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Playing Star Wars in Command Prompt

  • Difficulty Level : Hard
  • Last Updated : 28 Feb, 2021

Most of us “Geeks” have watched The epic Star Wars movie countless times. You are here, that proves that you are one too. So in this article let’s do some geeky stuff. And as computer science enthusiasts that we are, let’s keep it inside the domain of computer science. So, what if we can play the entire Star Wars movie in Command Prompt (or terminal/bash)?

In this article, we are going to play the Star Wars movie in Command Prompt. This task is done by Telnet, which is a network protocol. It is used for communication purposes via command-line interface. For this, we will be using Telnet. Telnet is a connection method that allows character-based terminals to communicate to a remote server in text-based command-oriented terminal sessions.

Installation:

For Windows:

In the previous versions of windows, it was given inbuilt but in today’s windows we need to first activate Telnet and that’s quite simple. For a Windows machine, you need to activate the Telnet. To do so follow the below steps:

  • Step 1:  Simply type “Turn Windows features on or off” in the search bar

  • Step 2: Find Telnet and Mark the checkbox and click ok



For Mac:

It’s pretty simple for macOS. Just use the below command in the bash/terminal and hit enter:

telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl

For Linux Distributions:

Open terminal and type the below command for the installation of telnet server and hit enter:

sudo apt install telnet

Using Telnet:

Now follow the below steps to play star wars in the terminal:

Step 1: Open Command Prompt and type the following commands:

Telnet 

As you hit enter, you enter Microsoft telnet portal.

Step 2: Type ‘o’ and hit enter.

Step 3: Now use the below command and hit enter.

telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl

As we hit enter the movie starts. Try in your system and enjoy.

 

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