[MUD-Dev] MUD codebases

Caliban Tiresias Darklock caliban at darklock.com
Wed May 7 07:20:03 New Zealand Standard Time 2003


From: "Chris Saik" <dragonoflogic at hotmail.com>

> I am a fairly adept C/C++ programmer, but have never worked on a
> MUD before. I would like to know your opinions on which codebase
> is the easiest to learn and modify.

They're all a pain in the ass, owing to the lack of documentation
and structure. I'm personally a big fan of TinyMUSH, but I've also
been impressed with SMAUG, and some people simply won't touch
anything but LP or Cold. I'd recommend that you take a look at LP,
which comes with a pretty solid internal framework (unlike TinyMUSH
or Cold) and is pretty flexible (unlike SMAUG). If you're really
into the OO thing, Cold may be a better choice.

Each codebase is reasonably comparable to the next. Which one you
select is really not as important as how comfortable you are with
it.


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