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Clients: Aardwolf MUD - GMCP Mapper

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Overview of the GMCP Mapper


The GMCP mapper is a plugin for Mushclient that uses the GMCP protocol to create a map of Aardwolf as you move around. The mapper comes pre-loaded with the Aardwolf continents and several lower level areas, is fully searchable, has point-to-click to run to specific rooms and can be zoomed in and out.

The GMCP mapper was written by Nick Gammon, the author of Mushclient and modified to work with GMCP by Lasher.

Features in the GMCP Mapper

A screen shot of the basic mapper view is shown to the right:


Mapper Commands

The mapper plugin includes a number of commands to help you display the map differently and search for various rooms:

Mapper Zoom In: Zoom in the map
Mapper Zoom Out: Zoom out on the map


Mapper Find <Location>: Find a specific location. Returns a list of links that can be clicked to go directly to that room. The default depth that can be searched is up to 50 rooms away. You can change this by clicking the '*' in the bottom right of the window. Note that the more you increase the depth, the slower the performance will be. Using mapper find tabaxi from Aylor recall with depth set to 100 gives the output below. Each of those links can be clicked to run directly to that room:


Mapper Goto <Room Number>: If you know the number of a room you want to go to, and it is within your search depth, you can just 'mapper goto <room>'
Mapper Where <Room Number>: Like mapper goto, but shows directions rather than running there.

Mapper areas: Shows exits to other areas within your search depth.


Mapper quest: Shows questors within your search depth area.
Mapper shops: Shows shops within your search depth area.


Mapper Bookmarks

You also have the ability to bookmark specific rooms and refer back to them later. To bookmark a room, right click over the room on the mapper then select 'Edit Bookmark':

Once you have set a bookmark, you can find it and run back to it:

Future Enhancements


The following parts of the mapper are room for future improvement:

How to download and install


The GMCP Mapper is now part of the Aardwolf Mushclient download package which can be found at Aardwolf MUD Client Download

The mapper can also be found at the GoogleCode repository for the Aardwolf version of Mushclient which is maintained by Fiendish.

FAQ and Known Issues

Q: Is there a way to search for rooms that include special characters such as apostrophes (') or dashes (-) ?

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