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Software

-> Here is a list of all the available software related to Netrek. Source: the Netrek FTP list.

1. Netrek clients needed to play the game
2. Server sources near-ready to set up your own Netrek home.
3. Utilities used to jump over various problems, or update old ideas.

Blessed Clients:

The compiled binaries listed under this category are 'blessed,' which means that most servers will accept them at all times (unblessed clients get booted out). There are two types of blessing, reserved.c (old) and RSA (new). Most servers are now accepting only RSA-blessed clients. With some RSA clients, you need to use -R on the command line to enable RSA blessing. -o enables old-style blessing.

BRM-Hadley 2.2+

Author hadley@ics.uci.edu
Description A version of Berkricksmoo streamlined for speed. Good client for slow machines. Supports RSA, short packets, and ping stats. There is also a FONTBASED version for the sun 3 which uses fonts instead of bitmaps for the ships; this should speed things up considerably. Version 2.0 supports RCD's. Supports TTS. This client does not expire.
Source ftp://cad.ics.uci.edu/pub/netrek/
Compiled binaries
Sun 3 ftp://cad.ics.uci.edu/pub/netrek/
ftp://ftp.solace.mh.se/pub/Netrek/Clients/sun3/
Sun 4 ftp://cad.ics.uci.edu/pub/netrek/
ftp://ftp.solace.mh.se/pub/Netrek/Clients/sun4/
Solaris ftp://cad.ics.uci.edu/pub/netrek/
Linux ftp://cad.ics.uci.edu/pub/netrek/
ftp://ftp.solace.mh.se/pub/Netrek/Clients/linux/
HP 700 ftp://cad.ics.uci.edu/pub/netrek/
ftp://ftp.solace.mh.se/pub/Netrek/Clients/hp/
SGI ftp://cad.ics.uci.edu/pub/netrek/
ftp://ftp.solace.mh.se/pub/Netrek/Clients/sgi/
MIPS ftp://cad.ics.uci.edu/pub/netrek/
MkLinux-PPC ftp://cad.ics.uci.edu/pub/netrek/

COW (Client Of Win) 2.0+

Author Team, distributed by siegl@risc.uni-linz.ac.at
Description The next step in BRM development; feature-packed but relatively stable. Supports sound and SP_2. Version 3.0, now in beta, supports a flashy 256-color mode. This client expires periodically, requiring you to get a new copy.
Source ftp://ftp.risc.uni-linz.ac.at/pub/netrek/cow/
ftp://bigbang.astro.indiana.edu/pub/netrek/COW/
Compiled binaries
Dec Ultrix ftp://ftp.risc.uni-linz.ac.at/pub/netrek/cow/
ftp://bigbang.astro.indiana.edu/pub/netrek/COW/COW-bin/
ftp://ftp.solace.mh.se/pub/netrek/clients/
Dec Alpha ftp://ftp.risc.uni-linz.ac.at/pub/netrek/cow/
ftp://bigbang.astro.indiana.edu/pub/netrek/COW/COW-bin/
ftp://ftp.solace.mh.se/pub/netrek/clients/
SGI ftp://ftp.risc.uni-linz.ac.at/pub/netrek/cow/
ftp://bigbang.astro.indiana.edu/pub/netrek/COW/COW-bin/
ftp://ftp.solace.mh.se/pub/netrek/clients/
Sun 3 ftp://ftp.risc.uni-linz.ac.at/pub/netrek/cow/
ftp://bigbang.astro.indiana.edu/pub/netrek/COW/COW-bin/
ftp://ftp.solace.mh.se/pub/netrek/clients/
Sun 4 ftp://ftp.risc.uni-linz.ac.at/pub/netrek/cow/
ftp://bigbang.astro.indiana.edu/pub/netrek/COW/COW-bin/
ftp://ftp.solace.mh.se/pub/netrek/clients/
Solaris ftp://ftp.risc.uni-linz.ac.at/pub/netrek/cow/
ftp://bigbang.astro.indiana.edu/pub/netrek/COW/COW-bin/
ftp://ftp.solace.mh.se/pub/netrek/clients/
Linux ftp://ftp.risc.uni-linz.ac.at/pub/netrek/cow/
ftp://bigbang.astro.indiana.edu/pub/netrek/COW/COW-bin/
ftp://ftp.solace.mh.se/pub/netrek/clients/
HP 700 ftp://ftp.risc.uni-linz.ac.at/pub/netrek/cow/
ftp://bigbang.astro.indiana.edu/pub/netrek/COW/COW-bin/
ftp://ftp.solace.mh.se/pub/netrek/clients/
AIX ftp://bigbang.astro.indiana.edu/pub/netrek/COW/COW-bin/
ftp://ftp.solace.mh.se/pub/netrek/clients/
Dynix/PTX ftp://bigbang.astro.indiana.edu/pub/netrek/COW/COW-bin/
NetBSD ftp://bigbang.astro.indiana.edu/pub/netrek/COW/COW-bin/
FreeBSD ftp://bigbang.astro.indiana.edu/pub/netrek/COW/COW-bin/
MS Windows (3.1 with Win32s, 95, or NT) ftp://bigbang.astro.indiana.edu/pub/netrek/COW/COW-bin/
OS/2 ftp://hobbes.nmsu.edu/pub/os2/unix/games/netrek10.zip

