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.
Vallheru is a turn-based, fantasy MMORPG written in PHP and MySQL (but may work with many other databases) with Smarty Template Engine, ADOdb, and PHP Mailer. It is based on Gamers-Fusion 2.5 with many modifications in security, speed, and features. It is currently available only in Polish.
ErlyMUD is a rather minimalistic MUD server, written in Erlang and making use of the excellent OTP libraries. The aim is to have solid support for exploration and roleplaying, within a highly fault-tolerant environment where system crashes or reboots are more of an exotic curiosity than a commonplace thing.
antioch is a Web application for building scalable, interactive virtual worlds. Begun as a MOO-like system for building virtual worlds, the goal was to take the LambdaMOO approach to creating online worlds, and update it in hopes of attracting new players to an old idea. Like many MOO clones before it, antioch uses Python as its internal scripting language. This provides a powerful environment for game authors, while a flexible object model allows for creation of complex in-game objects.
php mudnames is a PHP class that can generate random names for characters used in role playing games such as multi-user dungeon (MUD) games. Although the names do not mean anything, they sound very much like typical names of characters that you often see in this kind of game. It can retrieve text data from one of several dictionary files. The dictionary data is used to generate random names based on selected capabilities and used particles.
Twisted is an event-based framework for Internet applications. It includes a Web server, an SMTP/POP3 server, a telnet server, an SSH server, an IRC server, a DNS server, a generic client/server pair for remote object access (Perspective Broker), and APIs for creating new protocols. It supports integration with GTK+, GTK+ 2, Qt, Tkinter, wxPython, Mac OS X (PyObjC) and Win32 event loops. It also supports TCP, SSL and TLS, UDP, Unix sockets, multicast, and serial ports. Supported protocols include HTTP, FTP, SMTP, POP3, IMAP, TOC, OSCAR (AIM and ICQ), SSH, DNS, IRC, NNTP, Jabber, SOCKSv4, Telnet, SIP (for VoIP), and XML-RPC and SOAP using external packages. Most protocols are supported as both servers and clients.
DevClient is a highly customizable MUD client designed to be friendly and easy to use. It features full parsing of ANSI color codes, support for aliases, macro binding, keypad navigation, MCCP 1 and 2, accounts and automatic login management, prompt parsing, logging, and more. Its functionality and graphics can be extended with simple server definition files. It can be easily translated into any language. It can detect when a new version of itself is available and upgrade itself without restarting.