MUDs (historically Multi-User Dungeon, with later variants including Multi-User Dimension and Multi-User Domain) are a broad category of multi-user virtual world systems -- usually text-based, usually games, usually accessed via the Telnet protocol, and usually free.

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MUD source code [closed]

I haven't been able to find a lot of the old, open source mud source codes. I find the way they did things very applicable to text-based/browser based games, and I'd love to be able to skim through ...
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How can I make permanent death in a MUD seem acceptable and fair to players?

I have considered writing a MUD for years, and I have a lot of ideas my friends think are really cool (and that's how I'd hope to get anywhere -- word of mouth). Thing is, there's one thing I have ...
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Generating grammatically correct MUD-style attack descriptions

I am currently working on a text based game, where the outcome of a combat round goes something like this %attacker% inflicts a serious wound (12 points damage) on %defender% Right now, I just swap ...
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MUD Games ideas

I am a huge MUD games fans. Though, MMORPG's rising popularity gives text-based games a strong opponents that they can't match. I started my own MUD engine (codebase) a while ago and I'm now looking ...
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Get rid of the usual MUD cycles

I am working on a MUD engine and I want to do it a little differently then all the MUD games I played. I find a "cycle" system very boring. One of the idea I had is to make every clients socket ...
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How can I build a graphical map for my MUD engine?

I am working on a text-based game totally from scratch and one thing I am not sure how to do is the map system. In my mud engine totally writen in Javascript (that will be executed in a Node.js ...
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How do you accommodate newbies while still creating depth in the design of light/dark systems for MUDs (or other text-based games)?

I've been pondering a redesign of our MUD's light/dark system. Our current system accommodates new players by simply not saddling them with being unable to see should they happen to wander outside of ...
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Anyone have a source for pictures/screenshots/demos of Mud OLC systems?

I really want to get access to some images of MUD (multi user domain/multi user dungeon) OLC (mud OnLine Creation), to use the structure of npcs/mobs/characters/areas/rooms that muds use on my own ...
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Delay command execution over sockets

I've been trying to fix the game loop in a real time (tick delay) MUD. I realized using Thread.Sleep would seem clunky when the user spammed commands through their choice of client (Zmud, etc) e.g. ...
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Lua mud using c snippet for protocols? [duplicate]

I've been working on teaching myself to program in Lua for the past couple of months and I've been working on my own MUD using lama as my starting point. I've learned a lot and added quite a bit of ...
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Maintaining State in Mud Engine

I am currently working on a Mud Engine and have started implementing my state engine. One of the things that has me troubled is maintaining different states at once. For instance, lets say that the ...
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Is there a multiplayer game engine where you can write the logic in any programming language?

I'm working on a mud (multiplayer text game) engine and I would like developers to be able to write their game logic in any programming language. Does anyone know if other engines like this exist?