A New Breed of MUSH Server

Next Steps

Congratulations! Your AresMUSH game should now be up and running.

Try connecting to it via your favorite MUSH client. Use the same hostname and port number you used in the server info configuration (e.g. 4201).


If you can’t connect to the game, review the database.yml and server.yml files in game/config to ensure they’re correct and check the log files in game/log for any error messages. If none of that helps, see Getting Help.

Default Characters

Ares comes with a “headwiz” character, akin to the “God” character on Penn and Tiny.

Username: Headwiz
Password: change_me!

There’s also a “builder” character:

Username: Builder
Password: change_me!

You can rename them if you like. Be sure to log them in and change their passwords!


Ares works out of the box, but there are a lot of configuration settings you can customize to get things just the way you like. See Configuring AresMUSH.

This article is part of the Installing AresMUSH tutorial.