Can I use Telnet or standard MUD clients?
Midgaard is compatible with major MUD clients such as TinTin++, Mudlet, MUDRammer, and others. Many of our blind players prefer VipMud. It also works happily with vanilla command-line telnet. Point your secure client to midgaard.smartmonsters.com port 9195, or port 9194 for insecure connections. Enjoy!
The settings we use are listed here.
Our implementation is very simple. We do not support MCCP, MMCP, or telnet options.
We do prefer that sighted players use our GUI clients whenever that's possible. Our clients handle much of the AI processing which makes Midgaard so vibrant. It's a form of what later became known as "grid computing", although we were doing it ten years before the term became common. We can replicate most of that logic inside the server, but, that means our server computers require more horsepower. Which increases our expenses, and, since we really bring in no revenue to speak of, we hate that idea. Thanks so much for your support!
There are bound to be incompatibilities and glitches we haven't found. We're really not MUD client types. Please Bug the anomalies and we'll prioritize fixes.