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Players => Major Roguelikes => Topic started by: SomeGuy on October 26, 2017, 06:30:46 PM

Title: Wondering how to play "Hack" on Linux?
Post by: SomeGuy on October 26, 2017, 06:30:46 PM
Hi.

So far, I didnt have luck trying to do so.
I am under a debian-based distro. There is no "Hack" in the repo at all.
Also I found this:

https://homepages.cwi.nl/~aeb/games/hack/hack.html

But the sources there wont compile.
It says that BSD systems have builds for modern architectures, but I could find anything so far.

Anyone tried or knows how to do play it?

I could go with a DOS version, but I am lazy to install Dosbox just to play this game  ::)
Title: Re: Wondering how to play "Hack" on Linux?
Post by: Samildanach on November 13, 2017, 02:13:14 PM
I'm not 100% confident in this because I don't use Linux, but try this (http://homepages.cwi.nl/~aeb/games/hack/hack-1.0.3.tar.gz) (linked from one of the Nethack wikis (https://nethackwiki.com/wiki/Hack_1.0.3)) for a possibly Linux version of Hack.
Title: Re: Wondering how to play "Hack" on Linux?
Post by: elwin on November 23, 2017, 02:18:20 PM
The package you're looking for is called "bsdgames".  RPM-based distros seem to spell it "bsd-games".  In addition to Hack, it contains classics like "wumpus"; "hunt", a multi-player shooter with a roguelike interface; and "sail", a complex naval combat simulator.

There's also "bsdgames-nonfree", which contains Rogue Clone.