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STARGUNNER 


“їл the far distant future, an epic D eras takes place...” 





“Apogee means Actioni® 


TABLE OF CONTENTS 


System REQUIREMENTS 
INSTALLATION. — — TM 

GETTING STARTED AND Main Menu 
Options 

Pray MISSION 

Story 

Supply STORE AND WEAPONS 
Powerups 

CONTROLLING THE ACTION 

HINTS „г. AND. CHEATS 





These sections have been removed for the freeware release. 


CREDITS Á Back CovER 


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STARGUNNER was produced through the efforts of many people. Please, don't make illegal 
copies for others who have not paid for the пеН use the program. 


This program is protected by federal and international copyright. To report copyright violations 
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SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS 


IINIMUM: IBM PC@;or-100% compatible, 486 Processor, 8Mb RAM, V 
video memory, 1.4Kb free space on o hard disk drive to ay 
r full hard disk installation), a Double speed CD-ROM drive Ñ 


ENDED: Pentium 90 Mhz or better, 16 Mb RAM, VESA Local С) or PCI video will 
st DOS access & 1 Mb of video memory, VESA 2.0 Compliant Video cord (or software 
driver], Quod speed CD-ROM and speed compensating joystick card. ë 

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IPPORTED INPUT DEVICES: Joystick, mouse, and keyboard. О =: 
SUPPORTED GRAPHICS: VGA and SVGA; 












ENTER key to configure the game 






. Once the setup is co , select the “Save and Exit” option from the setup program to 
play the game. To run the game from the DOS prompt, type STARGUN and press the 
ENTER key. s 


Note: This is a DOS-only game. STARGUNNER is not designed to run errorfree within ће 
Windows™ ‚or Windows NT™ or Win95™ operating systems. It is advisable to boot into 
DOS before playing. 


GETTING STARTED 


To start a game. of STARGUNNER, go to your STARGUNNER game directory first, run SETUP. 
to configure sound, video, and controls. Go back to your STARGUNNER game directory | 


and type STARGUN. Once at the Main Menu, select “Play Mission” to start a gome. 29 


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After setting up the game and launching Starcunner, the Main Menú will appea 

From the Main Menu, you can play a new mission, restore a previously saved gme, 
and configure the game to the way:you prefer. To ассезђеасћ selection, use the 
arrow keys or your input device to move the Red Arrow by the desired option and press 
the ENTER key. 


At any time, you may press the ESC key 2 
to moye back to the: previous menu, УАЗ 








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Ман Menu ae 


CONFIGURATION 


| Under the CONFIGURATION MENU, there are four selections. Most 
ire self explanatory. 
KEYBOARD SETUP: 








Set Default Keys 
TI Set Left Handed Keys 


Up: | Grey up 
Бо у Down Game configuration © 
leh: — Grey.Left 
Right Grey Right JAGM 
Fire: - Leftctr CONE CURIE e 
Bomb: Leftal |, Ac а 
GAME OPTIONS: & uA. ct 
Mouse Reponse;-Mediunh Ней Lov Instant. 
Mouse Cursor: OM Off 





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Shrapnel Detail: Medium High\ Low\ Off 


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Cinematics: In Game + Intra\ In Game Only жо, ў АЗашз 
Animation Detail на, SONFIGURATION = = 








Paralax: : 
Refresh Rate: Fas\ Slow Disabled И. 7 
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Voice Effect: Male\ Female тае 
Mos Volume: Atle Xr P X 
Found FX VARDE Adstoble “a j ы 
Jukebox: Theme Game More н - 
E cai m e 
Keyboard MEME 
Joystick 
. Mouse 
беда 
Snes 


Control Configuration 


Г (Press F3 during game play) 


You can resume a previously saved game with this option. When loading a saved game, 
select the game you wish to continue, and then press the ENTER key. 


Pray Mission 


Once you've selected “Play Mission", you will be prompted for your name, 
the difficulty level lend the episode you wish to play 


DIFFICULTY LEVEL- Choose from three difficulty levels: 


“ENSIGN” EASY - Few enemies, and lots of stuff. 
“CAPTAIN” MEDIUM - Normal difficulty. 
“ADMIRAL” HARD = For experienced’ players. 


SELECT A MISSION - Choose from four different episodes; 
“SCOUT MISSION" EPISODE 1 
"STELLAR ATTACK" _EPISO 







Save GAME 


(Press F2 during game play) If you 
have not started a game, this 
option will be dimmed, and not 
selectable. Select a saved game 
slot, type in a name or description 
of the game to be saved, and 
press the ENTER key. а 


The huge carrier. (ЕШШ; of Barak entered Amdara space igns of 

riendship and cooperation. The peaceful Am I them and 
helped them colonize a nearby planet. But soon after, the masked — — 
„ Barakians revealed themselves as a warring radit conquest in in 


PR blood. Now two Дала years have passed. >. 


Locked and 





Supply STORE AND WEAPONS 


Welcome to the STARGUNNER Supply Store and the destructive goodies that will” 
help you take out those deadly baddies. Because, as the mission difficulty 
increases, so does the need for more 
advanced weaponry. The success of 
your mission is often determined by 
the amount of credit crystals you 
were able to collect in the previous 
mission. Each ship and weapon 
enhancement has a specific function 


















& dollar amount, and only =: (m) 
experience can determine which руле Саш qnot 


weapon works best. 


