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Type of Program: MUD client
Supported Platforms: Windows 95/NT
Company/Author: Gammon Software Solutions/Nick Gammon
Version: 2.14
Price: $20
Installed size: 1.08M


If you want a versatile, all purpose client for MUDs and MUSHes, then believe it or not, MUSHClient is just the front-end you've been looking for. Despite its name, MUSHClient is a general purpose and high-featured client that'll connect you to just about any type of Multi-User Dungeon (MUD) and MUSH (Multi-User Shared Hallucination) out there: MUD, MUSH, TinyMUD, TinyMUSH, LpMUD, AberMUD, PennMUSH, and most of their permutations you're ever likely to find.

Now in its first non-beta release, version 2.10 MUSHclient has improved the ergonomics of some of its control buttons, but the client continues to offer a feature set you won't find even on some of the more expensive ones out there.

You don't have to know all the keyboard commands, since the most common ones are represented on the toolbar and command menu. MUSHClient supports multiple open worlds, variable fonts, cut & paste, ANSI colors, and you can even display (to keep from going nuts) a different color for chats, pages, whispers, and mail notification dialog on your window. It recognizes Telnet escape sequences, handles logging, up to 30 user definable macros, and the Find will look for aliases, triggers, timers, and more. Whether the game you want is on Telnet or Internet, MUSHClient will accept your connection type and game/world configuration.

This version has a vertical scrollbar to make entry of long commands easier. A "Do" button is added to the command history dialog box so you can execute a previously entered command, without closing the dialog box & losing what you typed in the open window!

If you're updating from an earlier version of MUSHClient to version 2.10, it will read your existing world (and alias, trigger, etc,) files you've made. No re-entering needed. The author has an open door policy on user reports, so if you have comments or bug reports, you'll probably see an immediate fix to it. The reporting list is located at:

User Friendly:
Cost: ( a great buy!)
Ease of Installation:
Reviewed by Bobbie Crowell

Until you register, MUSHClient will delay slightly on startup -- a reminder -- but the delay is removed once you've entered a registration number. However, there's no time limit to do so, and the unregistered copy is completely functional. Cost is $10 cash or credit card (via email: ; $20 if by check or money order; and $15 in Australian funds. The mailing address for non-credit card orders is: Gammon Software Solutions, P.O. Box 124, Ivanhoe, VIC 3079, Australia

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