Putty Bitmap Fonts
A few example fonts usable with PuTTY:
Terminus Font is a nice readable bitmap font that comes in various sizes.
The Windows standard font Terminal works well with VT100 line-drawing characters.
A few key settings for bitmap fonts and getting line drawing characters to work properly:
Window:Appearance:Font settings:Font quality [Non-Antialiased] Window:Colours:Indicate bolded text by changing:The colour
For some reason, I could only get line drawing characters to work properly by setting:
Window:Translation:Remote character set:ISO-8859-1 Handling of line drawing characters:Use Unicode line drawing code points
Window:Translation:Handling of line drawing characters:Poor man's line drawing
PuTTY in 256 Colors
PuTTY works perfectly well with 256 colors, but a lot of Linux software doesn't. Mostly, it's a question of setting
as your terminal string.
Window:Colours:Allow terminal to specify ANSI colours Window:Colours:Allow terminal to use xterm 256-colour mode Connection:Data:Terminal-type string [putty-256color]
Terminal DoomRL is started with:
doomrl -console -nosound
You may need to disable Num Lock on your keyboard.
Brogue needs a sufficiently large terminal, otherwise it won't render. Currently, terminal Brogue only uses 16 colors and it looks a bit messy compared to the SDL version.
Building console Brogue on Linux:
sudo apt-get install libncurses5-dev
Angband seems to have trouble with the 256 color modes, a workaround is launching it with:
TERM=putty angband -mgcu -- -b
The other options means text mode, big screen.
Using the Terminal font and enabling Unicode line drawing points, Angband gets nice walls. Angband also seems to have trouble with missing screen refresh in tmux, so maybe run it in its own terminal, always Ctrl-X out and you can resume without fear of overwriting your save (which totally can happen if you start more than one instance).
Using the Terminal font and enabling Unicode line drawing points, you can start nethack with
To get beyond ASCII line drawing.
Note that for high resolution monitors, you can scale the Terminal font beyond the sizes listed by entering any number, e.g. size 22 works well for playing Nethack on a 1080p monitor.
Terminal:Features:Disable application keypad mode