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                 ***        Star Trek: The Next Generation         ***
                 ***          Advanced Holodeck Tutorial           ***
                 ***              For Sega Game Gear               ***
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                 ***   Game Guide and Walkthrough - Version 1.00   ***
                 ***       By A.L.T., Copyright November 2010      ***
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    | Table Of Contents                                                          |
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    Index  1.0 - Introduction
    Index  2.0 - Mission Briefing
                 Index 2.1 - The Main Viewscreen
                 Index 2.2 - Ship Navigation
                 Index 2.3 - Contact Crew Members
    Index  3.0 - Ship Operations (Data)
                 Index 3.1 - Warp Drive
                 Index 3.2 - Sensor Report
                 Index 3.3 - Orbiting Procedures
    Index  4.0 - Transporter Operations (O'Brien)
                 Index 4.1 - Beam Up
                 Index 4.2 - Beam Down
                 Index 4.3 - Intruder Capture
    Index  5.0 - Tactical Operations (Worf)
                 Index 5.1 - Shields
                 Index 5.2 - Weapons Arrays
    Index  6.0 - Engineering Operations (LaForge)
                 Index 6.1 - Boost A System
                 Index 6.2 - Damage Control
                 Index 6.3 - Damage Report
    Index  7.0 - Mission Control (Riker)
    Index  8.0 - Red Alert
                 Index 8.1 - Temporal Rift
                 Index 8.2 - Life Support Failure
                 Index 8.3 - Intruder Alert
    Index  9.0 - Ship-To-Ship Combat
                 Index 9.1 - The Field Of Play
                 Index 9.2 - Enemy Ships
                 Index 9.3 - Crew Messages
                 Index 9.4 - Tips For Success
    Index 10.0 - Peaceful Missions
    Index 11.0 - Rescue Missions
    Index 12.0 - Easy Combat Missions
    Index 13.0 - Hard Combat Missions
    Index 14.0 - Unbeatable Situations
    Index 15.0 - Passwords
    Index 16.0 - Afterthoughts
    
    
    
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    | Index 1.0 - Introduction                                                   |
    |____________________________________________________________________________|
    
    Starfleet Academy is the site for the Advanced Holodeck Tutorial, a simulation
    that puts you in the captain’s chair on the bridge of the Federation Starship
    Enterprise.
    
    Captain Jean Luc Picard is your instructor.  He will hand out mission
    assignments and promotions for consistent successfully completed missions.
    You start the game with a rank of Ensign and can be promoted to Lieutenant,
    Lt. Commander, Commander, and Captain.
    
    I can imagine just getting started with a simple mission being a daunting
    task if you don't have access to the game's manual, which explains everything
    nicely.  I will provide that information and much more here in this guide.
    So welcome to the bridge of the Enterprise!  Let's get started.
    
     o Indexes 2.0 through 8.0 contain information equivalent to what is in the
       game's manual, with some additional notes here and there from me.
     o Index 9.0 contains detailed analysis and help for ship-to-ship combat
       situations.
     o Indexes 10.0 through 13.0 contain walkthroughs for the game's missions.
    
    
    
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    | Index 2.0 - Mission Briefing                                               |
    |____________________________________________________________________________|
    
    When the game starts up, you can select "New Game" or "Password".  Select
    "New Game" to start with a rank of Ensign.  Select "Password" and enter a
    password to begin at a previously attained rank.
    
    When you begin a new game, Captain Picard will give you a randomly selected
    mission from the game's mission pool.  Your task is to complete each mission
    before the mission's End Date to earn promotions, where more complicated and
    harder missions become available.
    
     o Captain Picard will never give you the same mission twice in a row.
       However, he could (and probably will) give you a mission you've already
       completed as the game progresses.
    
    Each mission begins with a two-part briefing.  The first part of the briefing
    tells you what the current situation is, where you need to go, and what you
    should do when you get there.  The second part of this briefing is just an
    elaboration on the mission's story and/or goals.
    
    Press Button 1 to advance through the briefing.  After the second part, you
    are on the bridge of the Enterprise, where your decisions will affect the
    fate of your crew and the outcome of the mission.
    
    After you complete a mission's goals, Captain Picard will give you a mission
    summary.  Press any button to advance to a screen that shows your rank and
    password.  This screen is where promotions are earned.  To get a promotion,
    you have to complete a number of missions back to back without any failures.
    
                                      Ensign
                       __________________|
                      / 2 Missions       |
                                         |
                                    Lieutenant
                                         |__________________
                                         |       4 Missions \
                                         |
                                   Lt. Commander
                       __________________|
                      / 6 Missions       |
                                         |
                                     Commander
                                         |__________________
                                         |       8 Missions \
                                         |
                                      Captain
    
    If you fail a mission, Captain Picard's mission summary will tell you what
    went wrong.  You'll keep your current rank, but it'll take more successful
    missions before you gain a new rank.
    
    Example:  If your rank is Lt. Commander, you did 5 successful missions in a
    row, and failed the sixth, you're bumped back down to "square one" for that
    rank.  You'll have to do 6 successful missions before getting a promotion to
    Commander.
    
    Example:  Your rank is Ensign.  You did 2 successful missions and got
    promoted to Lieutenant.  You will now have to do 4 successful missions to
    get the next promotion to Lt. Commander.
    
    Regardless of success or failure, Captain Picard will assign you another
    randomly selected mission, and so the game will continue.  After a new game
    has begun, either by starting a new game or using a password, the only way to
    get the game to reset is to turn the unit off and back on.
    
    The password function allows you to start a new game at a higher rank without
    having to play through a bunch of missions to achieve that rank.  Each rank
    has its own password.
    
    
    
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    | Index 2.1 - The Main Viewscreen                                            |
    |____________________________________________________________________________|
    
    After Captain Picard's mission briefing, you are on the ship's bridge and the
    mission immediately begins, with mission time elapsing.
    
    This game is about the Enterprise and its various operations.  You're in the
    captain's chair with a first person view of the Main Viewscreen, which shows
    what is currently in front of the Enterprise.  Below the Main Viewscreen are
    five Starfleet badges, each of which represents a crew member you can contact.
    Just above the badges is a bar that shows the name of the guy who is currently
    selected.  The currently selected guy's badge is highlighted.
    
    From left to right, here are the crew members at your disposal.
     __________    ____________    ___________    ___________    _______________
    | Mr. Worf |  |  Mr. Data  |  |Mr. LaForge|  |Mr. O'Brien|  |Commander Riker|
    |__________|  |____________|  |___________|  |___________|  |_______________|
      Tactical     Navigational    Engineering    Transporter        Mission
     Operations     Operations     Operations     Operations         Control
    
    To contact a crew member, press the D-Pad left or right to highlight the
    badge of the guy you want to contact, and press Button 2.  This will bring up
    that guy's Crew Screen along with any dialogue he has to say about the
    current situation, and you can navigate his sub-menu to perform desired tasks.
    
    Pressing Button 1 here will bring up a "quick view" Sensor Report.  (See
    Index 3.2 for an explanation of Sensor Reports.)
    
    Pressing Up or Down on the D-Pad will alter the Enterprise's Impulse speed.
    There are two levels of Impulse speed:  Half Impulse and Full Impulse.  Press
    Up to get the ship moving at Half Impulse.  Press Up again to increase to Full
    Impulse.  Press Down to decrease to Half Impulse.  Press Down again for "all
    stop".
    
     o The Enterprise's Impulse speed is not displayed here.  You can tell how
       fast the ship is moving by how fast the star field passes by on the Main
       Viewscreen.  At "all stop", the Enterprise is stationary, and so are stars
       on the Main Viewscreen.  Contact Mr. Data for a precise report on how fast
       the ship is moving.
    
    Press Start to go into Pilot Mode where you can maneuver the Enterprise in
    three dimensions (D-Pad) and use phasers and photon torpedoes if they are
    armed (Buttons 1 and 2).  You can't contact crew members while piloting the
    ship.  Press Start to exit Pilot Mode and get back to Crew Select Mode.
    (The Start button toggles back and forth between the two modes.)
    
     o On the Main Viewscreen you will frequently see one or more markers that
       indicate far away objects that are not in visual range.  These objects
       could be planets, starbases, other ships, or even something different.
       Finding these markers and maneuvering the ship so that the marker is in the
       middle of the screen is important to getting the ship pointed in the right
       direction toward a destination or object you want to reach.  You can also
       use the Sensor Report screen to point your ship in the direction you need
       to go.  Get the Enterprise pointed toward a distant object you want to
       reach, maneuver so the object's marker is in the middle of the Main
       Viewscreen, and get going at Impulse speed to navigate toward your
       destination.
    
     o Planets, starbases, ships, and other objects that are in visual range will,
       of course, appear on the Main Viewscreen in living color.
    
    That should about cover the controls and game play for the Main Viewscreen.
    Other Indexes of this guide will address specific crew member functions and
    ship-to-ship combat.
    
     o As the mission progresses, a crew member's badge may start flashing.  This
       indicates that the guy is trying to contact you with important information.
       Contact him to see what he has to say.  If a guy's badge is flashing along
       with a low beeping sound, his message is urgent (drop whatever you're doing
       and get in touch with this guy immediately).
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    | Main Viewscreen Controls - Crew Select Mode |
    |_____________________________________________|
      D-Pad Left/Right - Highlight Crew Member
      D-Pad Up/Down - Adjust Impulse Speed
      Button 1 - "Quick View" Sensor Report
      Button 2 - Contact Highlighted Crew Member
      Start - Go To Pilot Mode
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    | Main Viewscreen Controls - Pilot Mode       |
    |_____________________________________________|
      D-Pad - Maneuver Enterprise
      Button 1 - Launch Torpedo
      Button 2 - Fire Phasers
      Start - Go To Crew Select Mode
    
     o Weapons will not work if they haven't been armed or have been destroyed by
       enemy fire.
    
    
    
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    | Index 2.2 - Ship Navigation                                                |
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    For clarity's sake, let's pause for a moment and examine the environment in
    which the game takes place.  It's split up into sectors, each of which is
    given a planet name for easy reference.  Earth, Vulcan, Rigel III, etc.  Each
    mission begins at Earth with the Enterprise facing the planet, which is
    visible on the Main Viewscreen.
    
    Just like in the TV show, there are two types of navigation here:  Warp Drive
    and Impulse Drive.  Warp Drive is used to travel from one sector to another.
    Impulse Drive is used to navigate while inside a sector.  Mr. Data handles
    Warp Drive operations, as covered at Index 3.1 of this guide.  You handle
    Impulse Drive maneuvers, as previously covered at Index 2.1 above.
    
    You cannot get to another sector just by traveling at Full Impulse.  While it
    is possible to travel a good distance away from the sector's planet, you won't
    be able to reach another sector.  That's what Warp Drive is for.
    
    Each sector has a planet or starbase that should be your point of reference
    while navigating inside the sector.  When you warp to a new sector, the
    Enterprise is usually nearby that sector's planet or starbase, but the ship
    is facing a random direction.  After you have warped to the sector where you
    need to go, you will have to navigate at Impulse speed (Pilot Mode) to get to
    the planet or starbase there.  Then you can get in orbit over the planet and
    do transporter operations or whatever you need to do there.
    
    To get to a planet or starbase inside a sector you've just warped to, you will
    have to consult Mr. Data's Sensor Report (covered at Index 3.2), point the
    Enterprise toward your desired destination, go into Pilot Mode at the Main
    Viewscreen, look around and maneuver to get the planet's marker in the center
    of the Main Viewscreen, then get the ship moving at Impulse speed to travel
    to your destination.  When you arrive at the destination, the marker will
    be replaced with a visual of the planet.  Slow down so you don't fly past the
    planet.  When the planet is large on the Main Viewscreen, halt the ship's
    movement.  Now you can contact Mr. Data to perform the procedures to get in
    orbit over the planet.
    
    If the sector has a starbase instead of a planet, you don't need to get in
    orbit.  You need only maneuver the Enterprise to where the starbase is and
    get close to it.
    
    If you need to beam people or supplies from a friendly ship in the sector,
    travel at Full Impulse to catch up with the ship (the other ship is always
    traveling at Half Impulse).  When the other ship is large on the Main
    Viewscreen, slow down to Half Impulse.  You're now close to the other ship
    and have matched its speed.  Now you can perform transporter operations.
    
     o If the Sensors show the Enterprise facing the planet or another object you
       want to reach but no marker shows up on the Main Viewscreen, go into Pilot
       Mode and look around.  Pan up and down, examining the field of play until
       the marker shows up.  Planets, starbases, and other objects of interest are
       always in the middle of the field of play (you will be able to pan up or
       down from it while viewing its marker).  If you look up or down too far,
       you will reach the upper or lower edge of the field of play, and you will
       not be able to look or maneuver further in that direction.
    
     o I will explain more about the field of play at Index 9.1 where we discuss
       ship-to-ship combat.
    
    
    
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    | Index 2.3 - Contact Crew Members                                           |
    |____________________________________________________________________________|
    
    When you contact any of the five crew members available, his crew screen will
    come up.  To the right of his portrait is an information window that displays
    status information about the system he controls.  For most systems, it will
    say "On Line" or "Off Line".  A system that has been badly damaged or
    destroyed will be "Off Line" and unavailable for use.  Under the portrait and
    information window are two or three Starfleet badges that represent tasks this
    guy can perform.
    
