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How to install MUSHclient under Ubuntu (Linux)

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Posted by Nick Gammon   Australia  (19,607 posts)  [Biography] bio   Forum Administrator
Date Sat 22 Dec 2007 04:13 AM (UTC)  quote  ]

Amended on Sat 22 Dec 2007 05:00 AM (UTC) by Nick Gammon

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This is how I got MUSHclient to work under Ubuntu (Linux) version 7.04. I used a stand-alone boot disk, so this is from a totally clean install.

First step was to download the MUSHclient installer from this web site and save to the desktop:

MUSHclient installer

Next I had to install Wine (you can skip this step if you have Wine installed already)

Installation instructions for Wine are at http://www.winehq.org/site/download-deb. I followed those instructions by opening a Terminal window from the Ubuntu Applications menu:

Starting Terminal

I then typed (copied and pasted, actually) the following instructions from the Wine web site:



wget -q http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt/387EE263.gpg -O- | sudo apt-key add -

sudo wget http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt/sources.list.d/feisty.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/winehq.list

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install wine


These instructions may be out of date after December 2007, I suggest you check the current install instructions at the winehq web site.

Now that we have Wine installed, we need to install MUSHclient. Since I had the installer on my desktop I typed:



cd Desktop

wine mushclient418.exe


This ran the standard installer, which created the usual files. Now to actually execute MUSHclient:

Starting MUSHclient

When it starts you get a couple of messages about the initial installation, and "can't start help". I used the Connection menu -> Quick Connect to connect to a MUD and saw this:

MUSHclient startup

The font looks a bit strange, so I edited the Output configuration and changed it:

Output font configuration

Ditto for the input font, and the font colour:

Input font configuration

After doing that the display looks quite respectable:

MUSHclient after fixes


- Nick Gammon

www.gammon.com.au, www.mushclient.com
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Posted by Nick Gammon   Australia  (19,607 posts)  [Biography] bio   Forum Administrator
Date Reply #1 on Mon 24 Dec 2007 12:29 AM (UTC)  quote  ]
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The problem with the command window having a black background has been fixed in version 4.19.

- Nick Gammon

www.gammon.com.au, www.mushclient.com
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Posted by Darwin   USA  (125 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #2 on Fri 28 Dec 2007 04:07 AM (UTC)  quote  ]

Amended on Fri 28 Dec 2007 04:11 AM (UTC) by Darwin

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Installing WINE under Ubuntu is actually easier than that.

In the 'Applications' menu select 'Add/Remove...'
Select 'All' from the list.
Enter 'wine' into the search field.
Select 'All available applications' from the Show dropdown list.

See screenshot:
http://www.houseofghoulsmud.com/images/screenshot-install-wine.png
(Can't make an image in the post, but there's the link to it.)
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Posted by Nick Gammon   Australia  (19,607 posts)  [Biography] bio   Forum Administrator
Date Reply #3 on Fri 28 Dec 2007 04:20 AM (UTC)  quote  ]
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Installing Wine


- Nick Gammon

www.gammon.com.au, www.mushclient.com
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Date Reply #4 on Wed 07 Jul 2010 10:54 AM (UTC)  quote  ]
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