I initially tried running this under wine in Linux. After awhile, the game would hang when you try to exit.
I now run it under Windows 10 running on my home desktop. I connect it to the BBS via BitVise SSH client.
Don't you need other programs to make TradeWars playable?
Well, on other BBS systems you might. But not on BZ&BZ!
We have a TradeWars proxy application that helps you with all the mundane stuff like trading, finding which ports are the best trades / port pairs, (TERROR!), upgrading your planets, loading planets with people.
Beanzilla is adding support for playing as evil.
We're always adding to the proxy code. It's written in python3/twisted.
Check it out!