ComSim Central

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ComSim Central
Race: (Alliance of Free Stars)
Type: combat simulator
Status: unknown

During the Ur-Quan Slave War, ComSim Central (combat simulator central) allowed newly commissioned Alliance officers to practice their space combat skills in a "full-sensory simulation," and contained a databank on all Alliance and Hierarchy ships. The simulation also allowed Alliance brass to evaluate the competency of new pilots in a non-lethal situation. Additionally, the databank contained images of all ships, identifing their weapons and systems, as well as the ships' relevant characteristics, such as crew, fuel, thrust, etc.

In Star Control I, ComSim Central is essentially Practice mode. Selecting a ship in Practice mode for combat is done with the Fire key, while the databank images are accessed by selecting a ship with the Special key. The diagrams themselves were loaded in steps - first the ship's drawing, then, one by one, the names of the systems. At the end, a box appeared giving ratings for the ship's crew, fuel, fuel regeneration ("refuel"), thrust, turn, speed, range and damage. Many of the canon names of the ships' weapons and systems are found here.

Gallery of databank images[edit]


Star control i chenjesu broodhome databank.png Star control i yehat terminator databank.png Star control i x-form databank.png
Star control i arilou skiff databank.png Star control i syreen penetrator databank.png Star control i earthling cruiser databank.png
Star control i shofixti scout databank.png


Star control i ur-quan dreadnought databank.png Star control i mycon podship databank.png Star control i spathi discriminator databank.png
Star control i androsynth guardian databank.png Star control i VUX intruder databank.png Star control i ilwrath avenger databank.png
Star control I umgah databank.png

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