Congratulations! Your AresMUSH game should now be up and running.
Try connecting to the game with your favorite MUSH client. Use the same hostname and port number you used in the server info configuration (e.g. mygame.somehost.com 4201). Open the Web Portal in your browser (e.g. http://mygame.somehost.com).
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.
The Headwiz character is special, and should be reserved for special occasions. You should create your own personal admin character to use for everyday game activities.
role/add <your character>=adminto grant your character admin privileges.
Tip: You can also grant the ‘coder’ role to let someone access the tinker command to change the code. Just be careful, because there’s no limit to what someone can do once you give them access to the code (and thus the database). See the roles tutorial for more information.
Ares works out of the box, but there are a lot of things you can configure to make the game your own. You can even alter the code to add custom functionality. A rich suite of tutorials are available to help you on your way, including: