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Documentation Project

Rationale

The aim of this project is partly that the game should be clearly documented for my own purposes, and also that I should share my knowledge with other people. Thus anyone can write utilities for use with the game, if they feel so inclined.

The secondary reason for the project is that the game manual and packaging, now out of print, should be preserved for future Star Fighter 3000 players. This would particularly apply to those playing the game on emulators in the future.

Having a game manual in electronic format also has the advantage that it may be indexed (which it is) and searched in a text editor. The text may be read on screen without player digging out their game box. This is particularly applicable now that the floppy disc no longer needs to be inserted for copy protection validation.

Available documents

  1. File formats (for authors of game editors)
  2. Printed manual
  3. File structure (only of interest to hackers)
  4. Reserved
  5. Level passwords
  6. Hidden bonuses
  7. Cheat codes
  8. Compression format

The level passwords and hidden bonus lists are both comprehensive, having been automatically generated.

Latest release

20th December 2011

Changes since last release

Download

You can download a 28 KB Zip archive containing all six of the above documents. Also available is a 54 KB Zip archive containing a StrongHelp manual, APCS veneer, and test programs demonstrating use of the relocatable module that is used to play sound effects and music.

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