    If the guy you are contacting had a flashing badge on the Main Viewscreen, the
    screen will immediately scroll up to show you what he has to say about the
    current situation.  Press Button 1 to scroll the screen back down so you can
    access his functions.
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    | Crew Screen Controls                        |
    |_____________________________________________|
      D-Pad Left/Right - Highlight Crew Function
      Button 1 - View Most Recent Message
      Button 2 - Activate Highlighted Function
      Start - Exit To Main Viewscreen
    
     o As seen here, the D-Pad is used to navigate menus, and Button 2 activates
       the highlighted function.  This is true for most of the game, especially
       on the Main Viewscreen and Crew Screens.  Button 2 almost always activates
       something, while Button 1 sometimes shows you a previously viewed message
       or exits to the Main Viewscreen.  The Start button almost always cancels an
       action in progress or exits to the Main Viewscreen.  I will provide the
       controls for each of the game's functions in the Indexes that cover them.
       As a rule of thumb, Button 2 activates things, and Start exits back to the
       Main Viewscreen.
    
    
    
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    | Index 3.0 - Ship Operations (Data)                                         |
    |____________________________________________________________________________|
    
    The manual for this game starts us out with Mr. Worf, who handles some of the
    combat functions.  I'm going to start us off with Mr. Data, who handles the
    Warp Drive, Sensors, and Orbiting procedures.  Before we can do much else
    during a mission, we have to get to the sector where the mission takes place.
    There are situations where we will want to do some things in preparation for
    a mission before warping away from Earth, but getting to the theater of action
    where the mission takes place is important.
    
     o Mr. Data's functions, from left to right:
       Warp Drive . Sensors . Orbiting Procedure
    
    
    
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    | Index 3.1 - Warp Drive                                                     |
    |____________________________________________________________________________|
    
    The crew screen for Warp Drive tells us which sector we are currently in and
    the Impulse speed of the Enterprise (Full, Half, or Halted).  The information
    window next to Mr. Data's portrait says "Course".  Under that is displayed
    "Sector" along with the planet name of the sector the Enterprise is currently
    in.  Under that is "Status" along with the current Impulse speed.  Below, the
    left badge is highlighted.
    
    Press Button 2, and a Course Setting screen will appear.  You'll see a list of
    planet names.  Press the D-Pad Up or Down to cycle through the available
    sectors.  The sector you will warp to is the one with the arrows pointing at
    it.  Earth is at the top of the list.  Planets further down on the list are
    increasingly farther away from Earth, with the sector at the bottom of the
    list being the farthest away.  The farther away a sector is from Earth, the
    more mission time it will take to get there.
    
    With your destination chosen, press Left or Right to adjust the ship's warp
    speed.  A large horizontal bar at upper screen will fill up as you increase
    the warp speed from 0 to 9.  Above that is an indicator that tells you which
    warp speed has been chosen ("Warp 1", for example).  Warp 9 is the fastest
    speed, and Warp 1 is the slowest.
    
    Below the list of planets, the estimated time of arrival is displayed in the
    form of a stardate.  This will change as you adjust the warp speed, with lower
    speeds taking longer to reach the destination.
    
    Press Button 2 to engage the Warp Drive.  You'll see a scene that shows the
    Enterprise warping away from the planet where it was and appearing at your
    selected destination, then you'll be returned to the Main Viewscreen where
    you can contact crew members.
    
    Warp travel takes place instantly, with the stardate reflecting the game time
    spent getting from one sector to another.  (See Index 7.0 for information
    about stardates and elapsed mission time.)
    
     o When Captain Picard assigns you a mission, the sector(s) you need to travel
       to are randomly chosen.
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    | Warp Drive Controls                         |
    |_____________________________________________|
      D-Pad Up/Down - Select Destination
      D-Pad Left/Right - Select Warp Speed
      Button 2 - Engage Warp Drive
      Button 1 - Exit To Main Viewscreen
      Start - Exit To Main Viewscreen
    
    
    
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    | Index 3.2 - Sensor Report                                                  |
    |____________________________________________________________________________|
    
    The crew screen for Sensors displays "Sensors" in the information window next
    to Mr. Data's portrait along with "Status" (On Line or Off Line).  Below, the
    middle badge is highlighted.
    
    Press Button 2 to access the Sensor Report.  It shows an overhead view of the
    sector the Enterprise is in, with the Enterprise in the middle of the field.
    This shows us which direction the Enterprise is facing.  To the left of the
    field is the magnification indicator (x1 to x6).  Below the field is a
    readout window that shows the status of the currently selected object.  A
    marker appears around the Enterprise, and the readout window displays the
    ship's condition (No Damage, Minor Damage, Major Damage).
    
    Press Button 2, and the marker will highlight another scannable object in the
    sector.  Pressing Button 2 here will cycle through the available objects that
    can be scanned, with their condition appearing in the readout window.
    
    Press the D-Pad Up or Down to change the magnification.  A 1x magnification
    displays the largest area surrounding the Enterprise, but objects shown here
    are farther away than they appear.  It shrinks the entire sector to fit it
    inside the field of view.  Use this magnification to get an idea of how many
    objects there are in the sector (planets, starbase, other ships).  As you
    increase the magnification toward 6x, objects will be shown to be farther
    away from the Enterprise, with a 6x magnification representing the actual
    distance other objects are from your ship.  Very distant objects will not
    appear on the display here.
    
     o Adjusting the magnification here will give you an idea of how far away
       things are from your ship.
    
     o Press the D-Pad Left or Right to turn the Enterprise.  If your ship is
       traveling at Impulse speed, it will continue to travel as you examine the
       sensor readouts here.
    
     o Photon Torpedoes fired by enemy ships will show up on the Sensor display.
       If the Enterprise is moving, you can maneuver the ship here to dodge them.
    
     o If your mission goal is to reach a planet or starbase or some other object,
       turn the Enterprise to point it toward the object you need to travel to,
       then exit to the Main Viewscreen, go into Pilot Mode, and look around until
       the object's sensor marker appears on the Main Viewscreen.  With the marker
       centered on the Main Viewscreen, engage the Impulse Drive to get moving and
       travel to your destination.
    
     o If your mission goal is to engage enemy ships in battle, you can watch them
       here to get an idea of their movements.  Wait for a ship to move in front
       of the Enterprise, then exit to the Main Viewscreen and find him there to
       engage him in combat.  Ship-to-ship combat is covered at Index 9.0.
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    | Sensor Report Controls                      |
    |_____________________________________________|
      D-Pad Up/Down - Change Magnification
      D-Pad Left/Right - Turn Enterprise
      Button 2 - Cycle Through Scannable Objects
      Button 1 - Exit To Main Viewscreen
      Start - Pause Game
    
    
    
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    | Index 3.3 - Orbiting Procedures                                            |
    |____________________________________________________________________________|
    
    The crew screen here displays "Orbit" in the information window next to Mr.
    Data's portrait, along with the name of the "Sector" the Enterprise is in and
    "Status" (No Orbit, In Orbit).  Below, the right-hand badge is highlighted.
    
     o Before you can transport passengers or cargo from a planet, the Enterprise
       must be in orbit over the planet.
    
     o Before you can get in orbit, the Enterprise must be close to the planet.
       The planet will be visible on the Main Viewscreen.  Mr. Data will inform
       you if you're too far away from the planet.  Exit to the Main Viewscreen
       and maneuver the ship closer to the planet, then try again.
    
    Press Button 2 to launch the Orbit Mini-Game.  It looks similar to the
    Main Viewscreen.  You have to keep the Enterprise on course by steering the
    ship through waypoints.  Waypoints are represented by red boxes that are small
    in the distance and get larger as the ship gets closer to them.  The current
    waypoint you need to get through is highlighted yellow.  Use the D-Pad to
    steer the ship through the waypoint without touching its sides.  If a waypoint
    is off screen, an arrow will direct you to steer toward it.
    
    At the bottom of the screen is a bar graph that tracks your progress.  The
    number of bars displayed represents the number of waypoints you need to steer
    through to keep the Enterprise on course.  As you progress through waypoints,
    the bars will light up yellow to track your progress.  The higher the bar, the
    more mistakes you made while navigating through that waypoint.  If a bar gets
    really high and goes into the red, that means you either touched the side of
    the waypoint or missed it completely.  The computer will average your success
    rate to determine if the ship has achieved successful orbit.
    
    The "Caution" light flashes accompanied by a beeping sound if you're in danger
    of failing the attempt.  If you failed to achieve Orbit, Mr. Data will let
    you know.  You can then try again.  There's no penalty for failing an Orbit
    attempt other than mission time spent during the attempt.
    
    When Orbit has been achieved, the Main Viewscreen shows a view of the planet.
    You cannot enter Pilot Mode while in orbit.  To break orbit, simply select
    and engage Orbiting Procedures again from Mr. Data's crew screen.  The ship
    will automatically leave orbit, and you'll be returned to the normal Main
    Viewscreen, where you can pilot the ship again.
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    | Orbit Controls                              |
    |_____________________________________________|
      D-Pad - Steer Enterprise
      Button 1 - Pause Game
      Start - Exit To Main Viewscreen
    
    
    
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    | Index 4.0 - Transporter Operations (O'Brien)                               |
    |____________________________________________________________________________|
    
    Chief O'Brien handles all of the transporter functions of the Enterprise.  The
    transporter has a limited range.  Before you can start beaming stuff up from
    a planet, the Enterprise needs to be in orbit over the planet.  To beam stuff
    up from a starbase, the Enterprise need only be nearby the starbase.  To beam
    something off of another ship, the Enterprise needs to match the other ship's
    speed and direction.  (See Index 2.2 for information about traveling inside
    a sector, and Index 3.3 for Orbit Procedures.)
    
     o Mr. O'Brien's functions, from left to right:
       Beam Up . Beam Down . Intruder Capture
    
    
    
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    | Index 4.1 - Beam Up                                                        |
    |____________________________________________________________________________|
    
    The crew screen here displays "Beam Up" in the information window next to Mr.
    O'Brien's portrait, along with transporter "Status" (On Line or Off Line) and
    "Target" classification, which will vary depending on which mission you've
    been assigned.  Below, the left badge is highlighted.
    
     o If you happen to be at the wrong place, a location where there is nothing
       to beam up, the "Target" classification will read "None".
    
    Press Button 2 to launch the Beam Up Mini-Game, which is a topographical grid
    map of the planet's surface.  The Object Window at left shows how many people
    or objects you have to beam up.  Above that is a Lock On bar and Power Status
    bar.  Press the D-Pad to scroll the screen in any direction.  The computer has
    decided on a predetermined beam-up order for the targets.  The Lock On bar
    shows how close you are to the next target you have to beam up.  When the
    Lock On bar fills with red, the target is on screen.  Press and hold Button 2
    and move the transporter sight over the target to beam him up.  The Power
    Status bar will fill up with red during the beam-up procedure, after which
    the target is beamed up.  Look around for the next target you have to find.
    
     o The map is a square.  If you arrive at an edge of the map, you won't be
       able to scroll any further.  If the Lock On bar doesn't show any activity,
       scroll the screen back toward what you feel to be the center of the area,
       where you have a better chance of finding your next target.
    
     o In rescue situations, people are moving around.  In peaceful situations,
       they will be stationary.  Cargo is always stationary.
    
     o While you're looking around, you will probably see targets that you can't
       beam up yet (you have to beam up all the targets in correct order).
       Remember where these targets are for later reference.
    
    Focus on finding the targets one at a time, always keeping an eye on the Lock
    On bar.  That's your guide to finding the current target that you have to
    find.  When all of the targets have been beamed up, you'll see a scene of
    them appearing in the transporter room.  After that, you'll be returned to the
    Main Viewscreen.
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    | Beam Up Controls                            |
    |_____________________________________________|
      D-Pad - Scroll Screen
      D-Pad (With Button 2 Held) - Move Sight
      Button 2 (Hold) - Beam Up Target
      Start - Exit To Main Viewscreen
    
    
    
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    | Index 4.2 - Beam Down                                                      |
    |____________________________________________________________________________|
    
    The crew screen here displays "Beam Down" in the information window next to
    Mr. O'Brien's portrait, along with transporter "Status" (On Line or Off Line)
    and "Cargo Hold" contents, which will vary depending on who or what you've
    beamed up to the Enterprise.  Below, the middle badge is highlighted.
    
    Press Button 2 to energize the transporter.  Beaming down takes place
    automatically, accompanied by a scene of the passenger or object disappearing
    in the transporter room.  Mission accomplished!  You'll be returned to the
    Main Viewscreen.
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    | Beam Down Controls                          |
    |_____________________________________________|
      Button 2 - Beam Down Target(s)
      Button 1 - Exit To Main Viewscreen
      Start - Exit To Main Viewscreen
    
    
    
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    | Index 4.3 - Intruder Capture                                               |
    |____________________________________________________________________________|
    
    The crew screen here displays "Intruder" in the information window next to Mr.
    O'Brien's portrait, along with transporter "Status" (On Line or Off Line).
    Below, the right-hand badge is highlighted.
    
