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  • Android Tradewars Mobile App

    From KenDB3@VERT/KD3NET to All on Fri May 15 22:38:37 2015
    Someone at work showed me this, and I thought some folks here might find this interesting. An Android app that is (to quote the author), "a fully ANSI.SYS compatible Telnet helper for playing Tradewars 2002."

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.hordeq.twarsmobile

    ~KenDB3

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  • From Hylian@VERT to KenDB3 on Sat May 16 10:36:36 2015
    Re: Android Tradewars Mobile App
    By: KenDB3 to All on Fri May 15 2015 10:38 pm

    Someone at work showed me this, and I thought some folks here might find thi interesting. An Android app that is (to quote the author), "a fully ANSI.SYS compatible Telnet helper for playing Tradewars 2002."

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.hordeq.twarsmobile

    ~KenDB3


    wow. must be a real TW fan to go to this kind of effort just to bring TW to android.

    These kinds of things bode well for bringing more attention to the BBS world though.

    -Denny
    Denny's Computers - "Not profit seeking" PC Repair - http://dpccom.blogspot.com

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  • From Mro@VERT/BBSESINF to KenDB3 on Sat May 16 13:19:07 2015
    Re: Android Tradewars Mobile App
    By: KenDB3 to All on Fri May 15 2015 10:38 pm

    Someone at work showed me this, and I thought some folks here might find this interesting. An Android app that is (to quote the author), "a fully ANSI.SYS compatible Telnet helper for playing Tradewars 2002."

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.hordeq.twarsmobile


    someone want to buy it and see if it works on bbses?
    i think i know a guy with a bunch of google creds, maybe i'll ask him.
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  • From Mro@VERT/BBSESINF to Hylian on Sat May 16 19:59:59 2015
    Re: Android Tradewars Mobile App
    By: Hylian to KenDB3 on Sat May 16 2015 10:36 am

    wow. must be a real TW fan to go to this kind of effort just to bring TW to android.

    These kinds of things bode well for bringing more attention to the BBS
    world though.



    well, tradewars players have no interest in bbses or playing on bbses.
    it's even worse when they use those trainers, because they essentially play the game for them.
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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to KenDB3 on Sat May 16 18:23:16 2015
    Re: Android Tradewars Mobile App
    By: KenDB3 to All on Fri May 15 2015 22:38:37

    Someone at work showed me this, and I thought some folks here might find this interesting. An Android app that is (to quote the author), "a fully ANSI.SYS compatible Telnet helper for playing Tradewars 2002."

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.hordeq.twarsmobile

    I'm wondering, why only a TradeWars app? If they're making something that's ANSI-compatible, why not make a general BBS telnet app? Then you could use it to play TradeWars or any other BBS game. Unless I'm missing something..

    Nightfox

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  • From Hylian@VERT to Mro on Sat May 16 19:38:36 2015
    Re: Android Tradewars Mobile App
    By: Mro to Hylian on Sat May 16 2015 07:59 pm

    Re: Android Tradewars Mobile App
    By: Hylian to KenDB3 on Sat May 16 2015 10:36 am

    wow. must be a real TW fan to go to this kind of effort just to bring TW android.

    These kinds of things bode well for bringing more attention to the BBS world though.



    well, tradewars players have no interest in bbses or playing on bbses.
    it's even worse when they use those trainers, because they essentially play game for them.

    I didn't know you could play trade wars outside of a bbs platform..

    I learn something new everyday it seems.
    -Denny
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  • From KenDB3@VERT/KD3NET to Nightfox on Sun May 17 12:32:50 2015
    Re: Android Tradewars Mobile App
    By: KenDB3 to All on Fri May 15 2015 22:38:37

    Someone at work showed me this, and I thought some folks here might find this interesting. An Android app that is (to quote the author), "a fully ANSI.SYS compatible Telnet helper for playing Tradewars 2002."

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.hordeq.twarsmobile

    I'm wondering, why only a TradeWars app? If they're making something that's ANSI-compatible, why not make a general BBS telnet app? Then you could use it to play TradeWars or any other BBS game. Unless I'm missing something..

    Funny you say that, because the same developer made this app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.hordeq.ansiterminalmobile

    I saw the ANSI Terminal Mobile app before, and didn't even think about whether it was the same developer until you said that.

    I have not tried either one myself, but the guy at work who tried the Tradewars one said he liked it.

    ~KenDB3

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to KenDB3 on Sun May 17 14:18:04 2015
    Re: Re: Android Tradewars Mobile App
    By: KenDB3 to Nightfox on Sun May 17 2015 12:32:50

    Funny you say that, because the same developer made this app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.hordeq.ansiterminalmobil e

    I saw the ANSI Terminal Mobile app before, and didn't even think about whether it was the same developer until you said that.

