The Starfleet Project
The Starfleet Project has been created to support the Windows version of Begin, A Tactical Starship Simulation. This project is the direct result of Ben Hallert, a long time Begin fan, starting the BeginStarshipCombat Yahoo group which I happen to stumble upon in February 2005. The group showed me there was still interest in Begin and so I decided to create a Windows version of the program.  - Tom Nelson, March 2009

There was a problem with Begin 3.0.0 build 143. It still had a Beta time check enabled which stopped it from running after 2009.
This check has been removed so it won't happen again.

Now available for downloading... Begin 3.0.1, A Tactical Starship Simulation, for Windows!

This is a quick and very rough port to Windows of Begin 2.0, for MS-DOS. The final source for 2.0 was lost so this version is missing a few of the commands that were available in 2.0, but it is mostly all there. A few new features have been added too. Sample screen shot

The documentation is now available online at
Unfortunately the wiki database has been damaged and not usable at this time. Hopefully Ben Hallert, the person that set it, up will have time to try to repair it in the near future otherwise I will have to come up with all the content again.

If you have questions or wish to report a bug, please join the BeginStarshipCombat Yahoo Group and post your comments there. This will most likely get you a faster response and it allows other players to participate.

There is also a Begin: a tactical starship simulation Facebook page.

Note: I request that you do not post Begin or the manual on other web sites. Instead, just post a link back to this web site. This helps me keep track of how much interest there is in the game. Thanks!

Update: I just discovered the email address was not working. I have no idea how long this was the case but it has been fixed. (10 May 14)

Page updated 22 Feb 2009