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Cannot connect, no error message (just hangs)

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Posted by Andrewclarke   (2 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Sat 19 Nov 2022 07:42 PM (UTC)
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I am using the latest version of MUSHclient and have been connecting successfully for months up until now. I have not updated or changed my operating system. When I try to connect all that happens is this:

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As you can see it is not even trying to connect! I have tried several muds and it is the same for all of them. Connecting with a mud portal is no problem, so the internet is fine.

I am using a MacBook Air with a wine-preloader (Wine Stable) to run MUSHclient.
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Posted by Andrewclarke   (2 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #1 on Sat 19 Nov 2022 10:07 PM (UTC)
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UPDATE: solved!

I had an issue recently with a mud requesting I disable auto connect. After reenabling it the problem was solved.

Having said that, can someone explain the exact function of autoconnect?
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Posted by Nick Gammon   Australia  (22,966 posts)  [Biography] bio   Forum Administrator
Date Reply #2 on Sun 20 Nov 2022 04:36 AM (UTC)
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When you open the world file, it joins the MUD.

With that off, you have to select Connection (menu) -> Connect.

Or, just press <Enter> and it will notice that you are not connected and try to connect you.

"Nothing happens" when you open the world file is what I would expect with Auto Connect turned off.

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