This FAQ is a guide to the video game Battlecruiser AD (“Battlecruiser A.D.”). The text has been written for Battlecruiser AD version , the final. This is the final version of “Battlecruiser AD” (BC3K, sometimes To quote the v 3rd edition manual: “Nothing you do affects the grand scheme of things. Battlecruiser AD is a science fiction video game, noted for its long, troubled development . I pay for the cost of goods, including the boxes and manuals.”.

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Log In Sign Up. Keep me logged in on this device Forgot your username or password? Don’t have an account? Sign up for free! What do you need help on? Would you recommend this Guide? Money 15 Not in Manual: Emergency Ops 16 Not In Manual: Feel free to skip this section. If you like the FAQ, please send me a dollar. Not that you really need a manual to play this little gem. This document is available FREE of charge subjected to the following conditions: Chang, all rights reserved except as noted in the disclaimer.

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For the record, out of ALL the FAQs I bahtlecruiser 42 at last count over the past nine years or so, I’ve received exactly 9 dollars and 3 sets of stamps, as of release of this guide.

Edited the PDF manual – Battlecruiser Millennium – AD Forums

So I’m NOT making any money off these guides, folks. If you find a question about this game that is not covered in the USG, e-mail it to me at the address specified below.

I’ll try to answer it and include it in the next update. Please do NOT write me for technical support. That is the job of the publisher. Try the official site at http: I will NOT answer stupid questions unless I’m in a really good mood.


If you send stupid questions, do NOT expect a reply. If you must write me, the address below is spelled out phonetically so spammers can’t use spambots on milleium This is “military phonetics” mollenium “aeronautical phonetics” in case you’re wondering.

This document was produced on Microsoft Word Some editing was done with Editpad editpadclassic. Lots of people like what I did, so I kept doing it. Black Knight, Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed, The Sting! Dominion War, Driver, Warlords: Battlecry, Monopoly Tycoon, Millnium Siege, and a few others. To contact me, see 0. As for the history of it, I’ll point you to his website. The information compiled in this USG has been gathered independently through the author’s efforts except where noted otherwise.

A lot of the information was summarized from various suggestions and posts from the official BC Forum at http: Contributors are too numerous to list. Derek Smart, was a great resource. Can you send me the game or portions thereof?

It’s too complex for you any way. Can you send me the install code? That’s a part of the game, so see above. Can you send me the manual? Can you send me the keycard?

Can you send me the map? The manual seems to be missing a lot of things. That’s why there’s the appendix Can you tell me how to play the game? Read millenium manual, please. It’s VERY long but it’s worth it.

Is there going to be a sequel? Battlecruiser Generations is being worked on, and after that, expect to see the MMOG version, right now just called Battlecruiser Online. Derek Smart back then was talking about a game where you can do everything, such as I would show some reservation myself. All the big name companies turned him down. Finally, one company called Take 2 Interactive decided to try him.

It was a major disaster. The game was released in beta form that required at least 2 more months of work without Derek’s consent, using only PART of Derek’s code. Of course, back then a lot of the features in the above list are missing. Most magazines gave this game some extremely bad ratings, mainly due to the bugs. A lot of people saw the potential in the game, as there is a lot of freedom, when things work right. For a definitive take on the history, see this website: Smart continued to support the game, even as the original publisher basically left it to die.


The game actually sold relatively well in Europe, but again, Derek had to do his own support, as Take 2 simply cannot support the game having no experience with it and refuse to. Derek then sued Take 2 for breach of contract. Mllenium continued to release patches and add new features, while the lawsuit is pending.

After protracted legal struggle, Derek managed mmillenium get his game’s publishing rights back, while he worked on the 2. As a demonstration, he released the latest “original” version FREE, and it was included on many game magazine demo CD’s.

That generated enough interest to entice Interplay into a publishing deal for “V2. By this time, the game was ported to bit Windows Win 95 to be exact. The game didn’t sell that well either, probably due to the complexity and freeform nature of the game.

Still, it was released as a “budget” title. The final version is V2. This version is now available free on the ad. Smart continues to work on the game.

The next version became known as Battlecruiser Millennium. It continues to add new features and fix bugs. This time around, Mr. Smart has had enough with the various publishers, and he chose to self-publish the title. As a result, the only distributor that will carry it was Electronic Boutique battoecruiser the chain, including EBX.

Derek then started working on Battlecruiser Generations, which started out as an expansion to Battlecruiser Millennium, but eventually grew into its own product. It is supposed to have better multiplayer support as well as DX9 graphics engine and 3D positional sound engine, plus many other enhancements. DreamCatcher, who is better known for adventure games, decided to help Derek Smart publish the game.

People wanted multiplayer support NOW, so Derek decided to do another release Battlecruiser Millennium Gold Edition, which uses BCM’s main program kernel, but has several new features, including a new terrain engine, first-person modes, and multiplayer support. So just we get the terminology straight: The game can almost be described as ‘Grand Theft Auto in Space’ in first person.

It offers you TOTAL freedom to do what you want in the galaxy of many different star systems, from mining to trading, from shooting to repairing, even upgrading your ship.