You’ll find that OOT is closer to a hybrid of C++ and C, than it is of pure Object-Oriented C++.
– OOT README
The archive contains the published version of OOT 1.0 source code, obtained from a
crawled version of the
joot.com website courtesy of
Then and now, author Dave Jarvis requests that you link to his website if you use this
joot.com no longer exists as it was, he requests you link to
Frequently Asked Questions
(modified slightly from the original
How do I run OOT on a different port?
oot 7000would run OOT on port 7000.
How do I give my own account highest access?
In OOT, you must create an account, log out, and edit the file
users/username.dat(substitute your alias for “username”). Change the first number in the file to at least 4.
Is OOT based on NUTS?
For the most part, no. I took a peek at NUTS to see the symantics of socket communication, but wound up going to the books . . . to figure out how sockets work.
Colour doesn’t work!
Some telnet clients (like EWAN) have to be told to change their emulation to ANSI (from something like VT100). This is typically done through an Options or Settings menu. Alternatively, clients can connect up to the talker from the Web.
[archivist note: Web connectivity relied upon Java Applet technology no longer supported by modern browsers]
Why does colour have to be spelled like that?
OOT was written by two Canadians. . . The spelling is British.