About MUME
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MUME, Multi-Users in Middle-earth, is a free multiplayer roleplaying game based upon J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth that has been continuously enhanced since fall ’91.

In MUME players can explore more than 26,000 open rooms and live in this meticulously crafted world during its late Third Age, and possibly join the Epic War between the forces of the Dark Lord and the armies of the West. [Do you want to learn more?]

Do you want to start playing right away? Then just get going! Do you want to read a bit more first, get some hints about mappers, or watch the Video Tutorials? Then visit the section for new players.

For questions and advice just visit our Official Forum! Simply login with your MUME-character.

MUME is hosted at HEIG-VD (School of Engineering and Management Vaud, Switzerland).


Latest game news

Slight change to 'wear', 'wear all' improvement, and achievement messages (Waba)02 Dec 2016

1. 'Wear' will not make you hold items anymore, unless your hands are the only
   valid EQ slots left. Eg. for a naked character, 'wear axe' will wield the
   weapon, but 'wear ruby' will prefer the neck. You can still 'wield' or
   'hold' items explicitly, of course.

   Previously, 'wear' tried the belt slots first and then followed the default
   equipment order, starting with the hands.

   With that change and some other tweaks, the 'wear all' command should now do
   an even better job at adorning yourself with each and every magical trinket
   in your possession. (Waba)

2. You will now get a message when your character gains a new achievement. This
   concerns the majority (but not all) of the achievements. It is coloured
   according to "change colour achievement". (Antti, Dáin, Waba, Imago, and

Latest web news

New machine 6 Nov 2011

MUME has moved to a new machine. It can still be reached at mume.org. Its new IP address is

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MUME logo based on John Howe’s “Gandalf” and “Horseman in the Night” by Renea, Vairë, and Manwë.
Web site maintained by Manwë. Last updated Oct 2016.