Frequently Asked Questions
- Can DynaHack be played with graphical tiles?
- How do I make the font bigger?
- How do I make dark blue brighter?
- How do I play DynaHack if I'm on Linux or OS X?
- Is there an online server for DynaHack?
- What is the font used in the screenshots on this site?
Can DynaHack be played with graphical tiles?
No. For a flavor of NetHack with a similar interface as DynaHack but with support for graphical tiles, consider trying NetHack 4.
How do I make the font bigger?
DynaHack runs under the console program (
cmd.exe on Windows) or terminal emulator provided by your operating system. You can change the font by going into settings or preferences of that program while DynaHack is running, either in a menu or by right-clicking the window title bar or the window itself.
How do I make dark blue brighter?
As with changing your font, open your console program or terminal emulator's settings or preferences while DynaHack is running, find the dark blue palette entry and adjust to taste.
How do I play DynaHack if I'm on Linux or OS X?
Download the source code and compile it.
If you use Windows and you're interested in the bleeding edge version, the game can also be compiled with MinGW (no strings attached), or under Cygwin (requires Cygwin to play) for those who prefer it.
Is there an online server for DynaHack?
As of August 2015, DynaHack can be played online at
You can also sometimes catch people streaming DynaHack live on termcast.org; in that case, you'll need to connect via
telnet termcast.org. (Windows users will need a telnet client such as PuTTY.)
What is the font used in the screenshots on this site?
GohuFont. The screenshots were taken in Linux; the Windows version of GohuFont unfortunately does not support many of the special Unicode characters used by DynaHack.