• Tradewars 2

    From Al DeRosa@1:267/157 to All on Monday, November 22, 2021 07:35:18
    I know this isn't technically a Synchro question, but it is. Has anyone tried to install Tradewars2 in Synchro? I got it working, it just doesn't take keyboard input from either the user or the console side.. Anyone run into something like this with any doors?? Thanks in advance..

    AL

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  • From Denn@OUTWEST to Al DeRosa on Monday, November 22, 2021 09:16:39
    Re: Tradewars 2
    By: Al DeRosa to All on Mon Nov 22 2021 07:35 am

    I know this isn't technically a Synchro question, but it is. Has anyone tried to install Tradewars2 in Synchro? I got it working, it just doesn't take keyboard input from either the user or the console side.. Anyone run into something like this with any doors?? Thanks in advance..

    I installed it a few years ago and it works fine on my BBS.

    ... People will buy anything that's one to a customer.

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  • From Al DeRosa@1:267/157 to Denn on Monday, November 22, 2021 14:28:41
    On 22 Nov 2021, Denn said the following...

    I installed it a few years ago and it works fine on my BBS.

    ... People will buy anything that's one to a customer.

    Don't know what it happening with it, I will check everything again. 2002 runs fine, as does 2001, just this one has some issues with accepting key strokes...

    AL

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  • From Al DeRosa@1:267/157 to All on Monday, November 22, 2021 14:41:17
    Not sure if I mentioned it or not, but this is not the .json file, it is the original DOS version...

    ... WOMAN.ZIP - Great program but no documentation

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  • From Digital Man to Al DeRosa on Monday, November 22, 2021 11:43:50
    Re: Re: Tradewars 2
    By: Al DeRosa to All on Mon Nov 22 2021 02:41 pm

    Not sure if I mentioned it or not, but this is not the .json file, it is the original DOS version...

    Pasting your SCFG (and any other) configuration settings here could be helpful. --
    digital man

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  • From Daryl Stout@TBOLT to Al DeRosa on Monday, November 22, 2021 13:33:00
    I know this isn't technically a Synchro question, but it is. Has anyone tried to install Tradewars2 in Synchro? I got it working, it just
    doesn't take keyboard input from either the user or the console side.. Anyone run into something like this with any doors?? Thanks in
    advance..

    You have to enable Console mode, as version 2 doesn't have fossil driver support. At times, it can run slow, like Complete New World, but its
    playable.

    Daryl

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  • From MRO@BBSESINF to Al DeRosa on Monday, November 22, 2021 16:49:11
    Re: Tradewars 2
    By: Al DeRosa to All on Mon Nov 22 2021 07:35 am

    I know this isn't technically a Synchro question, but it is. Has anyone tried to install Tradewars2 in Synchro? I got it working, it just doesn't take keyboard input from either the user or the console side.. Anyone run into something like this with any doors?? Thanks in advance..

    AL

    ... Tech support is just a busy signal away

    post your configuration settings.
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  • From Al DeRosa@1:267/157 to Daryl Stout on Monday, November 22, 2021 20:13:23
    On 22 Nov 2021, Daryl Stout said the following...


    You have to enable Console mode, as version 2 doesn't have fossil
    driver support. At times, it can run slow, like Complete New World, but its playable.

    Daryl

    I will give it a shot, I will respond back with my findings..

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  • From Al DeRosa@1:267/157 to Digital Man on Monday, November 22, 2021 20:27:07
    On 22 Nov 2021, Digital Man said the following...


    Pasting your SCFG (and any other) configuration settings here could be helpful. --
    digital man


    The config files for the game look to be compiled after filling out the info. As for SCFG, I have the startup directory as the TW21 Directory, the startup command as tw2.exe /D /P:C:\SBBS\XTRN\TW21\door.sys
    Drop File GAP door.sys and the Drop file in the startup directory.

    Other then that, it is pretty straight forward.. Thanks for any info you might be able to shed..

