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Subject: Welcome to rec.games.roguelike.nethack! [FAQ]

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Archive-name: games/roguelike/nethack/welcome Reply-to: Weyfour WWWWolf <wwwwolf@iki.fi> Posting-frequency: Twice a month (approximately =) Last-modified: 27 February 2000 Version: $Revision: 1.5 $ URL: http://www.iki.fi/wwwwolf/games/nethack/welcome.txt Copyright: (c) 1999 Weyfour WWWWolf (Urpo Lankinen) Maintainer: Weyfour WWWWolf <wwwwolf@iki.fi>
rec.games.roguelike.nethack Welcoming Commitee presents: The Answers to all newbies who cry "where the heck I have ended up to?" One page of information, with easily killfilable Subject line for Power Users! So, if you are a newbie and lost (as newbies usually are), here's some information that might help you to get started. Welcome to the only real Nethack discussion area in the whole net! To answer the first question, Nethack is a computer RPG based loosely on AD&D(r) - a good game, we might add - and this group is here to provide you means to reach other players and discuss about the game and its variants. To find more information, here's some good sites that have information about this wondrous waste of time: http://www.nethack.org/ This is apparently the Official Thing(tm). Not much information, but enough to get you started - and of course, this is where to get the offical binaries. http://www.win.tue.nl/games/roguelike/nethack/ The Nethack Homepage at win.tue.nl is one of the most voluminous sites. It has a lot of information about Nethack and its variants. http://www.nethack.de/ Sascha Wostmann's most excellent site. This page is probably the best Nethack resource ever existed - not only it has all spoiler information you ever wanted, but also cool stuff that is not exactly related to the game - such as the Wall and quotes from folk in r.g.r.n. Here's some information that a newbie really should know when they come to the group: http://www.nethack.de/spoiler/yanfaq.txt YANFAQ - Yet Another Nethack FAQ. This describes the basics of the game, and some of the techniques that are often referred to in the group. http://www.nethack.de/spoiler/32abbr.txt The most common abbreviations used in r.g.r.n. This answers probably the most requently asked question, "What does YASD mean?" http://www.iki.fi/wwwwolf/games/nethack/postfaq.txt BeingFool-HOWNOTTO, or How Not To Make Yourself Look Like A Complete Idiot When Posting To rec.games.roguelike.nethack. Highlights some netiquette details you should be aware of. Once again, welcome to r.g.r.n and have fun. [Suggestions about this file should be sent to <wwwwolf@iki.fi>. This file: http://www.iki.fi/wwwwolf/games/nethack/welcome.txt $Id: welcome.txt,v 1.5 2000/02/27 10:14:48 wwwwolf Exp wwwwolf $] [This hasn't been changed for some time, I felt like posting it =) ] -- $_='%?&%[=&+=?%=[%&+&%[*?]&=&~[;&+&{=?[?&%&[&{[%&^=?=[&%&]=?%~&~[?&+&~YiFF! =[=~| Weyfour WWWWolf (aka. Urpo Lankinen), a lupine technomancer |=?*_=}?] %}&};| ICQ:4291042 | wwwwolf@iki.fi | http://www.iki.fi/wwwwolf/ |&;&=~?]'; tr/?~=*;%&[{}]+_^ (),.:@\/\n0-9!|a-zA-Z/0-9acde/d; $_=pack("H*",$_); print;