Decwars Guide

Command description syntax (DO NOT INCLUDE [, |, < OR { WHEN TYPING COMMANDS!):

* Square brackets for optional parameters: help [list]

* Angle brackets for required parameters: register < username > < email addr >

* Ellipses for repeated items: send {word ... word}

* Vertical bars for choice of items: list {enemy | friendly}

Commands can be stacked on one line by seperating with a /

Example: help/news/time

You can repeat the previous command line by pressing the enter key on a blank line.

Use Register to register a new username. Use Login to log into the server into the pregame system. Use Activate to enter the game.

Pregame commands

When you first connect to the system you will be placed into the Pregame section. Here you can do a variety of things:

Activate

Enter the game from the pregame. Requires that you are logged in.

Gripe [{word ... word}]

Read or record bugs, comments, suggestion, etc. in the file gripe.txt, which is periodically reviewed by the implementor.

help [command]

List or describe the legal commands.

Login < username > < password >

Authenticate to the system. Requires you have registered first.

Exit

Log off the system.

News

Info about any new features or enhancements.

Points [{friendly|enemy}]

List scores breakdown so far.

REGister < username > < email address >

Register to use the system.

SEnd < Coalition | Empire | Neutral | ARcheron | ALl | Friendlies | Enemies | Username > {word ... word}

Send messages to other ships using the sub-space radio.

SUmmary

List various information on ships, bases, and planets.

Time

List information on run time and elapsed time.

Users

List all players currently logged on.

Disconnect

Disconnect from the server

RECover < email address >

Recover your lost password to use the system.

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    Game commands

    BAses [ENemy | SUmmary | ALl | CLosest | RElative | ABsolute] location]

    List information on friendly and known enemy bases.

    BUild [< RElative | ABsolute >] < Locx Locy >

    Develop installations on a planet, and eventually build it into a base. The planet must first be captured.

    Capture [< Computed | RElative | Absolute >] < location >

    Win a neutral or enemy planet over to your side.

    DAmages [device | username | RElative | ABsolute] location]

    List damaged devices and their current status.

    DOck [Absolute|Relative|Closest] < RElative | ABsolute > | Planet | Base

    Dock at an adjacent base or planet. This increases your energy, replenishes your torpedoes, repairs your ship a little, and reduces your ship damage.

    Energy [< username > | < RElative | ABsolute > < Locx Locy > amount]

    Transfer energy between two ships.

    Gripe [{word ... word}]

    Read or record bugs, comments, suggestion, etc. in the file gripe.txt, which is periodically reviewed by the implementor.

    Help [command]

    List or describe the legal commands.

    Impulse [Absolute|Relative|Computed] < Locx Locy > < Coalition | EMpire | NEutral | ARcheron | FRiendly | ENemy | Ship | Planet | Star | Base | Black Hole >

    Move using impulse engines.

    List [SHips | BAses | PLanets | POrts | COalition | EMpire | NEutral | ARcheron | FRiendly | ENemy | TArgets | CAptured | ALl | SUmmary | CLosest]

    List various information about: ships, bases, planets, ports, Coalition, Empire, Neutral, Archeron, Friendly, Enemy, TArgets, Captured, All, Summary, Closest.

    Move [Absolute|Relative|Computed] < Locx Locy > < Coalition | EMpire | NEutral | ARcheron | FRiendly | ENemy | Ship | Planet | Star | Base | Black Hole >

    Move using warp engines.

    NEws

    Tell about any new features or enhancements.

    PHasers [Computed | Relative | Absolute] [Empire | Neutral | Archeron | Friendly | ENemy | Ship | Planet | Star | Base | Black Hole ]

    Fire phasers at a target.

    PLanets [ENemy | SUmmary | ALl | CLosest | RElative | ABsolute] location]

    List information on friendly and known enemy and neutral planets.

    POints [{friendly|enemy}]

    List scores breakdown so far.

    QUit

    Leave the game and close the connection

    RAdio [< on|off >]

    Turn ship's sub-space radio on or off; ignore or restore communications from individual ships.

    REpair [radio|shields|engines|tractor]

    Repair your damaged devices a little.

    SCan [Up|Down|Right|Left|Corner] [< range >|< vr >< hr >] [Warning]

    Display a selected portion of the nearby universe.

    SET < PAssword | PRompt|Output|Iofmt > < PASSWORD|PROMPT|Medium|Long|Short|ABsolute|RElative|BOth >

    Set various input and output defaults.

    SENd < COalition | EMpire | NEutral | ARcheron | ALl | FRiendlies | ENemies | Username > {word ... word}

    Send messages to other ships using the sub-space radio.

    SHields [{Up|Down|< Transfer number >]

    Transfer energy to or from your shields; raise or lower your shields.

    SRscan

    Display the galaxy with a default range of 7 sectors (1 greater than the maximum warp factor).

    STatus [{Name|Side|RAdio|SHields|ENgines|STardate|TOrp}] | username | RElative | ABsolute] location]

    List a objects current status and supply levels.

    SUmmary

    List various information on ships, bases, and planets.

    TArgets

    List targets (enemies within range) and their current locations.

    TEll < COalition | EMpire | NEutral | ARcheron | ALl | FRiendlies | ENemies | Username > {word ... word}

    Send messages to other ships using the sub-space radio.

    TIme

    List information on run time and elapsed time.

    TOrpedoes [Absolute|Relative|Computed] #burst [< Locx Locy > | name]

    Fire photon torpedoes at a target.

    TRactor [< on, off > < relative, absolute> ]

    Use tractor beam to tow friendly objects with their (and your) shields down.

    TYpe < System | InputOutput | Game >

    List current Input/Output, system and game characteristics.

    USers

    List all players currently logged on