The Raven is a MUD server made in C++ using the latest C++11 standard and elements from the Boost library.
What is a MUD?
A MUD is a kind of online game, where many people can connect at the same time, socialising and adventuring together.
If it sounds like a modern-day massively online games, it's because MUDS are the forerunners of those modern games. The biggest difference is first that a MUD is almost always text-only while modern games are graphical. The second difference is one of scale: A MUD mostly have below one hundred players online at the same time, while modern games are called massive because that's what they are.
For more information about MUDs, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MUD
The Raven MUD server is split into two parts: The server and the library.
The server is the actual program running on a computer. It handles all the networking stuff, as well as parsing input from players and handling the library.
The library is the actual world; This is where the creators of the game-world puts all their creations, be it monsters, castles or weapons.
Building The Raven is supposed to be easy, as long as you have the right tools.
- GNU C++ compiler, version 4.6 or later.
- GNU Make version 3.80 or later.
- BOOST, version 1.46 or later.