    Occasionally, intruders may gain access to the Enterprise and start doing
    random damage to ship's systems.  This is a Red Alert scenario.  Mr. Worf will
    let you know it's happening with an urgent message.  Contact Mr. O'Brien
    here to beam the intruders into the transporter room for capture.  (Index 8.0
    contains more information about Red Alert situations.)
    
    Press Button 2 to launch the Beam Up Mini-Game.  This works the same way as
    beaming targets up from a planet or another ship, except the grid now shows
    areas inside the Enterprise.  There are eight decks on the ship where
    intruders could be lurking.  Press and hold Button 1 and push Up or Down on
    the D-Pad to change the deck you're currently looking at.  An indicator at the
    left shows which deck you're looking at, numbered from 0 to 7.
    
    As with beaming up people or objects from a planet or another ship, the ship's
    computer has decided on a predetermined order for beaming the intruders into
    the transporter room.  Use the Lock On bar to find an intruder, quickly beam
    him out of the area, then scroll the screen back toward the center of the deck
    and start looking for the next intruder (who may be on another deck).  If the
    Lock On bar isn't showing any activity, move your search to another deck.
    
    Search all eight decks as quickly as you can and beam up all of those nasty
    alien intruders.  When you snag the last guy, a scene will show the intruders
    appearing in the transporter room, where ship security will capture them.
    After that, you'll be returned to the Main Viewscreen.
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    | Intruder Capture Controls                   |
    |_____________________________________________|
      D-Pad - Scroll Screen
      D-Pad (With Button 2 Held) - Move Sight
      Button 2 (Hold) - Beam Up Target
      Button 1 (Hold) - With Up/Down To Change Deck
      Start - Exit To Main Viewscreen
    
    
    
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    | Index 5.0 - Tactical Operations (Worf)                                     |
    |____________________________________________________________________________|
    
    Mr. Worf handles the Enterprise's shields and weapons.  This is a simple
    matter of turning them on or off.  That's all he does.
    
     o Mr. Worf's functions, from left to right:
       Shields . Weapons
    
    
    
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    | Index 5.1 - Shields                                                        |
    |____________________________________________________________________________|
    
    The crew screen here displays "Shields" in the information window next to Mr.
    Worf's portrait along with "Status" (Lowered or Raised).  Below, the left
    badge is highlighted.
    
    Press Button 2 to raise or lower the shields.  A function screen will display
    raising or lowering.  Afterward you'll be returned to the Main Viewscreen.
    
     o All missions begin with the Enterprise's shields lowered.
    
     o Transporter operations (Beam Up and Beam Down) cannot happen while the
       shields are up.  If you need to transport people or cargo after a combat
       situation, remember to lower the shields.  If you forget, Mr. O'Brien will
       remind you when you try to operate the transporter for a Beam Up or Beam
       Down operation.
    
     o If Intruders get aboard the Enterprise, you don't have to lower the shields
       before engaging Intruder Capture procedures (the intruders are aboard the
       Enterprise, and the transporter will work for beaming them within the ship
       while the shields are raised).
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    | Shields Controls                            |
    |_____________________________________________|
      Button 2 - Raise/Lower Shields
      Button 1 - Exit To Main Viewscreen
      Start - Exit To Main Viewscreen
    
    
    
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    | Index 5.2 - Weapons Arrays                                                 |
    |____________________________________________________________________________|
    
    The crew screen here displays "Weapons" in the information window next to Mr.
    Worf's portrait along with "Phasers" and "Photons" (Armed or Disarmed for
    each).  Below, the right-hand badge is highlighted.
    
    Press Button 2 to arm or disarm the weapons systems.  A function screen will
    display arming or disarming.  Afterward you'll be returned to the Main
    Viewscreen.
    
     o All missions begin with the Enterprise's weapons disarmed.
    
     o Phasers and Photon Torpedoes are always armed or disarmed together.
    
     o I'm not sure why you'd want to disarm the weapons after having armed them.
    
     o Phasers get their power from the Enterprise's warp core.  They can
       potentially be weakened by damage to the ship's power supply.  Mr. LaForge
       monitors this in Engineering and will provide damage reports.
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    | Weapons Arrays Controls                     |
    |_____________________________________________|
      Button 2 - Arm/Disarm Weapons
      Button 1 - Exit To Main Viewscreen
      Start - Exit To Main Viewscreen
    
    
    
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    | Index 6.0 - Engineering Operations (LaForge)                               |
    |____________________________________________________________________________|
    
    Mr. LaForge handles the Enterprise's engineering functions, which include
    boosting power to a system, damage control, and repairs.  He's the guy who
    will tell you how "healthy" the Enterprise is.  As the ship takes damage
    during encounters with hostile aliens, Mr. LaForge will provide detailed
    damage reports.  You can also direct his repair efforts and tell him which
    damaged system to repair first.
    
     o Mr. LaForge's functions, from left to right:
       Boost A System . Damage Control . Damage Report
    
    
    
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    | Index 6.1 - Boost A System                                                 |
    |____________________________________________________________________________|
    
    The crew screen here displays "Power" in the information window next to Mr.
    LaForge's portrait, along with "Power Level" (percentage of power being
    provided by the warp core) and "Boosted System" (Phasers, Shields,
    Transporter, or None).  Below, the left badge is highlighted.
    
     o As the ship takes damage during combat, the Power Level may be affected
       (especially if Warp Drive has been damaged).
    
     o There are many combat situations where boosting the phasers or shields can
       make a difference.  I haven't had occasion to boost the transporter (time
       spent boosting the transporter is usually better spent just beaming targets
       normally in a crisis situation).  But maybe I haven't encountered a really
       nasty situation where the transporter has been heavily damaged and taking
       some extra time to boost it would improve its effectiveness.
    
    Press Button 2 to launch the Boost System Mini-Game.  You'll see a circuit
    board with blue pathways connecting outputs at the upper left side of the
    field to the inputs at the lower left side.  The blue pathways meet up with
    nodes along the way.  Each node has a "=" or "X" that affects how a power
    spark will pass through it.  Power sparks are released from the outputs at the
    upper left side of the field and travel through the maze of blue pathways
    until they reach an input at the lower left side of the screen.
    
     o The Phaser system input is marked by a "P".
     o Under that, the Shields input is marked by an "S".
     o Under that, the Transporter input is marked by a "T".
    
     o Under each system's letter marker is a number that shows how many power
       sparks have been collected there.
    
    What you have to do here is change the nodes to guide the power sparks into
    the desired input.  Press the D-Pad Up, Down, Left, and Right to move the
    cursor from one node to another.  Move the cursor to a node that a power spark
    has not yet arrived at, and press Button 2 to toggle the node between "=" and
    "X" to help guide the power spark toward the input you want it to arrive at.
    
    Here's how the nodes work:
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    |      Example 1               Example 2      |
    | ___.___ ___ ___.___     ___.___ ___ _______ |
    |        | = |                   | X |        |
    |     ___|___|_____           ___|___|___._   |
    |    |             |         |             |  |
    |_____________________________________________|
    
     ___  Blue Path
      .   Power Spark
     ___
    |   | Node
    |___|
    
    In Example 1, the power spark to the left of the node is traveling rightward
    along the upper pathway to meet up with the node.  The "=" will send it moving
    along the upper pathway as pictured.  If a power spark comes in from the lower
    pathway, the "=" will send it to the lower pathway on the right.
    
    In Example 2, the power spark to the left of the node is traveling rightward
    along the upper pathway to meet up with the node.  The "X" will send it moving
    along the lower pathway as pictured.  If a power spark comes in from the lower
    pathway in this scene, the "X" will send it to the upper pathway on the right.
    
     o At a rank of Ensign, you'll only get 3 power sparks, released one at a
       time.  As you gain in rank toward Captain, you'll get 4 to 7 power sparks,
       with some of them released together.  However, even at the Captain
       difficulty, you'll have plenty of time to create a pathway to guide the
       sparks to your desired input.
    
    When all of the power sparks have reached an input, the system that has the
    most power sparks will get the boost.  So, for example, if you got 2 of them
    into Phasers, 1 into Shields, and 1 into Transporter, the Phasers will be
    boosted.  A boosted system always doubles its performance.
    
    After the operation is complete, you'll be returned to the Main Viewscreen.
    Check back with Mr. LaForge to see visual confirmation of the system you
    boosted.  "Phasers", "Shields", or "Transporter" will appear under "Boosted
    System" in the information window.  Mr. Worf's information window for
    "Shields" and "Weapons" will also indicate whether or not the shields or
    phasers have been boosted.
    
     o The maze you have to navigate the sparks through is complicated but not too
       hard to figure out.  Experiment with setting up different nodes ahead of
       time, keeping an eye on where the power sparks are, and keep an eye out for
       blue pathways that cross over or under each other.  These are not
       intersections.  A power spark will always stay on the blue path it's on,
       even if it crosses over or under another blue path.  The nodes are the only
       intersections here, and those are where you can direct the sparks onto
       another path.
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    | Boost A System Controls                     |
    |_____________________________________________|
      D-Pad - Move Cursor
      Button 2 - Change Selected Node ("=" or "X")
      Button 1 - Exit To Main Viewscreen
      Start - Exit To Main Viewscreen
    
    
    
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    | Index 6.2 - Damage Control                                                 |
    |____________________________________________________________________________|
    
    The crew screen here displays "Repair" in the information window next to Mr.
    LaForge's portrait, along with the name of the "System" Mr. LaForge is
    currently working on repairing and that system's "Status" (a percentage).
    Below, the middle badge is highlighted.
    
    Press Button 2 to go to the Damage Control screen, which shows all eight of
    the ship's systems and their statuses, in order of importance from top to
    bottom.  Each system has a "health bar" that shows how damaged it is.
    
    Press Up or Down to move the marker and select a system to examine.  Its
    current repair status is displayed in a System Status window below (it shows
    that system's percentage, from 0% to 100%).  Press Button 2 to direct Mr.
    LaForge to begin repairing that system.
    
     o The Enterprise always begins a new mission with all of its systems in top
       condition.  If your ship was badly damaged during a previous mission,
       everything is repaired to full strength for the next one.
    
     o Mr. LaForge will automatically work on repairing the ship's most important
       system if it takes damage, and he will continue to work on those repairs
       until it's at 100%.  After that, he'll begin repairing the next system in
       order of priority unless you direct him to do otherwise.
    
    Here are the Enterprise's eight systems:
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    |_____________________________________________|
     o Life Support - The Ship's "Health"
     o Warp Drive - Affects Warp Speed
     o Impulse Drive - Affects Impulse Speed
     o Shields - Affects Shield Effectiveness
     o Phasers - Affects Phaser Effectiveness
     o Photons - Affects Torpedo Effectiveness
     o Sensors - Affects Sensor Effectiveness
     o Transporter - Affects Beam Up Speed
    
     o Life Support is the ship's "health bar".  If it gets destroyed (0%), the
       Enterprise is destroyed and the mission is lost.
    
     o If Warp Drive gets badly damaged, you may only be able to travel at low
       warp speeds (not good).  If it gets destroyed, warp drive will not be
       available at any speed.
    
     o If the Impulse Drive takes a lot of damage, the ship may not be able to
       travel at Full Impulse.  If it suffers heavy damage or gets destroyed, the
       ship will come to a halt.
    
     o Shields do not make the Enterprise invulnerable to damage while they are
       raised.  They absorb some of the damage from hits.  As the shields weaken,
       they absorb less damage, and other systems take more damage.  If the
       shields are destroyed, other systems will take full damage from enemy hits.
    
     o If the Phasers are damaged, they will do less damage on enemy ships.  If
       this system is severely damaged or destroyed, you won't be able to fire
       your phasers.
    
     o If the Photons are damaged, they will do less damage on enemy ships, and
       you may only be able to fire one at a time (under optimal conditions you
       can fire two at a time).  If this system is severely damaged or destroyed,
       you won't be able to launch photon torpedoes.
    
     o If the Sensors are damaged, they may give out partial information on the
       status of objects in the sector.  If this system is destroyed, you'll get
       no response from the Sensors at all.
    
     o As the Transporter takes damage, it will take longer to beam up targets.
       The more damaged the system is, the longer it takes to beam something up.
       If this system takes severe damage, you won't be able to beam up, beam
       down, or capture intruders at all.
    
     o Anywhere except Earth orbit, Mr. LaForge's rate of repair is slow.  If the
       ship suffers heavy damage across the board or if you need something
       repaired quickly, you might consider warping to Earth and getting in orbit
       over the planet there.  The additional resources of Starfleet at your "home
       base" will dramatically speed up repairs.  Keep in mind, though, that
       warping to Earth will use up mission time.
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    | Damage Control Controls                     |
    |_____________________________________________|
      D-Pad Up/Down - Select System
      Button 2 - Begin Repairing Selected System
      Button 1 - Exit To Main Viewscreen
    
    
    
     ____________________________________________________________________________
    | Index 6.3 - Damage Report                                                  |
    |____________________________________________________________________________|
    
    The crew screen here displays "Damage" in the information window next to Mr.
    LaForge's portrait, along with "Ship Status" (a percentage indicating the
    ship's overall "health").  Below, the right-hand badge is highlighted.
    
