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README.md

Tildemush documentation

tildemush is a text-based, programmatic virtual community on the command line. tildemush aims to provide an environment for creativity, imagination, and art. Currently, tildemush hosted on tilde.town.

Purpose and goals

TODO for vilmibm

Table of contents

About this document

This document serves as a reference for tildemush, tilde.town‘s tildemush virtual community, lead by vilmibm.

This document is for users who have an account on tilde.town.

Conventions used in this documentation

  • Note - Notes signify additional information
  • Tip - Tips signify an alternate procedure for completing a step
  • Caution - Cautions signify that damage or loss of data may occur
  • Example - Examples provide a visual reference of how a procedure would be performed
  • Inline code - Inline code signifies package names, filenames, and commands
  • <Keyboard keys> Keyboard keys signify a key the user presses or holds
  • Code block - Code blocks signify file contents, or an interface element
  • Section - Heading 1s are referred to as “Sections”
  • subsections - Heading 2s, 3s, etc. are referred to as “subsections”

Requirements

Getting started

TODO

This section consists of the following subsections:

Starting tildemush

Starting tildemush will run the software required to connect to the tildemush virtual community that exists on tilde.town.

To start tildemush

Caution - Before continuing, you should know that tildemush’s database may be wiped at any time, because it is still under development. This means that anything you create, may be deleted at any time.

  1. ssh into tilde.town
  2. Run tmclient
  3. Press <Enter>

Creating a new user account

TODO: Significance to user

To create a new user account

TODO: procedures

Logging in

TODO: Significance to user

To log in

TODO: procedures

Resetting your password

TODO: Significance to user

To reset your password

TODO: procedures

Configuring tildemush

TODO: Significance to user

To configure tildemush

TODO: procedures

Exiting from the start menu

TODO: Significance to user

To exit from the start menu

TODO: procedures

Understanding the interface

This section will introduce you to each interface tab, and each element inside of each tab.

This section consists of the following subsections:

MAIN tab

The main tab consists of:

  • The chat box
  • The location box
  • The map box
  • The inventory box

The chatbox

The chat box will display the following:

  • User messages
  • Events
  • Actions from users
  • Actions from objects
  • Responses from objects

The location box

The location box will display the following:

  • Your current location’s name
  • Your current location’s description
  • Your current location’s user-created objects

The map box

The map box will display the following:

TODO: Verify if these are the places you have visited or all places that connect to the current location

The inventory box

The inventory box will display the following:

  • Number of objects you have
  • Name(s) of objects you have

WITCH tab

The WITCH tab consists of:

  • The object pane
  • The object-scripting pane

The object pane

The object pane displays the name and permissions of the object that is being edited.

The object-scripting pane

The object-scripting pane displays the scripts of the object that is being edited. This is the area you will edit the functionality of an object.

WORLDMAP tab

The WORLDMAP tab consists of:

  • Area blocks
  • Direction names

Area blocks

Area blocks are user-created locations you can travel to in the tildemush world.

Direction names

Direction names are user-created names that a user can type to travel to different area blocks.

SETTINGS tab

The SETTINGS tab is under development.

QUIT tab

The QUIT tab does not contain elements. It serves as a reminder of how to quit tildemush. See the Quitting tildemush subsection.

Accessing tabs

This section will provide information on each tildemush tab and teach you how to access each tildemush tab.

This section consists of the following subsections:

Accessing the MAIN tab

The MAIN tab can be accessed from any of the tabs.

To access the MAIN tab

  1. Press F1

Accessing the WITCH tab

The WITCH tab provides an interface for creating objects.

To access the WITCH tab

  1. Press F2

Accessing the WORLDMAP tab

The WORLDMAP tab provides visuals on how all locations are connected.

To access the WORLDMAP tab

  1. Press F3

Accessing the SETTINGS tab

The SETTINGS tab is under development.

To access the SETTINGS tab

  1. Press F4

Using tildemush

This section will teach you how to use tildemush and assumes you are familiar with tildemush’s interface.

This section consists of the following subsections:

TODO

Sending a message to all users in your current location

The MAIN tab allows you to interact with users and objects. The MAIN tab is where you will communicate with other users.

To send a message to all users in your current location

  1. Ensure you are in the MAIN tab
  2. Type your message
  3. Press <Enter>

Tip: You can also use the /say command to send a message to all users in your current location.

Example:

/say hey there! can anyone hear me?

Quitting tildemush

Quitting tildemush will bring you back to your normal shell session on tilde.town.

To quit tildemush

  1. Press F9

Scripting with WITCH

TODO: Explain significance to user

This section consists of the following subsections:

TODO

Extra tips

This section will describe useful actions for working in tildemush and the terminal.

This section consists of:

  • Copying text
  • Pasting text

Copying text

There are various ways to highlight text in the terminal, one of the easiest ways is to use your mouse.

To copy text

  1. Highlight the text you want to copy using your mouse
  2. Hold the Shift and Ctrl keys
  3. Press c
  4. Release the Shift and Ctrl keys

Pasting text

[TODO]

To paste text

  1. Hold the Shift and Ctrl keys
  2. Press v
  3. Release the Shift and Ctrl keys

Tip - Your terminal emulator may allow you to paste text using one of the following methods:

  • middle-clicking
  • right-clicking, and then selecting Paste.

Sharing your WITCH code

TODO: Significance to user

To share your WITCH code

TODO: procedures

Frequently asked questions

TODO

  • Is tildemush the same as IRC?
    • TODO: Answer