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Star Trek: Generations

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Title Screen

Star Trek: Generations

Developer: MicroProse
Publisher: MicroProse
Platform: Windows
Released internationally: May 21, 1997


AnimationsIcon.png This game has unused animations.
DevTextIcon.png This game has hidden development-related text.
GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
ModelsIcon.png This game has unused models.
SoundIcon.png This game has unused sounds.
TextIcon.png This game has unused text.
BonusIcon.png This game has hidden bonus content.


Hmmm...
To do:
Make a pre-release page with the screenshots from an archive of MicroProse's website. They feature things that don't appear in the final game.
This cactus is UNDER CONSTRUCTION
This article is a work in progress.
...Well, all the articles here are, in a way. But this one moreso, and the article may contain incomplete information and editor's notes.

A movie adaptation that came out three years late.

Unused Object Images

On away missions, objects of interest appear at the bottom of the screen for interaction. Some objects had graphics made for that purpose, but went unused.

Combadges

Combadges cannot be dropped, but they nevertheless have a graphic for them.

Early Phaser

An early version of the phaser as seen from the player's perspective.

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Unused Borders

Apparently, the small window borders were to be unique to each away mission, but that was scrapped and supplanted by a single LCARS border. Not all the levels had a border made for them.

Amargosa Antilios Arvada Enterprise Epsion Halee Veridian
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Developer Photos

Hidden in COMBAT.DAT are photographs of the developers and, presumably, their families.

There's also a bunch of unused ship textures, probably leftovers from Star Trek TNG: A Final Unity. Will get to those later.

Sisko, Is That You?

Apparently, there was supposed to be a male Admiral in the game who looks kind of like Ben Sisko from Deep Space Nine.

Q, Is That You?

Opening up 015.gs2 inside verid1.dat reveals an unused sprite who looks vaguely like Q, but with a different colour scheme and a beard.

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Unused Voice Lines

The space combat segment has several lines which go disused.

File Dialogue
ENTERPRISE COMPUTER: "TARGET SELECTED."
ENTERPRISE COMPUTER: "WEAPONS LOCKED."
ENTERPRISE COMPUTER: "TARGET DESTROYED."
ENTERPRISE COMPUTER: "FORWARD SHIELD HAS FAILED."
ENTERPRISE COMPUTER: "VENTRAL SHIELD HAS FAILED."
ENTERPRISE COMPUTER: "AFT SHIELD HAS FAILED."
ENTERPRISE COMPUTER: "DORSAL SHIELD HAS FAILED."
ENTERPRISE COMPUTER: "WEAPON INOPERATIVE."
ENTERPRISE COMPUTER: "LIFE SUPPORT COMPROMISED."
ENTERPRISE COMPUTER: "TARGET DESTROYED."
ENTERPRISE COMPUTER: "WARP ENGINES OFF-LINE."
ENTERPRISE COMPUTER: "IMPULSE ENGINES OFF-LINE."
ENTERPRISE COMPUTER: "SYSTEM DAMAGED."
DATA: "CAPTAIN'S LOG, SUPPLEMENTAL. LIEUTENANT COMMANDER DATA, ACTING CAPTAIN. LIFE SUPPORT HAS FAILED. THE CREW IS DISABLED. I AM ATTEMPTING TO CONTACT STARFLEET FOR ASSISTANCE."
DATA: "YES!"
DATA: "MESSAGE BUOYS AND LOGS JETTISONED. ATTEMPTING TO CONTACT STARFLEET..."
GEORDI: "POWER GENERATION SYSTEMS ARE DESTROYED. I'VE STABILIZED THE WARP CORE, BUT IT'S BEYOND REPAIR."
PICARD: "FIRE PHASERS."
PICARD: "FIRE PHOTON TORPEDOES."
PICARD: "STAND DOWN RED ALERT. HAIL THE Q'URASH."
PICARD: "CANCEL RED ALERT."
PICARD: "EVACUATE THE SHIP! ALL HANDS TO ESCAPE PODS!"
RIKER: "GOT 'EM."
RIKER: "WITHOUT NORMAL LIFE SUPPORT, WE'LL HAVE TROUBLE WITH THE TORPEDOES AND THE DAMAGE CONTROL SYSTEMS."
TROI: "I'M SENSING GREAT ANXIETY ON THE OTHER SHIP, CAPTAIN. THEY MAY BE GIVING UP."
TROI: "I'M SENSING TRIUMPHANT FEELINGS ABOARD THE OTHER SHIP, CAPTAIN. I BELIEVE THEY'RE MOVING IN FOR THE KILL."
WORF: "THE ENEMY IS CLOAKING. COURSE PROJECTION INDICATES THEY ARE LEAVING THE SYSTEM. WE HAVE WON."

Alternate Alternate Ending

If, in the final mission aboard the Enterprise, you manage to kill Soran, but die before you get to the escape pod, you would get a message like this:

For whatever reason, this was replaced with a standard text crawl and a different version of the Game Over music.