Downloads of v 3.6.2:


Last Update:

07 Jun 2019

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • NetHack Development Team


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3.6.2 | Updated: 07 Jun 2019



Downloads of v 3.6.2:



Software Author(s):

  • NetHack Development Team

NetHack 3.6.2

All Checks are Passing

2 Passing Test

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


To install NetHack, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade NetHack, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall NetHack, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade nethack -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade nethack -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure nethack installed
    name: nethack
    state: present
    version: 3.6.2
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'nethack' do
  action    :install
  version  '3.6.2'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: nethack,
    Version: 3.6.2,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller nethack
   Name     = 'nethack'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '3.6.2'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'nethack':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '3.6.2',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install nethack version="3.6.2" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 23 Aug 2020.


NetHack is a single player dungeon exploration game that runs on a wide variety of computer systems, with a variety of graphical and text interfaces all using the same game engine. Unlike many other Dungeons & Dragons-inspired games, the emphasis in NetHack is on discovering the detail of the dungeon and not simply killing everything in sight - in fact, killing everything in sight is a good way to die quickly. Each game presents a different landscape - the random number generator provides an essentially unlimited number of variations of the dungeon and its denizens to be discovered by the player in one of a number of characters: you can pick your race, your role, and your gender.

$tools = Split-Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
$content = Join-Path (Split-Path $tools) 'content'
$classic = Join-Path $content 'NetHack.exe'
$classic_shortcut = Join-Path ([System.Environment]::GetFolderPath('CommonPrograms')) 'NetHack for Windows (Classic).lnk'
$tiles = Join-Path $content 'NetHackW.exe'
$tiles_shortcut = Join-Path ([System.Environment]::GetFolderPath('CommonPrograms')) 'NetHack for Windows (Tiles).lnk'

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage `
    -PackageName 'nethack' `
    -Url '' `
    -Checksum 'b189c83e58a87319a89e578846af28ae' `
    -UnzipLocation $content

New-Item -Type File -Path "$tiles.ignore" -Force | Out-Null

Install-ChocolateyShortcut `
    -ShortcutFilePath $classic_shortcut `
    -WorkingDirectory $content `
    -TargetPath $classic

Install-ChocolateyShortcut `
    -ShortcutFilePath $tiles_shortcut `
    -WorkingDirectory $content `
    -TargetPath $tiles
$classic_shortcut = Join-Path ([System.Environment]::GetFolderPath('CommonPrograms')) 'NetHack for Windows (Classic).lnk'
$tiles_shortcut = Join-Path ([System.Environment]::GetFolderPath('CommonPrograms')) 'NetHack for Windows (Tiles).lnk'

Remove-Item -Path $classic_shortcut -Force | Out-Null
Remove-Item -Path $tiles_shortcut -Force | Out-Null

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
NetHack 3.6.1 429 Monday, December 24, 2018 Approved
NetHack 722 Friday, February 3, 2017 Approved
NetHack 3.6.0 452 Monday, April 4, 2016 Approved
NetHack 3.4.3 435 Monday, March 9, 2015 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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