Trade Wars Visual is a Trade Wars helper that I wrote in Java around 2000. It only supports web BBS connections, so it is not able to connect to dial-up BBSes. The helper will track which sectors the player has visited, and it will create maps to illustrate the connecting sectors. The intent was to create a fully visual Trade Wars experience. The ability to navigate between sectors using mouse clicks is fully implemented, by selecting the sector previews at the top of the screen. A text based terminal is also supplied to navigate menus not supported by the graphical interface.
A chat window is also provided, which simplifies sending messages to other players in the world or on your team. It provides a complete chat log window, which is an improvement over standard VT100 terminals which cause chat messages to be lost with the game text.
This software is provided AS-IS with no warranty.
Source code not included.