Phase 1: Update the 2008 JavaOne Lab 7400 DarkMud example to use Darkstar release 0.9.9 also works with 0.9.10 release.
Phase 2: An ongoing effort is to expand the MUD concepts presented. In theory, a text based MUD as this could be expanded to be as complex as EQ or WoW with the addition of quests, interactive NPCs, combat, etc.
Upcoming Phase 2 tasks
Task 1: Set up an online server and website for people to login and try out game concepts.
Status: COMPLETED. Server IP = 220.127.116.11 Up all the time now.
Task 2: Use properties file to design a larger game to wander around in.
Status: In progress. Will update server as game grows. See ZMUohMy for latest developments.
Task 3: Develop a toolbox with more classes for objects similar to the items, characters, and special rooms now in the code. A game designer could then add these as needed to give them more flexibility and examples to work with.
Status: Not started.
If you are interested in knowing more please contact the owner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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You can now Check Out a clean NetBeans project with TortoiseSVN from
into a working folder and then open the project using NetBeans. You still need to add the distribution jar files to the Libraries though.
A quick How-To-Get-Going
First, get the current project using the newly set up SVN project.
RMC your general game work folder and use SVNCheckout...
Startup NetBeans and use File->Open Project->darkmudReduxNB. Add distribution jar files to library if needed.
sgs-server-0.9.9.jar, sgs-server-api-0.9.9.jar, and sgs-client.jar
Build project and check that there are no errors or warnings.
Copy darkmudReduxNB.jar from the dist folder into the sgs-server-dist-0.9.9\tutorial folder
Export (using SVN) the three files from the conf folder into the sgs-server-dist-0.9.9\tutorial\conf folder if they're not already there.
(RMC conf, TortoiseSVN->Export->sgs-server-dist-0.9.9\tutorial) Yes to overwrite if asked.
Open a Command Prompt window and CD to the ...\sgs-server-dist-0.9.9 directory..launch server with
java -jar bin/sgs-boot.jar tutorial/conf/darkmudReduxNB.boot
Launch client by running darkmudReduxNB project from NetBeans....server up, client can log in, wander around the game..