Play the Last Outpost
Everything you need to start playing LO is probably already on your computer.
LO uses a telnet interface, so if you run UNIX, Windows, or have a
Java enabled browser, you are ready to begin!
- You can
play LO in a java enabled brower
using the JTA client.
- From Unix, type
telnet last-outpost.com 4000.
- Some non-java web browsers can run telnet for you. To see if yours can,
click this link.
- From Windows, open the Run... dialog under the Start menu and type
telnet last-outpost.com 4000. You may need to
adjust the 'local echo' option to see the characters that you type.
- A better option for Windows is to download and install
a free Win32 telnet/SSH replacement. To connet to LO with PuTTY, set
Host Name to 'last-outpost.com', the Port to '4000', the
Session type to 'Telnet', and enable the Terminal
'Use local terminal line discipline' option. Once you are logged into
LO, remember to turn on color output, as PuTTY can support it.
- To run the old Java based
click this link. Be aware, this client doesn't support ANSI color. If you see garbage characters in game, type 'color'.
- There are many other programs that you can use to connect to the game.
We think that raw telnet through a
9600bps monochrome VT terminal
real way to play, but if you want some extra features like auto mapping or scriptable triggers, you might check out one of the many
MUD Clients that are out there.
Once you are sucessfully connected to LO, you will see the "By what name do you wish to be known?" prompt. Choose a name, and start playing!
You may also want to check out this Newbie
Guide that was contributed by a long time player. It has some helpful
hints on where to go and what to do in the game.