    Press Button 2 to see an overhead visual of the Enterprise.  Damaged systems
    flash red, with rapidly flashing areas being more damaged than others.
    
     o I don't find this graphic very useful for determining my ship's condition.
       It mostly provides something to look at while waiting for repairs to
       complete. The Damage Control screen provides a better at-a-glance situation
       report.
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    | Damage Report Controls                      |
    |_____________________________________________|
      Button 1 - Exit To Main Viewscreen
    
    
    
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    | Index 7.0 - Mission Control (Riker)                                        |
    |____________________________________________________________________________|
    
    Commander Riker is your second in command.  It's his job to help you complete
    your mission in a timely manner.  In this capacity, his crew screen here
    displays the "Current Stardate" and "Mission End Date" along with a recap of
    Captain Picard's mission briefing.
    
     o If you forgot what you have to do or where you have to go, contact Mr.
       Riker for a reminder.
    
     o Each new game or game started with a password begins at Stardate 40000.0,
       with the timer counting as soon as the first mission begins.  From then on,
       the stardate can serve as an indicator of "total elapsed game time".  Each
       new mission picks up where the previous one left off.
    
     o Time passes during almost everything you do.  Warping to a sector,
       traveling to a destination, getting in orbit, operating the transporter,
       boosting a system, fighting enemy ships, dealing with Red Alerts...
       Mission time will elapse while you're doing all of these things.  Time even
       passes while you're reading messages from crew members.  I think the only
       things that don't take any time are raising and lowering the shields and
       arming or disarming the weapons.
    
     o Each mission provides more than enough time to complete it before the End
       Date.  However, you never know if a Red Alert or something else might
       happen to delay your progress.  Practice accomplishing tasks and contacting
       crew members quickly.
    
     o When you have to return to Earth for speedy repairs, which will be often,
       keep an eye on the current stardate as you oversee the repairs to your
       ship's systems.  Make sure there will be enough time remaining to warp back
       to the battle and finish off the enemy.  If you run out of time, the
       mission is failed.
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    | Mission Control Controls                    |
    |_____________________________________________|
      Start - Exit To Main Viewscreen
    
    
    
     ____________________________________________________________________________
    | Index 8.0 - Red Alert                                                      |
    |____________________________________________________________________________|
    
    Red Alert scenarios are random events that could happen at any time during a
    mission.  They don't show up very often, and you may be able to play through
    a large number of missions before one finally shows up.  When they do show up,
    they can end up being anything from a minor setback to a complete disaster.
    
    As with normal crew communications, a Red Alert begins with a crew member's
    badge flashing to indicate that he has an important message for you.  In this
    case, the flashing badge is accompanied by a low-pitched beep to accentuate
    its urgency.  Drop whatever you were doing and contact the guy immediately.
    
     o As far as I can tell, Red Alerts do not happen while you're engaged in
       Orbiting Procedures, Beam Up operations, Boosting a system, or if you are
       consulting with a crew member on his Crew Screen.  Red Alerts always show
       up while you're at the Main Viewscreen (with exception of the Temporal
       Rift, which always shows up during warp travel).  This makes these random
       events potentially deadly, as ship-to-ship combat takes place at the Main
       Viewscreen.
    
    
    
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    | Index 8.1 - Temporal Rift                                                  |
    |____________________________________________________________________________|
    
    This dangerous random event occasionally shows up right after you've engaged
    the warp engines to warp to another sector.  Commander Riker will immediately
    announce on his crew screen that the Enterprise has fallen into a Temporal
    Rift where time moves backward (you don't have to contact him).
    
    To free the ship from this anomaly, you'll have to get the ship in orbit
    around the nearest star.  Mr. Data has already set a course for that star.
    As soon as you're finished reading Mr. Riker's message and press Button 1 to
    move on, the Orbit Mini-Game will launch.  This works exactly the same as
    normal Orbit Procedures (see Index 3.3).  You'll only have one chance to
    achieve orbit.  If you fail, the mission's over.
    
    After you've gained orbit, the Enterprise will be in a different sector from
    the one where you started.  Take stock of the situation and get headed back
    in the right direction.
    
    
    
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    | Index 8.2 - Life Support Failure                                           |
    |____________________________________________________________________________|
    
    This deadly random event can happen at any time while you're at the Main
    Viewscreen.  Mr. LaForge's badge will flash and beep.  Contact him
    immediately, and he will inform you that the Life Support system is losing
    power.  This directly correlates to progressive Life Support damage (see
    Damage Control at Index 6.2).
    
    To fix the problem, you have to redirect power into the Life Support system.
    The Boost System Mini-Game will run.  The "P", "S", and "T" marking the inputs
    at the lower left side of the screen have all been replaced with "L"s.  This
    works like the Boost System Mini-Game, except that now your goal is to get one
    energy spark into each of the three "L"s.  Only 3 sparks will be released, and
    if any input collects more than one of them, the attempt fails.  If you don't
    get it on the first try, don't panic.  There's usually enough time for at
    least three tries before the Life Support is gone.
    
    After power has been restored, Mr. LaForge will contact you to inform you of
    your success and that repairs to the Life Support are ongoing.  Check the
    system's status at Damage Control before moving on or getting back to what
    you were doing.  If extensive repairs are needed, you might consider pausing
    to do that, depending on what kind of situation you're in.
    
    
    
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    | Index 8.3 - Intruder Alert                                                 |
    |____________________________________________________________________________|
    
    This very difficult situation can happen at any time while you're at the Main
    Viewscreen.  As head of security, Mr. Worf will announce that alien intruders
    have gotten aboard the Enterprise.  His badge will flash and beep.  Contact
    him to see his urgent message.
    
    The intruders hang out on random decks and sometimes move from one deck to
    another, doing random damage to ship's systems in the process.  Contact Mr.
    O'Brien and run the Intruder Capture Mini-Game as described at Index 4.3.
    Find all of these troublesome buggers and beam them into the transporter room
    for capture as quickly as you can.
    
    After they're all captured, consult Mr. LaForge for a damage assessment.
    If extensive repairs are needed here, you might want to pause and get that
    dealt with before moving on, depending on what kind of situation you're in.
    
    
    
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    |_____________________________________________|
     o This Index concludes information presented in the game's manual.  I added
       quite a few notes of my own to further clarify some of the game play
       features and how various things work.  The manual, while thorough, only
       provides controls and basic game play information.  My additional notes
       added much to it.  I hope there weren't too many spoilers.
    
     o If you'd like to take a crack at the game on your own without warping full
       speed to Planet Spoiler, read no further.  The rest of this guide will
       provide strategies for specific encounters and walkthroughs for all of the
       missions.
    
    
    
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    | Index 9.0 - Ship-To-Ship Combat                                            |
    |____________________________________________________________________________|
    
    Combat takes place on the Main Viewscreen.  Keep in mind that there are two
    modes here.  Crew Select Mode and Pilot Mode, with the Start button toggling
    between the two.  New missions always begin in Crew Select Mode.
    
    As previously mentioned at Index 2.1, Crew Select Mode is where you select
    crew members to contact and adjust the Enterprise's Impulse speed.  Pilot Mode
    is where you can steer the ship in any direction, and operate the phasers and
    photon torpedoes.
    
    Button 2 fires the phasers.  You can hold down the button for a sustained
    burst of phaser fire or just press the button for quick fire.  Both are
    equally effective at doing damage to enemy ships, but I prefer quick fire
    because it allows for continuous fire.  If you hold down the button for
    sustained fire, the phasers will stop firing after a short while, and you'll
    have to press the button again to fire again.  There's a brief delay here
    while the phaser banks recharge.  You won't encounter this delay if you use
    quick fire.
    
    Button 1 launches a photon torpedo directly ahead.  These are dumb-fire
    projectiles that travel in a straight line, making them harder to aim at enemy
    ships that are constantly moving around.  To hit a ship that is moving left
    or right, lead the target.  Aim where it looks like he's going, not where he
    currently is.  The distance you will have to lead your target will vary
    depending on how far away he is (lead far ahead of distant targets).  You can
    fire two torpedoes at a time.  You have to wait until the first one hits a
    target or detonates in space a good distance away from the Enterprise before
    you can fire off another one.
    
    Both of your weapons fire toward the middle of the Main Viewscreen.  That's
    where you'll want enemy ships to be.  Maneuver so your desired target is in
    the center of the screen and fire away.
    
     o Phasers and torpedoes will have no affect on very distant objects that are
       represented by a sensor marker on the Main Viewscreen.  Those objects are
       outside firing range.
    
     o Your phasers make a low-pitched hum when fired.  You will hear enemy
       phasers make a different pitched humming sound.
    
     o A phaser hit scored on an enemy ship is accompanied by a small explosion on
       screen and a small explosion sound.  A photon torpedo hit creates a larger
       explosion on the target and a longer, more devastating explosion sound.
    
     o Phaser hits scored by enemy ships on the Enterprise are accompanied by a
       brief red flash on the Main Viewscreen and a small explosion sound.  A
       photon torpedo that hits the Enterprise will shake the screen in addition
       to the red flash and a longer, more scary sounding explosion.
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    | Main Viewscreen Controls - Pilot Mode       |
    |_____________________________________________|
      D-Pad - Maneuver Enterprise
      Button 1 - Launch Torpedo
      Button 2 - Fire Phasers
      Start - Go To Crew Select Mode
    
     o Weapons will not work if they haven't been armed or have been destroyed by
       enemy fire.
    
    
    
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    | Index 9.1 - The Field Of Play                                              |
    |____________________________________________________________________________|
    
    During ship-to-ship combat, your main problem will be finding an enemy ship
    and staying with him.  Enemy ships travel at Full Impulse and are constantly
    moving around, usually circling around the Enterprise while firing.  Some
    hostile ships will try to get behind the Enterprise and stay there, which puts
    them outside your field of view.
    
     o Enemy ships can score phaser hits on the Enterprise from behind, above, or
       below.  They can also fire their phasers while retreating away from you
       (something you can't do).
    
     o In the good news department, enemy ships have to turn and face the
       Enterprise to fire their photon torpedoes.  The game plays by its own rules
       here.  Yours fire straight ahead, so do theirs.  However, an enemy ship who
       is behind, above, or below you can hit the Enterprise with torpedoes (he's
       facing you and launching torpedoes while outside your field of view, which
       is kosher).  As far as torpedoes are concerned, the game plays by its own
       rules.  It's enemy phaser fire that breaks the rules.  They can fire their
       phasers in directions other than the direction their ship is facing.  You
       are restricted to firing your weapons straight ahead on the Main
       Viewscreen, which presents us with a bit of a challenge here.
    
    Thankfully, there's a predictable pattern to where enemy ships like to hang
    out on the field of play.  As previously mentioned at Index 2.2, the field of
    play has a "ceiling" and a "floor".  While looking or maneuvering up or down,
    you will eventually reach the edge of the field and be unable to maneuver up
    or down any further.  You can tell when you've reached the "ceiling" or
    "floor" by the way the passing star field behaves in relation to your
    movements.  When you are maneuvering upward or downward, the star field will
    reflect this movement, with stars passing by from the top of the screen while
    you're traveling upward and stars passing by from the bottom of the screen
    while you're traveling downward.  In similar fashion, the star field will pass
    from left to right while you're moving leftward, and from right to left while
    you're moving rightward.  When you're traveling straight ahead, the passing
    stars originate at the center of the screen and pass by in all directions.  If
    you are maneuvering upward and the stars stop passing by from the top of the
    screen, you have reached the "ceiling" of the area and can travel upward no
    further.  The passing star field will behave as if you're traveling straight
    ahead, even if you try to maneuver further upward.  The "floor" of the field
    behaves in a similar manner.
    
    By observing the passing star field in relation to your movements, you can
    tell how far up or down you are on the field.  This will be important to
    locating enemy ships, as they tend to hang out at different heights (or
    horizontal planes) on the field.  In addition, you can always use the sector's
    planet, starbase, or friendly ship as a point of reference for determining
    your vertical position on the field.  These objects are always in the middle
    of the field.  If you see a planet, starbase, or friendly ship on the
    Main Viewscreen, either visually or identified by a sensor marker, moving so
    that the object is in the center of the viewscreen will maneuver the
    Enterprise toward the middle of the field of play.
    
    Here's a common example of sensor markers as seen from a distance on the
    Main Viewscreen.
    
     _______________________________Top_Of_Field_________________________________
    
    
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                  / Enemy Ship 3      _|
    
    
    
     ___________________________Top_Of_Main_Viewscreen___________________________
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       _| Sensor Marker
    
    
    You may have to scroll the Main Viewscreen upward or downward to see "Enemy
    Ship 3" and "Enemy Ship 2".  It depends on how far away they are from the
    Enterprise.  You can directly observe this common formation of enemy ships
    during a few missions where you have to defend a friendly ship from attack.
    The friendly ship is in the middle of the field.  "Enemy Ship 1" should be a
    bit above it, with "Enemy Ship 3" further above, while "Enemy Ship 2" likes
    to hang out below the friendly ship.  This formation is present in most of the
    missions, with two ships hanging out above the planet or starbase and one
    below.
    
