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    Looking for MUD/RPG


    Just looking for any reccomendations for a decent MUD or a RPG that is Linux compatible. Something online like Gemstone III would be fine, if its good enough I don't mind shelling out a few bucks a month. Their site specified that you needed Windows for it to run properly so thats not an option.

    I've heard mixed opinions about WineX so I would prefer to avoid until I know a bit more about what the heck I am doing in here.

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    A Tale in the Desert any good?

    http://egenesis.centralserver.net/
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    I've played Medievia on and off now for about 4 years. It's pretty fun.

    Oh...and I use mcl as the client in Linux. Don't have the link for it atm, but google should help.
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    I used to play at:

    www.nanvaent.org

    That's where I got the name 'Fingal' rather than the perfectly good name I was christened with. It's a good MUD, but there are a lot of player killers once you get over level 30. Fingal (the wizard... sorry for being such a NERD!) got as far as level 85 Most people log on using GMUD. Don't know if this runs using Wine. There is a good MUD client for Gnome on the Sourceforge website (Gnome MUD?). I know that a few Linux people play the MUD as one player was called, 'Linux Lass'.

    I met some of the Mudders, and they refused to call me, John. I was Fingal and that was it!
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    Hmm..think i'll try Medievia, looks most like what I am looking for. Now all i have to do is figure out how to download the MCL thing and telnet in...I think...

    Being a newbie on Linux is tricky, I love the stability and the options, but with so much of the world stuck on windows its tough learning a new system like this. its a different language entirely.

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    Indeed it is a different language. You may want to look in a dictionary from time to time:
    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2528

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    And if you need any help with mcl or Medievia, just let me know.
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    Well, I rebooted into Windows to try out Medivia and I think I'm already hooked, but I would love to get MCL working so I didn't have to.

    I went to the link provided by Medeivia (www.andreasen.org/mcl/) and first tried downloading mcl-0.53.00-1.src.rpm to my desktop, doubleclicked that and nothing happened...left clicked it and selected install package, a pop up window asked for my root password, I entered it...then nothing happened. Then I tried downloading mcl-0.53.00-bin.tar.gz thinking I might be able to try the whole make install thing, which by the way has not worked for me yet.

    Honestly what I need is a super newbie guide. Something for those of us who still take five minute to try and find the C drive before remembering that there isn't one anymore. I am to the point where I can log on to a root console but I have zero idea what to do once I have done so. I would love nothing more than to mount my first HD to linux to access all my MP3s but no matter what I try I get nothing, and I have read/printed/followed step by step the tutorials found in here, there is just something I'm not getting yet...

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    any RPM with the extensions .src.rpm are source rpms, not binary files.. when you installed that rpm you installed the mcl source code somewhere.. see if you can't find a binary rpm.. the extensions on binary rpms are usually the arch it was built for and *sometimes* an abbreviation for the distro it was built for (some distros like mandrake use a *heavily* modified kernel that is almost, if not completely, incompatible with other distros.)
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    And thats the sort of thing that I am talking about as far as being too much of anewbie. I appreciate the help and the effort Lordnothing, but honestly I don't understand a thing you just said.

    Source, binary and arch oh my...the majority of the tutorials I have read through don't explain these things, they assume a baseline of knowledge that I just do not have.

    I am of the 'User' generation not the 'Admin' Untill now if I wanted to download something I clicked on the link then double clicked the exe file or the zip file and windows walked me through the rest untill i had a link in my startup menu and another icon on my desktop. This is something that sort of kept me away from Linux for a year or so, knowing that it was so much more involved in piecing things together and making them yourself.

    So, for now it appears that I will be jumping back and forth between windows and linux. A day or so in Windows to play games and listen to my MP3s, then reboot to linux in order to surf the net without crashing or catching a virus.

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