Slash’EM on Linux HOWTO

November 9th, 2006 by Crusader

A reader pointed out that a detailed guide on how to install Slash’EM on Linux has recently been published on the Basically Tech Blog:

It’s a bit sad that such a fine open source game is easier to install on Windows than it is to install onto many Linux systems. So, hopefully this article will address that issue.

Slash’EM is a fork of NetHack with an optional graphical interface.

5 Responses to “Slash’EM on Linux HOWTO”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Yeah, I know. Typing “apt-get install slashem” was almost too hard for me too. Why couldn’t they just make a big button on the screen that said “click here to install slashem!”????

  2. GBGames Says:

    Why not just provide a separate install for the gui version? It seems like there are way too many changes to expect someone to do. Maybe I am just ignorant of what’s involved, but does it have to be this complicated? I was seriously not expecting anything more than ./configure && make && make install.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    The fun thing about slashem is there are many patches to tweak the behaviour and such of the game. So if you don’t really care about patches “apt-get install slashem” is fine, but to properly install it from the source while applying a dozen patches… That becomes a bit harder and more complicated.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    A comment on the blog mentions that the unstable version of Slash’EM does allow “./configure && make && make install”.

  5. Anonymous Says:

    lol @ apt-getters, I believe the poster was talking about the overwhelming choices and getting it to do what you want it to! Which if you’ve never actually compiled any of these nethack hacks, can be a hack in and of itself -9P

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