TecfaMOO Short Guide


For Mooing there is quite a choice:

MOO Client Java Applets

See the TecfaMOO Connection Page.

"Real" MOO Clients

For more regular work you may want to download and install a "real" client. See our short Moo resource page.

TecfaMOO's WWW interface

Lake ViewNEW: The WWW-MOO Interface is useful for people who don't like traditional MOO clients and who want to focus on MOO interaction at some point. (client eats up a whole screen)

Simple Telnet

Just to glance at TecfaMOO, you can use a telnet connection, note however that output will mix with your input on your screen.


TecfaMOO is located at: tecfamoo.unige.ch 7777. Don't forget to enter the "7777" port in your Mud/MOO client!


Here is some basic information on how to do the most basic actions in a MOO. You can always type 'help' to get an index of help topics. To get specific help about communication, for example, you can type 'help communication'. (Alternatively you can access this information via our WWW/MOO gateway)

MOOs are organized around ``rooms'', i.e. you are always in some location. So a first thing you need to learn is how to look at the room you're in: Just type 'look'. To get information on the objects around you, you can type 'look <object>'.

To communicate with people in the same room you're in, you can ``talk'' (use 'say') to them by typing something like:

   say Hello, there.
      - or -
   "Hello, there

In order to address yourself publicly to a person in the same room, use a "-" (dash), as in the following example:

   -Daniel what did you mean ?
   You say to Daniel, "what did you mean ?"

To know who else is connected at the time, type '@who'. You get also information on where they are, for how long they have been connected, and when they were active last.

To communicate with people not in your room, you can 'page' them like in the following example:

   page Jane Do you have some free time ?
            - or -
   'Jane Do you have some free time ?

If you want to go to another room, you can walk though an ``exit'' by typing the exit's name. Exits are normally listed when you 'look' like in the following example:

   Daniel's Office
   You see open boxes, a desk and other brand new office furniture
   Obvious Exits: Atrium (to The Tecfa Atrium) and Tower (to Tower).

Finally, to log off, type '@quit'.

Also note that in TecfaMOO most "interesting" places are linked by the "Underground Corridor" (UC). If you are lost, you can always type 'home' which will bring you back to the Arrival area.

Registered users ONLY can use the '@join' command to join a person as in the following example:

>@join daniel
You join Daniel.

Registration for a user name on TecfaMOO

Note that you can always login as 'guest' (no password required). However guests do not have access to all features. In order to receive your own character, please register ! Login first as 'guest' to tecfamoo.unige.ch 7777, then:

Further information

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