descriptionThe mudpy MUD server engine.
ownerJeremy Stanley <>
last changeSun, 1 Nov 2020 16:54:51 +0000 (16:54 +0000)

The mudpy project aims to create a simple, generic, cross-platform, freely-redistributable MUD core engine which can be easily understood and extended. It is written in pure Python 3 and has only pure Python dependencies. All configuration and data are stored in consistently-formatted plain text (YAML 1.1) files for ease of administration. The core engine is unicode-clean internally and supports UTF-8 encoding for input and output of extended text characters.

The mudpy program and sample content are released under a free and open license, and any bug reports, criticisms, ideas, patches, content submissions or other offers of collaboration are wholeheartedly welcome.

what's missing

This project is still very much a work in progress, and is unlikely to be suitable for anyone who isn't willing to put in a bunch of work (help implementing features upstream is welcome, of course!). Here's a non-comprehensive list of missing things most folks are likely to expect in a MUD:

what's included

The fundamentals of a multi-user service are in place, and foundations are laid on which the missing features above can be built. Here are some highlights of what's been implemented so far:

2020-11-01 Jeremy StanleySwitch the selftest dialogue to a normal dict master
2020-11-01 Jeremy StanleyUse PosixPath arguments with os.remove()
2020-11-01 Jeremy StanleyAlways use ModuleNotFoundError
2020-11-01 Jeremy StanleyDrop support for Python 3.5
2020-10-09 Jeremy StanleyMove debug warning from setup to load
2020-10-09 Jeremy StanleyIncorporate pending logs from load during reloads
2020-10-09 Jeremy StanleyReorder loglines fields
2020-10-07 Jeremy StanleyRecast is_restricted() to a bool 0.3.0
2020-10-07 Jeremy StanleyThe del and return statements aren't functions
2020-10-07 Jeremy StanleySupport Python 3.10
2020-10-07 Jeremy StanleyDon't fail dist or docs builds on deprecations
2020-10-07 Jeremy StanleyReplace show result with debug evaluate command
2020-10-04 Jeremy StanleyRun different selftests when debug mode is engaged
2020-10-04 Jeremy StanleyAdd warnings about debugging mode
2020-10-04 Jeremy StanleyAdd restricted debug mode
2020-10-04 Jeremy StanleyMake selftest dialogue mutable
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