JAVA Telnet Client
Note: this is a newer version of the applet. To use the old version, go
If your browser is Java-enabled, you can now connect to TerraFirmA
using only your browser with the
Java Telnet Client below
(applet courtesy of
Matthias L. Jugel and Marcus Meißner).
To start using the applet, click the button below.
Please read and/or print the TIPS FOR USE below.
You are expected to be aware of all conditions involved in using the applet.
For more information and help with playing the game itself,
please refer to the GUIDE SECTION.
Read these usage instructions for the Java Telnet
Client Applet. While we wish you to enjoy the game using the telnet
client, the administrators of TerraFirmA are not responsible for
any damage to your character that is a result of not knowing how
to use the applet.
There are two ways to send commands with the applet: by typing IN
the applet window, or by typing commands into the "text field" (at the bottom)
and hitting return.
Also be aware that you might need to mouse-click ON the applet window or input field
to give it "focus" (ie: so that anything you type will be entered into the
window or input field). Remember this if the applet does not seem to be
responding--try clicking the mouse in its window or the input field, as
it may have lost focus.
Be aware that as you enter your game password, it might not be displayed
on-screen (but is still being entered, type carefully, or use the
input field at the bottom of the applet).
The telnet applet supports ANSI colour, and for full enjoyment of
TerraFirmA we recommend you take advantage of the colour system!
COLOUR once you enter the
game to turn colour on for your character.
You can use the scroll bar on the right side of the applet screen
to scroll back a certain amount of lines. You will need to return the
scroll to the bottom to resume viewing your interaction with the game.
(Be careful of what might happen to you if you're not watching!
ie: you might be attacked, etc.)
If the telnet applet stops responding, it could be one of several
things: You could be experiencing "lag" between your
host and TerraFirmA's host (there is usually nothing to be done for
this except wait); OR you might have been disconnected or lost your link...
try using the "Connect" button to reconnect to TerraFirmA.
If you use the arrow keys on your keyboard to move the cursor in
the applet window around, your input to the MUD will not be understood
and the display will probably appear messy until the lines scroll
to the bottom again (in other words, don't mess with your arrow keys).
Just press return or enter to clear if you've moved the cursor
The java telnet client, like any other
program, is prone to its own glitches, failures and/or crashes.
If you experience problems with the display or connection, you might
simply try disconnecting/reconnecting and/or closing down your web
browser and then re-starting it.
Instead of this applet, you may eventually want to download/purchase and use telnet or MUD
client software to connect to TerraFirmA--preferrably
a program with ANSI colour support as
this adds to the enjoyment of the game. For more about telnet, or to
find a telnet software program for your computer, read the
how to connect to TerraFirmA page