Install LambdaMOO 1.8.1 server with LambdaCore database on Ubuntu 12

MOO = MUD Object-Oriented. This will show you how to download and compile LambdaMOO 1.8.1 server and get it running as a background process using the LambdaCore database.

 

Download the LambdaMOO server into your home folder using ‘wget’:

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Extract the LambdaMOO .tar.gz archive:

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Change directory & run the configure script:

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You may have to install yacc before the next step:

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Compile the server:

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I’m not sure what the errors are all about but it seems to run fine regardless!

Download the LambdaCore database:

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Extract the LamdaCore database:

That’s it, now you should be able to start up the MOO:

The format is: ./moo <input-db-file> <output-db-file> <port> &
The & is used to run it in the background so you don’t need to keep the window open.

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To test it, just telnet to the port you specified above:

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LINKS:

Download LambdaMOO-latest.tar.gz (server)
Download LambdaCore (database)

And be sure to visit Lisdude’s MOO Resources page:

Lisdude’s MOO Resources

How to embed a free IRC (Internet Relay Chat) chat room on your website

Despite being created in the 80s, IRC (Internet Relay Chat) is still the way to go. Lots of free servers, client apps, embeddable clients, automation scripts and more.

I recommend using Kiwi IRC because it’s easy, responsive, looks great (has 4 themes), easy authentication, and more.

Kiwi IRC

  1. Go to https://kiwiirc.com/embedding
  2. Enter IRC server address.   If you don’t know what to put, use: irc.freenode.net
  3. Enter a channel name.   Must start with a # character (e.g. #twat)
  4. Click on “Generate My Code” button.
  5. Copy and paste the generated HTML code into any html document.  (Choose Text mode if using WordPress)

Generated HTML:

And voila:

Or you can choose a different theme when generating the code, for example:

IRC LINKS:

Official Kiwi IRC Site – kiwiirc.com
IRC Search engine – irc.netsplit.de