The top menu in Lost Admiral Returns lets you access all other parts of
the game, including special options
such as browsing this manual, going online to update the game, or
participate in the LAR discussion forums.
When you first start playing LAR, a quick
start button for the tutorials will be shown at the top of this
menu. Use this button to quickly play the four tutorials. Play
these tutorials first to quickly boost your
officer rank while learning how to play the game, and improve
your future rewards as a result.
The major options for this menu
- Start a battle with the Battles menu.
- View your Officer's rank and history via the
- Play the extended "Save the Admiral" Campaign via
the STA menu.
- Resume previously saved battles via a "quick
restore" button, when available.
- And a quick start button for any tutorials you
have not yet played.
When LAR detects that an update to the game is available, an
"Update LAR now" button will appear on
this menu. LAR will usually detect new versions after you post or
view high scores online. You can also check for updates at any time
using the "Update LAR over the Internet" option described next under the
Another whole set of special options are
available using the "Info" button:
- Change the game's sound, graphics, or interface
- View this manual in your browser.
- Go online to visit the LAR discussion forums.
- Check for Updates for LAR over the Internet.
- Reset the game tips for use with new players.
- Email Fogstone Games with questions
- Go online and purchase LAR, if you have not
- Other special options will be added to this button
from time to time.
If you have recently purchased the BASIC version of LAR, you will also
have the option of going online and upgrading to the DELUXE version, and
to apply any upgrades you purchase for
LAR via a button on this first menu.
Learn more about LAR and how to
get started in the game via the welcome chapter.
first time you run LAR, you will be prompted to create an officer. Enter a
name that you prefer to be known by when playing the game.
Also, the first time you run LAR, there will be several graphics files
automatically generated by the game. This will only happen the first time
you run the program.
Your first step should be to play the tutorials!
Each tutorial gives you an excellent overview of not just how to play LAR,
but every aspect of the customizable interface for each part of the game.
Your officer rank will greatly benefit from doing these quick, useful
After finishing the tutorials, you should tackle
smaller battles such as on Map #1 or Map #9, perhaps "auto-buying" units
during the start of battles until you are more familiar with the way ships
move and fight in LAR.
For other parts of the manual, use the menu bar on the left:
The manual has various chapters dedicated to all parts
of the game, and new sections will be added periodically as new material
and updates are made to Lost Admiral Returns.
Please use the menu bar on the left to navigate the
If you have questions, please
visit our forum
and look for help there.
If you find an error or omission in this manual, please
email us at
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