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MUSHclient is a MUD client written and maintained by Nick Gammon. First developed in late 1995 as shareware, the client was released as freeware along with its source code in April 2007.[1]


The program supports a variety of popular functions found in the high-end MUD clients, such as aliases (input abbreviations), hotkeys, triggers (text-matching), command-execution timing, variables, multi-session support, ansi-colour customisation and speed-walking. Other notable features include the search through the comparatively huge scrollback and user-input histories as well as MUD-server independent chat for increased privacy.[2] In July 2008, as part of the 4.34 release, support for "miniwindows" - scriptable rectangles of space on the screen which can be drawn to directly - was added, allowing plugin developers to create widget-like visual representations of MUD data.[3][4]

MUSHclient offers extensive scripting support via the Windows Script Host-supported languages, such as VBScript and JavaScript, as well as the, since November 2004 implemented, platform-independent Lua-scripting. The scripting is performed via a series of built-in script-functions combined with the standard scripting operators. These can be executed either via one global scripting-language selected in the client or by adding language-independent plugins.

In June 2007 Internationalisation support was added, enabling the players to customise the messages and menus be displayed in the desired language.[5]


Although primarily written for Microsoft Windows, MUSHclient has been successfully run both under the Linux Operating System, by using the Wine,[6][7] and the Mac OS X via Boot Camp and Parallels Desktop for Mac.[8]

See also


  1. Gammon, Nick (2010-05-19). MUSHclient release notes.
  2. Gammon, Nick (2007-12-24). MUSHclient's features.
  3. Gammon, Nick (2008-7-26). MUSHclient 4.34 release notes.
  4. Gammon, Nick (2008-7-26). MUSHclient miniwindows documentation.
  5. Gammon, Nick (2007-06-12). How to localize MUSHclient messages into other languages.
  6. Gammon, Nick (2004-11-27). Running MUSHclient under Wine (Linux).
  7. Gammon, Nick (2007-12-22). How to install MUSHclient under Ubuntu (Linux).
  8. Bobbiac (18.05.2007). MUSHclient in OS X (Mactel Only. Sorry PPC People.).

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