Nethack 3.6

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Four days ago, and after a ten-year hiatus, a new version of NetHack was released. Many years ago, I was an avid player, competing gently with my friends Jesse and Joe over who would ascend the fastest, or whatever. Eventually I did the “ascend all the classes in reverse-alphabetical order” kinds of challenge, and then vaguely lost interest. But this new release has re-kindled my interest, so I quickly did a port for FreeBSD (based on the existing NetHack 3.4 port). I have filed a PR for it, so maybe the latest NetHack will be available shortly.

Me, I’m satisfied that I have the port. As part of testing, I also built it (with cross-compilation through poudriere) for my Beagle Bone:

root@smurf:/usr/local/etc/pkg/repos # uname -a
FreeBSD smurf 10.2-STABLE FreeBSD 10.2-STABLE #0 r287149: Thu Aug 27 06:11:58 UTC 2015 arm

and that means I could conceivably set up my own ssh-to-home NetHack server.

NetHack, Copyright 1985-2015
By Stichting Mathematisch Centrum and M. Stephenson.
Version 3.6.0 Unix, built Dec 13 12:58:42 2015.
See license for details.

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