MUDRammer is a modern MUD client for iPhone and iPad focused on speed, readability, and flexibility.
MUDs are online multiplayer text-based games. There are thousands, set in fantasy, medieval, Sci-Fi, absurdist, and many other worlds.
◆ Background support - maintains your connection!
◆ Connect up to four simultaneous sessions!
◆ A gesture control for rapid player movement plus a customizable gesture control for your own commands.
◆ 22 fabulous Fonts and 19 thrilling Themes.
◆ Add Triggers, Aliases, Tickers, and Gags to any connection.
◆ 82 sounds to play when your Triggers and Tickers fire!
◆ MUDRammer compresses network traffic on supported MUDs, saving your data plan and speeding up your gameplay.
◆ MUDRammer supports terminal type (TTYPE) and window size (NAWS) on supported MUDs.
◆ Enable the Character Bar for fast access to special characters while you're typing.
◆ Beautiful ANSI color rendering in all orientations.
◆ Support for xterm-256 colors!
◆ Syncs your preferences with iCloud across devices.
◆ VoiceOver automatically speaks new lines as they come in and announces connects and disconnects.
◆ Tap to open links, emails, and preview images in-app.
◆ Unlimited command history.
◆ Typing stash! Stash text you've typed, type and send a new command, then tap to restore your stashed text.
◆ Support for SSL/TLS connections!
◆ Encodings! First-class support for encodings like Big5 and KOI8.
◆ Connect your device to iTunes to download session logs to your desktop.
◆ Send full session logs over email.
◆ MUDRammer can open telnet:// links from other apps.
◆ Enable/disable typing autocorrect at any time.
◆ Client-side text wrapping with font size control. Computer, enhance!
◆ Enable simple telnet mode for Simutronics and other special connections.
If you have issues with a specific MUD, please use the in-app feedback link or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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You pick up the MUDRammer. You're an unstoppable force for righteousness (or evil) wherever you are!
+ Bluetooth keyboard commands for switching sessions! Control+` (back-tick) will switch to the next World. Control+1,2,3, or 4 will switch to that World.
+ Bluetooth keyboard movement commands have been tweaked for better compatibility with VoiceOver. The new keys are: Command+←→↑↓ for W/E/N/S, and Command+Control+←→↑↓ for SW/NE/NW/SE.
+ Restored the Bluetooth Keyboard preference and removed some faulty auto-detection logic. When you have an external Bluetooth connected, enable Settings → Advanced → Bluetooth Keyboard.
+ Session logs are now saved as plain text files, both for emailing within MUDRammer as well as downloading via iTunes.
+ Worlds should no longer be marked as unread if the only change is a line that was suppressed by one of your Gags.
+ Fixed an issue when attempting to copy a blank line of text.
+ Fixed a crash related to processing cursor-position commands.
Ratings and Reviews
Best Mobile App for MUD's
I've had it for over a year now I believe and it has progressed well. There are many features, including alias', macros, triggers, gags, etc that are stored on your specific MUD profile and you can copy it to others so you don't have to memorize and transfer everything between MUD's. There are two radial movement shortcuts. You can drag the circle in the direction you want to travel, and another circle for in/out/enter/exit, or disable one or both.
The design is sleek and comfortable. There are many color themes and fonts to use. While I personally use Chocolate, all fonts usually looks best against a black theme.
It seems most complaints I would have are based around the small screens and lack of in depth complexity, but since they fit all this content into a mobile app?... Instant five stars!
Best iOS MUD client I could find.
Update: The dev is responsive to requests/questions, and I really like that. Also, it works great with my Bluetooth keyboard, so that's another plus. This app just keeps getting better and better. Original review below:
I've looked at several MUD clients, and they all were missing one major feature in my book. When the text I was typing got to the edge of the screen, the other apps would just continue on, pushing the previous text outside the box. MUDRammer on the other hand extends the text box and puts the new text below the old so I can see it all at once. Keep up the good work, DEV! 👍
This app has made it possible for me to make friends with fellow gamers with minimal use of cellular data. Great functionality.
There are a couple small problems that I’d love to see addressed, though. (1) The app crashes whenever I try to have it email the session logs. (2) I have no way short of uninstalling and reinstalling it to purge the archive of old session logs. (3) Ever since I upgraded my iOS to version 11, the in-app keyboard is missing the peripheral extra keys when the iPhone is in landscape orientation, and the microphone key is badly placed, leading to the iPhone chiming in awkward situations when I inadvertently tap it.
Developer Response ,
Sorry about the crash! You can also connect your device to iTunes on a desktop machine to copy or delete session logs from MUDRammer.
- splinesoft.net LLC
- 37.1 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- Rated 9+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.