Welcome to Hyperion! The purpose of this tutorial is to walk you through the aspects of Hyperion and help you make sense of all the new units and features in Hyperion. This tutorial is designed around playing the galaxy HORIGINAL.GAL, which is a Hyperionized version of the original EFS Galaxy. HORIGINAL.GAL is available here. Make sure that you have renamed the original GALAXY.GAL to a different name and renamed HORIGINAL.GAL to GALAXY.GAL and have installed the Hyperion Patch before starting a new game. This tutorial also assumes that you have gone through the original EFS tutorial included with the manual, have read the entire EFS manual, and are familiar with the game. If you have not gone through the tutorial in the EFS manual, it is highly recommended that you do so before beginning this tutorial.
As you play the tutorial, invariably things are going to happen slightly differently. I've attempted to capture a lot of these differences by play testing the tutorial several different times, but in the end the game is highly randomized and the tutorial will not account for all variances. If you happen to have things go seriously different you can still use this tutorial as a guide for progressing through the game.
Start a New Game
Start EFS and then select “Start New” -> “Historical”. Select House Li Halan as Human and make sure all the other players are controlled by the computer then click “Next”. Select Ridiculous for all the other Houses except yours (make sure Li Halan’s is set for “Beginner”). Also disable the “Show Tutorials” option then click “Play”.
Player Turn Announcement
The first screen that appears is the “Player Turn Announcement” screen. Click “OK”. Choose your Portrait, edit your name and click “OK” to continue.
Choose Your House Traits
Select the following Negative House Traits:
Select the following House Positive Traits:
Click “OK” to continue.