ok, I can't figure out how to expand my empire, and how to get more resources for one, and how do I get new technologies?
On 1/16/10, Zachary Kline <kline.zach...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hi James, > I presume you're using the Windows version. In that case, the main > things you want to familiarize yourself with are the menu bar and the > somewhat non-standard dialogues the game uses. A few years ago, > someone--I think it was Chris Bartlet? posted a Word document which > explained a lot of how to get started and make sure things were as > accessible as possible. I don't have that file here, nor do I know > where to find it. Chris, if that indeed was your work, might you be > able to put it up somewhere if you still have it? > In the mean time, I'm willing to provide what help I can. You'll > probably be using the Jaws cursor a lot to read things, such as the > display on the map which makes up the main screen. The thing to realize > is that arrow keys move a pointer from place to place, and that the game > always displays your current coordinates below the menu bar. Your > capital is always at (0,0). > When you focus on a planet with the arrows and not just an empty sector > of space, a bunch of information about the planet pops up in the lower > part of the screen. It'll be different depending on if you own the > planet or are in range to scan it and have approximate information about > it. > So, you'll want to start by just moving around the map with the arrows, > reading what information you have about planets and getting a feel for > the layout of the map. > Beyond this, just look around the menu bar. Particularly, there's an > item in (I believe) the Fleet menu which lets you send probes to unknown > planets outside your scanning range. Those take one turn to arrive, but > can go anywhere in the galaxy. They don't always manage to get you > information: sometimes the world is advanced enough to detect and > destroy them. > The Reference Manual, which you can find in the help menu, is a good > read to get familiar with the basic ideas. Also, the Dos version's > manual, which is on the neurohack site, is much more extensive and quite > well-written. A lot of the information will transfer pretty well, as > the two versions share mostly the same interface and all of the same > concepts. > I realize this is a bit long and rambly, so I'll stop here. If you have > any specific questions I'll be glad to answer as best I can. > All the best, > Zack. > > On Sat, Jan 16, 2010 at 08:38:57PM -0500, James Howard wrote: >> Hi, Ok, gguys, I'm at a loss, I have no idea what I'm doing, or how to >> make anything work once I get the game started to get things going in >> teh right direction, in short, I'm a newbie and completely lost, any >> help would be appriciated. > > --- > Gamers mailing list __ Gamers@audyssey.org > If you want to leave the list, send E-mail to > gamers-unsubscr...@audyssey.org. > You can make changes or update your subscription via the web, at > http://audyssey.org/mailman/listinfo/gamers_audyssey.org. > All messages are archived and can be searched and read at > http://www.mail-archive.com/gam...@audyssey.org. > If you have any questions or concerns regarding the management of the list, > please send E-mail to gamers-ow...@audyssey.org. > --- Gamers mailing list __ Gamers@audyssey.org If you want to leave the list, send E-mail to gamers-unsubscr...@audyssey.org. You can make changes or update your subscription via the web, at http://audyssey.org/mailman/listinfo/gamers_audyssey.org. All messages are archived and can be searched and read at http://www.mail-archive.com/gam...@audyssey.org. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the management of the list, please send E-mail to gamers-ow...@audyssey.org.