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LPMud FTP Sites

At some point in time, it became fashionable to serve files through a web server instead of an ftp server. Thus most of the links below are to webservers.

MUD Clients

A MUD Client is a program you run on your machine to connect to muds. The advantage over telnet/ssh is that they provide extra functionality, both when connecting and when playing. Generally they also look nicer, however they're usually developed by Computer Scientist so don't expect too much in that area. 🙂 Note that there are about a zillion more MUD Clients than the list below, from massive semi-graphical behemoths down to short lisp-files for emacs. Most are in a state of limbo in terms of development however. The easiest way to get a good overview is to spend an hour on Google or AllTheWeb and search for things like mud client. Perhaps use your platform (windows, linux, whatever) as a search term as well, to narrow things down.

Microsoft Windows

zMud, aka Zugg's MUD Client
Very advanced MUD Client in constant development, gazillions of features and possibilities. 30 days trial, $25 gets you updates for life.

AVPlay
Developed as a beginners client for the mud Avalon, it can also be used to connect to other muds. Amazingly enough also available in a DOS version. Freeware.

SimpleMU
Not a lot of info on this one. Free unlimited(?) trial, $20 license.

Fire Client
GUI-looking client with lots of features and constantly being developed.

AL MUD Client, aka Ashavar's Legacy MUD Client
Made for one particular mud, works on others. Freeware.

MUSHClient
Fast advanced MUD Client, constantly developed. Free unlimited trial, $20 gets you a license.

Xpertmud
Perl scriptable MUD Client. Freeware.

Mud Master
Yet another Windows-client. No longer maintained afaik.

MUDix/gMUDix
One of the good old clients, still being developed. Now also in a GTK+ version called gMUDix.

Apple Mac

Rapscallion
More or less the only MUD Client for Macs, at least when it comes to functionality. 30 day trial, $$$ after that afaik. No development done since '98.

Linus/UNIX

Kmud, aka KDE MUD Client
A mud client using the KDE GUI framework.

MCL, aka Muckle
TinTin-lookalike, embedded perl and python for high tweakability.

Java/Other/Source

TinyFugue, aka tf
Very popular MUD Client. Available for most platforms, but only distributed in source form so be prepared for some work.

Realms
Java client, runs on most platforms.

General MUD information locations

Most sites that had MUD related information are now gone. There isn't any demand for Padrone's Castle or Kantele's Mansion anymore. So don't get too mad if most, if not all, of the below FTP sites are gone. Or too miffed if the sites that are still there are dead but claim to be constantly updated, at least according to the last README-update there. Back in 1995... Time passes, Thorin sits down and starts singing about gold.
ftp.kolbu.com:/pub/dosmud
Contains MUD drivers and mudlibs for PCs running MSDOS. Not everyone has access to a UNIX machine and some like to do their LPC coding at home. Also some MSDOS clients. NOTE! If you have something related to MSDOS/MS WINDOWS and MUDS and it's not already in this archive, please upload it in /incoming!

ftp.kolbu.com:/pub/LPC
Is a complete mirror of the MUD archive at ftp.imaginary.com, where the MudOS driver is developed these days. Also contains the latest Nightmare and Foundation mudlibs.

ftp.imaginary.com
Home of the Idea Exchange mud, where MudOS developers and beta testers gather. The ftp site contains all the latest LPmud/MudOS developments. Also on this server is Nightmare, home of the Nightmare mudlib for MudOS.

ftp.actlab.utexas.edu
Used to be the major site for MudOS related files, and is now only kept up to date once in a while. /MUD/LPmud/MudOS/driver and /pub/incoming/mudos are two directories worth checking out if you're interested in the MudOS driver development. The ACTLab homepage.

ftp.ccs.northeastern.edu
Another major archive site for LP-MUD and related drivers, including MudOS and DGD. Other related material is also available here, including mudlibs, documentation, and clients.

ftp.math.okstate.edu
A major MUD archive, used to have reasonably up-to-date versions of most clients and servers, the most up-to-date FAQs, pictures of MUDders, and documentation. The emphasis here is on Tiny-style MUDs, although this is a reasonably reliable place to find any client or server that lacks its own major FTP archive.

ftp.tcp.com
This was once one of the most popular and up-to-date collections of MUD-related items. A lot of older things can still be found here, particularly those which have vanished off other FTP sites.

mellers1.psych.berkeley.edu
An archive site for some useful utilities, including the logedit program, which edits the output of logs into a prettified format (specifically for MUSH, although the program can be tweaked for other types of MUDs).

ftp.cis.upenn.edu
A directory here is used for Amberyl's personal (small) FTP archive, containing source code for TinyMUSH 2.2 and other MUSH-server-related things, as well as Tess Snider's handy mtrans ascii-picture-to-MUSH-format translator.

ftp.cs.jhu.edu
The official archive site for CircleMUD, a DikuMUD variant.

caisr2.caisr.cwru.edu
The archive site for old MUDlists and general MUSH stuff (server code, clients, MUSHcode packages, and documentation). Of particular interest:
PennMUSH (version 1.50 patchlevel 10)
TinyMUSH (version 2.0.10 patchlevel 5)
TinyMUSH (version 2.0.10 patchlevel 6, slightly buggy)
MUSHcode Packages (various authors)

ftp.parc.xerox.com
The archive site for MOO. It includes server code, core databases, and documentation. There is also a collection of papers.

ftp.game.org
Archive site mainly for Diku derivatives, forget it if you're looking for LPmud/MudOS related material.

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