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MUSHclient in Windows 10 with custom styles?
Note #7668
posted on Tech
Thursday, May 10, 2018 @ 20:43
Someone on the MUSHclient forum asked about a weird experience in Windows 10
and I don't know anything about it but I figured I'd ask here.

Does anyone here use Windows 10 with an OS color theme active?

The person says:
"None of Windows 10's 'styles' are applied to MUSHclient, which means 
that all of my MUSHclient window borders (Main windows and spawn windows) 
are bright white/Windows XP Sky Blue, while the rest of the OS theme is 
dark gray/black/navy."

Is this just what MUSHclient looks like in Windows 10?
Re: "Provocative riff" ? +
Note #476
posted on Misc
Sunday, May 6, 2018 @ 15:30
Reply to: Note 475 posted by Mannec

> you can probably find old or new episodes of a television show called
> 'mystery science theater'

In fact, former stars from MST3k created https://www.rifftrax.com/
Re: Double gold mobs pre lvl 100 ++
Note #39690
posted on Ideas
Thursday, May 3, 2018 @ 21:08
Reply to: Note 39689 posted by Escobar

>  They're the ones that need it.

No they don't.
God forbid someone not be handed millions of gold for no reason.
Remember when we had less gold and still had fun?
Re: Double gold mobs pre lvl 100
Note #39688
posted on Ideas
Thursday, May 3, 2018 @ 21:06
Reply to: Note 39687 posted by Escobar

The game doesn't need _more_ gold floating around.
Re: Problem with Mapper and Recall +
Note #7658
posted on Tech
Monday, April 30, 2018 @ 07:55
Reply to: Note 7657 posted by Fiendish

@ mapper help search portalrecall
Re: Problem with Mapper and Recall
Note #7657
posted on Tech
Monday, April 30, 2018 @ 07:53
Reply to: Note 7656 posted by Garamis

Is your home portal set as a recall?
Re: Foe/enemy command +
Note #39658
posted on Ideas
Monday, April 30, 2018 @ 07:46
Reply to: Note 39652 posted by Crowley

> I know MUSHclient will show the current mob you're solely targetting

The non-visual version won't.
Re: tierpin/nolocate flag
Note #39645
posted on Ideas
Friday, April 27, 2018 @ 07:23
Reply to: Note 39642 posted by Derevo

> Can we please add nolocate flag to fresh-made tierpin?

Can we please nuke people for posting ideas like this?

Oh crap.
mistress marna in aylor
Note #16551
posted on Typos
Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 15:19
listen m
Mistress Marna says, "Aylor is a great place, comforting and full of entertainment.  With stories you couldn't imagine."
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Mistress Marna says, "Aylor is a great place, comforting and full of entertainment, with stories you couldn't imagine."
Re: BlowTorch is being worked on again
Note #7651
posted on Tech
Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 17:56
Reply to: Note 7648 posted by Nocilis

Oh man, this is excellent news.
Re: Wtb / Help on English/ US idioms
Note #450
posted on Misc
Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 17:54
Reply to: Note 449 posted by Dexter

I can probably help with this. Send inquiries by note or email.
There's something wrong with epics. ++++
Note #27545
posted on General
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 @ 19:33
Reply to: Note 27542 posted by Khaleesi

> And I cant?

You can. Get friends.
Re: Nerfs ++++
Note #27541
posted on General
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 @ 08:01
Reply to: Note 27540 posted by DjVoltron

> When hammerswing was added I didn't know it was OP

I'll just leave this here.
Re: Nerfs ++
Note #27539
posted on General
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 @ 07:37
Reply to: Note 27518 posted by DjVoltron

> Ok, what I don't get is why we have to nerf things?
> ...
> What I don't get is the time that passes for the fixes.

So are you angry that something changed, or are you angry that it didn't 
change quickly enough?

> But it still sits there for weeks or months while a select
> few abuse the hell out of it

Who selects them?
This is a real question.

One more question and I'll stop. When did you start your most recent T9 redo,
and could you have been getting powerups instead?

> So why does this happen in some instances and not others? 

I don't know. Probably a secret plot.

> Is there a reason?

No. Maybe. Did you tell Lasher when hammerswing was added that 
it was OP and should be scaled back right away?

> Hammerswing comes in, it's the best thing since sliced bread.

Oh.

