown (potions are light blue, rings are red, etc).


Is it possible to play Tangaria offline?

Just run the server locally:

1) download latest package at https://tangaria.com/download/

2) (optional) in case if you want to play not in real-time, but in turn-based mode, edit mangband.cfg:

3) edit mangclient.ini:

4) run server: mangband.exe

5) run client: mangclient_sdl.exe

If I kill shapechanged monster – would I get loot from it?

Yes, shapechanged monsters revert on death.

My characters is gone..

Also please note that once per several months we might perform character wipes – to be able to add new major features to the game. In most cases there is a preliminarily warning about upcoming wipe in Discord, so you will be able to play your character till nice YASD or even win. Your Account Points will be preserved – so you will retain bonuses for houses size, storage, etc which you achieved. Don’t be sad about wipes – for roguelikers death (along with wipe) is dearest friend and it’s just yet another reason to start a new great adventure! After character wipe all dead heroes sent to enjoy eternal life in Hall of Fame – https://stat.tangaria.com/

I’ve saw that there is a way to show weather (rain, snow) in-game. How to do so?

=aShow weather'Yes'
Please note that weather doesn’t work atm in Win client (mangclient.exe). Also it can lag a bit in SDL2 client. The best weather experience is in GCU and SDL1 client for now 🙂

Is there a way to translate game to other language?

There is a useful program – ScreenTranslator which allows you to translate any text on screen. Basically it is a combination of screen capture, OCR and translation tools. How to use it in Tangaria:

  1. download latest release at
  2. unpack it anywhere and run ‘screen-translator.exe’
  3. RMB on ‘ScreenTranslator’ icon (it’s in your system tray) and choose ‘Settings’
  4. ‘Update’ tab → click on ‘Check now’ button
  5. unfold ‘translators’ → RMB on ‘google_api’ → ‘Install/update’
  6. unfold ‘recognizers’ → RMB on ‘English’ → ‘Install/update’
  7. press button ‘Apply changes’ → ‘OK’
  8. copy file tangaria_font.traineddata and tangaria_eng.traineddata to:
    *you may need to create folder ‘tessdata’ manually
  9. ‘Recognition’ tab → ‘Default language’ → choose ‘tangaria_font’
  10. ‘Translation’ tab → Language: ‘Russian’
  11. ‘Translation’ tab → check ‘google_api.js’
  12. run the game (mangclient.exe is better as SDL client will minimaze on translation) → press Ctrl+Alt+z → select part of screen to translate


I’m necromancer. I found corpses, took them in the backpack, but later on they disappeared.
Corpses could rot. Corpse -> corpse (rotten) -> no more. Higher level monster will rot way slower. Skeletons don’t disappear.

Why I can not raise undead?
I cost quite a lot of mana to raise undeads, especially from high level monsters. Try to raise undead from not too high level monsters.

Why my minions doesn’t follow me?
Summons have 4 states (from best to worse): attack stance, follow stance, stationary stance, hostile stance — each state depends on the level and wisdom of the summoner and can be improved by a spell (command/control).




NotEye installation… Temporary DOES NOT WORK:

  1. Download Necklace of the Eye (NotEye+Hydra Slayer package)
  2. Unpack it to \Tangaria\noteye
  3. Run noteye.bat (it’s in \Tangaria)
  4. In opened window paste the way to \Tangaria\noteye , eg “C:\games\Tangaria\noteye” (without quotes)
  5. Confirm updating files: ‘y’ (yes)
  6. After updating finishes you would see ‘Necklace of the Eye’ window
  7. ‘p’ would open the game with ‘noteye’ mode
  8. to change graphic modes press ‘F4’ -> ‘m’
  9. Enjoy 3D, isometric projection and third-person view! 😀

After install you don’t need to run noeye.bat anymore; you could just start \Tangaria\noteye\noteye.exe

Also you could save your log/pass to \Tangaria\noteye\pwmangband\pwmangband.ini for auto-login

To report typo, error or make suggestion: select text and press Ctrl+Enter.

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