2019-01-03 09:20:01

Interesting. It would be great to know why the server and the website couldn't be reached.

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2019-02-22 13:45:33

hi. i am starting to play this mud.
would any one know where i could get help from. not just the help files in the game.
is there some help in a format like html or some guides?
any help would be grate

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2019-02-22 21:33:43

@post 627, currently the players are your best help. If you type newbie and then your message you'll find the community being willing to help you out with any issue you have. There's also an assist command, but it's more extreme, i.e you dying because of a bug. Use it only if you encounter something super weird.

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2019-02-22 22:45:10

hello there,
the game is full of mentors, i mean really, turn your face left, mentor, right mentor, mentors and helpful players at evrywhere, just simply use newbie or mentor channels for questions, someone probably will help you

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2019-02-25 10:01:39

thanks for the help

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2019-02-25 12:43:28 (edited by Mohammed-mufleh 2019-02-25 12:44:14)

You could also use the help files in the game symply type help and what do you need for example, 'ahelp trash' and this should give you the trash collecting task.

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2019-02-25 21:28:18

What post 631 actually means is the following.
Cosmic rage has a unique help system. Help topic might work if it's a general one, but most of the time you'll need to type a letter before the help message. Here's the list that I've found useful.
ahelp: Provides the list of activity-related help files.
shelp: Provides a list of help items related to ships, super useful if you don't have an idea of what to do with your recently purchased ship.
fhelp: Provides help files for factories, they're available at rank 200, so it might be a bit before you get there. However, it is still something to keep in mind.
chelp: Provides info on crafting items, I didn't use it that often, but still.
whelp: Try it and see what it is, I think most of it is lore, though.

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What is hard is dynamic coding, coding that accepts different input at different times.
This is what truly takes a large amount of effort on a developer's part.

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2019-02-26 14:36:34

Hello!
Sorry I missed this question. Real life sometimes demands my attention in the form of fluffy animals and lots of dog biscuits.
Approaching 3 years of being up, Cosmic Rage has changed so much, and will probably change so much more, before our 3rd birthday I can't help but look at that first post, and indeed, the post title, and cringe.
How does everyone else feel.
What does the name Cosmic Rage invoke these days.

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2019-02-26 21:48:30

I feel like the topic title is self-promoting, which I guess is the point. Cosmic Rage is fine, but I won't call it awesome. I'll put it this way: If I truly wanted, I'll need a day. A day to show all the logic holes, a day to show the rips in the delicate balance between madness and stability, a day. Yet I choose not to do it, simply because of doing so will cause me to quit from the game, and I haven't seen all of it yet. I'll still play, though I don't know how much longer do to some glaring issues and boring killing that is required at my rank to level up.

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What is hard is dynamic coding, coding that accepts different input at different times.
This is what truly takes a large amount of effort on a developer's part.

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2019-02-28 10:09:01

I quit playing CR sometime last year before Christmas. I was really enjoying the game and it all  came to a crashing end when I grav jumped my fully loaded ship into a space station’s gravwell, and got blown up, losing everything I had in game.
What put me over the edge was when I wasn’t able to recover my ship from the factory where there was supposedly a copy. That was enough for me.
To have the ability to gravity jump your ship, but not the allowed to jump where you need to, and is a logical place to travel to is beyond me!

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2019-02-28 21:39:17

@Post 635: Did you read fhelp dry docks? Surely your ship copy was saved, if you did it correctly...

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2019-03-17 16:16:15

Just updated the first post so that it accurately reflects the game as it is today! smile

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2019-03-17 23:26:09 (edited by devinprater 2019-03-18 00:01:31)

Okay, one problem I see right away is that the Mush-client pack download from your site's soundpack page in the Cosmic Rage section leads to a Dropbox 404. Rant ahead, but know that this isn't against the MUD, it's just how things happen I guess, and I will be trying the MUD, with one of the given soundpacks of course:

