Command Prompt for Windows



Exploring The Dungeons of Doom.



Hack is a display oriented dungeons & dragons - like game. Both display and command structure resemble rogue.

To get started you really only need to know two commands. The command ? will give you a list of the available commands and the command / will identify the things you see on the screen.

To win the game (as opposed to merely playing to beat other people high scores) you must locate the Amulet of Yendor which is somewhere below the 20th level of the dungeon and get it out. Nobody has achieved this yet and if somebody does, he will probably go down in history as a hero among heroes.

When the game ends, either by your death, when you quit, or if you escape from the caves, hack will give you (a fragment of) the list of top scorers. The scoring is based on many aspects of your behavior but a rough estimate is obtained by taking the amount of gold you've found in the cave plus four times your (real) experience. Precious stones may be worth a lot of gold when brought to the exit. There is a 10% penalty for getting yourself killed.




The following files are used by hack :-

data.dat, rumors.datData files used by hack.
help.dat, hh.datHelp data files.
record.datThe list of top scorers.
bones_ddDescriptions of the ghost and belongings of a deceased adventurer.
xlock.ddDescription of a dungeon level.

Also see game ROGUE and A Guide to the Dungeons of Doom.