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Posted by Nick Gammon   Australia  (21,321 posts)  [Biography] bio   Forum Administrator
Date Sat 22 Dec 2007 04:13 AM (UTC)

Amended on Sat 22 Dec 2007 05:00 AM (UTC) by Nick Gammon

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This is how I got MUSHclient to work under Ubuntu (Linux) version 7.04. I used a stand-alone boot disk, so this is from a totally clean install.

First step was to download the MUSHclient installer from this web site and save to the desktop:

MUSHclient installer

Next I had to install Wine (you can skip this step if you have Wine installed already)

Installation instructions for Wine are at http://www.winehq.org/site/download-deb. I followed those instructions by opening a Terminal window from the Ubuntu Applications menu:

Starting Terminal

I then typed (copied and pasted, actually) the following instructions from the Wine web site:



wget -q http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt/387EE263.gpg -O- | sudo apt-key add -

sudo wget http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt/sources.list.d/feisty.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/winehq.list

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install wine


These instructions may be out of date after December 2007, I suggest you check the current install instructions at the winehq web site.

Now that we have Wine installed, we need to install MUSHclient. Since I had the installer on my desktop I typed:



cd Desktop

wine mushclient418.exe


This ran the standard installer, which created the usual files. Now to actually execute MUSHclient:

Starting MUSHclient

When it starts you get a couple of messages about the initial installation, and "can't start help". I used the Connection menu -> Quick Connect to connect to a MUD and saw this:

MUSHclient startup

The font looks a bit strange, so I edited the Output configuration and changed it:

Output font configuration

Ditto for the input font, and the font colour:

Input font configuration

After doing that the display looks quite respectable:

MUSHclient after fixes


- Nick Gammon

www.gammon.com.au, www.mushclient.com
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Posted by Nick Gammon   Australia  (21,321 posts)  [Biography] bio   Forum Administrator
Date Reply #1 on Mon 24 Dec 2007 12:29 AM (UTC)
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The problem with the command window having a black background has been fixed in version 4.19.

- Nick Gammon

www.gammon.com.au, www.mushclient.com
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Posted by Darwin   USA  (125 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #2 on Fri 28 Dec 2007 04:07 AM (UTC)

Amended on Fri 28 Dec 2007 04:11 AM (UTC) by Darwin

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Installing WINE under Ubuntu is actually easier than that.

In the 'Applications' menu select 'Add/Remove...'
Select 'All' from the list.
Enter 'wine' into the search field.
Select 'All available applications' from the Show dropdown list.

See screenshot:
http://www.houseofghoulsmud.com/images/screenshot-install-wine.png
(Can't make an image in the post, but there's the link to it.)
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Posted by Nick Gammon   Australia  (21,321 posts)  [Biography] bio   Forum Administrator
Date Reply #3 on Fri 28 Dec 2007 04:20 AM (UTC)
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Installing Wine


- Nick Gammon

www.gammon.com.au, www.mushclient.com
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Posted by Nick Gammon   Australia  (21,321 posts)  [Biography] bio   Forum Administrator
Date Reply #4 on Mon 06 Apr 2015 09:51 PM (UTC)
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Under Wine some help functions don't appear to work.

As an alternative, recent versions ship with the help information in a database. This can be accessed by installing the plugin: MUSHclient_Help (this ships with MUSHclient in the plugins directory).

Use the File menu -> Plugins to add this plugin.

Then all of the help topics can be accessed by typing "mchelp <topic>", eg.


mchelp trigger


Other examples:


mchelp getinfo

mchelp name:setvariable


The use of the "name:" prefix limits searches to the name of a topic (eg. a function name) rather than merely a reference to it in the description somewhere.

Matching topics will be shown in the output window with hyperlinks. Just click on one of them to have that topic expanded.

- Nick Gammon

www.gammon.com.au, www.mushclient.com
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