Re: How fitting... ++
Note #15
posted on Clan
Monday, April 16, 2018 @ 22:17
Reply to: Note 12 posted by Shala

I think I'm done with MUSHclient. Shala, teach me to make web pages.
I could look at this all day.
Re: How fitting...
Note #9
posted on Clan
Sunday, April 15, 2018 @ 21:47
Reply to: Note 8 posted by Tymme

rip
Re: Clan Donation QP Refunds
Note #39554
posted on Ideas
Saturday, April 14, 2018 @ 12:10
Reply to: Note 39552 posted by Garamis

Your clan can buy TP and give you those.
Re: one spell +++
Note #443
posted on Misc
Saturday, April 14, 2018 @ 00:02
Reply to: Note 442 posted by Escobar

while you tip your fedora?
Re: GMCP char.status.state wrong at MOTD if state not 3
Note #17915
posted on Bugs
Friday, April 13, 2018 @ 23:46
Reply to: Note 17745 posted by Fiendish

telopt 100,9 also gets sent at "[ Press Return to continue ]" :(
Re: one spell
Note #437
posted on Misc
Friday, April 13, 2018 @ 08:16
Reply to: Note 436 posted by Mannec

> we were discussing specifically low-level spells, comparable to
> d&d 1st-level stuff

Gimme some examples so I know what qualifies.
Re: (Fabled) V3 Trivia Sleeping Bag (1)
Note #63
posted on Jokes
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 @ 19:33
Reply to: Note 62 posted by Turie

I don't get it
Re: info goals
Note #17909
posted on Bugs
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 @ 21:09
Reply to: Note 17907 posted by Tymme

The comm log can't differentiate between different kinds of INFO. So if any
are showing up, then it's probably showing everything it got.
Unfortunately it's hard to prove that after the fact. If you can catch it
happening though, MUSHclient does have a toggle for showing the raw
packet data as it comes in from the server (Edit->Debug Packets).

Re: turn auction chanel off temporarily
Note #39544
posted on Ideas
Sunday, April 8, 2018 @ 16:15
Reply to: Note 39543 posted by Tchalla

This is actually a bug report that "auction *off 5" doesn't work.
Re: Remove refoge level requirement
Note #39540
posted on Ideas
Saturday, April 7, 2018 @ 07:53
Reply to: Note 39539 posted by Kafur

> It would be nice if reforge did not have a level requirement.

Ok, but if you reforge a weapon higher than your level, it will have a 20% chance
of disintegrating.
Re: Mush- override F1 +
Note #7641
posted on Tech
Friday, April 6, 2018 @ 17:35
Reply to: Note 7640 posted by Abelinc

I beat you. And now you can't remove your note.
Re: Mush- override F1
Note #7639
posted on Tech
Friday, April 6, 2018 @ 17:33
Reply to: Note 7638 posted by Tymme

File->Global Preferences
General
F1,F6 are Macros
Re: first gmcp message after prompt adds another blank line
Note #17899
posted on Bugs
Friday, April 6, 2018 @ 15:40
Reply to: Note 17898 posted by Fiendish

Sorry, I should have included
this is without compact and with gmcp-only channels (hence gmcp but no output)
first gmcp message after prompt adds another blank line
Note #17898
posted on Bugs
Friday, April 6, 2018 @ 13:46
I think I'm seeing this behavior pretty consistently:

[1218/1218hp 878/878mn 1472/1472mv 0qt 6592tnl]>

@x214comm.channel { "chan": "gossip", "msg": "@Zigenare gossips 'we both milked spirin'@", "player": "Zigenare" }
                              <-- this blank line shouldn't appear
@x214comm.channel { "chan": "immtalk", "msg": "@(@Imm@)@ Aimbot TrEz: I stole 200k for a newb@", "player": "TrEz" }
@x214comm.channel { "chan": "gossip", "msg": "@Spirin gossips 'Again?'@", "player": "Spirin" }
@x214comm.channel { "chan": "gossip", "msg": "@Zigenare gossips 'im done for a while, flags of our fathers time'@", "player": "Zigenare" }
@x214comm.tick {}

I think it only happens after prompts.
Re: gmcp area updates-- strange delay ++++
Note #17888
posted on Bugs
Thursday, April 5, 2018 @ 10:42
Reply to: Note 17884 posted by Crowley

(reposting with permalink)

> So you're telling me THIS is manually requested by me?

