This game is played with the mouse and keyboard.
The following keys can only be used from the Bridge.
V - View. Gives panoramic view. B - Bridge. Returns you to the bridge. TAB - Toggles between ship movement and fire mode and Bridge crew selection mode. 5 - (from numeric keypad) Centres the flight controls. 1-0 - (not numeric keypad) Acceleration of Enterprise. < - Reduces Main View magnification. > - Enlarges Main View magnification. H - Hail. Activates Uhura's Communication Icon. T - Talk Spock. Ask Spock for advice. C - Computer. Activates Spock's library computer. You can enter data on any subject mentioned in the game. K - Kirk. This brings up Kirk's option icons. W - Weapons on/off. P - Pause game. Use Ctrl & P when not on bridge. A - Analysis. This will show analysis of the ship that you are fighting on the side monitors. S - Shields on/off. O - Orbit. To orbit planets etc. N - Navigation. Takes you to the STAR MAP. (see below). D - Damage Control. Use this to repair Enterprises damage. E - Emergency Power. Activated only if it is available.
Arrow keys can be used to select icons and Return can be used to activate them. Or just use mouse and left button to do the same job.
The F Keys will show different positions around the Enterprise. (Just like in flight sims.)
During a game (second mission) you will be asked to enter a PREFIX CODE ! Don't worry as this is NOT a copy protection code. I won't tell you what the code is here as it makes life too easy. A small clue to help you is .... Press C to access the computer and type in the subject that you want information on. Any subject / object mentioned can be typed in here. e.g. ENTERPRISE / SPOCK etc.
When you are on a planet etc. then all actions are performed with icons. There are some keyboard options that relate to the icons.
e.g. T - Talk. S - See. U and I to bring up an Inventory.
Some icons may have to be used with others to progress. Just select the first icon, now go back to the inventory and select the other icon and if they can be used together .... voila !
Captain's Log: Check your performance. Transporter: To leave the Enterprise. Options: To load/save game etc.
Main Shields: There are six shields that can be damaged. Use this icon to repair them. Phasers: Use this to repair the Phasers. Photon Torpedoes: Use this to repair them. Sensors: Most important. Without this you are blind !!! Bridge: If damaged your ship will act sluggishly. Hull: Not a lot can be done for this during combat. Once the Hull is destroyed, so is the Enterprise. Engines: Warp and Impulse engines, if damaged, will slow the Enterprise down.
(You can check out which parts of the Enterprise is damaged by looking at the side monitors. Red parts are damaged and you should get Mr Scott to repair them by pressing D and then select the icon that relates to which part is damaged.)
Press the Right Mouse Button to activate the command icons. A new icon will appear on the screen which shows a small figure. Just position the cursor over any part mentioned below and press the left button to select it.
Talk:(small mouth) Use this to talk to anyone in a game. Even the other landing party crew. Just position the small mouth cursor over the character you wish to speak with and press the left mouse button. Look:(eyes) Place this over anything on the screen that you wish to look at in detail. The cursor will have a red border when it is placed over any object that is important. There will also be an Inventory Icon on screen which has all your possessions. You can also look at these items using the look icon then click on the Inventory Icon and then select the object to view. Get:(right hand) Use this icon to obtain objects. Just place the Get Icon on the object on the screen and press the left mouse button. If an object can be taken it will be added to your inventory. Use:(left hand) The icon will change to a Ball. From here it is a two-step operation. Choose the object or Crew Member that you wish to use and then click on the object or character to be effected. e.g. Use Medical Kit on Kirk and McCoy will try to heal Kirk. Symbol:(badge) Use this to save/load game.
When this is selected another set of icons will be shown.
Phasers: Two icons are shown. Stun and Dematerialise. Tricorder: Again there are two of these. The first is Spock's and is used as a powerful look device. McCoy's is used to give information on anyone that is injured. Medical Kit: McCoy's Tricorder is a diagnostic aid only. You may have to use the Medical Kit to heal anyone's wounds etc. Communicator: Use this to contact the Enterprise at anytime. You can use anyone with this icon, but it is Kirk that will do the talking.
Other objects will be added to the inventory only when you pick them up during a game. Don't forget to use Look to find out more about them. Also, some icons can be Used with others which might gain some results.
The better you do in each mission, the more points you will receive. The more points, the better your crew will function. During battle Scott will be able to repair the damage faster, Sulu will be able to manoeuvre the ship better and Chekov will be able to target the vital parts of alien ships more accurately and cause more damage.
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All the numbers in the grid above relate to the Planets that you will have to Orbit. The position of the numbers in each section is roughly where the Star is positioned on the Star Map.
1: Centurius 11: Shiva Omicrom 2: Cameron's Star 12: Alpha Proxima 3: Ark-7 13: Omega Mealstrom 4: Harlequin 14: Argos IV 5: Harrapa 15: Beta Myamid 6: (Nothing Printed) 16: Sirus 7: Digital 17: Sigma Zhukova 8: Strakeer 18: Castor 9: Hrakkour 19: Pollux 10: Tri-Rho Nautica 20: Christgen
Please note that there was nothing printed in the manual about No.6 !!! It was totally missed out ! Use the above Star Map by pressing N when you need to visit a location. (from Bridge)
It looks a little different from what you will see on screen but you should be able to work out the positions easily if you split the screen into blocks like my grid above.