How to Add Code to NakedMud

Here’s a straight forward set of steps for adding a new module to your NakedMud game engine. I’ve seen quite a few requests for help adding modules to this engine so I’m hoping this helps another game developer out there.

– Hera of Athens ( p.s. NOM stands for Name of Module.

Edit Makefile in Src Directory:

In the area for optional Modules, Add:

Modules += (name of module)

In the Src Directory


mkdir (name of module)

create files:

# include all of the source files contained in this module

SRC += (nom)/(nom).c


// include all the header files we will need from the mud core

#include “../file.h”

// include headers from other modules that we require

#include “../mod/mod.h”

// include headers for this module

# include “nom.h”

// boot up the module

void init_nom(void)




#ifndef NOM_H

#define NOM_H

// this function should be called when the mud first boots up.

// calling it will initialize the module for use.

void init_nom(void);

#endif // NOM_H

In mud.h (main src directory): (this line can be commented out to shut the whole module off)

with the rest of the module definitions add:

#define MODULE_NOM

In gameloop.c, call the init fucntion:

In headers for optional modules:


#include “nom/nom.h”


Farther down in gameloop.c, where modules are initialized, in the main() function:


log_string(“Initializing nom system.”);