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                               TACHYON: THE FRINGE

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                         *   Written by Orochi K       *   
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                         * E-mail: kof_2k@hotmail.com  *
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                         * Game:   Tachyon: The Fringe *
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                         * System: PC                  *   
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                                  DISCLAIMER

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 Copyright 2001 by Orochi K. This FAQ is for personal use only. Do not 
 distribute it or use it for profitable purposes. If you want to post 
 this FAQ on a website, contact me at kof_2k@hotmail.com before doing 
 anything. Plagiarism is a crime, just ask. I have no objection on my
 FAQ being posted on someone else's website but you must give credit 
 where it is due. Also, please keep in mind that under no circumstances,
 are you allowed to make any changes to this FAQ! It must remain as it is
 and moreover, you are not allowed to rip off part(s) of this FAQ to put
 in another FAQ. No banners or adevertisements are to be attached to it
 and it must remain in its original form.
 
 Tachyon: The Fringe is copyright NovaLogic.

 I currently have no website and I don't think I'll ever have one due to lack
 of time. This is  my third FAQ and I always send my FAQs at gamefaqs first 
 as I'm a member there and I only send my work there to be posted.
 CJAYC has kindly set up a Contributor Page for me and if you want to check
 my FAQs and other stuff, you can do so by going to the following URL:
          http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/recognition/8556.html
 

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                                REVISION HISTORY

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         Version 1.0 on April 23, 2001.
           - Ships Guide complete.
           - Completed all Bora Missions.
           - Completed HINTS AND TIPS Section.

         Version 1.1 on April 24, 2001.
           - Completed first 8 Galspan Missions.
           - Corrected a few mistakes.
           - Added a few misc stuff.

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                                FAQ/WALKTHROUGH

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  This FAQ only contains the best way to finish the missions and as quickly
  as possibly. I've also tried to include how to get the best weapons but I'm
  pretty sure I've missed certain of them. I haven't included the first 
  missions because these are pretty straightforward. Instead, I've only 
  covered the ones which will take you to the end of the game and in which
  the plot evolves. 


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                                SHIPS GUIDE
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        |||||||||||||||||||||| GALSPAN SHIPS ||||||||||||||||||||||


                   _______________________________________               
                  |                                       |
                  |               ARCHANGEL               |
                  |_______________________________________|          
                  |                                       |
                  |         MAXIMUM SPEED   :   6         |       
                  |                                       |
                  |         ACCELERATION    :   6         |
                  |                                       |
                  |         PERFORMANCE     :   6         |
                  |                                       |
                  |         ENERGY          :   5         |
                  |                                       |
                  |         HULL            :   5         |
                  |                                       |
                  |         SHIELD          :   7         |
                  |_______________________________________|




                   _______________________________________               
                  |                                       |
                  |                 ORION                 |
                  |_______________________________________|          
                  |                                       |
                  |         MAXIMUM SPEED   :   5         |       
                  |                                       |
                  |         ACCELERATION    :   6         |
                  |                                       |
                  |         PERFORMANCE     :   5         |
                  |                                       |
                  |         ENERGY          :   5         |
                  |                                       |
                  |         HULL            :   4         |
                  |                                       |
                  |         SHIELD          :   6         |
                  |_______________________________________|




                   _______________________________________               
                  |                                       |
                  |                 PEGASUS               |
                  |_______________________________________|          
                  |                                       |
                  |         MAXIMUM SPEED   :   7         |       
                  |                                       |
                  |         ACCELERATION    :   7         |
                  |                                       |
                  |         PERFORMANCE     :   7         |
                  |                                       |
                  |         ENERGY          :   4         |
                  |                                       |
                  |         HULL            :   2         |
                  |                                       |
                  |         SHIELD          :   6         |
                  |_______________________________________|





                   _______________________________________               
                  |                                       |
                  |                 PHOENIX               |
                  |_______________________________________|          
                  |                                       |
                  |         MAXIMUM SPEED   :   4         |       
                  |                                       |
                  |         ACCELERATION    :   5         |
                  |                                       |
                  |         PERFORMANCE     :   4         |
                  |                                       |
                  |         ENERGY          :   5         |
                  |                                       |
                  |         HULL            :   7         |
                  |                                       |
                  |         SHIELD          :   6         |
                  |_______________________________________|




