Re: Circle's net protocol

From: Edward Glamkowski (EGlamkowski@MATHEMATICA-MPR.COM)
Date: 11/10/97

>>Couldn't you (if you were a complete nutcase) have the client send data on
>>a second port, so that you'd still get the text data, but if you had the
>>client be able to get extra info as well?

BSX mud does this - you get text in a separate window
from the graphics, and can play without the graphics
(not very well, since a lot of the info you need to play
comes from the pictures, but you can socialize :)

> I dunno what good this would do
>>you in a hack and slash mud, (REALLY nice 3d hp/mana/mv bar graphs :) ),
>>but suppose you were playing that Mechwarrior MUD I keep seeing bandied
>>about. You'd need to keep track of enough different information at once
>>that a REALLY large prompt or conatantly typing 'sco' would be your only

I played on a BTech MUSE years ago, all ascii.
It did get annoying to have to keep bringing up the
tactical map every few seconds, but you got used to it
and wasn't a big deal after a while.

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