If you for some reason do not wish to play BatMUD with the Official Game Client, Batclient, there are several other ways to experience BatMUD's magnificient Realm to the fullest. 'All functionality' of BatMUD is accessible and available also through several other means of connecting to the Game, by such as using the more traditional MUD Clients or even just a plain telnet-connection.
When desigining Batclient and it's functionality for playing BatMUD, the Administration took a clear stance on not reducing gameplay possibilities through alternative means. This effectively signifies that BatMUD is not moving towards a 'must play with Batclient' or 'can only play with Batclient' direction. While we hope to develop an ultimate game client for BatMUD, we still wish to let the users choose what they play with - It's Your personal choice.
When connecting via these other methods you have several options for both address and port. Our users may connect through the addresses bat.org port 23, bat.org port 2023, batmud.bat.org port 23 or batmud.bat.org port 2023.
Examples of Other ways to Connect to BatMUD:
- Tomba's Chiroptera MUD Client, a C# client for Windows
- TinyFugue aka tf (shell client for Unix/Linux/etc.)
- Mudlet is the new, freshly-minted MUD client (for various platforms)
- KMuddy, a graphical MUD client for KDE Linux
- cMUD, a commercial client for Windows
- normal telnet (available by default on most platforms/Operating Systems)
Due to the nature of the Internet, there are several reasons for why someone would be unable to access BatMUD. Sometimes the links between the various points of the Internet are broken, causing parts of the Internet to be unaccessible. These service interruptions tend to be momentary. Another issue which is common when accessing BatMUD from the office or from educational institutes is firewalls that do not permit traffic to the port ranges that BatMUD uses. In these two cases Your local system administrators will best suited to assist You.
For other BatMUD connectivity related issues, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a copy of a traceroute (in Windows Command prompt: tracert batmud.bat.org) and a brief description about when the problem started or was detected. While we can not guarantee a certain answer or fix to the problem, we may be able to help You if the problem lies on our end.