27 Nov, 2010, Hades_Kane wrote in the 1st comment:
I use good 'ol Windows XP, but I've heard people complain about issues with MUDing and Windows 7.
I assume this has to be figured out already, and probably something I should be aware of what to suggest.
I see that CMUD and MUSHclient both claim to work on Windows 7, are there other MUD clients I might be able to suggest to people in order to use? Is there any other issue I should be aware of besides just having a compatible MUD client?
WinTin++ works alright if you're logged in as the Administrator as that'll give you write access to the Program Files directory. If administrative rights are an issue (work / anal parents) installing it in a directory with write access should do the trick, I think the same goes for other clients. There've been some reports of files being read and write from a weird directory, possibly C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming\<appname>\ but I'm not too sure what is up with that.
The one thing I've learned to do with Windows 7 is to avoid installing anything that needs to manage its own files (games, Mud clients, etc.) in a stand-alone folder on the C:/ drive. This allows me to avoid having the issues most people have when it comes to Windows 7's strict control over not letting you fuck up essential files and ruining your install. However, since I currently have 2 versions of CMUD installed (regular release and a beta release), I have one installed to Program Files, and the other installed to the C:/ base directory to avoid conflicts. Both run fine with no issues, so I can personally say that CMUD does indeed work fine with Windows 7.
Since Windows 7 is capable of XP virtualization, then you should, in theory, be able to run any MUD client that runs in Windows XP. I know that strategy worked for me with GMUD and my ancient copy of Zmud 5.55.
Edit: That is, of course, if straight XP compatibility mode won't work.