12 Oct, 2008, Brinson wrote in the 1st comment:
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I ran across Fmud a while ago.


But I recent ran across "Fargate Mud Client", http://fargate.korsoft.com/wiki/Client, which seems to be almost identical except with a few less features…but its open source.

Is Fmud based off of Fargate?

If so, why isn't Fmud open source? Fargate is GPL.

Fargate looks much nicer in default than Fmud… Fmud's new versions looks much worse than its old version…

But, I don't know…does anyone know if the two projects are connected?
13 Oct, 2008, Vassi wrote in the 2nd comment:
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If you look at the dates on the Wiki for Fargate, the earliest page is on July 08, FMud was released in May.

Other than that, it kind of seems to me like you're leaping to a potentially unfair conclusion. The display elements for both clients are what I would consider bare-bones basic, hard to draw a case for potential theft there. I guess the question is what do you mean by almost identical? Isn't that true of most MUD clients in that they pretty much all do the same basic things?

Lastly, if you take both developers at their word, Fargate is using Flex (which for some reason I've also seen referenced in Java books) and FMud is using ActionScript directly. They both boil down to the same thing, really, but it's worth noting because the programming approach is different - like using XAML for GUI rather than pure C#, in .NET speak. (Actually it's almost exactly like that =x)

Anyway, it's all moot unless FMud's creater shares his code, which - frankly - he doesn't need to.
13 Oct, 2008, Brinson wrote in the 3rd comment:
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I'm not making any accusations. Just asking questions.

They just look oddly similar in their interface.
13 Oct, 2008, The_Fury wrote in the 4th comment:
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Brinson said:
I'm not making any accusations. Just asking questions.

They just look oddly similar in their interface.

They are both built using the same tools, namely Flex and Action Script and that's why they look similar.
13 Oct, 2008, Brinson wrote in the 5th comment:
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Does anyone know of any other good ones?
13 Oct, 2008, Vassi wrote in the 6th comment:
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Brinson said:
Does anyone know of any other good ones?

Up until recently I hadn't even heard of those :biggrin:

Doesn't seem to be a lot of cross-platform Telnet clients nowadays, guess it depends on what you want to do with it? I'm guessing embed it into your website.
13 Oct, 2008, The_Fury wrote in the 7th comment:
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There is a Java client called The Bean which can be used stand alone or embedded into a web page.
15 Oct, 2008, Orrin wrote in the 8th comment:
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No, FMud is not related to the Fargate client. The reason they look similar is that they are both built with the Flex framework using its default theme and widget set.

I don't know why you'd post here for an answer when you could have just emailed me and asked. Also, if you tell me what you didn't like about the last version of FMud I can see if I can change it, although if it was the line spacing that has been fixed in the latest version.
16 Oct, 2008, Cratylus wrote in the 9th comment:
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Ok, so, I'm hoping someone can try this and let me know
if they reproduce it or if I'm just crazy.

I've set up a connection page that uses the flash client
and it works just fine for Flashplayer 9, and for
Flashplayer 10 on Windows.

But when I try to use the connection page with Flashplayer 10
on Firefox in Linux, the client hangs after the first connection.

I've tried it on three separate Linux boxes, all of them
behave the same. Flash 9 good, Flash 10 hang. It also
happens on the Mudgamers connection pages.

Can someone please try to use the client on this page:


using Flashplayer 10 on Firefox on Linux and tell me if
you hang after the first connect? If it's just something
I'm screwing up at least I can stop worrying about it!



PS the specific version I'm using is, downloaded
today from the Adobe website.
18 Oct, 2008, Brinson wrote in the 10th comment:
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I just installed flash player 10 and the site works for me under ubuntu.

Don't know much other than that it took me foooorrrrrever to get flash 10 installed on a 64 bit system…
18 Oct, 2008, quixadhal wrote in the 11th comment:
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This looks interesting…


It doesn't work for me on firefox, but the source code appears to be there, and it claims to be a vt220 emulator.