This category collects content that is specific to running PennMUSH under Microsoft Windows, included the precompiled executables.

Running Pennmush in Cygwin

Submitted by squirrel on Fri, 2010-07-23 23:27

After spending many minutes trying to figure out how to get pennmush running on Cygwin, and many many more minutes asking the good folks of +hardcode @M*U*S*H, I have succeeded in making it run, connecting to it, and creating a batch file that can be placed in the windows startup folder or otherwise utilized to make it start without actually having to open a cygwin window.

Here's how:
This assumes you've installed cygwin to C:\cygwin. If not, replace path information as necessary.


Submitted by Nano on Tue, 2008-03-25 00:12

Alrighty, I've pretty much got things set up and ready...but herein lies the problem; I'm broke. I tried setting up the MUSH to run on my computer, and it works when I'm running Hamachi-- but is there a way to host it, without setting up a VPN? Telnetting straight to my IP from another computer doesn't seem to there some sort of special setup I need to do?

As a sidenote, Hardrive, memory, bandwidth etc shouldn't be an issue; until I've got all the kinks worked out, it'll be a private game, available to a good half-dozen people only.

Penn p36 + hspace 4.3.5 for win32

Submitted by Paige on Thu, 2004-08-19 10:18

Announcing the long awaited release of hspace 4.3.5 for pennmush p36 for Win32 users.

I appologize for the long wait. The p36 system contained a bug that had to be fixed before hspace could be compiled. With the help from Javelin@M*U*S*H, this was done with little problems.

You can download the precomiled binary on the pennmush FTP server at
in Win32Binaries/

Win32 PennMUSH and MySQL

Submitted by Noltar on Thu, 2004-07-22 16:43

While we cannot distribute precompiled Windows binaries of PennMUSH with MySQL support compiled in and enabled, I have written a README for building your own binary of PennMUSH using the Windows installation of MySQL available from the MySQL website. The README.MySQL is currently available as a part of the 1.7.7p34 tarball, in the win32 directory.

Win32 OpenSSL Update

Submitted by Noltar on Mon, 2004-06-28 12:43

With the release of 1.7.7p34 I've also updated the openssl version included with the binaries. The .dlls in the win32 directory are no openssl 0.9.7d. So those of you who upgrade and use the SSL support on Windows will want to copy the new dlls to your C:\Windows\System32 directory.

Well, it won't be WinHelp...

Submitted by Noltar on Sun, 2004-03-14 20:31 it might actually be useful.

I'm curious about the amount of demand among PennMUSH users for updated, and possibly improved, documentation for running the server on Windows. As always, questions about it come up from time to time, but overall it seems that people figure it out on their own.

Are there things that those of you out there running Penn on Windows would like to see better documented? I know people still use Nick Gammon's site as a reference, though it is somewhat dated, and the READMEs cover the essentials... so what is missing? What is lacking? And, what needs to be replaced?