    At low ranks such as Ensign and Lieutenant, there may only be one or two
    enemy ships.  If there's only one ship, it'll be "Enemy Ship 1".  If there are
    two ships, remove "Enemy Ship 3" from the picture.
    
     o A few missions that only have two enemy ships will move "Enemy Ship 2" to
       where "Enemy Ship 3" is.  There will be two ships above the planet, and
       none below it.  I will point out which missions have this alternate
       configuration in the mission walkthroughs.
    
    The sensor markers in the example above will move left and right a bit when
    you're at a respectable distance from them.  The planet, starbase, or friendly
    ship in the middle of the field doesn't move.  The markers are weaving back
    and forth because the enemy ships are circling around the planet (or other
    object), and we're viewing this movement from the side (your first person view
    on the Main Viewscreen).  As you get closer to visual range, the markers will
    weave further to the left and right because you are getting closer to the
    moving enemy ships.  Their movement patterns haven't changed.  You're just
    getting closer to them.  Moving objects hardly appear to be in motion when
    viewed at great distances.  Their movements grow more pronounced as your
    vantage point of observation grows closer to them.
    
    Knowing where to start looking for enemy ships should help you to find them on
    the field.  They do not travel up or down, although their horizontal position
    can get nudged a bit up or down by hits from your phasers.
    
    Hostile ships are always moving.  When a guy appears on the Main Viewscreen,
    you will probably see him for a moment, and then he'll move past you.  Stay
    on the horizontal plane where you saw him and maneuver the Enterprise left
    or right at Full Impulse speed to find him while he's circling around your
    ship.  Get him in your sights, fire the phasers to hit him, and stay with him
    as much as possible.  If he flies toward you and moves past you again, search
    left or right to find him again.  Do not maneuver up or down until the enemy
    ship is destroyed.  It will explode on screen with a large visual explosion
    and accompanying sound effect.
    
     o The Enterprise cannot collide with enemy ships.  When a guy turns and moves
       straight toward you, he'll just move past your position on the field.
    
    If you are having great difficulty finding an enemy ship that is nearby and
    firing on the Enterprise, consult the Sensors (see Index 3.2).  The Sensor
    Report only shows an overhead view of the sector.  You will see the positions
    of enemy ships relative to the Enterprise, but there's no way to tell which
    horizontal plane they are on (how high or low they are on the field).  Watch
    the closest enemy's movement at 5x or 6x magnification.  Maneuver the
    Enterprise left or right to get the enemy ship in front of your ship, or wait
    for him to move in a direction that will take him in front of your ship.
    Then quickly exit, get back to Pilot Mode, and see if you can find him.
    Maneuver up or down while looking for him.  If you happen to catch a glimpse
    of him, search for him on the horizontal plane where you saw him.
    
    In most combat situations, I recommend staying with an enemy craft until he's
    toast.  If you break off your assault and move upward or downward, you will
    probably have to locate the enemy you were engaging all over again.  Stay with
    him, keep firing on him, and (barring a Red Alert scenario or some other
    situation that requires your immediate attention) get rid of him as quickly
    as you can.  Then you can consult with Mr. LaForge, get a damage assessment,
    and decide if you should go after another enemy craft or retreat for repairs.
    
    If a Red Alert scenario happens while you're battling an enemy ship, exit to
    Crew Select Mode and deal with the situation.  Keep in mind that the enemy
    ship you were engaging will continue to fire on the Enterprise while you're
    handling the crisis, and the Enterprise will continue to travel forward at
    whatever speed you were traveling at.  After you've dealt with the intruders
    or failing Life Support, the Enterprise will still be on the horizontal plane
    where you were engaging the enemy ship.  Assess the damage situation, then
    decide if you should continue engaging the enemy or retreat for repairs.
    
    
    
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    | Index 9.2 - Enemy Ships                                                    |
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    There are five hostile ships that appear in the game.  Each has his own
    strengths, weaknesses, and personality.  With one exception, these enemy ships
    will travel at Full Impulse while circling around the target they are
    attacking (which isn't always the Enterprise).
    
     o Your rank has a direct affect on how strong and aggressive enemy vessels
       will be.  At low ranks such as Ensign and Lieutenant, enemy ships don't
       fire very often, their phaser hits don't do much damage to the Enterprise,
       and overall they are easy to beat.  As you gain in rank to Lt. Commander
       and Commander, your adversaries will fire their phasers more often, launch
       photon torpedoes more often, and their phaser hits will do more damage.  At
       the mind-numbing Captain level of difficulty, all opponents are at full
       strength, with some being a bit over-powered.
    
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    | Ferengi Marauder                            |
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    These guys appear in three different missions, making them fairly common
    adversaries.  They're usually seen harassing freighters and pirating cargo,
    things that space pirates tend to do.
    
    Ferengi Marauders have medium strength and tend to behave defensively when
    engaged.  They'll often try to get away from you while occasionally weaving
    back and forth to avoid torpedo fire.  On the offensive, they're not the most
    aggressive attackers and can usually be defeated with little trouble, even
    at the Captain difficulty.
    
    These guys are push-overs for photon torpedoes.  Engage a guy with your
    phasers and do some damage.  Stay with him, and he'll usually run from you in
    a straight line while occasionally firing his phasers backward at you.
    Follow him and pelt him with torpedoes while firing your phasers for an easy
    victory.  The Ferengi Marauder will occasionally weave to the left or right to
    dodge your torpedoes.  Wait until he resumes moving straight, center him on
    the screen, and fire your torpedoes.  It's also possible to anticipate his
    evasive maneuvers and lead him with a torpedo.
    
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    | Romulan Warbird                             |
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    Those crafty Romulans will probably be your most commonly encountered
    adversary, making appearances in four different missions.  True to character,
    they are always testing the boundaries of the Neutral Zone to see how far they
    can push into Federation space.  They harass starbases and Federation
    colonies.
    
    Romulan Warbirds are robust opponents.  They can take a lot of phaser fire
    before going down.  Their behavior is a healthy mixture of offense and
    defense.  A Romulan ship will come after you with phaser fire and photon
    torpedoes, then circle around for another assault.  When engaged and damaged,
    they tend to back off and try to keep at a distance while firing their phasers
    at range.  The Warbird will be small on the Main Viewscreen, and may even
    retreat outside firing range (visual of the ship is replaced with a sensor
    marker while he's outside firing range).  He'll soon be back in visual/firing
    range, though, so stay with him.
    
    These guys are hard to hit with photon torpedoes.  You'll have to lead well
    ahead of the Warbird to hit him because he's keeping so much distance on you.
    Use your phasers for reliable damage and keep the distant Warbird at center
    screen as much as possible.  After you follow him for a while, he'll try to
    fake you out by advancing for a direct assault or reversing his direction.
    Stay with him and pound him with phaser hits.
    
    At low ranks, confrontations with Romulan Warbirds are a bit tougher than
    those with Ferengi.  At higher ranks, they're a reasonable challenge.  At the
    mind-numbing Captain difficulty, these guys are a menace.
    
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    | Klingon Attack Cruiser                      |
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    These guys make an appearance in a grand total of one mission.  When I first
    began playing this game in the mid 90s, I played it for quite a while before
    that one mission finally showed up, much to my pleasant surprise.  These are
    renegade Klingons.  They don't represent the friendly Klingon Empire.
    
    Klingon ships are on par with Romulan Warbirds in strength, and their behavior
    is similar as well.  Engage these guys as you would the Romulans.
    
    That one mission is an easy one.  These guys are very beatable even at the
    Captain difficulty.
    
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    | Talarian Ship                               |
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    These guys are the bane of my existence in this game.  They can present a big
    challenge even at Ensign difficulty.  Thankfully, they only show up in two
    missions.
    
    Talarian vessels are very weak.  It doesn't take much phaser fire to destroy
    one of them, and if you manage to score a hit with a torpedo, all the better.
    However, these guys are extremely aggressive with their phasers, firing very
    often with each hit doing loads of damage.  I think these guys are the most
    aggressive enemy in the game.  Two or three Talarians can cut down the
    Enterprise before you know what's happening.
    
    When you find a guy, stay with him and do consistent phaser damage on him.
    Don't lose him.  These guys like to get behind the Enterprise and hang out
    there while pelting your poor ship with phaser fire.  It's very difficult to
    find them and get them to show up on the Main Viewscreen.  When you do find
    one of these guys and do a bit of damage, he tends to behave similar to a
    Ferengi Marauder, though not always.  If he does the "Ferengi Run-For-It",
    slam him with torpedoes.
    
    If you're having great difficulty with the battle, try slowing down to Half
    Impulse.  Watch a Talarian as he moves around, and let him have it with the
    torpedoes when he comes straight at you for an attack run.
    
    Try to be as aggressive on these guys as they are on you, and be prepared to
    retreat for extensive repairs.
    
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    | Borg Ship                                   |
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    The Borg make an appearance in one mission that becomes available at the
    Captain difficulty level.  The Borg do not move around while attacking.
    Instead, the ship will sit in one place, pounding on the Enterprise with
    phasers and torpedoes.  While this dreaded behemoth can be damaged by your
    weapons, it will take more than conventional weaponry to defeat it.
    
    
    
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    | Index 9.3 - Crew Messages                                                  |
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    During battle, one or more crew members may try to contact you.  The badge of
    a guy who is trying to contact you will flash.  Breaking off your assault to
    contact him only to find out that his message wasn't of vital importance will
    waste time, during which enemy ships are still firing on the Enterprise.
    Chasing down every message will greatly impair your battle efforts.  There are
    some messages that you can safely ignore for the time being while you're
    duking it out with that Romulan Warbird.  This Index will address these crew
    messages, and others that shouldn't be ignored.
    
     o Upon warping into a sector where other ships are present, Mr. Data will
       immediately try to contact you with the message "Sensors indicate the
       presence of other ships in this sector."  There are very few situations
       where this is news.  You can usually tell that you'll be doing battle from
       Captain Picard's mission briefing alone.  Since we already know that enemy
       ships are here because we came here to fight them, quickly contact Mr. Data
       and exit from his dialogue.  This will clear up Mr. Data's badge, which
       will stop flashing at the Main Viewscreen because we have viewed his
       message.  Later on, if Mr. Data's badge begins flashing, you'll know it's a
       message of greater importance.
    
     o If Mr. Data's badge begins flashing during a battle, he is probably trying
       to inform you that "Another ship has come out of warp in this sector" or
       "A Romulan Warbird has decloaked."  Yes, this can happen!  It's a very rare
       random event.  It can also happen during peaceful missions and rescue
       missions where you won't necessarily have the shields up and weapons armed.
       Be prepared for the remote possibility that a new ship could enter the
       battle.  The newly arrived enemy ship will be on one of the three
       horizontal planes shown above at Index 9.1.
    
       o Update:  Mr. Data's flashing badge is accompanied by a beeping sound,
         indicating that the appearance of a new hostile ship in the sector is a
         Red Alert event!  They included a secret Red Alert event in the game for
         us to discover!  How cool is that?  Makes me wonder if other secrets were
         included as well.
    
     o As the battle progresses and the Enterprise takes damage, Mr. LaForge's
       badge will flash.  He is probably trying to contact you with a report of
       which system has taken damage.  Pause your phaser fire for about a second
       to make sure the flashing badge is not accompanied by a low-pitched beep.
       If there's no beeping sound, ignore Mr. LaForge for the time being and
       concentrate on taking down the enemy you're going after.  We know that the
       Enterprise will be taking damage here.  Chasing down Mr. LaForge every time
       he wants to inform you that a ship's system has taken minor damage is a
       waste of time.
    
       o As you're battling, try to strike a balance between engaging the enemy
         and checking the damage your ship has sustained.  How long you can last
         during a battle depends on a variety of factors.  How many ships are
         firing at you.  What types of ships have been firing at you.  How long
         you've been duking it out with them.  How many actual hits the Enterprise
         has taken.  Whether or not you have the shields boosted.  With
         experience, you can get an idea of how robust the Enterprise is.  Under
         many circumstances, it can take a lot of enemy hits before you'll end up
         in big trouble.  Don't waste time chasing down every message from Mr.
         LaForge, but don't ignore him for too long either.
    
       o If there's a beeping sound along with Mr. LaForge's flashing badge, he's
         trying to inform you that the Life Support is losing power (a Red Alert
         random event).  Drop what you were doing and deal with this situation
         immediately.
    
     o If Mr. Worf's badge flashes, he's probably trying to contact you and say
       that "The shields are collapsing."  Pause your phaser fire for about a
       second to make sure the flashing badge is not accompanied by a low-pitched
       beep.  If there's no beeping sound, then Mr. Worf is indeed telling you
       that the shields have been defeated by enemy fire.  This is probably a good
       time to drop what you're doing, check the damage, and warp away for repairs
       if your ship is badly damaged.  If the ship is still in good overall
       condition, you might be able to stay until you've finished destroying the
       enemy ship you were going after.  It depends on what is happening and how
       many other ships are firing on the Enterprise.  With the shields gone, ship
       systems will take full damage from enemy hits.  The Enterprise could be
       quickly destroyed if more than one ship is firing on it.
    
