LambdaMOO

LambdaMOO is a classic text-based virtual environment.

This page contains instructions for connecting to LambdaMOO via smart phones, tablets, and computers.

To connect to LambdaMOO you can use a Telnet client or a dedicated MOO client. Telnet is easier to just connect with, but dedicated clients make it easier once you have connected.

Connecting Via Telnet

If you have a Telnet client, you should be able to click here to connect to LambdaMOO:

telnet://lambda.moo.mud.org:8888

To log in once you have connected via Telnet, type:

connect Guest

Connecting Via MOO Client

In a dedicated MOO client, you will need to enter the following details (they may have slightly different names):

Host: lambda.moo.mud.org

Port: 8888

Connection Command: connect Guest

Android

ConnectBot is a Telnet client for Android (make sure you set the connection type to telnet rather than ssh). You can install it here.

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

Blackberry

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

There are not any dedicated MOO clients for Blackberry.

GNU/Linux

On GNU/Linux you can install a Telnet client using your graphical or command-line package manager such as yum, apt-get, or synaptic.

TinyFugue 5 is an excellent 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.

iOS (iPhone and iPad)

Mocha Telnet Lite is a Telnet client for iOS. You can download it via Apple’s app store here.

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

Mac OS X

MacOS X has a Telnet client installed by default. Just click on the link at the top of this page to connect!

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

Windows

On Windows you can find out how to install Telnet here.

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

Once You Have Connected

When you first connect to LambdaMOO as a Guest, you will find yourself in the Coat Closet. You can press a button to get out into the Living room by typing: turn doorknob

From there, you can start exploring!

Some Useful Commands

help
get written help instructions for how to use the MOO
look
look around the location you are currently in
look <character>
look at the named character. They may see you doing this.
" <message>
say something to everyone in the location you are currently in
: <action>
act out something visible to everyone in the location you are currently in
page <player> <message>
send a private message to another player anywhere on the MOO
+<player> <action>
act out something privately to another player anywhere on the MOO
@go <location>
teleport to the given room number. e.g. @go #17 will take you to the living room
@who
see who is connected to the MOO
@parties
see where the most people are gathered together on the MOO
@request <character-name> for <email-address>
request a permanent named character to use