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looking for GALACTIC TRADER, very old game

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I am trying to find a very old game, played from DOS or old GWBASIC, from possibly the mid to late 80s.  I believe it was called "Galactic Trader" (possibly Trade Wars, but NOT Trade Wars 2000 or 2002).  It had a 10 by 20 space (I think) playing grid.  At the beginning of each turn, you got to choose a sector from 4 or 5 random offerings.  If the sector you chose did not have an adjacent sector you already owned, you got a new base.  If you did already own an adjacent sector it would just increase the area the base controlled.  Each area a base controlled was considered a company, and you could buy and/or sell stock in each company.  When the space controlled by 2 such companies became connected, a merger would take place.  That is all that I remember about the game, but I would really like to have the game.  By the way, I remember a similiar game (name unknown) being offered as a door back on the old BBS's that were around before the Internet took over.
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by:LSILes
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I remember the door game, but I never knew that they actually had a independent game (I guess you could play it without a BBS, but it was still the door version).

Here's a copy of trade wars 2 (not 2002):
http://www.indirect.com/software/os2/1013tw2.zip

If that's not what you're looking for, then check this out:

http://www.freenet.tlh.fl.us/~chuck01/twplay.htm

It's actually a list of BBS's that you can play it on (you can telnet so no extra phone charges).  I've already e-mailed one of the sysops to send the file to me, but we'll have to wait and see.  You might want to do the same thing.  ;)  Anyway, hope this does it for you.  =)

---Les
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by:wrangler
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version of trade wars 2 from www.indirect.com was os2 and not DOS or GWBASIC.  version at www.freenet.tlh.fl.us was Trade Wars 2002, which I specifically stated was not what I was looking for.
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by:LSILes
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How can I e-mail you?  I think I got exactly what you're looking for.  I had someone e-mail me a copy, which I don't think is version 2 or 2002.  Let me know.  Thanks!
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email address is wrangler@mail.cswnet.com
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by:LSILes
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Hope that's the right one!   Have fun!  =)

---Les
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by:laeuchli
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I could write you a windows version.
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busuka earned 200 total points
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Wrangler, I locked this question intentionally. Why:
- if you got from LSILes what you need, you post positive response
  and ask LSILes post answer, that you grant accordingly.
- if not, again it's time for feedback.

LSILes, after wrangler will reject my answer, please post your
answer. I not found this game on I-net, if you sent this game,
and it's OK for wrangler, you deserve the points.

Thanx to all.
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