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Posted by Nick Gammon   Australia  (19,613 posts)  [Biography] bio   Forum Administrator
Date Mon 13 Dec 2010 03:43 AM (UTC)  quote  ]

I am pleased to release version 4.71 of MUSHclient. See the release notes for more details.


  • Improved the Version_Check plugin
  • Mapper can now be zoomed with the mouse-wheel
  • Added GetInfo (87) - the last command (thing) sent to the MUD
  • Improved some things to do with auto-resizing of the window
  • Improved the way movewindow.lua handles dragging windows off-screen
  • Added two new functions to the Lua "bit" library
  • Improved the Lua "bc" library
  • Added string_indexing.lua and words_to_numbers.lua to the distribution
  • Added option to WindowMenu for checked (ticked) items
  • Now counts newlines received from the MUD (that is, lines ending with a newline character). This is available as GetInfo (310)


You can view the release notes for version 4.71

You can download MUSHclient 4.71 now from ...

You are strongly advised to backup (make a copy of) your existing MUSHclient world files before upgrading. Just in case.

If there are any problems, please post messages to the Bug Reports, Suggestions, or General parts of this forum.

MD5 sum for the installer

If you do an md5sum on mushclient471.exe you should get this result:


The forum post a small script to sumcheck the MUSHclient download shows how you can write a small script in MUSHclient to do the sumcheck. It also lists some places you can download md5sum.exe to do the sumcheck (if this is the first time you have downloaded MUSHclient).

One way of doing an md5sum is to download the Installer_sumcheck plugin from the Plugins page (RH click that link and "save link as" to get the plugin). Then install the plugin (see the File menu -> Plugins) and type "md5sum" which lets you browse to the installer file, load it, and display the sumcheck.

Message about "Failed to load resources file"

Some users are reporting getting a message like "Failed to load resources file: C:\Programme\MUSHclient\locale\DE.dll - trying English file" when starting MUSHclient (the DE.dll part might be another language like FR.dll).

This will be because you have customized the "locale" of MUSHclient to other than EN (English). See the How to localize MUSHclient messages into other languages forum posting for more details about localization.

To fix this, find the directory you installed MUSHclient into (eg. "C:\Program Files\MUSHclient\") and then locate the subdirectory "locale". In that you will find a file en.dll. Copy or rename that file to match the missing file in the message (eg. copy en.dll to de.dll).

Alternative suggestion: Go into the File menu -> Global Preferences -> General, and change the field "Locale code" back to "EN" (English) and then it should look for EN.DLL next time.

Warning about Lua 5.1 upgrade (September 2006)

MUSHclient version 3.80 upgraded the Lua script engine from Lua 5.0.2 to 5.1.1. If you are upgrading to this version from an earlier version than 3.80, you should read Version 3.80 released - with Lua 5.1 script engine - this post has recommendations about what is required if you use Lua scripting or Lua plugins. Note: Since version 3.80 was released, the version of Lua has been upgraded. It is currently 5.1.4. Some versions (versions 4.49 to 4.52 of MUSHclient) may incorrectly report they are using Lua 5.1.1 when you open a world.

Warning about upgrading from versions prior to 3.21 (May 2002)

MUSHclient version 3.85 (onwards) no longer reads the old "binary" world files produced by versions prior to 3.21. For more information about this please read the forum post Versions 3.85 onwards no longer support world files created prior to version 3.21 - this post has recommendations about how to upgrade your world files if you are upgrading from a version earlier than 3.21.

Note that version 3.21 was released quite a few years ago (May 2002), so people who have recently installed MUSHclient should not have any problems.

Source code

The source code for this version is available from GitHub:


You can directly download the source from the Downloads page (http://github.com/nickgammon/mushclient/downloads), or preferably install Git and use the appropriate commands to clone or pull the source. For some suggestions about getting the source from Git see MUSHclient source being made available on GitHub forum posting.

If you install Git, subsequent downloads (of new versions) will be much faster as it only needs to download the changes, not the whole source. Also by using Git you can find out exactly what has changed from version to the next.

