Quick Start Guide: Once you have a client installed:
- fire it up, choose a server, log in as guest, choose a team.
- 0 thru 9 sets your speed,
- left mouse button is torpedos, middle mouse button (scroll wheel) is phasers, right mouse button sets course.
- "s" to raise or drop your shields.
- "mt" to send a message to your teammates, "mA" to send a message to everyone.
- Read messages. This is very important.
- watch your fuel level, and destroy the other team's ships. Don't worry about getting killed; just grab a new ship and jump back in.
Netrek is a pretty complicated game, so you might want to read the newbieguide for a step-by-step intro.