Introduction: Star Wars "A New Hope" Movie in Windows XP

You can actavate this cool star wars movie in windows XP

Step 1: Step 1

click start and then go to run and type in "telnet" with out the dot things....Windows prompt should come up like the pictures

Step 2: Step 2

dont do anything but type in a simple "o" with out the quotes

Step 3: Step 3

Now after you click enter...you will see ......now type in "towel.blinkenlights.nl" without the quotes.

Step 4: You Are Now Done!!!

Now sit back and maybe get some soda and popcorn and watch Star wars " A new hope" I hope you have enjoyed my instructable....if you have any questions, plz comment...thx! P.S (today is my Birthday!!! 1/15) ok....some people have said that this has aedy been posted...so I will leave this up here but yea...read this message.

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hoghuntingdude384005582 (author)2012-05-16

does anyone know any other games or movies for telnet i would appreciate it.

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Capt. Fat (author)2009-04-25

is it the full movie?

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baneat (author)2008-12-08

This is so cool!

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electrobrandino (author)2008-08-15

to run this in Vista you have to enable the telnet client. Start>Control Panel>Programs and Features on the left side of the window, hit Turn windows features on or off. from there, go down the list and select Telnet CLIENT ( not server) let it load it, and now it is enabled. Vista has telnet disabled by default because it is a security risk and vista's main focus was always SECURITY. though i would bring that up :P

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Patrik (author)2008-01-15

See also How to watch starwars with computer symbols on command prompt - except that one has somewhat nicer pictures... ;-)

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CrazyCory564 (author)Patrik2008-05-19

Haha sweet my Instructables are being advertised by people :P Who ever thinks that this can only be viewed on Windows XP is either lacking in intelligence or is just a computer nubcake :)

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SeMi_AuToMaTic (author)2008-02-23

can someone please tell me how to do this in windows vista?

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berky93 (author)SeMi_AuToMaTic2008-04-27

run this command: "telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl" (without the quotes) and to the people who say it only works on xp - not only have I done this on my vista pc perfectly, it even works on the terminal emulator on my hacked ipod touch!

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berky93 (author)berky932008-04-27

oh and you can just do that in cmd, no need to run telnet. the reason this doesnt work as well in vista is because by default telnet is not activated, and you need to do something to activate it. but if you use the telnet command in cmd it works without any changes necessary.

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dkfa (author)SeMi_AuToMaTic2008-02-23

You cant do this on vista. Thats y I said XP

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codykage (author)dkfa2008-04-15

ive watched it on vista, through a different command but. but mine wasnt the whole movie..

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Ramnosity (author)2008-01-16

Telnet was a filesharing thing before the internet came out. It's not on the computer. When computers used to only be conected through phone lines you could get some data but not big webpages like today. It's coming from your phoneline.

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It is NOT coming from your phone line.

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mushukilla (author)2008-01-17

OMFG! GIVE THE GUY A BREAK! i thought it was cool no matter what. gees... you cant do anythign these days without getting jumped....

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TheScientist (author)2008-01-16

not to mention the guy that originally made it has a website: asciimation.co.nzasciimation.co.nz

so yeah, to sum up everyone else:

1) this instructable has been done before
2) this is not hidden within XP (it's telnetting out)
3) this is not unique to XP

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gamer (author)2008-01-16

been done before

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GorillazMiko (author)2008-01-16

I've seen this before, it's pretty crazy, I can't believe they actually did this.

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mrmath (author)2008-01-16

The little dot things are called quotes. " When there are two of them together, as you've used them, they are called double quotes, but quotes works too. If there is just one, like ', then it's a single quote.

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trebuchet03 (author)mrmath2008-01-16

I (and others) typically referred to them as "tick" and "double tick" - but that's been in more of a programming setting :p

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mrmath (author)trebuchet032008-01-16

Now that you mention that, I've heard them, too.

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Bongmaster (author)2008-01-16

this has nothing to do with xp. its a telnet thing and not on the pc (like many have already stated.. )

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mossDboss (author)2008-01-16

Disconnect from the internet and try to watch the "hidden movie". Seriously, please stop with the ignorance. REMEMBER, TURN OFF YOU INTERNET CONNECTION and try it. It wont work.

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ac1D (author)2008-01-16

nice hidden feature.. wich is not hidden at all, try scanning your hard drive to find it...
;:..."""°°°dot°°°"""...:;
Btw, your instructable is already posted...

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rcortespr (author)2008-01-16

This definitely isn't an XP hidden feature, this is a telnet server at towel.blinkenlights.nl programed to reply to any connection with this text movie. Any computer with a telnet client can watch this. I just watched it in Ubuntu, Vista, and OSx86. The movie is not yet completed though, but it looks nice. (If you don't have a native telnet client in your OS installation you can use PuTTY in telnet mode, google it.)

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firemanfu (author)2008-01-16

u can do it in terminal in a mac just fine it defiantly is not windows only

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frank26080115 (author)2008-01-15

it's not the full movie!

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CameronSS (author)2008-01-15

...the dot things...
Are you referring to apostrophes?

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LittleMonkeyMojo (author)2008-01-15

Okay, all you've done is open a telnet connection to blinkenlights... Not sure how you figure this was something "hidden" in Windows XP. Also not sure how you figure this only works on Windows XP.

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Tool Using Animal (author)2008-01-15

happy birthday, now the downer, it's not hidden in xp, you are "telnetting", connecting to a remote server and downloading it.

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trebuchet03 (author)2008-01-15

I wouldn't call it a hidden feature in XP... Try doing this off line :p Any shell with the telnet protocol should be able to pull this off :p

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