December 26, 2015
UPDATE: Instructions added for enabling the
hilitestatus feature to get nice coloured Hitpoint & Hunger highlighting_
After a 10+ year hiatus, the NetHack DevTeam is happy to announce the release of NetHack 3.6, a combination of the old and the new.
It took me a while to figure out how to actually get nethack v3.6.0 running on Ubuntu, so I’ve shared what I learned for others.
Thanks to Jochen, we can also get this compiling on Debian Jessie.
sudo apt-get install flex bison build-essential libncurses5-dev checkinstall
tar xpvzf nethack-360-src.tgz
/* #define LINUX */to
sys/unix/hints/linuxto be as here.
HACKDIR=...line to be
/* #define STATUS_VIA_WINDOWPORT */to
/* #define STATUS_HILITES */to
sh ./sys/unix/setup.sh sys/unix/hints/linux(sets up the Makefiles correctly)
sudo checkinstall (will create a package and install it for you)
y to create default docs
nethack 3.6.0 then hit
<Enter> twice when prompted
At the options screen, change option 12 to say
nethack-common. This avoids accidentally installing any old version from your package manager.
<Enter> to continue
If you see an error ”Some of the files created by the installation are inside the home directory“;
n (it’s just a temporary file), then
y to continue (we do not want those files in our package).
To uninstall, use your favourite package manager, or
sudo dpkg -r nethack.
Now you can run the game via
Need some help getting starting with nethack? Read the v3.6.0 guidebook.