I found an old archive containing the final 1.3 release of LP-Talk.
I am posting it here so you can reminisce about the good ole days of text muds in the early '90s.
Below is a version history and an excerpt from the lptalk.doc file.
This was before ".doc" meant something else. ;-)
Note that the email addresses below are probably no longer valid.
If you want to contact me regarding LP-Talk, you can email me at shawn_mcmurdo at yahoo dot com.
LP-Talk uses the same command set as TinyTalk but it interfaces to LP-Mud. The only difference to the user is that 'tells' can be highlighted instead of 'pages' since pages don't exist in LP-Mud. Now correctly handles partial output lines and turns off echoing when entering passwords. I am completely responsible for all modifications from TinyTalk and can be reached by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
LP-Talk is an interface to the LP-Mud system. It replaces telnet, and adds many new features. Its features include:
TinyTalk was written entirely by Anton Rang. He can be reached via E-mail, at "email@example.com". TinyTalk is semi-supported; bugs will be fixed, and new features may be incorporated into future versions.
LP-Talk was modified from TinyTalk by me (Shawn McMurdo). I can be reached at 'firstname.lastname@example.org'. LP-Talk is semi-supported; bugs will be fixed, and new features may be incorporated into future versions. Mail any comments or questions to me.
Stewart Clamen (aka "Stewy") came up with the idea for portals, and added support for them into the GNU Emacs-based client (tinymud.el). The first free-standing program that I know of which implemented them was written by Russ Smith (aka "Nightfall"). They may be reached at the addresses "email@example.com" and "firstname.lastname@example.org".
Support for HP-UX was contributed by Andy Norman; support for System V was contributed by Kipp Hickman. If you have problems with these, let me know.
Evolution of LP-Talk 1.3 from TinyTalk 1.0 to the present
LP-Talk created from modified Version 1.1.2 TinyTalk