After you have configured PennMUSH you are ready to do a trial "run". To do this:
You should see something like the following scroll by:
C:\>cd \PennMUSH\GAME C:\PennMUSH\GAME>pennmush /run PennMUSH version 1.6.10 patchlevel 5 [4/29/97] MUSH restarted, PID 238, at Sat Jul 12 11:08:43 1997 Creating file: txt/help.txt Copying file: INDEX.HLP, 16571 bytes Copying file: PENN.HLP, 139397 bytes Copying file: PENNCHAT.HLP, 8183 bytes Copying file: PENNFLAG.HLP, 21896 bytes Copying file: PENNFUNC.HLP, 94644 bytes Copying file: PENNMAIL.HLP, 5803 bytes Copying file: PENNVERS.HLP, 93154 bytes Copied 7 files, 379648 bytes Creating file: txt/news.txt Copying file: INDEX.NWS, 223 bytes Copying file: PENNMUSH.NWS, 225 bytes Copied 2 files, 448 bytes Creating file: txt/events.txt Copying file: INDEX.EVT, 171 bytes Copying file: PENNMUSH.EVT, 345 bytes Copied 2 files, 516 bytes Creating file: txt/rules.txt **** No files matching: "txt\rul\*.rul" found. Indexing file txt/help.txt 702 topics indexed Indexing file txt/news.txt 4 topics indexed Indexing file txt/events.txt 2 topics indexed Indexing file txt/rules.txt 0 topics indexed File "data/in.db" found, size 791 bytes, modified on 12 Jul 1997 00:58:50 File "data/out.db" not found. File "data/PANIC.db" not found. Verifying selected database. File "data/in.db" found, size 791 bytes, modified on 12 Jul 1997 00:58:50 Input database verified. Proceeding to analysis. ANALYZING: data/in.db ANALYZING: data/in.db (done) LOADING: data/in.db READING: done LOADING: data/in.db (done) 07/12 11:08:44 RPT: No access.cnf file found. Listening on port 4201 RESTART FINISHED.
If you have trouble reading all of the above messages because they scroll by too quickly, get the "properties" of your Command Prompt window, and change the Layout > Screen Buffer Size > Height to more than 24 lines (make it, say, 200 lines).
Use your client program (we recommend MUSHclient, however Telnet that comes with Windows will do for now) and connect to:
The IP address of 127.0.0.1 is "your own PC". You can also type "localhost" which is easier to remember. Below is an example of entering the correct figures into MUSHclient:
You should see the following appear in your client program:
You are now ready to connect and start experimenting! Depending on the contents of your database file, the following may well get you connected:
The best way to make the MUSH server start automatically depends on which operating system you are using:
|If you are using||Do this|
|Windows 95||Put a shortcut to PennMUSH in your "Startup" folder|
|Windows NT||Install the PennMUSH server as a "service"|
Click on the appropriate link above for more details about each option.
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