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Old 03-19-2011, 10:21 PM   #1
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Proper MUD client for GNU/Linux?


What is the name of a proper MUD client for GNU/Linux?

I'd like something that is mature, has a proper GUI, preferably not KDE but GTK would work.

Does anyone have any experience with a MUD client that is decent?
 
Old 03-19-2011, 10:44 PM   #2
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I thought the whole point of a MUD was that you just needed a Telnet client to access it?
 
Old 03-20-2011, 02:21 AM   #3
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I thought the whole point of a MUD was that you just needed a Telnet client to access it?
You just need telnet to use IRC as well. That doesn't mean it is anything but almost completely unusable and cumbersome to use without a proper client.

If you haven't used MUD before, think of using IRC to handle multiple channels and multiple private message sessions, all just using telnet; add to that the need to use macros and scripting and you're beginning to get the picture why telnet just doesn't do.

You can use telnet for HTTP and e-mail as well in many cases, that doesn't mean you want to do it.
 
Old 03-20-2011, 09:15 AM   #4
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That is possibly the worst argument I have ever heard in my life.

You could use IRC, HTTP, or POP though telnet by making a raw connection to the socket and having an encyclopedic knowledge of the appropriate commands, but a MUD is actually designed to be used through a telnet client. Every MUD I ever played on just said "telnet to this address" and you were off and running.

Logical fallacies aside, Wikipedia has a list of MUD clients and what OSes they run on:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_MUD_clients

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Old 10-17-2011, 06:15 AM   #5
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Comparing raw telnet to a good MUD client is like comparing an Opel Kadett to a BMW 740 E38. Both run on 4 wheels, both would get you from A to B but...not in the same way
With that said, I am also looking for a good MUD client. I hope to be able to make GGmud run in the near future. Currently Zmud is the only thing which makes me run Windows. Wine somehow bugs it, at least my 7.21 version. I tried Papaya, Kildclient, Gnome Mud, TF..also TinTin but is there a GUI for it?
What I want is GUI, aliases, triggers, variables, 50k lines scroll back history, huge command line history, logging in color so I can post playerkill logs. Color triggers would also be nice but I guess I could sacrifice them in the name of getting rid of Windows and just use highlights. Well, I would keep Windows to run OBD software for my car and some other programs but...damn Zmud makes me use it too often :P
Pls help!
 
  


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