    Al

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  • From Al DeRosa@1:267/157 to MRO on Monday, November 22, 2021 20:27:32
    On 22 Nov 2021, MRO said the following...

    post your configuration settings.

    Posted them in a response to DM...

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  • From Digital Man to Al DeRosa on Monday, November 22, 2021 17:41:39
    Re: Re: Tradewars 2
    By: Al DeRosa to Digital Man on Mon Nov 22 2021 08:27 pm

    On 22 Nov 2021, Digital Man said the following...


    Pasting your SCFG (and any other) configuration settings here could be helpful. --
    digital man


    The config files for the game look to be compiled after filling out the info. As for SCFG, I have the startup directory as the TW21 Directory, the startup command as tw2.exe /D /P:C:\SBBS\XTRN\TW21\door.sys
    Drop File GAP door.sys and the Drop file in the startup directory.

    Other then that, it is pretty straight forward.. Thanks for any info you might be able to shed..

    There are a few other settings in SCFG for door games that are important to getting a door game to work. Copy and *pasting* (like I said), the actual settings from SCFG into a post here could be helpful.

    Also, see here:
    http://wiki.synchro.net/howto:door:index
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  • From Digital Man to Daryl Stout on Monday, November 22, 2021 18:00:10
    Re: Re: Tradewars 2
    By: Daryl Stout to Al DeRosa on Mon Nov 22 2021 01:33 pm

    I know this isn't technically a Synchro question, but it is. Has anyone tried to install Tradewars2 in Synchro? I got it working, it just doesn't take keyboard input from either the user or the console side.. Anyone run into something like this with any doors?? Thanks in advance..

    You have to enable Console mode, as version 2 doesn't have fossil driver support.

    From the tw2.doc files I located (v11.14 and v11.20), both say "Support for FOSSIL communication drivers."

    What release of TradeWars 2 are you referring to?
    --
    digital man

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  • From Al Derosa@1:267/157.1 to Digital Man on Monday, November 22, 2021 21:22:01
    Re: Re: Tradewars 2
    By: Al DeRosa to Digital Man on Mon Nov 22 2021 08:27 pm

    There are a few other settings in SCFG for door games that are important to getting a door game to work. Copy and *pasting* (like I said), the actual settings from SCFG into a post here could be helpful.

    Also, see here:
    Ok I give... Where in the heck is my scfg?? I have looked in every directory for a scfg.ini or anything like that, all I can find is the scfg.exe..Sorry for seeming so stupid.. Just kind of lost here..

    AL
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  • From Digital Man to Al Derosa on Monday, November 22, 2021 18:49:58
    Re: Re: Tradewars 2
    By: Al Derosa to Digital Man on Mon Nov 22 2021 09:22 pm

    Re: Re: Tradewars 2
    By: Al DeRosa to Digital Man on Mon Nov 22 2021 08:27 pm

    There are a few other settings in SCFG for door games that are important to getting a door game to work. Copy and *pasting* (like I said), the actual settings from SCFG into a post here could be helpful.

    Also, see here:
    Ok I give... Where in the heck is my scfg?? I have looked in every directory for a scfg.ini or anything like that, all I can find is the scfg.exe..Sorry for seeming so stupid.. Just kind of lost here..

    SCFG is the Synchronet configuration program. You can copy and paste settings from it here, like this:

    Name tw2test
    Internal Code TW2TEST
    Start-up Directory ../xtrn/tw2_1120
    Command Line tw2 /P:%f
    Clean-up Command Line
    Execution Cost None
    Access Requirements
    Execution Requirements
    Multiple Concurrent Users Yes
    Intercept I/O No
    Native Executable/Script No
    Use Shell or New Context No
    Modify User Data No
    Execute on Event No
    Pause After Execution No
    BBS Drop File Type GAP DOOR.SYS
    Place Drop File In Node Directory

    I tried tw2 release 11.20 and I could reproduce the issue you described (output from the door, but it would not recognize keyboard input). I tried using the tw2 /C option to force the program to use the COM/UART output (hoping for different results), but it always seemed to detect and use the FOSSIL driver automatically (and it apparently isn't happy with the Synchronet FOSSIL driver).

