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           [ Demonstar FAQ/Walkthrough (Demo/Shareware version only) ]
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    ---------------------------[ General Information ]----------------------------
                                ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    -=Author=-
    
    Author (Pen Name): CGorman
    Author (Real Name): Ciarán Gorman
    Country: Ireland
    CRP: http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/recognition/15853.html 
    Email: cgorman03@hotmail.com
    
    -=Game=-
    
    Game: Demonstar (Shareware version)
    Developer: Mountain Lion
    Platform: PC
    Download: http://download.com.com/3001-2099-8311731.html
    
    -=FAQ=-
    
    Type: In-Depht: Demo/Shareware version, FAQ/Walkthrough
    Version: Final
    Completion: 100%
    Date Created: 23:10:17 GMT, 24th June 2002 
    Date Modified: 21:05:00 GMT, 30 September 2003
    
    -=Copyright=-
    
     This FAQ is copyright CGorman (Ciarán Gorman) 2003, and may only be used for 
    non-profitable causes, e.g. Gamefaqs.com. If you want this FAQ, just steal it 
    and I will sue you, because it is to be exclusively hosted through the internet 
    by Gamefaqs, and no other website or affliation, except of course any website I
    may own. Use of this FAQ through other mediums such as print, is available 
    through nogotiation. Also "Playstation" is copyright of Sony Corporation Japan,
    as is "Demonstar" a copyright of Mountain Lion Software USA.
    
    -=Disclaimer=-
    
     This FAQ may contain spoliers, mistakes etc., but any personal loss incured by 
    such is understood to be of your own free will and I hold no resposibility.
    
    -=Email=-
    
     Please email me if you have a problem, I strive to answer all valid and decent 
    questions, and add them to my FAQs with credit for the individual who asked the 
    question. But I will not answer any foolish or ignorant questions, I do not 
    have time for such, as I can get up to 20 emails in one day, so please think 
    before you email me, and check out any other FAQs for the answer, and of course 
    read this one fully.
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    ---------------------------------[ Contents ]---------------------------------
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    NB: For those of you using Internet Explorer 5+, by pressing CTRL and F and 
        entering the code, you can skip to a paticular park of the FAQ. The code 
        is formed by taking the number (e.g. 1.1) and adding - and the first 
        letter of the section (e.g. Menu, m). So to get to the Multiplayer
        section type:   
                                    2.4 - M
    1.0...............................................................Introduction
    1.1........................................................Version History/Log
    
    2.0.............................................................Game Storyline
    2.1.....................................................................Basics
    2.2.......................................................................Menu
    2.3...........................................................Power Up's/Items
    2.4................................................................Multiplayer
    2.5.......................................Walkthrough (Demo/Shareware Version)
    2.6.....................................................................Enemys
    
    3.0......................................................................Q&A's
    3.1............................................................Faults/Mistakes
    3.2.....................................................Further Resorces/Links
    
    4.0...................................................................Farewell 
    4.1....................................................................Credits 
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    ---------------------------[ 1.0 - Introduction ]-----------------------------
                                ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
      Hi, chances are you have the shareware version of this game - you do - 
    because thats the first place you would have played this Arcade remake, and 
    the fact that you must order over the net, with links in the shareware version 
    etc. Anyways this game is'nt easy... as I found, and nither is it new, but it
    is fun, so hopefully this guide will improve gameplay and make you get more 
    from the shareware version, before you decide to purchase the full game. All
    of the information is applicable to the full version as far as level 6.
    
                                                               CGorman - Author
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    ------------------------[ 1.1 - Version History/Log ]-------------------------
                             ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    Version: 0.62
    Completion: 62%
    Date/Time: 23:10:17 GMT, 24:June:2002
    
     -  Wrote basic guide, maps, walkthrough, etc., not much left to write, but 
        leaving the version open for any day I feel like writing something extra.
    
