So you’ve got a brand new Ares install. Where do you even begin?
Ares is fully-functional right out of the box. People can hop on and begin playing immediately. But you’ll probably want to customize some stuff before you’re ready to open. This article helps you get started.
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The Headwiz character is special, and should be reserved for rare occasions. Your first step should be creating your own personal admin character to use for everyday game activities.
role/add <your character>=adminto grant your character admin privileges.
role/add <your character>=coderto grant your character coder privileges.
If you’re new to Ares, it’s probably good to understand how it differs from more traditional MU servers. Check out the following key articles under the Playing Ares section:
The Essential Config tutorial will guide you through basic game setup.
As you continue to build your game, you’ll probably find other config settings you want to tweak.
Even though Ares has a full-fledged scene system using temporary rooms, most games will want to build a grid. Building commands are very similar to old-school MUSH servers. For help, see ‘Help -> Game Help -> Building Tutorial’ in the web portal, or
help building tutorial from the in-game commands.
There are two main places you’ll find information:
helpcommand) give detailed command help and syntax.
If you’re ever stuck, don’t hesitate to ask for help.
For games that want to have custom code, there’s a whole set of coding tutorials to help you learn Ares code from the ground up; no prior MUSHcode experience required.