If you can't get the installation to work, the following tips might help.
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Platform Question Answer
All Is there a changelog? Yes, here it is.
All What are those 'torrent' files on the download page? BitTorrent is a clever 'peer-to-peer file sharing protocol' that helps to distribute large amounts of data over the Internet. Since the ADOM download size will increase a lot because of the new graphics and music, BitTorrent reduces the necessary server traffic and allows faster downloads for all.

The only thing you need is a BitTorrent client, there are lots available for free (e.g. BitTorrent, Transmission or uTorrent). Then just download the "torrent" file of the version you need and add it to your client. Your client then starts downloading, the speed is dependent on the distribution of the file.

It's still possible to download the ADOM (pre)releases directly, but if you have a BitTorrent client installed please use the torrent file instead!

Please remember to leave your BitTorrent client running after you've finished your download to help distribute the files. Thanks!
All Can saved games from ADOM 1.1.1 be used? No, this is not possible. But you can use your old highscore file (note the directory change for the Windows version below).
All The game crashes if I try to restore a game. This is likely caused by a saved game in an older format. Make sure you delete/move all saved games of ADOM 1.1.1 from the "adom.data/savedg" directory. Current Prereleases ignore saved games from other versions without crashing.
Windows (w/o NotEye) Can I change the font size on the Windows version of ADOM? Yes, you can change both the font name and font size. Start a text editor (e.g. Notepad) and open the following file:

%USERPROFILE%\Documents\ADOM\adom_dat\adom.cfg (for Prerelease >= 15)

%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\ADOM\adom_dat\adom.cfg (for Prerelease < 15)

Now scroll down to the bottom of the file and enter the following lines:

Font_Name = Courier New
Font_Size = 20

Save the file and restart ADOM. It now should use the selected font and font size. Make sure that you use a fixed size font (e.g. Courier, Courier New Bold, etc.) or the output may look garbled.
Windows Where does the Windows version store the saved games? ADOM 1.2.0 Prerelease >= 15 stores the saved games (and additional files like the highscore) in the directory:

%USERPROFILE%\My Documents\ADOM (Windows XP)
%USERPROFILE%\Eigene Dateien\ADOM (Windows XP)

%USERPROFILE%\Documents\ADOM (Windows 7)
%USERPROFILE%\Eigene Dokumente\ADOM (Windows 7)

ADOM 1.2.0 Prerelease < 15 stores the saved games in the local appdata directory. This folder is hidden by default, so you may have to make it visible before you can accesss it. Examples:

%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\ADOM
%USERPROFILE%\Lokale Einstellungen\Anwendungsdaten\ADOM

ADOM 1.1.1 stores the saved games in the ADOM directory.

If you want the old behaviour back when using ADOM 1.2.0, you can use the environment variable ADOM_HOME by setting it to the directory where ADOM is installed. E.g. if ADOM is installed in the directory D:\ADOM you can set the variable with the command set ADOM_HOME=D:\ADOM (or you can set this in the "environment variables" configuration dialog of Windows).

You can also use the following batch file, just create a file called adom_start.bat in the ADOM directory and copy the contents in there. Use this instead of the adom.exe to start the game.

@set ADOM_HOME=%cd%
@start Adom
OSX (w/o NotEye) Can I change the font size on the OSX version of ADOM? Yes, you can change both the font name and font size. Open the "terminal" application and enter the following line into the window:

open -e ~/.adom.data/adom.cfg

For ADOM 1.2.0 Prerelease < 11 please use the following command instead:

open -e ~/.adom.data/.adom.cfg

Now scroll down to the bottom of the file and enter the following lines:

Font_Name = Courier New Bold
Font_Size = 20

Save the file ([SHIFT][S]) and restart ADOM. It should now use the selected font and font size. Make sure that you use a fixed size font (e.g. Courier, Courier New Bold, etc.) or the output may look garbled.
OSX Where does the OSX version store the saved games? The files are stored in a hidden directory, but you can use Finder to access the files. Start Finder, press the [Shift][Command][G] key sequence and enter the following text:

/Users/<example>/.adom.data

where you replace <example> with your login name. Now press [Enter] and you're done.
Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD ADOM requires the ncurses library. You receive an error message if it is missing. Please install the required ncurses library. It depends on your distribution, how this works. Example:

sudo apt-get install libncurses5
Linux My distribution is not listed. Does it work nonetheless? Please try the Ubuntu and Debian releases first. If both of them don't work, please inform us about it. We might build additional releases for your distribution in this case.
Linux I'm using the specific release for my distribution, but it still doesn't work. All binaries where built using up to date releases of the distributions. If you are using older versions, you might want to consider updating your distribution. If this is no option for you, it might be possible to create a workaround. Please contact us.
Linux I'm getting the error message: Could not read in the last game counter. You've probably installed ADOM 1.2.0 on a system with a previous installation of ADOM 1.1.1. Please delete the file adom.cnt in the .adom.data directory.
Linux (64 Bit) The game crashes if I use the "ws" or "w5" command. Please download the latest Prerelease, this bug has been fixed. For more information check the issue in the issue tracker.
 
Updated: 17 November 2013
 
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