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  • License: Shareware
  • Last update: 7 years ago
  • Total downloads: 149
  • Price: 10.00 to buy | | BUY the full version
  • Operating system: Linux, Win All, BSD, Solaris
  • Publisher: Boutell.Com, Inc
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PerlMUD is a MultiUser Dimension (MUD), a text-based environment that allows multiple users to converse, explore, and interact.

PerlMUD is a MultiUser Dimension (MUD), a text-based environment that allows multiple users to converse, explore, and interact. PerlMUD is written in Perl 5 and is highly compatible with the well-known TinyMUD command set, which provides a friendly interface to your online environment.

PerlMUD is inexpensive shareware, and complete Perl source code is included. Administrators can easily extend the PerlMUD system by writing additional Perl code.

Once you unpack the program, as shown above, you must configure it. The Perl source code is in the file "mud". You will need to edit the $dataDirectory setting at the top of that file to match the directoy where PerlMUD 3.0 hs been placed.

Perform the following steps:
- 1. Using a text editor, such as vi, set $dataDirectory in the file mud to point to the path where you have installed PerlMUD 3.0.
- 2. Copy the file "minimal.db" to "mud.db".
- 3. Set $serverName in mudlib.pl to the name you would prefer to see in the titles of various web pages produced by the simple web interface.
- 4. Set $hostName in mudlib.pl to the Internet host name of the server. Example: if your PerlMUD server runs on the machine www.mycompany.com, then put www.mycompany.com here. You cannot simply make up a name -- if you don't know what the machine is called, ask the administrator. This information is used to give new users instructions to connect to the MUD when they receive accounts via email.
- 5. Optionally, change $tinypPort (if you do not want to use port 4096) and $httpPort (if you do not want to use port 4196) in mudlib.pl. The first is used for telnet and java client access; the second is used by the simple web interface.
Now, to start the MUD, type (under Unix): perl mud &In the beginning, there are only two objects: The Void (a room, object #0) and Admin (a player, object #1).

Wait a few seconds for the mud to start, then type the following commands (under Unix): telnet localhost 4096connect admin initialOnce you have logged into the admin character, type "help" for more information. You will find the tutorial topics useful to get you started with PerlMUD administration.

SECURITY ALERT: change your password using the @password command before you let the public know your server exists! Try "help @password" while logged into the mud for further instructions. (Most administrative commands begin with an @ sign.)

System Requirements:

No special requirements.
Program Release Status:
Program Install Support: Install Only

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