We are pleased to provide a Win32 (32-bit Windows) port of the SMAUG server. The original (Unix) SMAUG server can be found at:
The other server provided on the Gammon Software Solutions site - PennMUSH - is for a MUSH.
The SMAUG server is a MUD server.
The difference is that MUSHes are generally "social" role-playing games, whereas MUDs are more combat oriented.
In our download area is the Win32 port of the SMAUG server. Unlike the PennMUSH server it comes with a large number of pre-defined areas and monsters, so within minutes you can have your own MUD game running and have hours of fun playing it.
It is also useful to "get the hang of" playing a MUD before connecting to a "real" one on the Internet.
There is a page of FAQs about setting up a SMAUG server which covers common issues about setting up the SMAUG server.
Also, see FAQs about MUDs for general questions about MUDs, including how to find a permanent server for your MUD.
Finally, there is a discussion forum relating to the SMAUG server where you can post questions and receive replies.
If you are using the SMAUG server you will probably find Area Editor handy. This program is designed to facilitate editing of the "area" files used by the SMAUG and ROM MUD programs. Click on Area Editor for more details about it.
When running your own MUD (or MUSH) it is handy to know how to connect to your own PC, without having to dial-in to your Internet Service Provider (ISP).
To do this, connect to the IP address:
otherwise known as "localhost".
By doing this you can play on your local server without incurring connection costs.
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Page updated on Wednesday, 15 December 2004