STANDARD IMPULSER - 


QE rires | » - 

. performance This 

С isa sturdy and reliable engine used f 
in mony older military ships. It's a 3 storter rocket 4 for the 


first few missions. 


Cost: 500.4 
< a HYDROGEN IONISERI- A А V. eni у using а 
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ú massive discharge of gases, this engine offers good forward 
LASS апа vertical thrust, Warning: don't go too fast toward enemies. 


Cost: 1500 
МЕСАРШІЅЕ 2000 - A high performance impulse drive. The latest in 
Ne E> technology, it provides increased acceleration in all directions. This 
j {> engine offers a true test for the experienced pilot. 


Cost 3000 


‘Weapons STORE 














CREDIT DRONE - Fires a fast homing drone which is equipped with the 
most-advonced credit seeking technology. This is a must have tool for 
saying up for those expensive super-weapor 
hs чо 

. Cost: 400 ы = 








Gravois 5- A super performance engine. It utilizes gravity 
displacement and localized warped fiel move at great speeds 
with very little intertia. This is not an engine for the weak at heart. 


A high energy plasma bomb. It 
апу structures it hits. Obl 


e of matter disruption that will , 
through. A good cheap 
and hard to get turrets. 


REBOUNDER - Shoots quick repulses blast that will reflect off non- 
energy charged surfaces several times before exploding. 


Cost: 2200 









"MATT BOOMERANG - This fires an auto-returning bolt of anti-matter, 


A 
It's fast di: je rate and arc shaped path makes:it.a formidable — 
Ir getting a second shot with each fire. n 3 
Sn Е 2600 = 








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oR BE 800 . It fires a heavy duty range restricted missile. 
ioi long duration which provides a YS ball 


il ole wave of enemies in one shot. 






P 


Sei intense 


ION CANNON - The d 
pulses of ionic di: 
enemy turrets and s 


Cost: 


Macnum 3000DX - This heavy missile launcher has an onboard 
fission replicator device which allows for quick and virtually infinite 
missile dispersal. Pity the poor fool that gets hit by one of these. 


Cost: 4400 








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Dual Laser - This dual directional laser fires a piercing beam ahead 








=> ond behind. An internal generator supplies the in ible energy 
lead. - 


required to fire, if they see this one fire 

Cost: 4800 - 
TORPEDO LAUNCHER - This shoots fast and accurate pho 
torpedoes which will torget the nearestialien 
home in on if. Just close your eyes andilefithi 


The Nuke Blast radiates an 

om your ship which causes great 

c ergy weapon discharges. 

Cost: 200 

EXTRA LIFE - Invest in life-saving interdimension shifts. Each ‘life’ 

charge will activate when your ship destructs, shifting an image of you 

‘and your ship from a compatible dimension to this one. 
Cost: 4000 





Throughout the mission, helpful powerups often appear. Gathering these powerups will 
assist you with your mission. Each powerup has it's own unique attributes. 


















Putse Icons (Rep) - 
These red Pulse Icons will 
change your fire pattern 
fo a constant'stream of 
bullets. 


Purse Icons (Віце) - 
These blue Pulse Icons will Ë 
change your fire pattern 
fo o wide spr 

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'rups — Got'a love them! 


by 50 percent. You wi t "v 


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SHIELD ICONS - Collect these Shield Y to boast your ship's shields 





Lire Icons - If your Ой enough to find one of the Life Icons, it 
will increase your nut ‘of lives by one. 


CREDIT CRYSTALS - Collect these crystals to buy more powerful 
weapons. Each one is worth 15 credits. Crystals surrounding structures 
are worth 25 credits. Collect them with your ship for an extra 25-500 
points, depending on how quickly they are picked up after appearing. 


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CREDIT Icons (Stver) - Collect these Credit Icons for an 
SF 200 credits. Don't pass these ш t. 
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MEcAcREDIT Icons (Goto) - Collect th 
instant bonus of 500 credits. Pick these up P ^^. A 


the store. — К... 


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HIDDEN ICONS - There ore hidden icons around the structures, but you 
have to be on the watch to find them! Collecting Hidden Icons 
give you a bonus score at the end of the stage. 


CONTROLLING THE ACTION 


You can play sing а joystick, mouse, or the ‚еу, The followin 
outlines the. ions and the functions they control: 
























Up Arrow 





Down Arrow 





Lert ARROW 
Lert CTRL 

















FI 
PRINT SCREEN 








Game Hints AND CHEATS CODES 


If you are butt kicked and need some help, during game play 
press the IGCHEAT" once for activation of cheat codes. 
-—After-activation ur selection. Press the pause key for additional 


selections, s a 





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PROJECT LEADER AND HARDWARE PROGRAMMES: 
~~ DAVID PEVREAL 
LEAD PROGRAMMER 
mui Ausor 
SD MODELER Arnst AND LEVEL Dm – - 
JAMES PODESTA 


“Apogee means Action!"® 





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