Connecting from Windows
To connect to Valhalla Mud from Windows (95, NT, or 3.xx) we will assume that you
have a Winsock connection established by running Windows Dial-up Networking,
Trumpet Winsock, America Online, Compuserve, Novell TCP/IP, or other Winsock
software. In almost all cases, you would not be able to view this web page if you are
not running Winsock, so fear not.
From this point it is best to use a telnet client or a mud client
(which is a telnet client with some added twists) You may already have one and
just not know it yet.
The Win95/NT Telnet client
Windows 95 and NT come with their own telnet clients which are satisfactory for
many uses although I have found they are not very good for mudding. To run the
Windows client simply click on the Start Button and select Run, at
this time all you need do is type telnet and it will start the program,
under the file menu you can select Connect and then Remote
System, for Hostname you enter valhalla.com and for port
number enter 4242, tada, you are connected.
Setting Up Your Client
Once you download and set up a telnet client, you can even tell your Web Browser (Internet Explorer, Netscape, etc..) where it is located so that clicking on telnet:// links opens it for you.
In Netscape and Microsft Internet Explorer's Options, one section should be called Helpers (Netscape's General Options) or Applications, where it asks for Telnet client, you point it to the executable file that you may have
just recently downloaded, whether it be CRT, Yawtel, GMud, whatever..
If you would rather, you never have to run those web browsers to connect to the mud, it is perfectly ok to run the telnet client from the Start Menu or Icon on the Desktop and enter in
the address valhalla.com and the port number 4242.
Once you have set things up you can click here to play Valhalla.