Yes, because:

> unless Fiendish manually requests it via mapper exchange.

https://github.com/fiendish/aardwolfclientpackage/blob/3162f3e7884fc3eace6532b691f230204bf64fb7/MUSHclient/worlds/plugins/aard_GMCP_mapper.xml#L3497
Re: gmcp area updates-- strange delay
Note #17880
posted on Bugs
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 @ 17:59
Reply to: Note 17879 posted by Pwar

> when you change areas by moving the area updates come instantly

Err...the server doesn't send room.area unless you ask for it.
Re: How to access gag database in MUSHClient?
Note #7636
posted on Tech
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 @ 01:18
Reply to: Note 7630 posted by Cytan

This will be fixed in my next update, but I'd like to note that #sub/#gag
currently don't work across color boundaries, so that pattern wouldn't work
even if fixed because there is a change in color between : and [.
At least I think there should be. I can't actually see it right now.

I guess that might be something for me to change next.
I just need to remember why I did it this way.
Re: How to access gag database in MUSHClient?
Note #7635
posted on Tech
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 @ 00:31
Reply to: Note 7630 posted by Cytan

Thank you for the roundabout bug report. I'll see about fixing this.
Re: Help me make a new set of sounds
Note #27470
posted on General
Friday, March 30, 2018 @ 12:47
Reply to: Note 27451 posted by Fiendish

I'm still looking for anyone who has better sounds.
So far one person has messaged me saying that they have better sounds,
but then never sent them, which isn't super useful.

- Fiendish
Re: Tier gear for all
Note #39521
posted on Ideas
Friday, March 30, 2018 @ 11:43
Reply to: Note 39518 posted by Zengo

> Allow NOPK clans an open to the public
> tier gear shop, with a maximum 
> of 6 tier pieces.

Please no.

Massive open clan eq shops are what killed raiding in the first place. 
Do you want to spend a bunch of time getting a few pieces that are just barely
better than something that you can get an endless supply of without any effort?

runto / already there - inconsistency
Note #17865
posted on Bugs
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 @ 16:14
If I enter 'runto soh' twice, it runs to soh and then prints
"You are already at the start of The School of Horror"

If I enter 'runto kerofk' twice, it runs to kerofk and then does my runprefix
and runs to kerofk again.
latest mushclient printing is slow
Note #7629
posted on Tech
Monday, March 26, 2018 @ 11:19
Slowness of printing messages in the latest mushclient.exe is known and being
fixed. The bug is in the exe, and has nothing to do with the new plugin code.

Re: Aardwolf MUSHclient Package r1975 notes ++
Note #7628
posted on Tech
Sunday, March 25, 2018 @ 16:33
Reply to: Note 7627 posted by Fiendish

Try r1976.
Re: Aardwolf MUSHclient Package r1975 notes +
Note #7627
posted on Tech
Sunday, March 25, 2018 @ 15:29
Reply to: Note 7626 posted by Crowley

Damn.
It's not supposed to have that.
Delete the lua/mw_themes/default.lua file.
It looks like I need to have it validate theme files before reporting them
as available.
Aardwolf MUSHclient Package r1975 notes
Note #7625
posted on Tech
Sunday, March 25, 2018 @ 10:01
If you never assess updates, or you just haven't checked yet, or you checked
but missed it...

Along with a few smaller updates, r1975 has tabbed panes in the Communication
Log (chat capture) miniwindow now. Options for adding, removing, renaming, and 
customizing additional tabs can be found in the right-click context menu.

It also has the code for the scrolling text box and the code for the vertical
scrollbar separated into reusable modules. So if you're a plugin developer and
have really wanted to use my miniwindow code for displaying scrollable, 
selectable, line-wrapped text, it should be much much easier now. Anyone can
contact me for help with that if they need.

It also now supports color themes for miniwindows. My plugins are already
updated to work with this change, but obviously other peoples' plugins won't
be (yet?). So if you like having control over your interface colors, let those
plugin authors know that you enjoy using their plugins and would like them even
more if they used theme-based color settings like my miniwindow plugins now do.

The command for changing your color theme is currently "aard theme change".

I've made a few color themes for you to try out already. If you want to make 
your own, you'll find the files that define them if you go digging in the 
MUSHclient/lua folder. Just copy one of the files in there, give it a new
name similar to the others, and then make your desired internal changes.

