Telehack is a simulation of a sylized arpanet/usenet, circa 1985-1990. It is a full multi-user simulation, including 25,000 hosts and BBS's the early net, thousands of files from the ero, a collection of adventure and IF games, a working BASIC interpreter with a library of programs to run, simulated historical users, and more. $ telnet telehack.com Trying 188.8.131.52... Connected to telehack.com. Escape character is '^]'. Connected to TELEHACK port 16 It is 2:22 pm on Monday, May 9, 2011 in Mountain View, California, USA There are 3 local users. There are 24139 hosts on the network. Type ? for a command list. Type HELP for a more detailed command listing. Type control-C to interrupt any command. May the command line live forever. Recent changes: * Type BASIC then DIR to see all .bas programs * Type ZRUN for a list of all adventure games * New! Telehack documention: TYPE telehack.txt Command, one of the following: basic dir finger help hosts ipaddr joke login netstat newuser ping starwars telnet traceroute type usenet users zrun .
You can just go to their webpage, www.telehack.com and it has a simulated console that you can use to play. Or you can telnet to www.telehack.com port 23.