How to Play

This guide is to help you get connected, after you’re online, check out Getting Started.

There are several options to play TDome.  The server address is, on port 5555.  You can play with a standard telnet client, although this is not recommended.  In the long run you’ll want to pick up one of the many MUD clients.

When you first create a character, you’ll have to answer some basic questions, such as which town you’ll live in, and which race and class your character will be.  Later decisions will include optionally joining one of several gangs.  Find someone in a gang if you want to talk about the advantages and disadvantages.  There are custom gang abilities, but it is well known that law enforcement does not like gang activity in the towns.

In windows, you’ll need to activate telnet, as it is not installed by default:

  1. Click Start > Control Panel.
  2. Click Programs and Features.
  3. Click Turn Windows features on or off.
  4. In the Windows Features dialog box, check the Telnet Client check box.
  5. Click OK. The system installs the appropriate files. This will take a few seconds to a minute.

On newer Macs, telnet has been removed and you’ll need to reinstall it.  Download and install the latest version of inetutils from

  1. curl -o inetutils-1.9.4.tar.gz
  2. tar xvzf inetutils-1.9.4.tar.gz
  3. cd inetutils-1.9.4
  4. ./configure  when you get to this step, you may be prompted to install XCode or Apple Developer Tools, you want to do this, and it will require admin privileges
  5. make
  6. sudo make install

For more advanced play, you’ll need a client.  This enables a lot of features you’ll want, including automation and easier control of multiple players.  Some of the more popular client options:

  • Tintin++ – probably the most common client, it’s been built for Linux, Mac OSX, as well as windows.  Supports an advanced scripting system of triggers and aliases, logging, mapping and multiple players.  It is free and open source, and probably the easiest client to get in-game assistance on.
  • ZMud/CMUD – A graphical windows client with both free and registered ($29.99) versions.  It also supports logging, multi-play, mapping.
  • TinyFugue – Another popular client for several operating systems, with support for multiple players, a built-in scripting language and perl-compatible regular expressions.

Have a favorite client not listed here?  Let us know.