Last Updated on: 10th January 2024, 06:39 pm

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Category: Games
Sub-Category: Strategy
Platform: Linux, Windows
License: GNU GPL
Interface: GUI
First release: 1999

dopewars – a free Unix/Win32 rewrite of a game originally based on “Drug Wars” by John E. Dell. The idea of dopewars is to deal in drugs on the streets of New York, amassing a huge fortune and paying off the loan shark, while avoiding the ever-annoying police.

The Unix/Win32 rewrite, as well as featuring a so-called “antique” mode which closely follows the original, introduces new features such as the ability to take part in multi-player games. dopewars aims to be highly configurable, and what you can’t change in the configuration files you can change by poking around in the source, which is freely available under the terms of the GNU General Public License.

dopewars has built-in client-server support for multi-player games. For a full list of options configurable on the command line, run dopewars with the `-h` switch.

opewars is supposed to be fairly self-explanatory. You should be able to pick the basics up fairly quickly, but still be discovering subtleties for _ages_

dopewars should compile on practically any UNIX system which has the (n)curses library. It can also be compiled on Windows systems.

dopewars is written and maintained by Ben Webb.

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