(1) Get the release Merc_21.tar.gz from one of these fine anonymous ftp sites:
(2) Unpack the release:
gzip -d -c Merc_21.tar.gz | tar xvf -
(3) Go into the 'src' directory. Choose the Makefile for your operating
system and copy it into 'Makefile':
Most machines with 'gcc'
Makefile.isc Interactive Systems Unix
Makefile.mip Mips Risc/OS
Makefile.sol SunSoft Solaris 2.1
Makefile.tra Traditional C (see 'trad.txt')
Merc.exe, a pre-built MsDos executable, is included in the release.
See 'port.txt'for more information on porting, including the
single-user MsDos and Macintosh versions.
(4) Run 'make' with the following options:
make -k >&! make.out
This will take 10 minutes to 60 minutes, depending on the speed of your
If you encounter errors with 'make', send us your 'make.out' file:
mail -s make.out
email@example.com < make.out
Also we'll need to know what kind of hardware, operating system,
and C compiler you have.
We will help you get Merc running, but obviously we can't guarantee
Merc will run on any particular machine.
(5) Start the game:
startup & telnet localhost 4000
The Merc.exe isn't in the source file which is OK because I want to learn how to do this.