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Caves of Qud


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This package was approved by moderator ferventcoder on 12/28/2015.

Caves of Qud is a far-future roguelike in the tradition of the pen and paper classic, Gamma World. After a wearisome haul, you arrive at the desert oasis of Joppa. A watervine farmer greets you, “Live and drink, friend.” You peer over the salt-spangled huts toward a faint blue light on the horizon. Stretched before you are the vine-swathed ruins of Qud, an adventurer’s utopia. Every inch of Qud is diggable, meltable, destructible, and plunderable. Every character you build is completely unique. Explore vanished arcologies, smash errant robots, and plunder Qud’s chrome halls for technological treasures. Join up with the Barathrumites, a sect of tinker-monks led by an ancient, sentient cave bear named Barathrum. Or forge your own path and vie for power with hundreds of monsters and NPCs. No two games of Caves of Qud are remotely alike.

To install Caves of Qud, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install cavesofqud

To upgrade Caves of Qud, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade cavesofqud


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $id     = "cavesofqud"
    $url    = ""
    $kind   = "EXE"
    $silent = "/S /V/QN"
    Install-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName $id -FileType $kind -Silent $silent -Url $url
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $id   = "cavesofqud"
    $name = "Caves of Qud"
    $tools    = Split-Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
    $install  = Join-Path (@{32=$ENV:PROGRAMFILES;64=${ENV:PROGRAMFILES(X86)}}[(Get-ProcessorBits)]) $name
    $shortcut = Join-Path ([System.Environment]::GetFolderPath("CommonPrograms")) $name
    Remove-Item $install -Force -Recurse
    Remove-Item $shortcut -Force -Recurse
  • tools\shortcut.ps1 Show
      New-Shortcut creates a new shortcut to a file or program.
      New-Shortcut wraps the COM Object, Wscript.Shell, and its arguments to create
      a shortcut to a file or program. It requires some very specific input, please
      review the notes on each parameter.
      .PARAMETER Link
      The shortcut to create.
      The underlying COM Object requires an absolute path. This function will
      attempt to properly expand that path, especially if you provide a
      SpecialFolder as a root directory.
      The underlying COM Object also requires that the link's path/name end in
      either .lnk or .url. This function will attempt to add that file extension if
      it is not provided.
      The underlying COM Object will fail silently in many cases, especially due to
      improperly formatted link paths. This function will test the existence of the
      expected link using this parameter and fail if it is not found.
      .PARAMETER Target
      The target of the shortcut.
      This path must exist. This function will attempt to expand the path to its
      absolute value.
      .PARAMETER SpecialFolder
      The Windows special folder to contain this shortcut.
      If you want to create a shortcut at one of the system managed paths, such as
      the Desktop or the Start Menu, you should use the special tokens provided.
      The most commonly used are
        * CommonDesktop
        * CommonStartup
        * CommonPrograms
      If you provide a special folder, the Link parameter may contain a simple
      "name" and not a file path.
      The full list of special folders can be found here:
      .PARAMETER Icon
      The icon of the shortcut.
      This can take several forms and, due to this, is not validated carefully. You
      can provide an absolute file path (this is your responsibility), like
      Or, you can provide an absolute file path and an index into the resources of
      that program, like
        "C:\Windows\notepad.exe, 1"
      .PARAMETER Description
      The tooltip to display on the shortcut.
      New-Shortcut -Link "foo" -Target "foo.exe" -SpecialFolder "CommonDesktop" -Description "The Foo program"
      Remove-Shortcut -Link "foo" -SpecialFolder "CommonDesktop"
    function New-Shortcut {
        [Parameter(Mandatory = $true)]
        [string] $Link,
        [Parameter(Mandatory = $true)]
        [ValidateScript({ Test-Path $_ })]
        [string] $Target,
        [string] $SpecialFolder,
        [string] $Icon,
        [string] $Description
      $Link = Resolve-ShortcutLink -Link $Link -SpecialFolder $SpecialFolder
      $shell = New-Object -ComObject 'Wscript.Shell'
      $shortcut = $shell.CreateShortcut($Link)
      $shortcut.TargetPath = (Resolve-Path $Target)
      $shortcut.WorkingDirectory = (Split-Path (Resolve-Path $Target))
      if($Icon) {
        $shortcut.IconLocation = $Icon
      if($Description) {
        $shortcut.Description = $Description
      if(-not(Test-Path $Link)) {
        throw "Failed to create shortcut: $Link"
    function Remove-Shortcut {
        [Parameter(Mandatory = $true)]
        [string] $Link,
        [string] $SpecialFolder
      $Link = Resolve-ShortcutLink -Link $Link -SpecialFolder $SpecialFolder
      Remove-Item $Link -Force | Out-Null
    function Resolve-ShortcutLink {
        [Parameter(Mandatory = $true)]
        [string] $Link,
        [string] $SpecialFolder
      if(-not($Link.ToLower().EndsWith('.lnk') -or $Link.ToLower().EndsWith('.url'))) {
        $Link = "$Link.lnk"
      if($SpecialFolder) {
        $Link = Join-Path ([System.Environment]::GetFolderPath($SpecialFolder)) $Link

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Software Author(s)

  • Freehold Games


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