This guide explains all of the non-building commands available
Table of Contents:
Archipelago levels overview
Non-building wizhelp commands
System log comments
Shop creation and editing
I. Archipelago levels overview:
- Mortal -- The inane and insane
inhabitants of Archipelago. No world would be complete without some.
And just what is the mortal's purpose on Archipelago? Well, it can't
be that simple, can it? Mortals are level 1-209.
- Avatar -- Avatars sit at the very
pinnacle of mortalhood, a tenous point from which one can fall hard very
fast. At this rank, avatars are supposed to be familar with much of the
game. For their convenience, they are granted with one immortal command,
'goto'. Avatars are level 200-209.
- Builder -- Builders are the creators
of the world. Without them, the world would remain a shapeless and boring
void. The builder's first perogative is to build, although a few do much
more than that. Builders are level 210, the first level of immortality.
- Bodhisattva -- "Struggling out and
away from the day-to-day drudgery of the builder class are the bodhisattvas
with their new found.." (opps.., wrong script!) ...The Bodhisattva on
Archipelago are deserving builders lauded for their contributions to the
game, and for whatever responsibilities they may also have. For their
convenience, the 'dc', 'restore', 'switchzones', and 'unaffect' commands
are available to them. Bodhisattvas are level 215.
- Daemon -- Daemons are those immortals
entrusted with more responsibility than the Bodhisattva. To assist them in
their duties, the 'ban', and 'set' commands are available to them. They
also have the 'switch' command. Daemons are level 220.
- Djinn -- Djinns are those entrusted
with even more responsibility than Daemons. As such, they have greater
powers available to them in the form of expanded 'set' options, and the
'snoop' commands. Djinns are level 223.
- Overlord -- Overlords essentially
do it all, and are responsible for what goes on. They are able to 'set
zones', as well as set stats whenever necessary. Overlords are level 226.
- Implementor -- Implementors are the
senior immortals, and custodians of Archipelago. They usually have the
final say on game-critical matters. Implementors are level 227.
II. Non-building wizhelp commands:
Usually, you can abbreviate the first few letters. Anything in < >
is required. Anything in [ ] is optional. The | symbol means OR.
Immediately following each command is the minimum level needed to use it,
and whether or not the command is logged (see syslog
comments). Some of the non-building commands available at the builder
level are also shown here.
- advance a person to the specified level. (overlord+, logged)
[ ALL | NEW | SELECT ] <site>
- ban a site. 'ban select' will only allow those with a SITE_OK flag
to login. type 'ban' alone to see which sites are banned, if any.
- shows the real date and time.
- disconnect a socket number found in the 'users' table. 'dc' will
disconnect a live player in the game, just like 'purge', but it will
not force a player's eq to be dumped on the ground. Ideally, this
command is used in getting rid of stray and unconnected logins,
i.e., connections which stay at the "color select",
"get name", "get password", or "main menu" for
an extended period of time. (bodhisattva+, logged)
- echo something into the room. (builder+, logged)
- force a mob or person to do something. useful in equiping mobs
before zsaving them, and useful for roleplaying purposes. (builder+,
- "freezes" a person and prevents him/her from doing anything
until 'thaw'ed. Obviously this is a disciplinary command that should be
used with care, and in extreme circumstances. (daemon+, logged)
- echo something into every room of the game. (daemon+, logged)
[ name | roomnum ]
- go to someone, or to a room number. (avatar+)
- display the immortal rules of conduct. (builder+)
- toggle this command to see dark rooms, and hard-to-see players.
- the command the immort uses when s/he doesn't want to be bothered.
- title a person. Roleplaying command. (daemon+)
- the name, level, host id, and last login date of a person. (daemon+)
- load someone from the player files. (implementor, logged)
[ MORTAL ]
- display the message of the day. (mortal+)
- prevents someone from using 'gossip' when s/he was abusing it.
- toggle this command to prevent aggr mobs from bothering you.
- toggle this to be summonable by players. don't bother, there are
no summoning skills or spells. (builder+)
- prevents someone from using the 'title' command when s/he was
abusing it. (daemon+, logged)
- sends a message (with an accompanying beep) to a person. (daemon+)
- pardons a person set with a "killer", or a "thief"
flag. (daemon+, logged)
- purge, with a name argument, will purge that obj/mob. purge,
without arguments, will purge the entire room. purge on players will
kick a player, sans eq., out of the game and into the main menu.
