Update 2: The package for Windows players (dynahack-0.5.0-win.zip) contains a major gameplay bug to do with generation of certain special levels. Please try version 0.5.1 or later instead.

Update: If you downloaded dynahack-0.5.0-win.zip and had issues with missing libz-1.dll or libgcc_s_dw2-1.dll, try downloading it again now (the missing DLLs have been included).

Download DynaHack 0.5.0

DynaHack is a variant of NetHack with more content and significant changes to its interface and gameplay.

It started life as UnNetHack's content and gameplay transplanted onto NitroHack with its resizing ASCII interface, but has also come to roll in parts of NetHack4, GruntHack, UnNetHackPlus and a few original changes.

  • Over 80 new special level layouts.
  • Revamped Gehennom with less mazes and more caverns and special levels.
  • Auto-resizing ASCII interface with multi-line message box, inventory side-bar, colored statuses and HP/Pw bars.
  • Item action command menus, selectable from inventory.
  • Detailed monster info with AC, resistances, attacks, etc. (press / and target with ;).
  • Automatically-tracked dungeon overview (Ctrl-O) and resistances (Ctrl-X).
  • Auto-unlock for doors and boxes, and auto-loot for boxes after auto-unlocking them.
  • Enhanced travel that walks around peaceful monsters and works in Sokoban.
  • Protection from walking into known traps/water/lava (optional).
  • Random magical equipment, e.g. short sword of fire.
  • Cross-training for related weapon skills.
  • Hitting with a weapon may reveal its enchantment.
  • Better ammo stacking and turn-free weapon swapping for ranged combat.
  • Polearms are no longer restricted in melee combat.
  • Responses to infinite pudding farming and throne farming.
  • Plus a whole lot moreā€¦

The 0.5.0 version number was pulled back to give people a better idea of the completeness and polish of the game in its current state. This version comes after tags 3.4.3, 4.0.0, 4.0.1, 4.0.2, 4.0.3 and 4.0.4 in the Releases page.

DynaHack 0.5.0 can be downloaded ready-to-play on Windows, and can also be compiled to run on OS X and Linux.