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    New version of Nethack!

    After more than two years, Nethack 3.40 has finally been released! With bug fixes, added features, game tweaks and the like, there's never been a better time to start playing the one, the only, the incredible game, NETHAAAAAAACK!!!

    All your friends are playing it. Why aren't you?
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    What would this Nethack game be?

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    That, my friend, is what the SITE I LINKED TO is for. But since I wouldn't want you to get carpal tunnel syndrome clicking around the page, I will explain it.

    Nethack is a dungeon crawl which is similair to Diablo in that you descend through a dungeon, except insanely difficult, and all your characters are "Hardcore" (for non-Diablo 2 players, that means you have exactly one life, and no continues). Many people go through several hundred characters before even beating the game. It is also incredibly complex and intricate, and turn based.

    Oh, and it has no graphics in the traditional sense. It uses ANSI characters to create kind of an overhead view/map, with your character and other things represented by letters, numbers and symbols.
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    It is indeed a fun game. Especially for fans of Diablo and such...

    You can do so much shit in it too.

    And anyone who disses this game on account of its graphics WILL be shot on sight.

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    Oooooo... I didn't know there was a new version. Better get it. By the way, for a nice challenge, try beating the game as a vegetarian. It must have taken me 500 characters to do that.
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    Originally posted by DarkDragoonX
    Oooooo... I didn't know there was a new version. Better get it. By the way, for a nice challenge, try beating the game as a vegetarian. It must have taken me 500 characters to do that.
    ................
    You, sir, are a god. I haven't even ever ascended, let alone ascended as a vegetarian.
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    Originally posted by AlexMax
    And anyone who disses this game on account of its graphics WILL be shot on sight.
    Nethack sucks because of it's graphics.

    *runs*

    Anyway, why play Nethack when GnomeHack is available? It's NetHack with graphics.

    http://www.codepoet.org/andersen/eri...gnomehack.html

    (Server's a bit slow... the guy needs to find a better host.)

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    Originally posted by Raichu86


    Nethack sucks because of it's graphics.

    *runs*

    Anyway, why play Nethack when GnomeHack is available? It's NetHack with graphics.

    http://www.codepoet.org/andersen/eri...gnomehack.html

    (Server's a bit slow... the guy needs to find a better host.)
    Haha! Silly mortal. Graphics are for the weak!

    Seriously, I have good reasons for leaving out graphics - and there are several graphical frontends for Nethack, one of which (EagleHack or something) is an isometric, semi-3D one complete with lighting effects and everything. The reason I prefer the text is that it allows me to quickly process all the information on the screen. Some really hardcore gamers will turn off textures in FPSes and other games so that there are no distractions, and they can quickly recognize things; it's the same thing with Nethack. My other reason is that, given the quality of the graphics, I'd rather leave it to my imagination to turn an L (Lich) into a giant, horrific undead zombie. In the graphical versions, immense dragons and giants take up exactly as much space as a newt or grid bug. The same is true of the text version, but text characters look nothing like the creatures they represent, leaving it entirely to my imagination (which stops functioning to a great extent as soon as graphics get involved).
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    Psst.. Raichu.... Gnomehack was merged with Nethack back in 2000....
    there are 2 graphical versions of nethack for Linux available at the Nethack site...
    I am getting one now.
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    Originally posted by Menokh
    Psst.. Raichu.... Gnomehack was merged with Nethack back in 2000....
    I didn't know that. I don't play much Nethack though. I got tired of getting eaten or killed by gods.

    BTW, you all probably won't believe this, but one time I angered the goddes, and her reincarnation came down and started having sex with me. It said "[name of reincarnation] takes your robe off" or something like that. "She seems to have enjoyed it more than you." And then when I try to escape, she traps me again and it says that I took her clothes off and I enjoyed it more. After that happened a few times, she comes back and kills me. Oh well.

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