Package Details: nethack4 4.3.0.beta2-2

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Package Base: nethack4
Description: A modern fork of Nethack
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Licenses: custom
Submitter: keenerd
Maintainer: keenerd
Last Packager: keenerd
Votes: 5
Popularity: 0.000367
First Submitted: 2014-11-11 01:54
Last Updated: 2016-10-14 17:00

Latest Comments

terminalnode commented on 2019-03-24 13:27

Every game after I die I get a message saying the save file is corrupted, and that if I want to report this error at I should include the following information:

Error: Failed to write logfile. Is it writable?

Location: libnethack/srs/topten.c:335

Game ID: <character name>_<some number>

Is this an error with the package or should it be reported to It does happen consistently every game. I'm not sure where the path libnethack is supposed to be located, only that the actual save files are located in ~/.config/NetHack4/<some_number>_<character name>.nhgame (note that it's inverse to the game id, perhaps that's relevant?)

keenerd commented on 2018-09-23 12:06

Builds fine. User fails to share meaningful error messages?

nanohard commented on 2018-09-22 18:20

Fails to build

khau commented on 2016-10-17 21:26

I'm still getting trouble saving (corrupted saves) - I can't quite figure out what is going wrong there, though.

keenerd commented on 2016-10-14 17:02

Should be fixed now, for very hacky values of fixed. There might be a legit way of solving the paths issue with aimake, but I could not find one.

khau commented on 2016-10-14 07:28

I'm getting repeated errors when trying to run the game:

Warning: could not open tileset file
'/home/user/.config/NetHack4/tilesets/textunicode.nh4ct' or

The relevent file exists in /usr/share/nethack4 but it seems that for some reason, the game is searching in the wrong directories.

EDIT: Related problems persists in other areas of the game as well (it cannot find the nhdat, cannot create save file at the moment).

keenerd commented on 2015-09-06 08:42

No build errors with beta2.

irb commented on 2015-07-30 18:30

Compilation error here too:

Building from libuncursed/src/plugins/sdl.c/sdl.c (rule compile_c) produced warnings, with the following command line:
/usr/bin/gcc -c -g -O2 -fno-common -Wall -fvisibility=hidden -fdiagnostics-show-option -Wextra -Wno-missing-field-initializers -Wno-unused-parameter -Wno-sign-compare -Wold-style-definition -Wstrict-prototypes -Wmissing-prototypes -Wmissing-declarations -Wpointer-arith -D_REENTRANT -D_XOPEN_SOURCE=700 --std=c11 -DNETCLIENT -fPIC -o libuncursed/src/plugins/sdl.c/sdl.o -include aimake/aimake_1.h -I libuncursed/include/uncursed.h -I libuncursed/include/uncursed_hooks.h -I libuncursed/include/uncursed_sdl.h libuncursed/src/plugins/sdl.c/sdl.c
/var/cache/pacman/pkg/nethack420297/nethack4/src/libuncursed/src/plugins/sdl.c: In function ‘load_png_file_to_texture’:
/var/cache/pacman/pkg/nethack420297/nethack4/src/libuncursed/src/plugins/sdl.c:125:18: warning: variable ‘rv’ might be clobbered by ‘longjmp’ or ‘vfork’ [-Wclobbered]
SDL_Texture *rv = NULL;

irb commented on 2015-07-30 18:21

Beta-2 has been released.

Artefact2 commented on 2015-04-10 11:03

I can't compile this package. I get this error:

==> Starting package()...
nethack4-con: RPATH=/home/romain/.aur/nethack4/src/opt/lib
nethack4-con: new RPATH: /usr/lib
nethack4-sdl: RPATH=/home/romain/.aur/nethack4/src/opt/lib
nethack4-sdl: new RPATH: /usr/lib
lib/ no rpath or runpath tag found.
==> ERROR: A failure occurred in package().

Any ideas? Thanks.