Omega for Windows



Downloads Source Code Links

Omega is a rare roguelike game, designed to be played on a character-mode screen. I have compiled this version for Windows because (for whatever reason) I was unable to get the old DOS version working.

If you don't know what a roguelike game is, you may want to check the out some roguelike pages in the Links section. Perhaps later I will include some more information on how to play Omega on this page.

Port by Geoff Dunbar (

Omega written by Laurence R. Brothers. See omegalib\thanks.txt in the distribution for a complete list of contributors.

Uses PDCurses v2.6 (

There's a more recent Omega port here: that includes graphic tile support along with a full source code release.


February 20, 2010 - Omega for Windows v0.2 (0.90.4) source code release (someone asked for it).

October 1, 2003 - Omega for Windows v0.2 (0.90.4) released.  Added color support, updated the Omega code to 0.90.4.

September 24, 2003 - Omega for Windows v0.1 (0.80.2) released.


Downloads of the current version of Omega for Windows.

Download the zip files, then look at readme.txt in the zip file for information on installing omega.

Omega for Windows v0.2 (0.90.4) -

Omega for Windows v0.1 (0.80.2) -

Source Code

Download this if you want to compile Omega for Windows yourself:

Omega for Windows v0.2 (0.90.4) source code -

Helpful Links

Rogue for Windows - winrogue My port of Rogue to Windows.

Omega Distribution Site -

Omega SourceForce Site -

Guide to Roguelike Games -

Another Windows Omega - Someone ported Omega more recently than I, with graphic tile support.

Also see the newsgroups under, particularly

Geoff Dunbar (

Last Modified: December 15, 2011