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per
June 16th, 2009, 02:03 PM
One game that recently caught my interest is "Hack". It seems like it was released as an open-source work in the '80s, but I can't really find anything but source-code on the internett (with the exeption of one of the earlier releases).

Does anybody know where I can find executable DOS binaries of version 1.0.3 of this game (if they exist)?

ahm
June 16th, 2009, 02:55 PM
It might be useful to know that hack is derived from the game Rogue (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rogue_(computer_game)),
which also spawned Larn, Moria, Angband, etc.
You might try searching for DOS versions under those names.

I still particularly enjoy David Goodenough's port of Rogue for CP/M (http://www.google.com/search?q=rogue17.lbr)(!)

Cheers,
Andy

pontus
June 17th, 2009, 12:32 AM
You might want to look for nethack (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nethack), a "modern" version. If you run linux you get it if you install the bsdgames package.

per
June 17th, 2009, 03:08 AM
You might want to look for nethack (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nethack), a "modern" version. If you run linux you get it if you install the bsdgames package.

I would prefere the older version since I'm planning to run it on my XT (NetHack requires a 386). Is there any way I can compile the .tar.gz balls of version 1.0.3 into an .exe file that'll run under DOS on a PC/XT (it's text-based, so the interface would not be a problem)?