Mud Clients

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In order to play this kind of game, you should use a telnet/MUD Client. Some popular clients are as follows:

Free

Windows

  • Mudlet - It’s a new breed of a client on the MUD scene – with an intuitive user interface, a specially designed scripting framework, and a very fast text display. Add to that cross-platform capability, an open-source development model, and you have a very likable MUD client.
  • MUSHClient - Written in C++ for speed and compact size! Play your favourite MUD (Multi-User Dungeon) game with ease. Installed, it only requires around 11 Mb of disk space, plus any extra needed for storing MUD game configurations, and any plugins you download.
  • GMud - A Visual Basic, Telnet MUD (Multi-User-Dungeon) Server. Utilizing newly developed methods for easier game play in the simple telnet environment.
  • WinTin - Wintin.Net is a client for text-based muds. It looks after the basic communication with your mud as you would expect, but also includes a range of features to make your mudding experience easier and more enjoyable. It's the ultimate tool for a sophisticated player, but simple enough for a novice.
  • zMud - The latest PUBLIC version of zMUD. Contains automapper (zMapper support), database, syntax editor, debugger, and support for plugins, Simutronic games, inline images, VBScript/JScript, MXP, MCP, Pueblo emulation, and MCCP

*nix

  • TinTin++ - A free MUD client for Mac OS X, Linux, and Windows. The Windows port named WinTin++ (using the PuTTY derived mintty terminal) is available for those who do not use Cygwin (A Linux/Unix emulator for Windows) and runs on Windows Xp, Windows Vista, and Windows 7. Besides MUDs, TinTin++ also works well with MUSH, Rogue, BBS, and Linux servers.
  • TinyFugue - A programmable MUD client, primarily for UNIX-like platforms (including MacOS X), but it also works on Windows.

Macintosh

  • mudlet - Mudlet is a quality MUD client, designed to take mudding to a new level. It’s a new breed of a client on the MUD scene – with an intuitive user interface, a specially designed scripting framework, and a very fast text display. Add to that cross-platform capability, an open-source development model, and you have a very likable MUD client.
  • TinTin++ - A free MUD client for Mac OS X, Linux, and Windows. The Windows port named WinTin++ (using the PuTTY derived mintty terminal) is available for those who do not use Cygwin (A Linux/Unix emulator for Windows) and runs on Windows Xp, Windows Vista, and Windows 7. Besides MUDs, TinTin++ also works well with MUSH, Rogue, BBS, and Linux servers.

Windows

  • CMud - Decent client, but paid support(No longer updated or supported).

*nix