    I also tried using it's /D (DOSIO) I/O mode, but while keyboard input worked in that case, there was not display output.

    I'm exerimenting to see if I can just disable the FOSSIL driver for a specific external program in SBBS/SCFG and seeing if that'll force TW2 to then use the COM/UART (which is also virtualized in the same FOSSIL driver, but it's a different interface to the program) and see if I get different results. I'm gusesing it's just a bug in the tw2 FOSSIL support, but don't know for sure yet. I'll get back to ya.
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  • From MRO@BBSESINF to Al DeRosa on Monday, November 22, 2021 21:01:44
    Re: Re: Tradewars 2
    By: Al DeRosa to Digital Man on Mon Nov 22 2021 08:27 pm



    The config files for the game look to be compiled after filling out the info. As for SCFG, I have the startup directory as the TW21 Directory, the startup command as tw2.exe /D /P:C:\SBBS\XTRN\TW21\door.sys
    Drop File GAP door.sys and the Drop file in the startup directory.

    Other then that, it is pretty straight forward.. Thanks for any info you might be able to shed..

    Al


    so i had this setup a while ago and i deleted it from my bbs.
    it wont accept input. not even from the local window.


    so it's a stinker. dont use it.
    use the javascript version. it's comparable.
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  • From MRO@BBSESINF to Digital Man on Monday, November 22, 2021 21:06:30
    Re: Re: Tradewars 2
    By: Digital Man to Al Derosa on Mon Nov 22 2021 06:49 pm


    I'm exerimenting to see if I can just disable the FOSSIL driver for a specific external program in SBBS/SCFG and seeing if that'll force TW2 to then use the COM/UART (which is also virtualized in the same FOSSIL driver, but it's a different interface to the program) and see if I get different results. I'm gusesing it's just a bug in the tw2 FOSSIL support, but don't know for sure yet. I'll get back to ya.
    --


    i think he can get it working with netfoss, but i dont think the game is worth it.
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  • From Digital Man to MRO on Monday, November 22, 2021 19:48:56
    Re: Re: Tradewars 2
    By: MRO to Digital Man on Mon Nov 22 2021 09:06 pm

    Re: Re: Tradewars 2
    By: Digital Man to Al Derosa on Mon Nov 22 2021 06:49 pm


    I'm exerimenting to see if I can just disable the FOSSIL driver for a specific external program in SBBS/SCFG and seeing if that'll force TW2 to then use the COM/UART (which is also virtualized in the same FOSSIL driver, but it's a different interface to the program) and see if I get different results. I'm gusesing it's just a bug in the tw2 FOSSIL support, but don't know for sure yet. I'll get back to ya.
    --


    i think he can get it working with netfoss, but i dont think the game is worth it.

    I would like to know if it works with netfoss - that could be indicator of some missing feature or bug in the Synchronet FOSSIL.

    I tried disabling the FOSSIL support in a special build of SBBS and a couple of lines of text would come out of tw2 (release 11.20) before it would crash the ntvdm. Other doors seem to work fine however.
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  • From Daryl Stout@TBOLT to Digital Man on Monday, November 22, 2021 21:24:00
    Rob,

    From the tw2.doc files I located (v11.14 and v11.20), both say "Support for FOSSIL communication drivers."

    What release of TradeWars 2 are you referring to?

    I want to say Wide Beta 7. When I went to option O in TEDIT, it didn't
    show anything with fossil driver support.

    Daryl

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  • From Denn@OUTWEST to Al DeRosa on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 00:30:59
    Re: Re: Tradewars 2
    By: Al DeRosa to All on Mon Nov 22 2021 02:41 pm

    Not sure if I mentioned it or not, but this is not the .json file, it is the original DOS version...

    OK that makes a huge difference, I use the json version.

    ... Those who live by the sword... kill those who don't.

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  • From Al DeRosa@1:267/157 to Digital Man on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 08:45:25

    On 22 Nov 2021, Digital Man said the following...


