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    Nethack - anyone play?


    Hello there!

    I've recently installed a copy of Knoppix on my aging secondary h/d. Shipped with this is a game called Falcon's Eye which turns out to be a variant of 'Nethack'. Basically, Falcon's Eye is a 'birds eye' view of the ascii 3-d maze provided by Nethack.

    I'm new to this game, but interested in it. It seems to have a lot of depth to the game play, but I keep dying in the first few levels. Anyone have any general tips for playing this? It's addictive if you like adventure games.

    Some handy links:

    Falcon's eye
    http://falconseye.sourceforge.net/

    Nethack
    http://www.nethack.org/

    Slash'em
    http://slashem.sourceforge.net/
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    Well, I knew no-one would repy because I know you're all seriously focused on playing Quake... Sorry, programming in C++ and running your servers

    I visited a few websites as you would expect, and answered my own questions. Don't try to play as though it's Quake... Think of the game in more strategic terms etc. It's probably like learning Linux: you need to be patient and read a lot of stuff.

    Anyway, if you haven't played this game, give it a try... It's not an intensely graphic experience like playing Unreal, but the actual gameplay is okay most of the time.
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    I must admit I haven't played it for a Long time but I have done it in the past! is there any new versions of it, since 1 or 2 ago ??

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    I've played nethack, last time was about 5-6 months ago. I'm probably going to play it soon.

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    Didnt see this post just before now, but that falcon's eye looks really cool, has that diablo feeling over it, going to be fun to try out

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    Hello, thanks for the reply It's not a bad game, though you might find that you die a lot to start with. I like the 'falconseye' version. You need to learn a lot of tricks to survive, and I still haven't managed to get my monk beyond level 10!!
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    The only thing that was a bit on the downside with falconseye is that you don't actually see the characther move or fight, it just glides, and that sucks a bit. If you look away from that, its a awsome game

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    Falcons eye Slashem Nethack

    Been playing nethack for years and have recently found out about Slashem. This one not only tries to add tile graphics but also is supposed to have more items effects etc.

    But I am still having problems getting the tiles to show up.

    As for ways to stay alive on a level not to hard maybe lvl 7 if you can reach lvl 10 find a place to lock your self in make sure that resting will stop if you are attacked and then rest untill you are collapsing (ring of resist hunger is good if you can get it) then eat what you have or pray(if you have been acting in good faith your god should help out) now go kill the stuff around the level. The basis of this is to try and get alot monsters you can kill this way you build your skills and abilities and equipment.

    Also having a ring of resist poison is good to enable eating anything.

    Hope it helps. It can be a very engaging game.

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    I have always wanted to try nethack but had some problems installing and running it before, you guys got me ready to do it again,...especially with falcon's eye
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    I used to play nethack more often than recently. I've been kind of wrapped up in Baten Kaitos..

    As for the GUI frontends like QTHack and Falcon's Eye... neat idea I guess, but I like my grid bugs to be #.. haha.
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