HACK, the greatest Computer Game Ever!
Posted 22 July 2004 - 03:04 PM
Does anyone else know of this game? Play it?
My addiction has started again! Nice doggy! Late hours, tired eyes, ... MORE COFFEE!
Posted 23 July 2004 - 08:50 AM
The current version is available for various operating systems including Windows and PALM OS.
But it is still based on the original low tech/ high game play design of the game. If you are looking for the latest and greatest 3D gaming engine, DOOM 3 is out soon. (Make sure you have the latest video card, plenty of RAM and lots of Processor power.) Hack uses ANSI character based display. The game screen is alpha characters, e.g. YOU are the "@" symbol, your companion dog is a lower case "d".
But it offers far more interaction and has more strategy than the more graphically advanced games.
That said, you can learn about the game and it's history at:
It will lead you to, and you can download the game at:
Posted 10 August 2004 - 07:20 PM
Posted 11 August 2004 - 12:35 AM
Thanks for the tip, FT. I've never tried Hack...better check it out. Too bad there is no Mac version since I have Mac at work...
Posted 11 August 2004 - 09:54 AM
Irish, not only is hack avail for linux, that is it's native environment.
Posted 31 January 2005 - 12:11 AM
You are in a maze of twisty passages, all alike...
Posted 27 February 2006 - 05:35 PM
Posted 27 February 2006 - 05:52 PM
I prefer hack, which is really just rogue except it keeps a database of past games and creates "ghosts" from your old dead selves, so it makes it more interesting. There are some compiled windows versions around, but you can use most sources of rogue or hack along with PDCurses to emulate the screen library. The definitive archive appears to be here: http://roguelikedeve...nt.org/archive/
Does anybody know where I could find the source code for Rogue?
I have the original hack source lying around somewhere, and if you pester me enough I might go find it.
You hit the Gnome, the Gnome hits,
Posted 28 February 2006 - 04:06 PM
I screamed. I linked. I paid the $20. I downloaded the full version. And I hacked and slashed for 117 hours before I killed the Elite Bloodthrasher on the 51st level. That took six weeks. God, what a total waste of time.
Posted 03 March 2006 - 01:06 AM
my father's stupid computer has some primitive old graphics card. So, I gotta wait until I fix my computer to play cool games with nice graphics.
Posted 03 March 2006 - 01:13 AM
I used to play this reaaaallly old game. I can't remember the name of it.... but I LOVED IT.
I havn't been able to find out what it was.... I would absolutely LOVE to download it again.
It was some weird game... where you'd launch things over a mountain... and try to kill the king of the opposite player.
kinda like pocket tanks. only, it had no color.... it was just black and white... and the kings were always burried in a chamber underground. I LOVED it.
Anyone know what game this is?
Posted 26 January 2008 - 08:10 PM
So much fun wish I could find it again!
D.C.M. sounds kind of like Nuke which is also old as dirt and lots of fun and hard to find....of course....friggin progress.