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Copyright © 2003-2004, 2016 John-Paul Gignac

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License, as published by the Free Software Foundation.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.


Android users can install via Google Play. If you like this game, please leave a review!

Please note that version 1.1.3 is functionally identical to 1.1.2. Don't bother upgrading.

pathological-1.1.3.tar.gz - GNU Tarball (for most Unix users) - Zip file for Windows users
Pathological-1.1.3.dmg - DMG file for MacOS X 10.2 or higher (Thanks to Bob Ippolito for submitting this package!)
pathological_1.1.2_i386.deb - Debian GNU/Linux Package (* Only works with Debian Woody *)
pathological-1-1.3.i586.rpm - RPM for Mandrake 9.2, should work for other RPM-based distros (Thanks to John Murray for submitting this file!)

Pathological is also currently available through Portage for Gentoo Linux, thanks to Michael Sterrett.

A Linux Mandrake package is currently in development.

For more information, see the SourceForge project page.


Windows Users

So far there is no proper installer for Windows, but it's easy to get the game running. Just download and extract it anywhere you like.

To run the game, double-click on the file with the green ball icon.

MacOS X Users

Download the DMG file, pop it open and double-click on the game.

This package is known to have some problems when toggling fullscreen mode.

Debian Sid Users

apt-get update; apt-get install pathological

Debian Woody Users

Download the .deb package listed above, then type:

apt-get update; apt-get install python pygame
dpkg --install pathological_1.1.2_i386.deb

Gentoo Users

As of Jul 9, 2003, Pathological is available through Portage.

Other Unix Users

First make sure that Python and Pygame are installed on your system. They are probably available through your system's package manager, but if not, you can get them from the respective websites:

Once those are installed, extract the Pathological tarball wherever you like. Don't bother installing it for now - the Makefile will probably not work on your system since I'm not a packaging guru yet. Just run the game like so:

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