Nethack: Vulture-Eye

NetHack is a classic Unix game which is very popular among hackers

Vultures eye is a port that is based on Falcons eye and essentially keeps this project going just with a new name and based on the newest build of nethack 3.4.

The game can be downloaded from

If you are using ubuntu you need 2 of the Ubuntu deb(ian) packages

vulture-nethack_2.3.67-1_i386.deb and vulture-data_2.3.67-1_all.deb

Once downloaded save to a useful location e.g ~/vulture

You need to install the data first otherwise you get an error

sudo dpkg -i vulture-nethack_2.3.67-1_i386.deb
sudo dpkg -i vulture-data_2.3.67-1_all.deb

Run with vulture-nethack

You can download the source code from github and compile your self which does open up the possibility this can run on the raspberry pi which would be cool.

man page called up with

man vulture-nethack


Vultures eye

Vultures eye



Graphical; Install on Lubuntu 12.10

Once you have downloaded the 2 debian files







Right click on the DATA file and select gdebi (we will use gdebi for the purpose of this tutorial)










You will at some point be asked for the root password in a dialog box enter this










During the install progress bar











Post install (note the install and remove options)

Now repeat with the main vultures eye debian file.



to try and get working on the pi i had to install the following

sudo apt-get install libsdl1.2-dev

sudo apt-get install libsdl-mixer1.2-dev

sudo apt-get install  libsdl-ttf2.0-dev

















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