Paradise Client 2.0+

Author Team, paradise-workers@reed.edu
Description A client for Paradise servers. Fully compatible with non-Paradise servers, but the RSA key isn't accepted on all servers. Supports RSA. More visually appealing than most clients. This client is required to play on Paradise servers. This client expires periodically.
Source ftp://ftp.cs.umn.edu/users/glamm/paradise/client/
Source (Amiga) ftp://ftp.netcom.com/pub/og/ogre/games/netrek.Amiga-source.lha
Compiled binaries
Sun 3 ftp://ftp.cs.umn.edu/users/glamm/paradise/bin/
ftp://ftp.solace.mh.se/pub/netrek/clients/
Sun 4 ftp://ftp.cs.umn.edu/users/glamm/paradise/bin/
ftp://ftp.solace.mh.se/pub/netrek/clients/
Solaris ftp://ftp.cs.umn.edu/users/glamm/paradise/bin/
ftp://ftp.solace.mh.se/pub/netrek/clients/
SGI ftp://ftp.cs.umn.edu/users/glamm/paradise/bin/
ftp://ftp.solace.mh.se/pub/netrek/clients/
AIX ftp://ftp.cs.umn.edu/users/glamm/paradise/bin/
ftp://ftp.solace.mh.se/pub/netrek/clients/
HP Apollo ftp://ftp.cs.umn.edu/users/glamm/paradise/bin/
HP 700 ftp://ftp.cs.umn.edu/users/glamm/paradise/bin/
Dec Ultrix ftp://ftp.cs.umn.edu/users/glamm/paradise/bin/
ftp://ftp.solace.mh.se/pub/netrek/clients/
Dec Alpha ftp://ftp.cs.umn.edu/users/glamm/paradise/bin/
ftp://ftp.solace.mh.se/pub/netrek/clients/
Linux ftp://ftp.cs.umn.edu/users/glamm/paradise/bin/
ftp://ftp.solace.mh.se/pub/netrek/clients/
MkLinux-PPC ftp://ftp.cs.umn.edu/users/glamm/paradise/bin/
ftp://ftp.solace.mh.se/pub/netrek/clients/
FreeBSD ftp://ftp.cs.umn.edu/users/glamm/paradise/bin/
ftp://ftp.solace.mh.se/pub/netrek/clients/
MacOS (PowerPC only) ftp://ftp.cs.umn.edu/users/glamm/paradise/bin/
ftp://ftp.solace.mh.se/pub/netrek/clients/
Amiga ftp://ftp.cs.umn.edu/users/glamm/paradise/bin/
ftp://ftp.solace.mh.se/pub/netrek/clients/
ftp://ftp.netcom.com/pub/og/ogre/games/

