AresMUSH is ready to go out of the box with a default configuration based on a Battlestar Galactica setting. Most games will want to customize Ares to their own theme and preferences.
Ares is still in beta, including the documentation. While it's stable overall, features are subject to change and some bugs are to be expected. Watch the Forum for updates.
Table of Contents
The Essential Config Tutorial will walk you through some configuration settings that you’ll almost certainly want to change, as well as teaching you the basics of how to edit config files.
These articles detail all of the config settings available in the game.
If you intend to use the FS3 skills/combat systems, you’ll want to review these settings.
These are the basic configuration options that most games will need to tweak for their theme/setting.
The default gear lists are designed for a Battlestar setting. If you’re using another setting, you’ll probably need to tweak the gear lists. If you have custom vehicles or unusual combatant types (like six-legged aliens.html), you’ll need to adjust the hit location tables.
These are advanced customization settings that most games won’t need to alter.
These configuration options will probably not need to be changed unless your server or database changes.