    I have not tried either one myself, but the guy at work who tried the Tradewars one said he liked it.

    Nice. It looks like someone finally made a BBS-friendly telnet client for Android. I'll have to give that a try.

    Nightfox

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  • From KenDB3@VERT/KD3NET to Nightfox on Mon May 18 00:37:49 2015
    I have not tried either one myself, but the guy at work who tried the Tradewars one said he liked it.

    Nice. It looks like someone finally made a BBS-friendly telnet client for Android. I'll have to give that a try.


    Let me know how it goes, if you do. I'd certainly spend $1.00 on a good client.

    ~KenDB3

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  • From Mro@VERT/BBSESINF to Nightfox on Mon May 18 22:00:49 2015
    Re: Android Tradewars Mobile App
    By: Nightfox to KenDB3 on Sat May 16 2015 06:23 pm


    I'm wondering, why only a TradeWars app? If they're making something
    that's ANSI-compatible, why not make a general BBS telnet app? Then you could use it to play TradeWars or any other BBS game. Unless I'm missing something..

    tradewars has nothing to do with bbses now. it has not had anything to do with bbses since the 90s

    when i was on the tw forums people thought bbses were old and didnt even think they were worth calling. they want tradewars and that's why they use specific tw clients.
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  • From Mro@VERT/BBSESINF to KenDB3 on Mon May 18 22:03:37 2015
    Re: Re: Android Tradewars Mobile App
    By: KenDB3 to Nightfox on Sun May 17 2015 12:32 pm

    Funny you say that, because the same developer made this app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.hordeq.ansiterminalmobile

    I saw the ANSI Terminal Mobile app before, and didn't even think about whether it was the same developer until you said that.

    I have not tried either one myself, but the guy at work who tried the Tradewars one said he liked it.


    well users are reporting issues wiht the ansi terminal. i'd like to be able to use a trial version to investigate further.
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  • From Mro@VERT/BBSESINF to Nightfox on Mon May 18 22:04:04 2015
    Re: Re: Android Tradewars Mobile App
    By: Nightfox to KenDB3 on Sun May 17 2015 02:18 pm

    Nice. It looks like someone finally made a BBS-friendly telnet client for Android. I'll have to give that a try.


    ftelnet and bbsnexus have android apps that work well
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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to KenDB3 on Mon May 18 21:18:09 2015
    Re: Re: Android Tradewars Mobile App
    By: KenDB3 to Nightfox on Mon May 18 2015 00:37:49

    Let me know how it goes, if you do. I'd certainly spend $1.00 on a good client.

    I installed the ANSI terminal app. First thing I notice is that it only supports landscape mode, so I have to hold my phone sideways to use it.. I connected to my BBS with it and got the non-ANSI interface. Apparently my BBS didn't recognize it as an ANSI-capable client.

    Nightfox

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  • From Mro@VERT/BBSESINF to Nightfox on Tue May 19 14:32:00 2015
    Re: Re: Android Tradewars Mobile App
    By: Nightfox to KenDB3 on Mon May 18 2015 09:18 pm

    I installed the ANSI terminal app. First thing I notice is that it only supports landscape mode, so I have to hold my phone sideways to use it.. I connected to my BBS with it and got the non-ANSI interface. Apparently my BBS didn't recognize it as an ANSI-capable client.


    that's what everyone is complaining about in the comments section.
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  • From Ree@VERT/FTELNET to Mro on Sat May 23 15:18:58 2015
    Nice. It looks like someone finally made a BBS-friendly telnet client for Android. I'll have to give that a try.

    ftelnet and bbsnexus have android apps that work well

    I'm not going to be developing the native client for Android any further...working with flash builder is just too annoying.

    http://my.ftelnet.ca is a pretty good alternative (imho anyway). I don't have many Android devices to test with, nor do I have any iOS devices to test with, so I'm pretty much reliant on other people testing it out and letting me know if anything needs to be fixed/improved.

    Only thing to note is that the native Android browser only recently got WebSocket support, so you may need to use Chrome or Firefox instead. Safari has supported it for a really long time though, so iOS users are good.

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  • From Mro@VERT/BBSESINF to Ree on Sat May 23 23:23:03 2015
    Re: Re: Android Tradewars Mobile App
    By: Ree to Mro on Sat May 23 2015 03:18 pm

    ftelnet and bbsnexus have android apps that work well

    I'm not going to be developing the native client for Android any further...working with flash builder is just too annoying.

    http://my.ftelnet.ca is a pretty good alternative (imho anyway). I don't


    yeah it is a good client.
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