Forum:Wizard mode in mac os x

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I have searched for ages how to enter debug(wizard) mode in mac os x nethack. No viable options present themselves. Any answers/suggestions?

I do it this way:
1) start up Terminal.app in the utilities folder
2) type (without the quotation marks):

"cd /Applications/NetHack.app/; ./Contents/MacOS/nethack -D"

If you didn't install Nethack into the global applications folder, you will have to adjust the "/Applications/NetHack.app/" part. -Tjr 02:23, October 13, 2009 (UTC)


When I do this, i only get the following message nethackdir: No such file or directory Cannot chdir to nethackdir.

I go into the contents of the package, and drag and drop the file nethack.app from the mac os folder, and i get the same results. Any idea why?

Either you are (probably) starting it from the wrong directory, or your installation is corrupted. Try re-downloading nethack.app (I use tiles) and experimenting with the paths (in Terminal.app). The Finder's go into package feature will never be helpful with this kind of problem. -Tjr 08:09, October 15, 2009 (UTC)