Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Star Trek Instructions

The Galaxy

The galaxy is divided into an [8, 8] quadrant grid which is in turn divided into an [8, 8] sector grid. The cast of characters is as follows:

  <*> = Enterprise
  +++ = Klingon
  >!< = Starbase
   *  = Star


Command 0 = Warp Engine Control (WEC)

   4  3  2
    \ ^ /
  5 ----- 1
    / ^ \
   6  7  8


Course is in a Circular Numerical Vector Arrangement (CNVA) as shown. Integer and real values may be used. Therefore course 1.5 is half way between 1 and 2. A vector of 9 is undefined, but values may approach 9. One Warp Factor (WF) is the size of one quadrant. Therefore to get from quadrant [6, 5] to [5, 5] you would use course 3, warp factor 1.

Command 1 = Short Range Sensor Scan (SRSS)

Prints the quadrant you are currently in, including stars, Klingons, starbases, and the Enterprise; along with other pertinate information.

Command 2 = Long Range Sensor Scan (LRSS)

Shows conditions in space for one quadrant on each side of the Enterprise in the middle of the scan. The scan is coded in the form XXX, where the units digit is the number of stars, the tens digit is the number of starbases and the hundreds digit is the number of Klingons.

Command 3 = Phaser Control (PC)

Allows you to destroy the Klingons by hitting him with suitably large numbers of energy units to deplete his shield power. Keep in mind that when you shoot at him, he gonna shoot at you too.

Command 4 = Photon Torpedo Control (PTC)

Course is the same as used in Warp Engine Control (WEC). If you hit the Klingon, he is destroyed and cannot fire back at you. If you miss, he will fire phasers at you.

Note: The Library Computer (command 7) has an option to compute torpedo trajectory for you (option 2).

Command 5 = Shield Control (SC)

Defines number of energy units to be assigned to shields energy is taken from total ship's energy.

Note: Total energy includes shield energy.

Command 6 = Damage Control Report (DCR)

Gives state of repairs of all devices. A state of repair less than zero shows that the device is temporarily damaged.

Command 7 = Library Computer (LC)

The Library Computer contains three options:

  • Option 0 = Cumulative Galactic Record (CGR)

    Shows computer memory of the results of all previous Long Range Sensor Scans.

  • Option 1 = Status Report (SR)

    Shows number of Klingons, stardates and starbases left.

  • Option 2 = Photon Torpedo Data (PTD)

    Gives trajectory and distance between the Enterprise and all Klingons in your quadrant.

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