I’ve had a MUD running on my server in one form or another for quite a while, though I rarely log onto them, and so far I haven’t attempted to do any customization.
I haven’t been real happy with any of the software I’ve tried yet, and I’ve decided that the reason I’m not happy is that none of them is AnotherMUD. I did download the latest source to this MUD, but found that it would not compile. I believe the reason it won’t compile is that my compiler (gcc 3.3.5) is too pedantic about standars violations that were ignored only a few years ago. I do not have easy access to the really old gcc that would be required to compile it. It is likely that version 2.7.2 is required, and that is no longer packaged with the stable version of Debian.
Today I downloaded yet another DikuMUD derivative, called ROM. Its README has this as the first step in installation:
First, group with your highest level Unix guru, and have him or her tank.
I found that amusing enough to share.