       o If there's a beeping sound along with Mr. Worf's flashing badge, he's
         trying to inform you that intruders have gotten aboard the ship (a nasty
         Red Alert random event).  There are two things you can do here.  If Warp
         Drive is in good condition and you can achieve a high warp speed (Warp 8
         or 9), warp to Earth, "all stop", and deal with the intruders.  After
         they've been dealt with, get in orbit over Earth for repairs.  The other
         thing you can do here is deal with the intruders on the spot.  This has a
         better chance of success, as it gives the intruders less time to do
         random damage to your ship, but while you're looking for them and dealing
         with them, enemy ships will still be firing on the Enterprise and doing
         damage.  After the intruders have been captured, your ship may need
         extensive repairs (depends on how much damage the intruders were able to
         do and how many hits the Enterprise suffered from enemy ships).  There
         could be a situation where you can easily locate and capture all of the
         intruders with the Enterprise barely taking a scratch in the process.
         Or, if you're not as lucky, the intruders and enemy ships could do heavy
         damage.  There's no cut-and-dry solution here, and this is one of the
         nastiest things that can happen during combat to bring your mission to a
         premature end.  Whatever you decide to do, try to get those intruders
         dealt with quickly.
    
     o If Commander Riker's badge is flashing, he's trying to inform you that the
       mission's End Date is approaching.  In other words, "we're running out of
       time!"  There's still a decent amount of time left at this point to finish
       off the enemy, but be quick about it.  If you're in the midst of extensive
       repairs, consider the situation and which systems are needed the most.
       Phasers, Shields, Impulse Drive, and Warp Drive are all important.  If Life
       Support is above 50%, you may be able get by with fully repaired Shields to
       protect it.  Photon Torpedoes aren't as important unless you are using them
       as your primary method of attack.  Let the Sensors and Transporter go
       unrepaired if you're in a time crunch.
    
     o As far as I can tell, Mr. O'Brien's badge never flashes.
    
     o When you warp to Earth or another sector for repairs, clear your messages.
       Even if you know what a guy's message is (Mr. Worf's "Shields are
       collapsing", for example), contact him, glance at the message briefly to
       verify that it's not something more important, then exit.  Do the same for
       Mr. LaForge's damage reports.  This will clear the flashing badges from the
       Main Viewscreen.  If someone's badge begins flashing later on, you'll know
       he has a new message for you.  Knowing that the Life Support is losing
       power or that intruders have gotten aboard the moment it starts happening
       will improve your chance of successfully averting a disaster.  If you leave
       a guy's badge flashing, you won't be able to tell when he's contacting you
       with a new message.
    
     o While you're in Earth orbit conducting repairs, Mr. LaForge will inform you
       when a system has been completely repaired.  Clear all of these messages
       before leaving orbit and warping back into battle.
    
    
    
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    | Index 9.4 - Tips For Success                                               |
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     o Prepare for combat.  Before warping to the sector where the mission takes
       place, raise the shields, arm the weapons, and boost whatever system you'll
       need for the battle.
    
     o At Ensign and Lieutenant difficulty levels, a boosted system shouldn't be
       needed for most combat situations.  Just warp out there and duke it out
       with them.  There are a couple exceptions, which will be covered in the
       mission walkthroughs.
    
     o Boosted phasers almost always trump boosted shields.  With boosted shields,
       the bonus is lost when the shields go down (which will inevitably happen in
       tough situations at higher ranks).  Boosted phasers provide consistent
       double damage, provided that you are proficient at locating your enemies
       and getting them to show up on the Main Viewscreen.  When you stay with an
       enemy while scoring consistent phaser hits on him, you can get rid of him
       very quickly and efficiently.  One down, however-many-there-are-left to go.
       While boosted shields do provide greater longevity, it will take longer to
       destroy your enemies with normal phasers (which means the Enterprise is
       probably taking more damage in the meantime).  It's a trade-off.  Boosted
       shields sacrifice damage dealing power in favor of bolstered defense.
       Boosted phasers give bolstered offense at the cost of having a normal
       defense.  However, the faster you're able to get rid of the opposition, the
       less overall damage your ship will suffer.  So boosted phasers win here.
       With all of this said, there are a couple situations where boosted shields
       are a must.  Boost them for the more nasty Talarian and Borg encounters.
    
     o Practice leading enemy ships with photon torpedoes, which are very
       damaging.  These things can quickly destroy an enemy ship when combined
       with phaser fire.  Launch your torpedoes, then center the enemy ship on the
       Main Viewscreen for phaser fire.
    
     o Your phasers can intercept incoming torpedoes fired by enemy ships.  If
       someone is coming straight at you, quickly center him on the Main
       Viewscreen and rapidly fire the phasers to destroy photon torpedoes he may
       be firing at you.
    
     o You should travel at Full Impulse while engaging most enemy ships.  At that
       speed, you'll dodge most torpedoes fired by other ships in the area by
       default as you are engaging and staying with the enemy you're working on
       damaging.  At Half Impulse, the Enterprise is more vulnerable to torpedo
       fire.  If your ship is completely stopped, you're a sitting duck.
    
     o When you engage an enemy ship by scoring a hit on him, he'll break off from
       what he was doing and return the favor, attacking the Enterprise.  You can
       distract hostile ships that are attacking a friendly ship, starbase, or
       planet by attacking them to get their attention.  Keep in mind, though,
       that the heat will now be on the Enterprise.
    
     o If you're on a peaceful mission or a rescue mission and a new hostile ship
       shows up in the sector (Mr. Data's secret Red Alert event), get those
       shields up and weapons armed quickly (even before viewing Mr. Data's
       message).  The flashing badge and beeping sound should be warning enough,
       not to mention the sounds of enemy phaser fire.  Get your defenses up, then
       view Mr. Data's message to find out who just showed up.  At that point, you
       may have to do battle and get rid of that enemy ship before proceeding with
       your mission (especially if the mission calls for transporter operations,
       during which the shields need to be down).
    
     o Enemy phaser fire and torpedo hits do damage to a randomly selected system
       (one of the Enterprise's eight systems).  Each hit targets a randomly
       chosen system, with your shields absorbing some of the damage if they're at
       good or great strength.  With great shield strength, enemy hits may do less
       than 5% damage to a system.  As the shields take damage and begin to lose
       their effectiveness, other ship's systems will take more damage from hits.
       If the shields are knocked out (0%), other systems will suffer much more
       damage from enemy phaser fire and torpedoes.
    
     o As far as damage goes, you can lose everything except Life Support and
       still be in the game (although in such a situation you likely won't last
       much longer).  When the Enterprise is destroyed, it's because the Life
       Support got knocked out (bad luck of enemy hits randomly deciding to damage
       the Life Support).
    
     o Sectors that you don't have to visit to complete the mission usually have
       one or more hostile ships hanging out there.  Some of them have more than
       one planet as well.  Hmm...
    
     o If the Enterprise is badly damaged, your Warp Drive is badly damaged, and
       you can only achieve a low warp speed (less than Warp 5), immediately warp
       to the nearest sector (one planet up or down on the sector list; preferably
       one up since we'll probably want to get to Earth at the top of the list
       eventually).  There's probably a hostile ship there firing on you.  Quickly
       find the planet, get to it, and get in orbit over the planet.  The
       Enterprise is somehow invulnerable to hostile fire during Orbit Procedures
       and while in orbit!  Hostile ships in the sector won't even fire on you.
       You can watch them move around on the Sensor screen if Sensors are
       available.  Get that Warp Drive back up and running.  It may take a while.
       Keep an eye on the current stardate and mission end date.  As soon as your
       Warp Drive is close to 90%, break orbit and quickly warp to Earth for
       repairs of your other damaged systems.
    
     o If you know the Enterprise is nearby a sector's planet while you're
       battling the enemy (planet keeps showing up on Main Viewscreen), you can
       "all stop" and get in orbit there to safely conduct repairs.  It doesn't
       matter whether or not the planet is visible on the Main Viewscreen.  You
       need only be close enough to it to perform Orbiting Procedures.
    
     o If your Impulse Drive gets badly damaged and the ship slows to Half
       Impulse, get out of there and get your Impulse Drive repaired.  If the ship
       stops completely during battle, get out of there quickly.  Warp to Earth.
       Warp to the nearest sector.  Look for a sector that's safe to sit in for a
       while.  Do what you have to do to get that Impulse Drive back up and
       running.  You can't get to the safety of orbit over a planet with a
       severely damaged Impulse Drive.  Repair it to about 30%, then you can do
       Orbiting Procedures.
    
     o While you're in Earth orbit for repairs, get everything repaired.  Even the
       transporter, and even if you won't be needing it.  If you leave something
       unrepaired, Mr. LaForge will automatically work on repairing it while
       you're battling the enemy.  It won't help if he's stuck repairing the
       transporter when you need shields and other stuff worked on during the
       battle.  You'll have to waste time contacting him and directing him to
       repair the more important stuff.  With everything in top condition, he will
       start repairing the shields the moment the Enterprise takes a hit from
       enemy fire.
    
     o Practice operating the controls so that you can very quickly contact a crew
       member, identify his message in half a second's time, then do whatever
       needs to be done (warp away to safety, deal with a Red Alert situation,
       etc). Work on being as efficient as possible, and don't panic.  As a
       Starfleet Captain, be calm and work on solving the problem.  Panic leads to
       bad decisions and frustration.
    
    
    
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     o Indexes 10.0 through 13.0 below provide walkthroughs for all of the game's
       missions.  I have split them into four categories.
    
       o Peaceful
       o Rescue
       o Easy Combat
       o Hard Combat
    
     o Peaceful and Rescue missions usually do not require the use of shields or
       weapons, though a couple of them require a use of weapons.
    
     o Combat missions will require confronting one or more enemy ships.
    
     o These walkthroughs assume you're familiar with the controls and game play
       features.
    
     o Captain Picard assigns randomly selected missions.
    
     o The sector(s) where a mission takes place are randomly decided.
    
    
    
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    | Index 10.0 - Peaceful Missions                                             |
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    These missions do not require a use of force.  You can leave the shields down.
    You won't be needing them.
    
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     o Mission: Escort Ambassador
     o Briefing: An ambassador from [name] must prevent a war on planet [name].
                 The ambassador is currently aboard the U.S.S. Monitor.
     o Crew Members Needed: Mr. Data . Mr. O'Brien
    
    There are two sectors we have to visit here.  Make sure you've got it straight
    where you have to go first.
    
    Warp to the sector where the ambassador is.  Use the sensors to point the
    Enterprise toward the U.S.S. Monitor, which is traveling away from your ship
    at Half Impulse.  Find the Monitor's sensor marker on the Main Viewscreen.
    Get going at Full Impulse to catch up with the Monitor.  When the Monitor is
    in visual range and is large on the screen, slow to Half Impulse.  You've
    matched the other ship's speed and direction.  Contact Mr. O'Brien and beam
    the ambassador on over.  He's stationary, waiting for beam-up.
    
    Warp to the sector where you have to deliver the ambassador.  Use sensors to
    point the Enterprise toward the planet, and get the planet's sensor marker to
    show up on the Main Viewscreen.  Travel at Full Impulse to the planet.  When
    the planet is in visual range, "all stop".  Get in orbit and beam down the
    ambassador.
    
     o Summary: The timely arrival of the ambassador has enabled peace talks to
                continue.
    
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     o Mission: Escort Scientists
     o Briefing: Escort Federation scientists to planet [name] from [name].
                 They must observe a supernova that is predicted to occur there
                 soon.
     o Crew Members Needed: Mr. Data . Mr. O'Brien
    
    Make sure you get it straight where you have to go first.  There's nothing
    like warping to a sector and getting in orbit there to discover that there's
    nothing to beam up.  (Ugh!  I went to the wrong place!)
    
    Warp to the sector where the scientists are.  Use sensors to point your ship
    toward the planet, and get the planet's sensor marker to show up on the Main
    Viewscreen.  Travel at Full Impulse to the planet.  When the planet is in
    visual range, "all stop" and get in orbit.  Beam up the scientists.  They are
    stationary, waiting for beam-up.
    
    Warp to the sector where you have to deliver the scientists.  Use sensors to
    point the Enterprise toward the planet, and find its sensor marker on the Main
    Viewscreen.  Travel at Full Impulse to the planet.  When the planet is in
    visual range, "all stop" and get in orbit there.  Beam down the scientists.
    
     o Summary: The scientists have arrived in time to study the anticipated nova.
    
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     o Mission: Deliver Vaccine
     o Briefing: Planet [name] needs a vaccine from [name] to stop a plague.
                 The only hope of saving the planet is your timely delivery.
     o Crew Members Needed: Mr. Data . Mr. O'Brien
    
    As always with missions like this that have more than one sector you have to
    visit, make sure you're heading out to the right place before engaging that
    Warp Drive trigger finger.
    
    Warp to the sector where the vaccine is.  Use sensors to point the Enterprise
    toward the planet, and find the planet's sensor marker on the Main Viewscreen.
    Get going at Full Impulse.  When the planet is in visual range, "all stop" and
    get in orbit.  Beam up the cargo.  The vaccine is in stationary canisters.
    
