- How To Connect to FuroticaMUCK -
|This page is designed to give new users an introductory walk-through of how to get connected and what to do once on FuroticaMUCK.|
Connecting and MUCK Clients
In order to use FuroticaMUCK, you will need an internet
connection and a client. We'll assume that you either have an internet connection, or know
how to get one established. But in order to connect to the MUCK and interact with it, you
will need a client, a software application that handles the protocols and
manipulation of the data between you and the MUCK. It allows you to type text in for the
MUCK to process in the form of commands, the MUCK responds by sending output to
your client for you to see. This is the basic method in which you will interact with the
MUCK and it's users.
Raw Telnet (Windows95, Windows98, WindowsNT, Macintosh, UNIX)
Raw telnet is the use of standard, simple telnet programs to
connect to and interact with a MUCK. We strongly recommend that you use a MUCK-specific
client, however, raw telnet programs are the most widely available and are on most
internet-capable computer systems. It's built into Win95, Win98, WinNT, Mac and UNIX
systems. The problem that arises when you use a raw telnet program is that input and
output are not seperated. When you are typing a command and input is recieved from the
MUCK, it will interject itself into your command as you are typing it, though it will not
replace any of your output. Yes, very confusing. You can avoid that by turning off 'local
echo' on some raw telnet programs, but then you will not see what you're typing at all,
only the output from the MUCK itself.
Phoca / Phoca95 (Windows 3.1 / Windows95, Windows98, WindowsNT)
Phoca95 (which is what we'll refer to it as) is a very
powerful, yet easy to use, 32-bit MUCK client designed for use in Windows platforms. If
you are running Windows 3.1, you will most likely require the 16-bit version of Phoca,
which is also available on their website but is no longer updated. This is the most highly
recommended MUCK client for use on FuroticaMUCK for Windows operating systems. Please be
aware that Phoca is crippleware/shareware, you can use it for free, but the more advanced
functions are only available in the registered version. For more information and
downloading of Phoca/Phoca95, please see their website at: www.phocat.com
TinyFugue is undoubtedly the most powerful tool ever designed for playing multi-user games on the internet. However, it's only built for UNIX-based machines and operating systems. We are unaware if there are any websites for TinyFugue at present, but if you run UNIX of some sort, it is most likely available as a package or module for your flavor. There is way too much involved in using TinyFugue to even scratch the surface of here, we know that if you use UNIX, you can most likely figure it out quite simply.
Other Recommended MUCK Clients (Primarily Windows)
Basic Commands and Movement
More to come soon...
Introduction to How a MUCK Works
More to come soon...
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Last update: May 13, 1999 - Contact FuroticaMUCK at: firstname.lastname@example.org