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Please install one of the following Nethack front-ends if you actually wish to play the game. Each of them includes the original non-graphical version, and they can all be installed at the same time.
* nethack-console (no graphics, just plain Nethack) * nethack-x11 (original X11/Athena-based graphical version) * nethack-qt (newer Qt-based graphical version) * nethack-gnome (experimental Gnome-based graphical version) * nethack-lisp (for playing Nethack in Emacs; requires nethack-el)
There is a nethack-spoilers package available, if you're really desperate for help.
A few utilities -- recover, for retrieving your auto-save files in case of a power failure, and dgn_comp and lev_comp, two utilities for making your own Nethack levels and dungeons, have been included in /usr/lib/games/nethack. 'recover' will be run every time your system boots, if there are any auto-save files available.
README for Debian GNU/Linux Nethack 3.4.3 ----------------------------------------- [ Apologies for Save File Format Change ] The save-game format has changed again for Nethack 3.4.0. You should have been prompted by the installer to back up your old save game files and high score list into /tmp. Unfortunately, your old save-games are no longer useful with Nethack 3.4.0, although it may be pos more»
This is version 1.3 of the menucolors patch. This patch allows the user to define in what color menus are shown. For example, putting OPTIONS=menucolors MENUCOLOR=" blessed "=green MENUCOLOR=" holy "=green MENUCOLOR=" cursed "=red MENUCOLOR=" unholy "=red MENUCOLOR=" cursed .* (being worn)"=orange&underline in the configuration file makes all known blessed items more»
Patches included in the Debian package of NetHack ================================================= 90_enh_hpmon - by Ralph Churchill <email@example.com> Enables color HP monitor for textmode NetHack. URL: http://www.netsonic.fi/~walker/nh/hpmon.diff 91_enh_menucolors - by Pasi Kallinen <firstname.lastname@example.org> Pasi Kallinen's patch to add customizable colors to inventory items. URL: http more»
DGN_COMP(6) DGN_COMP(6) NAME dgn_comp - NetHa more»
DLB(6) DLB(6) NAME dlb - NetHack da more»
LEV_COMP(6) LEV_COMP(6) NAME lev_comp - NetHa more»
NETHACK(6) NETHACK(6) NAME nethack - Explor more»
RECOVER(6) RECOVER(6) NAME recover - recove more»