    Warp to the sector where you have to deliver the vaccine.  Use sensors to get
    the Enterprise pointed in the right direction, and find the planet's sensor
    marker on the Main Viewscreen.  Travel to the planet at Full Impulse.  When
    the planet is large on the Main Viewscreen, "all stop" and get in orbit.
    Beam down the cargo.
    
     o Summary: The arrival of the vaccine has removed the threat of global
                plague.
    
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     o Mission: Deliver Generators
     o Briefing: Deliver generators from [name] to the colony on planet [name].
                 The life support systems on the colony are failing rapidly.
     o Crew Members Needed: Mr. Data . Mr. O'Brien
    
    Two places we have to visit here.  Make sure you visit the right place first.
    
    Warp to the sector where the generators are.  Use sensors to get your ship
    pointed toward the planet, and find the planet's sensor marker on the Main
    Viewscreen.  Travel at Full Impulse to the planet.  When the planet is in
    visual range, "all stop" and get in orbit.  Beam up the cargo.  Generators are
    stationary.
    
    Warp to the sector where you have to deliver the generators.  Use sensors to
    point the Enterprise in the right direction, and find the planet's sensor
    marker on the Main Viewscreen.  Travel at Full Impulse to the planet.  When
    the planet is in visual range, "all stop" and get in orbit there.  Beam down
    the cargo.
    
     o Summary: Life support has been restored to the colony.  Well done, cadet.
    
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     o Mission: Destroy Asteroid
     o Briefing: An asteroid is about to destroy a Romulan outpost near [name].
                 Destroying the asteroid will help our relations with the
                 Romulans.
     o Crew Members Needed: Mr. Worf . Mr. Data
    
    This is an unusual mission that came as a pleasant surprise when I discovered
    it.  A nice little touch that adds a bit of variety to the game, and we get to
    see a Romulan starbase to boot.
    
    Arm the Enterprise's weapons before heading out.  Warp to the sector where the
    enemy starbase is.  Consult the sensors to find out where the starbase and
    asteroid are, and point the Enterprise toward the starbase.  Look for two
    sensor markers on the Main Viewscreen.  They indicate the distant starbase and
    asteroid.  The marker to the left is the asteroid.  Get going at Full Impulse
    and travel out to meet the asteroid (you may pass by the enemy starbase while
    traveling).  When the asteroid is in visual range, "all stop".  Center the
    asteroid on your screen and unload on it with photon torpedoes and phasers.
    
    The asteroid is moving slowly toward the Romulan outpost.  If it moves past
    you and disappears from the screen, turn around to find it (do a 180 to the
    left or right).  If your visual of the asteroid gets replaced by a sensor
    marker, the asteroid has moved outside your firing range.  Catch up with it
    and blow that puppy to bits.
    
     o The asteroid cannot collide with the Enterprise.  It will just move past
       your position on the field.
    
     o At higher ranks, there will be two asteroids.
    
     o I don't know if cloaked Romulan Warbirds are in the area, or if there's an
       increased chance of one showing up here.  I've never seen one show up.
    
     o Summary: Saving the outpost has eased tensions with the Romulan Empire.
    
    
    
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    All of these missions require the use of the transporter to extricate people
    from bad situations.  People who are in crisis situations are often seen
    moving around as they try to stabilize their life support or whatever went
    wrong.  They may be a bit harder to track down while you're conducting
    transporter operations.
    
    With one exception, these missions don't require a use of force.  You won't be
    needing your shields or weapons.
    
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     o Mission: Evacuate Starbase
     o Briefing: The Federation starbase near [name] must be evacuated.
                 The reactor core is approaching meltdown status.
     o Crew Members Needed: Mr. Data . Mr. O'Brien
    
    Warp to the sector where the starbase is.  Use your sensors to point the
    Enterprise toward the starbase, and find its sensor marker on the Main
    Viewscreen.  Travel at Full Impulse to the starbase.  When the starbase is
    large on the screen, "all stop".  You don't need to do Orbiting Procedures
    here.  Contact Mr. O'Brien and beam the starbase's crew members on over.  Your
    targets will be moving around.
    
     o Summary: The starbase has been evacuated just in time.
    
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     o Mission: Lethal Virus
     o Briefing: Transport the colonists up from planet [name].
                 A lethal virus has been detected on the planet.
     o Crew Members Needed: Mr. Data . Mr. O'Brien
    
    Warp to the sector where the colony is.  Use the sensors to point your ship
    toward the planet, and find its sensor marker on the Main Viewscreen.  Get
    going at Full Impulse and travel to the planet.  When the planet is in visual
    range, "all stop" and get in orbit there.  Beam up the colonists.  The targets
    will be moving around.
    
     o Summary: The colonists have been removed from the threat of lethal
                infection.
    
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     o Mission: Massive Disruption
     o Briefing: Evacuate the Federation colony on [name].
                 The colony is being threatened by a massive disruption.
     o Crew Members Needed: Mr. Data . Mr. O'Brien
    
    Warp to the sector where the colony is.  Use your sensors to get your ship
    pointed in the right direction, and find the planet's sensor marker on the
    Main Viewscreen.  Travel at Full Impulse to the planet.  Upon arriving at
    visual range, "all stop" and get in orbit there.  Beam up the colonists.
    Targets will be moving.
    
     o Summary: You brought the colony inhabitants to safety with moments to
                spare.
    
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     o Mission: Evacuate Expedition
     o Briefing: An asteroid is on a collision course for the planet [name].
                 Evacuate the expedition before the planet is destroyed.
     o Crew Members Needed: Mr. Data . Mr. O'Brien
    
    You can destroy the asteroid if you want, just for fun.  If you do, the
    expedition will need to be rescued anyway.
    
     o At high ranks, there will be two asteroids.
    
    Warp to the sector where the asteroid is.  Consult your sensors to find out
    where the asteroid and planet are, and point the Enterprise toward the planet.
    On the Main Viewscreen, the left sensor marker is the asteroid.  The one on
    the right is the planet.  Travel at Full Impulse to get there.  When the
    planet is in visual range, "all stop" and get in orbit there.  Beam up the
    people, who are stationary as they await rescue.
    
     o Summary: Your swift rescue of the expedition has saved them from
                destruction.
    
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     o Mission: Warp Core Breach
     o Briefing: A freighter near [name] is about to suffer a warp core breach.
                 Rescue the crew before the freighter explodes.
     o Crew Members Needed: Mr. Worf . Mr. Data . Mr. LaForge . Mr. O'Brien
    
    When we warp to the sector where the freighter is, we'll soon discover why
    this beleaguered ship is going to explode.  It's under attack by one or more
    Talarian ships!  These hostile vessels are very aggressive on the freighter
    and may be able to destroy it before you're finished rescuing the crew.
    
    Shields up!  And arm your weapons.
    
    You can observe this common disposition of ships on the Main Viewscreen while
    traveling at Full Impulse to catch up with them.  As observed at Index 9.1,
    the freighter is in the middle of the field, with one Talarian just above it,
    another above that, and a Talarian below the freighter.  The number of hostile
    ships present will vary depending on your rank.  At Ensign, there's probably
    just one hostile.  At Lieutenant, there may be two.  At higher ranks, there
    are most likely three.
    
    You will occasionally hear explosion sounds while traveling to catch up with
    the group of ships.  These explosions signify hits scored on the freighter by
    the hostiles.
    
    Engage a Talarian to get his attention and do battle with him.  Try to get rid
    of him as quickly as you can.  After the first hostile has been dealt with,
    you may have to travel for a while to catch up with the freighter and other
    hostiles, who have been steadily moving away from your position at Half
    Impulse while you were moving in circles firing on your target.  Get the group
    of ships centered on the Main Viewscreen as you travel at Full Impulse.  Check
    your damage situation while catching up, and direct Mr. LaForge's repair
    efforts if necessary.
    
    Now while you were getting rid of one Talarian, the other two were randomly
    attacking the freighter.  They could have scored hits on it often, or they
    might have missed a lot.  You can consult Mr. Data's Sensor Report to see how
    damaged the freighter is.  If the Talarians succeed in destroying it, we're
    done here.
    
    Engage the remaining hostiles and get rid of them.  At this point, you're
    safe.  (Whew!)  The freighter will not explode until the mission's End Date.
    Lower your shields and catch up with the freighter.  When the freighter is
    large on the screen, slow to Half Impulse.  You've matched the other ship's
    speed and direction.  Beam the freighter's crew to the safety of the
    Enterprise.
    
     o At higher ranks, the Talarians are more aggressive.  You may have to
       distract more than one of them at a time to get their attention off of the
       freighter.  Score a hit on a hostile to get his attention.  He'll break off
       from his assault on the freighter and start attacking the Enterprise.  Find
       another hostile and get his attention, too.  You've now got two guys coming
       after you at once.  Try to get rid of them quickly before they destroy the
       Enterprise.  This is a difficult mission because attacks from Talarians are
       so damaging, both to the freighter and the Enterprise.
    
     o Do not boost your shields or phasers.  It takes valuable mission time to
       boost a system, and time is not your friend here.
    
     o Summary: The crew of the freighter is safe, though their ship has exploded.
    
    
    
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    All of these missions require a use of force to fend off hostile ships that
    are attacking a friendly ship, starbase, or planet.  A successful mission here
    concludes with all enemy ships destroyed.
    
    These are easy combat situations because the enemy ships are attacking
    something other than the Enterprise.  In fact, you have to score a hit on an
    enemy ship to get his attention.  You can engage these attackers one at a
    time.  The guy you engage will attack the Enterprise while other hostile ships
    continue to slowly attack the friendly ship, starbase, or planet they were
    going after.
    
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     o Mission: Ferengi Freighter Siege
     o Briefing: A freighter near planet [name] reports that it is under attack.
                 It is imperative that the freighter reach its destination.
     o Crew Members Needed: Mr. Worf . Mr. Data . Mr. LaForge
    
    Raise your shields and arm your weapons.  Boost your phasers.
    
    Upon warping to the sector where the freighter is, you can observe the common
    disposition of ships while traveling at Full Impulse to catch up with the
    freighter, which is traveling away from the Enterprise at Half Impulse.  One
    Ferengi Marauder is just above the freighter, with another Ferengi further
    above and a third Ferengi below the freighter.
    
    As with all combat missions, the number of enemy ships will vary depending on
    your rank.  At Ensign, there's probably one.  At higher ranks, there are two
    or three.
    
    While traveling to catch up with the group of ships, you may hear explosions
    that signify the Ferengi scoring hits on the freighter.
    
    In situations like this, I like to get rid of the lower enemy first, then go
    after the highest one.  The third enemy will be just above my point of
    reference (in this case, the freighter at center of the field of play).
    
    Engage your first target to get his attention, and duke it out with him.  The
    Ferengi are easy opponents to defeat.  He shouldn't be much of a problem,
    especially in this one-on-one battle.  After he's toast, you'll probably have
    to travel a while to catch up with the other ships, who have been moving away
    from your position while you were moving in circles firing on your target.
    The Ferengi Marauder may even have led you away from the other ships.  Check
    your damage situation while catching up.
    
    The Ferengi are not very aggressive attackers.  They take their good ol' time
    in attacking the freighter, and their occasional hits don't do much damage on
    it.  You should be able to catch up and dispatch the remaining attackers
    without much difficulty.  This mission is easy to beat even at a rank of
    Captain.  I've never seen the Ferengi destroy the freighter.
    
     o Summary: Excellent.  The freighter can now successfully reach its
                destination.
    
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     o Mission: Colony Siege
     o Briefing: The Federation [name] colony is under enemy attack.
                 Proceed quickly to prevent the colony from being destroyed.
     o Crew Members Needed: Mr. Worf . Mr. Data . Mr. LaForge
    
    Raise the shields and arm weapons.  Boost your phasers.
    
    Upon warping to the colony, you'll see Romulan Warbirds attacking the planet
    in an alternate configuration from what's normally seen.  All of the Warbirds
    are above the planet.  There are one to three Warbirds here.
    
    Romulans are tougher than the Ferengi.  Engage the Warbirds one at a time.
    The guy you engage will break off from attacking the planet and focus his
    efforts on the Enterprise.  If you happen to catch a glimpse of other Warbirds
    in the area, they are not going after the Enterprise yet.  They'll attack the
    planet while circling around it until you engage them to get their attention.
    Focus on the guy you're going after and get rid of him.  It should be pretty
    easy in a one-on-one situation.  After he's toast, engage the other Warbirds
    one at a time.
    
     o If you find the Enterprise badly damaged and have to retreat to Earth for
       repairs, go ahead and do so.  The colony on the planet will be okay in the
       meantime.  Romulans are about as slow as the Ferengi at damaging planets or
       starbases they're attacking.  I've never seen the planet here get
       destroyed.
    
     o Summary: Well done, cadet.  The colony has been saved and peace restored.
    
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     o Mission: Distress Call
     o Briefing: Respond to a distress call from the starbase near planet [name].
                 The starbase is of key strategic importance to the Federation.
     o Crew Members Needed: Mr. Worf . Mr. Data . Mr. LaForge
    
    Raise the shields and arm those weapons arrays.  Boost your phasers.
    
