Nethack for the rest of us.
May 3, 2002 10:15 AM   Subscribe

Nethack for the rest of us. Ok, all you Nethack purists... sit on your hands for this one. Finally someone has come out with a graphical interface for the venerable ASCII game. Isometric, "Diablo" style -- Maybe it lacks some of the charm and character of the text version. At least I can see what the damn boulder and bear trap looks like. Windows/DirectX only.
posted by crunchland (13 comments total)
nice! there goes my weekend.
posted by Hackworth at 10:24 AM on May 3, 2002

Windoes/DirectX only? Nethack Falcon's Eye comes with just about every linux distro I've ever installed.
posted by neilkod at 10:25 AM on May 3, 2002

Ah. Whoops.
posted by crunchland at 10:33 AM on May 3, 2002

XNethack isn't half-bad graphics wise. It uses tiles in place of ASCII characters. Also, Slash'em has been around for a while, with the same isometric view as Falconseye.

The funnest is probably JNethack, though, the isometric Japanese version of Nethack.
posted by swift at 10:52 AM on May 3, 2002

I'm not sure how much I like Falcon's Eye. I mean, it is pretty and very well implemented considering the limitations of the game, but dammit, I want to control a @! I wonder if there's a patch to convert all the game sprites to alphanumeric characters.
posted by Succa at 10:53 AM on May 3, 2002

Didn't I tell you to sit on your hands?
posted by crunchland at 11:01 AM on May 3, 2002

dammit, I want to control a @!

Succa-That's funny when you say that...As soon as I install Linux, I remove Falcon's eye and install the latest and greatest nethack also.

Any word on a palm port? iRogue on the palm just doesn't cut it.
posted by neilkod at 11:13 AM on May 3, 2002

I do love the Falcons Eye, i always get confused by the different symbols when playing the 'classic version.

You Miss the Lichen
You destroy the Lichen

posted by nedrichards at 11:58 AM on May 3, 2002

ASCII Penis Man. Flash MX required.
posted by Modem Ovary at 12:43 PM on May 3, 2002

Also works on OS X. Lots of fun (though for some reason the last time I compiled it there must have been a switch that changed in the code, because it reverted to the text-based interface rather than the XWindows GUI).
posted by Mo Nickels at 1:54 PM on May 3, 2002

Yummy - reminds me of Knight Lore on the old ZX Spectrum.

Just as well Monday is a public holiday.
posted by jackiemcghee at 6:59 AM on May 4, 2002

Graphics for Nethack? That's just plain stupid!
posted by mark13 at 10:52 AM on May 4, 2002

That was very insightful, Mark. Thanks for registering your opinion.
posted by crunchland at 10:56 AM on May 4, 2002

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