Download TradeWares 2002 from ClassicTW. These instructions are based on the installation of 2002V309.ZIP.
NOTE: You do NOT want the "GS" version of TW2002. The GS version is not a door version it is a standalone game server.
|Known Issue||Workaround or Description|
|NTVDM.EXE Crashes when launching TW2002 on Windows7||This can happen if your PATH is wrong in ChainEdit. Make sure the path to TW.BAT is correct. In these examples steps
|Unregistered versions will only work locally with wwivd & Default TW2002 Configuration||Unregistered versions of TW2002 only let you use 1 Node. By default, wwuivd reserves Instance 1 of WWIV for the Local Node. To workaround this: Go into the Preferences and change the value of "Use Nodes" from 2 through 4 to 1 through 4.|
- Extract Tradewars into a directory ex:
- In chainedit //ce from the main menu or c from the Waiting For Caller (WFC)
- Insert a new chain aka door & make your chain look like this:
Editing Chain # 2 A) Description : TradeWars 2002 B) Filename : c:\wwiv\doors\tw\tw.bat %N C) SL : 10 D) AR : None. E) ANSI : Optional F) Exec Mode: : Emulate DOS FOSSIL I) Launch From : BBS Root Directory J) Local only : No K) Multi user : Yes Which (A-K,[,],Q) ?
tw.batand add the following:
@echo off c: cd c:\wwiv\doors\tw TW2002 TWNODE=%1 exit
- From the command line at
INSTALL.BATThis will expand all the files, put them in the right place in your folder and run the "BigBang" which creates your game. If you want to know about all those game creation options, read the TW2002 docs. When it completes you wil be presented the following at the command line.
Okay! You're almost done. You have to now run TEDIT and configure your systems node info. (Select (O)- BBS node setup) If you're running a single line, just configure Node 0 for local use and Node 1 for your Modem. After you've done this, put SET TWNODE=1 in the Autoexec.bat file for your BBS node and then reboot the machine so this new Dos Environment variable takes effect. If you're running under Desqview and cannot use Dos Environment variables, you can optionally call TW2002 with a command line variable that looks the same as the above environment variable. Example: TW2002 TWNODE=1
- Now run
TEDIT.EXEto setup your NODES. At the first prompt hit "?" to bring up the full menu.
<Unregistered Copy> Trade Wars 2002 Editor (?=Help) [?] :
T r a d e W a r s 2 0 0 2 S y s o p E d i t o r Standard Editors Gold Editors <A> - Aliens Editor <1> Ship Editor <D> - Remove derelict spacecraft <2> Planet Editor <F> - Ferrengi editor <3> Alien Race Editor <G> - General information and setup, screen one <H> - General information and setup, screen two <L> - List current users <N> - Planet editor <O> - BBS node editor <P> - Port editor <S> - Sector editor <T> - Corporation editor <U> - User editor <V> - Ship editor <C> - Add player to closed game <Q> - Quit editor <Unregistered Copy> Trade Wars 2002 Editor (?=Help) [?] : Welcome to Trade Wars 2002 ver 3.09. Game now in Local Mode.
- Type "O" to bring up the BBS Node Editor
- At the next prompt type "1" and
Edit which node: "#####" Node ID: (-1=Abort) (-1 to 32,000) [-1] :
One moment, adding node records... Node number: 1 <A> Path to Data files : <Default Directory> <B> Path to Drop file : <Current Directory> <C> BBS Drop file type : LOCL Node editor: (?) (<>) (X=Exit) [X] :
- You need to edit B the Path to the Drop File and C the Type of drop file. Set the path to
c:\wwiv\e\1\temp\and select WWIV for the Type. After you edit the Type you will see new options to edit.
Node number: 1 <A> Path to Data files : <Default Directory> <B> Path to Drop file : c:\wwiv\e\1\temp <C> BBS Drop file type : WWIV <D> Hardware Handshaking: Yes <E> Active Node : Yes <F> Comport 1 to 16 : 1 <G> Override port Addr : 03F8 <H> Override port IRQ : 4 <I> I/O Type : Standard Node editor: (?) (<>) (X=Exit) [X] :
- Select "I" and change the I/O Type to Fossil
Your configuration for Node 1 should now look like this:
Node number: 1 <A> Path to Data files : <Default Directory> <B> Path to Drop file : c:\wwiv\e\1\temp <C> BBS Drop file type : WWIV <D> Hardware Handshaking: Yes <E> Active Node : Yes <F> Fossil port 1 to 254: 1 <I> I/O Type : Fossil Node editor: (?) (<>) (X=Exit) [X] : Welcome to Trade Wars 2002 ver 3.09. Game now in Local Mode.
- NOTE: At ths point, if you've followed other door installation guids, you would configure the other nodes. You cannot do this with TW2002 unless you have the registered version. If you have a registered copy of TW2002 go ahead and configure the other nodes. The only difference is the path to the drop file will be
\wwiv\e\#\tempwhere # is equal to the Node Number.
- Exit the BBS Node Editor using "X" and then Exit TEDIT using "Q"