Connecting To LambdaMOO From Desktop And Laptop Computers

LambdaMOO uses the Telnet protocol but modern operating systems don’t tend to include a Telnet client by default. Using a dedicated MOO client offers a much better experience, so we’ll concentrate on finding and installing one of those instead.

GNU/Linux

GnomeMUD is a MOO client for GNU/Linux. It is usually available through your package manager as gnome-mud.

Use the following World Settings for LambdaMOO:

Host: lambda.moo.mud.org

Port: 8888

Logon: connect Guest

or, once you register a character

Logon: connect CHARACTER PASSWORD

Replace “CHARACTER” with the name of your character, and “PASSWORD” with your password.

Windows

Pueblo is a MOO client for Windows. You can download it here.

Use the following World Settings for LambdaMOO:

Host: lambda.moo.mud.org

Port: 8888

Username: Guest

Leave the password blank.

or, once you register a character

Username: CHARACTER

Password: PASSWORD

Replace “CHARACTER” with the name of your character, and “PASSWORD” with your password.

Mac OS X

Savitar is a MOO client for Mac OS X. You can download it here.

Use the following World Settings for LambdaMOO:

Host Name: lambda.moo.mud.org

Host Port: 8888

Issue these commands at startup: connect Guest

or, once you register a character

Issue these commands at startup: connect CHARACTER PASSWORD

Replace “CHARACTER” with the name of your character, and “PASSWORD” with your password.

Cross-Platform GUI client

Mudlet is a graphical user interface MOO client that is available for GNU/Linux, MacOS X and Windows. You can download it here.

Use the following Connect settings for LambdaMOO:

Server Address: lambda.moo.mud.org

Port: 8888

Then click the connect button and once the welcome message from LambdaMOO finishes printing type :

    connect Guest

or, once you register a character:

    connect CHARACTER PASSWORD

Replace “CHARACTER” with the name of your character, and “PASSWORD” with your password.

Cross-Platform Command Line Client

TinyFugue 5 is a command-line MOO client that runs on MacOS X and Windows as well as on UNIX platforms such as GNU/Linux. It is usually available through your package manager as “tf5”.

TinyFugue uses a command-line terminal window, so open a terminal and type:

    tf5

then when TinyFugue has loaded, type:

    /connect lambda.moo.mud.org 8888

and once the welcome message from LambdaMOO finishes printing, type :

    connect Guest

or, once you register a character:

    connect CHARACTER PASSWORD

Replace “CHARACTER” with the name of your character, and “PASSWORD” with your password.

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2 comments on “Connecting To LambdaMOO From Desktop And Laptop Computers
  1. KJ says:

    You can also use tkMOO-light
    http://www.awns.com/tkMOO-light/
    Which runs the same on all three OSs
    KJ

  2. Rob Myers says:

    KJ – tkMOO doesn’t run “out of the box” as the other clients listed here do, but having set it up yes it’s a really good client.

    Possibly I could bundle it for Debian.