If you are experiencing any type of crash or freeze in the game, try rebooting your device. This will solve most problems as they are caused by memory conflicts with other apps.
Q: I can't get the game to install
A: Make sure your ipad has at least iOS 5.1 installed, you can check your device's iOS version by going to the "Settings" app, then select "General" and "About".
Q: I can't select any options from the in-game options menu
A: This is a known bug, just press the options (gear) button in the top right of the screen to close the options menu and then press it again to re-open it. That should unfreeze those buttons.
Q: The game quits or crashes
A: Try rebooting your device, if that doesn't work there may be another app installed that is eating up memory in the background. We have noticed that "Skype" does this on for some reason, even if you never run it but just have it installed. If your device is jailbroken (hacked) it is possible that a jailbroken app is causing the conflict and using up precious memory. If all else fails, delete Starbase Gunship and reinstall in from the app store (you won't have to pay again), then reboot your device before running it for the first time.
Q: The game freezes on the loading message before I start a mission
A: Rebooting the device will typically help or you can fully quit the game by pressing the home button once to return to the home screen and then quitting the app through the multitasking tray as per this video.
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How to play
You are the weapons officer onboard the TAF Warsaw, a state of the art gunship orbiting a remote Human starbase. You cannot control the gunship itself, only aim it's weapon systems.
The laser cannon rapid fires a simple energy beam directly at your target. It is very easy to aim but does the least damage. Upgrade this weapon quickly to increase its effectiveness.
* Higher laser upgrades use more energy so you may need to upgrade your generator as well to keep up with the energy demand.
The vulcan is a hi-speed minigun that fires small projectiles at approximately 1000 rounds per minute. The weapon has the shortest range, but does heavy damage. It is also difficult to aim as you need to "lead" your target to allow the projectiles enough time to cover the distance.
The Mass Driver is a powerful long range artillery shell that causes heavy damage. It is a slow moving projectile so you will need to "lead" your target to aim effectively. This weapon is best used against capital ships, but expert gunners will find it effective against smaller targets as well.
Missiles destroy most small ships with one hit and are great at tracking targets at long distance. Tracking will not work reliably at shorter distances.
Before a missile can track it needs to lock-on to a target. Wait for the blue "LOCKED" text to appear before firing. After a shot the missile launcher needs to reload before you can fire again. You have unlimited missiles.
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