Step 3: The Star Wars Telnet Thingy

1. open up command prompt (go to run in start menu and type in cmd and then click ok)
2.type in towel.blinkenlights.nl
3.this star wars thing will play


i had a person point out that the star wars thing is not on windows xp, but actually is on a server somewhere on earth.
Therefore, you need an internet connection to view it.
Does anyone know how to do the text movie in a Bash shell (the command line that is used in Linux/Unix/Mac OS X)?
<p>yes you can do the star wars thing i do it all the time on my raspberry pi it is just the same command as on windows oh wait this is 7 years old im posting it anyways</p>
no I believe not. I think you can only do this in windows
if the star wars thing doesnt work go to this website <br>http://www.asciimation.co.nz/
Before you can do this you have to have telnet server stuff enabled on your computer search How to activate Telnet in the Instructables search box to find out how to do it. ;)
Guys, come on.<br><br>Open cmd prompt<br>type &quot;telnet&quot; <br>type &quot;o&quot;<br>then &quot;towel.blinkenlights.nl&quot;
@unominame Try typing Telnet towel.blinkinlights.nl
You really should add the &quot;telnet&quot; command before&quot;towel.blinkenlights.nl&quot;..... some people could find that annoying (if they don't already know what you mean).<br /> <br /> Nice one though. <br />
What the heck are animal sfx doing in this folder?!?!?!
who knows...
that star wars thing wont work on my computer when I type towel.blinkenlights.nl in it says it isn't a reconniseable batch file...
i do, something.
who puts all this random stuff in there anyway? or maybe its just left in there from an old windows version?
the Star Wars thing isn't on your computer its online if you look in the beginning of the movie you will see the creators e-mail and the website and you can watch it on the Internet they put it on to telnet and that's why you have to type in telnet to make it work Google it. the songs could be on your computer I have no idea why they could be on there
Not to be mean, but with an open telnet connection that computer is connected to yours, and in theory they could control it or put malicious software on it, etc. so i would be careful when you do that...
while I know the starwars thing is from the internet... but those songs are from windows 2000.
in the system32 folder look for dvdplay.exe
you can also find sound files not just songs I've done it before I've seen people make songs out of them its really cool.
I've heard of the Star Wars thing if you look in the beginning of the movie you'll see a link where you can watch it online
good ol' mplayer32 and mplayer2. I've played with Windows 98's media player before... so to have it in XP is just fantastic. Thank you so much for posting this instructable.
If I recall correctly, Mplay32, of Windows 3.1 (with Win32s installed)/95 vintage does play video, but I think it might be only avi files... :) As for mplayer2, I'm always using that, it works so much better for video than the later media player versions, but I also use WinAmp too, cos that's cool... :D
I can't come at the star wars thing the Internet connection don't want to connect.
it just said "connectoion lost, and im connected to the internet!!! help!!
Hmm...title.wma sounds really cool.
the star wars telnet thing..... it form anohter server....and it's not only in windows too..any *nix system does have a telnet command..... :)
Umm...... U for got to say this... Start "Command Prompt" Up in the "Run" Dialog Box In the "Start Menu" Type In cmd into the run dialog box Type Telnet Type o towel.blinkenlights.nl WATCH AND TRY TO ENJOYY!!!! THEY SPENT ALOTA TIME MAKING THIS!!!
telnet towel.bkinkenlights.nl that is the entire command
oh i'm sure a text based movie takes a really long time.(I really mean it. i'm not being carcastic)
hahah it sounds like u are lolzzz
If it does than I really didn't mean it!
Hahah man its kewl, dw bout it. hav a gud day man
well, it makes a difference to the fact that you would not be able to run the drwatson now, doesnt it?
its drWATSON not drwaton, your missing an s
well um... ok but that is a very small thing to make a comment on isn't it?
carcastic???? WTF is that. lrn2spell next time...
I think it's being sarcastic while driving.
I can't find the mplayer2 thingy. can you maybe post a file path or something to it?
make sure your running windows XP. you will find it here: C:\Program Files\Windows media player click on mplayer2.exe remember not to move anything! hope this helps.
are there any other vids you can watch through telnet?? email me ur answer on jackdaun@gmail.com Thank you jack
tekzilla rocks
i can only say that i agree with you
umm, you can just type in "telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl" and it will do the same thing.
uuuuuummmmmmmmm..... you're right. I think I will change that.
uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuummmmmmmmmmmmmm.... okay.
uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuummmmmmmmm i think your right
uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuum, this is a little stupid so I'm gonna stop.
yes it is
It's not a hidden song, oobe stands for "Out of Box Experience," and that's the song that plays when you're registering the PC. It's not really hidden.
by the way, if you have looked in oobe\images, do you know what program will open qmark.acs? I've never heard of .acs before.

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