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  Topic: EGA Trek (WARNING: This will make the game extremely easy)
smjg

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PostForum: Game Help, Hints and Tips   Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:42 pm   Subject: EGA Trek (WARNING: This will make the game extremely easy)
In my time I've found three things that you can score points for rescuing:
a federation base
a Union ship
settlers from a planetIt appears that it counts only if whatever it is has sent out a distr ...
  Topic: EGA Trek (WARNING: This will make the game extremely easy)
smjg

Replies: 28
Views: 27264

PostForum: Game Help, Hints and Tips   Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:08 pm   Subject: EGA Trek (WARNING: This will make the game extremely easy)
I discovered something else just now. Even when the SR scanner is damaged to 0%, you still get the scanner reports when a Mongol moves!
  Topic: EGA Trek (WARNING: This will make the game extremely easy)
smjg

Replies: 28
Views: 27264

PostForum: Game Help, Hints and Tips   Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2014 7:06 am   Subject: EGA Trek (WARNING: This will make the game extremely easy)
I figured it out once but then forgot how. If I have time I'll see about doing a little experimentation to work it out again. I know there's a way to input manual coordinates even if the computer is w ...
  Topic: EGA Trek (WARNING: This will make the game extremely easy)
smjg

Replies: 28
Views: 27264

PostForum: Game Help, Hints and Tips   Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 1:15 pm   Subject: Re: Computer Damaged; Manual Only
Does anyone know how to use the manual coordinates DeltaX and DeltaY? I've never been able to figure it out. Doesn't seem to correspond to the grids at all. At least not the traditional way you would ...
  Topic: EGA Trek (WARNING: This will make the game extremely easy)
smjg

Replies: 28
Views: 27264

PostForum: Game Help, Hints and Tips   Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 7:00 am   Subject: EGA Trek (WARNING: This will make the game extremely easy)
When you move to a new quad, the positions of objects in the quad are re-randomised. I guess the idea is that the warp engines can't be used to navigate with precision, and so the reshuffling is a wa ...
  Topic: EGA Trek (WARNING: This will make the game extremely easy)
smjg

Replies: 28
Views: 27264

PostForum: Game Help, Hints and Tips   Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 12:20 pm   Subject: EGA Trek (WARNING: This will make the game extremely easy)
Similarly, the (w)arp command box can be circumvented. Instead of entering "w" and then entering the warp factor in the popup box, one can simply enter (for example) "w4" and the s ...
  Topic: EGA Trek (WARNING: This will make the game extremely easy)
smjg

Replies: 28
Views: 27264

PostForum: Game Help, Hints and Tips   Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 11:09 am   Subject: EGA Trek (WARNING: This will make the game extremely easy)
As far as I can tell, the "destroy" date is approximate. Starbase is giving your their best guess how long they can hold out. Due to the inherent unpredictability of combat, it's actually pr ...
  Topic: EGA Trek (WARNING: This will make the game extremely easy)
smjg

Replies: 28
Views: 27264

PostForum: Game Help, Hints and Tips   Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 3:28 pm   Subject: EGA Trek (WARNING: This will make the game extremely easy)
I do not know the author, but I've thought of doing this. Even lacking the source code, I still think it'd be worth attempting to craft a more modern "clone".Depends how true to the original ...
  Topic: EGA Trek (WARNING: This will make the game extremely easy)
smjg

Replies: 28
Views: 27264

PostForum: Game Help, Hints and Tips   Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 9:02 am   Subject: EGA Trek (WARNING: This will make the game extremely easy)
But even after a StarBase has given a distress signal, in some cases even after the date I was told it would last till has passed, it seems I can still rely on its protection.
Yes, if you're physical ...
  Topic: EGA Trek (WARNING: This will make the game extremely easy)
smjg

Replies: 28
Views: 27264

PostForum: Game Help, Hints and Tips   Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:42 pm   Subject: Re: EGA Trek (WARNING: This will make the game extremely eas
If your ship is in really bad shape, go Warp 1 to a nearby quadrant, and your ship should be in much better shape, even if they tractor beam you back to where you came from.This trick backfired when I ...
  Topic: EGA Trek (WARNING: This will make the game extremely easy)
smjg

Replies: 28
Views: 27264

PostForum: Game Help, Hints and Tips   Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:36 pm   Subject: EGA Trek (WARNING: This will make the game extremely easy)
...did Nels ever make a version...
Long shot, but does this mean you might know the author? Any chance he could be politely pestered for source code, or to see if a modern version could be adapted an ...
  Topic: EGA Trek (WARNING: This will make the game extremely easy)
smjg

Replies: 28
Views: 27264

PostForum: Game Help, Hints and Tips   Posted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:19 am   Subject: EGA Trek (WARNING: This will make the game extremely easy)
Speaking of points for rescues, if your ship is destroyed then do you lose them all? Or does it still score you for these behind the scenes?
It should still score them? I think? Might have to doublec ...
  Topic: EGA Trek (WARNING: This will make the game extremely easy)
smjg

Replies: 28
Views: 27264

PostForum: Game Help, Hints and Tips   Posted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 8:15 am   Subject: EGA Trek (WARNING: This will make the game extremely easy)
I remember that in some earlier versions of EGA Trek, you could spend time repairing while there are Mongols in the quadrant, and they wouldn't attack you. But in later versions it will just ask you ...
  Topic: EGA Trek (WARNING: This will make the game extremely easy)
smjg

Replies: 28
Views: 27264

PostForum: Game Help, Hints and Tips   Posted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 7:38 am   Subject: EGA Trek (WARNING: This will make the game extremely easy)
Death Ray -- four (five?) possible outcomes. 1) If I remember correctly, sometimes you'll fire it and nothing happens... this one I'm unsure about. 2) It explodes, destroying the ship. 3) It misfires, ...
  Topic: EGA Trek (WARNING: This will make the game extremely easy)
smjg

Replies: 28
Views: 27264

PostForum: Game Help, Hints and Tips   Posted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:06 pm   Subject: EGA Trek (WARNING: This will make the game extremely easy)
I played this game in my youth, and have recently got back into playing it on DOSBox!

Tip 1 - strikes me as cheating. Possibly a bug, but they might have decided to leave it in as an Easter egg. ...
 
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