Nanvaent FAQ: Colour and Terminal settings
Please mail all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To be able to see colour on your screen, firstly you must be sure that your computer and the application you are using to connect to Nanvaent (ie. your telnet application or MUD client) can support colour. Most good MUD clients can handle colour, and if you are using a telnet application or telnet from a UNIX terminal of some kind you may have to consult documentation or ask someone at your organisation if they can help.
Once you are satisfied that you should be able to see colour you have
to tell Nanvaent that you want to see colour. This can be done with
Nanvaent allows you to set colours for different parts of the game. This is done using the
exits : green ( default - green ) guild-channel : magenta ( default - magenta ) soul : none ( default - none ) say : cyan ( default - cyan ) shout : none ( default - none ) tell : red ( default - red ) combat : none ( default - none ) inform-channel : bold ( default - bold ) channel : cyan ( default - cyan )
To change your colour settings you use the
Not all terminals support all colours, you can find out what all the
colours look like on your screen by typing
It is possible to type colour codes into what you say, tell, channels or many other commands. The use of colour can be annoying to some people so please do not overuse colours, especially on public channels.
To say something in colour you have to put a colour code in what you
type. A colour code looks something like
A full list of colours can be seen with the
Nanvaent will try to figure out the size of your screen for you; however, this will not always work, and has to do with the client application you are using. If Nanvaent is not getting this correct and things are going off the end of your screen or wrapping too early you can disable the autodetect feature by typing
To set the size yourself you can use the
Nanvaent tries to figure out your terminal type when you log on. This can be a useful feature if you log on from different places regularly. If, however, Nanvaent gets this wrong and keeps setting your terminal type incorrectly you can disable this feature by typing
Those of you using TinyFugue as a client will probably have noticed its annoying habit to wrap lines at one character before the actual end of the line. This results in lines containing either one word or one char. This can be fixed by putting the following in your .tfrc file:
/def -hresize dummyname = /set wrapsize=$[columns()] /eval /set wrapsize=$[columns()]