Rogue - Play Online
DOS - 1984
For small DOS games like Rogue, you can play online immediately with your browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer...). This feature is still experimental, the game may not work properly. Warning: game save should work, but you should try it early! Also, be careful to select the right game executable in the list below.
You have to choose the right game executable, then press PLAY.
To exit fullscreen mode, press escape. Playing experience can be poor due to your browser or your computer. Download Rogue and launch it with DOSBox to have the best playing experience!
If the game is too fast or too slow, try hitting CTRL-F11 (slower) and CTRL-F12 (faster).
Hi Laymo. Use a bow by wielding it, and then throwing an arrow. Remember to wield your main weapon again afterwards though!
How do you actually use a bow?
How do you do autopath through the hallways? The old version allowed us to do NUM LOCK to turn that on.
Confused player 2021-09-29
TIP: Press F1 to view the controls.
I can't seem to Save my partially played game until another time. How do I do that?
Yes, to go back upstairs, you first have to reach the bottom level, which is like level 23 or something, there you find the Amulet of Yendor, and with that in your possession you can go back up, but the monsters are really after you then.
You can only go upstairs once you have got the Amulet of Yendor
Can't manage to go up stairs, I've tried a bunch of suggestions.
Everything was working fine... 2020-12-29
Was happily grinding! "Failed to load game data," switched over to 10Rogue, not quite as classic...
Does anyone remember the Wizard's Password?
Miss U More 2020-11-16
(LOL ok let me try again) to go up the stairs, I thought it was the GREATER THAN sign (aka shift-comma) and to go down the stairs it is LESS THAN sign (aka shift-period). But it's been years since I played this game that I so loved. Another game we enjoyed in college was one called HACK.
Miss U. More 2020-11-16
To go up the stairs I thought it was and down the stairs
S. T 2020-09-17
I want to play this game
I use the Shift + to descend stairs.
I play it on a WinX pc using Dosbox. The issue is when you save the game it exits. so i go to the game directory and make a copy of the save (named rogue.sav) and place it in another folder. the reason for this is when you launch rogue to play the save it gets deleted when you die. To play the Saved game launch it with this command: rogue rogue.sav
I save for significant moments in the game. currently jammed on lvl 33 because of jabberwocks and vampires.
"Monster Rooms" occur randomly throughout the game. Characteristics include monsters from levels below that don't occur on the current level and monsters that move that are normally stationary (Leprechaun and Nymph). Better to stay in the doorway and knock them off one at a time than to wander into the room.
I randomly stumbled on a room with at least 7 monsters in it, on one of the easier floors. (Level 5, to be exact)
I've started to notice how much luck this game requires compared to actual skill.
Press 'F1' to see a list of commands. Press '' to go down the stairs.
rogue/r to restore the saved game in rogue.sav
If you're running out of food on a regular basis, check those rings! Wearing any ring (except for Slow Digestion) will burn your food at twice the normal rate. Slow digestion will burn at half the normal rate so wearing Slow Digestion and another ring will negate the acceleration. Be careful about putting on unidentified rings! If they're cursed you can't remove it (them) until remove curse is read.
PRess F1 to see all commands, shift and together let you go downstairs
How do you go down the stairs, i've tried everything :P
Thank you so much for keeping this game running and available. Great work.
Rachel - basically by beating them.
How do I clear the record of best scores?
in the original..."S" was slime and it would divide, hence slim mold as food
Why does the Hall of fame only give the top ten. In the original version, it simply kept a record of all the heroes. This made it easier to see exactly how addicted you were, and how many hours you wasted (?) playing the game!
I have a Mac Book Pro, how do I go down the stairs?
Ach y Fe!
Goodbye Work; Goodbye social life. Total addiction - they do say that you must keep away from drink and drugs for ever!
This game has perma death so there is no saving and loading
Just like ROGUE on CMU-G (Carnegie Mellon University) Computer Science VAX running BSD. In those days ROGUE was considered a CPU HOG if you played the game quickly. Old memories !
To rest for 1 tick press . To rest for more than 1 tick enter a number followed by .
How do I rest?
If you want to load your save game, you have to launch the game with the save file appended to it:
the original rogue is supposed to be perma death and no save, that's what it was meant to be.
Deb loves Rogue 2019-08-26
You can save, but can you load?
Rouge tournament anyone?
for the people saying that its but that you cant save:
BRUH ITS ROGUE, its MEANT to be like that
ms abena 2019-08-11
there is absolutely no point playing rogue if you cannot find a way to save it as you go through the dungeons! does anyone know how to save and reload a saved game on a windows10 computer?? please! any help would be greatly appreciated!
Have the game running wonderfully. Found the Rogue Instruction Manual (very helpful) as is Rogue, The Dungeons Of Doom Walk through... solutions and tips. I just have NOT figured out how to SAVE a game.
Grand Lad 2019-04-26
This still stands as one of the greatest games ever created. But yeah you do need to read up on the manual before you even attempt to play this game. Old but gold
KEÇİ SİPARİŞİ VERMEK İSTİYORUM
Art Vandellay 2018-08-27
I've found the manual, it's very useful https://docs.freebsd.org/44doc/usd/30.rogue/paper.pdf
The search command (shift S) does not work in this version, instead it saves the game.
Amazing blast from the past! As difficult as it ever was and just as brilliant! How do I load a saved game though?
How can I get off the floor?
On level 6 the stairs didn't spawn :(
oldtime dos user from the 80s 2018-06-19
Dude. Had no idea that the DOS environment didn't regenerate itself afresh with each launch. Or that DEL was active. ROGUE.EXE is gone.
Downloaded game, downloaded DOSBox. Now how do I LAUNCH game offline?
the best, easy the goty
i love this game
Great game, but this version does not identify your inventory after the game! That's bad.
rogue-how do I save and comeback? S see,s pt work buut then i can't get back inot the game(Using Chrome on a Mac desktop)
Pokemon master 2017-06-01
my dad found this website 2 days ago and i have already beat his record
LOTS OF FUN
This game rules! Thanks!
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