acadianamoo.org, port 6556
Connecting with your PDA
Busy travellers might find it necessary to connect with AcadianaMOO
without having their home or office computer available. The easiest way
to do so is through use of our two Java clients;
all you need is a computer that runs the most current version of Java
and you can log in just as if you were at home or work.
Sometimes, however, you might have to connect using your PDA, assuming
you have (and pay for) a data connection that supports telnet and other
data streams; we can't support all PDAs but the following instructions
will work for a Palm Treo 650 running a shareware add-in called CS
Online. They can be modified for other PDAs with a little effort. These
instructions assume you know how to install .prc files on the Palm or
their equivalent on other handhelds.
First, go to the CS Online home
page and download the trial version of CS Online. It's free for
thirty days or a limited number of accesses.
On the next page, click on Auto Install! (psi)
if you're using your cell phone's browser or on Download Zip
if you're on your desk or laptop. The best choice is for you to
Install on your cell phone; the installation will proceed
Now configure CS Online to connect to AcadianaMOO.
1. On your Palm Treo, click the Applications button (it has an icon of
a house and is located to the upper
left of the navigation tool) and scan for CS Online. It will appear in
the views for all applications and in unfiled applications by default..
2. Click on the icon for CS Online.
3. You'll see a blank screen:
4. Click on the Menu Button to bring up the
communications screen you'll need to
configure to connect to AcadianaMOO. Click "Options" then
5. Set up the
configuration for AcadianaMOO. The options are host (acadianamoo.org)
and port (6556). Click on the "Telnet" button. Click "OK"
If you ONLY visit AcadianaMOO, and won't use this client for visiting
any other server (such as a university Unix machine), skip steps 6
through 11. Go to step 12.
Otherwise you'll want to set up mutiple configuration profiles for
6. Click on "Options" then on "Sessions"
7. Click on "New"
8. Enter AcadianaMOO as the session name.
Click on "OK"
9. Click on AcadianaMOO in the Sessions List and click on the "Edit"
10. You'll be asked if you want to "replace the selected session with
the current sessions." Click "OK"
11. Click "Use"
Repeat steps 4 to 11 to create a number of profiles
for various telnet connections. Otherwise go on to step 12 and connect
12. Click "Session" and then click "Connect"
You'll see the entrance screen to AcadianaMOO. Use the command line to
enter commands and the return button to send them.
This client saves up to ten comnmands; you can pull them up for reuse
by clicking on the down arrow next to the Send button.
Note: "Send" only sends the command to the MOO; it does not transmit a
final return. You'll need to do that with the return button anyway. The
return button is located on the Treo 650 keyboard next to the period.
Last Modified: January 2,