Brian's TW2002 Game Server

Brian’s TWGS Info
Addresstw2002.briancmoses.com
Port23
Chathttps://discord.gg/57nGRSF

Bulletin board systems (BBSes) were my gateway into online gaming in the late 80s and early 90s. At 2400 baud over a phone line, it was a much different experience than the kinds of online gaming that I’m doing today. The fact that I could play games with (or against) people from all around my area code grabbed my attention and has kept my attention ever since. My favorite of those games was Trade Wars 2002, a topic that I covered in a blog not too long ago and since publishing that blog, I’ve beein running my own Trade Wars Game Server (TWGS).

Games

Game Name Description Big Bang Date
A Vanilla TW2002 Slightly tweaked default TW2002 settings. 250 turns,
1000 sectors, enhanced Terran reproductive rate,
and delayed ether probe speed.
 11/04/2018 
B Hashbrowns 1500 turns, 12500 sectors, max corp size of 1, lower
port density, and more…
 07/08/2018 

Play!

Feel free to use this web-based javascript telnet client to connect to the TWGS server, but I’d strongly, strongly, strongly suggest using an honest-to-goodness telnet client to play. I imagine that just about any Telnet client will do the trick. However, if you get real serious about playing, specialized telnet clients exist just for TWGS! My current favorite is SWATH and I definitely recommend it.


Game A (Vanilla TW2002) Leaderboard

Trade Wars 2002 Trader Rankings : 11/04/46 07:57:19 AM 

 #       Rank  Alignment Corp        Trader Name                Ship Type
--- --------------------- -- ------------------------------ ------------------
  1     5,703  1,334,960   7 Putman                         Colonial Transport
  2     4,575    -88,871  ** Harkabeeparollian              Havoc GunStar
  3     4,282   -223,351  10 Scaife                         # Ship Destroyed #
  4     3,059      8,438   2 briancmoses                    Scout Marauder
  5     1,790     -9,228   1 Homer                          StarMaster
  6       940    -49,186   3 odd ball                       *** Escape Pod ***
  7       650    -33,028   3 Rainbow Bright                 # Ship Destroyed #
  8       221       -366  ** Flashman                       # Ship Destroyed #
  9         0          0  ** potato5000                     Merchant Cruiser
 10         0          0  ** phred                          Merchant Cruiser

Game B (Hashbrowns) Leaderboard

Trade Wars 2002 Trader Rankings : 11/04/46 07:59:52 AM

 #       Rank  Alignment Corp        Trader Name                Ship Type
--- --------------------- -- ------------------------------ ------------------
  1   244,675  4,500,000   3 putman                         Imperial StarShip
  2   125,923  1,442,971  ** Zrimm                          Imperial StarShip
  3    59,606  4,492,686  ** Homer                          Imperial StarShip
  4    48,206      7,959   7 erod                           Imperial StarShip
  5    21,267     -1,434  14 lachlan                        Corporate FlagShip
  6    16,426 -1,165,596  11 Cobra                          Corporate FlagShip
  7    16,136 -1,817,377   1 briancmoses                    Interdictor Cruiser
  8     3,565        598  ** pullman                        # Ship Destroyed #
  9     3,225        579   4 Teamcritter                    # Ship Destroyed #
 10     3,144     -3,991   2 Zaphod                         # Ship Destroyed #

Past Winners

Game A (Vanilla TW2002)

  • Putnam (11/04/2018)

Game B (Hashbrowns)

  • Yet to be determined!

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