I don't yet have a guide written for exactly what to do to update plugins, but 
I will pretty soon.

- Fiendish
Re: gmcp config.
Note #7624
posted on Tech
Saturday, March 24, 2018 @ 12:12
Reply to: Note 7620 posted by Starling

GMCP works just like triggers. You can't use data before you get it from
the server, which is why we make triggers that then do stuff when they fire.
Your situation is analogous to making a trigger that fires on
output from the slots game, and then wondering why your trigger doesn't
populate some variable without playing the slots game.
The data isn't there because your trigger hasn't fired because you never
asked the game to send you the right message.


function OnPluginBroadcast(msg, id, name, text)  -- all incoming GMCP enters here
   if (text == "config.noexp") then              -- this is like your GMCP trigger pattern
      my_noexp_value = gmcp("config.noexp")      -- this is where you definitely know that gmcp("config.noexp") is safe to use
   end
end

If gmcp("config.noexp") returns nothing, then you need to say "Dear server, 
Please send me my config.noexp value." and then you need to wait for it to 
arrive as above.
Re: INVITEM and XTERM +++++
Note #17828
posted on Bugs
Sunday, March 18, 2018 @ 12:19
Reply to: Note 17822 posted by Aphelion

> That's where the problem is, ANSI triggers don't process XTERM.

Then shouldn't you be posting in the CMUD forum?
Re: Remort classes in GMCP
Note #39400
posted on Ideas
Thursday, March 15, 2018 @ 14:43
Reply to: Note 39398 posted by Valour

> It would help in many situations

Such as
Re: INVITEM and XTERM +++
Note #17818
posted on Bugs
Thursday, March 15, 2018 @ 00:53
Reply to: Note 17817 posted by Aphelion

> It seems that CMUD turns xterm color codes into ESC[0m

Even if that were true, which I don't think it is, that wouldn't explain it
happening only inside of invmon tags.
Re: Lower level for Bashdoor +++++
Note #39386
posted on Ideas
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 @ 00:21
Reply to: Note 39385 posted by Redwood

Want to know what would be really useful to newer players? If they started at
T9 R7 with a billion gold.
Re: Lower level for Bashdoor +++
Note #39384
posted on Ideas
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 @ 00:14
Reply to: Note 39383 posted by Redwood

If you want to get past doors at lower levels, start as a thief instead of
a warrior or get to SH and then remort thief.
If you want to be a warrior instead, enjoy your additional melee attacks.
Re: Lower level for Bashdoor +
Note #39382
posted on Ideas
Monday, March 12, 2018 @ 23:59
Reply to: Note 39381 posted by Redwood

The entire point of classes is for them to be different.
Saying that one class should have a skill at a certain level because another
class does is moving in the wrong direction.
Re: Academy Fundraising Leaflets ++++
Note #39380
posted on Ideas
Monday, March 12, 2018 @ 23:50
Reply to: Note 39367 posted by Wars

> I dont know about you but I woud feel jaded as a newb if I saw a leaflet
> sell for 1mill and no one bid on the one I auctioned.

You know, I agree with you completely. The difference is that I think the
solution lies in not throwing millions of gold at newbies for no reason
in the first place.
Re: Dinv removal problem +
Note #7618
posted on Tech
Monday, March 12, 2018 @ 23:46
Reply to: Note 7611 posted by Tymme

>  Makes me wonder if Mush has an onUnload or similar function?

Yes it does, but Durel is right that there isn't really a good solution to this
particular problem for a variety of nontechnical reasons.
Re: hands-free toothbrush
Note #412
posted on Misc
Monday, March 12, 2018 @ 23:44
Reply to: Note 410 posted by Celebrity

Oddly enough, this is something that I know how to make.
Re: Academy Fundraising Leaflets
Note #39363
posted on Ideas
Sunday, March 11, 2018 @ 11:39
Reply to: Note 39362 posted by Wars

> Ravi or someone else could auto bid 500k on these if no one is bidding?


Ok, but when this happens the gold needs to be taken out of the bank account of
a randomly selected player.
We don't need yet more gold entering the system from nowhere for nothing.

Gold is already so easy to get, and shop prices aren't increasing.
It's a shame that we've gotten to the point where people consider half a 
million or more gold to be some kind of standard expected starting amount.

- Fiendish