I haven't given up on the M.U.D. server. I managed to get Smaug loaded onto my Win7 machine, really easily.
Right now all it does is allowed the admin to access the M.U.D. locally. I still need to (re)learn how to make my own areas/mobs/etc. I figured it out once, long ago, I'm sure I can figure it out again. Before I send it public, I need to find a Linux version and put together an old Pentium 4 system from parts I have, to run it on, as well as set up a DynDNS account so people can access it. I can't keep it on my main machine(s) because I sometimes use a VPN for certain internet functions, plus they're prone to frequent (intentional) reboots. The problem I'm working on now is sorting out where/how to set up the termcap to be suitable for the Model T (It's been years since I even messed with Linux). I have to figure out if I'm supposed to set it up in Linux, or if there's a function or configuration within Smaug I'm going to need to set. For that matter, if I were to run the server under Windows, how would I set a termcap for the Model T there? I'll figure all this out eventually, as I have time. I may also eventually write a MUD client for the Model T, if nobody else beats me to it (hint hint). I just wanted to let people know that I'm still working on a Model T compliant MUD in my spare time. Yeah, you can picture me blushing at my ignorance on display.