Trade Wars 2002
DOS - 1990
Description of Trade Wars 2002
To shortly resume Trade Wars 2002 (also known as TWGS, TW2002), it's about action, strategy and real-time, sci-fi / futuristic, trade. It was done by Martech Software, Inc., Epic Interactive Strategy in 1990. Feel free to download and try it!
To play Trade Wars 2002, please visit http://www.eisonline.com/.
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sharphead 2014-05-21 1 point DOS version
If your looking to play - we have multiple games online and running right now!
TWGS server is online, MajorBBS TW2002 game online and DOOR version online. Hope to see you soon!
Saint Vincent 2013-04-21 0 point DOS version
I would wish to see Joe D's Trade Wars rewrite released as well; it was respectful of the original and much fun to play every time the universe was regenerated.
James 2013-04-10 0 point DOS version
I thought VGA Planets was similar to this game back in the BBS time period of the 1990's.Legend of the Red Dragon was a cool game to play, especially against people from all over your state or province.
OM 2013-02-13 5 points DOS version
...The original Trade Wars was written by Chris Sherrick for his PTL BBS back in 1985. It was ported from BASIC to Turdo Pascrap 3.0(*) by Lord Darkseid and Omega Man in late 1986, with some debugging help from Supreme Dalek, -cc, BoB tEcH and Max Pendragon, all under the condition that we release the final code as freeware. This resulted in several versions popping up for other BBS platforms, only one of which did not violate Chris Sherrick's request that the game not be sold. TW2002 was one of these, and the first few versions even retained some of Omega Man's subtle jokes, such as Earth being protected by a "Mr. Kent of Metropolis" and the "Rag Tag Fleet" encounter. So yeah, in a nutshell these bozos swiped the WWIV version and made money off of it. Filthy lucre, actually.
...The one exception was the total rewrite Joe Dimaggio did for his Binkley's Closet BBS. The code was rewritten from scratch, but using the same core routines, and could either run as a "door" or a "chain", depending on what BBS platform you were running. Joe also wrote a random map generator, and added this "wormhole" feature where you could wind up in a pocket universe until you figured out how to get back through the hole and return to the normal universe. The map generator was also tweaked to allow for trade and high profits while in the pocket universe, but once you exhausted a world's products they did not regenerate. Ergo, if you couldn't find your way back out, things got boring really quick.
...I may have a copy of Joe's code around here - it could be played as a stand-alone program as well as a BBS door/chain - but after seeing how the LD/OM code was outright stolen, he wisely chose not to release his much better version. Can't blame him by one iota, either.
NomadX 2012-08-13 0 point DOS version
Every space based game I ever played was just a poor shadow of the magic that was TW2002!
Debbie Does Rigel... still makes me laugh!
Trade War 2002 Fan Site 2012-05-13 0 point DOS version
We love Trade Wars 2002, and with TWGS there is a new following of people who play it. There are many places you can find, just search with google for TradeWars 2002 Server, or head over to http://www.tradewars2002.org
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