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This package was approved by moderator AdmiringWorm on 2/9/2017.

NetHack is a single player dungeon exploration game that runs on a wide variety of computer systems, with a variety of graphical and text interfaces all using the same game engine. Unlike many other Dungeons & Dragons-inspired games, the emphasis in NetHack is on discovering the detail of the dungeon and not simply killing everything in sight - in fact, killing everything in sight is a good way to die quickly. Each game presents a different landscape - the random number generator provides an essentially unlimited number of variations of the dungeon and its denizens to be discovered by the player in one of a number of characters: you can pick your race, your role, and your gender.

To install NetHack, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install nethack

To upgrade NetHack, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade nethack


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $tools = Split-Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
    $content = Join-Path (Split-Path $tools) 'content'
    $classic = Join-Path $content 'NetHack.exe'
    $classic_shortcut = Join-Path ([System.Environment]::GetFolderPath('CommonPrograms')) 'NetHack for Windows (Classic).lnk'
    $tiles = Join-Path $content 'NetHackW.exe'
    $tiles_shortcut = Join-Path ([System.Environment]::GetFolderPath('CommonPrograms')) 'NetHack for Windows (Tiles).lnk'
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage `
        -PackageName 'nethack' `
        -Url '' `
        -Checksum 'da1dcadb67ccdbe4fa7ffda096565c14' `
        -UnzipLocation $content
    New-Item -Type File -Path "$classic.ignore" -Force | Out-Null
    New-Item -Type File -Path "$tiles.ignore" -Force | Out-Null
    Install-ChocolateyShortcut `
        -ShortcutFilePath $classic_shortcut `
        -WorkingDirectory $content `
        -TargetPath $classic
    Install-ChocolateyShortcut `
        -ShortcutFilePath $tiles_shortcut `
        -WorkingDirectory $content `
        -TargetPath $tiles
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $classic_shortcut = Join-Path ([System.Environment]::GetFolderPath('CommonPrograms')) 'NetHack for Windows (Classic).lnk'
    $tiles_shortcut = Join-Path ([System.Environment]::GetFolderPath('CommonPrograms')) 'NetHack for Windows (Tiles).lnk'
    Remove-Item -Path $classic_shortcut -Force | Out-Null
    Remove-Item -Path $tiles_shortcut -Force | Out-Null

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • NetHack Development Team


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
NetHack 3.6.0 282 Monday, April 4, 2016 approved
NetHack 3.4.3 281 Monday, March 9, 2015 approved

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