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MUSH server

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Type of Program: MUSH server
Supported Platforms: Windows 95/NT or Win NT Server (386/486/ Pentium)
Company Name: Gammon Software Solutions
Version: 1.72 patch level 7
Price: free
Installed size: 510K


If you want to set up your own PennMUSH based MUD, MUSH, or MOO, well, here's the server. You might ask, "Why would I want to set up my own server when there are so many games already out there?"

Say you have a friend who is also interested in MUDs, but you cannot afford to be connected to the Internet for hours to play an Internet game. In this case you could spend time setting up a virtual world of your own design, while your friend sets up her own world. When you were ready, you could swap database files, so you are playing your friend's world, and he/she yours, solving each others' puzzles.

If you have a few PCs networked together (at home or at the office) then run the server on one of them, and have multiple people playing simultaneously on your local network. If you are setting up a MUD at the office, the local administrator may wish to limit the hours of operation of the server to after business hours, as these games can be quite addictive!

AND, if you're wondering about the specifics in getting started: this download includes the PennMUSH runtime version, help files, "minimal" databases ready to create your own world, and documentation and hints for helping you run your own MUSH. You can be a wizard, just like that!

(If you need to read ahead before taking the plunge, try reading the PennMUSH FAQ at:

User Friendly:
Cost: (free)
Ease of Installation: (you'll have to grade yourself on this one)
Reviewed by Bobbie Crowell

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