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Mark Phillips


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We'll shortly announce compatibility with popular MUD clients such as TInTin++, Mudlet, and MUDRammer - and vanilla command-line telnet.

Frankly, we don't really love the idea, but we want to do everything we can to enable blind and visually-impaired users, who are likely to be more familiar with traditional clients than our spiffy talking one.

If any of all y'all would be willing to test, please hit me up. Nobody at SmartMonsters is super hip with MUD clients, and personally I really hate the light-text-on-dark-background thing which their designers seem to require. But I digress. We truly could use your expert input. Shoot me a note and I'll tell you how to get set up.

Thanks!

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Lisa Chau



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I think they work.

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Jordan West



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I was able to get Mudlet to work today, but had to go in and change some certificate authorizations.

I was originally getting an error that "The host name did not match any of the valid hosts for this certificate."

When I checked boxes for "Accept self-signed certificates", "Accept expired certificates", and "Accept all certificate errors" then it would connect.

I am going to see if I can look at the LUA scripts to see if I can rebuild some of the GUI in Mudlet -- there is functionality I really like in Mudlet that isn't present in the native client (namely triggers, better aliases, command memory, numpad walking, and basic mapping).
Mark Phillips


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Thx for pointing out the cert error, we'll fix it.

We plan to write and give away free a new universal MUD client that'll run on all platforms: Mac, PC, Linux, iOS, tablets. Probably in Swift. That's kindof next on the to-do list after one more new game. Do you want to write it? IMO a far better solution than trying to add features to MUDlet, which IME is extremely buggy.

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Mark Phillips


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That cert error is a bug in MUDlet. The cert itself is fine, in fact the GUI clients would fail if it weren't. Thanks though for pointing out the fix.

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Jordan West



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I am not a very talented with LUA -- it's mostly basic things I am able to accomplish.

I'm having some issues with the current GUI in Chrome which is why I was testing Mudlet. Primarily the windows won't resize to fit my screen horizontally and I am not able to adjust the font size.
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Hmmm, sounds odd. The GUI should automatically fill an entire tab of Chrome or any other browser - it resizes vertically and horizontally to use the entire available space.

There's a known issue with Chrome not displaying the status bar. Very bizarrely it happens only with our production environment - it's fine in dev and test. Go figure that, since everything's identical all the way through. Anyway have you tried with FF?

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Jordan West



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I have the same issue in Firefox -- it will resize horizontally, but not vertically to fill the space. It means that the tabs on the left hand screen are really difficult to use because they won't stack -- I have to scroll left and right to access easily.
Lisa Chau



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Hi Jordan!

Those tabs don't stack, they only scroll. It's just how that tab control works.

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I use VipMUD.
 
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