GW-BASIC ASCII Star Trek game based on code from Creative Computing
NOTE: I taught myself to program on this game (very poorly). The code is spaghetti-code. (Hey, it's BASIC! Whaddaya expect! ;-) Also, I am not the original author of the original concept. See videos below for explanation. However, the graphics and heavy modifications are all my own. All Star Trek characters, etcetera, are trademarks of their respective owner(s) (i.e., CBS, Paramount), etcetera. (Please don't sue me!)
Install the free DOS emulator to your computer. Click here for 'DOS Box' website and download
Copy all the Star Trek BASIC files in 'st_basic' to a folder on your computer (e.g. C:\DOS\st_basic)
Launch DOS Box. (Note: press ALT+ENTER to toggle between full-screen mode or windowed mode on a PC.)
Run the mount command to mount your DOS folder to the emulator's 'c' drive. Example:
Z:\> mount c c:\dos
- Change to the c: drive and then to the star trek game directory:
c: dir cd st_basic dir
NOTE: Read the DOS Box manual to learn how to automate all of this away!
Launch the game and enjoy:
NOTE: The numbered keys at the bottom of the screen correspond to your keyboard's F1 - F10 function keys. Some laptops require the use of a "Fn" key in conjunction with the numbered keys on the keyboard. YMMV.
When done, press F10 to end the game and type "exit" at the DOS prompt to quit DOS Box.
Live long and prosper!