    This mission is very similar to the Colony Siege above.  A Federation starbase
    replaces the planet.  One to three Romulan Warbirds will be assaulting the
    starbase in an alternate disposition from what's normally seen.  All of the
    enemy ships are above the starbase on the field of play.
    
    This mission plays out the same as the Colony Siege mission above.
    
     o Summary: The swift response to the distress call has saved the starbase.
    
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     o Mission: Contact Lost
     o Briefing: Communication with starbase in sector [name] has been lost.
                 The starbase has been observing Romulan ships near the Neutral
                 Zone.
     o Crew Members Needed: Mr. Worf . Mr. Data . Mr. LaForge
    
    Raise shields, arm weapons, and boost phasers.
    
    This mission plays out exactly the same as the Distress Call mission above.
    
     o Summary: The starbase has been protected from the dreaded Romulan attack.
    
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     o Mission: Klingon Assault
     o Briefing: U.S.S. Cochrane has issued a distress call from planet [name].
                 Renegade Klingons loyal to the Duras family may be in that
                 sector.
     o Crew Members Needed: Mr. Worf . Mr. Data . Mr. LaForge
    
    Very nice mission here!  Nice to see some variety in the bad guy department.
    With an abundance of Ferengi and Romulan encounters, I'll admit that the game
    comes close to getting old at times.
    
    Raise your shields, arm the weapons, and boost those phasers.
    
    This mission plays out similar to the Ferengi Freighter Siege above, with
    Klingon Attack Cruisers seen in a common formation.  Two above the Cochrane,
    and one hanging out below it.  There may be only two enemy ships here, as seen
    at low ranks.
    
    As with other Defend-The-Friendly-Ship missions, you will hear explosions
    while traveling at Full Impulse to catch up with the U.S.S. Cochrane, which
    is moving away from the Enterprise at Half Impulse.
    
    I like to engage the Klingon below the Cochrane and get rid of him first, then
    get rid of the highest guy.  The remaining Klingon ship will be just above
    the Cochrane, which is my point of reference on the field of play.
    
    These renegade Klingons are more aggressive than the Ferengi, and their ships
    are stronger, too.  Engage your first target and duke it out with him.  This
    one-on-one battle should play out similar to engagements with Romulan
    Warbirds.  After the first guy is toast, you'll probably have to travel for a
    while to catch up with the other ships, who were moving away from you while
    you moved in circles engaging your target.  Check your damage situation while
    catching up.  Go after the other Klingons one at a time and get rid of them.
    
     o If you have to retreat to Earth for repairs, go ahead and do that.  The
       Klingons are as slow as Ferengi and Romulans at attacking the Cochrane.
       I've never seen the Cochrane get destroyed.  This mission is very beatable
       even at a rank of Captain.
    
     o Summary: The crew of the U.S.S. Cochrane has been saved due to your help.
    
    
    
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    All of these missions require a use of force to fend off hostile ships that
    are being a menace in a sector.  Unlike other combat situations where you can
    engage the hostiles one at a time, the Enterprise could be under attack by
    more than one ship here.  Two or three hostiles firing on you can make for a
    difficult encounter.  A successful mission usually concludes with all enemy
    ships destroyed.
    
    At low to medium ranks, most of these missions are just a bit tougher than
    the other combat scenarios.  At a rank of Commander, they start to become
    problematic.  At the mind-numbing Captain difficulty, they are extremely
    challenging.
    
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     o Mission: Ferengi Disruption
     o Briefing: Ferengi Marauders are detected near planet [name].
                 They have been disrupting the interstellar trade in that area.
     o Crew Members Needed: Mr. Worf . Mr. Data . Mr. LaForge
    
    Get those shields up, arm your weapons, and boost the phasers.
    
    Upon arriving at the sector where the Ferengi are hanging out, the Enterprise
    will immediately come under attack by one to three Marauders depending on
    your rank.  Unlike other combat situations where we can prepare to engage a
    guy while advancing toward him, the attackers are already nearby.  They could
    be right in front of you, behind the Enterprise, or off to the sides.  This is
    where it's important to quickly locate an enemy ship, get him to show up on
    the Main Viewscreen, and stay with him as much as possible.  Time spent trying
    to find an enemy ship is time during which the Enterprise is taking damage.
    
    If you're having great difficulty finding someone to attack, consult the
    Sensor Report.  Watch the enemy movements there, wait until someone's
    movements will carry him in front of the Enterprise, then quickly exit, get to
    Pilot Mode, and look up or down for him.  You need to get in this fight as
    quickly as you can and start doing damage to someone.
    
    The Ferengi are weak attackers and are usually easier to find than other
    enemy ships.  If there are two or three Marauders, get rid of one of them as
    quickly as you can.  Then look for the others and try to find them.
    
     o Don't go for too long without checking with Mr. LaForge to see what the
       damage situation is.  If Mr. Worf's badge starts flashing, the shields are
       probably collapsing.  Get out of there and get your battle-damaged ship
       repaired before trying to finish off the remaining Ferengi.
    
     o Summary: The interstellar trade routes are once again safe from the
                Ferengi.
    
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     o Mission: Stolen Cargo
     o Briefing: Ferengi Marauders are hoarding stolen cargo on planet [name].
                 Retrieve the cargo from the planet.  Ferengi ships may be in the
                 area.
     o Crew Members Needed: Mr. Worf . Mr. Data . Mr. LaForge . Mr. O'Brien
    
    Raise shields, arm weapons, and boost phasers.
    
    This is pretty much the same as the Ferengi Disruption mission above.  You'll
    be under attack by one to three Ferengi Marauders.  After they're toast, don't
    forget to maneuver back to the planet, get in orbit, lower your shields, and
    contact Mr. O'Brien to beam up the stolen cargo.
    
     o All you have to do to complete this mission is retrieve the cargo.  Try
       sneaking past the Ferengi ships and quickly get to the planet, where you'll
       be safe in orbit while transporting the cargo.
    
     o Summary: The stolen cargo has been recovered and the Ferengi have
                retreated.
    
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     o Mission: Blockade
     o Briefing: Romulan Warbirds have formed a blockade around planet [name].
                 This transgression clearly violates the Neutral Zone treaty.
     o Crew Members Needed: Mr. Worf . Mr. Data . Mr. LaForge
    
    Shields up, arm weapons, boost phasers.
    
    This is similar to the Ferengi Disruption mission above, except your opponents
    are the more crafty and resilient Romulans (who always seem to hang out above
    the planet in that alternate configuration).
    
    Romulans are tougher than Ferengi, and they deal out more damage.  Try to find
    someone and get rid of him quickly here.  Each Warbird you successfully
    destroy means less heat on the Enterprise.  Be prepared to retreat to safety
    the moment Mr. Worf's badge starts flashing to let you know that the shields
    are collapsing.  Retreat, get everything repaired, then come back and try to
    finish off the remaining Warbirds.
    
     o Summary: The blockade has been broken and peace restored to the sector.
    
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     o Mission: Violator
     o Briefing: Talarian vessels have approached planet [name].
                 This constitutes a violation of our peace treaty with their
                 government.
     o Crew Members Needed: Mr. Worf . Mr. Data . Mr. LaForge
    
    Boost your shields for this one.
    
    The second mission featuring those Talarian beasts.  This is challenging even
    at a low rank.  Talarians are rarely seen alone.  Be prepared for two or three
    of these monsters.  The main problem here is their over-powered phasers, which
    do much more damage than other enemy phasers.  Even with boosted shields, you
    could find yourself in big trouble very quickly.  These guys are very
    aggressive.
    
    As with the Romulan Blockade, the quicker you're able to locate someone and
    get rid of him, the less damage your poor ship will be suffering.  Keep an
    eye out for Mr. Worf's flashing badge (shields collapsing) and get out of
    there for some hefty repairs before it's over.
    
     o Summary: The Talarian attempt to invade [name] has been thwarted.
    
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     o Mission: Futile Resistance
     o Briefing: Investigate report of an unidentified ship near planet [name].
                 Contact has been lost with several planets in that region.
     o Crew Members Needed: Mr. Worf . Mr. Data . Mr. LaForge . Mr. O'Brien
    
    The ultimate Trek encounter!  Boost your shields.  The Borg are true to
    character here.  They can decimate the Enterprise very quickly.
    
    You really have to know what you're doing here and get everything done
    efficiently.  One mistake, and this encounter could end in disaster.
    
    Warp to the sector where that unidentified ship is.  When the Borg begin
    attacking the Enterprise, Commander Riker's badge will flash.  He's contacting
    you to say that the Borg can't be defeated by conventional means.  We have to
    warp to Earth and retrieve a computer virus there.  Unfortunately, the
    Enterprise will likely be close to toast by the time you're finished reading
    Mr. Riker's message.  So ignore Mr. Riker instead.  As soon as the Borg begin
    their assault, warp to Earth.
    
    Quickly get to the planet and get in orbit.  This is the only situation where
    the Enterprise is not invulnerable to enemy attack while in orbit over a
    planet.  Mr. Data's badge will be flashing.  He's informing you that the Borg
    have followed you to Earth.  They will continue their assault as if nothing
    happened.  Lower your shields, contact Mr. O'Brien, and quickly beam up that
    virus.  There's only one cargo pod to find and transport here, but the Borg
    are firing on you while you're doing it.  With the precious cargo aboard, get
    those shields back up and break orbit.
    
    The Borg do not move around while attacking.  Their ship will sit in one
    place, just above the planet.  Quickly find this deadly behemoth and unload on
    him with everything you've got.  Rapidly launch torpedoes, then slam him with
    phaser fire.  Commander Riker's badge is probably flashing.  He's informing
    you that you have to do a sufficient amount of damage to the Borg ship before
    you can beam the virus over to them.  Keep firing until the Borg stop firing
    on you.  At that point, they will work on repairing their weapons for a short
    while and then start firing again.  You have a brief window of opportunity to
    lower the shields, contact Mr. O'Brien, and beam down the virus to the enemy
    ship.  Hope that your transporter didn't get knocked out during the battle,
    and beam that puppy on over there.
    
     o You can intercept incoming photon torpedoes that the Borg ship fires at you
       by centering your phaser fire on the Borg ship.
    
     o If by a turn of bad luck your transporter is too damaged for beaming,
       quickly direct Mr. LaForge to work on repairing it and resume attacking the
       enemy ship.  You'll have to weather another assault from them until you can
       damage them sufficiently that they stop firing to work on their repairs.
       When the transporter has been repaired close to 30%, Beam Down operations
       will be available.
    
     o Summary: Earth has been saved from the massive onslaught of the Borg.
    
    
    
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    This game has a fair share of "Kobayashi Maru"s (a no-win situation that's run
    on a simulation to test how a Starfleet Captain behaves when the cards are
    heavily stacked against him).  It would be kind of cute if this was by design,
    but I suspect it's more a result of the game's random elements at play.  If
    you happen to fall victim to a bad luck situation, just try your best and take
    the loss in stride.  There's not much else that can be done.
    
     o Intruders show up while you're battling enemy ships and the Enterprise is
       already moderately damaged.  Those intruder buggers usually make quick work
       of my ship.  In a peaceful situation, intruders can do some hefty damage to
       your ship's systems.  It depends on how often they do damage (a random
       factor) and which systems they decide to do damage to (another random
       element).  Add to that random damage from one or more enemy ships in the
       area, and it could very well end badly.
    
     o Life Support starts to falter at just the wrong time, in this case during
       an intense combat situation where more than one enemy ship is firing at
       the Enterprise.
    
     o "A freighter near [name] is about to suffer a warp core breach" at
       Commander and Captain difficulty levels.  I've seen the freighter explode
       just as it got into visual range (I didn't even have an opportunity to do
       anything!).  Those over-powered Talarians and their random phaser fire
       can kill off the freighter quickly.  In other situations at high rank, I've
       been able to start distracting their attention away from the freighter
       before they inevitably destroy it.  In some situations, they even destroy
       the Enterprise.
    
     o "Romulan Warbird blockade" and "Talarian vessels have approached planet
       [name]" at Commander and Captain difficulty levels.  Extremely challenging,
       if not impossible.  During one mission, I retreated to Earth for repairs
       four times and was unable to destroy one Warbird.  Three enemy ships firing
       on the Enterprise in concert makes for a very difficult situation.  There's
       just too much damage adding up at those high ranks, and very little time to
       find an adversary and do some damage to him.
    
    
    
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    | Index 15.0 - Passwords                                                     |
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     o Ensign - Spot
     o Lieutenant - Keiko
     o Lt. Commander - Lefler
     o Commander - Shelby
     o Captain - Brahms
    
    
    
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    | Index 16.0 - Afterthoughts                                                 |
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    This guide is a result of long hours spent playing this remarkable game.  It's
    an awesome game that does a nice job of providing us with a full Trek
    experience.  I like the peaceful missions and rescue missions, which add much
    to it, and it's always fun to duke it out with Romulan Warbirds.
    
    Long live the Game Gear!  A great portable gaming system.
    
    This guide is copyrighted material and cannot be reproduced in part or in
    full without permission from the author.
    
    Copyright 2010 A.L.T.

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