It was in 1977 when George Lucas began a saga of the most profitable movie series in the history of cinema. Of course we are talking about Star Wars, which began with "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope". And if you're a fan of the series, you can enjoy the whole movie right on the Command Prompt of Windows in ASCII Art. For this you need to enable Telnet in your Operating System. If you are not familiar with Telnet – it is network protocol that provides a “Bidirectional Interactive Text-Ordinated Commination” facility through a virtual terminal connection in LAN or Internet (Wikipedia). Windows XP users have it enabled by default but in later versions, you need to enable it first. We are explaining the whole process step-by-step after the fold.
- Go To Control Panel and then click on Programs.
- Just below Programs and Features, click on the Turn Windows features on or off.
- Wait for the list to be loaded and then find Telnet Client. Mark the corresponding checkbox and click OK. Wait for a few seconds to let Windows initialize the feature.
- Once done, please visit this link and click Launch Application when a pop-up window generated.
- Windows Command Prompt window will start automatically playing the movie. You can now watch the Star Wars Ep. IV: A New Hope in full ASCII format on your computer.
Important: We are only enabling the Telnet Client to initialize the system – the Telnet Server needs not to be enabled. This means that there is no risk of getting attacked by hackers via virtual terminal. Still, it is recommended to disable Telnet Client after you finishes watching it.