libtelnet is a small library for writing telnet protocol handlers in C. It uses a fully correct state machine model and full RFC 1143 (Q Method) option negotiation. It includes optional support for MUD-specific protocol extensions such as MCCP2 and ZMP. Several test programs are included, such as the very useful telnet-proxy utility.
Cancan is a text-based, interactive utility similar to telnet, but with a number of extensions useful for MUD playing. Another use might be to provide line editing, aliases, etc., for those services that have a simple telnet interface. Cancan features aliases, actions, key bindings, text highlighting, substitutions, and line editing with history and completion.
KildClient is a MUD client written with the GTK+ windowing toolkit. It supports many common features of other clients, such as triggers, gags, aliases, macros, timers, and much more. But its main feature is the built-in Perl interpreter. At any moment, the user can execute Perl statements and functions to do things much more powerful than simply sending text the the MUD. Perl statements can also be run, for example, as the action of a trigger, allowing you to do complex things.
MudMagic Mud Client is a GTK/GNOME multi-platform MUD client. It provides aliases, triggers, multiple connections, plugins, MCCP, ZMP, MSP, tabbed sessions, ANSI color, and a game list that can be updated from mudmagic.com. It is configurable on a per-session basis. Plugins include an automapper, database, and note pad.
LDMud is an LP-class MUD engine, meaning it is object-oriented, with all object clases stored in unique files. The engine runs compiled bytecode to manipulate those objects, and the underlying simulated processor is a stack machine. It is a 3rd-generation LP-class MUD, being derived from Amylaar, which in turn was derived from the original LPMud. The game has no limitations on the nature of the game space other than the limits of your coding.
psyced is a distributed chat and messaging system based on the Protocol for SYnchronous Conferencing. PSYC is multicast and routed between servers and clients in a scalable and efficient way, but users can also comfortably use IRC clients, telnet, Web chat, WAP, or Jabber to enter the network. psyced also communicates with the network of Jabber/XMPP servers and hosts programmable chat rooms for all of these technologies at once. It also provides gateways to several IRC networks, but unlike IRC, everyone can run a server and be an equal member of the PSYC network. It supports PSYC, XMPP, IRC, TELNET, HTTP, Applet, SMTP, WAP, XML, RSS, and TLS.
AweMUD is a MUD server for use with fantasy-settings. Features include fully dynamic objects and characters, an advanced scripting system, and custom worlds. The engine will eventually have completely interactive rooms (items can be placed under benches, doors can be destroyed), complex magick, and interactive NPCs.