What mudlibs are available for &dgd;? There are currently 6 publicly available (mud)libs for &dgd;: The kernel lib is the minimal lib written by Dworkin himself that is included with &dgd;. It provides a foundation which gives developers a working environment around which a fully featured mudlib can be developed. Noah Gibbs' Phantasmal mudlib GurbaLib, written by Erlend Simonsen:
I want people to use it for whatever suits them best. I made it mostly as a learning experience, as I was fascinated by how &lpc; muds work. If it can help anyone get started coding, set up a test mud, or start fiddling around, I'm happy. All I ask, is that if anyone finds bugs, they report them to me, or even better send me fixes. The current release of Melville is 0.9.1 which was written for &dgd; 1.2. The mudlib is designed to provide all the facilities necessary for a group of developers to connect to an environment in which communication and security features exist and begin designing and writing game specific features (which have been left out to allow for such customization). This mudlib was written by Stephen Schmidt (a.k.a Mobydick). LPMOO is quite a different mudlib in that it completely masks &lpc; from users and developers and instead simulates the LambdaMOO driver complete with its MOO language. It was originally written for &dgd; 1.0.9 by Robert Leslie. A patch is available to update the lib for &dgd; 1.1. The venerable 2.4.5 mudlib was originally written for the 2.4.5 &lpc; driver. Unfortunately its &lpc; is quite dated both in design and implementation. It appears to be the only choice available, however, for people who wish to open a playable mud straight away. Another item that is of interest in this topic is the MudOS-alike package, written by Frank Schmidt. This package provides an auto object and associated support which is highly compatible with most of the efuns commonly compiled into the MudOS driver. This package can be used to aid in the porting of an existing MudOS mudlib or as a base for new mudlib development.