Connecting To LambdaMOO With Editor Clients

Some more advanced MOO clients go beyond simply enabling you to connect to the MOO. They also support editing of the content of the MOO using their own interface rather than the MOO’s built-in facilities. This is often more convenient and flexible than using the MOO’s built in text editor. These clients are all cross-platform.

RMOO

https://github.com/toddsundsted/rmoo

RMOO is a MOO client for the GNU Emacs text editor. It will run anywhere Emacs runs. RMOO allows you to edit notes, mail and code in separate Emacs buffers and then send them back to the MOO.

Emacs is the ultimate customisable programming environment, so implementing a MOO client in it gives you access to a wide range of useful tools to use when writing and editing for the MOO.

TkMOO

http://www.awns.com/tkMOO-light/

TkMOO is a MOO client implemented in the TCL scripting language. It will run anywhere the “wish” TCL/Tk interpreter is installed.

Note that you may need to edit the code to refer to a more modern version of wish before it will run.

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.

Connecting To LambdaMOO From Tablets And Smartphones

You can connect to LambdaMOO from smart phones and tablets as easily as from desktop computers, if not more so. Then you can access the classic text-based virtual reality anywhere you have a wireless or cell network signal.

To do so, you will need to install and configure an app capable of communicating with LambdaMOO and then open a connection to it.

Android

MuClient is a dedicated MOO client for Android. You can install it here.

Use the following configuration:

Address: lambda.moo.mud.org

Port: 8888

Login: connect Guest

or, once you have a character:

Login: connect CHARACTER PASSWORD

Blackberry

BBSSDH is a Telnet client for Blackberry devices. You can download it here.

Use the following configuration:

Host: lambda.moo.mud.org

Port: 8888

Then when you connect, type:

connect Guest

or, once you have a character:

connect CHARACTER PASSWORD

iOS (iPhone and iPad)

MudMaster is a MOO client for iOS. You can purchase it via Apple’s app store here.

Use the following configuration:

Host: lambda.moo.mud.org

Port: 8888

Type: Telnet

Connection Command: connect Guest

or, once you have a character:

Connection Command: connect CHARACTER PASSWORD