LCARS GUI on Windows!

I have discovered the program LCARS24 on SourceForge, which is a 32-bit DPMI interface for DOS-based laptops/PCs. It installs in the root drive of your computer and runs an LCARS interface like from Star Trek when called, containing over a dozen programs and many, many data displays. I’ve managed to get it to run nicely on Windows XP, though I hear your mileage may vary depending on your hardware. I like it, and the SFML markup used by the program to create LCARS data displays shows quite a bit of promise. It’s reasonably intuitive, and the program supports screenshots, so…

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LCARS Shell Attempts

I just tried a program called LOSS (LCARS Operating System Shell) 2005. It was pretty disappointing (though you can try it at http://www.lcarsdeveloper.com/downloads.php). There were three applications: Alarm Clock, Tik Tac Toe, and Command Prompt, the last of which did not work very well. I think this program has a long way to go, though what has been developed looks promising. Update (01/18/2008): It’s been a long time since this post, but if you’re still looking for an LCARS GUI, there’s always . That was months ago, but I’m in the habit of updating my old posts now.

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