A ncurses based clone of the Alien: Isolation console interfaces.
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alien-console

This is a ncurses-based application which emulates the terminal application shown in Alien: Isolation. When you combine this with a terminal emulator that focuses on a retro look (like Cool Retro Term), it doesn't look that far off!

The entries in the "Personal Terminal" screen are completely customizable, using a configuration file located in:

  • the first command line argument, OR
  • /etc/alien-console/alien-console.conf, OR
  • /usr/share/alien-console/alien-console.conf

See etc/alien-console.conf for a sample configuration file (which should be installed at /usr/share/alien-console).

Screenshots

These use Cool Retro Term with a theme I came up with to match the Alien computers.

  • Splash screen:

    our

    Compare to:

    real

  • Personal Terminal

    our

    Compare to:

    real

Sound

This program can play sound effects at startup. If you were to find the sound files inside Alien: Isolation which contained the startup sequence sound effects, you could place a wav file at /var/local/console.wav and listen for the magic. I don't want to distribute that because copyright.

Install

I have created an AUR package for Arch Linux. Be sure to install cool-retro-term so it will look cool! My configuration used in the screenshots can be imported from nostromo.json.

Etc

The license is Revised BSD. See LICENSE for more details. See the Changelog for changes and version info.