This list is provided for people who would like to play the game, but who have really
crummy clients (like windows telnet.) We tried to sort them so that the
most common and useful clients were at the top of the list. There are
many clients, so with any luck several of the those listed below will work
for you. For those of you who are stuck with windows telnet, don't forget to
turn on "local echo" and "line wrapping".
In reality, you will not need much more than telnet to play Alter Aeon
effectively. The game has built support for aliases and command queueing,
so anything with good ansi color (preferrably black background, white
foreground) usually works fine.
TIP #1: If you can't see what you are typing after you log onto the game, you
should turn on 'Local Echo' in your client. This option is usually found
under the 'settings', 'preferences', or 'line discipline' menus.
TIP #2: If it looks like long lines are getting cut off, you should try turning
on 'Line Wrapping' or 'Wrap Lines Past 80 Characters'. These options can usually
be found under the 'settings' or 'preferences' menus.
And finally, if you have an IRC client, you might want to use our IRC
gateway. Set your server to "xirr.com 3001", and you will be able to log
on with IRC!
Good luck, and whatever way you get connected, we hope to see you on Alter
This is considered one of the best clients for Microsoft Windows based systems.
It has autologin ability, aliases, automatic timers and triggers, overhead
mapping, and most anything else you would want. It also knows our address by
default, making it easy to find and connect to Alter Aeon.
PuTTy is not designed to be a game client, but since it has very good telnet
and terminal support it is the preferred client of many players. It is a very
small download (250 KB) and has built in SSH protocol support as well as
telnet. If you are using windows, this program is a must-have for any kind
of remote access.
Download from the PuTTY home page.
Download from our server.
Mud Master is a 32bit game client designed to run under Windows' console mode.
The console mode is text based -- if you are looking for a graphical client
with menus and a mouse-driven interface, MM isn't for you.
Anybody familiar with Tintin should have no trouble getting used to Mud Master.
Most importantly, Mud Master is FREE. The client is not crippled in any way,
nor does it nag you to register. If you find the program useful you are
welcome to use it all you like.
This applet is a fully featured telnet program that allows users to connect
and login to remote hosts via Internet or Intranet using their WWW-Browser
only. Not only does it include telnet compliant connection services, but also
the ability to dynamically load additional Terminal Emulations and Modules.
CRT is a generic Windows 95/98/NT based client that actually handles ANSI
colors and other control codes properly. You can download and try it for
30 days for free before it expires and you have to download it again.
Tintin is a generic Unix based client that will pretty much compile and run
on any Unix system on the planet. It features full aliasing and actions,
speedwalking, timers, mapping, logging, and all the other crap you would
expect to see in a unix-caliber utility.
Mud Mage is yet another gaming client that runs on the windows platform. It
From their web page:
Mud Haven is a comprehensive, telenet-based, Macintosh client designed
specifically for gaming. Some of the more prominent features designed to make
game play easier include aliases, advanced triggers, macro keys, arrow key
navigation, multiple connections, dual connections specially designed for
multi-playing, user friendly easy-edit interface, multiple appearance options,
and a variety of other shortcuts and automated tasks that give the advanced
player a significant advantage.
mcl is a MUD Client for Unix. Under Linux, it uses the Virtual Console interfaces to access the
screen at a high speed, but it can also run in a TTY mode, allowing it to run under any other UNIX
and in an xterm. Embedded language support (currently Python and Perl) allows high tweakability.
SMM is a MUD-client with mapping functionality, altough you don't need to use
its mapping functionality. It is based on Tcl/Tk (another Tcl/Tk link) (tm)
and therefore should run on Unix, Win and Mac systems. SMM was developed on a
Stick in the MUD is a full-featured MUD client, which stores a list of the
MUDs you frequent, with autologin, triggers (including sound triggers),
aliases, and infinite scrollback. Text resizes to fit the window, and you can
pick any number of rows or columns that pleases you. It has a scrolling speed
that has been complimented as both fast and smooth, and automatically adjusts
to your computer. You can even adjust it yourself if you like.
Fire Client is a client that can be used to connect to normal muds as
well as muds enhanced with the Interactive Mudding Protocol (IMP). It supports
all the features you would expect in a modern gaming client.
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