Winsock and Telnet

gerard patel g.patel at
Wed Oct 24 03:25:40 CDT 2001

On Tue, 23 Oct 2001 23:13:42 -0500, N. Rundle <lildevilkid at>

>This may be far fetched but hear me out.
>One of the only things keeping windows on my computer is that I have been 
>addicted to the game of MajorMud.  Now to stay ahead in this game one must 
>script 24/7.  This is been made very easy and become the de facto standard 
>to use the program MegaMud to script this game.  MegaMud is a 32-bit 
>Windows terminal program written specifically for this game.  I attempted 
>to use it using wine under Slackware 8.0 kernel 2.4.5.  I got the 
>application to start but when I attempt to connect to my favorite bbs I get 
>a general Telnet error (megamud app side).

Last released Wine (you did not bother to say which is the
version you use) has a problem with network communication
(winsock). Get latest cvs. If updating does not fix it, this is
probably a bug in Wine : read documentation and post a
bug report.

>Is this an impossible task?  How hard is it to learn to write my own linux 
>scripts to interface with a telnet application?



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