    Version: Final
    Completion: 100%
    Date/Time: 21:05:00 GMT, 31th September 2003
    
     -  Finished Guide fully.
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    ---------------------------[ 2.0 - Game Storyline ]---------------------------
                                ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    As per game:
      "You are a test pilot flying the RaptorX prototype for the Terran 
       fleet. The RaptorX is a state-of-the-art design, which all enemies 
       fear. The enemy Xidus Armada recently discovered the bay where 
       the Raptor's were stored, and quickly launched a surprise attack 
       upon your fleet. All the Raptor's were destroyed, except for a few 
       pilots testing the newly designed RaptorX prototype at the time of 
       the attack. It is up to you to save the rest of the Terran fleet. It 
       won't be easy though- the Xidus Armada has built a Demon Star 
       Base ship. Do you have what it takes to seek out and destroy the
       Demon Star, and conquer the Armada fleet?"
                                    ______________
    -------------------------------[ 2.1 - Basics ]-------------------------------
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    -=How to Play=-
    
    Key to the game is to work your way through the levels, while destroying the 
    Boss at the end of each. Pick up bonuses along the way to increase your 
    firepower to help you advance through the levels, while scoring as many points 
    as possible. After upgrading your shot, pick up the same color to increase the 
    power and ray of beam of that particular shot. If you accidentally pick up 
    another color after multiple upgrades, it will downgrade your shot to the 
    weakest shot of that color. 
    
    -=Controls=-
    
    [ KEYBOARD ]
    
    Player 1 Start			F2
    Player 2 Start	        	F3
    Movement	        	Arrow Keys
    Shoot	                	Ctrl
    Mega-Bomb		 	Space Bar
    Abort Mission		        Ctrl-Alt-A
    Quit Game		        Alt F4
    Multiplayer Radio Msgs     	F5-F12
    Menu	                	Escape
    
    [ SIDEWINDER ]
    
    Player 1 Start			Start Button Joy1
    Player 2 Start	         	Start Button Joy2
    Movement	         	Pad
    Shoot		                Button A
    Mega-Bomb			Button B
    
    [ JOYSTICK ]
    
    Shoot		                Button A
    Mega-Bomb	         	Button B
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    ------------------------------[ 2.2 - Menu ]----------------------------------
                                   ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    -=Game=-
    
    Start Player 1	- Starts Player 1
    Start Player 2	- Starts Player 2
    Abort Mission	- Abort game in progress.
    Resume Last	- Resumes last game played 
    Options:
    
    -=Options=-
    
    Display	        - change window size and special effects. 
    Sound	        - controls sound options.
    Input      	- options for game control. 
    Difficulty	- difficulty settings.
    Multiplayer	- Multiplayer Settings.
    
    -=Load Level=-	
                    -Loads user map levels
    
    -=Exit=- 
             	-Quit game
    
    -=Warp=-
    	2-Desert Base - Starts game on level 2	
    	3-Outer Space - Starts game on level 3
    	…
    	 - warp to levels up to 6 in shareware 18 in full version
    	( you must have played game to level for warp to
    	be highlighted for that level )
    
    -=Multiplayer=-
    
    Create 	        - Host a Multiplayer game.
    Join       	- Join a game created by another player.
    Disconnect 	- Disconnects  from multiplayer session
    
    -=Websites=-
    
    Goto our web site - Uses internet browser to go to www.mking.com
    Order Online	- Uses browser to go to order page.
    Gaming Zone	- Uses browser to go to www.zone.com
    ICQ	        - Uses browser to go to www.icq.com
    
    -=Help=-
    
    Contents 	- Display Demonstar help
    About   	- Displays about dialog box
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    ------------------------[ 2.3 - Power Up's/Items ]----------------------------
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      Power-Up's are anything that repairs your ship or makes it more powerful. 
    The following are power-up's which will make your missions easier to 
    accomplish and/or score you more points, as you can see Mountain Lion - the 
    creaters, have a very good imagination! After some items it says you can 
    upgrade so many times, this means the item/weapon will get more powerful each 
    time you get the same item... until you get it a certain number of times, 
    which will then revert to its original level of power... not to nice.
    
