Category Archives: palm pre

NetHack on the Palm Pre, anyone?

Why didn’t anybody tell me that there’s a Linux running on that device? And that it seems easy enough to “enable this functionality” ? 🙂

I don’t own one, but it seems to be an excellent device to run NetHack on (you could use the touchscreen for general movement like in the iPhone port plus the keyboard for commands), though I admit it gets a little bit awkward in landscape format (does it change automatically btw)

Having already done the iNetHack port for the iPhone, I’m not ruling out bringing it to the Pre. It should be very easy, for me or someone else, having the source code for the iPhone stuff.

But how many people owning a Pre, having Linux access, are actually aware of NetHack and really want to play a nice window port on it? Please leave a comment if you do, and please give some details about which Linux you installed on top …