Here are examples of how to configure your MUCK client for use with the Voregotten Realm MUCK:
Go into the "Files" menu and choose the "New world" item, the following input box will then appear; fill it as shown in one of the two the screen shots below, replacing "MyCharacter" with the character name you registered (or "guest" for a guest access), and putting your password where the "********" are shown (for a guest access, the password is "guest").
Note that you may use either vore.got-game.org (the main address) or vore.changeip.org (a backup address, in case the main one would become undefined: it happened twice in the past, during a few hours each time). You may as well opt for a plain text connection (left screen shot, port 8888) or an encrypted one (provided TLS is installed on your system. Right screen shot, port 6666).
Whether using telnet keep-alives or a ping command is a matter of personal taste: the first option will not touch your idle time, but will get you booted for inactivity by the MUCK should you idle for 4 hours or more. The second option will keep you from being booted at all, but your idle time will be reset to zero at each ping, thus perhaps making the other users believe you are not truly idle.
Once you are done, click on the "Add" button. You are ready to connect on Voregotten Realm already !... But should you got your copy of Trebuchet elsewhere than on this website (or should you use a pre-1.063 version), the following additional configuration steps are required for the best results (they will also meet most, if not all, other MU*s requirements):
Verify the options about keep-alives/pings in the general preferences (in the "Connection" tab or, if you are not using the patched version of Trebuchet available on this website, in the "Firewall" tab instead; in the latter case, also check the "Send telnet KeepAlives to keep firewalls happy" button). The MUCK server boots users automatically after 4 hours of inactivity, but the routers on the path between your computer and the MUCK server will most likely close the connection after 15 minutes or so without traffic on it. The following is a good example of setting (it is the default if you downloaded your version of Trebuchet from this site) and sends pings/keep-alives every 10 minutes:
It is recommended that you use a fixed (monospacing) font (so that the text formatting of the MUCK commands is properly rendered), with white text on black background (necessary if you want to use the MUCK ANSI emulation, which is natively supported by Trebuchet). Here is how to do this with Trebuchet: go to the "Option" menu and choose the "Preferences" item. The "Preferences" configuration menu will pop up, click on the "Set Normal" button to make the font configuration menu to pop up. Then, set everything as shown below:
Go into the "Files" menu and choose the "New session" item, the following configuration menu will then appear; fill it as shown in the screen shot, replacing "MyCharacter" with the character name you registered (or "guest" for a guest access), and replacing "MyPassword" with your password (for a guest access, the password is "guest"). Note that the MUCK main address (vore.got-game.org) may be replaced with vore.changeip.org, which is a backup address (in case the main address won't work, which happened twice already in the past years, for a few hours each time).
You are ready to connect on Voregotten Realm, but for the best results, the following additional configuration steps are required (they will also meet most, if not all, other MUCKs requirements):
It is recommended that you use a fixed (monospacing) font (so that the text formatting of the MUCK commands is properly rendered), with white text on black background (necessary if you want to use the MUCK ANSI emulation). Here is how to do this with Phoca95: click on the "Ouput Window" and set it up as shown below:
You may also want to "Edit ANSI Colors", for Phoca's default ones are not the normal ANSI colors which are: black (0), red (1), green (2), yellow (3), blue (4), magenta (5), cyan (6) and white (7). Note also that the "Local echo" is disabled (usually better, else the commands you are sending are also displayed into the output window). The font used here is the "Fixedsys" one (but you may use any monospacing/fixed fonts, such as "Courrier"), to use it, click on "Select Font"and fill up the font selector fields as follow:
Finally, if you don't want to be disconnected while idling (it happens after 4 hours of inactivity, on VR), click on the "Ping" tab and fill-up the menu like this:
The @@ "ping command" is a server built-in NULL command which exists on Voregotten Realm, as well as on MUSHes and MUXes, but most probably doesn't exist on other MUCKs. You can create a rough equivalent to this command by yourself on these MUCKs, with something like:
@act @@=me @link @@=$nothingNote: maybe another variable name is used for do-nothing.muf on some other MUCKs, such as $donothing or $do-nothing.