    SCFG is the Synchronet configuration program. You can copy and paste settings from it here, like this:

    Name tw2test
    Internal Code TW2TEST
    Start-up Directory ../xtrn/tw2_1120
    Command Line tw2 /P:%f
    Clean-up Command Line
    Execution Cost None
    Access Requirements
    Execution Requirements
    Multiple Concurrent Users Yes
    Intercept I/O No
    Native Executable/Script No
    Use Shell or New Context No
    Modify User Data No

    Got it, no use continuing this, I am thinking it's just not worth it.. The JSON version is fine.. I was just looking to add another Tradewars dirivative to my Door Server... Thank you DM for all the help... As always you have outdone yourself...

    AL

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  • From Al DeRosa@1:267/157 to MRO on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 08:45:57

    On 22 Nov 2021, MRO said the following...


    i think he can get it working with netfoss, but i dont think the game is worth it.
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    I am starting to agree with you.. Thanks for the help...

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  • From Digital Man to Daryl Stout on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 10:12:53
    Re: Re: Tradewars 2
    By: Daryl Stout to Digital Man on Mon Nov 22 2021 09:24 pm

    Rob,

    From the tw2.doc files I located (v11.14 and v11.20), both say "Support for FOSSIL communication drivers."

    What release of TradeWars 2 are you referring to?

    I want to say Wide Beta 7. When I went to option O in TEDIT, it didn't show anything with fossil driver support.

    What does your tw2.doc file say (for that version) about FOSSIL support?
    --
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  • From Digital Man to Al DeRosa on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 10:14:45
    Re: Re: Tradewars 2
    By: Al DeRosa to Digital Man on Tue Nov 23 2021 08:45 am

    Got it, no use continuing this, I am thinking it's just not worth it.. The JSON version is fine..

    It's JavaScript (not JSON), but yeah, glad to hear its working for you.

    I was just looking to add another Tradewars
    dirivative to my Door Server... Thank you DM for all the help... As always you have outdone yourself...

    It gave me some ideas, so maybe I can get it working after all.
    --
    digital man

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  • From Daryl Stout@TBOLT to Digital Man on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 17:28:00
    Rob,

    I want to say Wide Beta 7. When I went to option O in TEDIT, it didn't show anything with fossil driver support.

    What does your tw2.doc file say (for that version) about FOSSIL
    support? --

    I looked, and there was NOTHING in the documentation about fossil support. Version 3 of the game DOES have Fossil Driver Support...as does the Trade
    Wars Services utility. The latter allows ways to obtain credits faster, and
    for managing their empire (moving planets, colonists, commodities, etc.) to needed sectors.

    If there is a wide beta 8 of Trade Wars 2002 version 2, I'd like to obtain it.

    I lost the version of Trade Wars Services for version 3 of Trade Wars in
    a crash years ago, and I've never been able to find it on the internet...the developers are long gone. One version that I found apparently had a glitch, where players could see where Ferrengal and any other planets were, including those not their own. To me, that put newer players at a disadvantage in the game...as they didn't have a chance to build up their resources against other players.

    I did see a message on Facebook about a new version of Trade Wars 2002
    Game Server by John Pritchett (I don't recall his exact name), and I think
    it was in the Telnet BBS Guide group. I'll defer to admin Dave Perussel on that.

    Daryl

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  • From Digital Man to Daryl Stout on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 16:05:43
    Re: Re: Tradewars 2
    By: Daryl Stout to Digital Man on Tue Nov 23 2021 05:28 pm

    Rob,

    I want to say Wide Beta 7. When I went to option O in TEDIT, it didn't show anything with fossil driver support.

    What does your tw2.doc file say (for that version) about FOSSIL support? --

    I looked, and there was NOTHING in the documentation about fossil support.

    Weird. The tw2.doc files I have here (and I have 2 of them), both detail their fossil support, e.g.

    VERSION 2


    SysOp Reference for Release 11.20

    o Support for FOSSIL communication drivers.

