Forum:Configuration File in OS X

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I'm not sure if this is the place for technical help, so if this isn't then I'll ask elsewhere. I've just been unable to get the config file to work with Nethack QT v3.4.3 on my Macbook running OS X version 10.5.8. I've read a few solutions online saying that I put Nethack Defaults.txt into the Library/Preferences folder and make sure that it's accessible to everyone. I've done those things, made my .txt file and tried it with and without the extension and every time I start up I get the same annoying default settings which I have to re-configure YASD after YASD. Gets tiring.

I'm . . . not quite sure if I need to put the executable file in a certain directory or if perhaps I'm just too dumb to using the terminal to figure out how one properly installs NetHack. I can get the game to work fine but it juuuust can't seem to access the config file. Any ideas?--Eatenbyrobots 04:04, 25 November 2010 (UTC)

You put the config file in your home directory, and name it ".nethackrc" (without the quote). It's a plain text file. You may have to type in the file name to edit it because files starting with a dot are hidden by default.
The executable will work fine from any directory. Many people drag it into the /Applications folder. --Tjr 05:03, 25 November 2010 (UTC)

Aaaaand thank you again Tjr. I've gotten it to work.--Eatenbyrobots 17:17, 25 November 2010 (UTC)