Hardfought is a NetHack community with its own servers, similar to NAO. Hardfought currently hosts three servers in Vermont, London, and Sydney, and currently has the most diverse set of NetHack variants of any public server. Notably, all variants in the Junethack tournament are represented here.
Hardfought has its own IRC channel on freenode, #hardfought. This is also linked with the #nethack-hardfought channel on the roguelikes Discord. The Beholder bot announces important events, deaths, and ascensions, and Pinobot can be used to find information on enemies across NetHack variants.
Like NAO, Hardfought has a config file editor on its website that allows you to copy and paste config files.
GruntHack, with bug fixes and UI enhancements
SporkHack, with bug fixes and UI enhancements
xNetHack, 3.6.2 based variant
SpliceHack, 3.6.2 based variant
ZapM, not strictly a NetHack variant
How to play on Hardfought
To play on Hardfought, ssh to the server closest to your location. You can also play in your browser using one of the web client links below.
- ssh email@example.com (United States, East Coast)
- ssh firstname.lastname@example.org (Europe)
- ssh email@example.com (Australia)
- https://www.hardfought.org/nethack/hterm/ (Web client, all server locations)
A note on connecting - as of Oct 12th 2018, you can connect to all Hardfought servers via IPv6 (ssh, https).