    - Medals            - These are worth 1000 points each.
    - Proton Laser	    - Fires a wide spray of lasers, can be upgraded 6 times.
    - Ion Cannon        - Fires ion beams at your target, can be upgraded 6 times.
    - Plasma Cannon	    - Shoots a single beam of plasma at a high rate, can be 
                          upgraded 6 times.
    - Magnetic Pulse    - Very rare, this weapon shoots magnetic Pulses that home 
                          in on target. can be upgraded 6 times.
    - Full Power	    - Powers up your main weapon to the maximum level.(6).
    - Mega Bomb    	    - Huge explosion will blow up most ships with one hit and 
                          severely damage others.	
    - Scatter Bomb	    - Many scattered explosions stun the enemy. 
    - Mega Pulses       - Shoots laser type weapon for a few seconds.			
    - Missiles	    - Powerful shots fired directly at the enemy.
    - Homing Missiles   - Shots that lock on to your enemy's moves.
    - Crystal	    - Increases your shield one point.
    - Energy	    - Increases your shield to the maximum.
    - Side Shooter	    - Fires shots from the side of the ship. This shot can be 
                          upgraded 3 times.
    - Rear Shooter      - Fires shots from the rear of the ship. This shot can be 
                          upgraded 3 times.
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    -----------------------------[ 2.4 - Multiplayer ]----------------------------
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     Multiplayer lets you and a friend play DemonStar over the internet or a local
    network. DemonStar will work with any internet gaming service that supports 
    DirectPlay Lobby features such as MSN Internet Gaming Zone or IGames. You can 
    also CHAT while connected to the other player by pressing ENTER, then type in 
    message, then press ENTER again to send it.
    
    -=Creating/Hosting=-
    
     The following are step by step instructions to starting/creating/hosting a 
    game online.
    
    1) Select Create from Multiplayer menu (on the top of the screen).
    2) Enter a Game Name. This can be any text name.
    3) Enter a Name for yourself under Your Name.
    4) Select a Connection Type ( TCPIP is used for internet  play ).
    5) Press OK.
    6) Should say WAITING FOR REMOTE PLAYER.
    7) When you see PLAYER JOINED displayed you ready to start.
    8) press START or F2 to begin the game.
    
    NOTE (1): You must give your IP address that is displayed in Create 
              Multiplayer Session window to the person that wants to join your 
              game.
    NOTE (2): Make sure you have someone ready to play from there PC (i.e. 
              Friend). Or else you could be waiting for a LONG time!
    
    -=Joining=-
    
     The following are step by step instructions to joing a game online.
    
    1)   Select Join from the Multiplayer menu (on the top of the screen).
    2)   Enter a Game Name. This can be any text name.
    3)   Select a Connection Type ( TCP/IP is used for internet play ).
    4)   TCP/IP ONLY. Enter IP address of the computer that creates/hosts the 
         game.
    5)   Press OK.
    6)   Join Game Session window should appear.
    7)   When game name comes up …click on it .
    8)   Press OK.
    9)   When you see PLAYER JOINED displayed you have joined succesfully.
    
    
    NOTE: You have to use the IP address of the person who creates/hosts the game.
          Once in game only the host can start game by pressing f2 or start 
          button.
    
    -=Other=-
    
     If you wish to play over a specific site, e.g. MSN Gameing Zone, then forget 
    all previous and do the following!
    
    1)  Make sure you are logged into the zone …www.zone.com.
    2)  Go to Play These Games .. and Select ZoneLan DirectPlay.
    3)  Go in a room such as Action Games.
    4)  You are now ready to join or host a game.
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    ----------------[ 2.5 - Walkthrough (Demo/Shareware Version) ]----------------
                     ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    In fairness this is game because of its arcade style does'nt need a full blown
    walkthrough as it repeats itself. So I have written a guide to the first two 
    levels that will not only help you pass the first few levels but give useful 
    tips for the entire game.
    
    -=Level 1=-
    
     At the start of this level you will see your ship for the first time etc., so
    theres a few pointers worth nothing for flying it; 1# Don't waste your bombs, 
    they are released when you press [SPACEBAR] (when using the keyboard as the
    controller) and are there hugh energy is only really best used against the 
    Boss, so don't waste em'. 2# Never take your hands off the keys (for rest 
    etc.,) because it is vital you are able to dodge astorids in a small time 
    frame. 3# Enjoy!
     Now that you are a capable driver of your new spaceship, here is a few tips 
    on making your way through the first level (a basic and fearly easy level by 
    most standards.)
     You will probably find the first few (small, weak) enemys easy - as is the 
    norm in this level, but once you get as far as the astorid storm things 
    change, you must know change your aim from, kill to survive - as it is not 
    as easy to carry on shooting, I would even go as far as to stop shooting all 
    togeather and just dodge astorids on my first turn, but of course you will 
    eventually be able to cope well with doing two things at once.
     Once you have got through the numerouce astorid storms you will encounter 
    several mounted guns on a light grey frame, these are dangerous to leave 
    standing as, if you pass one without destroying it, it can rotate and shoot 
    you, a thing no other enemy can do and you cannot defend against.
     You will soon start to encounter larger enemys, which may take a bit more
    firepower, but are easier in general than the swarms of smaller enemys.
     After this you will meet the boss, weak by the whole games standards, but it
    still takes a while to kill the boss, unless you use the several bombs you 
    started with or collected through the game.
    
