CocoMUD is pre-built on Windows as a portable archive. It means that the only thing you'll have to do, if you are using Windows, is downloading the archive (see link below), extract it and open the cocomud.exe file. The details are provided in the following sections.
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If you are using another platform, you might wish to install CocoMUD from source. CocoMUD can run on Linux or Mac OS, although there's no pre-built version yet.
If you are accessing this page from a version of CocoMUD already installed, please note that the links given above may be out-of-date. You should refer to the online documentation to download the correct file.
Once you have downloaded the archive, you can extract it in a folder. CocoMUD doesn't require installation, it will run as a portable software (you can even put it on a USB flash drive and take it with you).
To learn how to use CocoMUD, you might want to read the basics of CocoMUD. It will give you a step-by-step explanation and demonstration of some of the basic features. More advanced topics will be convered in the rest of the documentation.
CocoMUD has a built-in updater that opens when you launch CocoMUD. The updater will check for new versions of CocoMUD and, if found, will ask you if you wish to update. If you reply yes, CocoMUD will close and the updater will download and install CocoMUD, before starting the program again.
You can also see if there are updates by opening CocoMUD. In the menu bar, select Help, then Check for updates. The dialog might take a few seconds to load, since CocoMUD checks for updates on the website. If everything goes well, the updater should tell you that there is no update, or that there is one and ask you if you want to install it.
Several things can prevent the updater of running properly. Windows Firewall, Windows Defender, an anti-virus software or another software to protect your system might deny the updater the right to install CocoMUD.
If you run into problems while updating, CocoMUD might become corrupted, meaning it can't even start, or if it does, it displays aa lot of errors. If that happens, there are a few steps you can take to solve the issue:
If that doesn't fix the problem, you can definitely contact the team of developers by creating a bug report .
We wish you the best of gaming experiences with CocoMUD!