OS: Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty)
I have been playing Nethack off and on for 10 years with an interface that looks like this:
I absolutely must have this display style to play nethack/slashem, I can't stand to play it any other way (since I've been playing it this way for 10 years). I have been searching for hours, and trying various combinations of options in the .slashemrc file and the such, and NOTHING I do produces this kind of display. Are there no other purists out there that seek the original graphical display? It seems that no one cares any more about the console/text version...
What do I do???
Ubuntu seems to include the slashem packages I've made for debian with no changes of importance. Then you should be able to install the package 'slashem' and use '/usr/games/slashem' (/usr/games should be in you $PATH already).
This should give you the Real Interface!
It's not that I can't find the slashem console package, it's that the font is terrible:
I believe the original nethack actually overrode the ASCII table to produce the "ASCII Tileset" seen in my first post. I'm amazed that there is no support for this old-style font, which IS what nethack used to be many years ago.
Is it perhaps as simple as finding a "nethack font"? Or perhaps plugging in a "tileset"?
I just find it hard to believe that no one desires the original pure font. It's the only way I know how to play nethack...
Depends on your O/S.
For me, on WinXP, I started up a game, right-clicked the title bar, and chose properties. Under the fonts tab, choose "Raster Fonts" instead of "Lucida Console". Then select 8x12 for the size. Apply any other settings you like, and your all set.
I believe the pure ASCII font to be the original interface. PC Hack and NetHack 1.3d introduces the IBMGraphics option you seem to want. This option enables the use of a codepage 437 compatible font.
Enabling IBMGraphics in my xterm produces an horible result as it is using a latin-1 font, but enabling DECGraphics could bring you some of the way. In my xterm this gives nicer looking walls but still using hash marks as corridor. Getting a "vga font" and using IBMGraphics could be the solution.
Try reading http://nethack.wikia.com/wiki/Talk:IBMgraphics