NetHack

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NetHack
NetHack cover
Developers
The NetHack DevTeam
Release dates
DOS July 1987[1]
Mac OS (Classic) October 1989[2]
Linux 1992[3]
Windows 3.x March 1993[4]
Windows December 8, 2003[citation needed]
macOS (OS X) December 8, 2003[citation needed]
Taxonomy
Monetization Freeware
NetHack on HowLongToBeat
NetHack on IGDB
NetHack guide on StrategyWiki
NetHack on MobyGames
NetHack on Wikipedia

General information

Community wiki

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Official website
DRM-free
Windows
Mac App Store
Icon overlay.png
NetHack Cocoa.
macOS (OS X)

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS
Windows <path-to-game>\defaults.nh[Note 1]
<path-to-game>\sysconf
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\NetHack\NetHack 3.6.2\Settings\
Mac OS (Classic)
macOS (OS X)
Linux
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS
Windows <path-to-game>\<user-id>-*.NetHack-saved-game[Note 1]
Mac OS (Classic)
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Video[edit]

Input[edit]

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
No sound.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
German
NetzHack
Japanese
JNetHack
Spanish
Spanish Nethack

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes Text
Executable16-bit 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
Windows 3.x version might be playable on a 64-bit OS using winevdm.
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Middleware[edit]

No middleware information; you can edit this page to add it.

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM)
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Windows 3.x
Minimum
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM)
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM)
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Mac OS
Minimum
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM)
Hard disk drive (HDD)
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM)
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM)
Hard disk drive (HDD)

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).

References

  1. NetHack 1.3d - NetHack Wiki - last accessed on 2019-09-10
  2. NetHack 3.0.5 - NetHack Wiki - last accessed on 2019-09-10
    "A new port to the Mac is provided."
  3. NetHack (1992) Linux release dates - MobyGames - last accessed on 2020-01-01
  4. NetHack 3.1.1 - NetHack Wiki - last accessed on 2019-09-10
    "Windows NT is now supported in text mode for the first time"