Current version is 2.0
Information on how to register your
own copy of SWATH is given here.
SWATH supports Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
and can be downloaded by clicking the link below.
SWATH is best experienced
in the screen resolution 800x600 or
higher. SWATH supports 30 000
sectors and works with both MBBS
and TWv3 (TWGS) games.
Download: SWATH v2.0 [10613 kB]
Important! Read before installation:
(Previous stable version: SWATH v1.9.8 [8320 kB])
By downloading this software you agree to accept SWATH's license and limited warranty agreement.
Please, send all BUG
reports to firstname.lastname@example.org
together with a ZIP:ed session log file (<Name>.log).
To be able to use SWATH
you need to be connected to the Internet.
You have to enter the UserID and Password
before you can use SWATH.
To do that, just press Registration
in the License Status dialog found in the Help menu.
After you have started, you will be able to create and load
by choosing New or Open
in the File menu.
All TW games are saved in a <Name>.swt
You start a session by pressing the Connect
button or choose Connect from the
You can save the current status any time by pressing the Save
button. It will automatically
be saved when you or the BBS disconnects. Every session is logged
in the file <GameName>.log.
If you want to save a session log,
you have to copy this file. It will be replaced
when you start
the next session. The log is very useful feedback
for us if you encounter a bug.
When you are connected to the BBS you can use the main window
just as a normal terminal.
The window will display all ANSI
characters and animation's in full COLOR.
It also has a big useful
scrollback buffer. You can Copy
and Paste text and use Find
to search for a text string.
To the left you have a sidebar with the current trader and ship
status. This information
will be updated automatically when playing. It is mostly correct
but can display some invalid
information after certain operations.
Use the I command in TW
to refresh the information