(builder+, player purging is logged)
< file | * >
- reads a text file from disk. If the "*" option is selected,
then the game reads all files. Valid text files that can be rebooted into
memory are: "wizlist, news, credits, building_h, motd,
imotd, help, infopolicy, handbook, background, xhelp".
- forces a link_dead person into rent (with no rent charges).
- doesn't work.
- restores the hit and move points of a mob or person. restore on
immortals will set all stats, skills, and spells levels to 30, and it
will also get rid of a few mortal pecularities such as hunger and thirst
- use this command to exit out of a 'switch'ed body.
- echo something specifically to someone. (daemon+)
[ [ PLAYER | FILE ]
<name> <set option> <value> ]
- set is a powerful command used to set characteristics affecting
both mobs and players. use 'set player' to specifically target a
player, and not a mob, that is in the game. use 'set file' to target
a player that is not in the game. type 'set' alone to see what options
are available to you. (daemon+, logged)
- type this alone to see what info type is available to you. (mortal+)
< REBOOT | DIE | PAUSE | CANCEL >
- used to either reboot, close down, or pause the game. default 1
minute reboot time. (implementor, logged)
- doesn't work because archipelago uses a different skill system than
- toggle the name_server_is_slow setting. if yes, then the name server
will not resolve numeric ip addresses into host names. Not involving the
name server may speed up the game slightly. (implementor)
- snoop a person, or a person switched into a mob. Use rarely, with
care, and only as a disciplinary command. (djinn+)
- silly immortal social.
[ MOB | OBJ ] <name>
- stat a mob, object, or player that is in the game. this command
defaults to stating a mob or player, unless you specifically use 'stat o'
for objects. (builder+)
< OBJ | CHAR > <name>
- rename an object, person. (implementor)
- switch into a mob to roleplay it. hopefully in the future, this
command will be available at the builder level. NOTE, link_dead players
can be switched into, but don't unless there is a compelling reason to
do so. (daemon+, logged)
- toggle this to edit another zone if you have one. (bodhisattva+)
[ OFF | BRIEF | NORMAL | COMPLETE ]
- toggle how much system log spam you want to receive. Syslog messages
include who is logging in/out of the game, which zones are resetting,
and who are using certain wiz commands. (builder+)
<name> < roomnum | name >
- teleport a mob/person to either a room, or a person. (daemon+)
- "thaws" out a "frozen" -- 'freeze' affected --
person. (daemon+, logged)
[ ALL ] <name>
- transfer a mob/person to you. (builder+, logged)
- remove any and all effects from a mob, or person. (daemon+)
- unban a site. (daemon+, logged)
- display how long Archipelago has been up and running. (mortal+)
- display brief info on who is logged into the game. (builder+)
- this is not listed as a wizhelp command, but it is a immortal command
nonetheless. The command tells you where things and players are located.
Typing this command alone will show you the location of all active
players in the game. (builder+)
- greps the player files looking for a specific object. A list of who
has the item is returned. NOTE, the command has to look through the
entire player database, and will cause the game to lag heavily. (overlord+)
- allows only those players with the same or higher level, than that
set on wizlock, to login. wizlock is probably used in an emergency when
something really goes wrong. (implementor)
- WIZNET or ;
- wiznet options are [ #<level>
| + | - | @ ] <text>.
the immortal's talk channel. the "#<level>" option
restricts your message to those with that minimum level. "@"
shows all gods that are on (same as typing 'who'). "+" turns
on wiznet, "-" turns it off (same as nowiz). (builder+)
- edit a zone's characteristics. the name of the zone, its repop time,
its repop type (toggle 0 for no reset, toggle 1 for reset if no players
are in the zone when it resets, toggle 2 for normal repop), the max
number of rooms the zone can contain, and its open/closed status. (daemon+)
< . | * >
- if the "." option is used, force the zone you are currently
standing in to reset. if the "*" option is used, force the
entire world to repop. (djinn+, logged)
III. Set flags:
set flag PC/mob value comments
"brief" PC BINARY
"invstart" PC BINARY
"title" PC MISC
"quest" PC BINARY
"colour" PC BINARY
"align" BOTH NUMBER
"gold" BOTH NUMBER
"bank" PC NUMBER
"drunk" BOTH MISC
"hunger" BOTH MISC
"thirst" BOTH MISC
"killer" PC BINARY
"thief" PC BINARY
"nowizlist" PC BINARY
"nodelete" PC BINARY
set flag PC/mob value comments
"nosummon" PC BINARY
"mana" BOTH NUMBER
"maxhit" BOTH NUMBER
"maxmana" BOTH NUMBER
"maxmove" BOTH NUMBER
"str" BOTH NUMBER
"stradd" BOTH NUMBER
"int" BOTH NUMBER
"wis" BOTH NUMBER
"dex" BOTH NUMBER
"con" BOTH NUMBER
"sex" BOTH MISC
"ac" BOTH NUMBER
"hitroll" BOTH NUMBER
"damroll" BOTH NUMBER
"nohassle" PC BINARY
"compact" PC BINARY
"roomflag" PC BINARY
"loadroom" PC MISC you gotta "set <player> loadroom on"
to enable the flag!
