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Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Transinium Challenge (Mac OS Classic)

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Title Screen

Star Trek: The Next Generation:
The Transinium Challenge

Developer: Trans Fiction Systems Inc.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Platform: Mac OS Classic
Released in US: 1989

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Terrorist crisis, on Staaaar Trek! Thenextgeneration.

Data: The miners are extremely vulnerable to attack.

Riker's in command of the mission!

Picard: Your move, Number One.

Will he unravel a deadly mystery?

Riker: I'm the only one who can do something about this.

Or bring doom to the Federation!

Velura: All good things, they say, must come to an end.

It's up to you! On an all-new STAAAAR Trek! Thenextgeneration.


The "short version string" in each file's vers resource is "GLG", the signature of programmer Gregory L. Guerin.


The substitute for missing text has been trimmed since its appearance in Hidden Agenda...

•• Missing ••

...but the one for missing graphics remains identical:


As before, the devil shows his face anywhere a still image is missing. This is what the game becomes after deleting every Stil resource:

“What the devil...?!” “Correction, sir: what the devils.”


Velura's assistant Smith wants to leave his job at the mining outpost behind, but there's no way to grant him passage on the Enterprise. Data states that taking him "would be against Starfleet regulations", Worf rues that "there is nothing we can do to assist him", and Riker reflects that "he certainly can't come with us". In fact, this encounter has no branching choices at all: you can only click Acknowledge in response to Smith's complaints.

However, at one point, players were clearly meant to have the option of beaming him up. An unexplained but very common glitch turns the "Mr. Smith" topic in the observation lounge into an airing of grievances about his presence aboard ship:

Picard You must get rid of that man Number One- take him back to Velura.
Worf That man is a nuisance.
Troi I think we all would be better off, if we got rid of Mr Smith.
Crusher Now that you have removed that man from his planet, he is your responsibility.
Geordi You must do something about that man Sir. He is constantly getting in the way.
Data I see nothing wrong in Mr Smith's actions. Is not everyone entitled to their opinion?

Despite the above, Smith is still back at the D-39 base, and can be killed if it suffers a terrorist attack. Even then, the erroneous lines remain accessible in the lounge.