'Surf_and_Turf' Help Page
Suppose you have a picture of your new puppy on a web page somewhere and you want
to look at that picture from inside the MOO. Just type:
@create $thing named ZeldaPicture
connect ZeldaPicture to http://www.bvu.edu/faculty/schweller/zelda.jpg
and Bingo! Zelda's cute little picture pops right up on the web part of the
screen. If you want to show Zelda's picture to everyone in the room just
and everyone in the room using this client will see the little pup!
You can make MOO objects and link them to all sorts of things. Here are some ideas:
MobyDick - linked to text of Melville's great work
BVU_homepage - linked to Buena Vista University's Home Page
AltaVista - linked to that great web search engine
Syllabus - linked to your online reading list
Another fun thing to do is to create a Web Projector to hold a whole set of web slides
for viewing or display. To do this type:
@create $webprojector named MyWebProjector
Then use @notedit MyWebProjector.slides to create your slide set like this:
To show slides to everyone in the room type:
display 4 on MyWebProjector or
display next on MyWebProjector
To view a slide by yourself 'view 3 on MyWebProjector'
To peek at your slide list at any time type 'peek MyWebProjector'.
If you wish to lock the Web Screen so other pages are not loaded in on top of it just
select the 'Lock Window' button from the 'Options' menu on the Client screen. If you
would like the Web Screen to display the rooms you enter as you move about select
'Auto Room View' from the 'Options' menu, or simply use the MOO command:
Any text you see on the MOO Screen above the Command Line can be edited.
For example, if you had a $note called ShoppingList you could type:
and you might see
loaf of bread
jug of wine
To add 'Gummy bears' to the list just move your cursor into the MOO Screen and
edit as you normally would. The Edit_MOO_Screen menu gives you access to the
customary CUT, COPY, and PASTE commands. When you are done editing select the section
you wish to save. Go back to the command line and type:
@notedit ShoppingList (to edit the contents)
del 1-$ (to delete current contents)
enter (to get ready for new stuff)
Then click on 'Paste to Command Line' from the edit menu. Move your cursor back to
the Command Line and press Return. Type a single period and Return to terminate the
'enter' session. Finally, type 'save' and 'q' and your editing is complete.
To add a new ASCII map describing your room walk about in the MOO and find a
room that is roughly about the size and shape you are looking for. Move your cursor
to the MOO Screen and modify that picture to suit your tastes. Then return to
your own room that you wish to describe. Just as before, type:
Then 'Paste to Command Line' and finish your editing session as before.
This general technique can be used any time you wish to do any sort of text
editing of a moo object. It is also very useful for debugging code.
@display toy:play without numbers
Then edit the code in the MOO Screen, select and copy it. Then type:
Click on 'Paste to Command Line', hit return in the command line, and type a single
period to complete the entry.
If you have the @paste feature on your character you can simply use your mouse to
select a portion of the MOO Screen (or write your own message there to be selected)
and then Copy it. Type:
and then use the 'Paste to Command Line' command as before and end your pasting
by typing a single period on a line by itself.
Please send additional ideas, comments or bug reports to
'Surf_and_Turf' Web-MOO client was developed by the CollegeTown Development Team of Schweller, Blanchard, Goodrich, and