I know VIP Mud is great and all, and if you install Mush-client directly and set things up one by one it is complicated, but see the Unofficial Squarsoft MUD's sound pack to see how easy it can be, just download, unzip, run mushclient.exe and you're ready to go. Contrast that with VIP Mud's thing, copy this here, that there, run vipmud, configure this to that. Really, it's the opposite. The commercial client makes things more complicated, by being commercial, so no one can really make a pack, just instructions that have to be loaded into a client. But what do I know, VIP Mud must be easy to build for, plop in a sound, a line of text to match it to, and there you go I guess.
Edit: Just tried out both sound packs for VIP Mud2. Sierra's pack hasn't been updated since 2018, June something. If it has been, that newer version hasn't made it to the site, and might as well not exist for new players. In the Readme, there is no info on how to even start using the pack or logging in. For me, that makes the pack useless as I have little prior knowledge of VIP MUD, with its laughable UI with its unlabeled edit boxes for character name and whatever else. Ugh, that's the most angering thing I've ever seen, a program made for the blind, having edit boxes that aren't labeled so that they can be read by screen readers. And don't give any excuses of "just use sapi for UI". No, that's just inaccessibility. Snap's soundpack didn't come with a Readme, changelog, installer, or anything. I have no idea what to do with the thing. Very unprofessional, even for a community effort. "but oh just find these people on Twitter or CR and they'll give instructions." Do you think a new player would put in the time to do that? Heck no. I almost quit the Unofficial Squaresoft MUD because I have the set freaking aliases for skills when they could just do fuzzy matching like Alter Aeon seems to do. But I still don't know what to do with these packs, so I may not play the game again until these huge barriers for entry are solved.
So yeah, I'd just remove the link to the Mush-client pack, and just say the blind player will need VIP Mud, a commercial, $30 client, to enjoy Cosmic Rage at its best. And please put in that Tintin++ is a good client for Mac and Linux users in the list of clients. Mac users can use TDSR, Linux users can use Fenrir, both make using the terminal a little less painful.

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2019-03-18 00:40:55

@638,
Getting the sound pack to work in VIP isn't massively difficult.  Download the Zip file and extract it.  Once extracted, You should see a folder called sounds.  Go into that folder, select all the files with control a, then copy with control C.  Now, go to your VIP mud folder in documents at c:\users\username\documents\VIPMud, enter that, and enter the sounds folder there.  Once inside sounds, paste the files from the sound pack with control v, and answer yes to replacing files if you are prompted.  Next, go back to your extracted zip file for the sound pack.  You should see some files ending in .set.  Copy those.  Go back to the VIPMud folder in documents, and inside you should see a folder called cosmic rage.  Go into this folder and paste the previously copied set files.  There ya go, pack installed.

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2019-03-18 01:33:37

Thanks, I got it working, snap's pack I mean. Still, that's more effort than needed with Mata's Clok pack and others using Mush-client, but it's a good pack, and new MUD, well kind of. I played several months ago, so I've forgotten mostly everything, lol. Besides space dragons.

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2019-03-19 18:32:59

Okay, after playing the game more, I really like how descriptive things are. I do wish that some things, like the mining container text, like "you open a mining container. You put a fossil in a mining container. You close a mining container" could be shortened a bit to just "You open a mining container, put a fossil in, and close it." Also, after the first description of how a person's chat message comes out, it just get repetitive to hear the same thing over again, so maybe just show the full description of the way someone talks once every 5 or so minutes, maybe. Or just have this congifurable of course. But really, the attention to detail is astounding. Just look at how you're portrayed when you even move around. "You turn left and stride north." "you cut across the side of the room and head south" all that. That kind of attention to detail is what really enriches the experience. I do kind of wish that CR has more hooks into social networks, or even something like Hooks, (http://www.gethooksapp.com/) although I'm not sure if you can ask for your service to be added, but they have apps and ... hooks, lol, for Android, Messenger, Kik, and all that. May be worth looking into. And of course the Mushclient soundpack, but shoot, I'm over that now I guess.

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2019-03-19 18:38:39

There is a mushclient sound pack, but it's in a rather bad state last time I saw it. I had attempted to fix it at one point, but lost the changes I had made.

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