"maxpower" BOTH NUMBER
"power" BOTH NUMBER
"height" BOTH NUMBER
"weight" BOTH NUMBER
"hometown" BOTH NUMBER
set flag PC/mob value comments
"exp" BOTH NUMBER
"level" BOTH NUMBER
"practices" PC NUMBER
"lessons" PC NUMBER
"hit" BOTH NUMBER
"move" BOTH NUMBER
"foc" BOTH NUMBER
"chr" BOTH NUMBER
"per" BOTH NUMBER
"gui" BOTH NUMBER
"luc" BOTH NUMBER
"stopping" BOTH NUMBER
"debug" PC BINARY toggle debug info for magic system
"zone" BOTH NUMBER
"zone2" PC NUMBER
"zone3" PC NUMBER
set flag PC/mob value comments
"name" PC MISC
"race" BOTH MISC
"passwd" PC MISC
"idnum" PC NUMBER
"time" BOTH NUMBER
"idle" PC NUMBER
"siteok" PC BINARY
"deleted" PC BINARY
"dev" BOTH NUMBER
"fame" BOTH NUMBER
"holylight" PC BINARY
"invis" PC NUMBER
IV. System log comments
All game errors, deaths, game crashes, and a select few god commands
are automatically logged to disk. In case something goes wrong with
the game, or someone complains about someone, the system logs can be
dug up and used as a reference in order to interpret the sequence of
events leading up to the incident. Many immort commands are logged
because the implementors and overlords do not have time, nor want, to
police you. You should be able to police yourselves.
V. Shop creation and editing
Shop creation and editing are available to overlord+. use the
- Shop Number: 11018
- this is the reference number of the shop you are editing.
- (K)eeper: vnum of the shopkeeper.
- (R)oom: where is the shop located?
- use -1 if the shopkeeper wanders around.
- (T)rades: what object types does
the shopkeeper buy/sell?
- Profit (B)uy: this is the
"markup", the percentage extra the player can expect to pay on items
purchased from this shop, i.e., the shopkeeper's profit.
- (S)ell: this is how much the
player will get when selling something to the shopkeeper.
- t(E)mpers: don't bother with
- (1) what does the shopkeep do
when someone can't afford an item?
choose 0 to have shopkeeper recite the message listed below.
choose 1 for the default message. choose 0!!
(2) what does the shopkeep do
when someone is trying to kill it?
choose 0 for dumb message.
choose 1 for another even dumber message. choose 0!!
- (O)pen: the hours the shop is
- (1) 0
- Messages: shop message strings,
keep the %s and %d codes intact.
- (1) No such item 1:
- message to player if shop doesn't that item.
%s I don't have that item.
- (2) No such item 2:
- message to player if you don't have that item.
%s You don't have that item.
- (3) Do not buy:
- message to player if the shop doesn't buy such items.
%s I do not traffic in tawdry pawn shop
- (4) Missing cash 1:
- message to player if shop can't afford something.
%s Oh dearest.. I am unable to afford
such an item.
- (5) Missing cash 2:
- message to player if s/he can't afford it.
%s Oh my.., you cannot afford
- (6) Message buy :
- message to player if s/he buys something.
%s Here you are,.. for %s,.. be careful
- (7) Message sell :
- message to player if s/he sells something.
%s I will give you %s for it.
- (P)roducing: the shop can produce
and sell up to five items with no limit.
- (Q)uit. quit shop editor
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Last revised February 8, 1997.