Subject: Re: Nethack - x11tiles
To: Julian Coleman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Antti Kantee <email@example.com>
Date: 11/26/2000 02:37:50
On Sat Nov 25 2000 at 18:39:50 +0000, Julian Coleman wrote:
> Rediscovered nethack (after playing the Atari version in the dim and distant
> past). Installed the X11 version. No pretty graphics ;-(
> So, nethack-lib is built without xpm and builds and installs x11tiles in
> 'nethack' format. Then, nethack-x11 is built with xpm and can't parse the
> tiles file.
> I thought about moving the x11tiles file out of nethack-lib and into
> nethack-x11. But then what about the qt (and gnome) frontends? The other
> alternative was to make nethack-lib depend on xpm, which I didn't think was
> very good for nethack-tty.
AFAIK nethack-x11 doesn't have pretty graphics, it's just the ascii
version but with x11 windows popping in and out all the time. IMHO it's
pretty annoying to play and I prefer a simple xterm-based solution.
If you want ``pretty'' graphics, try nethack-qt.
Antti Kantee <firstname.lastname@example.org> v Of course he runs NetBSD
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