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The following is a list of MUD clients, and the current status of their FANSI 2.0 support and instructions on configuring the client for optimal support, sorted by the most support to the least:

Client 256 Colors IBM Extended Characters Rating Deficiencies Setup
MUSHClient XTerm/MXP Supported Green Bar 100%   Setup
8-Bit Client XTerm Supported Green Bar 100%   None
Z-Mud MXP  Supported Green Bar 99% Z-Mud is unable to display one character of the 151 extended characters, the left arrow (). MUDs should convert this to '<' for Z-Mud users. Setup
CMUD MXP Supported Green Bar 99% CMUD is unable to display two characters of the 151 extended characters, the left arrow () and double exclaimation (). MUDs should convert these characters to '<' and '!' for CMUD users. Setup 
PuTTy (Windows) XTerm Supported Green Bar 93% PuTTy does not support 23 of the 151 extended characters. Characters not supported: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 31, and 127. Setup
WinTin.NET XTerm Supported Green Bar 93% WinTin.NET does not support 23 of the 151 extended characters. Characters not supported: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 31, and 127. Setup
TinyFugue (Linux) XTerm   Green Bar 50% Newer versions of TinyFugue support 256 colors, but lack support for IBM extended characters. None
SimpleMU   Supported Green Bar 50% SimpleMU is currently lacking support for 256 colors. The MUD should downgrade the 256 colors into the standard 16. Setup
SyncTERM   Supported Green Bar 50% SyncTERM does not currently support 256 colors. Setup
MUCKClient   Supported Green Bar 49.5% MUCKClient lacks support for 256 colors, as well as the smiley face character. It should be converted by the MUD to character 153 (Ö). Setup
Windows XP Telnet   Supported Green Bar 48.5% Windows XP Telnet lacks support for 256 colors, as well as support for the following IBM extended characters: 5, 14, 15, 17, 19, 24, 26, and 127. None
TinyFugue (Windows)       0% TinyFugue for windows is not currently compiled with support for 256 colors or IBM extended characters. None

MUSHClient Setup Instructions

  1. On the top menu --> "Game" | "Configure" | "Output"
    (A window should open with a variety of options displayed.)
  2. Inside of the "Font" area, uncheck the "Override with default" checkbox.
  3. Near this is the "Show italic" check box. Uncheck it.
    (Italic may sound neat, and bold too, but they mess up FANSI art because when set the font no longer maintains a fixed-width size. This makes a lot of things look funky, so just trust us and turn it off.)
  4. A "Font..." button should also be near. Click on this and select "Terminal" or "Raster Fonts" (for win2k). If neither of these two are options, you can download and install "Terminal" here: http://8bit.memoryleak.org/Flag/Term.ttf
  5. Check the "Alternative Inverse/Highlight Display" checkbox. (This is located below a button labeled "Adjust width to window size now")
  6. You'll then want to save your settings so you don't have to do this again:
    (On the top menu --> "File" | "Save World Details")

Z-Mud Setup Instructions

  1. On the top menu --> "View" | "Preferences" | "Fonts"
    (A window should open with a variety of options displayed.)
  2. Click on "Output Window Font" and change the font to "Terminal". If "Terminal" is not available you can download it here: http://8bit.memoryleak.org/Flag/Term.ttf
  3. On the right hand side, click on "Emulation" underneith the "General" section.
  4. Check the "Emulate control codes" and "Display control codes" check boxes.
  5. Click "OK" to close the preferences window.
  6. If you plan on doing any MUSH coding you'll also want to do the following:
    Look for a tiny computer icon next to a gun icon, located on the bottom right hand side of your screen, directly right of the typing area. Click on the computer icon to turn 'Parsing' off. This will allow you to enter [, ], and other special characters used in MUSHcode.
  7. You'll now want to save your settings (or you'll have to redo them each time you connect).
    On the top menu --> "Settings" | "Save"

CMUD Setup Instructions

  1. On the top menu --> "Options" | "Colors"
    (A window should open with a variety of options displayed.)
  2. There is a list of "Global Styles" shown. Select the "Default session" style, which is underneath the "Session" folder.
  3. Change the "Font name" of this style to "Terminal". If "Terminal" is not available you can download it here: http://8bit.memoryleak.org/Flag/Term.ttf
  4. On the left hand side, select the "Session" tab.
  5. Check both the "Emulate control codes" and "Display control codes" check boxes.
  6. Click "OK".

PuTTy (Windows) Setup Instructions

  1. Right click on the top-left icon, go to "Change Settings..".
  2. Select the "Translation" category of settings.
  3. Change the "Received data assumed to be in which character set" drop down list to "Use font encoding".
  4. Below that, select the "Use font in both ANSI and OEM modes" radio button.
  5. Select the "Appearance" category of settings.
  6. Click on the "Change.." button and select the "Terminal" font. If that font is not available you may download it at: http://8bit.memoryleak.org/Flag/Term.ttf
    (If you are unable to install the font skip this step.)
  7. Click Apply.

WinTin.NET Setup Instructions

  1. On the top menu --> "File" | "Terminal Settings"
  2. Select the "Translation" category of settings.
  3. Change the "Received data assumed to be in which character set" drop down list to "Use font encoding".
  4. Below that, select the "Use font in both ANSI and OEM modes" radio button.
  5. Select the "Appearance" category of settings.
  6. Click on the "Change.." button and select the "Terminal" font. If that font is not available you may download it at: http://8bit.memoryleak.org/Flag/Term.ttf
    (If you are unable to install the font skip this step.)
  7. Click Apply.

SimpleMU Setup Instructions

  1. On the top menu --> "Preferences" | "Default Display Settings"
    (A window should open with a variety of options displayed.)
  2. Click on the "Font" listbox, and change the font to "Terminal". If that font is not available you may download it at: http://8bit.memoryleak.org/Flag/Term.ttf
  3. While the window is open, click on the "Screen Options" tab.
  4. Click the "Enable Inverse Bolds Backcolor" checkbox on.
  5. You may also wish to set the "Flash Interval (ms)" to a reasonable number, like 330 or so.

SyncTERM Setup Instructions

  1. The only setting change recommended is setting the screen width to something bigger than 80, as it seems to have wrapping issues with some FANSI pictures when set at 80.

MUCKClient Setup Instructions

  1. On the top menu --> "Tools" | "Options"
    (A window should open with a variety of options displayed.)
    Select "Colours" from the left hand list.
  2. On the settings page now shown, click on the "Font" button. Change the font to "Terminal". If Terminal is not available in the list of options, you may download it here: http://8bit.memoryleak.org/Flag/Term.ttf
  3. Click on "Save Settings"