Excerpts from reviewers and users...
Excerpt from a MUD client reviewer (Ad Vissers)
- this is the FIRST, ONE and ONLY Mud client I've seen that does the
scrolling right. I've (deliberately) loaded it up with text from the
server until the output window was completely filled, and then scrolled back
to confirm that it had been 'driven over the top'. All clients I've seen so
far work with a form of screen clearing to avoid problems with what I think
is CEditBox which can hold 64kB at max. Well done.
- the logging facility (which is just as unique) (IMO) correctly shows only
the text received from the server. That enables nice well cleaned up log files.
- of course, Tinys are feared and loathed for people going on a description
binge and writing a 1000-or-more-character piece of prose to describe a
room. I kept on writing in the input window until I was unsure about whether
I'd crash the server, and MUTT handled it all correctly. I think I wrote
some 800 characters or so. This is extremely useful!
- it loads quick, and it's indeed very friendly on the system.
Contrary to any client I've seen (for windows) so far MUTT handles the
I think it's too good to be freeware.
Excerpt from a MUD client reviewer (Jordan Sugarman)
This is a really impressive program. It has a few features that the others
don't even come close to. First off, it has all the standard features that
WW [WinWorlds] and MW [MudWin] have (mult. connections, scrollback buffering,
logging, local echo on or off).
It's biggest feature, however, is the support for script files. This means
you can program your own auto-login sequence and special commands for each
individual MU**/MOO. Also, integral in the script compiler, are programmable
hot-keys that can be linked to commands inside the script :)
This is very handy for me, as I play on the Battletech 3056 MUSE where battles
take place in real-time. I would strongly reccomend this program as I find
it runs faster than any of the others, and I haven't run into a single real
bug yet. There are still some features to be implemented, but I have heard
that the next version is forthcoming and will be much more feature-packed :)
Jordan "Jory" Sugarman
Excerpt from a MUD client reviewer (Eric Hutton)
MUTT: *** My pick ****
Love it. Completely configurable, including exact sizing and boldness of
fonts. Retains its position, finally. Recalls a number of addresses. Has the
ability to use script files, in which you can include a number of goodies. Has
the option to retain the last command entered, or not.
Nother good point is that it is small, which was the main goal
of the creator.
Hawke on Infinity
From Jay Bernardoni
This is some great prgramming. It is faster and cleaner than
several other clients I have tried like Z-Mud. I can hardly
wait to see what Live is going to be like. Please drop me a line
when it becomes completed. Great Job. I appreciate your efforts!
Jay M. Bernardoni USMC
From Kelly Powerll
I have been using Mutt for over a year now to "moo" with and love it
..better then ANY Of the 20 or more clients I have tried.
From Levi Wheatcroft
Mutt is great, I've been looking for a new client for ages, I spend most of
my time on a 16bit computer with only 4 meg or something
Anyway, It's hard to find something to fit this bill. Mutt
does, and it is also one of the fastest I've seen.
From: Marc Swartz
all i can say is bravo!! after spending an aggravating afternoon (and now
evening) running thru ftp site after ftp site, and thru pc client after pc
client, i finally found a mud client that is both up to date enough to
function on a pentium 90 in win 3.11 !!!! all the others i came across
either did not function or incorrectly functioned (yeah, boy, work that
reset button), but mutt was near perfect from the start.
the program is excellent.
kudos to you!
major thanx from a formerly aggravated mudder
From: Stephen Allen
I have looked at a few more MUD clients and though they all have
a few nice 'bits' there is nothing as (is dedicated the right word)
to pure MUDDING as MUTT.
Others are filled with complicated menus
and such. A few menus ok, but not for main action.
And one VERY
important thing... the send/receive window ratios are perfect - keep
From: Kim Sosin
I'm a total newbie to MUD/MOO. Downloaded MUTT, unzipped it, hit open and
put in the only address i had (Diversity U for a class in a couple of
weeks) and I was there. It is great!
Kim Sosin, Department Chair, Dept of Economics, U of NE at Omaha
From: Michael Bielski (commenting on MUTT and MUTT's MUD List)
I liked not having to wade through ten pages of junk to get to your MUD list,
and the fact that it was netscape based.
Your MUTT program is a little
jewel for MUDs (the only telnetting I do). I have tried countless other
telnet applications, but NONE of them support direct netscape linking with
the shareware version. My most sincere thanks for yours doing just that.
I also jumped to almost every site on your list, and found them to be all
active and very willing to accept a new MUD player like myself.
From: Gary Akins jr.
So far, MUTT is my MUCKing client of choice since it doesnt (a) crash on me
constantly (like WinWorld), (b) require me to install Win32s extensions (or
worse, Windoze 95!), or (c) have an annoyingly cluttered user interface
(like PHOCA, which also loses points for having a nonresizeable window and
for having half of its functions disabled until you register it...)
The only easily-configured easy-to use/learn MU* client I have seen for Windows
YET!! I'm running MUTT-Lite in a P-100 with Win95. Installed without a
hitch, connected to my favorite MU* without a complaint and it's wonderful.
This program is too cool to freeware/shareware. There has to be a hitch....
From: Darren S. Hebden
Lite is really great. I've seen quite a few windows mud clients and quite
frankly, they are pap. They all look and feel like computer nerdware. As in
they've got buttons for everything (including tea making :P) with absolutely
no design skill. A real mess.
Lite is simple, if you want it to be. Usually (while I'm online) I figure out
loads of little things I want to do with the scripts (and promptly forget to
do). But if I want it to be a killer trigger-meister, it can be.
From: Steve McBurney
I am a computer programmer by trade, and an addicticted
Diku-Mud fan by night (every night) - The only client program I have
found I even like is your MUTT Lite.
From: Stephen Allen
MUTT Lite is the fastest/easiest client I've used so far, and I've
been hunting down quite a few recently. It is very fast - it has an
uncluttered display and impressive list of features [...].
I love MUTT Lite, it's the only PC mud client that works smoothly... and for
that I thank you most sincerely =).
I have the final beta version of Windows95, and MUTT works without a hitch.
From: David Johnson
Bob, you've got the best Winsock Mud client out there. I'm looking forward
to your enhancements in live and elite. I'm especially interested in being
able to make add-on extensions.
From: Javier Alegria
MUTT is awesome! I love it. It's the best
mud client I've found. I use it for MOO's and a MUSE.
So far I like it allot... I FTPed all the clients I could find and it is the
one I stuck with.
i recently downloaded mutt_01i.zip and am very happy with it (particularly
its scripting capability). it is refreshing to see this program as most
other winsock MUD clients are bulky and riddled with bugs.
From: J Caris
I think it's great! (Well done BTW).
PS Thanks for including so much documentation! It's not often you find help
like this with a free product.
I absolutly love MUTT Lite. I can't imagine anything better, so MUTT Live
must be spectacular. I think you have done a wonderful job.
From: Frank de Bruin
I am heavy user of Mutt and Mutt is the best I've seen under Windows
From: Tony Custer
I like the Lite version very much. Thank
you for writing something so simple yet so powerful!
From: Bradley J B Bristow-Stagg
It's a great little program. MUTT Lite is _EXCELLENT_
Keep me posted and keep up the excellent work Bob!!
From: Nathan Palovcik (The Brain)
I've been using MUTT Lite for about a week now, and I have found it to be
an excellent MU* client.
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