Hengband Application for Mac OS X

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I have put together a version of the rogue-like game, Hengband, for computers running Mac OS X 10.7 or later. To use the English version, download Hengband-, double click on the downloaded file to open the disk image, and then drag the hengband application to where you want to store it. Double clicking on the application will run it. Since the application has not been signed, you'll likely have to make an exception for it to use the application. Follow this link for Apple's instructions on how to do that. In short, one way to grant an exception is

  1. Control click (i.e. click while holding the control button down) on the application in the Finder.
  2. Select "Open" in the menu that comes up.
  3. That will bring up a confirmation dialog about allowing the application to open on the system.
  4. If your account does not have administrator privileges, there'll be an additional dialog asking you to authenticate as an administrator to apply the exception to the security settings.

A Japanese version is also available. The installation instructions are essentially the same, but you'll need to download Hengband-

Both versions correspond to version of Hengband with changes to support the Mac OS X interface, a change for how rivers are added in dungeons which nominally do not allow any of the river types, some corrections for using unidentified items from the pack, a correction for a division by zero exception when choosing monsters for arena battles, the addition of the monster list update option,and some changes to the English versions of some game messages.


None of this would have been possible without the Hengband source code and code, especially for the Mac OS X interface and tile set configuration, from poschengband and Angband. All of the hard work was done by the contributors to those projects.