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Logging In and Customizing Your Character
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Connecting to Acadiana with JaMOOka
You may connect to Acadiana using our Java based client, JaMOOka, if
browser has the Java
Runtime 2.0 plugin installed. If
on the link to the
client and you will see the Login window popup after a few moments
(your browser MUST be set to allow pop-ups
for this client to work).
If you should close the login window accidentally, click on Connect to AcadianaMOO, then on Login to AcadianaMOO and it will
reopen (DON'T login as a guest):
Connecting to AcadianaMOO with
If you are connecting
with tkMOO, click on the tkMOO icon on your desktop. This will open
tkMOO, a client that will allow you to enter AcadianaMOO, where this workshop
take place virtually, at least. (Instructions for downloading
and configuring a free
copy of tkMOO are available from the Acadiana website.) A copy of
tkMOO will start running.
The tkMOO window will appear and will be blank. When you see the tkMOO
window, click on "Connect" and then on "AcadianaMOO." The title
bar (in blue by default) will now read AcadianaMOO - tkMOO-light.
Commands usually go in the command line at the bottom of the tkMOO
window (see graphic to left).
Logging In to Acadiana with TkMOO or JaMOOka
In either case,
when you have successfully connected to Acadiana, a separate login
pop-up window ("Login to Acadiana") will appear.
Each of you will have a separate character for this workshop that you
will customize. If you did not receive individual e-mail from an AcadianaMOO administrator, you
will receive your character as part of a group such as a class. Your
teacher or workshop leader will give you a character name, which you
can rename later
on. The graphic here shows how character "one" would login. Use your
If you received e-mail from us, use
the password sent to you in the message. Otherwise, for groups,
the password for all the characters is the word workshop.
After you've entered your character name and the password click on
Next, you will want
to turn on your client's editing windows; this is a one time change
will not have to repeat.
In the command line (near the bottom of the client window), enter
"@edit-options +local" and then hit return.
You will know
you've successfully updated the edit-options if you see the following
message appear in your window:
"+local Ship text to
client for local editing."
Once this change is made you will not have to change it again, so long
as you use a client like tkMOO or JaMOOka that allows for local editing.
If the local client you're using (and we recommend JaMOOka) supports
local editing, you're usually better off using those capabilities than
using the built-in editors which are much harder to use.
Customizing Your Character
Characters in MOOspace are fully customizable. In the next section of
the workshop, you will change your password, name, gender (there are
in MOOspace!) and description; you'll also register your character,
means your own e-mail address will be associated with your character.
Next, let's change your name: @rename me to [whatever you like, no
Your name should be, well, it could be anything you want and as
fanciful or as plain as you want it to be.
The version shown in the screenshot would rename "one" to "Rosalind,"
for example; you can use literary characters, movie characters, your
imagination, anything you like -- except that you can't use a name
in use, nor a name on the fairly short list of forbidden names, such as
obscenities. Once you've changed your name, it will be permanent, until
decide to change it again, for fun, or not. Note that "me" is a
you can use to reference yourself anytime in the MOO. If you've changed
name correctly, you'll see a variant of the following message:
There are seven genders in MOO: they are male, female, Spivak, either,
splat, none, or royal.
Each has its own set of pronouns; you can be any one of those genders.
Just type @gender [whichever gender you prefer at the moment, no
This will be a permanent change until you decide to reissue the @gender
command in the future.
Enter @gender [any available gender] to change your gender:
If you've successfully changed your gender, you'll see something like:
And you can describe yourself (as well as any object you own, as you
start to build). Type "@describe me" and a window for your description
will pop up. Replace the default description you see with any
description you want that is consistent (if you want to be consistent)
with your name and gender. Have fun. And when you're done, click on
"File" and then on "Save and Close" to save it. You can change this
description at any time in the future. The more fun you have with it,
the more other players in the MOO will enjoy
reading your description.
This will open a separate window for you to enter your description:
If you’ve done this right, you’ll see a “set” message appear in the
Registering Your E-mail Address
Register your e-mail address in case the administrators need to reach
you. We will NEVER give your e-mail address to anyone else for any
at any time. Type @register me as [your e-mail address, no brackets];
will change your password to a new randomly generated password sent to
the e-mail address you register in this step. Don't log
out till you finish this tutorial; we'll help you change your password
the last step.
Finally, Change Your Password
Finally, let's change your password to something you can remember:
enter "@password [the randomly generated password you received
via e-mail in the last step] [your new password here, no brackets]
Your new password may include numbers and special characters such as
"!" and "?" and "&" and is case-sensitive.
The more of these special characters, numbers and caps your password
includes, the better the security. Your password should be secret, and
not your birthdate or address! Good security means you change your
password from time to time.
Remember, the basic command is @password
[old password] [new password]; you should change your password on a
Author: Dr. Keith Dorwick
Thanks to Judy Kilborn of St. Cloud State University and Karen McComas
of Marshall University for comments on this document.
Last Modified: November