An hour of searching (perhaps I don't know the correct search phrases?) has yielded nada. So here's a picture that hopefully is worth more than a thousand entries to google. I've been playing for quite some time, but I want to play nethack that looks like this:

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(image taken from NAO) I'm unable to find any resources. Anyone have any clues?


That would be the Curses interface.

It's installed on NAO by default, and you can enable it by adding this to your options file:


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There are several other relevant options, as described in the linked wiki page.

You can download it for local play from the homepage.

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  • Great! And it works for UnNethack, too (telnet eu.un.nethack.nu)! – SMBiggs Jun 16 '15 at 2:34
  • Looks like it's not enabled for NAO NetHack 3.6.0 – Winny Jan 10 '18 at 5:27

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