We are pleased to provide a Win32 (32-bit Windows) port of the ROM server. The original (Unix) ROM server can be found at:
In our download area is the Win32 port of the ROM server. Unlike the PennMUSH server it comes with a large number of pre-defined areas and monsters, so within minutes you can have your own MUD game running and have hours of fun playing it.
It is also useful to "get the hang of" playing a MUD before connecting to a "real" one on the Internet.
See FAQs about MUDs for general questions about MUDs, including how to find a permanent server for your MUD.
Also, there is a discussion forum relating to the ROM server where you can post questions and receive replies.
If you are using the ROM server you will probably find Area Editor handy. This program is designed to facilitate editing of the "area" files used by the SMAUG and ROM MUD programs. Click on Area Editor for more details about it.
When running your own MUD (or MUSH) it is handy to know how to connect to your own PC, without having to dial-in to your Internet Service Provider (ISP).
To do this, connect to the IP address:
otherwise known as "localhost".
By doing this you can play on your local server without incurring connection costs.
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Page updated on Wednesday, 15 December 2004