Personalization guide

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Because of the huge amount of commands to customize your ChatMUD character, it can be difficult to remember all of them. This guide will attempt to cover the most useful of these commands for easy reference.

Describe Yourself: The @describe me as command

Command: @describe me as [text]

Use this command to write your physical description that others will see when they look at you. You can also not include any text, which will open the text editor for you to write a description spanning multiple lines.

Turn on and use Local Editing

If your client supports local editing, then you can forgo the in-moo text editor and edit from your client instead. Most of the commonly used clients, including Chatpack and the ChatMUD web client, support local editing. To turn it on, type: edit-o 3 1 Sending text back after you are finished editing differs between clients. Feel free to add instructions on how to send text back for other clients not included here.

  • Chatpack: Press Ctrl-shift-s from the editing window, and choose the OK button to send the text to the server. You can then press ctrl-f4 to close the window, or continue working on the text. You may want to continue working on the text in the case of verb programming, where you may need to test some code many times.

Enter personal information: The profile command

Command: Profile

The profile command opens a menu to let you enter personal information; all items are optional and can be left blank. Filling any of these fields will show them on your character's information, revealed by typing whois <character>. Setting your time zone will automatically adjust the time for you, though daylight saving time is not correctly supported, meaning that for many US residents, during the months of March to October, times will be an hour behind.

Toggle Ansi Color: The Color command

Command: color-o

The color-o command takes you to a menu where you can toggle ansi color on and off and set colors for various information. To quickly toggle all ansi color on and off, just type color. Your client must support ansi color for this to work, or you will just see textual color codes in the place of actual color changes.