The login page isn't pretty but hit the proverbial any key (space bar) and let's go!
Simply type in 'new' as you are a new user. Then you can input any userid that you wish... Perhaps you want to be the same as you are here, or there, or maybe someone entirely different. It is all up to you. Sadly registration wants an email address. This server isn't hooked up to the world so it doesn't matter. Any email that contains an at symbol (@) is what it is expecting. <a href="mailto:this@that">this@that</a> is valid in its mind so really you can put anything in there, it doesn't matter to me.
Next it will present a random system generated password. You can use it if you so wish, write it down if you do!! Otherwise you can pick your own. PLEASE DO NOT USE ANY KURO5HIN/HUSI passwords. DO NOT USE ANY BANKING PASSWORDS. And I wouldn't recommend a password of 'PASSWORD' either.
Phew with that drama out of the way, it'll make you verify your password.
Next it will show a summary screen of how the account was created. I just hit Q as it is fine by me.
Then it insists you leave an email. You don't need to leave anything all that meaningful a simple 'hi' is enough to satisfy the system. However the 'line' editor is kind of weird, to 'save' it you have to type in a '/S' on it's own line like I did .....
With that all out of the way, you will now be dumped to the main menu.
So far so good, you've created an account, setup the password done the email dance, now you can create your account for the game! Hit the X key to bring up eXternal programs.
Then pick option 2 for games. Then select Option 6 for the test area. I figured I'd setup a sandbox for people to get their feet wet without worryng too much, esp if there are a few people that have never played before.
Tradewars then has loaded, and we can press 'T' to enter the game. You are free to read the introduction & help. I would advise it.
From here you have to again select your BBS id, give your ship a name, along with your 'home world'.. it's not that hard.
And with that done you will be dumped at the main menu and you'll be on your home world. You can 'quit' out if you so wish, then O to hang up..
Hopefully this will have gotten you logged in...
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