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Looking for a mud codebase

drmikedrmike Member
edited October 2011 in General


I'm just going to throw this out to see if anyone knows of any. I'm looking for a mud codebase that allows for groups of players to play through a quest at the same time.

Anyone know of any? I've played a couple but never knew the codebase being used.



  • LOL mike, I am surprised u_u I will report your post as offtopic xD

  • nice, count me in if u need some playahs ;]

  • RyanRyan Member
    edited October 2011

    I don't quite get what you mean by playing through a quest at the same time, but I think most mud codebases include some form of party or group forming feature. I like CircleMUD, and a I know a fresh install has a pretty low memory footprint, though it can probably increase quite a bit when you have a lot of zones; the WoTMud codebase started out from this. Smaug also seemed interesting, but I haven't tried compiling or running it yet.

    There are a lot out there. These are all based on Diku Mud, in one way or another. Supposedly they're more combat oriented than some of the other thing out there (DikuMUD) - All of the others here are based on it. I don't think they have a download though. (CircleMUD) (Smaug) (SmaugFUSS) - Smaug with cleaned up source and bug fixes (AFKMud) - Based on Smaug, C++

    There's also some MUSH servers, which I think are supposedly more social, with much less features that are combat related. (PennMUSH) - Active google code repo. (TinyMUSH) - No changes recently. (TinyMUX) - Fairly recent activity in their repo.

  • @Ryan, thank you for the list but I already have those links. I'm looking for something specific.

  • what's a mud?

  • Thanks @Kuro, you have no idea how many key strokes that saved me.

  • Um, maybe you should visit that link? I know some folks here think I'm full of a lot of hot air but I don't think I'm involved with a cough "...Customer-owned utility providing natural gas to the metro Omaha area..."


  • I would love to play whatever you have, drmike.

  • @drmike the wikipedia link you posted shows as the first google search result for "mud" here

  • kristalkristal Banned
    edited October 2011

    yea, setup a LEB mud, lets all play n chat about vps n shit :)

  • I am getting the utility company as well as the first google link. Weird lol.

  • Looks like someone once did a Low End Mud:

  • I got a AFKMud up and running just to poke around at it if anyone wants to give it a try:

    telnet 7500

    It is 99.9% stock as this is just a demo to take a look see. I just changed the admin password and fixed two bugs that I have already noticed. It will go away in a couple of days.

    I never tried that kind of games o_O just entered, seems, funny n_n!

  • I'm just amazed it's up and running still. Can't go 5 minutes on the laptop without crashing.

  • XeoncrossXeoncross Member
    edited October 2011

    @drmike, after playing that little game I feel like mud. I can't even get away from that lady...

  • do an 'exits' command to find where you can go.

    To be honest, I don't think much of the default areas. Still trying to decide if I'm going with this. Again I can't even it to run locally.

  • Personally, I would rather just have a nice MMO Asteroids game or two with a websocket chat.

    Perhaps a MMORPG in just HTML5 or JavaScript could replace your mud.

  • yeah as much fun as mud is, ive played it in 1990s, now it doesnt feel right :P

  • XeoncrossXeoncross Member
    edited October 2011

    kristal said: Yes, as much fun as I know MUD has been, I played it in the 90's and now it doesn't feel right.

    I was playing strictly console based games back then. I still love my SNES.

  • drmikedrmike Member
    edited October 2011

    Doesn't help that they're install instructions are in French. :P

    Hadn't seen that before. Was looking for one that was browser based but only found java ones that seem to require a full server.

    Thanks for the link.

    edit: Can't even get it to run on the netbook.

  • drmikedrmike Member
    edited October 2011

    I;m sure though @Xeoncross that you can put up one of those if you want. Maybe on some cheap or low cost server or VPS some where.


    Hey anyone know where you can find one of those? I'm sure there's a website somewhere on the net that lists low end cost servers and VPSes. Maybe with a forum as well in case you need help with some of the software involved....

  • XeoncrossXeoncross Member
    edited October 2011

    drmike said: I'm sure there's a website somewhere on the net that lists low end cost servers

    To protect against spam offers it's using a new protocol that only comes with Yo'Mama Linux. I'd post a link, but this software doesn't support the new character set that distro is using. I'm on the beta testers list so we'll see if that site is all it's cracked up to be.

  • I figured out the problem. I'm pointing at the wrong room. I'll fix it later today as I have to recompile it anyway and start things over. Sorry about it.

  • Fixed. For those stuck with the glowing lady, type 'say oops' without the quotes and it should click into the advancement quest. Sorry for the trouble.

    I'll throw up a blog somewhere shortly for bus reports. While mud software is like other software here like Nginx, I'm sure some people here would rather not see this discussion. :)

  • yomeroyomero Member
    edited October 2011

    I need a tutorial for that games u_u I don't understand nothing :P

  • It's on the list. Actually been taking notes about rewriting the first area.

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