    F[OSSIL] - This will force the program to use FOSSIL driver for input
    and output. This command is superfluous because TW2 will
    automatically search for a FOSSIL driver and use it if it
    is found. Using /F will cause TW2 to skip the search, and
    simply try to use the FOSSIL. If the program fails to find
    the FOSSIL driver, it will switch to its own com port
    routines.

    What is a FOSSIL driver? A FOSSIL driver is a device driver
    loaded into your computers memory when it boots up. Usually
    in your CONFIG.SYS file. It is a standardized way for
    programs to interface to your communications port.

    Same for release 11.14 from 1992. Maybe you should update your copy of tw2?
    --
    digital man

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  • From Al DeRosa@1:267/157 to Digital Man on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 19:30:01

    On 23 Nov 2021, Digital Man said the following...



    It's JavaScript (not JSON), but yeah, glad to hear its working for you.


    I always mix them up.. Sorry...

    I was just looking to add another Tradewars

    It gave me some ideas, so maybe I can get it working after all.
    --
    digital man

    Well if anyone can, that would be you.. :)

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  • From MRO@BBSESINF to Daryl Stout on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 19:22:31
    Re: Re: Tradewars 2
    By: Daryl Stout to Digital Man on Tue Nov 23 2021 05:28 pm

    I want to say Wide Beta 7. When I went to option O in TEDIT, it
    didn't show anything with fossil driver support.

    What does your tw2.doc file say (for that version) about FOSSIL
    support? --

    I looked, and there was NOTHING in the documentation about fossil support. Version 3 of the game DOES have Fossil Driver Support...as does the Trade


    you are confused about what version we are talking about.

    my copy of this tw2 game has twedit.exe


    If there is a wide beta 8 of Trade Wars 2002 version 2, I'd like to obtain it.


    tradewards 2002 isnt the same version that we are talking about.

    I did see a message on Facebook about a new version of Trade Wars 2002 Game Server by John Pritchett (I don't recall his exact name), and I think it was in the Telnet BBS Guide group. I'll defer to admin Dave Perussel on that.

    https://eisonline.classictw.com/
    not all accurate info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trade_Wars
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  • From MRO@BBSESINF to Digital Man on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 19:23:08
    Re: Re: Tradewars 2
    By: Digital Man to Daryl Stout on Tue Nov 23 2021 04:05 pm

    What is a FOSSIL driver? A FOSSIL driver is a device driver
    loaded into your computers memory when it boots up. Usually
    in your CONFIG.SYS file. It is a standardized way for
    programs to interface to your communications port.

    Same for release 11.14 from 1992. Maybe you should update your copy of tw2? --


    he's confused about what game he's using.
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  • From Digital Man to Al DeRosa on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 21:25:14
    Re: Re: Tradewars 2
    By: Al DeRosa to Digital Man on Tue Nov 23 2021 07:30 pm

    I was just looking to add another Tradewars

    It gave me some ideas, so maybe I can get it working after all.

    Well if anyone can, that would be you.. :)

    Ah, and so I did. :-)

    You can get the updated dosxtrn.exe here: ftp://vert.synchro.net/Synchronet/dosxtrn.exe http://web.synchro.net/api/files.ssjs?call=download-file&dir=sbbs&file=dosxtrn.exe

    The "fix" was to implement a dummy "Keyboard read" function in the Synchronet FOSSIL driver. Apparently TW2 is using this function to read the local keyboard (weird) and unless that FOSSIL function returns the special "no key available" value (0xFFFF in AX), then TW2 will never call the FOSSIL function to read a character from the COM port. Anyway, it's working now.
    --
    digital man

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  • From Al DeRosa@1:267/157 to Digital Man on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 09:05:52
    On 23 Nov 2021, Digital Man said the following...


    Ah, and so I did. :-)

    You can get the updated dosxtrn.exe here: ftp://vert.synchro.net/Synchronet/dosxtrn.exe http://web.synchro.net/api/files.ssjs?call=download-file&dir=sbbs&file=dos xe


    Unbelievable... Thanks!!

