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Play Nethack on the iPod/iPhone

Discussion in 'iOS Jailbreak & Cydia' started by Brill301, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. Brill301

    Brill301 Member

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    Nethack on the iPod/iPhone:

    (I had some problems with it after i installed Cydia, so i had to reset my iPod, use all of this on your own danger!)

    I used:
    On the device - FTP-client (Pure-FTPd + the fitting Bossprefs are recommended)
    - Terminal Version 207 (Source: iphone.lenlolabs.com)
    - BSD Subsystem 2.x (Fix for getting root access)
    - MobileFinder
    You will also need
    - A Pc
    - WLAN
    - An FTP client

    How to:
    Go to
    Binaries for the iPhone
    Download the package in the first link to your desktop and unpack it
    Use a FTP client of your choice to connect to your iPod/iPhone (I useed Filezilla; host is the iPod/iPhones IP, password is eithe "alpine" or "dottie")
    Move the files to the folders on your iPhone/iPod specified in the README file of the package (you will have to create the second one)
    Go to Applications/Finder.app
    Use the "su" command and the working password to change to root
    Type "./Finder" to launch the Finder as root
    move to the folder, nethack is stored (switch all options in properties on)
    Modify it's user rights, so that all can execute it.

    Reboot your iPhone/iPod

    Go to console and switch to root again

    Type in nethack to launch the game.

    [If there is the request to do so I will edit this to get more exact and detailed; this is just one way to do it and as I am quite new to all this probably not the best, but its working; tested with an 8GB iPod touch]
  2. Wicked One 612

    Wicked One 612 New Member

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    So what does this do?
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    ya, what is this "nethack" you speak of?
  4. Brill301

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    This is waht it is...

    It is a dungon-crawl type of game, that plays a little similar to Diablo, but only uses letters for its grafics and runs in a console type amplification (on a PC that would be telnet). You explore a dungon to gather equipment, kill monsters and level up, to ultimately get some kind of secret amulet.
    Whilst its grafics are very simple, its gameplay and feature-richness makes it worth a tryout. You either might hate it or you might get addicted.


    [​IMG]
    (it looks a lil diffrent on the device, as on every system, lol)

    A beginners guide can be found here:
    Nethack beginner's Guide

    You might wana read this if you realy want to try it:
    Guidebook
  5. Brill301

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    ha

    ha tag009, you JUST changed your avatar when I posted that, hahaha
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    Wicked One 612 New Member

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    Looks the same to me.

    Not to be critical or anything, but that game doesn't look too fun.
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    hmm...

    Neither did pokemon, and hell, everyone loved pokemon.
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    cute little monsters w/ super strong attacks > coloured symbols and numbers
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    Wicked One 612 New Member

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    Pokemon actually had creativity and a storyline. And it had graphics...
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    steeped New Member

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    Is this a text adventure game?

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