About This Guide

Release date: 4/7/99

What's this all about, then?

This guide has been authored by the members of the Stars! players community, specifically, long time players who've published and advised prolifically over the years and wanted to share their experiences and strategies with other players. The material in this guide has also been read and approved for accuracy by the authors of Stars!. Mare Crisium, LLC is responsible for publishing and initializing distribution of the guide.

Stars! Version

This guide is based on the feature set and behavior of Stars! 2.6i/2.7i. Some material may not apply to earlier versions of Stars!.


The stuff from which this guide was made remains the copyright of the individual authors. They may distribute their own work in any way they see fit. Because several chapters are the product of more than one author, and because much of the work was edited to fit within the outline prescribed by the guide's editorial staff, we do not list author names. However, you all know who you are, and should be proud of your work. We certainly are.

The guide as a whole is copyright to Mare Crisium, LLC. It may not be distributed without explicit permission of Mare Crisium, LLC.


Any person may give a copy of this guide, in its original form, to any other person. Because the guide is in HTML format, and thus is easily edited, you may also edit the guide for your own personal use.

You may post an unaltered copy of this guide to any Internet site, newsgroup, or BBS.

You may not legally distribute an altered version of this guide to any Internet site, newsgroup, or BBS, in any country. Nor may you legally distribute printed versions to the public without the explicit permission of Mare Crisium, LLC.

Providing Feedback

Since the guide is written by Stars! players, we'd like you to keep discussion of its contents within the player community. This means the Stars! newsgroup, rec.computer.games.stars!, where all the guide's authors hang out on a semi-regular basis, or on your website or BBS, or within your personal circles of Stars! players. (Please don't ask us for a list of authors--we honestly don't know who all these people are.)

By no means does this guide encompass all possible, legitimate player strategies. We strongly encourage you to write articles discussing points made by this guide, or presenting your own strategies. You should also feel free to create your own strategy guide and distribute it as you see fit.

Bug Reports

Please do send us any "bugs" you find in the guide. What do we consider bugs?

Please submit all bug reports to bugstars@webmap.com. Tell us which browser you're using and describe the problem as completely as possible.

We support the guide with the following qualifications:

We've tested the guide only with Netscape 3 and 4, and Internet Explorer 3 and 4. If you have an older browser or a different browser and the guide acts up, you'll have to fix the problem on your own. However, we didn't do anything tricky with the HTML, and expect that the guide will look and behave just fine on almost any browser.

We won't support any altered versions of the guide, for any reason. It's far to easy to completely muck up HTML with a single keystroke.

We will either verify and fix the bug or, if the bug doesn't exist in our version, we will tell you where you can download an unaltered copy.




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