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Official binary for Mac OS 10.2 now available.


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NetHack Articles

BBspot on NetHack: New ATI Card Pushes Limits in ASCII Gaming

The USENET Oracle contemplates NetHack Guidelines for College
The USENET Oracle contemplates NetHack in Denver
The USENET Oracle contemplates the greatness of NetHack

NetHack in the comics at User Friendly: NetHack makes techtv's list of Best Internet Games

Backhanded compliment of the month award: ignpsx's review of Darkstone:
Ten bucks buys you an awful lot of dungeon-hacking -- it sure ain't NetHack but it ain't bad.'s "The History of Computer Games" continues with Worlds in Boxes - and NetHack gets another mention. Unsung Heroes - NetHack NetHack is simply an anomaly...
See what happens when NetHack meets T-rex - isn't USENET great?
Salon Technology: "The Best Game Ever"
NetHack mentioned in's developer week: "The History of Computer Games - Part I"

NetHack Quotes

Nethack is one of my all-time favorite games, one I've been playing since 1200 baud was smokin' fast.
-- Actor Wil Wheaton,
In short, NetHack 3.1.3 is the most elaborate role-playing environment you are ever likely to explore. This is a place to return again and again, each time for a different experience. You're really going to have to play it for a year or two and see for yourself.
-- "Fatal Distractions" by David Gerrold
Thank you for the latest release of gradewrecker. My GPA just went in the corner and shot itself.
-- USENET posting, author unknown

NetHack News

17 Feb 2004 New MacOS binary for 10.2 available.
08 Dec 2003 Nethack 3.4.3 released


09 Oct 2003 New Windows binary released to address screen drawing slowness.
11 Sep 2003 Packaging problems have caused the following package to be replaced; please try the download again:
  • NetHack-3.4.2-MacOSX.tar.gz with NetHack-3.4.2-2-MacOSX.tar.gz
2 Sep 2003 Packaging problems have caused the following packages to be replaced; please try the download again:
  • nethack-342-mac-term.sit with nethack-342-mac-term.pkg.sit
  • nh342ami.lha with nh342ami-2.lha
31 Aug 2003 Nethack 3.4.2 released
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