Full Color Paradise Client

Author Team, paradise-workers@reed.edu
Description A Paradise client (can connect to normal servers) with full- color pixmaps for ships, planets, explosions, etc. Very pretty. There are currently no working compiled binaries; if you want to use this client on an RSA server, you will have to get the source and compile it for yourself.
Source ftp://ftp.cs.umn.edu/users/glamm/paradise/BETA/
Compiled binaries
Dec Alpha ftp://ftp.cs.umn.edu/users/glamm/paradise/BETA/bin/
Dec Ultrix ftp://ftp.cs.umn.edu/users/glamm/paradise/BETA/bin/
Solaris ftp://ftp.cs.umn.edu/users/glamm/paradise/BETA/bin/
Sun 4 ftp://ftp.cs.umn.edu/users/glamm/paradise/BETA/bin/
SGI ftp://ftp.cs.umn.edu/users/glamm/paradise/BETA/bin/
FreeBSD ftp://ftp.cs.umn.edu/users/glamm/paradise/BETA/bin/

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Server Sources:

This is a listing of all known netrek server source code. Before you try to set up a server, make sure your sysadmin approves. Also, running a server takes rudimentary programming skills and the ability to understand and use 'make' and other Unix tools; don't expect to be able to FTP one of these packages and have a server up and running with no effort.

New Vanilla Server 2.7+

AuthorNick Trown, trown@ecst.csuchico.edu
Description The latest release of the vanilla netrek server. The most up-to-date and portable, highly recommended. See utilities below for the RES-RSA package if you want to use RSA binary verification. The vanilla server distribution now includes chaos mode, hockey mode, INL mode (incomplete), base practice mode, and dogfight tournament mode.
Source ftp://wormhole.ecst.csuchico.edu/pub/netrek/src/
Compiled binary for Linux ftp://ftp.risc.uni-linz.ac.at/pub/netrek/bin.misc/

INL Server

AuthorsRay Jones, Eric Mehlhaff, others
Description This server is required for INL games, and is currently the best for organized, fixed-length games. Latest revision is 4.1pl0. See utilities below for the RES-RSA package if you want to use RSA binary verification.
Source ftp://crissy.eecs.berkeley.edu/pub/
ftp://bigbang.astro.indiana.edu/pub/netrek/INL/

Paradise Server

AuthorTeam, paradise-workers@reed.edu
Description Larger galaxy, many new ship types, lots of new rules. A much different game than standard netrek. Still under development. See utilities below for the RES-RSA package if you want to use RSA binary verification.
Source ftp://ftp.cs.umn.edu/users/glamm/paradise/

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Utilities:

This is a collection of netrek-oriented utilities, some for server gods and some for netrek players. There are probably more out there which I've failed to list.

trekhopd

Author Andy McFadden fadden@netcom.com
Description This allows people who are behind an Internet firewall to play netrek. trekhopd runs on the firewall, and your client calls up trekhopd. Installation instructions are included; it requires access to the firewall machine.
Source ftp://wormhole.ecst.csuchico.edu/pub/netrek/src/

RES-RSA package

AuthorTeam
Description This is the key generation/encryption/decryption package for server gods and client builders. It can be legally obtained only by US and Canadian citizens; mail trown@ecst.csuchico.edu for the key to decrypt the source package.
Source ftp://wormhole.ecst.csuchico.edu/pub/netrek/src/

PGP (RSA clone) package

AuthorJames Hawtin
Description This is a PGP-based implementation of the RSA key generation/ encryption/decryption package for server gods and client builders. It can be legally used anywhere outside the USA. In the USA, using it is a patent violation.
Source ftp://ftp.risc.uni-linz.ac.at/pub/netrek/src/

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