If you play under the difficulty level of "advanced", you will have a wider
selection of parts for each vessel you decide to use. For instance, the
Defiant class ship's original defense mechanisms only included a
navigational deflector and shields. With an advanced playing level, you are
also granted the use of ablative armor and a cloaking device. Also, when you
pick your class of ship, the hull mainframes will be empty. This gives you
room for modifications.
Big Bucks in Seconds
Go to any of the difficulty levels,and then go to the "Fleet" screen, and
select a fully loaded ship(must have 2 torpedo launchers and all types of
probes, best to use a Galaxy, Intrepid or Excelsior class ship). Go to the
select mission window and select the mission "Test Launch a Probe and
Collect Data" Once in the simulator select, from the control bar to the
right of the screen, Accelerate. It will take around 10-15 seconds to
complete the mission
Extra Buying Credits
First you need to create a ship using as many credits that you can, the more
you use the easier this trick will be. After your ship is built use the
"Export Ship" function under the Fleet Heading. Once you have done this, go
to the Main screen and enter a new "Admiral" name. Then use this new name
and go to the fleet screen once again. Once there, use the "Import Ship"
function to import the ship you created. Once it is in this new fleet,
decommission it and the value of the ship will be credited to your buying
funds. Keep Importing and decommissioning the ship that you created and your
buying funds can go through the roof. I stopped at 1 Million credits.
Get Ships Without Paying for Them
To get ships without paying for them do the following. Create a new admiral
and then start constructio on a ship, it doesn't matter if you run out of
money. When you have completed it (or run out of money), go to the fleet
screen and export the ship. Now, go to the options menu and delete the
admiral you just used. Create a DIFFERENT admiral and go to the fleet screen
of this admiral. Import your ship and bingo, you've got your ship without
paying for it (or if you ran out of money, continue building it and then
repeat the procedure remembering to use a different admiral every time)
Lots of Money
Open the program and create an Admiral. Check the amount of money you have.
Close program and open Wordpad. Open the file
If you have more than one Admiral, increase the Usr1 to Usr2, etc. Do a
search on the amount of money you have. Replace it with all 9's. Do not
enter more 9's than the number of digits already there. Save the file. Run
the program and you should have the new amount of money for your Admiral.