                   _______________________________________               
                  |                                       |
                  |                POSEIDON               |
                  |_______________________________________|          
                  |                                       |
                  |         MAXIMUM SPEED   :   4         |       
                  |                                       |
                  |         ACCELERATION    :   4         |
                  |                                       |
                  |         PERFORMANCE     :   4.5       |
                  |                                       |
                  |         ENERGY          :   6         |
                  |                                       |
                  |         HULL            :   5         |
                  |                                       |
                  |         SHIELD          :   5         |
                  |_______________________________________|



          |||||||||||||||||||||| BORA SHIPS ||||||||||||||||||||||



                   _______________________________________               
                  |                                       |
                  |                BATTLEAXE              |
                  |_______________________________________|          
                  |                                       |
                  |         MAXIMUM SPEED   :   6         |       
                  |                                       |
                  |         ACCELERATION    :   6         |
                  |                                       |
                  |         PERFORMANCE     :   6         |
                  |                                       |
                  |         ENERGY          :   7         |
                  |                                       |
                  |         HULL            :   8         |
                  |                                       |
                  |         SHIELD          :   6         |
                  |_______________________________________|




                   _______________________________________               
                  |                                       |
                  |                CLAYMORE               |
                  |_______________________________________|          
                  |                                       |
                  |         MAXIMUM SPEED   :   4         |       
                  |                                       |
                  |         ACCELERATION    :   5         |
                  |                                       |
                  |         PERFORMANCE     :   4         |
                  |                                       |
                  |         ENERGY          :   4.5       |
                  |                                       |
                  |         HULL            :   11        |
                  |                                       |
                  |         SHIELD          :   5         |
                  |_______________________________________|




                   _______________________________________               
                  |                                       |
                  |                 CUTLASS               |
                  |_______________________________________|          
                  |                                       |
                  |         MAXIMUM SPEED   :   5         |       
                  |                                       |
                  |         ACCELERATION    :   5         |
                  |                                       |
                  |         PERFORMANCE     :   5         |
                  |                                       |
                  |         ENERGY          :   5.5       |
                  |                                       |
                  |         HULL            :   5         |
                  |                                       |
                  |         SHIELD          :   5         |
                  |_______________________________________|




                   _______________________________________               
                  |                                       |
                  |                  MACE                 |
                  |_______________________________________|          
                  |                                       |
                  |         MAXIMUM SPEED   :   7         |       
                  |                                       |
                  |         ACCELERATION    :   7         |
                  |                                       |
                  |         PERFORMANCE     :   6.5       |
                  |                                       |
                  |         ENERGY          :   5         |
                  |                                       |
                  |         HULL            :   6         |
                  |                                       |
                  |         SHIELD          :   6         |
                  |_______________________________________|




                   _______________________________________               
                  |                                       |
                  |               WARHAMMER               |
                  |_______________________________________|          
                  |                                       |
                  |         MAXIMUM SPEED   :   5         |       
                  |                                       |
                  |         ACCELERATION    :   5         |
                  |                                       |
                  |         PERFORMANCE     :   5.5       |
                  |                                       |
                  |         ENERGY          :   6         |
                  |                                       |
                  |         HULL            :   10        |
                  |                                       |
                  |         SHIELD          :   5         |
                  |_______________________________________|



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                                 WALKTHROUGH
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  |      BORA MISSIONS     |
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  MISSION 1: Go forward until you are in the Independence section. Some ships
             will come out and you need to protect these. When the Integrity
             shows up, continue fending off the enemy vessels but as soon as
             your shield is low, get out of here. Don't shoot at the turrets
             on the big vessel. If you do so, they will aim at you and you
             are no match for them. When you're done, go back to Alpha and
             re-enter it. Once you've done this, you're officially a member
             of Bora and you'll be rewarded with the CUTLASS.

 
  MISSION 2: First, equip yourself with fairly strong weapons such as lasers 
             and rockets. You will be attacked by mines. Use your rockets to
             destroy these. Once they're all destroyed, hang on to get some
             info from McLean. Return to the base afterwards.

