Learning to script...want a project to work on (making a small MUD)

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Old 10-23-2001
Question Learning to script...want a project to work on (making a small MUD)

Will it be possible to make a MUD using unix script(bash)? I know I can easilly make a "dungeon" with different rooms I can run through and such(kinda like a maze game) . What I did was made a differnt shell script for each room and used CASE for the different places to go, ex. when you press N for north it would call up the script file for the room to the north . Now that I know I can make a maze of rooms like this...is there a way for me to make a universal file that runs in the background that will control the "monsters" that will roam my maze...and different commands that will work in whatever room Im in(ex. typing /help anywhere pulls up the help script then returns me to whatever room I was in after Im done). Is this too complex for a script?? This is my first exposure to scripting/programming. If I can do this with script...am I going about it all wrong? Any help/links is very much appreciated thanks!
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Old 10-24-2001
That sounds to me to be a very complex script, and I'm not sure if you'll be able to get the results you want...

I hate to sound like a broken record, but Learning the Korn Shell, by O'Reilly is great, and gives you some cool examples to work with along the way...
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Old 10-24-2001
This is probably too complicated for a shell script. Most muds are written in C and many have 50k lines of code or more...
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