    Al

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  • From Al Derosa@1:267/157.1 to Digital Man on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 09:14:14
    Re: Re: Tradewars 2

    Ah, and so I did. :-)

    You can get the updated dosxtrn.exe here: ftp://vert.synchro.net/Synchronet/dosxtrn.exe http://web.synchro.net/api/files. ssjs?call=download-file&dir=sbbs&file=dosxtrn.exe

    And as expected works like a charm!! Thank you again...

    Al
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  • From Daryl Stout@TBOLT to Digital Man on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 08:59:00
    Rob,

    Same for release 11.14 from 1992. Maybe you should update your copy of tw2? --

    It looks that way. I hate to start a new game, though...but it'd be
    easier with a fossil driver.

    Daryl

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  • From Digital Man to Al Derosa on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 09:26:48
    Re: Re: Tradewars 2
    By: Al Derosa to Digital Man on Wed Nov 24 2021 09:14 am

    And as expected works like a charm!! Thank you again...

    Ah, good to hear. Thanks for the report and response.
    --
    digital man

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  • From Digital Man to Daryl Stout on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 09:27:51
    Re: Re: Tradewars 2
    By: Daryl Stout to Digital Man on Wed Nov 24 2021 08:59 am

    Rob,

    Same for release 11.14 from 1992. Maybe you should update your copy of tw2? --

    It looks that way. I hate to start a new game, though...but it'd be
    easier with a fossil driver.

    What year was the version of the game that *you're* playing, released?
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  • From Daryl Stout@TBOLT to Digital Man on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 19:55:00
    Rob,

    What year was the version of the game that *you're* playing, released?

    The date on the main executable is Sept. 20, 1995. It's version 2, wide
    beta 8. I could not find any version prior to version 3 at archives.thebbs.org and apparently bbsfiles.com is down (the author has been battling cancer).

    I have several addons (Q, Wandering Planets, Supply Ship, Bajorans, Borg, Cardassians, Klingons, Romulans, and Vulcans), along with Trade Wars Services. The date on the race add-ons is March 28, 1996, with the date on Q, The Wandering Planets, and the Supply Ship as of May 25, 1995. Trade Wars
    Services is dated March 1, 1996.

    None of these that I noted can be registered anymore...I was lucky enough
    to register them before they were abandoned.

    Daryl

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  • From Digital Man to Daryl Stout on Saturday, November 27, 2021 23:58:20
    Re: Re: Tradewars 2
    By: Daryl Stout to Digital Man on Wed Nov 24 2021 07:55 pm

    Rob,

    What year was the version of the game that *you're* playing, released?

    The date on the main executable is Sept. 20, 1995. It's version 2, wide beta 8.

    I'm pretty sure that TradeWars 2002, not TradeWars 2.

    Does your door game or documentation say "2002"? If yes, that's not the game we're discussing.
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  • From Daryl Stout@TBOLT to Digital Man on Sunday, November 28, 2021 09:27:00
    Rob,


    Does your door game or documentation say "2002"? If yes, that's not the game we're discussing. --

    It's the original game from Martech Software.

    Daryl

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  • From Digital Man to Daryl Stout on Sunday, November 28, 2021 11:16:12
    Re: Re: Tradewars 2
    By: Daryl Stout to Digital Man on Sun Nov 28 2021 09:27 am

    Rob,


    Does your door game or documentation say "2002"? If yes, that's not the game we're discussing. --

    It's the original game from Martech Software.

    The game we are discussing makes no mention of Martech Software:

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    The most popular door game of all time!


    From the Creator of the original TradeWars game: Chris Sherrick
    Software & Documentation updates by John Morris

    Copyright (c) 1989 - 1993 by John Morris
    All Rights Reserved
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  • From Daryl Stout@TBOLT to Digital Man on Sunday, November 28, 2021 18:12:00
    Rob,

    The game we are discussing makes no mention of Martech Software:

    OK, I had never heard of that game. Sorry for the confusion.

    Daryl

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