 
  MISSION 3: Go to the industrial sector until you see a small cinematic. You
             must then find a mine and destroy it. If you manage to destroy 
             it, all the others will stop shooting at you. Now, go to the 
             base for an item and go past Alpha until you see the Tycho Brahe.
             Go to it and watch the door being repaired before returning to
             Alpha.


  MISSION 4: Go through the door. Fly as close as you can to the station and
             locate the powerplant. Destroy it. Once it's destroyed, you'll
             be attacked. Then, go to the Alpha door and jump in when the
             Artemis shows up. Be quick or you will be killed. Return to the
             base afterwards.

   
  MISSION 5: Go the the industrial sector to station Drake and you'll get the
             pack. Go to Wrecktown and you'll be attacked. Deal with those 
             first (you may get a bonus from one of them). Once the battle is
             over, use Wrecktown to return to the base. You'll change sector
             as from here.

  
  MISSION 6: Go towards Onrald's Barony. When you're approached by bandits,
             go through the door (the one which is not guarded!. You'll see
             another 2 bandits, destroy them. You'll again see a whole bunch
             of ships which you need to destroy. After the battle, take the
             Laser Core and go back through the door. There are 2 more bandits
             in here. Destroy them before returning to the base.


  MISSION 7: Go towards Venture and destroy the powerplants there. When you
             spot the Laser Core (the Valiant will release it), take it.
             Then, return to the base.

  
  MISSION 8: Go to the station after Point. When you pass through Skav, you'll
             see a vehicle under attack. Help it by destroying the bandits for
             a bonus.


  MISSION 9: Return to Bora to accept this mission. Go past the 2 first zones
             until you reach Portcullis. Go to the door. You should see the 
             Orpheus along with an escort. Take out the escort first. Be 
             careful not to go near the Orpheus because of the turrets. Once
             you've eliminated the escort, go into the Orpheus until you reach
             the engine. Ther is a computer inside which you msut destroy. 
             Return to the base afterwards.

  
 MISSION 10: Go into the first and second sector to verify the buoys. Once
             you've done this, return to your original location and stay 
             there. After some time, you'll be attacked by 6 vessels. 
             Destroy these and you'll complete the mission. It is a quite
             tough battle but you should make it through, just keep an eye
             on your shield.


 MISSION 11: Go on until you see some asteroids. You'll also see Orion with 
             an escort. Destroy only the escort but be careful of the 
             destroyers, they will kill you in an instant. Once the escort
             is destroyed, attack the 2 main ships. You must be very quick
             though because they will try to go away. Once they're gone
             (either way), return to the base.


 MISSION 12: Go through the first area and you'll be attacked by Demons. Don't
             try to fight them, just accelerate and get out of here as soon
             as you can. Once you've gotten ou of the region, you'll see they
             are still behind you. You can now destroy them. You will be 
             attacked by a couple more Demons, so take care of these too. Now,
             locate the white laser and take it. Go through the door into the
             next region and go on until you can return to the base. Don't try
             to fight here, you will most certainly lose.


 MISSION 13: Note that you need the EMP in this mission. You won't be able to
             complete it if you don't have it. When you see the ship, use it
             to take care of its escort, don't destroy them!! You will now
             be chased by 2 ships, destroy them. Now, go to the main ship
             and remain on it for your new destination. Get away from it when
             it enters in hyper-space and give it to Malkar so that you can
             return to the base for your money.


 MISSION 14: You must take Nolt Lieber in this mission. Go on and destroy the 
             ships you'll see eventually. Here, Nolt will talk to the people
             and convince them to join forces with you. Once he's talked to 
             them, the mission is over.
             (If you don't take Nolt with you, you will have to fight a huge
             number of enemies and this is very tough. You will also recieve
             much money, so it isn't worth it!)


 MISSION 15: Go through the first sectors and examine the buoys. Keep going
             forward until you are in Mercy. Here, you'll be attacked by 
             a bunch of chasers. Just destroy them and go back to Freedom
             to complete this mission. It's that simple!


 MISSION 16: You have to buy a radiation screen before. When you begin, go 
             forward until you meet the professor. Go onto his path to take
             the scanner and go towards Dusk. There will be violet arrows to
             guide you here, just follow thel. You'll eventually see 3 sites.
             Go onto each one for a scanner and return to the base.


