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NetHack3D is a port for Mac OS X (Cocoa) of nethack which is an RPG of traditional Unix.

Because there was a problem of a difference of an endian of a data file included in a binary distributed to, it does not work on IntelMac. IntelMac users can make the right data file by the following method.(Installation of a developer kit is necessary)

  • Download a source file and expand it,
  • edit Makefile.src
  • OSXARCH = -arch i386
  • open Terminal.app and
  • % cd NetHack3D
  • % ./sys/Cocoa_GNUStep/setup.sh
  • make
  • make install

What's New

Version 2.0.2:
  • Change a setting item of a tile format in the form that can support more formats.
  • The tile which was displayed by a menu when It appointed a big tile than 16*16 did not protrude.
  • It was able to display tile graphic to a substitute object displayed in a 3D mode.


Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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Damacguy Member IconComment+2

Rats. It doesn't seem to work for me. I can choose my character, but immediately afterwards it quits.

MacBook Pro 2.16GHz, 2GB RAM, 10.4.6.

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Version 2.0.2
Haruumi Yoshino (Developer)

Hello, thanks for download nethack3d.

If you started NetHack3D direct at the volume that mounted a .dmg file, please try to take the next method.

You try install NetHack3D in the place where you have own Write Permission.
Perhaps I think that ~/Applications is most suitable.

Write Permission is necessary for application bundle to play NetHack3D.
Because it is necessary to make temporary file and a save file in application bundle so that NetHack3D works.

Please transmit console log or crash log to me if not settled by this method.
I do not have IntelMac, only log and report of all of you relies on me.


Thanks to the Developer! He suggested I run it u nder Rosetta (Get info -> check Rosetta). Works great.

We also offered me some suggestions on getting it to work natively which I'm going to try.

Bryan Law Member IconReview-2
Bryan Law

This is a great modernization of the classic game! It remains faithful while enhancing the graphics and gameplay to new levels. Thanks for this great port!

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Version 2.0.2
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Downloads 3,844
Version Downloads 3,843
Type Games / Action
License Free
Date 29 May 2006
Platform OS X / PPC 32
Price Free
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