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Vulture’s Eye: Nethack on your N900

10 March 2012Entry by

Are you a roguelike enthusiast? Want to take your beloved NetHack with you? Or want to try it out?

Well, then you’ll be happy to know that a “Vulture’s Eye” Maemo port exists and works very well.

Vulture’s Eye is accessible from the Extras, so get it with

sudo gainroot

apt-get install vultures

NetHack surely can be played without it’s graphical version, but you should take in mind that the N900’s keyboard is not the best thing you can play roguelikes with. While having a dislike for “tiled” roguelikes myself, I found Vulture’s Eye very sweet to play with a touchscreen. It works very well, and still allows you to feel this dungeon atmosphere. Sure, sometimes you will have to slide down the keyboard, but most of the time you wouldn’t need it, and this allows you to explore the dungeon while you’re in a bus/queue/whatnot.

So don’t wait, fetch vultures from Extras and dive into the quest for the Amulet of Yendor!

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