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Posted by Nick Gammon   Australia  (19,672 posts)  [Biography] bio   Forum Administrator
Date Fri 04 Feb 2011 09:45 PM (UTC)  quote  ]

I am pleased to release version 4.72 of MUSHclient. See the release notes for more details.


  • Improved the way timers are called. During heavy MUD activity they should now fire much closer to the time they are supposed to.
  • You now get confirmations in the output window when you add, delete, enable, disable, or reload a plugin.
  • Improvement to the ATCP_Mapper.
  • Improved the default log file preamble/postamble for HTML loggging. The improvement should make viewing the HTML log files much faster. (You would need to click on the "Standard HTML preamble/postamble" button to get the new preamble/postamble.
  • Improvement to the Plugin Wizard.
  • Finding variables in the variables configuration dialog now works.
  • Fixed bug where if you did a "save state" during the "OnPluginSaveState" plugin callback, the client went into a loop.
  • If a trigger omits from output, but sends things to the MUD, the sent command is now displayed rather than being omitted.
  • Fixed bug in Hyperlink function regarding hyperlinks that wrapped lines.


You can view the release notes for version 4.72

You can download MUSHclient 4.72 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 mushclient472.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 v4.71..v4.72 --stat

 MUSHclient.dsp                             |  177 ++--------------
 MUSHclient.rc                              |    8 +-
 ProcessPreviousLine.cpp                    |    3 +-
 dialogs/plugins/PluginWizard.cpp           |  318 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 dialogs/plugins/PluginWizard.h             |   18 ++
 dialogs/plugins/PluginsDlg.cpp             |   33 +++-
 dialogs/world_prefs/prefspropertypages.cpp |   27 ++-
 dialogs/world_prefs/prefspropertypages.h   |    2 +-
 doc.cpp                                    |    2 +
 doc.h                                      |    4 +-
 install/readme.txt                         |    4 +-
 mainfrm.cpp                                |  202 +++++++++++++-----
 mainfrm.h                                  |    3 +
 plugins.cpp                                |    7 +
 plugins.h                                  |    1 +
 plugins/ATCP_Mapper.xml                    |    2 +-
 plugins/Hyperlink_URL2.xml                 |  267 ++++++++++++++++-------
 scripting/methods/methods_noting.cpp       |    4 +-
 scripting/methods/methods_plugins.cpp      |    5 +
 19 files changed, 772 insertions(+), 315 deletions(-)


Commit log (date order)

$ git --no-pager log --pretty=oneline --reverse --abbrev-commit v4.71..v4.72

394bc8d Updated version number to 4.72
a31986e Some minor changes to the project file
b44c7b5 Improved timer checking
1cf140c Fixed some bugs re improved timers
0f86f1a Handle case of area being nil
ede54d6 Added confirmation when you reinstall or delete plugins
b5c2a15 Added confirmation when you enable or disable plugins
b841c57 Modified enable/disable message to only show if the plugin state changed
3024d89 Added confirmation when you add a plugin
ae4f179 Improved logging file preamble/postamble
7c78118 Improved plugin wizard so you can sort by clicking on column headers
0079c5d Fixed bug where you could not use Find in the variables configuration
b8f6bd4 Prevent infinite loops if plugin state save calls SaveState
f70ab9c Updated Hyperlink_URL2 plugin as per author's changes
dd274b9 If a trigger omits from output, player commands are now still displayed
c1602f8 Fixed bug in Hyperlink if linked text wrapped lines
8df0075 Final changes before release

- Nick Gammon

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