This is directions for compiling & linking CircleMUD for OpenVMS. Additional documentation can be found at.
I have personally tested this port on both VAX and Alpha with OpenVMS v7.0 and DEC C v7.0 and Multinet TCP/IP using UCX emulation.
To build this, you need the following:
.1) DEC C compiler. I have tested with DEC C v7.0 and can help out with problems with earlier versions of DEC C. If you don't have the DEC C compiler I suggest you get a copy through the OpenVMS Hobbyist program at http://www.montagar.com/hobbyist. .2) A TCP/IP stack for OpenVMS that supports UCX emulation. I have personally only tested out Multinet v4.1B and Multinet v4.2. If you are using a TCP/IP stack that doesn't support UCX emulation I would suggest getting a copy of Multinet though the OpenVMS hobbyist program at http://www.montagar.com/hobbyist. .3) A copy of the CircleMUD distribution file. This can be found at ftp://ftp.circlemud.org/3.x/
Now, you have everything, do the following…
.1) Unpack the CircleMUD file you got from "www.circlemud.org" .2) Go to the SRC directory and locate the BUILD_CIRCLEMUD.COM file. The BUILD_CIRCLEMUD.COM file accepts the following parameters. P1 ALL Just Build "Everything". CIRCLE Just Build [.BIN]CIRCLE.EXE. UTILS Just Build The CircleMUD Utilities. P2 DEBUG Build CircleMUD With Debugging Information. NODEBUG Build CircleMUD Without Debugging Information. The default is "ALL" and "NODEBUG". The "BUILD_CIRCLEMUD.COM" script checks some filenames to make sure that they are correct as some of them are unpacked different between the TAR file distribution and the ZIP file distribution. It also checks for "CONF.H" and if not found copies "CONF.H_VMS" to "CONF.H" for you. So if you just want to build "everything" without debugging information you could use... $ @BUILD_CIRCLEMUD ALL NODEBUG OR $ @BUILD_CIRCLEMUD The EXE's will be placed in the CircleMUD BIN directory.
Now, define the logical CIRCLEMUD_BIN to point to the “BIN” directory of the CircleMUD directory like this…
$ DEFINE/SYSTEM/EXEC CIRCLEMUD_BIN DISK$WORK:[CIRCLE30BPL16.BIN]
To run CircleMUD, just execute the “VMS_AUTORUN.COM” file in the CircleMUD root directory.
To customize how CircleMUD runs, edit the “VMS_CIRCLEMUD.COM” file in the BIN directory.
To customize CircleMUD features (like player killing etc) edit the “CONFIG.C” file in the SRC directory.
To edit the CircleMUD login message, edit the GREETINGS.; file found in the TEXT directory under the LIB directory.
For the CircleMUD utilities, execute the file VMS_MUD_UTILS.COM in the BIN directory and it will create the VMS symbols for the utilities.
If you have any problems, questions, comments, feel free to e-mail me at email@example.com and I’ll try my best to answer them all.