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brow...@prosim.com

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Apr 17, 1994, 8:33:23 PM4/17/94
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The Lad

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Apr 22, 1994, 8:58:58 AM4/22/94
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I played the original BEGIN and loved it. Although it was
considerably easier. I can't seem to get the hang of this one.
The text screen scrolls too fast off the screen. I can never send any
orders which means that on every turn, there are about six people
asking me for permission to board the beta. I don't know how to give
this permission. Have you thought about producing a FAQ? Maybe you
could post (or e-mail me personally) a little help?

Trek on...

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wargam...@delphi.com

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Apr 22, 1994, 8:06:25 PM4/22/94
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If you want to see all text that passes by quickly hit text.
[To give order to say a aliied ship use following
tell enterprise dock chi
or
tell enterprise torp cromer insert any ship name were enterprise is.
[I like to use tell all tor cromer
then all ships will attack.
Dave

The Lad

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Apr 23, 1994, 5:37:49 AM4/23/94
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In <JKwuLbJ.wa...@delphi.com> wargam...@delphi.com writes:

>If you want to see all text that passes by quickly hit text.

Do you mean hit the pause key?

>[To give order to say a aliied ship use following
>tell enterprise dock chi
>or
>tell enterprise torp cromer insert any ship name were enterprise is.
>[I like to use tell all tor cromer
>then all ships will attack.
>Dave

When do they stop attacking, when the ship's blown up?

Thanks for the advice anyway, and if you have any more hints for
a better evaluation I'd read them most vehemently!

Thanx again...

Max Behara

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Apr 23, 1994, 3:55:48 PM4/23/94
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Tips: Try firing single phasers at your enemy when their torpedoes
come in range. You can often take out wave after wave of torps. With
Romulans you have to set sone of your phaser banks to point to 180 degrees
(straight back) so that when the plasma approaches you can blast it.
(It'll follow you and therefore usually end up coming from behind unless
your stationary)
Work out which shield covers what and manoever to keep your
undamaged ones facing the enemy. Also use the option to list all ships
from an emeny ship to see what shield it is facing to you. Try to hit the
same shield over and over, hold your fire if you can't hit it.

Max
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Juan Carlos Mier

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Apr 23, 1994, 4:28:23 PM4/23/94
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So where can we get it?


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Jason Kapalka

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Apr 25, 1994, 12:40:44 PM4/25/94
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I played BEGIN some years ago. It is pretty good, but a tad primitive
these days... if you're looking for a strategic starfleet combat
simulator with a more modern sheen, try Rules of Engagement 2. It's
EXTREMELY complex, but worth the time spent mastering it... it also links
to Breach 3 for boarding actions (when Breach 3 comes out, that is).
Graphically, it's no Doom, but a big jump from BEGIN's text-style stuff.
And there is a nifty computer-voice that tells you helpful things like
"Shields destroyed," or "Life support damaged"...

Paul Burns IV

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Apr 25, 1994, 2:05:20 PM4/25/94
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Cool! I loved Begin......Where can I find Begin2?

And does anyone know where I could find the first begin?

-Paul

Max Behara

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Apr 25, 1994, 9:26:15 PM4/25/94
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In article <2ph0p0$j...@geraldo.cc.utexas.edu> pe...@tenet.edu writes:
> Cool! I loved Begin......Where can I find Begin2?

Yes, where is it? I thought a simple archie search would root it
out in no time but nothing! Original Poster, where did you get it from?

anish

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Apr 26, 1994, 12:53:35 PM4/26/94
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: > Cool! I loved Begin......Where can I find Begin2?

: Yes, where is it? I thought a simple archie search would root it
: out in no time but nothing! Original Poster, where did you get it from?

I was a rabid supported of Begin 1.65 (the last one that I know about),
but the Begin 2.0 (which was going to be named RealTrek) development
phase went on interminably, and personal reasons caused one of the
programs to put the project on the shelf. I don't believe it was ever
released in any form. Too bad, because they released a couple of .GIF
files of it during development, and it looked way cool, with graphics and
everything. I loved Begin 1.65. Dammit.

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wargam...@delphi.com

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Apr 26, 1994, 11:07:59 PM4/26/94
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Jason,get begin version2!! Vga graphics etc!!
Dave

wargam...@delphi.com

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Apr 26, 1994, 11:08:49 PM4/26/94
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Paul,if you want it you can d/l it from me.804-379-5545
Dave

wargam...@delphi.com

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Apr 26, 1994, 11:09:49 PM4/26/94
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Begin2 is out!! Call me at 804-379-5545 and I will d/l it to you!
Dave

David Potter

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Apr 26, 1994, 6:43:11 PM4/26/94
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In article beh...@mcmail.cis.mcmaster.ca (Max Behara) asks about BEGIN2:

> Yes, where is it? I thought a simple archie search would root it
>out in no time but nothing! Original Poster, where did you get it from?

Sorry I don't have a phone number, but the original game BEGIN was developed
at _THE MICRO FOUNDRY BBS_ located in Belmont, CA. 415 area code.

I believe the BBS may have changed names, I really haven't kept up.


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The Lad

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Apr 27, 1994, 3:50:57 AM4/27/94
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> Yes, where is it? I thought a simple archie search would root it
>out in no time but nothing! Original Poster, where did you get it from?

>Max Behara

I got it from c.s.i.p.g.strategic! Someone posted it in binary and I
naturally downloaded it. Unfortunately I don't have permission to
store that kind of K's for very long and it was deleted by the
SysAdmin. If only he knew what he'd done! But the original poster is
still on the loose and I'm sure would be more than willing to repost
this rather fun tac.

Bronis Vidugiris

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Apr 27, 1994, 3:58:46 PM4/27/94
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In article <5mwu75p.wa...@delphi.com> wargam...@delphi.com writes:
)Paul,if you want it you can d/l it from me.804-379-5545

This would be a good game to upload to a ftp site.

(I've seen earlier versions of it too. I liked it, and had a friend who
was absolutely crazy about it).
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