 MISSION 17: Go on to Champion and destroy the Galspan ships there. You'll 
             again be attacked, just keep on killing the units as they come.
             Return to the base when it's over.


 MISSION 18: Take the EW with you (essential for this mission). When you see
             the drones, fly between them towards the door. Take the item on
             the way. Go through the door when it opens ane return to the 
             base.


 MISSION 19: Go towards Ripping and you'll be attacked there. Destroy all of
             them and you'll meet Susan Bradley. When she shows up, stay close
             to the ship and continue shooting at the enemies to complete the 
             mission.


 MISSION 20: The final mission. Protect the Delivrance here. Don't worry, the
             other Bora ships will help you. When you can attack the Hephaetus,
             do so. Keep attacking it until it loses its shield. Once you've
             achieved this, keep shooting at it while avoiding the turret's
             attacks. You'll eventually defeat it and complete the mission.



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  |    GALSPAN MISSIONS    |
  |________________________|


  MISSION 1: Go to the Independence zone until you see 3 ships. Destroy them.
             Another ship will then appear and you'll need to destroy that one
             too. When it's over, return to the base.


  MISSION 2: Destroy the Cutlass, there is a couple of them. Then go towards
             Farsight. When you see Burrow, shoot at it quickly and fly near 
             it for the scanner. Next, destroy the plant until Valor Wing
             shows up. You now need to fight Valor Wing (be careful of your 
             shiled). Go back to the base when it's over.


  MISSION 3: Go towards Neureus. You'll be attacked there. Destroy the
             Battleaxes as quickly as possible. And return to the base. You
             don't need to fight the Cutlass except for the money.


  MISSION 4: Make sure you have EMP missiles and lasers first. Go to where
             you'll see the drones but don't shoot at them yet! Instead, go
             near Lakita and use your EMP on her. When you've done this, you
             can now destroy all the drones and return to the base.


  MISSION 5: Go to Malkar's Barony. You'll see a vessel here. You can chase it
             and attack it if you want but it's not necessary. Return to the
             base once you've done.


  MISSION 6: There's a neat trick to complete this mission quickly. Just remain
             near the Cephius all the time as it destroys your enemies' shields
             and makes things more easier for you. In the first sector, shoot
             at those which come towards you. You don't have to bother about 
             the others, they'll destroy each other. Be quick in destroying
             the Warhammers if you don't wanna die. The mission is complete
             once the Cephius has taken all the Ripstars. You can now return 
             to the base.


  MISSION 7: Wait for the orders to go in the zone with the satellites. Destroy
             these and go forward where there'll be a bunch of Warhammers.
             Fight them and the mission's over.


  MISSION 8: When you reach Aquila, destroy the escort and go onto it. You'll
             then recieve orders to desactivate Demeter. From here, go to the
             next zone and attack the powerplant. You'll now need to stop
             Demeter who's trying to get away. You don't need to catch it
             but I think you get more money if you do so. Return to the base
             for your money in either case.



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                               HINTS AND TIPS
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  Below are certain tips which should help you throughout the game:

  - Try to master all the weapons, Each one is useful in its own way and you'll
    need all of them throughout the missions.

  - In the missions where neutral vessels become your enemies afterwards, you
    can do the following to avoid fighting them. Just put mines on them while
    they are still neutral. This way, you just have to trigger the mines when
    they start attacking you.

  - The fights in the Arena enable you to earn a lot of money. Don't forget
    about these if you want better weapons and ships.

  - Don't waste your ammunition. Certain ships can be easily destroyed using
    your lasers, use those instead.

  - The destroyers are very strong. Avoid them at all costs and don't ever
    think of fighting against them, you don't stand a chance.

  - Try and take part in the special battles, you'll earn a lot of money which
    will enable you to acquire more weapons and vessels.

  - When fighting against a large group of enemies and your shield turns low,
    try to hide or run away until it charges up again. Engaging such a battle
    with little or no shield is pointless!


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                                ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

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  Special thanks go to:
 
  - NovaLogic
      for creating this great game.

  - GAMEFAQS   
      for posting this guide. 

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                                     THE END

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                              Copyright 2001, Orochi K. All rights reserved.

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