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Clients

|| _ ___ _o | | Announcements || || | | |...| |.| | | ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ || || | | |.o.| |.| | | Web Client || Nightfall, as most other MUDs, runs on plain telnet. This means that you need to || '-' '---' '-' | | Clients || run a MUD client on your computer to connect to Nightfall and play. If you don't || \| | Quickstart || want to install a MUD client now, you might want to have a look at the || o| | Wait, What? || webclient. Wikipedia also has a list of clients. || | | ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ || || | | Races || The users of Nightfall currently suggest the following clients: || | | Guilds || || | | Map || Linux/Unices || | | Lore || || |/ | ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ || - If you just want to have a look around, plain telnet is mostly sufficient. It || | | Who's Online? || will support colours and everything will work, but you won't have a dedicated || | | Finger || input line, which can mess up your typing. To connect to Nightfall, use || | | ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ || || | | The Guide || # telnet nightfall.org 4242 || | | Player Help || || o| | The Sky || - For more regular use on the command line, we suggest TinyFugue. On Debian, || | | ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ || || |/ | Imprint || # apt-get install tf5 || | | || || \| | || will get it installed. You can then start it with e.g. tf -f~/.tfrc. A minimum || | | || configuration file can be found here. Feel free to ask on the public channels || \| | || for more advanced configurations. || | | || || |/ | || - GnomeMud is a graphical, yet very simple client that has all the key features || | | || (logging, aliases, external input line etc.). On Debian, you can install it || |o | || with || |o | || || | | || # apt-get install gnome-mud || | | || || | | || and run it as gnome-mud. Then click Connect and Add and enter a name of your || | | || choice, nightfall.org as the host and 4242 as the port. After you created an || | | || account, you can add its details in the lower section of this window to || | | || auto-login. || | | || || | | || - Mudlet is a more advanced graphical client. Debian Wheezy only has version || | | || 2.0, but a newer version 2.1 is available in Jessie onwards. It is also || | | || available for MacOS X and has a Ubuntu PPA. || | | || || | | || Windows || | | || || | | || Unfortunately, the standard Windows telnet application is rather unusable, so we || | | || suggest you don't use it at all. Good clients in usage are: || \| | || || | | || - PuTTY is a decent all-around telnet and SSH client. If you just want to have || | | || a look at Nightfall, it will be fully sufficient. Use nightfall.org as the || |/ | || hostname and 4242 as the port to which to connect. || | | || || | | || - MUSHclient is a decent client, which is very extensible and will serve you || |o | || well for any usecase. || | | || || \| | || - zMUD is a very advanced client. Unfortunately, it only has a 30-day free || | | || trial period and otherwise comes in at $34.95 (as of 06/2013). || | | || || | | || - Mudlet, mentioned above, is also available for Windows. It has some advanced || | | || features and will likely serve you well. || | | || || o| | || Additional Information || | | || || | o | || Nightfall currently supports ANSI colour codes, but only the ISO-8859-1 || |/ | || charset. Unless you care about seeing umlauts in chat sometimes, you won't have || o s| | || to worry about the charset. To tell Nightfall that your client supports colour || o / /x| | || (most clients do) in case it didn't auto-detect it, do || \/ __o/xs| | || || \/ \xx| | || > config terminal ansi || \ \s| | || || \ /x| | || after logging into Nightfall. The other choices here are "vt100" and "dumb", || nmsxxsx| | || which you can use to disable colour output from Nightfall. || xsxxxmxs| . | || || sxmxxxxmx| -_|= +---------------++----------------------------------------------------------------------------------++----nmsmmsmmmxmS ./_|=|_-_ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~{o}~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~{o}~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~{o}~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~{o}~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~{o}~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~{o}~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~