Nethack

I thought I would do a fun page on a topic unrelated to Oracle database administration.  The one computer game I play somewhat regularly is called nethack.  I first ran across nethack my freshman year at Harvard during the 1983-1984 school year.  Our Vax computers with their character based terminals had nethack installed and it was a great way to waste time when you should be doing school work.  I also had a PC version at the time which ran on my Compaq portable computer with its two 5 1/4 inch floppy drives.

Nethack binaries and source

Spoilers

A list of my ascensions

Ascension end game dumps:

Blank diary – I print this out for each game to keep track of things and put it in a binder

nethack.alt.org – very cool site to play nethack over the internet.  has many enhancements over the base game.  Here are my stats/games: url

rec.games.roguelike.nethack – USENET news group with good nethack discussion – I used to post as bdurrettccci@yahoo.com.

Reddit nethack forum – web based nethack discussion forum

Nethack wiki – Nethack site with a bunch of information

patches – site with source code patches you can apply to the base code.

variants – modified versions of the vanilla code.

irc chat – real time discussion about nethack games and development

Simple patch I created:  Coins dropped on altar patch

I use this email alias for nethack related conversations: nethack@bobbydurrettdba.com

Anyway, it is a fun game mainly for nostalgic reasons for me.  Plus is it cool to have the source code.

– Bobby

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