Summary of changes in this version

$ git --no-pager diff v4.70..v4.71 --stat

 MUSHclient.cpp                             |    8 +-
 MUSHclient.dsp                             |  187 ++++++++++++++++--
 MUSHclient.rc                              |    8 +-
 ProcessPreviousLine.cpp                    |    1 +
 TextView.cpp                               |    2 +-
 Utilities.cpp                              |    4 +
 dialogs/world_prefs/prefspropertypages.cpp |   47 +++--
 doc.cpp                                    |   27 ++--
 doc.h                                      |    7 +-
 doc_construct.cpp                          |    1 +
 install/mushclient.nsi                     |    4 +
 install/readme.txt                         |    4 +-
 lsqlite/lsqlite3.c                         |   22 ++-
 lua/gauge.lua                              |    8 +-
 lua/mapper.lua                             |   50 ++++-
 lua/movewindow.lua                         |   57 +++---
 lua/string_indexing.lua                    |   24 +++
 lua/words_to_numbers.lua                   |  298 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 luacom/LuaAux.h                            |   18 ++-
 luacom/LuaCompat.c                         |   20 ++-
 luacom/LuaCompat.h                         |   27 +++-
 luacom/luabeans.cpp                        |   16 ++-
 luacom/luacom.cpp                          |   18 ++-
 luacom/tLuaCOM.h                           |    9 +-
 luacom/tLuaCOMClassFactory.cpp             |    6 +-
 luacom/tLuaCOMClassFactory.h               |    6 +-
 luacom/tLuaCOMEnumerator.h                 |    6 +-
 luacom/tLuaCOMTypeHandler.cpp              |    6 +-
 luacom/tLuaControl.cpp                     |    9 +-
 luacom/tLuaDispatch.h                      |    9 +-
 luacom/tLuaObjList.h                       |    6 +-
 luacom/tLuaObject.h                        |    6 +-
 luacom/tLuaVector.h                        |    6 +-
 miniwindow.cpp                             |   38 +++-
 mushview.cpp                               |  110 ++++++-----
 mushview.h                                 |    1 +
 plugins/ATCP_Mapper.xml                    |   69 ++++++-
 plugins/Version_Check.xml                  |   16 ++-
 scripting/bcconfig.h                       |   18 +-
 scripting/bits.c                           |   44 ++++-
 scripting/lbc.c                            |  213 +++++++++++++--------
 scripting/lpeg.c                           |   13 +-
 scripting/lpeg.h                           |    6 +-
 scripting/lrexlib.c                        |   15 +-
 scripting/lua_compress.c                   |   92 +++++++++-
 scripting/lua_methods.cpp                  |   29 ++--
 scripting/lua_progressdlg.cpp              |    6 +-
 scripting/lua_scripting.cpp                |    8 +-
 scripting/lua_utils.cpp                    |   30 +++-
 scripting/methods/methods_info.cpp         |   18 ++-
 scripting/methods/methods_output.cpp       |   14 +-
 scripting/number.c                         |  268 ++-----------------------
 scripting/scripting.h                      |   10 +-
 stdafx.h                                   |   27 ++-
 world_debug.cpp                            |   16 +-
 55 files changed, 1372 insertions(+), 616 deletions(-)


Commit log (date order)

$ git --no-pager log --pretty=oneline --reverse --abbrev-commit v4.70..v4.71

cda8eee Updated version number to 4.71
ced45bb Check if DLLs can be loaded
c6b8096 Updated version number in resource file
1542642 Fixed bug where version 4.70 would be shown as 4.7
0d542b3 Added ability to zoom map with scroll-wheel
8de09fa Fixed bug where you couldn't move the mapper window
07d1a87 Added GetInfo (87) - the last command sent to the MUD
9865a34 Preliminary changes for Lua 5.2
a253203 Changed define so it would not compile for Lua 5.2
aa8cdcb Fixed minor formatting issues
3169190 Checked timers enabled for speedwalking in the mapper
abd36bd Updated mapper to allow for editing area names
0b8c3b6 Fixed a couple of bugs regarding auto-wrap to window size
30d17ff Improved way Debug 'summary' truncates long lines
34837b5 Auto-resize now works if the world is not connected
427ea94 Improved behaviour when dragging offscreen
88177f4 Added bit.test and bit.clear functions
82b0097 Added string_indexing.lua and words_to_numbers.lua to the distribution
cfe1b82 Updated 'bc' library, removed crash/loop if you did: require 'bc'
e1a8672 Added option to WindowMenu for checked (ticked) items
c8ff618 Count newlines received. Available as GetInfo (310).
673b226 Final changes before release

- Nick Gammon

www.gammon.com.au, www.mushclient.com
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