Introduction & Other Resources
The Phantom Menace is a wonderful action/adventure game (heavy on the action). It does take a bit getting used to the odd, overhead view (but that can be changed with a cheat). The beginning levels are fairly easy, and allow you to get used to moving your character around. This walkthrough is for the PC version of the game. As of this writing the PSX version has not been released, and it is unknown if it will vary from the PC version. However, since the official strategy guide says it covers both the PC and PSX versions, I don't think they will differ.
Everything necessary to complete the game is included here. The strategies one can use to fight boss monsters, kill battle droids, and complete other actions are endless. The method in which you fight your battles will vary slightly because of who you've talked to, what you talked about, how you've moved into enemy territory, what weapons you have left, or any number of variables. Everyone will have to complete certain common actions to get through a level. But the AI of enemies means that the battleground may be slightly different. Please remember that the strategies given in this walkthrough are rough guides to what you can do. From there, you can develop your own strategy.
I have tried to be as accurate as possilbe in writing this walkthrough. However, if I have inadvertantly made an error, please let me know.
Please keep in mind that I only wrote a walkthrough, and I'm just one person trying to help others get a little more enjoyment out of the game. I can only answer your questions about the walkthrough or strategies for the game. As much as I would like to help, I am not an information kiosk. I can't or don't have answers to specific questions about tech support issues or other programs related to the game. Please defer your questions to the appropriate person. The following is a list of other resources available to help you with other questions you may have about the game. I hope you find it useful.
I can't help you with technical support issues, as I am not qualified to do so. The obvious solution if you are having problems with bugs, crashes, video, or sound problems is to contact tech support via phone. You can also try the support section of the Lucasarts home page.
Another excellent source is the Phantom Menace Forums at http://www.jediknight.net. You can read the forums to see if anyone else has the problem you're having, and if there are possible solutions. People often leave messages helping each other out with technical problems they are having. Sometimes a developer or designer of the game may even pop in. You can also chat about different battle strategies if you could not get through a particular area of the game.
One common video problem is not being able to see through the bubbles (they should be transparent) on the Otoh Gunga level. You need to fool around with the additive blending in the hardware configuration option (on the game's launcher screen). Please see the jediknight.net Phantom Menace Forums for a possible solution.
If you would like to view the cutscenes (the movie sequences) for the game, go to http://www.smacker.com and download the Bink video tools. It allows you to view the movies from the game that are in the /gamedata/movie directory of your cdrom. It's interesting to view them separate from the game. I had my performance options set to low, which meant that the resolution for the video wasn't as good as it could be. I didn't know just how good the videos actually look. Kudos to the graphic artists!
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