    -=Level 2=-
    
     Firstly you encounter a few small brown enemys. These are no problem to kill,
    its just that theres so many of them - so moving on you will meet a large grey
    ship and several "spiked" enemys. These will take a while to nogotiate.
     Later you will meet a few waves of red ones and then three waves of heavy 
    arson ones, these are tricky, so be careful. Shortly you will be flying over
    pipelines, destroy these, and again the brown ships will appear. Destroy them.
     Soon hugh red and white bird like planes will appear, they will shoot an 
    asortment of weapons, destroy all of them. These planes will be followed 
    closely by two ground defence units, which are very powerful.
     You will soon see two satellite stations, destroy them and and grounded enemy
    planes at the "airport".After this, an array of heavy duty ground units will
    open fire on you, kill them.
     Finally a hugh mother ship will appear, destroy it (it takes time,) and thats
    the level complete.
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    -------------------------------[ 2.6 - Enemys ]-------------------------------
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     Well I obviously I can't actually profile all the enemys because firstly 
    theres so many and secondly there too hard to define. So instead heres a few 
    general tips for destroying them.
    
    o Concentrate on small enemys first, they are quick kills, deliver points and 
      are the ones that generally cause the most trouble.
    
    o Large enemys generally contain power-ups, so if you have a week gun, target 
      these until you've a stronger one.
    
    o Bosses/Motherships generally take a long time to kill, but there shooting 
      habits are routine, e.g. they might firstly shoot bullets diagnoly, then 
      straight and then shoot a laser. So after one run of there routine you 
      should not get hit even once if you are paying attention.
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    --------------------------------[ 3.0 - Q&A's ]-------------------------------
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    Q: When i'm not playing (at the main menu) I can never use my mouse, whats 
       wrong?
    A: You can by pressing Alt + F.
    ---
    Q: Windows says "a required .DLL file, ddraw.dll, dsound.dll or dinput.dll,
       was not found," what now?
    A: Make sure DirectX 5.0 or higher is installed correctly or SP4 for windows 
       NT 4.0.
    ---
    Q: The game crashes upon startup, what now?
    A: If you have a Sound Blaster, download the latest drivers from www.creaf.com
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    ---------------------------[ 3.1 - Faults/Mistakes ]--------------------------
                                ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     As of the last date this FAQ was updated, I knew of no errors, faults or 
    mistakes in this game, so I can gladly say the game is flawless, but I would
    like to ask anyone discovering a Fault to contact me now at my regular email.
    Also please email the developers as they are egar to know of faults.
                             ______________________________
    ------------------------[ 3.2 - Further Resorces/Links ]----------------------
                             ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     For more on Demonstar or to play online, try:
    
    http://www.mking.com
    http://www.zone.com/
    http://www.icq.com/
    
     Or to download it go to:
    
    http://download.com.com/3001-2099-8311731.html
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    -------------------------------[ 4.0 - Farewell ]-----------------------------
                                    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     Thanks for reading my FAQ, I really hope it has made a considerable 
    difference to your gameplay. I would just like to lastly encorage you to help
    gamefaqs.com by considering writing FAQs yourself for any games your good at.
       
                                                                Ciarán Gorman.
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    -------------------------------[ 4.1 - Credits ]------------------------------
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     I would finally like to thank the following:
    
    o Gamefaqs.com and CJayC for trying so hard to make the many 1000'end games in 
      the world - more fun.
    o Scott Host, Kevin Blackman, and Bobby Prince, for making a great game.
    o You for reading the FAQ in the first place.
    o Me for labouring away for the 5 or so people who will every bother reading 
      this!
    
    (C) CGorman 03'