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TinyFugue

TinyFugue
Original author(s) Greg Hudson[1]
Developer(s) Ken Keys
Stable release 4.0 stable 1 / -
Preview release 5.0 beta 8 / 2007-01-14
Operating system Unix-like systems, Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, BeOS, OS/2
Type MUD client
License GNU GPL
Website .net.sftinyfugue

TinyFugue, or tf, is a MUD client, primarily written for Unix-like operating systems. It is one of the earliest MUD clients in existence.[2] It is a successor to the earliest MUD client, TinyTalk, through a never-officially-released improved version called TinyWar. It has been maintained by Ken Keys since the early days and he continues to work on it to this day. Like the name suggests, it is primarily geared toward TinyMUD variants, but can easily be used or adapted for most other MUD types.[3]

TinyFugue is a terminal application. It is usually used in split-screen display mode, which means it has a separate gameplay area, a status line and text input area. For MUDs that use prompts (LPMuds, for instance) the prompt is also displayed in the input area. The text input area allows the commands to be edited before sent to MUD, and also has full command history.

TinyFugue is extensible through its own macro language, which also ties to its extensive trigger system.[3][4] The trigger system allows implementation of automatically run commands,[5] text highlighting and coloring, text filtering (user gagging or spam filtering), and like.

TinyFugue is distributed under GPL, and it is included in most Linux distributions and works on most Unix-like operating systems. A version also exists for Microsoft Windows, and unofficial ports also exist for many platforms.

References

  1. ^ http://www.mit.edu/people/ghudson/home-page.html
  2. ^ Mulligan, Jessica; Patrovsky, Bridgette (2003). Developing Online Games: An Insider's Guide. New Riders. p. 453.  
  3. ^ a b Shah, Rawn; Romine, James (1995). Playing MUDs on the Internet. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. p. 257.  
  4. ^ Busey, Andrew (1995). Secrets of the MUD Wizards.  
  5. ^ Cheong, Fah-Chun (1996). Internet Agents: Spiders, Wanderers, Brokers, and Bots. New Riders. p. 256.  

External links

  • Official home page
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